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Jordan Han's GMTK 2019 Interesting Picks

a collection by Jordan Han · last updated 2019-08-11 11:55:20

Listen. The majority of games in this are from games I did bad fan art for, yes, but I did also play them.

You may think that there are some other amazing games that should be on here. But these ones are here because they struck a specific chord with me, and are ones I remember most after playing 200+ games from this jam.

An exploration game set in a mysterious arcade. Can you defeat the Arcade Kings at their own game?
Adventure
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Why: I spent so long playing this game to its end that I feared I wasn't going to get the rest of the bad fan arts done in time. 11/10 would forget to do my self-given job again.

Fast Turtle Games GMTK Jam 2019 entry.
Puzzle
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Why: A Morse code game I played at the beginning of the jam, before I opened the bad fan art topic. I loved it, but was too terrible at it to beat it. I love Morse code, and I love this game.

Puzzle Platformer where you can only occupy a space once
Puzzle
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Why: It's a good game with a nice colour palette and good mood to it. Plus, I got to put "H-HEWWO?" in a bad fan art of it, and that was hilarious to me.

Action

Why: I damn near cried of laughter at those sound effects, even though I didn't manage to reach a number in double digits.

It's like John Wick but you're a pug
Action
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Why: Loved this game's aesthetic and the music fit the mood perfectly. I stunk at it, but I loved it and was laughing as it went.

A rhythm boss fight in which you only use 1 button.
Rhythm

Why: Holy shit, I loved this one. Damn near everything about it, I just loved. If you're unlike me and actually have a sense of rhythm, you'll probably love this.

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Platformer with 4 levels at once in only one screen. Let the cupcake feast begin.
Puzzle
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Why: Cool game concept with a great and simple aesthetic... that I couldn't beat the last level of. Also that music was doing SOMETHING to my brain cells.

it's time to leave your mark.. but you can leave only one...
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Why: I keep getting emotional over squares, it seems.

Navigate the darkness of space with this fast paced memorization game. Available for Windows and Mac.
Puzzle

Why: I have an absolutely TERRIBLE memory, and this game kicked my ass for it. If you can pass about fifteen levels, you passed more than me.

You have only one tone.
Platformer

Why: I honestly keep getting tempted to replay this game to see if it's possible to make impractically long codes for the words. Also I relate hardcore to one protagonist having one issue, the other having a different one, and still finding ways to make it work.

A relaxing puzzle with One Tile Only!
Puzzle
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Why: I fucking suck at this game, but I loved it anyways. This reminds me of games I used to play on my phone to kill time during my College lunch hour.

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Beat 1 level in 30 seconds 30 times to save Billy Bob!
Platformer

Why: I found this game satisfying as all hell, and it kicked a specific spontaneous planning part of my brain into gear, and I liked that, 'cause I can't do that.

Help Blob Ross teach his friends to paint!
Action
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Why: Satisfying controls, I had no idea what I was doing to begin with but I enjoyed it as it went on. Also, I ascribe an innocently murderous personality to Blob Ross.

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Set up a chain reaction with that ONLY ONE Arrow
Action
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Why: I stink at archery, but this game was a satisfying one to me. Plus, the player character just felt like they had an air of confidence about them.

Many stories may be told but only one is yours.
Interactive Fiction

Why: The vibe of this game is just something I love greatly. Also, I died real quick, and I like it when games kick me to the curb because I did an obviously bad choice.

Pick a nice bouquet in the kings garden with your one and only! Made by only one person.
Action
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Why: This game has such a weird feel to it that I think if I were to try and word it, I'd discover a new human emotion. That, for the record, is a good thing. Also, I can't get that music out of my head for some reason.

Boxes can move in only one direction each.
Puzzle

Why: I absolutely love the look of this game, and also I relate to the titular boxes. I am real stubborn.

Lethal Power Outage
Action

Why: The title didn't lie, it induced panic. But it was also one of those games JUST hard enough that I struggled, but just easy enough that I beat it first try. I liked that balance.

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To bread, or not to bread... that is ONLY ONE question! :P
Action

Why: This game is the ideal aesthetic I'd go for if I ever tried to make a comedy/funny game.

Only a little fish can save the universe.
Puzzle
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Why: Fish do a floppy. It make my brain a hoppy. Uh, happy.

Don't waste your jumps... Cause you only got one!
Platformer
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Why: I got overly emotionally attached to the animation transition between having a jump and not.

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A cursed puzzle game with a dice
Puzzle

Why: Love the cursed aesthetic, and was one of the few games I actually stuck out and beat.

Bullet hell, one item at a time
Action

Why: This game contains many sick guitar sounds, and I love it.

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You're special. One of a kind.
Survival
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Why: I cried over squares.

Only one sprite was used to make this tough and tricky Splatformer. Can you get to the end of the level?
Platformer

Why: I think it's a real cool concept, despite being a game that I am terrible at and definitely couldn't beat.

Can you see in only 1 dimension?
Puzzle

Why: It reminded me of my High School Graphic Communication class. Might SOUND bad to y'all, but I loved that class.

Contain the breach by killing dangerous microorganisms! But always keep ONE specimen alive!
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Why: This game utterly kicked my ass but I wasn't mad about it because it was my fault.

Created for the GMTK Jam. Respond to alien questions with "only one" word answers!

Why: It gave me anxiety and roasted me to crispy nuggets, but in a good way.

morse code puzzler
Puzzle
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Why: I fuckin' love Morse code, Pico-8 is cool, and the gameplay is good.