EXHIBITORS

LORDS OF NEW YORK
Lords of New York is a 1920’s Poker RPG. You play Vince, a mobster and poker player who is has been ordered by “the boss” to earn a spot in, and win, the underground poker competition — Lords of New York. To accomplish this, you travel around New York City, completing quests, doing deeds both bad and good, getting yourself in and hopefully out of some sticky situations. Most of all, you play lots of poker.

Being an RPG, you complete quests, level up and gain poker talents. These talents focus around abilities such as cheating, intimidation, reading players and hand probabilities. Think Boardwalk Empires meets Rounders, set in the year 1927.

Developer: Lunchtime Studios
Game website: http://lordsofnewyork.com
 
Tumblestone
Tumblestone is the first original action-puzzle game of the past twenty years. Race your friends in multiplayer or challenge yourself in story mode. Solve progressively more difficult and creative puzzles, help a sausage make friends, and find out what happened to the Tumblecrown. Tumblestone completely reinvents the matching genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle solving experience that you won't forget.

Developer: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
Game website: http://tumblestonegame.com
 
GURGAMOTH
Gurgamoth is a flying fighting game where the level is your weapon. Each match is lightning quick and focuses on intense flying combat and getting in your opponent's head. The controls are simple, but the mechanics and interesting levels bring out the game’s depth.

Developer: Galvanic Games
Game website: http://gurgamoth.com
 
THE RABBIT AND THE OWL
The Rabbit and the Owl is a single-player puzzle-platformer which introduces an interdependent 2x2-dimensional landscape. These two characters exist in a world in which a window for one is simultaneously a barrier for the other. You must help the Rabbit and the Owl navigate through the positive and negative spaces of mind-bending puzzles to discover the secrets of the strange land that they are a part of.

Developer: Formal Sheep
Game website: http://rabbitandowl.com
 
INVERSUS
INVERSUS is a mind-bending action-strategy game for one to four friends. Player movement is constrained to opposite colors of a black and white grid. Each shot flips tile colors in an attempt to block, trap and close in on the enemy. Every round evolves into a unique battlefield.

Developer: Hypersect LLC
Game website: http://www.inversusgame.com
 
LASER LASSO BALL
Somewhere... there is the planet Nux. All sentient species are eventually drawn to Nux... to compete in the deadliest sport in the universe: LASER LASSO BALL

Developer: RagTagRadical
Game website: http://www.laserlassoball.com
 
UMBILICUS
2-4 Player, physics-driven chaotic arcade action! Stranded in a hostile environment, and bound together by an oxygen hose, Descent Team Delta must carefully coordinate their escape from this alien planet. Each player must use their special abilities wisely—as the lives of their teammates literally hang in the balance—or face a hilarious and grisly death!

Developer: Global Game Jam 2015
Game website: http://umbilicus.victorydept.com
 
SEMISPHERES
Semispheres is a single-player puzzle game where you simultaneously control two characters in connected realities. Solve puzzles by distracting, switching sides, using portals and teleporters, all while challenging your brain-hand coordination.

Developer: Vivid Helix
Game website: http://semispher.es
 
SUPER TUGBOAT
Super Tugboat is a sci-fi demolition-derby smash-em-up where a super-charged tractor beam gives you the power to grab, slam, and crush enemy ships ten times your size. Multiply the mayhem with 1–4 players in competitive and co-op game modes!

Developer: Team Tugboat
Game website: http://teamtugboat.tumblr.com
 
GOTTA GO!
Gotta Go! is a 3D isometric simulation of a universally relatable situation: Being in an unfamiliar place with an urgent need to go to the bathroom.

With pressure mounting, the clock ticking, and no clue where the bathroom is, you must make your way across the office avoiding co-workers’ inane blathering, HR’s ever-watching gaze and the bosses’ wrath to find your porcelain sanctuary.

Set in a 1990’s cubicle-farm Gotta Go! combines arcade-style gameplay with lighthearted humor to create a fun pick-up-and-play experience that will have you challenging yourself and asking for more.

Developer: Dire Nerd Studios
Game website: http://www.direnerdstudios.com/gottago
 
MODULUS: PHASE ONE
Modulus: Phase One is a top-down space RTS 4X game featuring player designed units and dynamic destruction. Conquer the galaxy utilizing your strategic, tactical and engineering prowess as you expand your tech base and evolve your fleets toward total victory! What will your fleet look like?

Developer: THE MOJO COLLECTIVE
Game website: http://www.themojocollective.com/Main/TMC%20Games%20pages/Project_Modulus.htm
 
TOWER TITANS
Tower Titans is a unique combination of Tower Defense and 3rd person that puts you right in the middle of the action. While there are 3rd person action games, tower defense games, and RTS games, usually these genres do not intersect. That’s where Tower Titans shines. By mashing up these genres, we are finding really fast pace intense gameplay where you really have to prioritize resource management, defenses, and your own health to make it out on top.

Developer: CodeTronix
Game website: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=559345649&searchtext=tower+titans
 
TRUNDL.BUDDY AND THE GHOSTLY WI-FILACTERY
TRUNDL.buddy and the Ghostly Wi-Filactery is a fast-paced tactical roadtrip game from SPITE HOUSE.

TRUNDL.corp’s newly-conscious flagship product awakens with a head full of voices and a singular impulse: DRIVE. Careen through countless (five) environments toward one of many (three) endings. Equip your freshly-minted body with armor and weapons to face hostile bots sent to flatten your chassis. Collect glimpses of an inevitable future haunted by sound and color and also ghosts. TRUNDL your .buddy hard enough and you may answer the voices’ call. But what will you say?

Grow a mind. Swerve the world. But mostly… NEVER. EVER. STOP.

Developer: Spite House
Game website: http://spite.house
 
MIMIC ARENA
Fight alongside your past selves in this techno bullet hell arena. You must master the arts of jump, shoot, and repeat if you wish to stand a chance. Jump off walls to avoid the onslaught of bullets heading your way. Shoot an assortment of weapons that blanket the battlefield in brightly colored destruction. Execute advanced flanking maneuvers with your former self to gain the upper hand.

Developer: Tiny Horse Games
Game website: http://mimic-arena.com
 
XO: THE GAME
You are the captain of the last remaining battleship in the fleet. A relentless, overwhelming enemy has emerged to abduct your people. There’s no time to colonize planets, negotiate with alien races, or build an empire. You’re outnumbered, out-gunned, and low on resources. Knowing when it’s time to fight or flee will be the key to saving the human race.

Commanding your fleet and managing resources is only part of your job. You’ll also need to lead a myriad of personalities as you amass and protect a flock of civilian ships. Your leadership will either inspire loyalty and sacrifice, or drive your people to treachery and sabotage…

Developer: Jumpdrive Studios
Game website: http://xo.jmpdrv.com
 
CRUSADERS OF THE LOST IDOLS
Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the award-winning and top-rated idle/clicker game that has been played over 14 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year. It is the only idle/clicker game to include a formation feature where players learn to master the strategy of organizing their party of characters into the most powerful, monster-destroying formation possible. The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

Developer: Codename Entertainment
Game website: http://codenameentertainment.com
 
SNAIL STORM
Snail Storm is hybrid 2D shooter mixed with combo based, trick performance gameplay. What does that even mean? Well, it's a shooter heavily influenced by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, except instead of performing tricks on a skateboard, you're blowing stuff up...and a snail...with a gun.

Developer: Garrett Brown
Game website: https://snarge.itch.io/snailstorm
 
INFINITE SCUBA
Infinite Scuba is a relaxing, beautiful video game that enables players to experience the mystery and serenity of scuba diving in real-world locations. Players do what real divers do - collect branded scuba gear, identify wildlife, find artifacts, and take photos to share with friends, while learning about dive science and the local culture, history, and environmental issues.

Developer: Cascade Game Foundry
Game website: https://www.infinitescuba.com/
 
POTIONS: A CURIOUS TALE
Potions: A Curious Tale is an adventure-crafting game where your wits and ingenuity are your greatest weapons, and combat is not always the answer. Play as Luna, a young witch who overcomes obstacles with the potions she brews. Encounter fairy tale characters and stories from around the world in new settings and situations as you guide Luna on her quest to become a potions master.

Developer: Stumbling Cat
Game website: http://www.potionsacurioustale.com
 
ABDUCTION
In Abduction, you play as a person who is unexpectedly woken in the middle of night… and suddenly realizes they are not alone. Armed with only your wits and quick reflexes, its up to you to try and survive the night.

Developer: Red Iron Labs
Game website: http://www.redironlabs.com
 
MONKEY LAND 3D: REAPER RUSH
Monkey Land 3D: Reaper Rush is a huge adventure game with monkeys and pirates! You play as Mugen the kung-fu fighting sword swinging monkey and the captain of a rag tag group of pirates on a quest for bananas and treasure. But something is wrong with the inhabitants of Volcano Island, your latest stop. So you and your friends must help the island piggy's and defeat the Reaper and his horde of zombie pirates and monsters! This game has the best soundtrack and a fun open adventure style that will have you playing for hours!

Developer: F.M.J. Games
Game website: http://monkeyland3d.com
 
SUPER SPLATACLYSM
Take control the wasteland’s most powerful and cutthroat warriors in the deadliest sport known to man. Fight your way through hordes of violent bandits, twisted mutants, and insane bosses, all while combating your fellow opponents! Collect the severed heads of your opponents by sailing sharp instruments of death through beefy wads of neck-steak. The twist? Each contestant’s implanted craniums are rigged to blow. Chuck said firework show of brain matter and dentistry at other opponents to amass the highest score!

Developer: SleepNinja
Game website: http://www.splataclysm.com
 
BRUNELLESCHI: AGE OF ARCHITECTS
Brunelleschi: Age of Architects is a web-based social strategy city builder RPG set in the mythic renaissance. Sovereigns, Ministers, Lords, and Heroes collaborate and compete while creating their own persistent living world. Designed to indulge a variety of player styles, Brunelleschi invites you to create relationships, construct empires, adventure in the wilderness, establish laws, incite revolutions, throw local holidays and festivals, contribute to progress through scientific research, and so much more.

Developer: Aesop Games
Game website: http://brunegame.com
 
WEST OF LOATHING
West of Loathing is a new game in development by the folks behind The Kingdom of Loathing -- It's an animated single-player stick-figure adventure RPG set in the Wild West of the Loathing universe. Explore perilous gulches, skeleton-riddled cemeteries, mysterious abandoned mines, and disreputable saloons. Danger and dumb jokes lurk around every corner!

Developer: Asymmetric
Game website: http://westofloathing.com
 
NORMAL EVERYDAY THINGS
Your life has become a mundane cycle of events, which is beginning to take its toll on your sanity. This 1st Person adventure/puzzle game takes place in your apartment, in the hours before and after work. Your daily routine seems to be the only stability in your life, representing how some things go right, no matter how crazy life gets. But when your ritual starts to go awry, and things seem strangely out of place, you need to balance your priorities and keep your tenuous grip on reality.

Developer: Sticky Biscuits Games
 
REFLECTIONS
Reflections is a first-person, real-world adventure game where every action you take has meaningful consequences that radically shape the experience. Using physical interactions with the environment, everything you do can be woven into the narrative. The game's unique color mechanic flushes the black and white environment with color for each meaningful action, illustrating your progress and providing clues to what your future might hold.

Developer: Broken Window Studios
Game website: http://www.reflectionsgame.com
 
RELIC RUSH
Relic Rush is a couch multiplayer 2.5D arena platformer where you battle it out with other players trying to be the first to collect a number of relics needed to perform a ritual to summon mighty gods. You are all vying for the same items so you can bop players on the head or release traps on them to ensure your own success.

Developer: Flatline
Game website: http://globalgamejam.org/2016/games/relic-rush
 
WARCUBE
A brutal top down combat game about a cube, fighting other cubes.

For reasons.

Developer: Haven Made
Game website: http://warcubegame.com
 
FLOOR KIDS
Floor Kids is a touch dance action game for iOS and Android platforms that combines elements of rhythm, competition, and freestyle dance. Players try to master the moves of hand-drawn animated bboys and bgirls, competing to recruit new dancers to their crew. Featuring original music by Kid Koala, Floor Kids celebrates self-expression and diversity through the portrayal of street dance culture in super cute, super confident style.

Developer: MERJ Media
Game website: http://www.floorkids.com
 
KUMA'Z Warp Space
You play as Kuma aboard his Egg Ship in his relentless and endless journey to find a place called "home." Space is a dangerous place with all sorts of strange and crazy, and somehow Kuma has ventured within the sights of King Skull Roo, the master of warp space! Kuma must explore and navigate his ship safely through over 50+ levels of warp space where he will encounter Asteroid Fields, Dangerous Flying Mine zones, Deep jungles, Epic Boss battles, beautiful lands, and baby, that’s just the beginning of his quest!

Developer: Uforia
 
HERO SHOWDOWN
Headquarters gets a call that a mysterious danger has been developing in a deep region of China. They summon you, one of their greatest heroes to discover the source of the danger and to battle whatever may come. You are dropped into the danger zone and crack the ground beneath, and quickly discover the dangers of this unknown region! Blast away both enemy and environment around you! Survive the onslaught, decimate everything, win!

Developer: Uforia
 
BUDDY & ME: DREAM EDITION
Explore a world of dreams with Buddy, in this endless adventure about friendship, upgraded for Wii U in the definitive Buddy & Me: Dream Edition!

Every night, a young child returns to the same dream to play with his magical best friend, Buddy. Together they glide, jump, swing, bounce, and fly through an enchanted forest of treehouse-inspired obstacles, curious creatures, and natural wonders. A family-friendly game for all ages and skills, now updated with unlockable outfits, seasons, concept art, and more!

Developer: Sunbreak Games
Game Website: http://sunbreakgames.com/projects/buddy-me-dream-edition/
 
CARE FOR OUR WORLD
Care for Our World is Sunbreak’s effort to transform an award-winning environmental children’s book into an animated, narrated, interactive App experience. Care for Our World delivers a positive message for young audiences, a timely reminder of the responsibility every generation shares: to nurture and respect life in all its many forms. Written by Karen Robbins, and illustrated by Alexandra Ball, the book and bonus activities take players on a tour of the world, naming the many plants and animals that we share the planet with.

Developer: Sunbreak Games
Game Website: http://sunbreakgames.com/projects/care-for-our-world/
 
CLUSTERTRUCK
LandFall games is a game studio focusing on Gameplay and community interaction. With both small development cycles and team size they focus all of their efforts in to creating games that are both fun to play and fun to develop.

Developer: Landfall Games
 
MEKAZOO
Mekazoo is a 2D platformer with vibrant, fully 3D worlds that can be explored and conquered with a kinetically diverse cast of animals either through a single player campaign or co-op multiplayer.

Developer: The Good Mood Creators
Game website: http://www.goodmoodcreators.com/mekazoo.html
 
CEREBRAWL
Cerebrawl is a 2v2, 4-player tag-team fighting game. The core of the game is based heavily on competitive fighting games such as the Marvel vs Capcom series, but brings them out of a solo experience and focuses on team play. Communication is key as you plan tag outs, assist call your partner, and launch your opponents in this expertly crafted, 2D high-flying fighter.

Developer: Zero Dimension
Game website: http://www.cerebrawl.in
 
ASHES OF EDEN
Ashes of Eden is an exploration platformer about growth and creation. Choose your paths and grow your powers strategically. Can you return life to a famine-ravaged land and create an evergreen future?

Developer: PrismaSlice
Game website: http://AshesOfEdenGame.com
 
SNAPPALS
SnapPals is a mobile game that plays off the cultural phenomenon that is the selfie. Defining a generation, the selfie is by and large the way we as a society show off ourselves and places we've been. Wrapping this experience into a musical, visual and visceral gameplay mechanic, SnapPals engrosses players of all ages into an action adventure where you help your pal travel the world in search of the ... Best. Selfie. Ever!

Developer: PagodaWest Games
Game website: http://www.pagodawestgames.com/
 
LASER SWEEP
Laser sweep is an infinite stationary shooter. The main goal is to survive the endless waves of enemies by tapping anywhere on the screen to aim your turret. How long can you survive. You can also tap the button at the bottom to activate one of your precious, limited smart-bombs in order to clear the screen.

Developer: David P. Thomases
Game website: http://davidthomases.weebly.com/level-design.html
 
ROGUES LIKE US
You are an exile… a rogue cast out by your clan. No longer accepted by the society you used to know, you have been sent to rot on an island far out in the ancient lands. There is a rumor that these lands gave birth to the power the clan wields today. As you leave, you are told you have one last chance at redemption; find the source of this power, wield it, and fight your way through these lands to bring it home.

Developer: oddByte
Game website: http://www.oddbytegames.com/games
 
GRAVASTAR
Gravastar is a sci-fi fantasy JRPG (Japanese-style Role Playing Game) for PC and consoles that combines a traditional JRPG aesthetic with a unique and fast-paced turn-based battle system inspired by arcade fighting games. The battle system in Gravastar is set apart from traditional, turn-based JRPGs by it’s real-time button-combo input system. Alter the flow of battle, master your character's move sets, build enormous combos, and string together chains to dispatch your foes.

Developer: Studio Atma
Game website: http://www.gravastargame.com
 
LUMENITES
A retro game with lights!

Developer: Yasmin Basseri
Game website: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/14uifrsr57j15m5/Lumenites.html
 
OLYMPIA RISING
Developer: PlayEveryWare
 
QUEER QUEST
Queer-as-$#%* point-and-click! Think Monkey Island, but set in a queer neighborhood in the pacific northwest. The player follows Lupe, whose girlfriend has been kidnapped. As Lupe investigates, more queers in the community get kidnapped. Hilarity ensues?

Developer: queermo games
 
TREK
Built from the ground up as a Virtual Reality title and aimed at those new to VR experiences, Trek pays tribute to the late David Bowie as he reprises his role as Jareth the Goblin King from the movie Labyrinth. Solve the maze and take back the child that Jareth has stolen! Built with Unreal 4.11.

Developer: Zombie's Delight Studio
http://zombiesdelightstud.wix.com/oshimacorp#!project-3/tplya
 
QYOOBS
Explore a dreamy little island world wrapped in twighlight. Walk, run, and jump in this virtual world, and see what grabs your attention...perhaps the glowing objects in the distance?

Developer: hopGIANT
Game website: http://www.hopgiant.com/qyoobs
 
BOXFIGHTER
BoxFighter is a classic arcade-style 2D fighter that strips away conventional design. Comprised entirely of basic shapes and procedurally-generated geometry, BoxFighter strips away the window dressing of traditional game design to reveals the beating heart of the game's mechanics as you play.

Developer: Timepiece Games
 
MAGISWAP
Magiswap is a coop puzzle platformer focusing on it's unique inventory grid mechanic. Players must use this grid to exchange key items and tap into the items' special color properties to change themselves and the environment to traverse the levels in their way. As the players complete levels they will likely find that the most difficult part of solving the levels will be interacting with their partner.

Developer: AIE
Game Website: http://magiswap.wix.com/landingpage
 
SHIFT
A wicked witch has drained life from the world. Adventure to unlock and utilize what was taken to shift your own perspective of reality. Solve problems and navigate dangerous dungeons by shifting the dimensionality and detail to best suit your needs.

Developer: AIE
Game Website: http://ashiftgame.wix.com/game
 
THE ENRAGEMENT RING
The Enragment Ring is a super physical spaceship combat game to challenge your friends to. In it, players control one of four vessels in a sumo like arena where they use their ship as a battering ram to dominate the ring as last man standing. You can grind, warp, boost and slam your friends all over the ring and off into the depths of space. If you stand up beyond them you may even win the space king’s galactic tournament granting you the keys to the kingdom, and the hand of his royal daughter.

Developer: Grunkamunka Games
 
PLANETARY PEST SQUAD
Developer: Team Orange Kiwi
Game video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC-mvAWzLq0
 
HARD LANDER
Hard Lander is the worlds first Rocket Wrestling game. A physics based arena brawler that will test your skills and friendship as you grapple, laser, and learn ingenious ways to turn each-other into scrap metal. Designed for 2-4 friends.

Developer: Soulareus Interactive
Game website: http://soulareus.com/hardlander
 
A LUNAR LANDING
Dunno what happened. The rest of us aren't gonna survive this crash, it's up to you, Red. I hope you can forget what you were built for and use that cybernet brain of yours to repair the ship and get back home. God Speed Crimson One, God Speed.

Developer: WhiteFortress
 
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