Best Flash Games From the 2010 Global Game Jam

The Global Game Jam is a LAN party for game developers coordinated for the same weekend in 138 locations spread across 23 countries. Developers work in small groups to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed 48 hours. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental games. Here are our picks for the best flash games developed in the 2010 GGJ:


Official project page
Game Jam site: Hilversum, Netherlands

A game that uses music as the key ingredient for solving puzzles and will challenge you to think beyond the obvious. A game that is not all that it seems to be. Puzzle your way through the wonderful ambience of Resonance.

Play Resonance

Sheep Sheep Wolf

Sheep Sheep Wolf
Official project page
Game Jam site: Calgary, Canada

If Sonic and the Chain Saw Massacre had a baby and it was a flash game, this would be it! Run around as a wolf dressed like a sheep, avoiding the ever watchful farmer. Use your oh so clever disguise to sneak up on the sheep, then pounce and slaughter the helpless beasts.

Play Sheep Sheep Wolf

R.O.O.M (Rodent Oriented Obstacle Manipulation)

Official project page
Game Jam site: Tel Aviv, Israel

A short level-based puzzle game, based on the idea that “what you can’t see won’t hurt you”. Meet Hamlet the hamster. He is trained to ignore what he cannot see.
Deceive him by covering obstacles in his path. An innovative puzzle game, inspired by the classic’s “Lemmings” and “The Incredible Machine”.

Play R.O.O.M

A Rainy Night

A Rainy Day
Official project page
Game Jam site: Rochester, USA

The rain and fog obscures the true form of things. Use your flashlight to illuminate their true forms as you travel through a ghostly cityscape. Defend yourself with your umbrella as you traverse this puzzling world.

Play A Rainy Night

Blow The Monkey

blow monkey
Official project page
Game Jam site: Antwerpen, Belgium

A seductively named game…Place explosives in the setup stage, then trick the monkey by luring it through the level with a banana, triggering your bombs as he advances. Essentially, hurt the monkey as much as possible without killing it.

Play Blow The Monkey

Eaty Guys and the Operator

Official project page
Game Jam site: Calgary, Canada

A fast-paced party game where two players, the Eaty Guys, must duke it out in an arena to out-eat one another. The twist? Enter player 3, Operator. The arenas are full of deceiving tricks and perils, and only the Operator knows what these are, resulting in a psychological (and laughable) triangle of trust and deceit to the last eat! Played locally on one computer, one keyboard, no gimmicks required. Live a day in the short life of Eaty Mans.

Play Eaty Guys and the Operator

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