This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-07-31 23:00:00 to 2017-08-16 23:00:00. View results

Who?

The LOWREZJAM was originally devised and hosted by Devi Ever. However I, Jack Oatley, noticed that it had been over a year since the last jam and I asked Devi if I could host one this year, and she approved. LOWREZJAM was my first jam on itch.io, and I met a lot of cool people and it was fun to enter. So here we are, lets keep that positivity going! Following Devi's example, I made the jam header image as an example of what another game would look like if it was 64x64!

When?

Well, we're just over a year late, so this jam will be taking place on these dates:

Jam: August 1st - August 17th

Voting: August 18th - August 24th

Where?

You're already there! The jam will be hosted here on Itch.io. Though it is highly recommended you also share on Twitter using the hashtag: #LOWREZJAM. And join in on the community chat in the jam forums here (See Community link near top of page), it is also good to keep a devlog of your game's progress here.

What?

The goal of the jam is to create a game with a resolution of 64x64 pixels. You can use whatever programming language or tools that you wish. With no other restrictions on graphics, sound, 2D or 3D, nor a theme. The world is your oyster, as long as you stay in your 64x64 cage, of course! The game can be scaled up to fit in a bigger window, but the view in game must remain 64x64! More can be found out in the FAQ below.

How?

Creating something in such a small space is certainly a challenge, but far from impossible. You only have to check out last year's 387 submissions to see so many possibilities. Here's straight up examples:

Last year's highest rated game: Umbri by Cronus

Norman's Sky by nothke

So, what do I win?

There are no prizes for this jam. Only the enjoyment of friendly competition within a great community, the experience of challenging oneself in news ways and to gain learning and inspiration! You are however welcome to make friendly wagers with your personal friends on who orders the next take out.

FAQ:

  • Is there a theme? NOPE.
  • Can I work with a team: YEP!
  • Can I submit more than one game: YEP!
  • What language or tools can I use? Absolutely anything.
  • Are there restrictions on sound or music? NOPE.
  • What existing assets can I use? While it's encouraged to create original assets for your game, you're welcome to use any assets you have the legal right to use, furthermore; it's always good to credit sources even if you don't have to!
  • Can I scale the screen/window? YES! As long as the game resolution of 64x64 is maintained.
  • Can I go lower than the 64x64 resolution? As per previous LOWREZJAMS, YES!
  • Can I go higher than the 64x64 resolution? NO. That would just defy the point of the jam.
  • My game is for mobile, can I include controls outside the 64x64 limit? YES! As long as they are just controls.
  • My game is for web, can I add border art outside the 64x64 limit? YES! As long as it's part of the page and not rendered by the game.
  • I want to use Pico-8, which has a resolution of 128x128, what do I do? There is a mode, called "mode 3" that sets your game to 64x64, I don't know much about it but this is how to set it: poke(0x5f2c,3). And here's a source reference https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=20835.
  • I want to use LIKO-12, TIC-80 or [insert other fantasy console here], but I CAN'T change the resolution to 64x64, what do I do?  In this case, YES you're allowed to clip the screen to only use 64x64 or lower, and leave the rest as empty (preferably black) space.
  • Can I have a higher window resolution if it's only to maintain a certain aspect ratio? Like above, YES, but make sure it's blank space. For example; most engines will do this anyway when going fullscreen, rather than stretch.
  • Can I use screen effects like CRT or scanlines that may exceed the actual 64x64 limit? YES! But, make sure it's optional and that the game itself is 64x64 before effects.
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25 diferent life paths, choose carefully.
Simulation
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Tiny Zelda-like with a resolution of just 64x64 pixels.
Adventure
GIF
A tiny pixel based fantasy console!
Magical Girls meets Cosmic Horror
Role Playing
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GIF
Deep in the church basement, demons lurk... Can you exterminate them all?
Platformer
URDL - #LOWREZJAM 2017 Entry
Action
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GIF
Tetris Attack classic arcade game demake in low resolution
Puzzle
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GIF
Collect treasure! Fight pirates! Get rich!! (and try not to die)
Adventure
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GIF
Hunt them down, keep them out!
Action
TINY GTA CLONE
Action
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Dungeon game inspired by Pixel dungeon for LOWREZJAM
Role Playing
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GIF
A tiny beat 'em up game
Action
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Multiplayer Ping Pong with a Bomb
Sports
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GIF
It was alive once.
Interactive Fiction
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GIF
A one level FPS for LowRezJam2017
Shooter
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A paranormal themed retro platformer set in a dead mall! For 2017 LOWREZJAM
Platformer
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GIF
An Ancient Mystery of Light and Darkness.
Puzzle
Harness the power of dragons to care for a little farm.
Puzzle
Simulation
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GIF
64x64 px turn based tactical puzzle game
Puzzle
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GIF
Reflectthe rhythmic pulse waves of the enemy armada! Defeat them in epic space combat!
Shooter
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Dodge-shoot yourself to death!
Shooter
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B u r n t - Grab the falling toasts, but avoid the burnt ones.
Action
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You are controlling a plane and you can DASH!
Shooter
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GIF
#LowRezJam 2017 entry inspired by Nethack
Role Playing
Low rez, local multiplayer mecha action
Action
GIF
journey into pixelated world.
Action
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Find your own balance.
Shooter
Role Playing
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GIF
Mini beat 'em up for #LOWREZJAM
Action
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GIF
A fast-paced puzzle game with a low-res sci-fi theme
Puzzle
Elastic punching boxing game.
Sports
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Resupply your buddies to keep the party going! A #LOWREZJAM 2017 entry
Adventure
GIF
A gravity-changing puzzle game
Puzzle
A tiny skiing game
Sports
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for LowRezJam 2017
Platformer
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Dodge obstacles atop your trusty Capybara. When that gets boring build your own level.
The pixel zombies have come...
Action
Move and switch between clouds to block out the sun
Puzzle
#LowRezJam 2017 - 4x-lite meets exponential clicker with a 4 minute countdown. A game made in Pico-8
Strategy
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GIF
Demo made in Godot Engine
Third person action game inspired on the Ancient Japan and its mithology .
Action
Last Lad is a fast-paced shooter low-res game
Shooter
GIF
Destroy ocean pollutants in this micro-tactics game! Made with Löve for LOW REZ JAM 2017.
Strategy
GIF
Heroic epic metroidvania in ancient greece.
Platformer
Kawaiicore puzzle game with creepy-cute witches and bubble-matching black magic!
Puzzle
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GIF
Explore a tiny village at your own pace. 64x64
Adventure
GIF
Controls: WASD, 1 to upgrade, 2, to build, 3 to attack
Action
GIF
You are trapped inside your TV! Defeat these tiny villains and antiheroes from classic movies and find your way out!
Action
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fly through the cave... in space!
Action
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Defend your hoard from an onslaught of warriors!
Action
GIF
Low Rez Cobra Triangle
Action
A Janitor Simulator made for #lowrezjam2017. Un-clog toilets for moolah!
Simulation
GIF
Bullet Hell meets a Puzzle Game.
Puzzle
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Defeat Poseidon and become a surf god
Action
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GIF
Explore an abandoned asteroid mine
Action
Mini RPG created for #LOWREZJAM2017
Role Playing
Two harcore platformers merged into one. What could go wrong!
Platformer
GIF
The Boring Old Blob
Platformer
A game made for LOWREZJAM 2017
Action
space battle chess
Strategy
Your convoy is safe, eXpatriate! Dodge the enemy until you can jump!
Shooter
#lowrezjam 2017 - You are a dwarf and you must defend your barrel of beer
Strategy
#lowrezjam2017
A mini retro-RPG made in 64x64 resolution
Role Playing
A tiny wrestling game dedicated to all those live shows!
Sports
A die and retry game
Platformer
Guinea Pig : try to escape from the cavern
Platformer
GIF
Made for LOWREZJAM2017 --- Tell the tale of how you fought that monster, and then actually fight it!
Platformer
GIF
Small prototype simulation game, inspired by Tamagotchi and the Creatures series.
Simulation
A complex puzzle game with unique mechanics!
Puzzle
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You are the Snek. Eat a lot of fruits. Don't hit the red guys.
simple push puzzle in a castle setting
Puzzle
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Extreme coop snail racing. Avoid turds to collect money. Get rich to win.
Sports
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GIF
How long can you keep heaving?
Action
fast paced puzzle game
Puzzle
GIF
Action
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Infinite runner + shooter + sci-fi
Shooter
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A wannabe Mode-7 racer made for #LOWREZJAM2017!
Racing
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GIF
A smallerized Astro for #LOWREZJAM 2017
Action
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YOU ARE THE NEXT LEVEL
Platformer
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A puzzle platform chess game made for the LowRezJam
Puzzle
Can you handle the blade!?
Action
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GIF
stuck in a runaway mine cart, all that can save you is your memory
Adventure
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Entry for the 2017 Low Rez Jam.
Action
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GIF
Live in the heartland
Simulation
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A teeny-tiny city builder (WIP)
Simulation
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Time-based puzzle platformer
Puzzle
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Platformer
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GIF
Take the Highway to the danger zone in the HELLCopter!
Action
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GIF
Terrorize the forest as a baby dragon; no camper is safe!
Action
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Survive the waves of angry knights to earn your way to victory.
Action
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Starship... phu phu
Action
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Co-op Local Multiplayer Fantasy Beat 'em up for 1-4 players
Action
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In an unstable world, do you have the will to survive?
Role Playing
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Teach some monsters a lesson for invading someone's privacy!
Action
GIF
Kill waves of werewolves with procedural pistols!
Simulation
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Strategy
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A micro turn based tactics game that's singleplayer only!
Strategy
Sail the infinite carribean, loot and plunder as a pirate, play nice with the local imperials or just hunt whales.
Role Playing
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An outside-in arena shooter in 64x64 pixels
Shooter
GIF
#LOWREZJAM2017 entry
Platformer
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A game about a worm.
Adventure
late entry.. for lowresjam 2017 - topdown shooter with pcg rooms
Shooter
Farm all the Potatoes!
Simulation
Do some shooty shooting in space
Shooter
a very small rogue-like
Action
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A frantic shoot-em-up by the relaxing ocean
Shooter
A survival horror game with all your favorite mechanics from 2012
Adventure
Made for LowRezJam and ShortNSweetJam (2017)
Action
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GIF
A short fable in the dark
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Generate map of habitable planet
GIF
Take part in the ultimate fidget spinner world championship!
Simulation
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An Aesthetic
Simulation
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A retro shoot'em up where you pilot a Star Juggler (Spacecraft)
Action
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GIF
A top-down, twin-stick shooter, remake/demake of my LD39 entry.
Action
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RogueLite on 4096 pixels
Strategy
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Imagine the game Another World, but with endless waves of enemies to fight! (#LOWREZJAM entry)
Action
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A Microscopic Brawler
Action
An infinite runner in which you play as some jerk who thinks it's funny to run around town cutting peoples' clothes off!
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A city-building game about balancing power usage made for #LOWREZJAM2017
Strategy
Western Showdown with 64x64 Resolution
Action
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GIF
A short drive that lasts forever.
Simulation
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Delve into the pulsating darkness and destroy it with your sound powers!
Platformer
LowRezJam runner where you swipe to charge momentum.
GIF
Its like basketball. Well, kinda
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GIF
Just like that one anime.
Platformer
Battle in the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors game
A singleplayer hardcore platformer. How many attempts do you need to reach the chest ?
Platformer
Dribbling game
Sports
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Traverse a world explored, with nothing to offer. look elsewhere.
Adventure
low resolution rail FPS
Shooter
Walking with purpose, in 21xx
Wreak havoc through the city as you run with scissors!!!
Platformer
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A space roll is looking for stars to get decorated and become EXTRA cute
Platformer
Ascend if you dare!
Platformer
GIF
A cellular automaton for #lowrezjam
Simulation
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GIF
Fast paced and intense mouse game. Play in Browser!
Action
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low-rez survial horror. hunt crows, don't die.
Action
Quickly made game for the low rez jam. 64x64 resolution game.
Game for #LOWREZJAM 2017
Shooter
a slidy, puzzly, game.
Puzzle
GIF
Brutal 1 Bit Autorunner
Platformer
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Try to guess what is shown in pixeleted images !
Puzzle
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A small game made for Lowrezjam2017
Shooter
You are the light soul. You must reach to the dark core and purify them to make this world bright again! #LOWREZJAM 2017
Adventure
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Procedurally generated runner for LOWREZJAM 2017
Can you help these poor men?
a motorcycle racing game with retrowave AESTHETIC
Action
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GIF
its a lot less...
Action
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Shoot. Run. Dodge. Win.
Shooter
GIF
Bunny Jumping Platformer Game! :D
Platformer
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The beginning stage for The Core, a Metroidvania game that takes place inside of a computer.
Action
GIF
#lowrezjam2017 entry
Action
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Platformer
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Lorez jam 2017
Simulation
GIF
Save the Earth!
Action
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Difficult endless battle where your stamina is your health
Action
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Help your orcs survive in the wilderness
Strategy
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LOWREZJAM 2017 - Shooting at Cars. Based on a true story.
Shooter
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GIF
When bones are threatened. Will you answer the call....
Action
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GIF
Make your fortune on the high seas
Adventure
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GIF
Frantic 1v1 browser game of jan ken pon. #lowrezjam
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Simulation
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Duck shooting game, made for #LOWREZJAM2017
Shooter
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Action
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very basic platformer for lowrez jam 2017
Platformer
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For LOWREZJAM
Action
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GIF
In the future, football is tower defense.
Strategy
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Shooter
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GIF
protect the castle from goblins with swords and sorcery
Action
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GIF
arcady action game made for ld39 and low rez jam
Action
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battle new enemies as your sword gets better
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Puzzle
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floating down a river with crazy men with spears trying to get ya
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GIF
Sports
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An attempt to use cellular automaton to create a competitive 1v1 game about casting.
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My first jam (LowRezJam 2017)
Strategy
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Always dreamt of being a jumping blob?
Action
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GIF
a "classic" sports-(mini)-game based on a modified version of the real sports laser-run
Sports
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Created for the 2017 LOWREZJAM Game Jam
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A puzzle game for #LOWREZJAM 2017
Puzzle
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A short game created for the low Rez game jam 2017
Platformer
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low rez luftrausers
Shooter
GIF
Find treasure.
Adventure
A Game that's not even a game because of a deadline
Adventure
Endless runner
A short action/platform game made for the 2017 LOWREZJAM.
Action
Endless pipe runner, one button for input
Action
A small pong like game made for the #LOWRESJAM 2017
A online multiplayer snake/tron game
Unfinished game for #lowrezjam 2017. It was supposed to be my first game. It's also my first attempt at pixel art.
Action
GIF
A legally distinct Breakout clone crossed with a Shoot-'Em-Up!
A low res prototype of a Dwarf Fortress style game.
Simulation
almost cool puzzle like game
Puzzle
Puzzle
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Shooter
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Summer time hero arcade mosquito killer
My first game. I hope you like it.
Action
Entry for the LOWREZ-Jam 2017
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Just a Virus inside a old mobile.
Shooter
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GIF
Lode Runner clone for LOWREZJAM 2017
Platformer
professor need to collect batteries to escape from the apes
Action
Platformer
Shooter
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An experimental Platformer using soft-body mechanics a sticky slime. Built for the Low Rez Jam 2017.
Platformer
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LowRes Coder basic game