The Best Games from GMTK Game Jam 2021

  • Published on Jun 21, 2021
  • The GMTK Game Jam for 2021 was - once again! - our biggest yet. In this video, Mark runs down his 20 favourite games.

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:16 - Rift Shift -
    02:10 - Sleepy Blocks -
    03:01 - Puzzle Sigma -
    03:51 - Factori -
    04:47 - Ghostel -
    05:34 - Grappling Scarf -
    06:32 - Phasing Puller -
    07:18 - Telephone Trouble -
    08:09 - Paisible Soirée au Fil d'Étoiles -
    09:03 - I Gacha Head -
    09:43 - Static Cling -
    10:39 - Tether n' Feather -
    11:30 - Mrs. Modifier -
    12:19 - Octo and the Pocket Dimensions -
    13:34 - Space Scrap Shuffle -
    14:36 - Threadbound -
    15:34 - Loop -
    16:23 - Tongue-Tied -
    17:10 - Ball to the Wall -
    17:43 - SparkLink -
    18:32 - Honourable Mentions

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Comments • 972

  • Ronin Gazelle
    Ronin Gazelle 7 months ago +3864

    Mark: *held a game jam

    The puzzle games genre: whomst has summoned me

    • Edward Addo
      Edward Addo 3 months ago

      Couldn't have said it better🤣🤣🤣

    • Dani050
      Dani050 6 months ago +1

      game jams in a nutshell

    • Safe-Keeper
      Safe-Keeper 6 months ago +5

      @DjiDji Except, of course, making clever puzzles can be really time-consuming. Honeslty, combat games can be incredibly easy to make, it's often just point and shoot.

    • Adrian Loy
      Adrian Loy 6 months ago

      @TheSaintsVEVO uhm...have you seen this video?

    • Grey Fox
      Grey Fox 6 months ago +2

      Also mark: "this almost made it but we already have a lot of platformers in the top 20"

      Proceeds to name some more non platformer puzzle games

  • Goferek 5
    Goferek 5 7 months ago +2242

    I just wanted to thank all 11 people who downloaded my game.
    No seriously, every single download made me really happy.

    • Waffel
      Waffel 2 months ago

      @Arson nice man

    • sandorr clegane
      sandorr clegane 3 months ago +1

      Brawo goferku

    • Arson
      Arson 5 months ago +2

      I had a similar experience to this, but not with games. I made a few Minecraft skins, and posted them online, only to find out that within an hour 4 people had downloaded. Made me very happy.

    • NoobOfNoobs
      NoobOfNoobs 5 months ago +3

      genuinely wholesome

    • HistorVical
      HistorVical 6 months ago +3

      You also had 11 replies for this comment but I ruined it

  • fernandpixels
    fernandpixels 7 months ago +4248

    You know, in my opinion if you managed to make a game in 48 hours you are already a winner! Good job everyone :)

  • DialDylan
    DialDylan 7 months ago +668

    I can't believe my game got featured! 9:03 I made I gacha head and I didn't even think it was good enough to get close to top 100. I may have cried a little because it was so un-expected and I have been learning almost all my game design from these videos for over 3 or 4 years now I think. I have loved this channel for so long and have watched and loved every best of jam video since it has started and this was the first time I actually decided to join even though I still really didn't think I was good enough yet. This is one of the biggest accomplishments for me after feeling like I wasn't good at anything and felt lost because of it. This is a big deal for me because it was something that felt like it was completely out of reach. Thank you so much.

    • Ojas Patil
      Ojas Patil 2 months ago +1

      Congrats man!

    • Miko Rabago
      Miko Rabago 5 months ago +2

      Congrats! 😊 I'm really proud of you for just making a game within 48 hours, really!

      You really deserved it! 😁👏

    • Sophia Brown
      Sophia Brown 5 months ago +1

      Well done! Congratulations 😊

    • yaheg ⠀
      yaheg ⠀ 5 months ago +1


    • Eiji mb
      Eiji mb 5 months ago +1

      Well done, you deserve it !!!

  • Sunnexo
    Sunnexo 7 months ago +1902

    Our team failed to deliver a game so we just ended up with a soundtrack only lol
    can't wait to see the best games!!

    • Derek Long
      Derek Long 6 months ago

      This comment got you a subscriber :D

    • John Lawrie
      John Lawrie 6 months ago +1

      bet it was a fkn sick soundtrack though

    • Kaffeebohnson
      Kaffeebohnson 6 months ago +2

      Hey I saw your "game"! I really liked the soundtrack :) Bummer that you couldn't deliver, but you have a funny story and at least *I* got a kick out of your submission!

    • Faus
      Faus 6 months ago +3

      We ended up making a lot of artwork and enough programming for a game but the game wouldn't export correctly from unity :')

    • Sunnexo
      Sunnexo 7 months ago +7

      @Evan Belcher You can check my community posts if you want to hear it :)

  • F. Helgesen
    F. Helgesen 7 months ago +1462

    Well done to everyone who participated, no matter the state of your game! I'm proud of you just for trying!

    • Miko Rabago
      Miko Rabago 5 months ago

      Wanna say the same, right here! 🙌☺️👏

    • scatter
      scatter 6 months ago

      Does signing up, thinking about the theme for an hour, and not being able to come up with anything count as trying?

    • Procrastinating cartoons TM
      Procrastinating cartoons TM 6 months ago


    • Matt Krcma
      Matt Krcma 7 months ago

      And who are you exactly

    • Florian Koch
      Florian Koch 7 months ago

      I finished on Time, but uploaded the wrong file😑

  • Daniël Huisman
    Daniël Huisman 7 months ago +2789

    The "Baba Is You" influence cannot be understated this year

    • Weirdy Guy
      Weirdy Guy 4 months ago +1

      Fun fact: baba means father in my country language

    • Miko Rabago
      Miko Rabago 5 months ago


    • HAF Hafatko
      HAF Hafatko 6 months ago

      Give me that game pls

    • Well I'm me
      Well I'm me 6 months ago +3

      The influence is not Sokoban
      Is the fact that you have a certain object with it’s own functions, that work with other object to make a clever puzzle

      It’s not a stretch at all, a lot of the games were clearly inspired in Baba is you

    • Libério Martins
      Libério Martins 6 months ago


  • Ask Gamedev
    Ask Gamedev 6 months ago +92

    What a showcase! Every year we have high expectations and every year we're still astounded at how amazing the submissions are. Well done all!

  • Brettlaken
    Brettlaken 7 months ago +627

    If you feel a bit let down because you didn't see your game. Try to look up and see how much you've learned during the jam!
    There will be many more opportunities like this where you will be able to use this new knowledge!
    Thank you so much for participating everyone!

    • Safe-Keeper
      Safe-Keeper 7 months ago +4

      Yeah, especially with massive game jams like this one, your goal can't really be to be featured in the top 20 (of 6000+), unless you've really got a brilliant idea you can build a game around, and even then, you probably need to spend some time promoting your game. Think about what you learn and have fun playing both your own and others' games.

      Honestly, for me, playing through the games made by everyone else was almost as fun as making and uploading my own game.

    • The Roscoe Hour
      The Roscoe Hour 7 months ago

      Thank you. That means a lot.

    • Pippo
      Pippo 7 months ago +5

      Well said, beautiful eyes

    • Ninja Waffle 14
      Ninja Waffle 14 7 months ago +32

      He showed literally less than 1% of entries, definitely not something anyone should let get them down!

  • HyperCubic Studio
    HyperCubic Studio 7 months ago +302

    Ending up in 101st place:

    *_suffering from success_*

    (actually happened to us lol)

    • Merrill George
      Merrill George 6 months ago +4

      Im so sorry 😭

    • Mohshin Anwar {Aariz Anas}
      Mohshin Anwar {Aariz Anas} 7 months ago +31

      @Mdrk Osc hundred and secost

    • Mdrk Osc
      Mdrk Osc 7 months ago +67

      102st place for me :D but was also my first gamejam and mark played my game on stream so im more than satisfied, next time we'll do better!

    • Shadowseeker27
      Shadowseeker27 7 months ago +31

      Rip but also congrats

  • Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney

    The first time I participated in the jam, I just made my game, replied to the few comments left and then waited for the results.
    Of course I did not win and it left me feeling kind of empty and disappointed...

    This year I focused on the community, played everyone's game who left a comment on mine, rated random games, games with few ratings and tried to leave some useful feedback everywhere.
    I got a lot of comments and ratings back from them and it was such a wholesome experience compared to last year... :D
    And I got a cool idea out from this jam!

    Congrats to every one who made a game and/or tried his/her best at it!

    See you on the next one. :)

    • Safe-Keeper
      Safe-Keeper 6 months ago +1

      Yeah, that's the way the jam is meant to be enjoyed, just having fun making your game, playing others' games, and interacting with the community :). Especially in a jam where you compete with 6000+ other applicants :p.

    • Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney
      Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney 7 months ago

      Exposure can be useful though, but you are right. :)

    • LocustSaddle
      LocustSaddle 7 months ago +3

      That's about the best outcome you can expect. Getting in the top is nice but it won't make or break the game. The jam brings fun and creativity but it doesn't make a final product. Success can be found even if your game didn't make top marks in a jam.

    • Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney
      Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney 7 months ago +2

      Of course! :)
      I could not really finish it, cause I had some unexpected problems, but I will make a proper prototype and a devlog about it when I have time for it! :D

      Here is the game:

    • Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney
      Bartha Szabolcs - GameDevJourney 7 months ago

      It's quite a unique experience, I just wish I would have managed my time better. :D

  • Serponge Geometry Dash
    Serponge Geometry Dash 7 months ago +116

    Woooow I'm so happy we made it this year! Felt crazy waiting and thinking we were done for but then number 20 shows up and it's sparklink!
    All the games were incredibly polished this year, which really shines through this video, props to all devs! And thanks for hosting this :)

    • Isaac Seehausen
      Isaac Seehausen 8 days ago

      Moving up in the game dev world :)

    • Cole W
      Cole W 5 months ago

      I was waiting for sparklink in the video, along with grappling scarf, i’m proud of how far our GD community has gone

    • Huy Le
      Huy Le 5 months ago

      I legit cried when seeing it. Best wish to speg corp!

    • Pum
      Pum 6 months ago +2

      t'es le plus beau sache-le

    • Ep6
      Ep6 7 months ago +5

      Congrats! Amazing job on the game, I'm prob gonna download it o-o

  • David Höller
    David Höller 7 months ago +162

    I can imagine a lot of cool speedruns of the parrot game

    • Canal do Matheus
      Canal do Matheus 7 months ago +4

      Mom can we have KFC console?

      No we have KFC console at home

      KFC console at home:

    • David Höller
      David Höller 7 months ago +1

      @Canal do Matheus i heard that you can speedrun Dark Souls with a Microwave😉

    • Canal do Matheus
      Canal do Matheus 7 months ago +11

      I was literally booting up the game for this reason. Only to realize my either my potato toaster or portable microwave can't handle

  • wstevegaming
    wstevegaming 7 months ago +341

    "It's not the most attractive game in the jam"

    -Looks 1,000,000 times more polished than my game

    • Ayoul
      Ayoul 6 months ago +11

      Yeah kind of a weird comment to make for a game jam. Like props to the people who can make good art in such a short time, but usually it's the gameplay and design that should shine the most in these and not putting down ones visuals.

    • Ayoul
      Ayoul 6 months ago +5

      @A CG Nah, he definitely meant aesthetics. He wouldn't have said "attractive" if he meant something other than appearance.

    • A CG
      A CG 7 months ago

      I think he also meant that it looks slow in the beginning

  • Shaunak Deshpande
    Shaunak Deshpande 7 months ago +241

    Hey Mark, this was my first game jam ever! Thanks for organizing it, I had an absolute blast for those 48 hours!!

    • eggcat
      eggcat 7 months ago +1

      @Game Maker's Toolkit Thank you this Game Jam was very good

    • eggcat
      eggcat 7 months ago +3

      This was my first time too (I created the game called: "Plus+-Minus")

    • Shaunak Deshpande
      Shaunak Deshpande 7 months ago +9

      @Draconium The Last Hippodrome

    • Skilledfully
      Skilledfully 7 months ago

      awesome job!

    • Draconium
      Draconium 7 months ago +3

      What game did you make ?

  • andrew not ondrew
    andrew not ondrew 7 months ago +350

    He’s really premiering this as the England game starts, the madman

    • Peter Wang
      Peter Wang 6 months ago

      Lmao people in the comments be like “who watches the Euros?” Well, Chinese people are, on Tiktok I’ve seen a bunch of memes about getting everything your wife/girlfriend would possibly need so you can watch the Euros with your bros.

    • Parthajeet Sarmah
      Parthajeet Sarmah 7 months ago

      @Kieran Hyde That was boring match

    • Nakul M
      Nakul M 7 months ago

      @Dan Mahoney oh same, I'm an absolute jock. I'm also not the majority of nerds, lol.

    • Dan Mahoney
      Dan Mahoney 7 months ago +6

      @Nakul M Some of us like both! There are dozens of us!

    • itchylol
      itchylol 7 months ago +7

      I dont even know what you're talking about so its probably not a big deal lol

  • Xod The Odd
    Xod The Odd 7 months ago +315

    0:15 and 19:27
    This is our game "MOM" !!!
    Thank you, everyone.

    • Sergio Enrique Diaz Ortiz
      Sergio Enrique Diaz Ortiz 4 months ago


    • Yash Singh
      Yash Singh 6 months ago +1

      @Zelph Lol, this was epic!

      Thank you :D

    • Zelph
      Zelph 6 months ago +2

      After glancing over your comment I thought it was a Ur Mom joke, jeez, save me form my stupidity


    • Stormcloud20
      Stormcloud20 7 months ago +5

      Wow, congrats!

  • IcebergLettuce
    IcebergLettuce 7 months ago +85

    12:36 there I am Gary, there I am!!! Congrats to everyone who participated!!!

    • Shark Shark
      Shark Shark 5 months ago

      Loved the VVVVV style on your game, well done ❤️

    • Lumpy_
      Lumpy_ 7 months ago +2

      I loved your game!!!!!!!!!!

    • Artimissle’s Internet Home
      Artimissle’s Internet Home 7 months ago +5

      Congrats for making it on the list! I haven't played your game yet, but it looks really great

  • JGLP
    JGLP 7 months ago +28

    Fun fact about Static Cling: 3 of the artists of that game (SnakeBlock, orisghost and Not Your Sagittarius) actually were either directly responsible for the art in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, or did some promotional art for the game, commissioned by Edmund McMillen himself. So yeah, to say that game's artstyle is made by absolute pros is very much an understatement.

    • Scrunkelmadunk
      Scrunkelmadunk 6 months ago +1

      The three of them along with Mudeth who made music were responsible for the Antibirth mod which ended up in the official game

    • Jasdan Velásquez Mejía
      Jasdan Velásquez Mejía 6 months ago

      Timestamp of the game please?

  • Muffy
    Muffy 7 months ago +76

    This Jam was my first dive into actual game development, and it was definitely a dive into the deep end! Thank you for organizing this, it was a lot of fun!

  • WeenterMakesGames
    WeenterMakesGames 7 months ago +122

    This was a really fun jam! Looking forward to seeing the winners, you could have made a top 40 out of this year's games, they were THAT good!

  • GryphShot
    GryphShot 7 months ago +92

    Congrats to everyone who participated, be that submitting a game or rating others'. I hope we all are able to learn and grow as developers.

    • GryphShot
      GryphShot 7 months ago +1

      ​@WarriorOfJelly Sorry to hear you gave up. But awesome that you made a prototype!

      A thought that encourages me is that everyone learns by iteration. A first attempt will never be perfect, nor the second, nor any attempt actually. BUT it's with each passing attempt that one improves.

      Back when ExtraCredits was good, they made their best design episode, 'Fail Faster'. Hopefully it can inspire you as it did me.

    • WarriorOfJelly
      WarriorOfJelly 7 months ago +2

      @GryphShot I made a prototype in Unity, but it felt like it lacked something, so i decided on giving up.

    • GryphShot
      GryphShot 7 months ago

      @WarriorOfJelly Understandable, creative works aren't easy. On top of that jams are so rough. Thankfully, there will be more jams to come. Are you familiar with any game engine? If not, you might feel more confident after learning one a little bit.

    • WarriorOfJelly
      WarriorOfJelly 7 months ago +2

      I tried, but the lack of ideas and motivation hit and i never finished it..

  • Theta
    Theta 7 months ago +67

    As 1/3 of Star Garden Games, I think I can speak on behalf of the team that we are amazed and humbled to be on this list, sharing a spot with incredible games. Thank you so much to all the amazing people who came and told us how much they loved our game, and to all the random people I found talking about factori in the GMTK discord. The support has been incredible, and it came at such a difficult time of my life, so the love and support has completely lifted me up again. Thanks so much to Mark for enjoying our game enough to feature it as well... I'm just so lost for words, but seriously thank you everyone. Thanks for playing factori, we can't wait to show you v1.0, we hope you love it.

  • Ayan
    Ayan 7 months ago +43

    My game is trash but I had a blast making it and participating in the jam. Thanks Mark

    • Safe-Keeper
      Safe-Keeper 6 months ago

      That's the spirit! I joined for the first time this year, and although my game did fairly well overall, I considered the jam a fun learning experience more than anything.

    • Matthew Parker
      Matthew Parker 7 months ago +1

      Not only is my game trash, I didn't upload all the necessary files to play it.
      I should be able to do so now, though.

    • F. Helgesen
      F. Helgesen 7 months ago +7

      Keep at it! My first GMTK(19) was like three seconds of broken gameplay, but it got me started down the development path. There's a lot of change you can expect from just a single year making games.

  • Capture Dev
    Capture Dev 7 months ago +51

    I can see how "12 - Tether n' Feather" has clearly taken inspiration from A Short Hike (one of my favorite indie games!)

    • L
      L 7 months ago +7

      Yeah I remembered the same thing

    • Rhnir S
      Rhnir S 7 months ago +7

      as it should, a short hike is * chef kiss *

  • BlastLad
    BlastLad 7 months ago +11

    Our team were the makers of Loop! Thanks to all who took time to play and review it, and big thanks to Mark for featuring it! This means a lot to me as one of my first game jams was GMTK 2020, although we were not able to finish our game last year! After the 2020 Jam I promised myself I'd just get in the top 100 next year. And the Marmalads with Loop got featured in the top 20! (We're all students!)

    Thanks to all the great people I met this last year, and I'm so happy to be able to say I followed through with my promise last year!

  • Zeta Zimmer
    Zeta Zimmer 7 months ago +11

    So proud of everyone! I just made my first game for this jam and I had a blast.

  • LlamaDev
    LlamaDev 7 months ago +19

    Well done to everyone that made a game!

  • Kirbman
    Kirbman 7 months ago +5

    This was my first ever Game Jam, and I had a lot of fun. Kinda sad my game didn't get noticed, but better luck next time.

  • Sikorsky99EW
    Sikorsky99EW 7 months ago +12

    11:12 Reminds me of a short hike (birds, golden feathers, gliding,)

  • Megamind Blue
    Megamind Blue 7 months ago +71

    The jam was a blast once again. However, there seems to be a pernicious culture that's developing amongst jammers and I feel the need of pointing it out. I call it: "The General Comment Syndrome"

    Basically, it's where the jammers go around playing others' games at a surface level, or worse, not playing the game at all and leaving a general nice comment with the hope that the recipient will reciprocate. It's difficult to come across an honest and critical comment on games these days and that's disheartening.

    I, and I'm sure a lot of developers, would love to see some critical and insightful comments that would help us improve our games in the future but we just don't get that anymore. So let's stop being hypocritical and start being critical in our reviews. That'd be nice for a change.

    • Megamind Blue
      Megamind Blue 6 months ago +1

      @Safe-Keeper Agreed

    • Safe-Keeper
      Safe-Keeper 6 months ago

      Yeah, I didn't come across too many myself, but that's really irritating. Please take the time to write proper comments, people. Spam is just annoying!

    • Megamind Blue
      Megamind Blue 7 months ago +16

      @Paul Bonsma It's just sad dude. I too tried to be as elaborate as possible in my reviews but some people even got hurt by me pointing out the negative aspects of their game. They didn't say so explicitly but it was evident from their replies, their rage could be just felt in some way. People have grown so used to the general nice comment that when they actually do get criticized honestly, they're shocked.

    • Paul Bonsma
      Paul Bonsma 7 months ago +13

      Well said. I rated 40 games, played nearly all of them till the end (if there was an end, and it was somewhat doable to get there), and left elaborate and constructive feedback, unless I felt there was nothing constructive or positive I could add. Whenever I got similar feedback, I played and rated the commenter's game as well.

      But I also saw some generic comments on the level of "Nice game, fun to play!", and then saw on their profile that they left left a similar comment on 20 games in one hour... If that problem gets worse, I might react by actually giving those people low ratings next time (instead of just skipping them).

    • Michael
      Michael 7 months ago +8

      @Megamind Blue i mean, that's the point of a game jam, to learn and improve and get helpful feedback from the community because everybody is helping each other out and that's why i love the gamedev community

  • Oh Boy It's Roy
    Oh Boy It's Roy 7 months ago +26

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in the game jam!

  • Zo Jirushi
    Zo Jirushi 7 months ago +3

    9:50 Static Cling that game looks so good! They should honestly sell it on the eshop, steam, and etc!

  • Diogo Saraiva
    Diogo Saraiva 7 months ago +15

    It was my first game jam and I had a great time developing the game and playing a bunch of other games. Already trying a second game jam!

  • Nicole Yazmin
    Nicole Yazmin 7 months ago +6

    Congratulations to everyone! Massive thank you to everyone (and Mark) who gave our game a play (Teather n' Feather!) - so honored to be in the top 20!! Looking forward to next year!

  • rezaka116
    rezaka116 7 months ago +10

    Static cling reminds me of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    • Oscar Blanchet
      Oscar Blanchet 7 months ago +1

      I thought the same. Ghost Trick except the puzzles are only about reaching a goal instead of combining items together in the right order.

  • Isaac James
    Isaac James 7 months ago +5

    This was such a fun jam for me and I’m proud of the little dumb game I made, thanks for hosting yet again 👍

  • Shadow DA B0SS
    Shadow DA B0SS 7 months ago +63

    Congratulations to everyone who made it top 20, top 100 and to those who participated!! It was fun trying out everyone's games and talking to everyone through Discord!! Can't wait to see what you all make next year!!

    Oh, and a special thanks to everyone who gave our game a try! We're already working out some of the kinks and getting a fixed version out soon!

    • Shadow DA B0SS
      Shadow DA B0SS 7 months ago +1

      @Muhamed Galal Oh yeah, making games is a ton of fun. Especially when you're surrounded by others who enjoy doing it as well.

    • Muhamed Galal
      Muhamed Galal 7 months ago +1

      @Shadow DA B0SS Our last year's game programming was a bit complex for me I remembered and I messed some staff but it was fun!

    • Shadow DA B0SS
      Shadow DA B0SS 7 months ago +1

      @Muhamed Galal Hell yeah! We made "Plan Bee" last year! Glad to see you back this year too!

    • Shadow DA B0SS
      Shadow DA B0SS 7 months ago

      @Aurinkomakkara Tell me about it! Making games is just so much fun and I want to make as many as I can too! Lol.

    • Muhamed Galal
      Muhamed Galal 7 months ago +2

      @Shadow DA B0SS ah yeah i remembered u from the last year game jam

  • Ben Hood
    Ben Hood 7 months ago +10

    Honestly, this gives me so much hope that I can become a Game Designer because these people made amazing games in 2 Days. 2 DAYS!!! if they can do it, hell so can I

  • sebwryy o
    sebwryy o 7 months ago +4

    I already know, that I am going to play the hell out of these games

  • Legends
    Legends 7 months ago +4

    Awesome Games, A Lot of Great games This Year Congratulations to everyone who made a game for this jam a special congratulations to the featured ones, Thank You So Much Mark Brown For Hosting This Jam =D

  • Tyler Serino
    Tyler Serino 7 months ago +2

    Congrats and good luck to everyone! This was a load of fun to participate in and be a part of.

  • DevChicken
    DevChicken 7 months ago +4

    Hey mark I had a lot of fun doing this last weekend! Hope everyone does well!

  • Rawallon
    Rawallon 7 months ago +34

    "Sleepy blocks" should be named "Tetramigos" since the pieces looks like tetraminos

    • Cirom Breeze
      Cirom Breeze 6 months ago +3

      The only downside to that is that "Tetra" means "four", and the shapes definitely weren't constrained to four blocks

    • Jasdan Velásquez Mejía
      Jasdan Velásquez Mejía 6 months ago

      @Semudara Go on...

    • Semudara
      Semudara 6 months ago +2

      @Jasdan Velásquez Mejía So, there's this game called Tetris....

    • Jasdan Velásquez Mejía
      Jasdan Velásquez Mejía 6 months ago

      What are those?

  • RandomPikmin
    RandomPikmin 7 months ago +2

    Static cling reminds me so much of Ghost Trick, it’s almost uncanny. Then again, it’s nice to see that the concept works on PC too.

  • Pedro Ferreira
    Pedro Ferreira 6 months ago +3

    I wanted to see "seamless" on the list. I really liked that game!

  • Coo LeviX
    Coo LeviX 7 months ago +2

    It was very fun participating in this jam! Looking forward to the next one!

  • Murasaki No Kami
    Murasaki No Kami 7 months ago +3

    I didn't finish my entry because I was too ambitious, but I'm going to keep working on it in my free time. I had a blast though and I'm excited to see who made top 20!

  • KNJfan
    KNJfan 7 months ago +1

    I cant wait to play some of this game, the level of creativity and talent is mind bending :3

  • BigPeanut
    BigPeanut 7 months ago +2

    My first jam! I was more than happy to participate and play those amazing games!

  • eGregious Games
    eGregious Games 7 months ago +1

    Amazing games! Some of these were too smart for me. Honestly though a good mix of cerebral and more chill games, and every single game in the video was impressive.

  • EndmarkGames
    EndmarkGames 7 months ago +2

    Awesome to be a part of this community! Really enjoyed playing as many submissions as we could, and even though our playable build didn't go up until after the rating period, this was still a blast to participate in. Thanks for hosting, Mark!

  • IndigoWraithe
    IndigoWraithe 6 months ago +2

    Okay, I got way too hype over Grappling Scarf. Seeing it in action, it's so unique and inventive. It looks tense and fun and I am going to go play it right now. Damn, the games this year are something else! Great job to everyone :D

  • Dave from Accounting
    Dave from Accounting 7 months ago +1

    It’s great to see a community come together for an event like this.

  • Keith Willett
    Keith Willett 7 months ago +1

    My game was at 27 seconds, good enough for me! Such a fun crazy experience

  • GameDirection
    GameDirection 7 months ago +1

    This was an incredible year! Keep it up guys!

  • hruks
    hruks 7 months ago +1

    This was truly an awesome jam to take part in! Thanks to everyone for such amazing games and thanks to everyone who played my game "Tri Goat." :)

  • TomiDev
    TomiDev 7 months ago +1

    Thank you for creating this jam, and well done to everyone! :)

  • Naygen
    Naygen 7 months ago +5

    I genuinely think the guy who made Mr. Modifier is a genius.

  • Florian Plack
    Florian Plack 7 months ago +3

    I've never seen somebody refer to a TheXvid ad like you just did at the end of the video! I didn't even think that was possible. Great stuff!!

  • bluediemond
    bluediemond 7 months ago

    it's always so fun to see some of the gems in your jam, I'm already looking forward to the 2022 one !

  • VVen0m
    VVen0m 7 months ago +2

    I like how the jam breaks participation records every year

  • MoonLight Blue
    MoonLight Blue 5 months ago

    16:40 I actually laughed out loud at the concept, cant wait to play it

  • Roomah Gaming
    Roomah Gaming 7 months ago +2

    19:25 Thank you for showing my game, even for a few seconds I feel honored!

  • Darn
    Darn 7 months ago +2

    Much love to Mark for hosting the jam

  • Limofeus
    Limofeus 7 months ago +1

    It was indeed a great experience. An awesome week and a lot of amazing games!

  • Hayden Gaillard
    Hayden Gaillard 7 months ago

    so glad our game made it in as the "so there we have it"! so proud of everyone that worked on a game, finished or not. can't wait for next years, and thank u for hosting!

  • Neat Games
    Neat Games 7 months ago +1

    It was super fun, great theme, and loved all the awesome games!!

  • Zyckro
    Zyckro 7 months ago +1

    My first game jam could not have been more exciting! Thank you for hosting it.

  • Michael Tillotson
    Michael Tillotson 6 months ago

    I think my favorite of the bunch was Loop. I’d love to see that as a fully fleshed out game!

  • Diego Penha
    Diego Penha 7 months ago

    Absolutely awesome to participate, learn and play. Thanks for hosting this jam!

  • Rich Humphrey
    Rich Humphrey 7 months ago

    Thanks to everyone involved! Every single developer, artist, musician, etc. These are always a joy to watch and makes my life better

  • Pocket Mage
    Pocket Mage 7 months ago

    That was my first game jam and it was AWESOME! Thanks a lot to everyone in the community, and thank you Mark for the incredible team finder tool!
    Thanks to that, I made some great friends and managed to participate!

  • seven
    seven 7 months ago

    Good work everyone! Very excited to see where some of these concepts go.

  • eggcat
    eggcat 7 months ago +2

    This was one of my first Game Jams, I thought I could make it to the top 100 (even though I was 14 years old) so I'm glad I received good comments. I will participate in the next Game Jams!!!

    If you want to see my game the name is: Plus+-Minus

  • Chaff Dev
    Chaff Dev 7 months ago

    Congratulations to everyone that made it in. I had heaps of fun playing all the game, really happy to be part of such an amazing community.

  • D-Man
    D-Man 7 months ago

    Thank you, this was a really fun experience and I will definitely do it again!

  • CasualCheetah
    CasualCheetah 7 months ago

    SO much creativity all at once! I love the new and stylish ideas that come from these game jams! :)

  • Chloe C
    Chloe C 6 months ago

    This all look incredible, this is the best game jam I’ve seen so far. Maybe next year I could join

  • Raphael Felipe
    Raphael Felipe 7 months ago

    Lots of awesome games this year! I really wish "I my world we are together" had appeared on some stream or even in this video. Anyway, next year we'll try again! Congratulations to all teams!

  • Guambe
    Guambe 7 months ago

    I'm so happy our game, Whale Eater, got mentioned! Thanks for hosting the jam Mark! Can't wait to join again next year

  • Ty Bronx
    Ty Bronx 7 months ago

    Well done everyone! Every year I'm blown away by what you guys can do ❤️

  • Kyle Ryan
    Kyle Ryan 7 months ago

    Thanks for hosting this, Mark! I have no background with building games, so I've always been amazed by the creativity you display on this channel. GMTK is one of the best uses of the TheXvid community ever.

  • AeryelleCat
    AeryelleCat 7 months ago

    There are so many new concepts, creative puzzles, and mechanics! I especially love games with original concepts, especially those that challenge your common understanding. Great work for everyone that participated! If a medal can be given to all of you, all of you deserve it without a doubt!

  • NivMiz
    NivMiz 7 months ago +1

    Well done to everyone who submitted a game! Don't worry about what ranking you got, remember that as long as you learned something from this experience, you've already won (:

  • Catgirl Princess Félicie
    Catgirl Princess Félicie 7 months ago +1

    Static cling reminds me pretty self evidently of ghost trick phantom detective! If you liked that jam game, you should probably check it out too :)

  • Paul Bonsma
    Paul Bonsma 7 months ago

    This is an excellent and inspiring video, with some awesome games! I'm looking forward to playing them in the coming weeks. Also, this video was created surprisingly fast... in 48 hours, exactly the same as the time we had to make our games. Well played! And thanks a lot for organizing all of this!

  • Oridan1
    Oridan1 7 months ago

    So many incredible puzzle games this year, I loved it. I recommend link between souls, sticky tiles and my very own LinkedOn.

    Thank you Mark for hosting this amazing jam! See you all next year!

  • Daniel Oliveira
    Daniel Oliveira 7 months ago +7

    Next year's theme should be 'CONSUME'. Does it mean eat? Does it mean buy? Does it mean get burned in a fire? Who knows

  • Mustafa Huseynov
    Mustafa Huseynov 7 months ago

    It was fine experience. Congratulations to all developers!

  • T3zlaGM
    T3zlaGM 6 months ago

    this year's game jam is amazing i wanna try some of these out so bad

    CLAW_FORTH 7 months ago

    Omg these are truly innovative ideas. Thanks to Mark for bringing these amazing creators out to the world

  • SuperLouis64 - Controller Bender

    All of these games are amazing! Good job everyone!

  • Coding Kricket
    Coding Kricket 7 months ago

    I remember commenting on the theme announcement, The Game Jam was amazing and has come so far!

  • LEEP Gaming
    LEEP Gaming 7 months ago

    1. This is one of my most looked forward to videos of every year.
    2. I laughed way harder than I should have at the name "Horse Divorce"

  • ChickenDev
    ChickenDev 7 months ago

    I had so much fun in this! Working in 24 hours was especially fun!

  • Dom_Rocks
    Dom_Rocks 7 months ago

    Such an amazing jam! Everyone did AWESOME!!

  • MondayHopscotch
    MondayHopscotch 7 months ago

    Sad I missed this one. Awesome theme and some seriously cool games were made!

  • Phalexx
    Phalexx 7 months ago

    I’m happy sparklink got recognition as it was my favourite but all of the others looked just as amazing!

  • Zachary Richman
    Zachary Richman 7 months ago

    Really incredible to see Maze of the Mini-taur in the top 100! Thanks to Mark for putting on yet another awesome jam and congrats to all the winners!!!