Sad Mech Jam (compiled by @passerines on twitter)
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Absolute Terror https://threeeyedfox.itch.io/absolute-terrorYou are a young mecha pilot. The end of the world is coming. The challenges ahead of you will break you, one way or the other. Play the game and decide how.
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Emotional Machine Diagnosticshttps://22to22.itch.io/emotional-machine-diagnosticsEvery machine has its own specific needs, and this diagnostic program is by no means comprehensive, but shoring up these common issues enables you to obtain clearer data on unique problem areas.' A game to be played (solo or with trusted friends) when you feel like garbage and don't know why.
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sub mergehttps://willjobst.itch.io/submergea game about piloting an experimental frame, played using a bathtub and water
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stories to tellhttps://bratwizard.itch.io/stories-to-tellstories to tell is a micro rpg intended for one to four players. there are no dice rolls, no gm, no stats, and no victory. you will not survive this night. keep the fire burning. oil your rusting joints. tell stories.
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Effigyhttps://gm36.itch.io/effigyEffigy is a one-player game (spectators optional) about resurrecting a mechanized relic of a war long lost, and a testament to the thoughts we leave within the things we make.
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Prayers for Wounded Metalhttps://geostatonary.itch.io/prayers-for-wounded-metalPrayers for Wounded Metal is a game about our relationships with our bodies, our ideal selves, power, and hurt for one or more players. Through use and wear, your perfect body is worn down and damaged, the subject of age and violence.
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FRACTure HEARThttps://flyinggrizzly.itch.io/fracture-heartYou have been through hell and back with your FRACT. It alone, in all the world, has been by your side for all of it. You know it more intimately than anyone else in the world. Now though, it is time to return to your beloved. You take your FRACT, and set out across the wastes to find your beloved once more. You do not know if they will be as you remember them, or even alive. But you must try.
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Routineshttps://janiejw.itch.io/routinesa single-player mech game to play while coding.
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Death Sentencehttps://manyeyedmonster.itch.io/death-sentenceThe colony ship has left you behind to combat the enemy fleet alone. Run and die. Fight and die. Wait and die. These are your last moments alive. Write out your mecha pilot's last will and testament as your suit is destroyed piece by piece. Will you survive long enough to condemn the people who left you behind? To damn your rivals? To let your loved one's know you care?
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Collateralhttps://fniff.itch.io/collateralThere is a war fought/between two giant robots./There is a good robot/And a bad robot./To these robots,/Men are dots. [Alone Among the Stars hack]
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The Gateshead Enginehttps://adnroy.itch.io/the-gateshead-engineThe Gateshead Engine is a single-player game set in an alternate version of Victorian England. In it, you’ll take on the role of an engineer creating a steam-powered mecha for a powerful patron, chronicling your progress, thoughts, and fears in your diary as you go. It can be played in a single session (set aside at least an hour) or split across several nights of play. [Alone Among the Stars hack]
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Alone in the Station Remnants
https://seaexcursion.itch.io/alone-in-the-station-remnants
you are a solitary scout, sent off to scour the sprawling remains of abandoned mech stations. your orders are clear: find what is useful, find what is damaged, report back to mission command. it is a simple, straightforward task... you grew up here; you carry memories of your time here. your first mech. your first crew. your first missions. the memories inexorably linked to your identity as a pilot.

you had a life here, once. but in this moment, you have a job to do. [Yes it's another Alone Among the Stars hack, bless]
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In the Oceanhttps://marzipanstorm.itch.io/in-the-oceanYou are soldiers. You are lovers. You are rivals. You are friends. You are all this and more as you crash down on a strange planet, your mechs floating in the ocean, acting as metal islands. They protect you, but they also distance you from everyone else. You talk and remember and attempt to bridge the gap.

You don't know if they'll come back for you. [For 1-4 players]
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Albatrosshttps://thealeks.itch.io/albatrossAlbatross is a solitaire (single player) live action roleplaying game about dreaming one’s way to a different self, a different life, and / or a different place by drafting a design for the perfect machine.
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As Abovehttps://adira.itch.io/as-aboveYou are a fresh 17 year old recruit for the Steel Legion who has just arrived at Echo Base after surviving an attack from the enemy forces of the Jhin. You are here to be a mecha pilot!... You will be enacting physical actions in the world to evoke emotions, like you would in a LARP, but at the same time will be chronicling the actions of a host of characters as they move through the world in a war between the Steel Legion and the Jhin.
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Epitaph: Last Walk Through the Hangerhttps://leovigilded.itch.io/epitaphA journaling game for one player about remembering your fallen friends through their remaining mechs.
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M-PTH-Yhttps://cepheid.itch.io/m-pth-yM-PTH-Y is a single-player RPG about a war mech becoming an independent being after suffering a loss.
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Recollection Gloaminghttps://mossytoes.itch.io/recollection-gloamingA 300 word game for one player, or for one player to read and another player to respond to. You are encouraged not to read this game until you are playing it. This game takes anywhere from a few minutes to as long as you want it to last to play. [Series of prompts to be answered.]
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Final Hour: D.E.A.D.https://pocttrpgs.itch.io/final-hour-deadThis game is about how someone who knows they might die acts in their final hour alive, whether they know it or not. It is also about how someone who has been left behind reacts to that death when they must be witness to the moment without being able to actually do anything. [1-3 players]
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reclaimedhttps://beelijah.itch.io/reclaimedYou were a weapon. You were the Saber mk. 87-b. You were unique. You were deadly. You never let anything get in the way of the mission; you and your pilot were unstoppable. But then came the day that you weren’t. You have rebooted after being struck down in battle. Untold time has past. The war has left you behind. Your pilot is gone. Your systems are severely damaged. But you still function, and you have a mission: get home. [1-3 players]
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36 minutes
https://cprevas.itch.io/36-minutesYou have thirty six minutes of oxygen left. Adrift in space, far from your ship and farther from your home, you are helpless in the void, with only the thin metal hull of your mech to protect you... a solo rpg about death, grief, reflection, and peace.
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The War Left Waiting (Abbreviated)
https://anomalousentertainment.itch.io/the-war-left-waiting-abbreviated
After several long years of war on the border, you have earned the right to buy your mech from the military... Follow short prompts to relive memories, discover your character and your mech, struggle against the grind of debt, balancing your mecha's combat ability and identity versus your obligations. Will the Enemy attack? Will you be able to defend yourself? How much safety are you willing to sacrifice?
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LAUNCHhttps://jacobskellogg.itch.io/launchThe battle has gone poorly. Unable to continue fighting, a pilot flies their damaged mech toward a friendly outpost. Even if they make it, the experience may well be devastating. LAUNCH is a single-player tabletop RPG. You will need a six-sided die and some scrap paper (or other means of recording information). Plays in a single sitting.
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Name! That! Mech!https://norapinephrine.itch.io/name-that-mechA simple, diced-based generator to help you come up with a cool name for your giant robot. Generates names like "Royal Peacock" and "The Confessor's Echo". Not a full game.
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Your Ancestors Are Watchinghttps://raphdamico.itch.io/your-ancestors-are-watchingPlay to lose game of feudal mechs, for 1-5 players... You and the other players are Khals who inherited your powerful house and its great ancestral mech, honor, land, and serfs. Your responsibility? To continue the lineage. But that’s not what happened.
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Laser Beams Like So Many Stars
https://whimsy-machine.itch.io/laser-beams-like-so-many-stars
You are a huge fan of mechs and their amazing pilots. You love to watch their heroics on the news, you visit when pilots come to your town, you own multiple letterman jackets emblazoned with mech pilots’ insignias. You’re burdened with the dream of piloting, eclipsed by the fear that you will never be more than a spectator. You love that which is unfathomably above you. Let’s talk about that.
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mission:moodhttps://hvycharms.itch.io/missionmoodmission:mood is a gmless, one-player game about a crew of five mech pilots and their interpersonal relationships. Over the course of ten missions, you will find out the fate of the squad and how those relationships have changed. This includes death and loss.
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[øøøøo]https://22to22.itch.io/20-percentA game for a player and their device. 
The player plays the pilot. The device plays the mech. When the device dips below 20% battery, begin. Where are you as your mech reaches its limits? What purpose is draining its resources?
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Emotional Mech Game Jam Rising: Day Zero
https://hamzardo.itch.io/day-zeroThere was a time before the war. Before we needed the mechs. But that time is coming to a close. The new mechas—and the new world—will be built by vulnerable people. A prequel to any game in the Emotional Mecha Jam, for any number of players.
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as i imagine the falling rain;https://literalsoup.itch.io/falling-rainA singleplayer poetry game you can print and write on, or just read aloud and answer (or not). When you reach the end, start again, if you wish.
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Live. Love. Die. Remember. https://raycox.itch.io/live-love-die-rememberLive. Love. Die. Remember. is a GMless RPG for 1 to 4 players about mechs falling in love with their pilots, reliving their memories of love before the end, and the cost of victory. You each play as an AI enabled, humanoid, militarised, robot. A mech. You'll describe scenes that explore your mech’s memories as they are confronted with a choice during their final battle.
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plot ARMORhttps://dungeoncommandr.itch.io/plot-armorIn stories, the hero can't die until the story is over. If the PROTAGONIST realized this, in any capacity, what would they do? Catalog the journey of PROTAGONIST over a 32-episode mecha anime season as they fight through the world of your creation in the cockpit of their ARMOR. As you skip through episodes, it's your duty to be the voice of PROTAGONIST. Journal about what's been happening to you, what's been happening to your ARMOR, and about this unbelievable life of impossibilities.
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My Favorite Pilot!!https://bijou.itch.io/my-favorite-pilotAn emotional mecha game for 1 player.[from the game text: You are a teenage girl. Every night you stay up late to watch Fighter Idols, a reality TV show where a roster of celebrity pilots defend Earth from the celestial bodies that have rained down on it since you were a baby.] [prompt-based with random tables]
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We Made Them Look Like Ushttps://noroadhome.itch.io/we-made-them-look-like-usWe Made Them Look Like Us is a solo LARP about transition, the rituals of gender euphoria, and the journeys we take to become who we want to be.
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