2018 Competition Entrants

by Team Finite
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"There is only one key and two doors. Two players must fight for their chance to get home, by throwing anything and everything at the other player to stop them from stealing the key."

This is a 3D isometric game where you play in a 1vs1 match against a local player.
The objective of the match is to obtain the golden key in the world and return home.
Each game consists of 5 worlds that you and the other player fight over. Each unique world has a golden key that opens the player's respective doors. You can prevent the other player from opening their door by throwing various items scattered throughout the world. This results in a tug-of-war/capture the flag type of gameplay.

by Flaise
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Battlement is a multiplayer action party game. Use mind games to push your opponents off of cliffs and don't get pushed off yourself. It takes 10 seconds to learn and a lifetime to master. For 2 or more players - the more, the merrier.

by LaGeMa
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You awake in the basement you've been kept imprisoned in for the last few months. But you're dead.
Soon you realize that your non-human form is able to move freely in the hotel. And you have a score to settle with the residents. So you engage in a gory vendetta against your torturers.

Explore the sinister hotel, in which you are finally in power of the weapons and traps, that can no longer harm you. But your murderers noticed your presence and try to activate the self-distruction of the guesthouse to destroy evidence.
Go hunting and fulfil your final task: Revenge.

by Exordium Games
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Bear With Me is an episodic noir adventure game. Amber is trying to find her missing brother while being aided by her trusty teddy, Ted E. Bear.

Being haunted by nightmares, Amber wakes up in the middle of the night only to find out that her brother Flint is missing. She seeks help from her trusted teddy, Ted E. Bear, a retired grumpy old detective.

The dynamic duo sets out to hunt for clues and interrogate all the witnesses and suspects unaware of the dangers that recently started happening to residents of Paper City.

The plot thickens as a mysterious "red man" has been seen starting fires around Paper City and looking for little miss Amber.

Features
- Story driven "horror" noir adventure game.
- Uniquely drawn 2D Art-Style and 2D animation.
- Dialogues and interrogations full of puns. Sarcastic, dark and funny from start to finish.
- Variety of clues and puzzles to uncover the mystery.
- Interactive and occasionally playable detective sidekick, Ted E. Bear.
- Simple hint system to avoid pixel hunting.
- Original Soundtrack.

by Bubble Head Games
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Beats Of Fury is mix of Rhythm Game and Bullet Hell, It combines the top down shooter with rhythm perfect timings to present a new fun and unique gameplay, be ready to take the role of the DJ and start playing your own music shooting every single evil beat in the screen, The game adds another dimension to how you experience music, In Beats Of fury we focus on making the finest audio visualization, which means you will feel every note and beat in a far more intense way.

by REVstudio
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Bedtime Fright is a nostalgic 2D puzzle about Kiddo, a child with fear of the dark who got the mission of turning off every light in the house. It must do so without stepping in the dark and while escaping a restless ghost, always a room behind.

Make your way through the house to your bedroom turning off one light at a time. And don't look back!

by Iocane Games, LLC
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Breed for stats, looks, and abilities; then use your creations to dominate the entire vacant lot in this RTS/Genetic Simulation. Use fluid "swarm" combat tactics to gain control of resources vital to your colony's expansion and secure a genetic future for your swarm.

Beetle Uprising is centered on a detailed genetic simulation that drives both statistical and visual parameters for each beetle. The custom shader for the beetles allows the player to create practically infinite visual variety. Combat missions require coordination and strategy to use your swarms to overcome enemies and collect rewards, including new genetic material. You retreat to your nest to nurture your collection and make use of resources gathered in missions and tasks through the lot map.

by Iasmin Omar Ata
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Being is an abstract adventure game that explores, from a future lens, the past and present of the Palestinian lived experience. The player controls an avatar from the distant future of Palestine on a mission to recover artifacts, memories, and messages from a mysterious house near an old border. The game's aspiration is to convey various aspects of living as a Palestinian during the past century, ranging from perpetual grief to enduring hope.

Being was a part of Art Palestine International x Babycastles exhibition, Over the Rainbow, which showcased Palestinian art resonating out of the unique and valuable lived experiences of Palestinians --
both in the region and the diaspora. The show ran from March 16th to April 17th, 2017.

by Belette Team
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Belette Hell is an asymmetrical 2-player versus shooting game. One player plays with a controller in an arcade-inspired shoot'em up while the other controls a gigantic mothership sending waves of enemies using a management interface on a smartphone.

by Jae Hyun Yoo
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Without any dialogue whatsoever, players must navigate an infinite forest dreamworld to solves puzzles and piece together the story using only their intuition. The innovation of BestLuck lies in its ability to elicit a profoundly specific yet universally applicable emotional experience, strictly through the interaction of the dream world.

by Fuzzy Wobble and Gabriel Gianordoli
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We wanted to create a game that was culturally in-tune with the stickiest part of the internet. So, we cast our favorite memes as lead actors. Turned up the volume on the dank aesthetic. Created fantastical and dreadfully kitschy habitats. And developed a first-of-its-kind smartphone rifle. The result – Big Dank Meme Hunter. Clearly, riffing on one of America's favorite hillbilly arcade games. But we went well beyond hillbilly – we went dank.

by REI YOSHIKI
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Big Tree is inspired and created by following the slogan "save the environment".
Growing more trees and protecting them are two main points of this game.
Big Tree is a game for all ages.
It is not just a game for entertainment but arts.
There is no power up.No stronger items.
Just using your fingers to doodle and magic will appear.
It need your intention how to clear game stage easily.
Drawing circles to create magic which helps the sprouts to grow up. Or drawing a square/rectangle to create meteoroid which protects the sprouts from damage of strange creatures.
In a colorful space with cute characters, you will be immersed within a whole new world, the world of Big Tree.

by DigiPen Team Giraffic Games
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Compete in a unique 2D strategy/puzzle game set in a forgotten lab at a solitary robotic work bench.

by Sand Sailor Studio
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After decades of toil, an old machinist plots his escape from the oppressive grasp of the Communist regime. Through hidden passages, shadow and grief, he struggles. Ingenuity, reflexes and deception are his tools. Along the road, he befriends the most unlikely creature, an abandoned little robot. Could they escape this bleak and deadly world, together?

by DigiPen Team Isogon
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Far in the north, where the trees whisper and the air is cold as ice... The Blade in the Bark is a story-driven action adventure game where the player wields a magical sword that exists only in the light of the moon.

by Lo-Fi People
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Blind Drive is a game about driving using your ears only: survive onrushing traffic by listening for cars and swerving out of their way. It is hyper-immersive, has an arcade vibe and a slightly insane B-movie-ish narrative that unfolds through progressively bizarre levels.

by Jennifer Raye
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Boa Retina is a game that dives deep into messy gender uncertainty. It is an uncomfortable blend of abstract golden-age arcade design, retro computer aesthetic, the unhealthy ways my gender feelings manifested before coming out, and external conflicts from things trying to keep life in order. It is a story of breaking free…

breaking free...

by Kuality Games
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Bolt Storm is a medieval action dungeon crawler with army combat and roguelike elements. Play as the mighty Crusader King who has been betrayed by his mad brother, and follow him on a quest of vengeance.

Customize your King, Build an army of loyal knights specialized with different weapons and armor. Storm out of the procedurally generated dungeons and take back your castle by defeating hostile armies and guardian bosses.

by The BOMBFEST Team
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BOMBFEST is an award-winning, explosive party game for you and up to three friends! Explore a home through the eyes of a child where every surface is a battlefield littered with toys, blocks, and explosives.

In BOMBFEST, Players battle to earn more points than their opponents. Blast others off the stage while trying to stay grounded in a variety of levels including wooden forts, city play mats, and inside the kitchen sink! Use 7 unique bombs to outsmart the competition and set off chain reactions to blow everything up. Earn the most points to win!

by Neonable™
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Bootleg Systems™ is a first-person shooter and puzzle-platformer for PC and consoles. The game features the revolutionary Clone Gun™, which allows players to clone objects in their surroundings to use them as projectiles to destroy enemies, platforms to overcome obstacles, or even keys to solve puzzles. The game's experience can be described as a balanced and satisfying mix of shooting, platforming, and puzzle solving.

by Team ZiZiM
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Explore the castle packed with highly sophisticated traps by a knight riding pogo stick with your amazing control! The castle, that is nine-story high and covered by magical power, changes its map every time randomly when you start to play. And statues with dead man's spirit are ready to threaten you in this scary castle. Well, who will be the one conquering this tower? Enjoy 'Extreme auto jumping platformer game'!

by Dark Screen Games
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Bounty Battle is a multiplayer 2D fighting game, inspired by games such as the Super Smash Bros series and Soul Calibur.

In Bounty Battle, characters from Darkest Dungeon, Awesomenauts, Guacamelee
(and many more) meet up for the ultimate indie fighting game!

Up to 4 players compete against each other using characters from their favorite indie games across levels from their favorite indie game worlds!
Bounty Battle features more than 30 indie characters and 5 unique Bounty Battle fighters to choose from, each with their own unique playstyles and combat abilities.

by Sokpop Collective
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An idle gardening game for mobile where you help an alien that's stuck in the ground. Take care of your animals, eggs, plants and alien in real time, and help him get out!

by Bytesprite
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BrambleLash is a spritely local multiplayer co-opetition with team swapping action. Enchanted sprites band together to defeat slimey hordes, whilst plotting the demise of their teammates to clear the way to victory. Connect, co-operate or betray to win!

by Juicy Cupcake
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May your butt reign supreme in Brief Battles, use your underpants to fight your friends in this fast-paced couch gaming platform fighter!

Conquer your foes with flaming hot pants, buns of steel, toxic tighty whities and more. Brief Battles features over-the-top gameplay, colourful heroes, ridiculous game modes and hilarious combat powers.

by James Earl Cox III
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Bundle Kitt is always wrapped up in a blanket because he is cold. A mischievous little kitten, these are a collection of his miniature adventures.

by The Pixel Hunt, Figs and ARTE France
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Help Nour complete her dangerous journey of love, hope, and migration.

Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.

*** A game in an instant messaging app
As Majd, you can communicate with Nour and follow her journey, just as if you were chatting with her via WhatsApp. You will text each other and exchange emojis, pics and selfies, relevant links…

*** Multiple narrative routes to discover
By reading instant messages and choosing response options, players help Nour overcome the hardships she will encounter.
Your choices in Bury me, my Love truly impact on the story, with Nour able to visit 50 different locations and reach 19 potential different endings with widely divergent outcomes.

*** Based on real life events
Bury me, my Love is a "reality-inspired game", a documented fiction that draws inspiration directly from real-world events. The original idea stems from an article written by Le Monde journalist, Lucie Soullier, telling the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany.

by Brianna Lei
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Butterfly Soup is a baseball-themed visual novel about gay Asian American girls falling in love. Players experience an interactive coming-of-age story in four acts -- each from the perspective of a different teenager facing her own struggles. 

by Sun Dryd Studios
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Elevator Pitch: C.A.S.T is a fast paced, 2D arena fighter where you combine elements to cast spells and kill your enemies.

Full Length: C.A.S.T is a mashup of ideas from a lot of different games. At its core, It's a 2D arena fighter where combining elements can save or take away lives. You can knock someone off the stage or just blast them away with a rock outright. There are spells that you can use to defend yourself as well!

We have some unique characters that change the properties of the spells based on their affiliation to an element. For example, Jamal turns all his earth and fire spells into lava spells. These spells mostly stick to the ground instead of flying through the air.

There is also a single player campaign in the works!

by Layton Hawkes
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Campfire Cooking is a puzzle game about relaxing moments in nature, as you prepare meals over a warm fire. Discover the joy of cooking on a stick and test your problem-solving skills with some challenging campfire puzzles. The latest creation from Layton Hawkes is guaranteed to make you feel clever, hungry and eager to book your next woodland escape.

by Spotlightor Interactive
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A distinctive 3D platformer, Candleman's action adventure gameplay uses the mechanics of light and shadow to tell an immersive story. Players take on the role of a lowly candle with the ability to burn for a meager 10 seconds. This power, though small, is Candleman's only resource against the challenges and obstacles in the darkness ahead. Trapped in the darkness, Candleman must burn himself to illuminate the nearby environment and find the way out. A wide range of stunning environments provide the backdrop as players experience this unsettling yet intriguing adventure.

by Bugleproof
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Captain Dynamite and the Fallen Hero is a radio drama about heroes and villains, with rhythm gameplay during the action scenes. The story focuses on the title character, a jaded sidekick-turned-hero who reluctantly filled the shoes of his righteous mentor who died in battle. When our hero and his new sidekick are called into action, the player will control their moves and (hopefully) lead them to victory by playing repeat-the-pattern style rhythm gameplay.

The initial release of the game, which will include the first 2 chapters of the story, is planned for iOS in 2018.

by Fogbound
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Car Crash Couch Party is a local 2-4 player versus party game that's meant to be played among friends.
Beat your friends in various mini games to prove you're the best!

by Bethany Martin and Cardamom team
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Cardamom is an interactive musical where the player, as a cat, becomes involved with the three tenants of a nearby apartment complex. Each tenant is dealing with their own struggles in regards to work/life balance, and through the player's interactions can come to realize the error of their ways or descend deeper into their unhealthy lifestyles. The game is similar to a point-and-click adventure game, but being a musical, it is also interspersed with songs from the tenants that lament their hopes and fears at different points during the game.

by Sauropod Studio
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Castle Story is a creative voxel-based, single and multiplayer real-time strategy game in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little creatures called Bricktrons. Design and build your own castles, expand your territory in a vast landscape and defend your Bricktrons against onslaughts of hostile creature!

by The Gentlebros
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Cat Quest is a 2d Open World RPG set in the fantastic and wonderful world of cats! Play as a cat-venturer as you explore a massive continent crafted in the unique style of tapestry! Relive the good old days of exploring an overworld map as you raid dungeons for epic loot, complete quests and meet the many furry denizens of this world! Cats galore!

by Red Kraken Apps
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A challenging endless runner featuring unique characters, fast paced frustrating gameplay, and a whole heap of tacos. Run, jump, destroy, and try not to explode. Grab some coins, use power-ups, and advance on the leaderboards. Simple and face paced, but extremely challenging to master.
Catasaurus Rex features truly different characters, each offering a unique play style. These are not just cosmetic changes, each character has a different style and challenges players to adapt to the character. Many of the characters were designed or inspired by my children's drawings, and some were fully designed by them. Catasaurus Rex is a creative, family endeavour, that is also frustratingly enjoyable.

by Matt Makes Games Inc.
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Celeste is a platformer about climbing a mountain, from the creators of TowerFall. Explore a sprawling mountain with over 600 levels bursting with secrets, across 8 unique chapters. Unlock a hardcore B-Sides for each chapter, with completely new levels that will push your climbing skills to the limit.

Madeline can air-dash and climb any surface to gain ground. Controls are simple and accessible, but super tight and expressive with layers of depth to master. Deaths are sudden and respawns are fast. You'll die a lot, but you'll learn something every time.

Meet peculiar characters and climb through a character-driven story of confronting your self-doubt to find yourself, set in the present-day Pacific Northwest. Uncover the mystery of the mountain's power and outrun your reflection on your journey to reach the top.

by Landon Graceman / Tamperwith
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"Charge Throw" is an Action, Arena ,Sports Game.
Civilizations choose their greatest warriors to battle it out in the club ball Arena called "Charge Throw".

by Pixeljam
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CHEAP GOLF is a surreal low-poly minigolf game. You will fling a boop into the goal many times and the AI Bot SUSAN. will talk to you between levels. You will learn many interesting things about SUSAN. and yourself.
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by Kame Studio
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Chroma Blast is a game putting emphasis on projectiles, dodging enemy attacks and active defense.
Attacks are divided into 3 categories ranging from Light to Heavy : Light attacks are quick while Heavy ones are slow, Medium attacks offer a good compromise between speed and power.
You can aim your attacks in 5 different directions and hitting the opponent sends him flying in the shot's direction, allowing you to juggle him in order to inflict additional damage in combo.
Each of the 3 characters offers a unique set of attacks to master.
The game offers 2 game modes, Versus mode allows you to battle another player locally, and a Training mode which lets you hone your skills against a dummy whose actions you can programm.

by 7 Sentinels
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Chroma Shift is a fast paced reflex driven sci-fi experience that uses simplistic controls to unravel the mystery of where Earth's ancient location is. Engage the mystery by exploring the Universe as one of many explorers that long ago broke away from Earth to colonize Nobis, humanity's second home.

ANNI, your AI assistant, aids the Explorer in his/her long voyage. Without the use of traditional shooter genre weapons, the Explorer must collect colored Fusion Cores in order to power his/her defensive measures such as shielding and the phase ability in order to avoid the many patrols of alien made automated drones looking for an intruder to destroy. Find upgrades which further empower your ship, and make your survival more certain.

by Amanita Design
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Imagine you wake up in the morning to having your favorite breakfast stolen by an overgrown bully. It sucks, but true heroes never give up. And who's more heroic than an angry hair-ball with a silly orange hat?

CHUCHEL is an upcoming comedy adventure game from Amanita Design, the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula and Samorost, where fun is number one. Help Chuchel to chase down the mysterious villain and retrieve his cherished cherry! Outsmart the Pool Monster, escape frenzied Pac-Men and master the bird race. Join forces with Chuchel's buddy Kekel and show the mischievous Chrchel that stealing cherries is wrong.

The reward? A hearty situational humor, wild music and sounds by the band DVA and hundreds of hilarious animations that warm up even the coldest of souls. Plus cherries.

by Michael Brough
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Tu tens cinco varinhas mágicas mas não sabes o que eles fazem. Tenta descobrir seus efeitos experimentando, enquanto luta contra os galos gigantes e os lagartos ferozes na masmorra.

by Uppercut Games
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Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a punishing first-person rogue-lite filled with treasure, traps and ghoulish foes. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you'll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.

by Blackball Games
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At Trafalgar Tech, Vince is finally ready to determine if he is worthy to call himself a true GAME DESIGNER. Further, he and his classmates are tasked with succeeding against all odds: they must enter a suffocating job market dominated by faceless multinational corporations and uninspired hipster start-ups.

Class Rules is Vince's journey through the world of game development: design, fight, argue, and charm your way through a virtual re-imagining of Toronto's indie game lifestyle while discovering the many motivations behind the everyday decisions of game developers.

by Jamroot Games
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Clayton's Quest is a happy-go-lucky 3D exploration platformer.
Save your friends from the evil Dust Bunnies that have invaded Crafty Kingdom, Clayton's arts and crafts themed world!
Jump, run, roll, and punch your way through five unique areas, finding secrets and treasures throughout!

by Goblin Council
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Cleansuit is a retro-style graphical text adventure game where you must find creative ways to survive a mysterious serial killer's assault on your home. Use text commands to manipulate the detailed environment and discover all the unique ways to win and die.

Become the schlubby protagonist who must outwit his would-be killer: Explore your home, collect items to devise a path to survival, and cheat death. Along the way you'll find secrets hidden through your house. Some may help you. Most are lethal.

What will you need to make it out alive? Bring your ingenuity, your curiosity, and most of all your will to live!

by STORM IN A TEACUP SRL
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Close to the Sun is a horror game that takes place at the turn of the 20th century on a mysterious ship complex created by Nikola Tesla for the sake of knowledge. In this alternative version of history, his scientific breakthroughs have already had a major impact on the world.
You're Rose, a young journalist looking for your sister and, as you approach this enormous and glorious complex for the first time, you quickly realize that something there has definitely gone wrong…

by Landfall Games
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Clustertruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of "the floor is lava" on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers.