2017 Games Archive
Our 2017 arcade hosted a variety of games from around the world. Below are the 31 of the games we had the pleasure of hosting.
(try to) Dress Up
As a daughter of a mostly rural Indian family, my clothing choices were monitored very strictly. Growing up, dress up games gave me an outlet where I could dress as I wanted without reprimand. '(try to) Dress Up' is a game than functions like the dress up games I loved but with a twist. It reflects my real world experience with dressing up- you'll have to get my parents' permission before going out in what you're wearing. Good luck with that... they're pretty tough judges.
A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher
Ask An Enemy Studios
A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is a split-screen single player twin stick risk 'em up where you control two ships simultaneously. Your primary goal is to get the highest score possible, however the only way to keep your score is to leave the level with it. Playing till death will result in a zero score and a wipe of your leaderboard progress; that is if you had one to begin with ;)
An Afternoon Rippling
Inspired by visual novels and interactive fiction, An Afternoon Rippling is a text-heavy 2D adventure game about getting lost in a valley after your car breaks down. In your search for the elusive Mechanic, you have conversations with several strange individuals.
Art Club Challenge
Art Club Challenge is a game that presents players with a basic painting interface and a challenge to create. Using just a few simple tools, players get to create works of art to pass those challenges. After passing a challenge they have the ability to upload it to the global gallery and discover how others decided to solve those same challenges.
Catt Small, Chris Algoo, Ethan Gooding, + Hillmon Ancrum
Breakup Squad is a fast and asymmetrical team-based game for five players. Two people play as former lovers who spot each other at a party after their toxic breakup. Three players are the lovers' friends who suffer from collateral damage after each makeup and breakup session. Will the lovers be together again, or can the friends keep them apart until the party is over? Make distractions and obstacles to win the cutest breakup game ever!
alpha six productions
Card Witch is an Action/Strategy RPG staring Julia Morgan, a spell caster who uses cards containing spells stolen from her enemies. Guide Julia through this first look as she seeks out and confronts Flame Witch.
Defeat your enemies.
Messy is a life commitment.
White Guardian Studios
Demon's Revenge is an alternate perspective RPG where you play the role of Sen, a girl facing judgement from a world of prejudice and injustice. Dropped into a land full of conflict and bigotry, Sen will face the many trials and tribulations of a society that abandoned and hunts her for what she is. Ultimately her experience and judgment will play a role for the fate of the universe.
Dominique Pamplemousse and Dominique Pamplemousse in "Combinatorial Explosion!"
In this sequel to 2013's breakout musical hit, Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!", our favourite genderqueer private detective discovers that, through the power of multiple endings from the previous game, they have been cloned! Join the two Dominiques as they traverse surreal locations and interrogate increasingly bizarre characters in order to answer a very important question: which one of them is canon?
Don't Look Away VR
Don't Look Away is a psychological horror experience that pits you against a mysterious entity bent on breaking down your mind, body, and soul before it feeds. Strapped to a chair, bound and gagged, with only a limited ability to reach for what's within your grasp, can you figure out the mystery of the room before it's too late? Just remember, whatever you do, whatever may happen, whatever you may see or hear... Don't Look Away.
The Sheep's Meow
EXPOSURE is a game of intense hiding. Survive in an evolving environment by morphing between light & dark forms to camouflage from your predators. But be careful: you won’t be able to see yourself either. Adapt to see without looking.
Featuring intuitive controls & unusual gameplay, psychedelic abstract minimalist art & atmospheric soundscapes, and a pace that alternates between zoned-out and ultra-focused. Take a different path through seamlessly branching levels each time you play.
Even the Ocean
Analgesic Productions LLC
A grand story about Aliph, a lowly power plant technician for Whiteforge City, who finds her world turned upside-down after a routine maintenance trip goes awry.
- Balance your energy bar with Light and Dark energies to overcome diverse obstacles and stabilize the city.
- Meet and talk with new friends, powerful allies, and enigmatic travellers.
- Explore the beautiful and strange geography in the overworld, towns, and environments surrounding Whiteforge City.
FRKN WKND is about video game developer Aquma as he tries to make a living and give back to his mother. Using his cell phone, you play through different vignette apps that give a window into his world. Sometimes you’re coding your latest game, other times you’re dealing with an angry social media mob. Breathing meditation and connecting w/friends & family is key. Plus, you never know who might call.
A game by Aquma featuring art by Amy Huang, Tonia B, Blendo Games & more.
Five: Journey to the Truth
Sydney Adams Designs
WELCOME TO THE FIVE. You have joined the elite few who represent their planets and protect the Sult Galaxy from the Great Evils. It is your job to keep order and balance in the ever changing cosmos, while trying your best to not let your troubled past effect the future you Five must face together! Succeed and save us. Fail, and watch us crumble.
Five: Journey to the Truth is a cooperative role-playing board game, where the players select one of five characters and embark on a mission.
A math puzzle filled with music.
Ghosts of Miami
Pillow Fight Games
Miami, 1986: the cocaine cowboys run the streets, and the morgues are overflowing with bodies. Chelo Martínez resolves to find people who fall through the cracks, but her path is thwarted by dead ends, dangers, and distracting romances. Navigate our soft-boiled detective through a twisting visual narrative, and solve the greatest mystery of Chelo's life--or don't.
Swipe and tap your way through out the city, battling reckless bicyclists, oblivious tourists, dangerous subway performers and much more.
Customize your hero by learning different skills and changing your appearance.
The city is depending on you to bring justice and balance to these mean streets, can you answer the call?
Liyla and the shadows of war
Liyla and the shadows of war is a game based on actual events, it tells a story of little girl lives in Gaza during the war in 2014.
Long Gone Days
Long Gone Days is a character-driven RPG inspired by dystopian literature, but set in our present time, featuring real countries. The game tells the story of Rourke, a soldier from The Core, an isolated settlement below the surface of the Earth. After discovering the dark truth about an operation he's part of in Kaliningrad, he decides to abandon his post, not realising the consequences of deserting an inescapable war.
Media is Dead, You are Alive
A game where you travel through worlds reflecting media of different types.
nour is an experimental art game about playing with and reminiscing about the luxury that is food, in this post-soylent world.
Bounce around racking up points & avoiding several ways to die!
Need a break? Let’s relax with a soothing cup of robo-tea! This dating sim is about consideration and designed for self-soothing. In this all-robot world you’re Galine, a guardbot who’s been given a curious task… Through the path you choose, learn more about the bots around you and go on a cute, calm date!
Semblance is a puzzle platformer where your character and the world it inhabits is made of playdough. Squish, squash and deform your character and the world to solve puzzles in this soft, bouncy world. The world of our character, Squish, is usually entirely soft - but an infection and infestation of hard material has started to spread, feeding off the playdough world to survive.
She Dreams Elsewhere
"She Dreams Elsewhere" is an adventure JRPG about dreams and the extent to which they mirror reality. You play as Thalia Sullivan, a comatose woman determined to defeat her nightmares in order to finally wake up. Unfortunately for her, some nightmares are harder to confront than others...
Shotgun Farmers is an Online Multiplayer shooter where your bullets grow the guns. Harvest weapon plants quickly for more ammo or let them grow for a stronger clip. Aim carefully, as a missed shot means you've just gifted your enemy with the gun you're using!
The Faceless Ones
A hypertext fiction about a faceless child who journeys through an unknown countryside to find their face. On the way, they meet the people of the countryside--whose faces are those of creatures, real-life or mythical--who could probably point the child in the right direction.
The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight
alpha six productions
The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight is a fast-paced, high-style character action platformer where you take the role of Joy Lantz and her massively powerful lance-drill hybrid weapon, the Joylance, as you venture the country of Antoria and attempt to vanquish the dark king Rosell.
The Ultimate Clap Back
Mot & Dot LLC
This game of witty banter is not your parents' night in go pinochle and spades. The Ultimate Clap Back is a fast-paced game of wordplay. With just the right amount of sarcasm, snark and shade, this card game is bound to shock and keep you laughing for hours!
Treachery in Beatdown City
Treachery in Beatdown City is a dark comedy political thriller. During a speech at the UN, President Orama is kidnapped by Ninja Dragon Terrorists! In response billionaire Mayor Mike Moneybags shuts down the police leaving his private security to investigate. Desperate, the police chief Antonio Santiago enlists his daughter Lisa, and her friends Bruce Maxwell and Brad Steele. Together they must fight punks, drunks, thugs, cops, ninjas, terrorists and cyborgs to bring the president back alive!
The year is 1967 and you are a TV repair person. Get to work.
In TV Trouble, you are presented with an endless conveyor belt of faulty TVs. Each TV is a micro-puzzle comprised of dials, button panels and antennae. Tune in and repair as many televisions as you can against the clock. Earn bonus points for speedy and efficient work.
WHO LURKS is a local party game involving deception. Where players assume the role of crew members on the AE Hybrid spaceship. Play as a human protecting the crew, or stay undercover as an alien saboteur set on eradicating all human life. Each player takes turns performing tasks to conceal or reveal the alien lifeform.