Another 28 games are added to this year's lineup, and a wild Gamemaking Frenzy approaches!
An additional 28 games have been added to this year’s Fantastic Arcade, the fifth annual showcase of independent videogames from the organizers of Fantastic Fest. In addition, the theme for this year’s Gamemaking Frenzy, a two week-long game jam, has been announced.
The following games will be freely playable during the days of Fantastic Arcade, September 18th through the 21st, alongside developer commentary and daily tournaments.
Burrito galaxy 64: Mega Tortilla Bean Saga 30x6 Push It To the Limit (swackSoft softWorks workShop)
Slap, burp, and smack your way through puzzles and dungeons to deliver the interstellar bean payload.
How to Be a Tree (Jimmy Andrews)
In How to Be a Tree, the player is a tree that can twist, twirl, and bound through the world.
Life On A Mountain (Jukio Kallio)
Life On A Mountain is a video game about breathing the fresh air of the mountain and thinking about all the secrets it might hide.
Captain Forever Remix (Brian Chan, Dean Tate)
Captain Forever Remix allows players to build a spaceship, travel across the solar system destroying enemies, and scavenge their remains for new ship parts.
Catacomb Kids (FourBitFriday)
Catacomb Kids is a challenging, fast-paced platformer with a huge assortment of generated weapons and enemies to avoid.
Deep Under the Sky (Colin Northway)
Try life as a strange jellyfish that flies through the thick atmosphere of a psychedelic Venus.
Future Unfolding (Spaces of Play)
Future Unfolding is an experimental action-adventure game that lets you explore a mystical forest filled with life, both beautiful and dangerous.
Glitchhikers (Silverstring Media)
Glitchhikers invites players to experience a haunting drive at night in which things are not quite as they seem.
Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)
Gorogoa is a hand-illustrated world suspended inside of a unique puzzle.
Haunt the House: Terrortown (SFB Games)
This charming action puzzle game allows players to possess objects and haunt unsuspecting humans.
Heat Signature (Tom Francis)
In Heat Signature, players pilot a small unarmed ship and take on missions that involve boarding larger ships without their heat sensors detecting you.
How Do You Do It (Nina Freeman, Emmett Butler, Deckman Coss, Jonathan Kittaka)
How Do You Do It puts players in the role of an 11-year-old girl who uses dolls to furtively attempt to figure out how sex works.
Lost in the Woods (Animal Phase)
Lost in the Woods is an exploratory first-person game about the eroding force of time and the things we choose to pass on.
Miegakure (Marc ten Bosch)
Miegakure is a puzzle-platforming game that lets you explore and interact with a four-dimensional world.
Rooftop Cop (Stephen Lawrence Clark)
Rooftop Cop is a game in which police have forgotten what, and why, they are policing.
The 2nd Amendment (Ramiro Corbetta, K. Anthony Marefat, Jane Freidhoff)
In The 2nd Amendment, the player controls a 3D avatar who is attempting to play a 2D text adventure game.
The Floor is Jelly (Ian Snyder)
The Floor is Jelly is a physics-based puzzle game set in a whimsical universe made of jelly.
Titan Souls (Acid Nerve)
In Titan Souls, a solitary human with a single arrow must defeat twenty colossal titans.
Due to the overwhelming number of submissions received this year, Fantastic Arcade will feature ten additional bonus games that will be playable on all Showcase laptops: #ghosts (Christoffer Hedborg), Action Henk (RageSquid), Color Thief (Trouble Impact), DRAANG (swackSoft softWorks workShop), Dropsy (Tendershoot), Gods Will Be Watching (Deconstructeam), Offender II (Nathalie Lawhead), The Sun at Night (Minicore Studios), SimAntics: Realistic Anteater Simulator (Liselore Goedhart, Tom Francis), and BLOSSOM (Dominik Johann, Christoffer Hedborg).
Fantastic Arcade is also proud to announce its third annual Gamemaking Frenzy competition, in which amateur and pro game developers alike try their hand at creating an original videogame within two weeks. This year’s Gamemaking Frenzy is themed around food and will be hosted by futuristic foodie Thu Tran, host of the IFC series Food Party and MTVOther's Late Night Munchies. The Gamemaking Frenzy begins on August 30th and ends September 16th, and selected games will appear in this year’s Starcade, also hosted by Tran. For more information about participating in the Gamemaking Frenzy, visit gamemakingfrenzy.com.