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The Best Games from GMTK Game Jam 2021

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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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1) Rift Shift –
2) Sleepy Blocks –
3) Puzzle Sigma –
4) Factori –
5) Ghostel –
6) Grappling Scarf –
7) Phasing Puller –
8) Telephone Trouble –
9) Paisible Soirée au Fil d’Étoiles –
10) I Gacha Head –
11) Static Cling –
12) Tether n’ Feather –
13) Mrs. Modifier –
14) Octo and the Pocket Dimensions –
15) Space Scrap Shuffle –
16) Threadbound –
17) Loop –
18) Tongue-Tied –
19) Ball to the Wall –
20) SparkLink –


  1. I unfortunately did not have enough time to make a cool game. Had this idea for a bullet hell game where the movement of one was limited by the proximity of the other.

  2. 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!

  3. If nothing this proves just how creative people in the games industry can be. It's such a shame the commercial games we get from large developers doesn't reflect that. I understand things change when money is involved, but it does feel like a lot of creativity is going to waste in the industry as a whole.

  4. 10:12 wears its Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective influence on its sleeve

  5. It was a blast to participate, see yall next year!

  6. This is Mark's favorite time of the year, isn't it?

  7. I wish you had covered more non-platformer games. This video feels like a compilation of the best puzzle platformer games in the jam

  8. Static cling's gameplay is super similar to Ghost trick on the DS's. Which feels special to me because that's one of my favorite games of all time and I wish more games took inspiration from it.

  9. oh man i loved this jam! remember guys! submitting ur game is still a prize! So dont get disappointed if ur game didnt show up 🙂

  10. This comment section feels like an older sibling :)))
    Love you all too.

  11. "Octo and the Pocket Dimensions" is reminding me a lot of VVVVVV

  12. now wait for the polymars video he was one of the people who participated

  13. “This quick youtube ad break”

    Me: Proceeds to get a 28 minute long ad

  14. I'm just really happy to have seen progress with my game dev skills compared with last year's game jam, both in my own judgement of the game, and the score numbers. I went from Overall Rank 3000, to Overall Rank 600, so it's just nice to participate and get real feedback every year. Thank you Mark for doing this every year! It's always a blast!

  15. It always impresses me how good the puzzles in these games are.

  16. We abandoned our game concept this year. I think that the jams theme was quite bad, as almost all games were puzzle or platformer games. It was quite limiting and if you are like me and don't enjoy puzzle games, then this theme was bad.

    Mark, for next year please pick a theme that can work with more than 2 genres.

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