2021 Proto-Alley

The TCTC Proto-Alley is a space for game designers to showcase and playtest their latest game designs. Meet our local and not-so-local designers, play games that are in-development, and learn about the game creating process.

Are you a game designer that would like to show off your game at TCTC 2021? More info here!

2021 Proto-Alley Games

Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum
Designers: Pauline Kong, Marie Wong, Haymen Lee
Number of Players: 2–5
Playing time: 40–60 Min

Hello food enthusiasts, welcome to Steam Up, a world-renowned Dim Sum restaurant located deep in the mountains of a mythical land to first achieved the three Gold Ingot status. Come join us on a feast of Dim Sum! You are invited.

Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum is a competitive 2-5 player light-medium weight Dim Sum set collection game offering a delicious cultural experience.

At the beginning of the game, steamers, filled with different types of Dim Sum, are stacked and placed on a lazy susan table. Each player takes turns performing 2 different actions each round. Actions include gaining and spending food tokens to purchase Dim Sum in Steamers within their Feast Zone. Players may also play Fortune cards to benefit themselves or affect their opponents. Starting the 2nd round, a Fate card is revealed each round to trigger an event that may affect all players.

The game ends when a specific number of Steamers is purchased or the Fate deck is depleted. Final scoring is then calculated. The player with the most Hearty Points wins and leaves the table with the most satisfied stomach!

Krakota: Tournament of Dragons
Designers: Jeremy Rozenhart
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing time: 60-90 minutes (with feedback)

Welcome to the dragon kingdom of Mythagon, a skybound world of many wonders! There is a favorite pastime here, similar in some ways to the sports of your world. It is called the game of Krakota. Many of our youth play it casually, but only a select few from each generation train to become true athletes. It is a tremendous mark of distinction to compete in the annual Krakota tournament, touring throughout the land, amazing spectators, and having the opportunity to come home a dragon champion. Do you have what it takes to soar with the best of us?

Krakota is a 2-4 player light-medium weight set collection and spatial puzzle game where players will take on the role of a dragon athlete competing to become the champion of, you guessed it, Krakota. Each dragon will have to cleverly maneuver around the field in order to collect the magic rings they need to activate special powers, and ultimately to score the dragon eggs they need to fill their Keep. Each ring power has its own use, and each egg type can help you maximize your point total if collected at the right time, and placed wisely. 

Get out on that field, fly through those rings, grab new bindings to use more ring powers, and gather the all dragon eggs you need to score as much as possible before the last Nest is claimed!

Jungle Dash
Designers: Steven Baird, Elya DeVolder
Number of Players: 2–6
Playing time: 15-30 Min

Competitors, welcome to Jungle Dash! Before you is a gruelling race through the Amazon Rainforest. Do you have it in you to be the first onto the awaiting canoe and become the champion?

Jungle Dash is a lightweight, family game with push your luck and “hinder your friends” mechanics. Dash across 8 rows of treacherous jungle tiles that pose challenges such as knee-deep mud, mysterious swamps , or dense vegetation! On your turn, roll the custom dice and play cards to advance forward, overcome obstacles, or obstruct your opponents. Some cards, like chopping down the jungle with a machete, permanently change the board for all players.

Unique Features:

  • Dynamically changing layout that requires players continuously adjust their strategy to overcome new challenges
  • Self-balancing mechanics keep all players engaged throughout the game
  • High replayability with trillions of potential layout combinations

Jungle Dash is available now for trial on the Tabletop Simulator workshop. Download now or contact us at elyvengames@gmail.com to arrange a demo!