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Britskrieg by Allison James

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Queen Elizabeth II is bored of being stuck with the United Kingdom. She has recruited a unique foursome of watertight buddies - The Buddy Squad - to fix that for her. By taking over the world for Blighty.

Daniel Johnston is the Welsh-ish eco-warrior with a thirst for violence - renewable violence. Mark Alexander is the Spanish Scot whose number one priority is to look cool in victory. Allison James is English, scared of loud noises, but is happy to wage war if it means she ends up with a bigger home. And the Irishman Darrell Flood? He just wants to watch the world burn.

Command the Buddy Squad's four armies around a map of the world blitzing capital cities, weakening or recruiting enemies, building British towns everywhere they go, and keeping a steady flow of troops in their midst as they conquer every square.

Britskrieg mixes strategy with idle game, and a sprinkling of education - every sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right (thank you Richard Osman) is represented, as well as their capitals with rough locations and their 2018 populations. And there's also a little bit of patriotism. But only a little bit. Because British patriotism is British pessimism.

Contains no Brexit humour. Breathe a sigh of relief.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Allison James
Fonts: Allison James (Glue Gun)

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Gossamer Girls by Allison James

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Kill spiders. Collect gossamer. Trip balls.

Gossamer Girls sees you, the newest member of the eponymous all-female taskforce, exploring ancient dungeons, untouched by humanity for generations and overrun by clusters of spiders that produce valuable gossamer.

Dungeons are procedurally generated, containing ever increasing quantities of spiders with escalating threat, and connected by falling sections in which you descend through dangerous but rewarding neon tunnels. Start off with a randomly generated character and upgrade her through chests found on floors and powerups found in the falls between, all the while collecting as much gossamer as you can, using some as ammunition to defeat threats.

Also features a dynamic soundtrack that fades tracks in and out for each floor and fall, because I'm an idiot and decided that a time-constrained game jam was the first time to experiment with it.

Created for #LOWREZJAM 2018.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Allison James
Fonts: Allison James (Gossamer Girls, Queen of Clubs)

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Won't You Be My Laser by Allison James

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It's a beautiful day in this laserhood.
A beautiful day for a laser.
Won't you be my laser?

In Won't You Be My Laser, storm your way through 25 varied levels! Radical!

Race to the finish, avoiding sentient dystopian gun turrets that are, quite literally, loose cannons! Way past cool!

Push conveniently-sized crates filled with hovering skateboards, new formulas of your favourite colas and synthetic mullet wigs into the line of sight of those turrets to sneak past undetected! Killer!

Grab the pick-up sticks in each level, because entertainment doesn't get much better than that! Tubular!

And win as speedily as your fluorescent running shoes can take you to beat each star rating and win up to 5 stars in each level, because there's no such thing as 3 star ratings in the 80s - mobile phones, as you all well know, are only for telephoning your home landline and making your pants fall down when you forget your belt! So bad!

It's all there for you in Won't You Be My Laser, the fun, inexpensive little diversion set in the distant year 2000.

So pick up Won't You Be My Laser for just 99 of your American cents today!

Or buy it off of this weird internet thing that everyone's talking about. I'm not sure what it is, DOS doesn't think "cd internet" is a valid function.

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System: Windows
Price: £0.99
Music: Pond5
Fonts: Broadway, Allison James (Digital Display)

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Four Versus The World by Allison James

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Turns out war changes.

In Four Versus The World, each adventure is unique. Travel from city to city with "The Four", the sole survivors of one of many possible catastrophes that took place shortly before the game's events.

Hunt for food, energy, health packs, skill points and car parts to keep yourselves, and your beloved vehicle, on the road.

Search scenery and dungeons and do your best not to die in the face of continuous, sometimes arbitrary dilemmas - each character only has one life; once they're dead, they're dead forever.

Make it to the final destination, the glorious British city of... well, it's different every time, just like everything else.

It's all tongue in cheek and profoundly British. Made in 72 hours for the July 2016 GMC Jam.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Doctor Vox, Nameless Warning
Fonts: Impact

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Innoquous 5 by Allison James

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Innoquous 5, the fifth in the game series that began with 2008's Innoquous, is a huge puzzle platformer... with a twist! Hit a gravity arrow or jump into a flipper and you can rotate gravity, opening new paths through each of the huge collection of levels!

Make your way through 175 levels (100 brand-spanking new to the game, 75 from Innoquous 4) riddled with alternative paths and shortcuts, encountering tens of obstacles, unique puzzles and a need to invent some bizarre strategies to finish them!

All 175 levels are playable in six game modes, for hundreds of hours of content:

  • Standard: Get to the exit. That's it.

  • Bunny Hunt: Find the hidden bunny trapped in a crate somewhere off the beaten track.

  • Conditional: Obey a certain restriction in finishing the level that will force you to undertake new routes.

  • Time Limit: Get to the exit as fast as you can to obtain a gold, silver or bronze medal.

  • Fiery Floors: Complete the level with added flooring and obstacles to make your life difficult.

  • Chaser: Complete the level while a deadly clone of you is always one second behind you.

On top of that, there are multiple groupings of the levels in both Speedrun and the new Permadeath mode, in which you either see how quickly you can complete the entire grouping, or see how many you can complete before you die.

Find the secret note in each of the new 100 levels. They're never clear - some will even require you to perish to obtain them!

Each one will unlock a line of a poem explaining how you found yourself in this bizarre world, who sent you here, and what happens next!

If you run out of levels, the game also comes with a full-featured level creator! Give your level a name, a creator, a description, and begin drawing! Place every obstacle found in the main game, give it a gold, silve and bronze time limit, a conditional objective, place the bunny somewhere, and generally do pretty much everything found in the main game!

You can then enter the Created Levels menu, where the game will display you all of your custom levels along with tracking completion, just as it does regular levels. Feel free to share your levels with others and build up a collection! (You can find your levels in %localappdata%\Innoquous_5 on Windows.)

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System: Windows
Price: £0.99
Music: See in-game
Fonts: Gotham etc

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Titan Tighten by Allison James

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Play as a massive titan stomping on cities and terrifying citi... oh no wait, you just broke down.

Control a stream of tiny Tighten robots navigating the Titan's body from its head to its feet, fixing up all its loose screws so it can go back to causing carnage - all the while, avoiding hazards and pitfalls.

Created in 48 hours for GMC Jam 16.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: High Scarlet
Fonts: OCR A

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Lab Wagon by Allison James

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Ride the Lab Wagon! Jump off to brutalise people for their money and find chests. Augment yourself and upgrade your arsenal to survive bigger threats and reap larger rewards. And upgrade the Lab Wagon's computer for automatic money harvesting.

Made for GMC Jam 12.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Petriform
Fonts: Allison James (Kings of Kings Lynn)

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Dreaming On E by Allison James

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Five-scenario bizarre-fest first person game. Be scared! Be shocked! Be bored!

And the game's got a moral! Yay.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: None
Fonts: Gunplay

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“This game is strange.” - Link3000

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The Boy In The Plastic Barrel by Allison James

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Save your friend, Matt Black, from the clutches of a kidnapper.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: MIDI
Fonts: Armor Piercing

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Up Shint Creek by Allison James

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Hop your way through this short, varied, relatively conventional platformer.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: MIDI
Fonts: ?

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Gamanstake by Allison James

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Gamanstake is a very long maze / exploration / adventure game made in 2006. Until Elemence later on, this was my “prized” game. You play as a dude called Gea Mastert (an anagram of “Age Matters”, don’t know why) who has been trapped in an evil set of killer mazes called The Gamanstake Mazes. He must go through trying to find the source of evil.

If you persevere the boringness of the gameplay it does actually contain a fair bit of variety. An aeroplane stage, a racing stage, a mix of maze and platforming levels, a few different areas and a storyline bulk it out a lot. This was my longest game in terms of unique gameplay for quite a while!

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: MIDI
Fonts: Old English, Arial, ?

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“How did you create this, what black magic is this??” - Literally everyone I showed this to when I was 15

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Rigmorol's Platform Adventure by Allison James

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You're Rigmorol, a guy who's just thrusted himself down a hole in his garden and found himself in an evil dude's lair.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: ?
Fonts: Blippo Black

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