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Rev%lver by Allison James

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It's high noon and your targets are all unarmed - but you're not! Only problem is, you've got a gun with an extremely weird quirk.

It asks you questions.

Rev%lver sees you move through quiet, serene deserts, destroying and stealing from docile robots while conserving as much of your ammunition as possible. Every time you pull the trigger, the gun needs a correct percentage level set - and the only way you can work it out is with each given question or statistic. The further away from the correct setting you are, the more ammo the gun discharges and wastes.

If you run out of ammo, scurry back and your captor will give you a refill... for a fee, of course.

Presented with small amounts of humour, Rev%lver has a 97% chance of being fun!

Created in 48 hours for GM48.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Allison James
Fonts: Dan Johnston and Allison James

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“Super unique, and very entertaining.” - Baku
”Thanks for giving me a months worth of education” - Loates
”Good job, a bit of an out of the box idea that is nicely done, it was fun!” - havik
“Lmao“ - Kwisarts

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Ne Touchez Pas 5 by Allison James

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An extremely difficult game with one simple rule - do not touch.

In Ne Touchez Pas 5, you navigate 100 different levels with six different characters, all with unique control methods, attempting to reach the finish in one piece. Dodge deadly fans, evade eviscerating laser beams, and manoeuvre around moving segments, hit switches to open paths, collect optional bits and throw yourself through the void at the end of each level to progress.

Play as:

  • L'Oiseau, a french bird that flaps its little wings!

  • Jetpod, a tiny pilot with the lust for thrust!

  • Rockit, a rocket built for destruction but here to kick some walls!

  • Astro, an astronaut that doesn't know why they're here and is getting dizzy!

  • Car, with a full tank of petrol and a six digit milometer!

  • Square, just here to give people an easy mode!

Features 100 levels, 480 collectables, progress tracking, catchy music with a nostalgic easter egg for the four people that will remember the original Ne Touchez Pas games from the noughties, and a quit button for when you get stuck. You will probably get stuck.

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System: Windows
Price: £0.99
Music: Various
Fonts: Bebas Neue

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“Hardcore puzzle with stylish minimalist graphics and hundreds of challenging levels.” - Gold Bear Games
”Navigate 100 levels in this very difficult, fast paced, simple action game.” - Mixer Games
”The game will require full attention and excellent response.” - Earth in the Porthole
”Good levels and obstacles.” - Games Without Borders

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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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“Looks like a huge game that took a lot of work – impressive!“ - HayManMarc
”Good story, nice art, music is fitting” - Toque
”that was quite a large entry to complete, but it's perfectly possible to complete in a single day.” - Alice
”Brittain taking over the world... meh.” - Baukereg

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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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“Great little game that will keep you coming back.” - lazerfalcon
”Really awesome game.” - Jack Oatley
”The game plays really well and satisfying.” - sprvrn
”You have one of the best entries this year.” - br0ken_m1nd

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Maddening Euphoria by Allison James

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Ever feel like you're running around in circles?

Maddening Euphoria is a unique, challenging arcade game with randomly generated level design, in which you control brother and sister duet Mason and Millicent Zane as they flee from their own imagined realisation of their troubles in life - an inescapable wall of death - while avoiding bottomless pits, deadly spikes and speed-reducing pools of thick goo. Keep within spitting distance of the wall to receive a short, colourful Second Wind speed boost and gain the opportunity to be one eighth euphoric.

Not enough for you? Don your favourite fedora, go for eight pieces, and enter the multicoloured rainbow world of Euphoria where time goes even faster, spikes disappear and your survival speeds up dramatically. Or tackle some of the game's 150+ challenges ranging anywhere from trivially easy to borderline unfathomable.

Meanwhile, choose from 36 game themes (or throw it on Shuffle), each with themed poetry telling tales of your demise with anywhere from innocent whimsy to incomparable filth, and ranging from surprisingly clever to embarrassingly hideous. If you're English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, German, Spanish, Japanese, American, or from Bristol or Norwich like we are, I apologise profusely. Also have the game mock your failures in one of 51 ways of varying levels of Britishness. And all of this while other people's highscores pop up and you wonder what some people do with their time.

This is the flashiest, fleshiest Maddening to date. It even has some diamondy bits. And you can turn those off if you're only in it for the circles.

Just don't buy it if you suffer from epilepsy. (Please.)

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System: Windows, Nintendo Switch
Price: £0.99
Music: Various
Fonts: Allison James (Front Page Neue), Sickamore, Last Paradise

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“The concept of navigating through a never-ending ball-in-a-maze puzzle is such a unique concept that for just $1USD, it’s a no brainer to download onto your Switch just to experience what innovating level design can offer.“ - Switchaboo
“No brainer under a $1.” - Sysgen
”A solid leaderboard chaser. […] Everything is a little over the top, but I dig it.” - Scrumpy
”A unique test of focus and visual-spatial awareness.” - MrSterious

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Soundproof Cell by Allison James

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Live a life in the day of Em - their job, their interactions with their colleagues, a work party in the evening and the pain they feel.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Joel Steudler
Fonts: Allison James

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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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Super Dynapogo by Allison James

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Explosive pogo a-gogo!

The city of Dynaster is in ruins - an erupted volcano has flooded it with lava, and as a result, an evil government corporation has bought the land to level it into a hellish lava-moat-surrounded fortress.

But it's okay. You have a pogo stick. Not just any pogo stick, either: it's a Dynapogo! It has a stick of dynamite attached that remains intact when it explodes, allowing for infinite reuse. It explodes on contact with anything, so make sure you're pointed the way you want to go when you land!

Get as far as you can by exploding your way across the doomed Dynaster cityscape's rooftops. Watch as the final helpless and stranded Dynasterians are torn apart by the government's leveller, making sure you aren't killed by itself. And for the love of god, avoid the lava!

"I played the original Dynapogo. What's new?!"

Good question! This is an upgrade, not a sequel, so the core gameplay is the same. But Super Dynapogo has these upgrades on Dynapogo:

+ Game runs at 1080p and is fullscreen now - clearer graphics and no accidental clicking off-screen!
+ Game contains proper HUD elements - original was for a game jam with "no in-game text" as a restriction, so that's now rectified
+ HUD graphics have been polished
+ Everything's got a shadow now, because shadows are for cool people
+ Several new building types added, and tile variety added to new and previous buildings
+ Changed music

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Vidya Vidya
Fonts: Hansom FY, Allison James (Gnome Splinters, Notalot35)

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Maddening Relapse 2 by Allison James

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With Mason Zane killed in a mysterious chain of events, his perception of the world in his alter ego Madd Mann seemed doomed to die. That is, until Daryl Schuhorne, a woman with an equally bizarre obsession for doing absolutely everything in a business suit with a vivid red tie, came along.

Run around in circles. Don't get killed by the wall, which is back in full force. Avoid having a spike introduce new holes into your ecosystem. You see that hole over there? Yeah, don't fall down it. And now, making their return from their appearance in 2010's Maddening, bounce off trampolines and try your best not to get slowed down in vats of thick goo!

Further improvements from Relapse 1 include the game running in native 1080p, tons of polish to everything, improved level generation bringing more variety to the table, and a new soundtrack by Meizong.

If you have a GameJolt account, Maddening Relapse 2 also contains 93 GameJolt achievements and global leaderboards. Sign in to receive them!

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Meizong
Fonts: Allison James

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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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1 Girl 2 Cups by Allison James

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Wakka wakka, motherlovers.

You're an innocent, dual-uzi-wielding bikini-clad girl trapped in a Japanese burial ground, and the inhabitants aren't having any of it.

Dash around, collecting ammunition for your uzis. Find new and exotic weapons: like the Katana that is made out of purest grade aluminium maybe! Or the flamethrower that is secretly powered by love! Or maybe you're more into the inner workings of the chainsaw, since you're a bit of a carpentry fanatic... or are delusional and think that all the enemies are trees.

Upload your highscore to GameJolt, and have the leaderboard and the flashing display of the global best score permanently remind you how much worse you are than everybody else! And earn GJ trophies if you're into that sort of thing, you filthmongerer.

1 Girl. 2 Cups. 3 of something.

Hm.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: DaPlaque - Ultimate
Fonts: Joystix, Pac-Font

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Bullet Hills by Allison James

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Dance Dance Revolution meets touch typing tutor in Bullet Hills - the game where you have to type to the beat! Features three tracks and around 10 different typing levels, from just the letter X to the full alphabet and even full words to the music.

Made in GameMaker: Studio in 72 hours for GMC Jam 17.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Approaching Nirvana, Savant, High Scarlet
Fonts: Eurostile

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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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Frankenfirearm by Allison James

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Build up your gun and vanquish enemies aplenty in the procedurally-generated dungeons of Frankenfirearm!

Made for GMC Jam 15.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Savant
Fonts: DIN Schablonierschrift (DIN), Scream When You’re Ready to Die (Allison James)

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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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Hi Me Ro Me by Allison James

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Hi, Japan. A futuristic city where the lights are so bright they dazzle the blind. In comes Me Ro Me, a thrill-seeking Russian looking to scale Hi's tallest building, a winding tower with a tough electric security scanner constantly rotating around its cylindrical outside. Go high or go die. Music by the excellent Savant.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Savant
Fonts: Impact, others

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Lyssandra and the Amplegores by Allison James

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A lab accident has caused an outburst of Amplegores, a mutated species consisting entirely of their own blood. You're Lyssandra, aka "Dog". Get in the GunCycle and manage the population!

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Petriform
Fonts: Allison James (Vermin Vibes Redux, Vermin Vibes 1989)

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Innoquous 4 by Allison James

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The fourth in the series of gravity-flipping platformer games, Innoquous 4 is over four times the size of its predecessor! 75 levels with five distinct game modes adding challenging twists to already challenging levels, not including the added Speedrun mode – complete the entire game as quickly as you can!

Also includes stat tracking, options, and help.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Rolemusic
Fonts: 4th and Inches, Georgia

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Remaddening by Allison James

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madnessMADNESSmadness 2. Go through three levels of tiered difficulty, play through a specialist level where you can't turn back, or even endure a procedurally generated level, completely randomly made and unlooped for constantly different obstacles. And if you're bored of its looks, why not recolour it to suit your visual needs?

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Kita Khyber
Fonts: Will Robinson

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Ne Touchez Pas 4 by Allison James

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Ne Touchez Pas IV, my entry into YoYo Games Competition 05 (no, I'm not particularly in it to win it, I just like entering this stuff ) is a game which builds off NTP3 in the pursuit of improvement.

All of the levels are the same, probably not a massively popular decision, but I'm trying to bring in improvements in other areas to make up for that.

For those unfamiliar with NTP, it is a game which compiles many variants of don't-touch-the-walls games (including two from my past - Rockit and NAL's Jet Pod).

There are 50 levels, playable with six separate characters:

Bird will be familiar to anyone that's played Messhof's Flywrench or any of the previous NTP games. New to NTP4, Bird has an autoflap button as well as a manual flap. Left/Right make the bird strafe, Z is for manual flap and Up for autoflap. Down can be used for the level start if you want to start with a freefall, not an upwards movement.
Jetpod is the only character unaltered from NTP3. It's basically a slower, easier version of the bird with smooth upward thrusting and strafing.
Missile is a redesigned version of NTP3's "Rockit". Since mouse controls are disallowed from Competition 05 entries I had to alter the controls. The D-pad now makes the missile hurtle in whichever direction is pressed. It's at one set speed and is unaffected by gravity.
Spaceman has been changed from NTP3 significantly. He's still unaffected by gravity and friction, but now the entire screen rotates as he does and you have to keep control of him and track of the level as it turns before you. Pretty good at inducing dizziness.
Vehicle, first of two new characters, is a small, speedy car in which you use up to accelerate, down to decelerate/reverse and left/right to turn. This is a fairly easy one to do since you can be patient with it and it's nippy and agile enough to get through the tightest of gaps.
Square is named to reflect its simplicity. Direction keys simply move it in whichever direction is pressed. It stops instantly when you let go. It's fairly slow (though holding Z will double its speed), but small enough to get through super-tight gaps. Designed to be similar to World's Hardest Game, though is much easier.

The menu system has been redesigned also. It's incomplete (if you play the build you can only access The Grid and Quit Game on the main menu) but getting there. What exists is pretty much fully functional. Controls for the menus are given so I needn't go in-depth into them.

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System: Windows
Price: Free
Music: Kita Khyber
Fonts: Bebas

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