- • 3D Pony Creator
- • 7 Light-years
- • UndeadRun
- • A Flap in Time
My Little Pony. Flappy Bird. Zombies. Strobing lights. I swear I didn't do it on purpose, and yet I just now realised that this week's Link Dump Friday is packed with arcade craziness and more that perfectly encapsulates a significant chunk of what people either passionately love or stridently hate about pop culture. Go figure!
- • Candy Rooms #4: Rose Sweet
- • Choco Escape 3
- • Canola Flower Room Escape
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. Sometimes you just want a sweet, light treat, enough to while away some time with pleasing pastels and simple puzzles. In those moments, these escapes from FunkyLand, Twinkle and Yuri are just what you crave. Nothing to overly tax the brain, just enough to leave you feeling like a kid in a sugar shop. Um, or something like that.
- • Run Red Run
- • Blockoomz 2
- • Secret of the Epic Item
- • Stardust Defense
Where else but on Link Dump Friday can you find explosions, angry pig monsters, finger-snapping wolves, and ethereal star battles? With arcade action, bizarre point-and-clicks, and mystical tower defense, we've got a little something for everyone.
- • Find the Escape-Men 87: Pollinosis
- • Escape from the Room with the Diamond Picture
- • Escape the Japanese Style Room
Our tasty trio this week serves up a rather plain but neatly logical offering from Yomino Kagura, a quick but pixel-hunt flavored repast from Neat Escape, and another story driven escape man search from No1Game. All together, they make a satisfying Weekday Escape lunch break.
Gone but not forgotten, Flappy Bird lives on in countless clones and a set of games made for Flappy Jam as indie developers unite to put their own spin on the simple yet infuriatingly addictive concept. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that when Sesame Street makes its own parody game of you, you've gone big time. Literally hundreds of games have been created, so let's take a look at some of our favourites and see if we can't get you to ruin a few keyboards and your mouse, eh?
- • Chocolate Mint Room
- • Escape from the Triangle Maze
- • Escape from the Cat Room
Funny how one person's idea of a great escape game can differ so much from another's. There are certain styles and formulations that always win fans, but with so many unique variations on the same theme—finding a way out of a place—there's plenty of room to disagree. Do you prefer the pastel sweetness of Yuri's short escapes? Is being trapped in a Hottategoya maze your idea of fun or your worst nightmare? Or, maybe, you'd rather be transported back to your early days of gaming with Cyan Mage's retro stylings?
- • GatherX
- • Glimpse
- • Shape Fold 2
- • Scaling the Sky
With fairytale clicktoys, surreal and transcendent interactive art, rage inducing arcade avoidance games, and soothingly simple puzzle games, this Link Dump Friday might be the Frankenstein's monster of game compilations, but you can put away the pitchforks and the torches. It's just here to be loved. It doesn't want to eat the townsfolk. ... just... maybe... gnaw on 'em a little.
- • Escape from the Room of Six Stars
- • Find the Escape-Men 82: Secret House 1
- • Find the Escape-Men 83: Secret House 2
Every person, every object and every puzzle tells a story, especially when it's escape-the-room games we're talking about. It's just that not every story is so straight-forward or obvious. The key to knowing it is the same as figuring your way out of a room: observing clues and piecing together the parts until it makes sense and you can go home. For those looking for pure puzzle enjoyment, Yomino Kagura's logical escape is sure to please. Next, put your observational powers to work by finding No 1 Game's escape-men in a new Secret House series.
- • What Happened Here?
- • Truck Monsters
- • Day X
- • Pale Machine
A music video that tells a tale of... something. A brutally difficult and surreal day in the life of one man. Literal monster truck racing. A murder mystery, a break in... or something else? All of this in this week's Link Dump Friday!
- • Booca in Southern Island Episode 3
- • Find the Escape-Men 81: Muscular Man
- • Candy Rooms 1
This week, CoconutsPark's Booca can't sleep so her brother, Noib, sets out to make her some sleepytime tea; solve a few puzzles to gather all the ingredients. Sometimes a green guy wants to feel like hulk and sometimes he just needs your help opening his special-made 100kg steel door; try to find all ten escape men and maybe they can give you a hand. Lastly, finish your three-course escape meal by finding some sugary treats in this short escape from FunkyLand.
- • Villainous
- • Mini-Putt
- • Galves Adventure
Da Big Game let you down? You can make some good moves of your own too, with this selection of strategy, sports, and point-and-click titles from the JiG Vault!
- • RunMan: Pronto
- • Glorkian Warrior
- • Color Tale
Time to add a little color to your life. Both literally and figuratively! Colorful games with colorful characters and possibly even direct coloring gameplay additions dominate this edition of Mobile Monday.
- • Ninja Torappu
- • A Catastrophic Date
- • Flabby Blubberin Football
Weekend Download: the only day of the week where cats can go on dates with their owners, pirates demand their captives play football, and ninjas actually get trapped in castles.
- • Frantic Sky
- • Idle Farmer
- • Tiny Defender
- • Celestia's Cake Golf Adventure in Space
This week on Link Dump Friday, some kids with some serious firepower, a farm where love and profits are just a click away, a whole lot of sky-bound bullets and bosses, and a prime example of why you should never get between a pony and her cake.
- • Gatamari Escape 20
- • Escape from the Strange Hotel
- • Chick Hide and Seek 15
Are you looking for more zen moments in the midst of a frazzled week? Or just wanting to extend that happy chill you already have? The three escapes we feature this week will do just that. Gatamari has a lot of clever but logical puzzles to solve, Hottategoya's Strange Hotel is a bit disconcerting, while Yuri's ten chicks are just chilling waiting to be found.
- • The Scene of the Crime: Golden Doll
- • Poom!
- • Hans Hans the Biking Viking: Leaving Loki's Lockup
Right now, the JiG crew is consulting with our lawyers about an exclusive trademark the words "Vault" and "The" for exclusive use in online gaming articles. So until we can comment on this pending litigation, enjoy some wonderful adventure, arcade, and puzzle games from the archives!
- • Harry Likes Plums
- • Clobbr
- • Super Sanctum TD
Get to demolishing things! In their own unique ways, the games in this edition of Mobile Monday are all about destruction. The destruction of alien bugs. The destruction of evil kitties. The destruction of... plums.
- • Olson's Journey
- • Inuit
- • Fictions
This edition of Weekend Download is out to mess with you. A serious art game. A game about clubbing baby seals. A game that might as well be made by a troll. Go ahead, download and play. Seriously. Go for it.
- • Dungeons and Parties
- • Dakota Winchester's Adventures
- • One Duck
- • Heat Rush Future
This week... randomized dungeon delving with some seriously weird parties. An expedition to find a magic ruby and avoid food poisoning. A rubber ducky in a locked room, which totally isn't creepy at all. And some... unintentionally unsettling racing.
- • Escape from the Room of Three Boxes
- • Find the Escape-Men 79: The Boxer
- • Escape Game of Baseball Boy
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the re-launch of Weekday Escape! This time you have three ways to escape from your midweek blahs—a trio of choices that might leave you uncertain where to begin. Should you open Yomino Kagura's three boxes? The Boxer challenges you into the ring to Find the Escape-Men; do you accept? Or, perhaps you prefer a roundabout with Minoto's Baseball Boy?
Say goodbye to the next few hours of your day. A demo has just been released for Treasure Adventure World, Robit Studios' upcoming sequel to 2011's Treasure Adventure Game. The demo contains two large islands and a temple to explore, along with a handful of items to find and plenty of sailing.
- • Synopsis Quest Deluxe
- • Cactus McCoy
- • Orbital Decay
Well, our dedicated team of upgradeable stickmen has finally delivered all the boxes to our new server, so that means you all can get back to what you all do best: talking about games and pointing out improper comma usage. So let's rechristen our new locale with a JiG Vault filled with fine shooter, action, and role-playing games.
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- • Droid Arcade
- • Pixel Room
- • Final Fantasy VI
A little nostalgia to start your week? Mobile markets are prime real estate for ports and remakes of classic games new and old. Not only is portability a nice bonus, but oftentimes the reworked touch screen controls fit better than an old fashioned d-pad. Well, sometimes, anyway.
- • Dead Cyborg
- • Vindicator: Uprising
- • Env
Game time! Grab some mom-approved snacks (apple wedges? celery? raisins?) and beverages (water? ugh...) and settle in for a good time. We've got cyborgs and evil angels and crazy alien beaming games ready to keep you entertained!
- • RoadZ
- • Lumber John
- • Deep Sea Hunter 2
- • Catlateral Damage
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We're looking to make the best escape game we can, and we need your help to do it! Help us with your input to brainstorm the Stormageddon: Dark Lord of All escape games, from the theme and story to the puzzles that make it up, or let us know the things you'd love to see... or the things you'd hate to!
- • Bustabrain
- • Mitoza
- • Evacuation
This Vault is only available to JayIsGames Premium Plus Members! Okay, that's a lie, because everyone should be able to enjoy these puzzle, interactive art, and strategy games from our archives.
- • Faif
- • Devils
- • Death off the Cuff
The devils made us do it! They were there, they were cursing, the pipes were hot and cold, something about hitting up a casino. We finally managed to distract with a well-placed murder investigation. Nothing like a friendly interrogation to kill the time, right?
- • Savage: The Shard of Gosen
- • The Art of Dying
- • Bad Dream: Graveyard
A savage in a savage land, a broken colony of bees, and a game that reminds you how terrible you are at games. Such a wild emotional ride could only be the result of a Weekend Download!
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- • Walkers
- • Doctor Who: A Brilliant Game
- • Painter's Guild (Alpha)
- • Chicken Chaser
So I said to myself, "Self, what makes a Link Dump Friday?" And I said, "Why, energy and creativity and warmth and humour, of course." But I don't have any of that because it's been a looooong week, so have some man-on-squid violence, instant death, sonic screwdrivers, and artist enslavement instead.
- • Splitter
- • The End of Us
- • Warp Forest
Surveyed the snowy situation, and decided to stay inside where there's things like fireplaces and browser games? Good call! Here in the cozy corners of the Vault we've got physics, interactive art, and puzzle games that'll keep you occupied until it's warmer. Like, in June.
- • Stealth Inc.
- • LYNE
- • Inexistence
Since everyone's already gone calender shopping for the new year (you remember printed calendars, right?), settle down and have a peek at some upcoming and newly released mobile games on the market.
- • Fantasy Dungeon
- • Sewer King
- • Into the Underdusk
Games, like chocolate glazed donuts, don't just appear in the world fully formed and ready to be devoured. They have to be crafted one ingredient at a time, working their way from concept to prototype to playable alpha and eventually full release. This week's games are all early versions of games that are still baking in the oven. Not that you actually bake donuts or games, but you get the picture.
- • Fire Catcher
- • Shine
- • Guard of the Kingdom
- • Impressive Dog
New Year, same old Link Dump Friday! Defend a castle as a golem with a monstrous army, hack and slash your way through a fiery landscape from the creator of Zombotron, climb a tower with a fragile magical light as your only guide, and do your dog-gone best to impress a little girl and her mother as an agile and adorable puppy.
- • Phage Wars 2
- • Heir
- • Portal Defenders
Too busy to read Tricky's Top 2013 Games of 2013? Then ring in the new year instead with these excellent strategy, platform, and fighting titles from the JayIsGames archives.
- • Dungelot 2
- • Trexels
- • Vacation Vexation
As the mobile marketplaces wake up from their holiday slumber, new games start emerging like little flowers in the snow. Steady your gaze and look towards the future, the mobile game drought is almost over!
- • Kappa's Adventure
- • PUSH
- • Heroine Quest
Hey there. Last Weekend Download of the year. Are you scared? What if all the free games disappear in 2014? There could be a massive plot to stop making them, you know. It's just so secret that nobody knows about it, so they go on and make freeware releases anyway. Now that's top secret.
- • Atomic Puzzle Xmas
- • Ziggy's Carol
- • Gift Rush
- • SNATA
Christmas has come and gone, but you can still savor the season in that grandest of traditions (leftovers!) with this pack if holiday games, from the lovely and serene, to the funky and bizarre.
- • Snowing
- • e7
- • Wooden Path
Let's get straight to some early unwrapping with a trio of stocking stuffers from the JiG Archives. We've got escape, platform, and puzzle presents this week in the Vault, and they'll give to all a good night.
- • Angry Birds Star Wars II
- • Tengami
Free games and the year's best games. Because you're too busy shopping for a 2014 calendar and don't have time to mess around with non-free non-best games!
Because it's December and everybody likes Christmas stuff (I SAID EVERYBODY!), we've got a couple of holiday-themed games to get you in the cheer. Or to make you even grumpier, it's your choice!
- • Push It
- • L.I.F.E.
- • Not in My Dungeon!
- • Road of Fury
What do a rapidly growing baby falling from the sky, shape-shifting eternally warring blocks, a minotaur with perplexing housing design, and a whole lot of vehicular manslaughter have in common? Why, Link Dump Friday, of course! Also, I think all those words together online probably put you on some sort of FBI watch list. Yay!
- • SeppuKuties
- • Indestruct 2 Tank
- • The Snowrider
Getting a little bummed out by all the Saturnalia hubbub? Unwind with a few platform, arcade, and action games in the JiG Vault that'll be sure to keep you occupied until the Steam Hiems Sale starts.
- • Jelly no Puzzle
- • Colossatron
- • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic's back! Again! You knew Sega would never let him die. He can't, he's too fast. Plus, a new game from Halfbrick is on the way, and an awesome puzzle game wiggles its way to Android.
- • Murder at Masquerade Manor
- • Party Run
- • Super Clean Clean
Big-time happy party theme! Even if there's a murder, a party's a party, right? It just might be a little more grim than usual. Plus, everyone's wearing black, but that's a thing, isn't it? A thing hip, cool people that ride skateboards do.
- • Tiny Dangerous Dungeons
- • Outpost Swarm
- • Boss 101
- • Save Merlin the Pig!
Oh indie devs oh indie devs, how lovely are your game-ys. You give them to us free of charge, and you never even complain-ys. With aliens, and big boss fights, old retro dungeons, and desperate piggy flights. Oh indie devs oh indie devs, you truly are so awesome.
- • Filler
- • Solipskier
- • Somnium Orbis
Here at JayIsGames, we're all excited about the rapidly approaching Launch Day for the TRICKYA game console! So all you people lining up at midnight had better be bringing trebuchets. But if you're more of an "indoor gamer" then this week in The Vault we've got some excellent puzzle, action, and interactive art games from our archives that'll warm your heart in their own special way.
- • Cut the Rope 2
- • Tic Tactics
- • Terraria (mobile)
The big happy fun holiday season is coming up, and developers are getting ready to push out big updates and big games before everyone hits the snooze button for a week.
- • Super Mario Eclipse
- • Potluck
- • Mr. Red's Adventure in The Missing Balls
On this, a brand new edition of Weekend Download, Mario goes on a crazy eclipse adventure, a witch named Potluck throws a potluck supper, and Mr. Red is all out of balls.
- • Holy Crap, Bears!!
- • TwinBots
- • Royal Offense
- • Find the Escape-Men 70: in the Snack Bar
On the first week of Christmas, my readers I give to thee... one nightmare of a camping trip, two doomed-from-the-start robots, a whole bunch of kingdoms that need sieging, and a bunch of green dudes in a snack bar!... well? When do you think Mariah Carey is going to get back to me about that duet, eh?
- • Picma
- • Alter Ego
- • Anbot
All the various sales this week leaving you confused as to what day it is? Unwind with some great puzzle, simulation, and adventure games in this week's Vault!
- • Aqueduct Flow
- • The Inner World (iOS)
- • Legend of Equip Pants
Dystopian worlds and lead characters without pants dominate this edition of Mobile Monday. Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Like you'd want to play either of those games just for those reasons, right?
- • Continue? Philly Under Fire
- • Elette
- • Fire Point
Saving the world from zombies? Yeah, we've done that (but we never mind doing it again). Saving the world (including cats, they're in the world, too) from fires? Bring it on!
- • The Narrow Path
- • Diggy
- • The Spandex Parable
- • Legendary Escape
With everything from escape games, to gem-filled minion mining, to creepy crawly zombie crafting as a real-time strategy game, this week's Link Dump Friday has something for everyone!
- • Flight
- • Cat Astro Phi
- • CoBaCoLi
We're thankful for a lot of things this week: we're thankful for action games, we're thankful for adventure games, we're thankful for strategy games, and we're thankful we get to share them with you in the JayIsGames Vault!
Games, bundles of games, and devices that grant you access to more games. If we've done the math correctly this Mobile Monday, that's about four games (margin of error is +/-100).
- • Artibeus
- • All the King's Men
- • Calm Time
That's it. Stay calm. It's just a handful of free games to keep you entertained for the weekend. It's not like someone's going to run at you with a knife in the kitchen or a ninja will leap out at you from behind a tree.
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 13
- • Bell Park, Youth Detective
- • Dino Run: Enter Planet D
- • Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Doodle
Doctor Who. Girl detectives. Fleeing dinosaurs. Shy baby chicks. It's just another week, and another Link Dump Friday, with everyone from point-and-click puzzles to interactive fiction and arcade action!
- • Fragger
- • Mirror's Edge 2D
- • Reincarnation: A Demon's Day Out
Whether your screen is at a 720p, 1080p, or 1085p resolution, the physics, platforming, and point-and-click games from this week's Vault will make for pleasurable playing... and hopefully you won't need to squint too much to see them.
- • Oceanhorn
- • Tilt to Live 2
- • Isle of Bxnes
Oceanhorn, Tilt to Live 2, and more make up this Mobile Monday featuring some of the best new games to hit your Android and iOS! From RPG adventure to frantic arcade action.
- • Alter Ego: DreamWalker
- • Time Stone
- • Metrojdvania
Time travel (not really), doppelgangers and scary worm-shadow monsters dominate this edition of Weekend Download. We promise they won't band together and sit beside your bed at night.Don't turn the lights on, just in case.
- • Adventure Ponies 2
- • Bubsy 3D
- • The Whispering Thing
- • Demonic Dungeon
My Little Ponies, a psychedelic cat we haven't seen since 1996, a monster nobody else will acknowledge exists, and a dungeon filled with ammo and monsters? Hmmm... sure, why not?
- • Moby Dick: The Video Game
- • Loops of Zen
- • Moonster Safe
Make a wish! Was it for action, puzzles and adventure in the JayIsGames Vault? Then great! Was it for a pony? Well... we can only do so much.
- • Pocket Harvest
- • Sorcery! 2
- • Dwice
Some familiar faces in this week's Mobile Monday, including a new game from the creator of Tetris! Kairosoft also kicks out a brand new title, though one could argue with the word "new" in this sentence. And if you need a little more sorcery in your life, inkle studios has got you covered!
- • SERENDIPITY
- • Post-future Vagabond
- • Get Out of My Way I'm Trying to Eat You
Where will you be after the future happens? Probably wandering around like a vagabond, zapping enemies and hoping you don't get eaten. Serendipitously.
- • Halloween 2013
- • Prehistoric Shark
- • Soul Job
- • The Hunting Lodge
A creepy game of cat and mouse, prehistoric shark destruction, snap-judgement judgement, and some last minute trick-or-treating... welcome to your Link Dump Friday!
- • ReMake
- • Host Master and the Conquest of Humor
- • Oiligarchy
Need a break from remembering the fifth of November...ing? We've got puzzle, adventure and simulation games in this week's edition of the JiG Vault, and I see no reason why they should ever be forgot.
- • Tiny Death Star
- • Bit.Trip Run!
- • Ittle Dew
This week in mobile stuff: games! A couple of ports and a smattering of information about our next official Game To Get Addicted To, Tiny Death Star!
- • Ex Amante
- • Aaru's Awakening
- • Path of Shadows
Set aside some time this weekend for a few games that might make you think! No promises, though...
- • Easy Joe 2
- • Shapes 'N' Mates
- • Magic Halloween Escape
- • 10 More Bullets
With chain-reaction shooting action, one final Halloween escape hurrah, a point-and-click puzzle about funky bunnies, and a lesson in fitting in delivered through puzzle form, this week's Link Dump Friday is a little eclectic, but that's how we like it!
Though still in early development, the announcement for the sequel to one of the best tower defense games ever should be cause for excitement! Blending RPG with strategic defense battles and great writing, Defender's Quest II promises a wealth of player-requested improvement on top of everything you loved before.
- • Dead Frontier: Outbreak
- • Monster Basement
- • Exmortis 2
Had enough apple-bobbing and Almond Joys? Well, this week, The Vault is featuring some spooktacular horror adventurers for the discerning trick-or-treater. Happy Halloween!
- • Combo Crew
- • Star Wars: KotR
- • Badland
So many sales! You'd think Halloween was a holiday manufactured by game devs to move merchandise off digital shelves. Some of the sales below don't have end dates, so if your interest is titillated, might as well go ahead and grab them before the price jumps back up.
- • OzeanFaust
- • Robot Psychiatrist
- • After the Outing
When robots need psychiatrists, you know we've got a robot apocalypse looming in the near future. Fortunately we have games that help us practice both our conversational skills as well as shooting abilities, so we should be fine. Mostly fine, anyway.
- • Monster Manor
- • Plush
- • Zombie Goes Up
- • Vortex Point 3
Halloween is just around the corner, and this week's Link Dump Friday serves up three seasonal games that are juuuuuuuust a little bit creepy without actually being scary, and a whole bunch of stuffed animals to cuddle up with in case they freak you out anyway.
- • Apples in the Tree
- • Do You Have A Grudge?
- • Postal Panic
Thanks to our careful, overly-elaborate planning, we've finally broken into the JiG Vault! And its contents this week are a trio of top-notch platform, adventure, and shooter games, for your gaming enjoyment, and playing them won't set off any alarms! I think.
- • Trouserheart
- • Angry Birds Go
A bundle for iOS games? Yeah, is true! Usually it's PC gamers and Android owners who get all the discountey goodness, but now iPhone and iPad users get to cash in on the fun!
- • Eat All the Things
- • Stoat Adventure
- • The Junkie
We're really arting up the place this weekend. Three games, three themes, and countless ways to interpret each of them (well, except maybe our stoat friend). Not for the faint at heart or the lazy of mind, unless you just want to wander around surreal worlds with no idea what's going on.
- • Harvest Escape
- • Derelict
- • My Little Gyony
- • Filmillion
You want random? Oh, I'll give you random! This week on Link Dump Friday, a group of bloodthirsty harvesters comes to life on a farm, a little worm thing goes on a bizarre adventure to bulk up in the strangest way, a ship overtaken by devouring pink goo, and a machine that knows every movie ever... maybe!
- • Deep Chalk: First Phase
- • Zombies Took My Daughter
- • Four Second Firestorm
This week in the Vault, we feature some of the very best adventure, platform, and action games from the JiG archives, like no other games ever was.
- • Harry Likes Plums
- • Costume Quest
- • Device 6
A fine mixture of fruit and candy (and maps?) on this edition of Mobile Monday. In case you wanted to help a little friend eat plums, we've got your fix. If it's candy you desire, put on your costume and go on a mobile quest from DoubleFine!
- • Donkey-Me
- • Fakteur
- • Monsters in the Basement
The weekends are for escaping reality. Why worry about taxes or homework or that leaky pipe in the kitchen that's causing mold to grow across the floor when you can run away to be a postal delivery person, Indiana Jones, or a bumbling kid in a crazy person's basement?
- • Zombocalypse 2
- • Gentle Gravity
- • The Exam
- • Player 2
Zombies, ransom notes, procrastination, and, just maybe, peace. This week's Link Dump Friday features everything from fast-paced shooting action to a concentrated attempt at failure.
- • The House 2
- • Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque
- • Agent 079
Need to lie low from the Los Santos Police Department? Pass some times with some excellent adventure games in this week's edition of the JayIsGames Vault!
- • Tiny Death Star
- • Paint it Back
- • A Story of a Band
A Tiny Towers spin-off that centers around the Death Star from Star Wars? You have our attention, NimbleBit. And probably also hundreds of hours of our time. Also, a fair warning: try not to sing that Rolling Stones song as you read down the article. You know which one.
- • Braindead
- • Hexcells
- • Mystery Channel
Indie game creators are apparently trying to make us go mad. Evidence pointing to this can be found in a number of horror/surreal games rolling onto the internet on a weekly basis, twisting our reality so we're never really sure what we're playing. Was this thing fun, or did I just dream it?
- • Social Dysphoria The Game
- • Bird of Prey
- • Mond Cards
- • Medieval Rampage 3
Social awareness as a shooter, the majesty of nature as devouring helpless woodland critters, a battle for your soul against a guy with no eyes and an alien in a thong, and bow-based arena shooting with a jaunty feathered cap. No, it's not the weirdest round of Whose Line is it Anyway?, it's Link Dump Friday!
Coming next year, this classic-styled turn-based sci-fi RPG from talented team Zeboyd Games knows you need more than nostalgia to make a great game. Alyssa is a galactic super-spy, but when she stumbles on a conspiracy that makes her name and face known to the universe, suddenly everyone is gunning for her!
Coming next year, the first paid download installment of Sarah Northway's deep and addictive zombie survival simulation is going to be even bigger and badder than before. With all new stories, endings, events, factions, skills, visuals, and much, much more, Gangs of Deadsville promises to devour your free time in a big, big way.
Coming soon, Redshirt is a sci-fi Star Trek-esque simulation of life aboard a starship... that takes place entirely through social media! Can you juggle work and an increasingly complex personal life as you advance through the ranks and build networks of friends... and maybe even uncover a conspiracy in the process?
- • Child of a Witch
- • Quest For The Rest
- • Nuclear Eagle
Not yet selected for the JiGtroller Gamepad beta-test? Relax instead with some excellent puzzle, adventure, and action games this week in The Vault.
- • Toca Builders
- • Hidden Doodles
- • Neon Snap
And out of the woodworks comes surprise updates! Just when you thought a few games were entering retirement, fantastic new content is added, forcing you to be all "oh, guess I'll download it again!".
Imscared, one of the freakiest and most unique freeware horror games around, heads for Oculus Rift with this IndieGoGo campaign. Don't have OR? Don't worry, because creator Ivan Zanotti also promises to make the new version, with new levels and content, playable without!
- • La Torre de Nozar
- • Symbol
- • Block Dude X
We've really flipped our lids this week. One game to make you go insane, one to make you do math, and one you might have played instead of doing math. If you play them in the right order, maybe you'll go Super Saiyan?
- • Love in the Dumpster
- • LittleBigMansion
- • My Father's Long, Long Legs
- • Puzzle Rescue Prime
Two people can't see the problems in their own lives. A man who can change objects with a snap of his fingers. A kid riding a magic, bullet-barfing turtle. This week's Link Dump Friday has something for everyone.
Coming in February of next year, Nick Yonge's Emerald promises to be an atmospheric and engrossing action adventure with an emphasis on exploration. Trapped on board a derelict spaceship with no crew, it's up to you to figure out how and what systems to repair... as well as what you'll do with the information you'll uncover through secrets and flashbacks in your search.
- • LightForce Games
- • Legend of the Gold Mask
- • Goldburger to Go
The challenge of a good puzzle can make everything else seem a bit less, well, challenging. This week in The Vault we have a nice selection of puzzle games from our archives, sure to provide variety, quality, and just plain fun.
Coming next year, everyone's favourite fantasy exterminator embarks on a retooled version of his free adventures with this premium release featuring new puzzles, visuals, and more. When Reemus and his sidekick Liam fear a competitor is about to put them out of business, the chance to save the kingdom from a Death Slug invasion might make them the heroes they've always dreamed of being... if they can survive it!