February 2020 issue

From the Editor

February 1st, 2020 by Stewart C Baker
It’s game jam day, calloo, callay!

This issue contains the two winning games from our 2019 game jam by A.M. LeBlanc and George Lockett, as well as original games by guest authors Ken Liu and Monica Valentinelli. Rounding out the issue is the first prat of an original serial by Sharang Biswas, and our glorious cover art by Laura De Stefani.

We had a lot of fun seeing games written to our theme of ENVIRONMENT. You can check out the jam here: https://itch.io/jam/subqjam-2019

– Stewart

A person leaps over a railing, a plant held tightly in one arm. They are pursued by robotic arms.
“Save the Last One” by Laura De Stefani
[click to enlarge]

Issue Contents

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Save the Last One

by Laura De Stefani
[view full size][follow the artist on Twitter]


How to Build a Dragon at the End of Time

by Ken Liu
[play game][read interview]

Underwater Memories

by Monica Valentinelli
[play game][read interview]

The Coffin Maker

by Ann LeBlanc
[play game][read interview]

Growing Pains

by George Lockett
[play game][read interview]


The Book of Chroma

by Sharang Biswas
(part one of three)
[play game] – [interview coming soon]

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