How far can you skate? Avoid obstacles and collect carrots in this endless skater! With over 50 unique hats to collect, including powerful legendary hats, there is always a reason to skate!
Waver is a 2D puzzle platformer where you are a medieval scientist equipped with a device of your own invention: a shrink/growth gun! Make your way to the top of your tower to stop a black hole from shrinking your world into oblivion!
In a far off land, a boy named Sully has a dream: Create the greatest city of all time. Control Sully as he explores an infinite, randomly generated world, collecting resources and recruiting villagers to help him on his journey.
Play as an elusive thief looking to gain his edge through the use of stolen powers. Beware, as all sorts of enemies, such as robotic guards and sentry turrets, stand in your way.
You are the Roadie, it’s your job to make sure nothing goes wrong on stage, and ensure your band’s success is in no way limited to technical mishaps. You’ll be making sure the environment around the band is in full working order, Fix broken speakers, broken laptops, and keep the mic working, and keep the show rolling!
Jack and the Beanstalkers, a fun, silly hack-n-slash adventure as you attempt to to defend the growing Beanstalk from the hungry Beanstalkers. With three different levels (including an exciting boss battle against the Giant himself!) that tests both your reflexes and strategic sense, you'll have your hands full trying to climb this magic bean!
A chicken farmer on a remote island has lost all of his chickens! Your goal is to get them back using the seeds in your arsenal to grow plants that will help you traverse the terrain of these treacherous isles. Along the way, you may get help from one chicken that is a cut above the rest...
You are an antibody in the human body, trying to prevent a viral infection from destroying you! You must fight off an endless horde of viruses for as long as possible. Go for the high score!
Eternal Discord is a 2D local multiplayer fighting game. In an attempt to save the world from humans spending out Earth’s natural resources, Father Time tries to turn back time. Instead, he brings his younger self into the future and the two fight in an epic battle to establish who is the true Father of Eternity.
Xibalba is a 2.5D Puzzle Adventure that follows the Mayan Sun God on his quest to traverse the underworld to save his father’s soul. Players will be able to play through 4 unique levels based on the Houses of Xibalba and challenge One Death, Lord of Xibalba.
Corripio is a 2D turnbased RPG. Play as a disembodied mage on a quest to reclaim your body guided by your mysterious and sassy sprite companion.
During a very long journey through the galaxy, your ship hit a space cloud and encountered some turbulence, causing your most prized possession (and primary entertainment) to fly out of the emergency hatch! You can't go on a trip without it, so you land on a mysterious foreign planet filled with magic and some signs of past civilization.
Heroes & Hellspawn is a wave based hack and slash survival game in which the player takes control of a miniature in a tabletop RPG that has been posseessed by creatures from beyond. Fight your way through increasingly difficult waves and try to survive for as long as possible!
UnderDelver is a game where you fight enemies from the underground. Some enemies are resistant to your weapons so you must find the correct weapon to use against each enemy. Try to go as deep as you can and kill as many enemies as you can!
Project Shutdown is an interactive stealth shooter where players are immersed into the game environment using the HTC Vive. The challenges will be hard but the rewards will be plenty as you fight to take back your world from the control of robots.
Your baby dragon has gone missing in this magical children’s adventure game! Targeted at kids ages 5-10, children will increase their cognition and understanding of basic financial concepts as they engage in an epic quest to save Draggy.
From Dark to Light is a single player adventure game in which players take control of a man lost within his own mind. He has lost touch with reality and himself, existing solely within his mind. Take part in a journey for the man’s sanity, traveling through the depths of his mind to find memory fragments, which slowly lead him, back to reality.
Going Rogue is an action packed roguelike game that punches the excitement to full throttle. Explore the vast randomly generated labyrinths as you step in the shoes of the hero, who is on a quest to save their father from the demons of the depths hidden below.
Players take control of rival treasure hunters, forced to work together by the mysterious ATLS system. The unlikely duo will make their way through a world torn asunder, trying to locate a powerful technological artifact referred to only as the Key. In this Co-op Arcade Beat’em up, players must hack, slash, and shoot their way through waves of enemies!
Trailblazers is a game inspired by Ultimate Chicken Horse, but with a twist that each player gets a unique asymmetrical course. In multiplayer up to four players create an obstacle course, and then attempt to beat the course they are assigned to in the fastest time.
The fun and quirkiness of your favorite farming and city-building games meet the richness and vibrancy of Jewish ritual, history, and thought. Run a profitable homestead, observe festivals, learn Torah, and experience life and community in ancient Yavneh, the birthplace of modern Judaism.
Top Notch Towers is a casual construction game with tons of blocks, game modes, and all sorts of ways to enjoy creating and destroying buildings. The player can go through challenge mode and play game modes like destroy the building and find the bomb to get stars. Play whatever game mode you want and just sit back and have fun!
Mecha Trigger is a first person shooter with a twist: you type all of your commands to control your skyscraper-sized mech in a command line interface. Combat against opponents in online multiplayer or against AI opponents. Fully deck out your mech to take on your foes!
Troposphere is a resource management game set on islands in the sky in which players must collect resources to survive and expand their village. To expand, they must build bridges to other sky islands containing the resources they need. Build and expand your village as fast as you can!
We’ve Got Issues is an easy game to pick up and a hard game to put down. In this award winning dice and card game, players take turns rolling dice and drawing from a deck of Event and Issue cards. Issue cards modify the way you roll by changing the rules!
Welcome to Rat Rage! In this game, you will play as hyper intelligent rats who have created cars using pieces of trash found in the sewers. The goal of the game is to knock each player off the map by ramming into them with your car. You will also need to keep yourself from getting knocked off by your opponents. The Sewers will never be the same.
You think you know tower defense? Well prepare to have your mind blown!! Defend your winter food supply from the waves of uniquely crafted insects by planting and powering up your floral defenses using only the power of your finger. Can you step up to the plate and survive the barrage of food thieving forces?
Across MSU campus, rival Big Ten schools have set up snow forts populated with Grumpy Snowmen. Help Sparty rid campus of these pesky snowmen in this whimsical game! Grumpy Snowmen is easy-to-learn, but challenging to master!
Help Sparty grab as many cotton tufts and roses as he can before the big game! Jump across platforms, compete for the National Championship highscore and “Reach Higher” in this new holiday action game from the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab!
Toy Tower is all about building towers out of strange objects that would be found around inside the house of a child. Each level presents new objects with different shapes and physics that you must contend with in order to reach the designated line in order to win.
Going Postal is an endless adventure that challenges players to drive a mail truck as far as they can without crashing. Avoid obstacles at all costs by navigating into both traffic lanes and onto the sidewalks. Going Postal won Third Place in the Capital City Games Festival in 2016!
Solid State is a fast-paced strategy game that focuses on a small set of core gameplay mechanics to keep the game simple and engaging. You play as the Solid State, a government organization tasked with defending the Server against Rogue Data. Select from three varied data types to win back different sectors of the Server!
Experience that arcade action without leaving the comfort of your own home! Explore the randomly generated caves in search of powerups and fuel for your drilling machine. Beware of the deadly spiders; just like real life, they can kill just by touching you.
Intruder Detected is the story of old recluse, Milton Bradley, and his comedic quest to reclaim his computer from villainous malware, so that he can play his beloved solitaire. Milton is sucked inside his computer, and must pilot a ship through the narrow, virus-plagued layers of his computer’s security system to defeat the menace at its core.
Plunder Blunder is a turn-based, building-strategy game. Players take turns equipping their vessels – however they see fit – to partake in naval combat against an opponent for gold and glory! The goal of the game is to sink the opposing ship while still hoarding as much gold as possible.
When a massive sand whale finds her village, a lone adventurer must grab her sand skimmer and follow the journal of a dead man to find the lost oasis hidden in the desert. Neither the whale that killed her village nor the sand itself will make the journey easy. Will she unlock the desert’s secrets or become another one of its buried treasures?
Let me tell you a story about a fictional free-for-all! Paper Cut is an exciting card game based around the world and mechanics of traditional 1v1 fighting games. Players battle it out using cards that offer a simpler method of control than complex strings of directional inputs.
Karsenal is an action packed third person racing game, emphasizing customization, explosions, and environmental hazards. You assume the roll of a "Gladiator" who is forced to compete in races to the death by Gangs that now rule the post apocalyptic earth. Fight against devious AI who have a craving for destruction!
You are the creation of evil scientist, Doctor Gregorivich! He has bred you for one purpose: the destruction of his enemies. Train your skills to complete levels as fast as you can, and prepare to conquer the world in the name of your master! Unless, you begin to question his authority…
In World of Riders, players work together to defeat a monster through exercise! The battle happens in a circular lake, where players need to collect missiles and use cannons to shoot at the monster. The monster is always pushing the players away from him towards spiked rocks in an attempt to hurt the player.
Crazy Train is a tile-based casual puzzle game set in the Wild West. Players will rotate railroad tracks to create a path for their dynamite-loaded train. The goal of the game is crashing the train into the bank and getting the gold.
GeoDrop is a physics-based puzzle game influenced by previous titles like Tetris, Jenga and Boom-Blox. Players use the mouse to control pieces that fall from the sky, placing them carefully to build a sturdy tower. As the water rises from below, players must carefully build their tower while tossing away foundation shaking bombs that fall from above.
Chaos Chamber is a multiplayer battle-arena game. The environment is interactable and dynamic. This includes dynamic levels that change over time or through destruction of their props. These levels are all unique and can possibly have special effects on the players or environment.
Set in New Orleans during the height of the Roaring Twenties, Circle of Fifths tells the story of a group of ragtag jazz musicians making a living going from gig to gig. But one day, a rival band steals all of your money. You must explore the streets of New Orleans in order to retrieve what is rightfully yours in this rhythm action game!
Imagine a world of steam-powered machines, where fantastic monuments and giant robots are possible. Welcome NAMASTEAM, a mech-fighting game set in Steampunk India. Piloting such a large vehicle isn’t easy, but master the controls and stomp your way to victory, one foot at a time!
Morph is a momentum driven time challenge. Players must skillfully swap between forms, each having its own navigational advantages, in order to achieve the high score. Simple to learn, but difficult to master, Morph provides hours of entertainment. Get ready, set, MORPH!
Cyber Ball is a local multiplayer sports game thats packed to the brim with action! Score goals and get points to beat your friends!
“Isotopolis” is an exploratory game about the process of discovering rare isotopes. In the game, players accelerate particles and assemble new isotopes in the effort to complete the table of nuclides in a process inspired by what goes on a the nanoscopic level within a cyclotron.
Charged Up is an action platformer set in a dystopian world that has been taken over by robots who’ve watched too much TV… Face 3 bosses over 9 unique levels while slowly finding upgrades that change the way you play.
Fully destructible environment. One vs. One online multi-player deathmatch. Rocket Launchers. Voxels. Interested yet? In Vox Populi you must knock the other player off the world before they take you out first!
To Lose One’s Self traps players within their own mind, an unbeatable maze. There is only one saving grace, the ability to “drop the walls” for a brief period of time. However, a monster also lurks this maze, and when the walls are down there is nothing to stop him. Better run.
Wild Card follows Jack’s journey to claim the diamond artifact that his recently deceased grandfather once hoped to find. As Jack, travel through the mines, avoid enemies and obstacles, and blow things apart in your quest for the big score!
In Yozakura, you play as the lone guardian of The Sacred Cherry Blossom. Samurai Bots bent on industrializing the world have stolen the blossom and are harboring it inside their castle walls. You must retrieve the seed and return it to the shrine in order to rebuild a beautiful natural world once again.
Dragons are stealing magic from the world and it is up to you to stop them! Climb ancient towers and free the magic back into the world. But be careful, you may end up finding a dragon on top of one of those tower… check out this free mobile game!
Princess vs Zombies is a top-down shooter in the style of twin stick. Instead of a big macho man, you play as a princess who is trying to make it to the top of the castle. To get there you must kill all of the zombies. Can you do it?
Arrrrr! Pirate Dodgeball is a 3D isometric sports game in which the player controls one of the 3 pirates on their ship to battle with pirate enemies from another ship with dodge ball. The player needs to control his pirates to throw dodge ball at the enemy to hurt and eventually defeat every one of the enemy pirates in order to win the game.
Greedy Goblins is a tower defense game! Not your ordinary tower defense game though. The goal is not only to defeat the waves, but to defeat all of the waves with spending the least amount of gold! The ultimate defender is one who defeats the waves and ends up with the most gold in the end! Greed!
In Apocalypse Noel you control Santa Claus after his sleigh is shot down by raiders in the North Pole. With the use of the Christmas Spirit (Browning M2 Machine Gun) as well as special cool-down abilities (reindeer charge, sleigh strike and a present mine), Santa Claus will stop at nothing to repair his sleigh and get his revenge.
Traverse between two layers of the inside of a computer and wipe out the viral infection in this top down shooter. Stay sharp! Don’t let your guard down! Kill as many viruses as possible to save your Dual Processor!
Take control of a robotic ninja as he tries to thwart the evil doctor threatening your existence! Use ninja stars and your katana to take out enemies as you traverse through each of the three diverse levels, ending with an epic showdown against the doctor!
Sparks of Eternity is a collaboratively designed game between the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab and the Frankel Jewish Academy. The goal is to create a game that motivates students to be more engaged in the Academy’s rabbinic curriculum and further make use of the Academy’s one-to-one education technology initiative.
Sometimes you can’t solve a puzzle on your own… you need a partner! Make your way through a broken down space station in this casual puzzle game, where you must rely on two astronauts working together in order escape to your ship!
Give your child a jump start on their financial literacy! Saving with Piggy is an educational game that helps young children (age 2 to 5) learn about coins by feeding piggy (aka, putting coins in the piggy bank). The game features Piggy, a lovable animated piggy bank that needs help saving coins.
Rival clans face off for conquest of their respective territories. Play against a friend on two unique maps in this turn based strategy game! Use unique monster abilities and passives as well as board positioning to battle your opponent.
Peace, love, and crime fighting through four games in one! Assume the role of an undercover FBI Agent, Daniel Jacobs… Freaky Deaky Flashback is a free-to-play game for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, and Amazon Kindle devices.
In Dimension Drift, you have the power to switch between dimensions! Navigate through this crumbling space station before it consumes you in this action-platformer!
Spartan Villa is a fun filled strategy game where you manage the ultimate college house by building awesome rooms, attracting the best tenants, and managing your finances to pay for it all.
I.Q.: Intelligence Quarantine is a first person puzzle game show! As the player, you’re a new contestant on the most popular game where contestants to navigate through obstacle courses in hopes of becoming the first in the world to complete the game show. You'll learn early on that there is more at stake than just prizes and national humiliation...
Go Bird Go is a light-hearted casual game where the player controls Barny (an awesome bird!) to fly through the forest while dodging obstacles and collecting as many coins as possible. The simple story involves Barny’s journey through life and how it parallels the changing of the seasons.
You find yourself head to head in the ultimate strategy racer game. It’s you, your pod, and your trail. Intelligently navigate around the map, slowly trapping your opponent! Doing so allows you to face your next increasingly difficult opponent. Race your way through the ranks, trying to reach your goal of Ultimate Racer.
The goal of the Space Fun experiment was to build a proof-of-concept motivational exercise activity that was more game-focused in order to create a more enjoyable experience that motivated players to exercise! The latest rendition uses the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 as our primary controller and viewing device.
Train Like An Astronaut was developed through a grant from NASA, that is designed to determine whether recently documented motivation gains in task groups (dyads in particular) can be harnessed to improve motivation in interactive exercise games using virtual, software-generated (SG) partners.
Hooked is a first person platformer that utilizes a grapple gun and flare gun to effectively traverse a network of dark caves. The player is a spelunker that is exploring a vast network of caves searching for a legendary diamond! Along the way, the player collects smaller diamonds and finds upgrades left behind by previous spelunker exploration attempts.
Lumino is a third-person action/puzzle game featuring three separate levels, each with a distinct art style and different challenges to face. Other features include combat with enemies and a boss, dynamic, lighting-based special effects, puzzles to solve, and a well-defined story and tutorial.
Starcade is a action rogue-like where the player must survive as long as possible against increasingly large waves of enemy ships. By tactically using their resources and ability to escape a sector and travel to a new one, the player can purchase new weapons and crew to compliment their loadout.
The game is based on the live hands-on driving training events conducted by the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, but available to millions of young drivers around the world on the internet. Further, given the safety of the game environment, the game is able to put players in situations that are not possible in the hands-on training program.
Grief is a 3D Adventure game where you take control of a man whose heart has recently been broken by his former love. You aid him in his quest through the 5 stages of grief with the ultimate goal of making his heart whole again.
Gavin of Canadia is a 2D top down view role-playing game with real time combat system. The player controls Gavin to fight his way through different challenges to save his girlfriend, Beatrix. In this Zelda inspired hack-n-slash, the player’s skill will be challenged by unique boss battles after each level!
In this unique twist on 3d mini-golf, you must defend the mainframe from cyber pirates in order to stabilize the system. Play by yourself or with up to four friends as you blast through 18 Tron inspired levels as you compete for high scores and stop the hackers!
In this fast paced Bullet Hell, Moxy neutralizes her foes in style. Collect the souls of your fallen enemies to power-up and unleash ultimate destruction! Each soul features a unique playstyle, allowing you to personalize your chaos. Life in the city can get pretty dirty, but for Moxy Danger… revenge has never been so clean.
Corporate Warfare is an RPG where you take control of the angry ex-office worker, Ralph Sampson. He is fighting his way through the floors of Battle Corporation, the company he was fired from. His goal is to get revenge on his boss and co-workers and save his girlfriend from the new head of the company!
Clandestiny is a 2D adventure game following Logan Waters, and a particularly trying time in his life. Lead him through these troubles (and triumphs) and experience his story. When his long awaited date with the most popular girl in school goes awry, something fowl is in the air.
Bearied Treasure is a Strategy/Construction management/action game. Take your pirate ship and bear captain and destroy any enemies in your path to reach the treasure!
Avast is a turn based, tile driven strategy game. Pillage quadrants and accrue resources as you plunder your way across the galaxy. Manage risk versus reward, and try to be as efficient as possible!
In Ascensor, the player controls two characters who loosely represent Dante and Virgil in Dante’s Inferno as they pass through purgatory. While you run and jump through the levels, you will be responsible for solving increasingly challenging platforming-style puzzles, which require the cooperation of both characters in order to succeed.
Arrow of Cupid is a third person arrow shooting game with RPG elements. Explore the world, upgrade your weapon, and find your true love!
9 Lives is a 2.5D puzzle platformer in which the player controls the cat named “FatCat”. The goal of the game is to get FatCat to its food at the end of each level, but is not possible to complete them without FatCat killing himself and traveling back and forth between and alive and death world.
A massive solar flare wiped out all of the communications on the planet, and the overloads destroyed most of the inhabitants. Years later, a spark awakened a maintenance bot from the C.L.A. Array that had been charging when the solar flare occurred. Now, this robot must set out to collect enough batteries to restart the Array’s backup systems.
Gunplay is a fast-paced puzzle game from Team Sixy. In it you play as a cyberpunk cowboy dueling your opponent with increasingly convoluted guns. The goal of the game is to solve all of the micro puzzles on the gun before your opponent to win the duel.
GOL! is a fun, quirky, and strange game that employs simple game mechanics and complex level design. You control a soccer spaceship, harboring aliens who are testing neurotoxins on soccer players. Make your way across 10 unique, challenging levels, and then enjoy our fun hacky sack mode that’s score and survival based.
Fountain of Gold combines a on-rails shooter with a high-speed minecart game set in the west! Shoot down enemies, collect gold, and safely maneuver through the cave as you journey to find the legendary fountain of gold!
Dawn of Day X is a tile-base 2D rpg game. The player's goal is to go out and collect resources and then use these resources to level up their settlement, and eventually escape Earth by spaceship.
In Foster you assume the role of a god in charge of a small island village. Villagers will gather food, cut down trees and build houses on their own but it is your job to keep them alive and safe from danger. Disasters will threaten the lives and happiness of your people and village events will help shape what your villagers think of you as a deity.
Star Hunter is a 3D top-down, arcade style, space shooter, inspired by great titles like Super Stardust 3D and Geometry Wars. Our planet-themed enemies, original art, and awesome particle effects create a unique feel and gameplay experience!
Block Party is a platforming puzzle game in which the player is a contestant on an intergalactic game show! Solve the puzzles utilizing your space-age platform gun and win the grand-prize at the end!
Derelict is a space exploration game in which you must collect key components to repair your ship before time runs out. As you search for them, it is advisable to also gather salvage from the abandoned mining ships scattered throughout the asteroid field, as well as crystals from the special green meteors, both of which can be used to upgrade your ship.
Irongate is a puzzle adventure game that takes place in an alternate reality where Steam is used as the main source of power. You play as a scientist within Irongate CO., a research & development facility working on a new invention, a steam gun called the H.G. Houndstooth. Solve puzzles using steam to power machines and escape the facility!
The Music box is a 2D platformer game that features puzzles and horror elements. After finding a mysterious music box you gain the ability to enter a new dimension filled with unspeakable horrors, but you can also switch back to the normal dimension! Be careful though… this new dimension is unknown and slowly drives you insane!
Play as a lumberjack in this 2D side scrolling puzzle platformer game! Push and Pull Boxes to get some extra height and make it through the forest. Chop Down trees to use them as platforms. Flip levers on and off to toggle moving platforms. There are four levels in total. Can you beat them all?
Circuit is a first-person, physics-based puzzle-solving game that focuses on 3-D spatial-awareness and manipulating the world around you. The game takes place in a space station, where the player realizes they are alone and has the goal of making their way to the Command Center.
Play as Blaze and her pet dragon Ember as you work together to save your sheep before they are eaten by trolls, goblins, and the dreaded wyvern! Use Ember to launch powerful fire blasts, send him out to retrieve delicious dragonfruit, and hop on his back for added mobility!
The Kart Racing Game is a multiplayer experience that allows you and your friends to race head to head in several unique tracks! Play through Singleplayer Time Trails where you race against the clock or race against a friend in Multiplayer!
One Thousand Cranes is a game where you play as a piece of origami paper. You take advantage of the ability to fold yourself to traverse terrain and obstacles in order to collect paper cranes. Once you have collected enough cranes in a level, a shrine will unlock and the player can proceed to the next level.
Debris Removal OPeration is an Oculus Rift powered, first person immersive space walk experience. Player explores asteroid fields and space wreckage with the booster powered space suit in search of salvageable materials. The game features 4 levels, look-based controls and advanced UI.
In Track Beat, you play as a track runner hit man, hired by a coach to take out the runners on the other team. You have access to a variety of weapons to accomplish your mission. You are tasked with carrying out contracts for each level. This is a ridiculous game where you can hone your skill of throwing weapons at people who run track.
In “You Gotta Be Kitten Me!” you play as a kitten PURRsuing the destruction of your family’s home. Use your paws to hit objects in order to unlock achievements to prove your destructive abilities! "You Gotta Be Kitten Me!" is a casual game made for all ages, and for anyone who enjoys cats.
SonARRRGH is a 3D endless runner style game based around competitive multiplayer gameplay! The player assumes the role as a pirate submarine operator who must compete with a rival pirate gang to collect booty, gather power-ups, and avoid mines for as long as possible.
5 Elements is a Hack-n-Slash Action Adventure game where you travel to distant lands, collecting the crystals in order to rescue your one true love!
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” has been the most outspoken scientist on climate change for years...But he has had enough of the climate deniers! So Nye has decided to take matters into his own hands and has created a race of android robots to hunt down those who cozy up to oil lobbies, special interests and those who deny the truth!
Rundown is a 2-player game in which one player, the runner, attempts to capture a number of objectives in an arena without getting caught. The other player takes the role of the Hunter, who is tasked with capturing the runner before they can succeed.
In Role Playing Grade School, players control Timmy as he fights his test-taking fears by entering various classrooms and battling the associated subject’s tests. In order to succeed on a test, a player needs to study (level-up) and gain knowledge (experience) by defeating his test-taking fears on different subjects.
Hotel 5 is an adventure game set in an empty city. You are the only one there… and must figure out why and how to escape. Hotel 5 was one of the award winning games in the Capital City Game Festival in 2015!
Hazel is a teenage witch, and it’s finally time for her to come of age! This means that she must overcome the ancient elemental trials to fully realize her powers. She must conquer four temples to obtain the powers of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air.
BEGIN_HEIST.EXE is a two-player third person hack ‘n slash where one player has to fight waves of enemy programs and gain experience while the other player does the same. Each player can pick three abilities from a set of five to use throughout the match.
The clock is ticking! You have mere minutes to get in, steal what you can, and get out. But be careful, your cohort may not have your best interest at heart. You all know there isn’t enough money to go around, but who will turn first?