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JayIt's time for a new You Are Games challenge, don't you think? We have lots of free games and prizes to give away, but we want you to jump through hoops before we'll part with them. So here's what we'd like you to do:

This time we're asking you to come up with 3 or 4 of your favorite games that have been reviewed here at JIG, and write a short paragraph for each describing what about the game you enjoyed to cause it to be among your favorite games. Any game qualifies as long as it was reviewed or featured here before AND you were not involved in the production of the game in any way. Spelling and grammar matter as well as writing something interesting and entertaining. We'll feature the best entries in future You Are Games articles, starting next Thursday!

The authors of the winning entries will be given a choice of prize packages including Humble Bundles, gift certificates, game coupons, Steam codes, and even game swag. Don't worry, there's plenty to give away and we'll be sure to find something to your liking. But don't do it for the prizes, do it for the fame and recognition you'll get from having your own article on JIG! Or, if that's not enticing enough, do it because you want to share with others your impeccable taste in games!

Entry LinkIf you need an example of what we're looking for, take a look at any article from The Vault. Each of those feature short paragraphs and the icon from the game. We'll take care of formatting it and adding any necessary HTML markup (if you need help with that), all you need to do is write the words. When you're finished, just email your selections to the address on the right, and be sure to include your commenter display name (or a name you wish to be credited as).

  • All entries submitted become the property of Casual Gameplay.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age to enter.
  • Writers on the JIG staff are ineligible.
  • Void where prohibited.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 19th at 11:59 PM (GMT-5:00).

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Skip Around the World: Finland> Dora Skip's landed in Finland in this point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, and he's desperate to meet the famous "sauna guru"... but first he'll have to perform a few weird tasks as you travel around to actual locations and maybe learn a little in the process.  ...
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Gridland> Dora From the creators of A Dark Room comes a match-3 puzzle game with a twist. Combine and collect resources to build, but what happens when the sun goes down is another matter.  ...
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Sweep Miner> Dora You know kids. Always wandering off and getting trapped in mines full of explosives and teleporting ladders and whatnot. In this cute, simple puzzle game made in just a week, you'll have to memorize where danger lies if you want to get the kids out safely.  ...

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A new You Are Games, just what I wanted! :D

Quick question, what's the policy for games in a series? Do we have to pick one game, or can the whole series count?

Either way, it's going to be a serious challenge to narrow down my favorite games to 3 or 4. Hmm...

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Okay, that's what I suspected. Thanks for clearing that up.

I've made a quick list of some of my favorite games. It's about 15 items long. Now to slowly narrow it down...

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I've never submitted to one of these before. It's surprisingly difficult to narrow down the list of my favorite games! One came to mind immediately, but after that I really had to think. Fun way to avoid doing work, heh heh heh!

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popelady Author Profile Page June 14, 2012 3:48 PM

What do we need to put in the email, just the reviews?

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Is there any way to check if a game has already been featured in The Vault?

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Yes, Konrad! One way is to look through the previous vaults. That page will list a synopsis for each The Vault, with a list of the games featured in a small box. You can also use the search function on the website if you're thinking of a specific game.

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Submission sent. Good luck to all entrants!

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And finally finished. In the end I had narrowed my list down to five games. The one I left out was a purely arbitrary decision. I also had trouble limiting how much I wrote on each game. The longest paragraphs I saw from the Vault topped out at around 170 words, and some of mine were pushing 200. Not that I'm complaining. Forcing writers to be concise is usually a good thing.

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