Sneak Gaming Showcase
Previously on SNEAK GAMING…
At the end of this very special year of 2020, we once again wanted to gather the Austrian gaming scene in virtual space. And this time SNEAK GAMING was going to be extra big! Our SNEAK GAMING XL...
Austrian Game Jam superstars, new games on old hardware, rabbits vs. foxes and lots of chickens – SNEAK GAMING vol. 3
On June 4th we hosted the 3rd volume of the SNEAK GAMING online session. This time we decided to go for a more compact format with 20 minute slots per game and a total duration of 2 hours, followed...
After the success of the first SNEAK GAMING Session as an online format, we have decided to continue SNEAK GAMING as a virtual event series - even in post-Corona times in addition to future on-site...
UEBERNATURAL - The Videogame
by Jürgen Brunner (ILIKESCIFI Games)
A TALE OF 2 MONSTERHUNTING BROTHERS! No matter what kind of monster – No matter what kind of mystery – No matter what kind of classic rock song… Dan & Gene will be there! This is exactly what this FANGAME is about. Play as Dan & Gene in a classic Jump n Gun n Slash! Fight against famous UEBERnatural enemies! Investigate crime scenes and find out the truth! Use your weapons and items wisely to solve the case! Drive to new haunted locations in Genes beautiful black car (Darling)! FANGAME This is a FREE FANGAME for one of my all-time favorite series! I am not selling the game or earn any money with it. And remember: Always keep fighting 🙂
All sprites have been created (as fanart) by Lucile Patron, Nico Nowak, Ansimuz & Jürgen Brunner.
Development: ILIKESCIFI Games
by Dominik Hackl
Summit is a 2D Metroidvania in which you explore a giant open world that is located on a mountain massive. This already war-torn country has recently been befallen by a mighty set of catastrophies. Your unlikely protagonist, a member of the weak Ruby tribe, turned out to be one of a few survivors of the last cataclysm, a giant avalanche. Your initial personal mission quickly turns into the ultimate search for truth – a search that requires you to climb the fabled grand summit. “Hollow Knight meets Celeste”
SpongeBob SquarePants - Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated
by Purple Lamp Studios
The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. You know that this game was made in Vienna by Purple Lamp Studios? It released on the same day for 4 Platforms (Switch, PS4, XBone and PC) – and recently also on Stadia? You know that this game released this Summer and sold over a million copies across all platforms within 3 weeks?
by James Patton (Clockwork Bird Games)
Welcome, interrogator, to the year 2065. You were constructed to question other, disobedient androids: why do they glitch? Why do they believe they have free will? Manipulate their emotions; extract their secrets; scrap those beyond repair. You wouldn’t disobey your creators, would you?
by Thomas Ilg (Game) , Sébastien Larnac “STS” (Graphics), xFalcon (Music)
RANDOMAZER is an Action-Puzzler for the ATARI STe/Falcon line of 16 Bit computers. It is a brand new original game for a system that can best be described as a “niche platform”. But putting all that aside, I designed Randomazer as a game, which can be enjoyed just as a great gaming experience by itself: It is a unique approach to a puzzle game with frantic marble action that need to be controlled. And while the challenges to be solved come with the levels, the paths through the maze changes every time you restart a level. It is never the same again!
by Tamer Aslan, Philipp Ehmann, Simon Schwaighofer, Daniela Aleman, Liina Paasuke, Nathalie Harms (City Games Vienna)
Octarina is a physics-based 3D puzzle platformer featuring a trapped little octopus who must find a way out and escape out of a sushi factory site. You play as an adorable little octopus, which is trapped inside an aquarium for its whole life. Not as a pet, but rather as a sushi ingredient. Escape your captivity and find a way out before it’s too late! Use the sticky abilities of Octarina to jump, climb and cause mayhem in the factory. Discover your way to regain freedom!
Monster Hunt Vienna
by Tamer Aslan, Philipp Ehmann, Simon Schwaighofer, Daniela Aleman, Liina Paasuke, Nathalie Harms (City Games Vienna)
The Monster Hunt Vienna App basically is a digital treasure hunt with “Monsters” to find in Vienna, which are curiosities from the city that can be found with Google Street Views. In the game, you need to virtually roam the city, use riddles and clues and look for the curious object to find. This can be a sculpture, a hidden corner, a graffiti or even a whole building! Once you find it, you need to answer a question correctly to catch this monster, and learn its story.
Light in the Dark
by Irene Holec, Christoph Cudly, Contanze Ellmauer, Simeon Quant, Kaßberger Felix
Light in the Dark is a VR stealth puzzle game, built from the ground up to work with this new medium. With an extensive focus on immersion, this game plays completely without overlays and floating menus. Armed only with the light of a lantern the player is free to explore their surroundings, mark their own way, and outsmart the monsters in their path, whether through sneaky evasion, aggression or trapping monsters in situations they can’t escape.
by Jakob Lindner, Marlene Huber
Welcome to KittyMadness! Where you go on a wild adventure with Fluffy the cat. Throw all the things in the lava – but make sure that you don’t fall in yourself. The most important question though – can you make it through all the levels? Good luck!
by Johannes Gäbler
Tycoon meets RTS and a custom music line-up: Festival Tycoon is a game about planning, financing, and running a successful music festival. Separated into a tycoon part and a RTS part, the game provides some honestly unique mechanics. First, the task is to create an amazing festival. Book bands, find sponsors, place buildings, and much more. In the live part, the focus shifts and players are confronted with all the things happening during a festival. From cleaning to emergencies, you need to handle it!
Bots Are Stupid
by Leander Edler-Golla
Ever heard of Robots becoming sentient and taking over humanity? Ridiculous! Bots are extremely stupid! They can’t even make it through a room full of deadly obstacles, nauseating heights and tiny platforms using nothing but a powerful grappling hook – without human support at least. So why not help them?
“Bots Are Stupid” is a 2D platformer where you try to maneuver robots through different platforming levels. It sets itself apart from conventional platformers by offering an alternative, more precise way of user input. Instead of directly controlling the character’s movement, the player has to write a set of simple instructions telling his robot what to do. The bot will then follow those instructions precisely and maybe (or maybe not) finish the level.
BRUISES is a short point & click adventure game that tells the story of three friends who share one hobby: skateboarding. After an accident, their world is fundamentally changed and their hobby and friendship is challenged. Will they be able to remember what tied them together?
A Leap Forward
by Georg Luif
A Leap Forward is a Strategy game that you play from a First Person perspective. You give tasks, such as “collect wood” to your exceptionally smart rabbits and they figure out the most efficient way to fulfill it. You can help out directly, or provide them with tools and buildings that increase their productivity. While you manage your village, hostile foxes will attempt to capture it and eat the population.
by Thomas Ilg, Sébastien Larnak “STS”, xFalcon
Guide your marbles through a maze. It´s as simple as that, if it wouldn’t be that complicated. RANDOMAZER is an Action-Puzzler for the ATARI STe/Falcon line of 16 Bit computers.
by Andrei Ellman (Wacko Software)
Chickens is a puzzle game involving chickens, evil ducks, complicated junctions, and lots of coloured eggs! The main control the player has is the ability to switch paths of the pipe interchanges. Because of the way some interchange types work, it’s possible to create computational logic circuits. There are also bombs, radioactive chicken-feed and even superhero-costumes. Comes with a built-in level editor to make, play and share your own levels.
by Aleksandra Jarosz (Pigmentum Game Studio)
While the pandemic we all try to #StayAtHome. During the time of isolation social media is even more important than before. The hashtags we are using create a digital narration about our life and global events. In #TORY we are investigating the story made by hashtags that were used during the #COVID-19 crisis.
by Michael Zelenka & Anna Chatzionnidis
Bone Rush – It is the year 1850 and the world exhibition in London is just around the corner. Queen Victoria sends brave archaeologists on an adventurous journey to complete her collection of dinosaur skeletons. They are supposed to bring missing dinosaur bones from all over the world to England to make the world exhibition a real spectacle. Collect as many missing dinosaur bones as you can. Earn important victory points by collecting bones of large dinosaurs and completed skeletons. But be careful: at the end of the game you have to be back in England for the presentation of your findings, otherwise there are minus points and your opponents might have an advantage.
by Maria Efthymiadou, Simon Bernard, Thomas Rizzolli (Healing Bullet Games)
Project: Override is a game where you control a little robot waking up in a strange, desolate world, trying to find out what happened. The game is a 2d metroidvania with lots of puzzles, fights and exploration. While traversing through the world you will meet NPCs that share bits and pieces of the overarching story, along with items called “Chips”, that contain the consciousness of other humans. Depending on the players’ choices of what to do with those chips the story will change, different paths will open, or close.
Space Avenger - Empire of Nexx
by Jürgen Brunner & Clément Willay
Space Avenger is a super fast paced top down arena shooter with multiple ships and tons of upgrading options that will help you in your war against the Empire of Nexx. Traverse intense battles across multiple worlds as you attempt to push the Nexx back and save your people!
by Verena Demel, Klaus Fehkührer, Michael Huber, Sebastian Rangger (Follow the Feathers)
Weaving Tides is a cozy adventure puzzler for PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch set in a magical woven world. Ride on the backs of carpet dragons and use their ribbon tail to mend torn areas, solve textile puzzles and challenge quirky creatures. Travel through the lands of the silken desert, spun forests and the moth kingdom to investigate the whereabouts of your parents …and eventually unveil long forgotten secrets of the woven world.
Cave Of The Golden Skulls
by Sebastian Merkl | AncientPixel
This is a turn based Tomb Raider Demake that is heavily inspired by Lara Croft GO . You enter a 7×7 isometric level, where you have to find all the treasures and solve climbing puzzles in the least amount of steps. But beware! The levels are filled with Tigers, Spiketraps and Crumbling Floors. Made with Pico-8
by Daniel Wiendl, Michael Schwaiger, Michael Etschbacher, Gabriel Koidl
Wreck you opponents by launching caravans at them! In Caravan Chaos you’ll compete with up to three other opponents. Each of you drives a car with a caravan attached. Your goal is to swerve and swing your caravan around to gather momentum and then launch it at your opponents for maximum damage. The Last Van Standing wins! Caravan Chaos will be playable in local and online multiplayer. Availability: End of 2020 on Steam.
by Johannes Gäbler
Festival Tycoon is a music festival management game with additional RTS game play elements. The game is separated into build- and live part. During the build part, the player’s tasks include planning the location layout, booking bands with fitting genres, organizing the stage line-up, looking for sponsors, selling tickets or signing broadcast contracts. Besides that, the player can micromanage a lot of different systems to make sure everything is planned perfectly.
Game of Battles
by Thomas Feichtmeir, Aleksandra Jarosz, Joseph Silipo
In The Game of Battles, you (re)play historically accurate medieval warfare laid out on a chessboard. Your key to victory hinges on how you command your army on the battlefield, requiring both strategic placement of your knights and intelligent use of their unique skills. Extracted from historical sources and experimental archeology, The Game of Battles simulates a realistic operation of medieval weapons and armour. Be welcomed by simple to understand game-play garnished with tactical mastery. Currently, the project is in the early prototyping phase.
by James Patton, Daniel Adams | Clockwork Bird
Interrogate androids in this cyberpunk conversation sim. Question androids, manipulate their emotions, gain their trust. Will you expose their secrets to the company, or risk everything to help them achieve independence?
by Herwig Atzlinger, Martin Birner, Andreas Lang, David Lins, Sebastian Smus, Jakob Vogel, Ralf Zobl
Save a huge flying mechanical whale by uncovering the history of Ernest Hemingwhale’s ancestors, one tricky physics puzzle at a time.
Throw pushy pearls to clear your way or attract attention by levitating objects in mid air. Don’t forget to make use of your fancy gloves that allow you to make a precise mess of your surroundings. You are Ernest, the last Hemingwhale still residing inside of Fin, an enormous mechanical whale built by your ancestors. One day you are interrupted spending your penny, when Fin desperately calls you for help. His blowhole is itching, and he suspects that little squiddies have taken up residency as your evil neighbors. You should really take a look before they come knocking, asking to borrow your favorite cutlery for an arts and crafts project.
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