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Behind the blockbuster-sized nebulae that emerged in the month of November in the videogame space there appeared several smaller works worth celebrating. Collated below, those experiences will have you transported through televisions, throwing your phone in the air, flying through a dreamscape in a fighter plane, even staring into an entire world realized in a bowl.

Have a browse through our entire selection below. And if you want to find more convenient collections such as this check out our round-up tag.


Crowtel (Sink, capt beard)

Crowtel

"When a couple of health inspector cats show up to this lazy crow's door all hotel breaks loose!" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)

Teaser trailer


SpillTender (Conjured Graphics)

SpillTender

"Try not to get fired" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Graphics Exercise (Mason Lindroth)

Graphics Exercise

"It’s not really a “game” so don’t get over-hyped." - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


Puzzle Depot (Laughing Manatee Games)

Puzzle Depot

"Unlock the secrets of a long-abandoned facility" - Author's description

Download demo on itch.io (Windows)


Agora (Pol Clarissou)

Agora

"made in about 5 hours ~~ " - Author's description

Author's note: "this games contains flashing images"

Play / download on itch.io (Browser, Windows, Mac, Linux)


Dive Another Way (Max Wrighton, Gian Dbeis, Remy Stuurwold)

Dive Another Way

"Synchronise your diving with a friend by throwing your phones into the air to receive a score based on technicality, jump height and synchronicity. " - Author's description

Note: Make sure to follow the instructions on the itch.io page. Oh, and don't play unless you want to risk breaking your phone.

Download on itch.io (Windows, Android)

Video footage


Jack in the Box - The Collected Works of Jack King-Spooner (Jack King-Spooner)

Jack in the Box - The Collected Works of Jack King-Spooner

"A collection of games and soundtracks. These are shorter works, often jam games." - Author's description

Purchase on itch.io (Windows)


The amazing odyssey of growing up (AC Ojeda, Rubén Calles, Luis Díaz Peralta, Alex Zarzalejo)

The amazing odyssey of growing up

"Alt game made with cardboard art about a kid who must grow up." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


GUPPERS (Tnerb, Todd Luke)

GUPPERS

"GUPPERS are loving life long friends and the best part is they are exactly like you!" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


City Planning for Idiots (Tristan Dahl)

City Planning for Idiots (Tristan Dahl)

"Sim City had a baby with a Tetris" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android)


OASES (Armel Gibson, Delphine Fourneau, Calum Bowen)

OASES

"My grandfather's plane was reported lost in 1960 during the Algeria Independence War, days before the birth of his first child.

This is what I like to think happened to him." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)

Trailer


A Good Gardener (Ian Endsley, Carter Lodwick, Scott Archer, Dan Anthony Kelly)

A Good Gardener

"A GAME IN WHICH YOU ARE CHARGED WITH GROWING PLANTS FOR YOUR NATION'S WAR-EFFORT." - Author's description

Purchase for $5 on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Trailer


sleep start (epicureanistik)

"A very short narrative game where you choose who gets to talk." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


mirror lake (Katie Rose Pipkin)

mirror lake

"click for a new landscape" - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


öde (K.Chplr)

öde

"a short infinite exploration "game"" - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


BADBLOOD (Winnie Song)

BADBLOOD

"A DEADLY GAME OF HIDE & SEEK" - Author's description

Purchase for $7 on itch.io (Windows, Mac)

Purchase for $7.99 on Steam (Windows, Mac)

Purchase for $7 here (Windows, Mac)

Trailer


Bellular Hexatosis (Porpentine, Brenda Neotanomie)

Bellular Hextosis

"Fly to the eyeball city, locate rare tears, explore your guts, get the antidote for your dying sister." - Author's description

Pay-what-you-want on itch.io (Windows, Mac)

Trailer


Call of Dudley (Poor Track Design)

Call of Dudley

"Telemetry indicates that an individual has survived transfer into Ogilvy's virtual detention facility. Objectives to follow. " - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Payroll (Astrojone)

Payroll

"This is a short Windows 95-looking office simulation and narrative." - Author's description

Purchase for $1 on itch.io (Windows)

Trailer


The Tower Inverted (hellojed)

"A collection of levels I made over the course of about a month, strung together into a game." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Carrots and Cream (Aergia)

Carrots and Cream

"A short horror game about picking carrots, making dinner and all sorts of other spooky things!" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android)


Actias (Kitty Horrorshow)

Actias

"Six bright stones brought you here

In your thoughts, an ancient, feeble voice has strength enough to whisper two words:

"Restore me"" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Support Kitty Horrorshow on Patreon


Library of Blabber (Ivan Notaros)

Library of Blabber

"Explore the Library of Blabber, an infinite structure filled with endless bookshelves of eternal nonsense!

..Or so they say.." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Frog Home (JTE)

Frog Home

"Press Z to frog. Go do frog stuff." - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector (Hit-Point)

Neko Atsume

"Attract cats with food and then watch them romp with your toys" - Author's description

Download on the App Store (iOS)

Download on Google Play (Android)


Fernweh3D (Termotank)

Fernweh3D

"It is a dark and bucolic three-dimensional world begging to be explored." - Author's description

Author's note: "The user moves throughout the virtual space of this world, which is specially crafted so that the tracks from the new album may be discovered and listened to therein."

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Video footage


tea (Kyle Reimergartin)

tea

"It's about frogs." - Author's description

Play here (Browser)