- • Find the Escape-Men 111: Fairy Tale
- • Paper World Escape
- • FunkyLand 10th Anniversary
These three creations from Esklavos, FunkyLand, and No1Game are just a few of many examples why escape games are so appealing. This time around, finding escape men is secondary to finding enlightenment in an uplifting fantasy, paper craft-inspired artwork make the beautiful backdrop to brain-teasing puzzles, and you'll need to gather five ingredients to make a celebratory cake in a whimsical room.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 12
- • Fruit Kitchens No.08: Kiwi Green
- • Find the Escape-Men 110: Martial Arts Dojo
Hottategoya's clean-cut minimalism won't prevent some maze-induced confusion.
Whimsy meets funky in a fruit-collecting miniescape from FunkyLand.
The search for ten little green guys continues along with No1Game's silly humor.
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake accused of plagiarism, Flappy Bird creator's next game, and The World Ends with You doesn't end just yet! The Square Enix RPG finally makes its way to Android devices.
- • Candy Rooms 12: Turquoise Blue Natural
- • Find the Escape-Men 108: A Typical Escape Game 2
- • Escape from the Three Colors Star Room;
What is fun without FunkyLand? This week's five candy pieces are hidden in the chillest of blue rooms. Meanwhile, No1Game's green men are full of their typical antics, which is exactly the kind of quirky amusement you've come to expect. Finally, let Yomino Kagura tease your brain for a quick five minutes of codes and puzzles.
Studio Pixel brings another game to iOS devices, and Fearless Fantasy gets ready to come to mobile, too! Oh, and how about a little fishy Katamari goodness?
- • Magic Book Escape
- • Fruit Kitchens No.7: Apple Mango
- • Find the Escape-Men 105: Freshmen
It's a gorgeous day in some tropical paradise somewhere, so why not take a vacation and enjoy the day? Go through FunkyLand's door by collecting seven mangoes then find magic on the beach with Esklavos. When it's time to return to work, though, No1Game's escape men would rather not; you'll need to find and usher those green slackers back to the office.
A word game that's as intense ad defusing a bomb, a new work of interactive fiction from Emily Short, Broken Age makes its way to iPad, and bigfoot is about to be found!
- • Do You Have a Grudge?
- • The Visitor Returns
- • Rebuild 2
- • Somnium: Exodus
- • Eyes - The Horror Game
- • FPS-Man
- • My Father's Long, Long Legs
- • Aurora
- • Lab of the Dead
- • Intruder
- • Monster Basement
- • Rune Hunt
Like to be scared? This installment of our 12 Best series highlights some of the best horror games around. Everything from terrifying point-and-click adventures about home invasion to rebuilding the world after a zombie apocalypse... and beyond!
- • Avalanche Escape
- • Candy Rooms No.11: Sycamore Natural
- • Find the Escape-Men 104: Trial of the Love
- • Escape from the Room with Windows
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 18;
Another weekday escape means five more escape games selections lined up for you to enjoy, already sorted out so you only get the best. Here you'll get more whimsy in FunkyLand's candy-strewn room, show your devotion by collecting No1Game's little green men, play hide-and-seek with Yuri's adorable baby chicks, enjoy puzzles and a view from Yomino Kagura, or escape from Aztec Game's snowed in cabin in a rather unconventional way.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS, a Fat Princess matching game getting ready to roll over the world, and a popular Android RPG slides its way to the world of Apples.
- • Morningstar
- • The Blue Beanie
- • The Dead Case
- • William and Sly 2
- • Gretel and Hansel
- • Chibi Knight
- • Castaway 2
- • The Trader of Stories: Bell's Heart
- • I Have 1 Day
- • How to Raise a Dragon
- • Friendship is Magic: Story of the Blanks
What's in an adventure game? Not just point-and-clicking! In this list of twelve great adventure games you might not have played, we cover everything from ponies to foxes to dwarves, monster collecting, tiny woodland heroes, and more!
Fun fact: Angry Birds Stella will be the tenth game in the Angry Birds series. Ten! Wasn't it just the other day the original Angry Birds was released? The upcoming Angry Birds Stella follows the formula we're all familiar and details the adventures of Stella and her friends Gale, Luca, Dahlia, Willow and Poppy on Golden Island. You can bet those piggies are about to cause some trouble, though, at which point the physics-flinging gameplay will kick into action.
- • Find the Escape-Men 102: Secretary Section
- • Find the Escape-Men 103: The Balcony
- • Fruit Kitchens No.06: Blueberry Violet
- • Bremen Town Musicians 2
This week we have five games from FunkyLand, Minoto, Yomino Kagura and No1Game to help fill in those empty spaces between less escapey moments. Whimsical rooms, strangely quirky adventures, plainly logical puzzles or hide-and-seek with a dash of humor—each playable in a five minute break. Whether you haven't met your escape game quota for the week or just need a distraction from waiting on bigger ventures, you've come to the right door.
The studio behind Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Colossatron: Massive World Threat is getting ready to run head-on into Candy Crush territory. The team is publishing a puzzle game by CitrusJoy called Yes Chef!, utilizing a Bejeweled-style matching grid but replacing candy/gems with real food. Well, if you consider eggplant to be a real food.
Simogo teases inspiration for its upcoming game, Candy Crush Saga rakes in some serious cash, and Pinstripe wants to make us scared to play games again.
- • The Fancy Pants Adventure
- • Tri-Achnid
- • The Tall Stump
- • Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple
- • Armed With Wings 3
- • Shift
- • Enough Plumbers
- • Great Dungeon in the Sky
- • Hello Worlds!
- • K.O.L.M.
- • Give Up, Robot
- • Loved
Love platformers? We've reviewed all kinds, and today we're taking a look at some of the best. A lonely little robot whose squabbling parents don't have his best interests at heart. Proof that fire and water can go together. An epic journey to stop a demon lord. And a whole bunch of fat guys in blue overalls.
Here's some nice news for anybody who likes puzzle games and/or things made by the guy who made Monkey Island. Scurvy Scallywags, the amazingly well-tuned matching game that hit iOS in 2013, has finally worked its way to the green robot devices. It's more than just a blind port, however. Creators Ron Gilbert and Clayton Kauzlaric wanted to experiment with releasing the game for free and supporting it through entirely optional in-app purchases.
- • Maze of Similar Rooms
- • Candy Rooms No.10: Lettuce Green Natural
- • Dark Alley Escape
These three escape games spark up a variety of moods. Hottategoya uses mazes and minimalism for those seeking a spatially cranial experience. FunkyLand's whimsy and cheerfulness evokes a summertime ease. Meanwhile, if you're wanting something a tinge darker, Esklavos' mini-adventure is a step in that direction.
Look! Glorkian Warrior got an update! Dungelot 2 finally made its way back to iOS! And somehow, a classic creative platform game originally released in 2007 for Nintendo DS got an iOS port.
- • The Asylum
- • Kavalmaja
- • Closure
- • Knightfall 2
- • Continuity
- • Lakeview Cabin
- • Don't Escape
- • No-One Has to Die
- • Simian Interface
- • Blocks With Letters On
- • Manufactoria
- • Lock 'n' Roll
What makes a good puzzle game? Over the years, we've seen literally thousands, and some of the twists on the genre the talented indie community has come up with may surprise you! From a reverse escape game to a factory filled with robots and much, much more, here are 12 of the best puzzle games you might not have played.
Berzerk Studios' big strategic fantasy game gets even bigger with this meaty update. Create and command your army from the ground up, with soldiers and formations designed and outfitted by you alone, and then duke it out through the new solo campaigns and take advantage of over 75 new items and substantial rebalancing!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.5: Peach Pink
- • Story Room 8
- • Escape from the Brown Door Room
There's no such thing as too many free escape games, so of course you always want more to play! Although it's almost too pretty to leave, search FunkyLand's ineffably appealing kitchen for seven peaches and the door key is yours. Story House presents a smattering of puzzles along a single-walled scene while Yomino Kagura spreads them out around the whole room, both offering some logically thinky, yet not overly difficult, brain teasers.
- • Samsara Room
- • Baba Yaga
- • The Dark Room (YouTube)
- • You Find Yourself in a Room
- • Dwarf Complete
- • Escaping the Prison
- • Alice is Dead: Episode One
- • Mimou Escape
- • Bars of Black and White
- • The Dark Room 3
- • Escape from 26
- • Goliath the Soothsayer
Everyone knows Tesshi-e and Robamimi. But what about Mike Morin? Ben Leffler? Eli Piilonen? These (and more!) may not be the names you immediately think of when you want to play an escape game, so we're here to change that. Here are twelve of the best escape games you might not have played!
- • Get Out
- • Wheel
- • Candy Rooms No.9: Dark Violet Pop
A trio of escape missions for you this week from No1Game, Rose Key, and FunkyLand are not all that difficult, and hardly impossible. But they should make you feel like a super smart secret agent and a bit like a pop music star all at once.
We sit down to highlight Mateusz Skutnik, prolific developer behind the smash hit Submachine series and many, many more. From the whimsical 10 Gnomes series that sees you hunting down little creatures through the elegant city streets, to the espionage of Covert Front, Mateusz's style is always unique and celebrated.
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 11
- • The Adventures of Duck
- • Fruit Kitchens No.4: Lemon Yellow
Great adventures are ahead for you this week as you help a host of feathered villagers in Kamokichi's point-and-click puzzler. Soon your penchant for winding up in tricky situations lands you in Hottategoya's minimalist brain teaser. But when FunkyLand hands you lemons, what's there to do but make the best of it and relax around the kitchen table.
- • Find the Escape-Men 98: Horse Racing
- • Candy Rooms No.8: Azure Pop
- • Chicks Hide and Seek 17
From No1Game, FunkyLand and Yuri come three seek-and-find-themed escape games to make your weekday all the more special. Round up the ten green guy jockeys then place your bets, uncover five yummy-looking sweets to earn the door key, then take a trip beyond the stratosphere with this cute yellow brood for some "adorableness in space".
- • Find the Escape-Men 96: The Super Market
- • Fruit Kitchens 03: Navel Orange
- • Story Room Escape 4
FunkyLand beckons you to gather up a bushful of juicy round citrus fruit while No1Game sends you grocery shopping for a "Time-limited Escape Sale." Meanwhile, if you're still hungry for cerebral challenge, Story House's debut into Weekday Escape provides a light repast of logical puzzle in a comely one-walled scene.
- • Escape from the Room with Public Phones
- • Candy Rooms No.7: Carmine Pop
- • Yana Escape
Are you bored? When you look around the room you're in, are you tired of the same old look? Time for a new design and a fresh way of looking at things, then. Escape from those worn out interiors and let Hottategoya inspire you to be a minimalist, get groovy with FunkyLand, or relax in pleasant pastels with Kamokichi, our three featured designers in this week's Weekday Escape!
- • Awesome Mushroom Hunter
- • Cover Me
- • Edgar's Dream
- • Assasseed's Crin
It's Friday, and you know what that means. Creepy redhead ghosts doing some navel gazing. Bashing killer robots when all you want to do is round up some mushrooms. Staggering in bewilderment through an unsettling landscape of pianos and applause. Awwww yeah, now we're cookin'.
- • Escape from the Coffee Shop 4
- • Magic and Cat Escape
- • Find the Escape-Men 95: The Room With No Door
What better way to get over the drudgery of your Wednesday than by filling it up with some of the finest weird escape games around? With Minoto, no1game, and Neat Escape, you know you're in for some of the best possible strangeness the internet has to offer.
- • Rise of the Titans
- • Aliens Hurry's Home
- • Ziva
- • Tony Hawk Demake
Aliens? Check. Massive property damage? Check. Existential despair? Check. Hilarious skateboarding wipeouts? Awwwww yeah, this is gonna be the best viral video ever!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.1: Strawberry Red
- • Escape from the Similar Rooms 10
- • A Little Slow Escape
Funkyland switches from candies to fruit; find seven strawberries in this whimsical scene. Notice any differences between Hottategoya's three rooms? They're each a similar plain, unassuming grey but small distinguishing characteristics will lead you out. Cute, charming and pretty in pink, Kamokichi's easy little escape is a perfect palate cleanser.
- • Dig to China
- • I Eat Bananas
- • Rescuenator
- • Don't See Me
Everything is cute in this week's Link Dump Friday! The monkeys pelting you with trash. The hole you're excavating through the Earth. The backstabbing. Even the unintentionally comedic deaths of your coworkers as you try to lead them to safety! Aren't games wonderful?
- • Candy Rooms #6: Violet Sweet
- • Chick Hide and Seek 16
- • Escape from the White Picture Room
- • Dismantlement Sushi (browser version)
Three escape games. No, wait. Four escape games for your playing enjoyment brought to you by FunkyLand, Yuri, Gam.eBB and Yomino Kagura. Surely one of these fine specimens will take a fondness to you and follow you home.
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- • Pillow City Revelation
- • Mewora
- • Black Bit Ninja
- • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition
This week's Link Dump Friday is all about heroes. Zombie slaying heroes. Ninja dicing heroes. Uh... giant... cybernetic... Tolkien-monster slaying... furry heroes... hmmmmm...
- • Find the Escape-Men 91: Figure Skating
- • Candy Rooms 5: Ice Blue Sweet
- • Escape from the Room of the Diamond
Your Weekday Escape bundle of three free escape games, presented in nonsensical haiku format. Because I can.
- • 2048
- • Shybot
- • Piggy in the Puddle
- • Shippo Neko and the Missing Fried Shrimp
Fridays are sort of like the tease of the work week. You know what's coming, but it seems to take forever to get there, seconds not so much ticking by as they are inching with the slow unhurried pace of the shift of plate tectonics. So why not play some games? I mean, when you look up, it's still going to be hours earlier than it feels like it should, but hey... shiny graphics!
- • Find the Escape-Men 90: The Library
- • Escape from a Living Room
- • Escape from the Room of a Closet
If you want to take a midweek break from whatever is holding you occupied, be it the latest installment of your favorite series or something a little less entertaining, these three escapes from No1 Game, Neat Escape and Yomino Kagura offer 5-minute entertainment that's just enough to engage the brain without being frustrating. So come on in, pick a room, put your feet up and enjoy.
- • 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.