2017 Competition Entrants

by Kenny Sun
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YANKAI'S TRIANGLE is a love letter to TRIANGLES. A puzzling puzzle game about the beauty and joy of infinitely tapping on TRIANGLES for some reason.

With an elegant innovative revolutionary TRIANGLE-first approach to interface, YANKAI'S TRIANGLE lets you tap on TRIANGLES to spin them and stuff. Colors play a part in gameplay too I think. Bring TRIANGLES to a forgotten TRIANGLE, and uncover a TRIANGLE hidden deep beneath the YANKAI.

- Pretty Fun Gameplay (it's all right)
- No Filler - A Veritable Infinity of Meticulously Definitely Handcrafted TRIANGLES
- Over 1.74 x 10^26 Possible Levels (all definitely handcrafted)
- Color
- An Inscrutable Three-Pronged Scoring System
- A 'Happy Sounds' Option (woohoo!)
- A 'Colorblind' Option if You Are Colorblind (it's not great tbh)
- A Cool Film Grain Effect
- A Cool Tiled TRIANGLE Background Effect
- Also there are Achievements

A Game By Kenny Sun

(YAN rhymes with KEN and KAI rhymes with EYE by the way)

by Triple Tree Studio

It's a 3D Puzzle Game talking about the philosophy of love and encounter from a female's perspective. There are seven chapters in total right now, each of them is designed according to a specific topic about love.

The core gameplay is "find him".
Players play as the girl in this game. You can move on connected cubes on a same plane, or rotate cubes based on where the you stands.
Every chapter has a different sub-rule.

by Prideful Sloth
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Yonder is set on the massive island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from sunny tropical beaches to frigid snowcapped summits. Each location has its own flora and fauna, along with changing seasons and a day-night cycle. Gemea, once a paradise, still maintains the appearance of one, yet an evil murk has enshrouded the land and its people in despair.

The hero of Yonder will explore the island, uncovering its secrets and the mysteries within them self as they embarks on a journey of self-discovery, while saving Gemea and its people. On the quest to become the island's champion, he or she will join forces with natives and Sprites, ethereal creatures whom are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk.

The towns of Gemea are filled with kind-hearted residents who have faced many difficulties since the arrival of the murk. By contributing to the island through talents like farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, relationships can be built with the locals, who offer everything from resources to a new farm as rewards.

by Seemingly Pointless
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Winner of IndieCade's Media Choice Award, 'You Must be 18 or Older to Enter' is about being a kid looking at porn for the first time. Through interactive fiction elements combined with ASCII styled art and diegetic audio, 'You Must be 18 or Older to Enter' blurs several genres together to create an anxious experience. It is akin to horror, yet the fear is of being caught by parentals and being embarrassed of looking at the human body. The ASCII art makes the images hard to read close up, easing the player embody a child-like role of seeing familiar things but not understanding the deeper implications.

by natahem
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Your Star is a RPG-Adventure-Exploration game, developped with Game Maker for Windows systems. It is based on hand-made drawings on paper, giving it a unique visual and atmosphere.

In the game, you control a young boy who need to explore a strange mansion to find his sister and escape the place. But the house is haunted by Shadows and you have to fight them on your way.

Different aspects of the game:
- Explore: You need to find the good keys to open the doors, find a way though the mansion and survive an alternate version, much more dark ;
- Fight: Shadows are lurking everywhere, and more powerfull enemies will also try to stop you ;
- Solve riddles: logic or memory riddles need to be solved to progress through the game and the story, or can unlock some bonus items.

by Fingerlab
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It's night. Yuri opens his eyes. He wakes up in a strange forest. The small, courageous explorer rides on his bed on casters in this fantastical and mysterious place. Jump from creeper to creeper, cross rivers on the backs of frogs, discover secret passages and await strange visions, explore the centre of the earth and its hidden lakes, populated with prehistoric fish... Yuri is a naturalistic platform game requiring fast and accurate gameplay. 10 long levels make up this adventure full of encounters and perilous obstacles. Drawn by hand with delicate lines rich in details and accompanied by music and sound effects composed especially for the game, Yuri offers the gamer a unique immersive and poetic experience. Designed by the Potier brothers who wanted to create an ambitious and personal arthouse video game, Yuri also pays homage to the platform game classics and adventure comics.

by LightDream
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Zasa is an extraordinary and challenging 3D Puzzle Game. Players are going to roleplay Zasa the Artificial Intelligence to finish the training missions from Dr.Mason by linking nodes in 3-dimensional space.

by Pebble Creative Lab.
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Zero is a puzzle and arcade game for Android platform. It's simple and easy to play. You can play this game with only two fingers. The goal of game is filling up the circle on the lower side on the screen by rotating the ball until the ball arrive to the destination of each stage. You can rotate ball by just tapping on the left side or right side on the screen. Variously moving white blocks will interrupt you to fill up the circle and you need to be careful not to collide with white blocks.

by Hamish Todd
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Zika Measles HIV is an interactive documentary about viruses, the most dangerous, yet also the most beautiful, living things in the world.

Viruses have intricate patterns on their shells, and in this game you can control those patterns. The models you see have been used to develop medical treatments, so they provide a direct insight into how viruses evolve. The exact same patterns that we see on these viruses have been found to appear in medieval Islamic art, and in the designs of baskets and buildings.

It's one thing to see pictures of these curious examples on the internet or in some article. But it is quite another to interact with the mathematics and see for yourself why the similarities exist - a powerful thing that can only be done in a game.

by Zing Games Inc.
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Zombie Rollerz enhances the classic arcade pinball game with tower defense elements and a zombie theme. Satisfying zombie cleansing and novel pinball mechanics are now combined! Your pinball is powered by unique heroes and their special capabilities and is stronger than ever. However, there are also many different types of dangerous zombies waiting for you to challenge! Choose your heroes, power up your pinball, and crush everything in your way!

In Zombie Rollerz, the player controls a band of heroes on a giant moving fortress to combat zombies in a post-zombie apocalypse fantasy world. The heroes find a lost little princess, and need to help her reunite with her father in a remote region. Can you finish this task while keeping your own fortress safe traveling through the vast zombie-infested world?

Zombie Rollerz has won several prizes, including "Most Promising Game in Development" at Casual Connect Indie Prize 2016, Winner of GamesBeat 2016 and Official Selection of Tokyo Game Show, Google Indie Game Festival, IndieCade GameTasting, and Unite'16 LA!

by Jared Sprague and Michael Clayton
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Zorbio is a fully 3D eat-em-up game for the web. You control a sphere that can move in all axis, and try to become the biggest sphere in the world.

There are several ways to grow:
- Proximity Drain, is a unique passive ability that allows you to drain other players size by orbiting close to them. The closer you can get the more you drain!
- Eating food
- Eating other Players.

- Sphere will steer toward your mouse cursor. Keep it center to go strait
- 'W' key, or Left Mouse to activate Speed Boost at the cost of size
- Hold 'S' to stop

by Hazardous Software
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zTime (Danger Noodles!) is a game about seeing the future.

Knowing the future, you can see the paths of yourself and enemies showing where they will be in the next few seconds, visualized in the third dimension beneath the 2d gameplay. Where your path collides with the path of an enemy, the future danger is highlighted while you still have time to counteract.

Classic top down style gameplay becomes a symphony of interweaving 3d paths where future events are highlighted, and players have time to change the outcomes before it's too late.

Play it with Oculus Rift or HTC Vive if you have one.