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Gaming News:This Absurdly Cute Game Puts Players in Charge of a Day Spa for Marshmallows

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Have you ever wanted to run a day spa? No? What if I told you that your day spa could be run, operated, and patronized by adorable, smiling marshmallows? That's exactly the case with Marshmallow Day Spa, a new (and free!) game coming out of the Winter Jam 2019 game jam event hosted by itch.io. 


Winter Jam 2019 had the theme of "hot chocolate" and the event received fifteen submissions. Teams had from January 4 at 1:59am CST until January 7 at 1:59am CST to come up with an original idea for a game based on the prompt and create a working version of that idea from scratch. Game jams always bring out the strangest and most creative ideas from developers by putting them under strict time constraints. Occasionally, this leads to some brilliant ideas for games that can be fleshed out in more detail later.


One of the stand outs from this year's Winter Jam event was Marshmallow Day Spa, a game that puts players in the marshy body of a mallow who just wants to run a great spa for its fellow mallows. Players have to run around the spa to see to the needs of their stressed out guests. 




Become a marshmallow with one mission: making the perfect hot cocoa bath for other marshmallows who seek a relaxed escape from the busy marshmallow life.

WASD: Movement
Spacebar: Jump
Mouse: Camera
E: Action (Pour Water, Pick Up Item, Ring Bell)

Also supports controllers! A for jump, B for action

How To Play
Step 1. Pour the right temperature water
Step 2. Add the chocolate flavour
Step 3. Add the milk
Step 4. Add the toppings

Step 5. Ring the bell!


Use the bin to throw away items you don't want!

This game was made in 3 days for the Winter Jam:

Ryan Pocock @autumnpioneer - Programmer and Game Design

Jasmin Habezai-Fekri @lowpolycurls - 3D Environment and Texture Artist 

Megan McCurdy @megcurdy - 3D and Texture Artist, Level Designer, Rigging and Animation

Maeve Broadbin @drawmaevedraw - Concept Artist and UI Design

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