Stencyl Jam 2015 Winners 2015-05-18 15:05:38
Thank you to the Stencyl team for helping to determine the winners of this event. Here they are!
1st Place - $500 + Stencyl Studio License
Crayon Pokeby RaiyumiCollect skulls and use the power of "crayon" to venture your way up toward new beginnings!
Crayon Poke is a very polished, clever platformer. Charming visuals, music and sound.
2nd Place - $300 + Stencyl Studio License
SARCO has great atmosphere and a novel protagonist. It's short and leaves you wanting to explore this universe much more, hope to see it continue!
3rd Place - $200 + Stencyl Studio License
The NEXT jump is a unique turn-based shooter. The bullet collision and punch attack feel nice and crunchy!
4th Place - Stencyl Studio License
So many concepts have been experimented with in platformers at this point but Down is Up still feels fresh. The small character controls well and there are always little nooks to fit into.
5th Place - Stencyl Studio License
Iridescentby PixlWalkrUse the spectrite stones and your trusty slingshot in your quest to find the cure.
Iridescent has a cute protagonist and cool mechanics with the different gems and how you use/enhance them. The music fits well with the way your character scurries along.
Congrats to the winners! I'll be PMing you with licenses info.
Worp is a fiendish high score challenge and I feel really competitive when I play it! Definitely worth some time for anyone who likes devilish high score games like @TerryCavanagh's Hexagon (which unfortunately doesn't track high scores on NG).
Princess Protector has some fresh mechanics, complimented by great art and design. The controls could be better and I would prefer restarting on the screen where I died, vs regularly saving and going back to save points. I was a little confused at first on where to go on the very first screen (top left exit) as well as revisiting the bush after the bridge scene but overall it was fun to figure out.
Pandactilo is a great game for learning to type properly. All these years and I had never given any notice to the bumps on the F and J keys!
PACO-PACO is a cool endless runner with some great visuals! Limbo fans will enjoy the aesthetic.
Doomsday has you scrambling to gather resources to stop a meteor from destroying earth. A funny game with a good sense of urgency!
Sim Apocalypse has lots of great humor but as an idle game I still would have liked some more interactive options beyond the initial setup. This was the most popular jam entry and there's big potential here.
Fridge Runner shares some concepts with Down is Up but also has its own unique puzzles to solve. The aesthetic can be a bit jarring but I still enjoyed it!
The Necromander will take you back to the days of NES lightgun games, only none of them did it like this!
No Clue... Level 11 is making me crazy!
Gravity flipping has been done in a number of games now but Phase Shift brings great graphics and animation to the table. I really liked the overall feel of the character and would love a game like this with some combat elements!
Lonely No More is a sweet game about working together. Good for fans of puzzle platformers where you control multiple characters.
The Evil Resides is scary and atmospheric but also really darn hard! Give it a try though.
Retro Runner Remixby PsychoVisionGamingA new twist on old favorites! Come run, spin, and JUMP your way through iconic NES levels.
Retro Runner Remix is an autorunner where you can't let yourself touch the left of the screen. Gets tricky fast!
Tetramino´s Revengeby rogerrennoTetramino`s revenge is a puzzle game that mixes attacks and player skills
Tetramino's Revenge answers the question: "Should Tetris have been a brawler?" Great character and fun art style, I'm curious just how high a score someone can get! Wish the actual combat felt a bit smoother so I could wreck these pieces easier... The puzzle aspect of prioritizing pieces really feels like it's on to something.
sidesplitterby StomachBugA must-play for any highscore junkies out there. Can you get to the top of the scoreboard?
Sidesplitter is a good high score competition!
Purple Machine is a... deconstructionist platformer? Worth experiencing.
Domestic is a touching interactive story; it's rewarding to see Stencyl give people an outlet to tell stories in different ways.
Dystopia 101by plopixForced labor sim. Half-idle, half-rogue tycoon, a cynical view on resource games.
Dystopia 101 is a sinister sim where you bend workers to your will.
No More Instructions is like Pong but silly and with surprises!
Thank you everyone who turned out with games! It's cool to see so many great games made with Stencyl, as well as so many first-timers who can now call themselves game developers!
Another game development event is launching this Friday, be sure to stop by for the announcement!