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Games Featured:
  • • Knytt Underground
  • • Radio the Universe
  • • Slender: The Arrival
  • • Memento: Aurora Chronicles
Link Dump Friday №300 Giveaways? You bet! Aim for a chance at one of ten free copies of the latest indie adventure from beloved developer Nifflas... provided the latest trailer for Slender: The Arrival doesn't have you hiding under your desk.


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Categories: blog, browser, holiday, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Yuki in Winterland
  • • Grow Ornament
  • • Christmas Escape 3
  • • Sugar, Sugar: The Christmas Special
The Vault №116 Happy Holidays from the Vault! As it swings open this Christmas day, we take a look at four different wintry and seasonal games that range from Christmas-heavy to Santa-lite for anyone to enjoy, regardless of what you are or aren't celebrating!


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Cook, Serve, Delicious!
  • • About Love, Hate and the other ones
  • • You Don't Know Jack
Mobile Monday №199 Hey! You did it! You survived the fabled Mayan-predicted apocalypse! How was it? Pretty ordinary, eh? Yeah, us too. Oh well. As long as we're still here, might as well keep playing games until the next apocalypse skates by.


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Games Featured:
  • • Knytt Underground
  • • Penny-Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Three
  • • Soul Gambler
  • • Full Bore
Link Dump Friday №299 Sell your soul, take a pig on an adventure, get lost with Knytt, or just make a pixel portrait in this week's Link Dump Friday! With some free DLC and some intriguing new Kickstarter projects, we've got you covered... unless the world has already ended and we don't exist anymore. In which case, you get NOTHING.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Heart of Ice
  • • Bad Ice-Cream
  • • Colour My Fate
The Vault №115 What's better than seeing something chilly while you're all warm and safe? This week's Vault features two games with frosty themes, from a platforming adventure to a classic maze arcade game, and one that will make you feel all warm and toasty inside as you bring colour and seasonal cheer back to a bleak world.


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Games Featured:
  • • Horn
  • • Little Things Forever
  • • Spell Sword
  • • The Room
Mobile Monday №198 It's always fun when developers play nice with different mobile platforms, isn't it? This week, we've got several well-known games crossing over from one app store to another, spreading joy and cheer and other such happy words to all!


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Games Featured:
  • • Submachine 7
  • • Slender: The Arrival
  • • GameTron 1000
  • • Meriwether: An American Epic
Link Dump Friday №298 Who needs the end of the world when you can stave off the apocalypse with more news and games on Link Dump Friday? This week; a crash course in basic game law, an HD version of one of the most popular point-and-click adventure games, Slenderman strikes a pose in a series of screenshots for the new upcoming commercial game, and more.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • All We Need is Brain
  • • Vox Populi, Vox Dei (A Werewolf Thriller)
  • • Double Edges
The Vault №114 Sometimes you just want a li'l smash and a li'l crash! This week we've got you covered for whatever you need to get your blood pumping and ready to make you tackle Robocop or the Hulk and come out on top! Zombies, werewolves, gladiators... awwwww yeah!


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Final Fantasy 4
  • • Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition
  • • Virtual Families 2
Mobile Monday №197 A pocket-sized family, one of the world's most ambitious RPGs stuffed into a smaller package, and a remade Final Fantasy game worming its way into the mobile market. It's all kind of amazing until you realize we're living in the super-futuristic year of 2012!


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Games Featured:
  • • Huntsman: The Orphanage
  • • Welcome to Ponyville
  • • The Last Door
  • • The Cookening
Link Dump Friday №297 This week's Link Dump Friday is so full of things they're busting out all over the place! From spooky orphanages to a marshmallow swamp, from creeping horror in England to making friends in Ponyville, and one sweet deal for any fan of indie games to boot. Awwwww yeah.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Civilizations Wars
  • • Cursed Treasure
  • • Epic Battle Fantasy 3
The Vault №113 Does the thought of a strategy game put you to sleep? It shouldn't! As this week's Vault proves, you can provide complexity and challenge without being put through a year-long training course! Here are three games that will have you thinking out your plan of attack, each with their own style and genre.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Famaze
  • • The Pyraplex
  • • Bunny Cannon
Mobile Monday №196 So much cute! Bunnies and adorable adventurers! Pyramids that somehow look cute even though they're made of sun-baked sandstone! And news of a new Kairosoft release! Could life get any better? Oh, my chocolate pizza delivery has arrived!


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Games Featured:
  • • The Binding of Isaac
  • • Sportsfriends
  • • QWOP
  • • Aquaria
  • • Hotline Miami
Link Dump Friday №296 The season is getting colder, stores are packed full of twinkling lights and mistletoe, and a young gamer's mind turns to thoughts of... mass murder and infanticide. Of course. But don't worry! Even if you're not into the icky-sticky, this week's Link Dump Friday delivers genre bending (and blending!), games with friends, and much more... including one gamer's heartfelt personal experiences with life and death that may make you cry.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Elona Shooter
  • • Castaway
  • • Ge.ne.sis
The Vault №112 What's in an RPG? As games continue to evolve and change concepts, that's changed significantly. Some of them might merely incorporate "RPG elements", while others rely on providing a story-lite, but in depth combat-oriented adventure, and still more offer up classic JRPG style with a twist. Here are three games who all serve up RPG gameplay, of sorts, in vastly different styles and ways.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • • Hotel Vegas
  • • Chaos Rings Omega
Mobile Monday №195 This week's edition of Mobile Monday is like a soap opera! What we mean is Mobile Monday's long lost identical twin recently came to town and tried to seduce Mobile Monday's husband. What happened? You'll have to wait for the next episode! Gasp and shock and awe!


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Games Featured:
  • • Eschalon Book III
  • • The Message
  • • Legend of Dungeon
Link Dump Friday №295 A message from somewhere out of this world, a dungeon you can blast and smash your way through with up to three more buddies, the epic conclusion to a massive open-world RPG indie trilogy... hope you're not too burnt out from Thanksgiving/Black Friday/saving children from burning orphanages for this week's Link Dump!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • REDDER
  • • Viricide
  • • The Trader of Stories: Bell's Heart
The Vault №111 Thinking compelling, memorable stories can't be found in browser games is a mistake, and on this week's Vault we look at three games that take very different approaches to delivering their narrative. From a near-wordless space platforming adventure, to a shooter taking place inside an AI, and a point-and-click adventure about a girl who deals in unusual currency.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Game of Thrones
  • • Kung Fu FIGHT
Mobile Monday №194 Hey there. How would you like a mobile game based on Game of Thrones? Well, you might just get it! Or you might not, it all depends on how far off the rumor mill is turning. As long as there's a mini-game centered around dropping dung on Joffrey, we'll consider it a success.


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Games Featured:
  • • Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode Three
  • • Maia
  • • Retro Game Crunch
  • • Primordia
  • • Papa's Hot Doggeria
  • • Barkley, Shut Up And Jam 2
Link Dump Friday №294 Skulls in jars, world-shattering basketball, sullen robotic heroes... yep, it must be Friday! There are tasty things afoot this week, from hotdogs to hostile alien environments. What more could you possibly want? I mean, aside from robot hounds with bees in their mouths, and when they bark they shoot bees at intruders. Otherwise, we've got you covered.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Guardian Rock
  • • Red Remover
  • • Upgrade Complete
The Vault №110 Innovation? It doesn't have to be as elaborate as you think! The three games starring in this week's Vault prove all you need is a talented developer to get every drop of cleverness and entertainment out of simple, familiar gameplay concepts and make something as engrossing and entertaining as a fancier title.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Waking Mars
  • • Woodhead
  • • illo
Mobile Monday №193 Beginning your weekly journey to continued financial/scholastic success, might we suggest you take a peek at what games are currently brewing for your future enjoyment? Or perhaps have already been brewed for your present enjoyment? They've got nothing to do with actual brewing, just space and wooden blocks and stuff, which is better.


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure
  • • Sir, You Are Being Hunted
  • • Another World
  • • Analogue: A Hate Story
  • • Hate Plus
  • • Skyscrapers
Link Dump Friday №293 Love, Hate, puzzles and more make up this week's Link Dump Friday! It also features a very talented little girl, robots with weaponry and a taste for your blood, and a fan-made HD remake of a classic adventure game's intro sequence that's truly... out of this world!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Cryptograma
  • • Bill the Demon
  • • Puzzle Boy
The Vault №109 The outlook isn't good on the JayIsGames Arcade Megaplex Startkicker campaign. So far, we've only received $7.50 in pledges, and I think that may have been by accident. Oh well, at least there's all the wonderful games in the archives to console me. Today in the Vault, we have a bit of cryptically challenging wordplay, a demonically delicious piece of platforming, and some super sliding Sokoban ripe for the solving.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Nightmare Runner
  • • Clumsy Cat
  • • Endless Escape
Mobile Monday №192 Hello, and welcome to Monday! How was your weekend? The usual? Yeah, we know that feel, bro/sis. How about a little mobile news to take your mind off the fact that it isn't the weekend anymore? Escape games? Running games? Yes? Yes!


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Games Featured:
  • • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  • • Atticus and Boy Electronic
  • • Spud's Quest
Link Dump Friday №292 Kickstarter has done wonder for games, but what about consoles? Well, there's at least one that looks to be a budding success! Ouya developments, a new teaser trailer for the sequel to Amnesia: The Dark descent, and more on your one and only Link Dump Friday.


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Categories: blog, browser, halloween, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Jinx: A Dark and Stormy Night
  • • Ghostscape 2: The Cabin
  • • Haunt the House
  • • Phantom Mansion: Spectrum of Souls
  • • Project Pravus
The Vault: Super Halloween Edition Like your games to be super scary? Or just a little spooky? Whatever your tastes, this week's supersized edition of the Vault has something for you as we feature some of our favourite Halloween-y games from years past, from puzzles to point-and-clicks!


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode Three
  • • Grace's Diary
  • • GYRO
Mobile Monday №191 Slippery slopes and gyroscopes! Diary pages and dinosaurs on rages! More of our collectively beloved games from various platforms are making their way to the mobile scene, and we're as pleased as unlimited data plans (remember those?) to have them aboard!


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • SCP - Containment Breach
  • • Rainbow Nightmare: Libra
  • • Mew-Genics
  • • SHAKER
Link Dump Friday №291 There's a lot happening in this week's Link Dump Friday, from a new adorable (but disturbing) project from the mind of Team Meat, to robotic babes, to making interactive fiction easier and more accessible to make and play. And don't blink. Whatever you do, don't blink.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Full Moon
  • • Hoosegow
  • • The Fabulous Explorationsland
The Vault №108 Now that our most recent Casual Gameplay Design Competition has come to a close, maybe you're wondering which of the other games from past competitions you should delve into next. There are a lot of wonderful creations that began their life as CGDC entries, and here are three selections to bring out your imaginative, exploratory talents with three very different methods of gameplay.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Don't Look Back
  • • Granny Smith
  • • Star Command
Mobile Monday №190 Here's something to mull over as your workweek begins: Don't Look Back, a free mobile release from Terry Cavanagh, does exactly what its name forbids by being a port of a 2009 browser game. Granny Smith is both a granny and a member of the Smith family, whereas Star Command actually lets you command stars—wait, it's a starship commanding game? Oh. Well. Then. Nevermind!


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Kat Attack!
  • • Motherload
  • • Super Motherload
  • • Flightless
Link Dump Friday №290 Space pirates and visual novels... multiplayer arcade revival of a much-loved mining classic... dungeon-delving ducks with magical ladders... there's a lot of weirdness to be found in this week's Link Dump Friday, but we wouldn't have it any other way!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Dark Cut (1 & 2)
  • • The tin Soldier
  • • Intruder
The Vault №107 Halloween is galloping towards us, so it's time to enjoy some deliciously creepy gaming treats, ranging from "eh" to "OH NOES" on the scale of fear. A macabre toy story, an up close and visceral medical simulation, and a horrifyingly tense game of cat-and-mouse will be just the ticket to get you ready for the season. Pleasant dreams.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Angry Birds
  • • Chaos Rings
Mobile Monday №189 Courtroom news? How dare we include something as boring as legal stuff! Don't worry, though, because it's happy law news, not sleep-inducing law jargon. And it'll make you happy, too!


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Games Featured:
  • • A Game of Dwarves
  • • Kingdom Rush
  • • Hotline Miami
  • • Songmasters
Link Dump Friday №289 Dwarves, warfare, and Miami... oh, my! This week; two new upcoming releases that are very, VERY different, a spotlight on the creativity of the indie community by none other than PBS, music as a weapon, and more!


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Games Featured:
  • • Twin Shot 2: Good and Evil
  • • Tasha's Game
  • • This is the Only Level
The Vault №106 What type of games make you feel good? They might be puzzle games that make you feel like a genius, or platformers that allow you to unleash dazzling feats of dexterity... or they could simply be games that you find silly, colourful, or quietly brilliant. Check out these three games, and then let us know which games you play for a quick pick-me-up when you're feeling blue!


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Games Featured:
  • • Noby Noby Boy
  • • Devil's Attorney
  • • Sonic Jump
Mobile Monday №188 What? Sad news on a Mobile Monday? Sad indeed, fellow gamers. But not without a couple of shots of happy, too. In fact, we'll even argue that the happiness outweighs the sadness, with respective scores of 1.64 and 1.47 as measured on the Jack McBrayer Smile Scale!


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • BasketBelle
  • • Nythros
  • • Charnel
  • • Slenderman: The Orphanage
  • • Slender
Link Dump Friday №288 This week on Link Dump Friday! A sale for a surreal experimental game about family and sports, an upcoming alpha release for an action RPG, more face time with everyone's faceless terror, and more! Plus, a little girl using video games to cope with her condition, and what Kickstarter means (or doesn't mean) for gaming innovation.


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Categories: blog, download, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • The Chzo Mythos
  • • Iji
  • • An Untitled Story
The Vault №105 This week's Vault goes free... freeware, that is! We showcase some more of our favourite free download titles made by indie developers with a whole lot of talent. From an unsettling point-and-click adventure series about untold horror to classic, engaging Metroidvania action adventure, it's a veritable feast of free gaming.


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Games Featured:
  • • Jetpack Joyride
  • • Oceanhorn
  • • Scorcery!
Mobile Monday №187 Anybody up for some mobile teasing? A fresh batch of news for a fresh week (and month!), just enough details to get you excited for the future but not so much that you'll feel like you know it all. It's a delicate balance to taunt the internet reader, isn't it?


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Categories: blog, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Anodyne
  • • Slender: The Arrival
  • • Olvand
  • • Oozengard
Link Dump Friday №287 What's on this week's Link Dump Friday? Well, everyone's favourite unspeakable horror gets a business partner and a new upcoming commercial release, a mysterious slime invades your smartphone and overtakes a city, you get the chance to dig through dreams both surreal and unsettling with classic 2D action, and developers talk about what they think made their games tick... and more!


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Categories: awards, blog, cgdc10, competition

And the winner is... №10 Our 10th game design competition today is concluded with the awarding of prizes as well as honoring all of the games that were entered. The "escape" theme was represented well, and one particular entry even sent chills down our spine, with its moody and evocative atmosphere, while trying to escape from a dream state.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Windosill
  • • Flash Element Tower Defense 2
  • • Every Day the Same Dream
  • • Today I Die
The Vault №104 Games can be addictive, clever, innovative, cerebral, surreal, and a whole lot more... but as long as they're fun and you enjoy them, that's all that really matters! The archives of your Friendly Neighbourhood Casual Gameplay are filled with all sorts of games, and it can be difficult to try to pick a favourite type... so why bother when there's so much cool stuff worth checking out? Here are four very enjoyable little games who all are awesome for different reasons.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Pocket Planes
  • • Dark Nebula
  • • Super Hexagon
  • • QuestLord
Mobile Monday №186 It's an Android love party! As the free Google-made mobile OS turns four years old, several novel casual games make their way to the Google Play store, including one of our all-time favorites, Pocket Planes! And since the green robot is doing so well, developers are working to release even more ports and original games, ensuring you'll never use your phone for phone calls (whatever those are).


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Categories: blog, update

Malware warnings If another attack happens to us I can promise you that we will act immediately to take the site down until we can address the situation, like we did this time, to protect you, our visitors. There just isn't anything more important to us, and we want to assure you that we work very hard to protect that relationship as well as maintain a safe browsing experience for everyone, but there's really no way to ensure something like this will never happen. All we can do is try our very best, and to resolve any situation that arises as quickly and efficiently as we can.


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Baldur's Gate
  • • Project Eternity
  • • Nevermind
  • • Sealark
  • • Loren The Amazon Princess
Link Dump Friday №286 Comics, adventure, vampires, pulse rates, and even more make an appearance on this week's Link Dump Friday. Webcomic xkcd showcases just how amazing the world really is, your adventure continues with a boneheaded amazon, Baldur's Gate gets a delay, and the next big RPG might just be on the horizon.


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Games Featured:
  • • Factory Balls
  • • Sprout
  • • Liquid Colors
The Vault №103 What's in a theme? Simple phrases can be interpreted so many ways, and when it comes to our Casual Gameplay Design Competitions, the developers who enter come out swinging to deliver bigtime with games that interpret the chosen themes in drastically different fashions. This week's Vault takes a look at three of our favourites as we gear up to judge the current 10th Casual Gameplay Design Competition.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Field Runners 2 HD
  • • DOOORS
  • • The Tiny Bang Story
Mobile Monday №185 HD this and updated that! Back in my day, we had to play the game as it was released and like it. Game-crashing bug? Deal with it. And we did. Why, sometimes we had to reprogram our own games while we were playing them. And did I mention we didn't have hands then, either? It's true...


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Legend of Grimrock
  • • Slender
  • • Terraria
  • • Baldur's Gate
Link Dump Friday №285 Horror, adventure, space hamsters, and much more await in Link Dump Friday! An urban legend continues its evolution, a fan-favourite sandbox RPG jumps to consoles, and you guys prove you have some deep, deeeeeep pockets when it comes to video games.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Excit
  • • Tiny Game, Arachnophilia: The Spider Web Game
The Vault №102 Bugs, gems, and exit doors might seem like an odd combination, but not when you're talking about the Vault! A classic sliding blocks style puzzler, an exercise in itty-bitty exploration, and a night in the life of a spider building its web are all the stars.


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Bad Piggies
  • • King of Dragon Pass
  • • Year Walk
  • • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
Mobile Monday №184 According to this week's Mobile Monday, horses wear tuxedos, pigs are sinister, and pirates are a thing of nightmares. Unless you live your life by the Everything I Know I Learned from Video Games motto, your world probably isn't affected by this too much. Now, go back to stacking blocks in neat patterns. Just, you know, don't put them in groups of three or more...


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Games Featured:
  • • Homestuck
  • • Incredipede
  • • Torchlight 2
  • • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
Link Dump Friday №284 Physical manipulation, internet in-jokes getting new life, the destruction of all your free time, and much more in this week's Link Dump Friday! From creating a game Finn and Jake would be proud of, to making sure your game can be played by absolutely anyone, there's even a little something for creators as well as us mindless consumers to boot!


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Categories: blog, cgdc10, competition, update

CGDC10 Entries are now online! Casual Gameplay Design Competition #10 games are now ready to play!! All entries are available to play immediately from the competition page. There is a page created for each game to enter comments, so please leave your kind feedback and constructive criticisms for the game authors. The competition period will span 3 weeks, and we will announce the winners of the competition at that time. If you wish to help judge the competition, read the rules and sign up here.


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Categories: blog, download, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Make it Good
  • • Floatpoint
  • • Treasure Adventure Game
  • • Game With a Kitty 1 and 2
  • • RunMan: Race Around the World
  • • The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins
The Vault №101 MAKE READY YOUR HARD DRIVES, YOUNG SQUIRE. This week's Vault mixes it up and highlights three popular free download games and then recommends three more you might not have heard of. Solve a mystery, travel to another world, prove you're the fastest in the land, or uncover a wealth of secrets... all without paying a dime!


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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Bastion
  • • Puzzlejuice
  • • Splice
  • • Quiet, Please!
Mobile Monday №183 It's a week of ports, puzzles and... ok, there's no "p" word for updates, so we'll just have to say "updates" and be done with it. Developers are taking note of the popularity of mobile devices and have adjusted marketing plans to suit, releasing updated ports of downloadable games for our lovely iOS and Android machines. Welcome to the wooooorld of tomorrow!


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Defender's Quest
  • • Sir, You Are Being Hunted
  • • In Verbis Virtus
  • • Knock-Knock
  • • Worlds Beyond
Link Dump Friday №283 A hit RPG/tower defense hybrid goes gold, robot hounds are on your trail, there's something terrible at the door, and the universe is all gone. Just your average, ordinary, every day here at Link Dump Friday, with another batch of updates, previews, and seriously awesome indie projects!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Quest for the Crown
  • • Gemcraft Zero: Gem of Eternity
  • • Great Dungeon in the Sky
The Vault №100 Sometimes, all you really need is the overwhelming pressure and crushing expectation that the obligation to save the world gives you. That's why this week's Vault is here to provide you with three titles with massive quests that will keep you busy for quite some time or else the world is doomed. So, you know. Get on that.


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Games Featured:
  • • Angry Birds Space
  • • Final Fantasy Dimensions
  • • Eufloria
Mobile Monday №182 Well, we now have a 1.17 million pound machine roaming around the surface of Mars. What better way to celebrate than with a new Angry Birds update? Ok, so there are better ways of celebrating, but since half the planet is already playing the game, might as well remind them what's going on in the outside world (er, galaxy), right?


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Games Featured:
  • • Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse
  • • Welcome to Ponyville
  • • The Plan
  • • Don't Save the World: An RPG
  • • Deozoa: Legends of Eden
  • • The Basement Collection
  • • Plants vs Zombies
Link Dump Friday №282 Do you want to raise an army of finely trained monkeys with mustaches? Or maybe you want to save the world with your own hooves? Or, ooh, how about fend off a horde of zombies using your front lawn? This Link Dump Friday, we know it takes all kinds, and we've got you covered with new Kickstarter projects, enhancements, upcoming releases, and more.


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Games Featured:
  • • Learn to Fly
  • • A Small Favor
  • • Submachine: Future Loop Foundation
  • • Alchemia
The Vault №109 Disney World? Paris? Tokyo? That's small time stuff, kiddo! This week you and I are gonna take a real vacation, and the Vault is full of just the right locations to visit. Help a penguin take revenge, escape from a surreal prison, and do someone else's dirty work as you hit some unusual locations up for a little R&R.


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Games Featured:
  • • Bag It!
  • • Gasketball
  • • Mega Man Xover
Mobile Monday №181 Ok, ok, let's get this out in the open right now. There's a new Mega Man game coming to iOS. It's not what you think by a longshot, but its name is just... well it's atrocious. It has to be explained in order to be pronounced correctly, which is a mistake a marketing expert should have pointed out. We're looking at you, Fage yogurt company.


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Games Featured:
  • • Final Fantasy 7
  • • Castle Crashers
  • • Primorida
  • • Mercenary Kings
  • • Routine
  • • Slender
Link Dump Friday №281 2012 is shaping up to be the Year of the Adventure Game, with a lot of amazing stuff already behind us and a new title from Wadjet Eye Games and Wormwood Studios on the horizon, but that's not all! A classic RPG comes to your computer, a mission in space goes terribly wrong, a group of developers work to ensure you never want to go into the woods again, and more!


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Games Featured:
  • • Bureau of Steam Engineering
  • • Give Up, Robot
  • • Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar
The Vault №108 Beep boop whrrrrrrrrrrr KLIK! That's "robot" for "You're looking nice today!" Though if you change the inflection a little it means "This week's Vault looks at three really different but really awesome robot themed games!" Which is kind of convenient as far as translations go. Shhhh, don't think about it. Just enjoy.


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Games Featured:
  • • Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • • Dynamite Jack
  • • Edge
  • • Fez
  • • Another World
  • • R-Type
Mobile Monday №180 More Minecraft is never a bad thing. With the main version receiving some nice updates in a recent rollout, the pocket version also gets its share of the updating fun. Not to be outdone by Minecraft, Mobigame is running a sale and looking for some attention for its well-known (and well-awesome) games, and DotEmu has some discounts for retro-loving Android gamers!


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Summerbatch: Volume One Forget bundles, the real good stuff now comes in batches! Summerbatch: Volume One is a collection of indie adventure games from developers who have a habit of creating and releasing free games. Name your own price for this nice collection, scoring five adventure games for yourself (four and an action game, technically) and sending some monetary thanks to these very fine developers. And for every £500 raised, £50 goes to charity! As if you needed another excuse to grab the batch.


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Games Featured:
  • • Steam Bandits: Outpost
  • • DAYZ
  • • The Sea Will Claim Everything
  • • Dimiria
  • • Angry Birds
  • • Starship Corporation
  • • Fighting is Magic
Link Dump Friday №280 Surviving the end of the world, making a profit in the galaxy, taking a trip to the Lands of Dream, and even ponies and fisticuffs! This week's Link Dump Friday features a little bit of everything for a virtual smorgasbord of digital entertainment delivered right into your face holes. Bon appetit!


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Games Featured:
  • • Jungle Magic
  • • Flashxed
  • • Katamari Damacy Mini-Game
The Vault №107 Want to be entertained? You don't need a lot of bells and whistles for it! This week on the Vault, we look at three games with simple concepts who prove that you can be just as engaging and maybe even more addictive than the big boys by piling just a big of flash and some charm on top of their simple premises.


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Games Featured:
  • • Horn
  • • Wizorb
  • • God of Blades
  • • Flip's Escape
Mobile Monday №179 Shortly after this edition of Mobile Monday materializes on the internet, NASA's Curiosity rover will crash through the thin atmosphere on Mars on its way to an extraordinary landing. Even if you're not a space buff, you should check out the crazy things this little rover has to do in order to land securely. Go ahead, read up. These mobile game news bites aren't going anywhere!


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Games Featured:
  • • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
  • • BlackSoul
  • • Tiny Barbarian DX
  • • Princess Panic!
  • • Baldur's Gate
  • • What's In a Game?
  • • Analogue: A Hate Story
Link Dump Friday №279 Fancy a trip to the Realms? Or maybe you'd rather go into outer space. Or, oooh! I know! You want to witness the end of the world... or uncover a deadly mystery in England... or help two spunky princesses rescue each other! Whatever you want, Link Dump Friday has got it. We're easy like Sunday morning.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Pretender: Part 1
  • • Ice Breaker
  • • FireBoy and WaterGirl: The Forest Temple
The Vault №106 Walk on air, save a viking, and join forces with a dynamic duo who should be incompatible! On this week's Vault, we're looking at three different game series that incorporate the elements into their gameplay in vastly different ways. Whether you've always wanted to be the Avatar or are old like me and don't exactly know what the Avatar is but still like good games, these titles are unique, fun, and definitely puzzling.


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Games Featured:
  • • Puzzle Quest 3
  • • Lili
  • • Flight
  • • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Mobile Monday №178 What's that, boy? You smell new mobile games on the horizon? Well by all means, then. Fetch! Fetch from the future my time travel-enabled pet canine! And while you're at it, find us a good pizza. Oh, and the ending to Breaking Bad, I'm dying to know how it all wraps up. You know, if you've got time.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Banner Saga
  • • Fighting is Magic
  • • TRI
  • • Quantum Conundrum
  • • Machinarium
Link Dump Friday №278 My little Link Dump, my little Link Dump aaa-aaa-aaa-aaaaah... With ponies, physics, puzzles, mysteries, vikings, and John de Lancie, this week's Link Dump Friday is full to bursting with everything you need to make your day just a little bit more special, including your chance to win yet another awesome indie game!


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Games Featured:
  • • Mansion Impossible
  • • 6 Differences
  • • Escape From Rhetundo Island
The Vault №105 I don't know much, but I do know this: That the JayIsGames archives is packed with a number of wonderful hits from the past. This week in The Vault we'll dive into the action-packed advergame housing market, pick peculiarities from a pack of nearly-identical photography, and guide a stickman through an obstacle course designed by a mad genius of point-and-click.


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Games Featured:
  • • Pocket Planes
  • • Jet Set Radio
  • • NoNo Sparks Genesis
  • • Ice Breaker
Mobile Monday №177 A few big names are rolling out exciting mobile projects in the coming weeks, and not just big names in the mainstream gaming world! Sega's got some news to keep us cool through the summer, while Nitrome and NimbleBit have some pieces of excitement of their own to share!


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Games Featured:
  • • Torchlight
  • • 7 Grand Steps
  • • The Walking Dead
  • • The Binding of Isaac
Link Dump Friday №277 This week's Link Dump Friday is a special one, true believers, because in addition to your weekly giveaway and news, we've got some tasty treats you can make yourself so you can pretend you're really being chased by zombie hordes, and a video sure to make the older PC gamers amidst you get all dewy-eyed and nostalgic.


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Categories: blog, community, indie, youaregames

Games Featured:
  • • Ib
  • • Hydorah
  • • Botanicula
You Are Games: Wally Edition The following is a selection of favorite games compiled and reviewed by JIG community member, Wally. It is also one of the winning entries from our previous call for submissions for community favorites, for which Wally will receive some gifts from us of his choosing. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorites with us! Look for more community favorites in the coming weeks.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Company of Myself
  • • Achievement Unlocked
  • • Little Wheel
The Vault №104 Italian plumbers and busty adventuring archaeologists get all the attention. This week, we look at some of our favourite flash gaming protagonists who are definitely more than a little unusual. Elephants, robots, and hermits? Oh, my! It's proof that anyone can be a star, no matter how little, lonely, or blue you are.


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Mobile Monday №176 Hackers and thieves dominate the mobile news this week, but if you think it's all doom and gloom, perhaps a rumor about some mistreated pigs getting their revenge will brighten your spirits?


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Games Featured:
  • • Adventure Ponies
  • • A Nation of Wind
  • • Little Inferno
  • • BasketBelle
Link Dump Friday №276 The world keeps on spinning and the hits keep on coming, with the indie community full to bursting with new news and revelations headed our way. This week on Link Dump Friday, ponies go retro, while a new Android-powered console is making a lot of waves and even bigger promises. We've also got your chance to win a copy of a game with a whole lot of heart in its hightops.


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Games Featured:
  • • Z-Type
  • • Fantastic Contraption
  • • Treasure Adventure Game
  • • Hapland
You Are Games: Cornelius Edition The following is a selection of favorite games compiled and reviewed by JIG community member, Cornelius. It is also one of the winning entries from our previous call for submissions for community favorites, for which Cornelius will receive some fabulous prizes. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorites with us! Look for more community favorites in the coming weeks.


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Games Featured:
  • • Bars of Black and White
  • • The Great Kitchen Escape
  • • Gretel and Hansel: Part One
The Vault №103 All you need is a mouse to play the point-and-click games in this week's Vault!... well... okay, and a computer. ... and some electricity... and I guess a house to put it in... and some soft pajama bottoms for comfiness... and some internet... but other than that a mouse is all you need!

Casual Gameplay Design Competition #10! The CGDC turns 10 this year with this competition and we are very excited that this promises to be one of our most unique and exciting competitions ever! We are pleased to announce the next theme is: ESCAPE, and you may use any browser-based technology platform you are comfortable with (Flash, Unity, Javascript/HTML5, etc.). Please read the official competition announcement for all the rules and details.


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Games Featured:
  • • Where's My Perry?
  • • SpaceChem
  • • Tiny Wings 2
  • • Osmos
Mobile Monday №175 A little cross-mobile porting to go with your Monday mobile games, sir/madam? Allow us to recommend the 2309, it is a good vintage. Secret game announcements and peeks into our mobile history are also good vintages.

Pocket Planes Strategy Guide with Hints and Tips We have the very best strategies, hints and tips for you to get the most out of your Pocket Planes experience. Be sure to visit our Pocket Planes Strategy Guide, Hints and Tips Walkthrough to help maximize your BUX and coins revenue in this fantastic free game. Also, join our Flight Crew (#JAYISGAMES) to participate and win fabulous in-game prizes.


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Games Featured:
  • • Hotline Miami
  • • Anna
  • • The Walking Dead
  • • Scrolls
  • • Thomas Was Alone
Link Dump Friday №275 Spirits, zombies, mysterious messages and fantasy abound on this week's Link Dump Friday! From Mojang to monsters we've got you covered as we take a peek at some decidedly unique upcoming indie projects, give you a chance to win the puzzle platforming breakout hit Thomas Was Along, and offer a mini-review for The Walking Dead: Starved for Help.


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Games Featured:
  • • Loved
  • • Sword and Sworcery
  • • Endeavor
  • • Dead Like Ants
You Are Games: Vern Edition The following is a selection of favorite games compiled and reviewed by JIG community member, Vern. It is also one of the winning entries from our previous call for submissions for community favorites, for which Vern will be showered with fireworks in honor of the US holiday this week (and some free games, too!). Thanks to everyone who shared their favorites with us! Look for more community favorites in the coming weeks.


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Games Featured:
  • • Chibi Knight
  • • Fat Cat
  • • The Last Canopy
The Vault №102 We've got your boom-boom-boom this week on the Vault, with high-flying cats, bullet-slinging fairies, and one knight who might seriously reign indefinitely as "most adorable defender of the land". It's action time, so saddle up, strap on your lasers and sword, and get cracking!


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Games Featured:
  • • Punch Quest
  • • Outwitters
Mobile Monday №174 So, how's your summer going? If it's not summer where you live, we're coming over for a few weeks. Whatever it takes to get away from this heat. As a rule, any environmental temperature higher than that of our internal body temperature is a bad idea. So far, we've been hanging out playing mobile games with a fan blowing in our faces. So, seriously, we're coming over.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Walking Dead
  • • The Eyes of the Forest
  • • Luftrasers
  • • Lone Survivor
Link Dump Friday №274 Happy almost Halloween!... okay, so that's not really a thing, but quite by accident this week's Link Dump Friday wound up packed with all manner of lurking, shambling horror... and one ghoulishly introspective giveaway to boot! Can you handle the creepiness?


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Games Featured:
  • • Treasure Adventure Game
  • • Escape from the Lodge
  • • Bloom Defender
  • • The Book of Living Magic
You Are Games: Luthy Edition The following is a selection of favorite games compiled and reviewed by JIG community member, Luthy. It is also one of the winning entries from our previous call for submissions for community favorites, for which Luthy will be showered with gifts and prizes, perhaps even some confetti and streamers, too. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorites with us! Look for more community favorites in the coming weeks.


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Content Delivery by NetDNA Sponsored post: If you own or manage a game portal, or other website that serves large quantities of video, image and media files, I recommend you look into NetDNA's services. Their excellent support staff is available 24/7 should you ever need them, and their data rates are both competitive and affordable.


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Games Featured:
  • • Lock 'n' Roll
  • • Super Energy Apocalypse
  • • Bubble Tanks Tower Defense
The Vault №101 Whether you're a die-hard tactic enthusiast or a timid strategy newcomer, this week's batch of games offers up some varied and challenging gameplay for all players. From a suspiciously simple looking dice game to the end of the world as we know it (but we feel fine), they're great ways to engage your brain and have fun doing it.


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Pocket Planes Trading Post We have created this special page for community members to swap and trade aircraft parts and Game Center friend codes. Feel free to post requests for parts and replies to existing comments for trading here.


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Games Featured:
  • • Cthulhu Saves the World
  • • Frozen Synapse
  • • Cubemen
Mobile Monday №173 Cthulhu saves the what now? Something about a penny arcade? Er, well, yeah, close enough. Lots of strategy and RPG news in this edition of Mobile Monday. Not exactly the traditional mobile genres, but with portable devices rapidly turning into "serious" gaming machines, we've got to get a little more serious about our mobile games, don't we?


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Games Featured:
  • • Offspring Fling
  • • The Village
  • • Environmental Station Alpha
  • • Aether
  • • Time Fcuk
  • • Spewer
  • • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
Link Dump Friday №273 This week on Link Dump Friday, we give the gift that keeps on giving; a chance to win a copy of a game about kids, hazards, puzzles, and platforming! Additionally, there's some seriously cool gaming action on the horizon with a retro Metroidvania title from Hempuli, a rerelease of several popular flash games with a ton of new content, and more!


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Games Featured:
  • • A Grain of Truth
  • • Submachine 7
  • • The Dream Machine
  • • Gateway 2
You Are Games: AlternativeDave Edition This week we feature a selection of favorite games from JIG community member, AlternativeDave. His is one of the winning entries from our previous call for submissions for community favorites, for which AlternativeDave will be showered with gifts and prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated and for sharing your favorites with us! Look for more community favorites in the coming weeks.


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Games Featured:
  • • Small Worlds
  • • Exploit
  • • Chronotron
The Vault №100 Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! Come on down to JayIsGamesLand! The Casual Gameiest Place on Earth! We have some wonderful games in The Vault this week: a gorgeous piece of interactive art exploration, a high-stakes espionage puzzler, and a platformer that gives you all the time in the world. All of the fun, and none of the lines or sunburn!


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Games Featured:
  • • Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
  • • SQUIDS Wild West
  • • Angry Birds Seasons
  • • Pocket Trains
Mobile Monday №172 When you've got the Wild West in your future and trains in your past, you've got to start wondering if something went screwy with the space time continuum. I mean... Marty? Got any ideas? Tachyon particles went where now? Well, no matter which alternate universe we've stumbled into, there's a lot of cool stuff on the horizon for the mobile market, not to mention nifty things in the very recent past!


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Games Featured:
  • • The Moonlighters
  • • Sir, You Are Being Hunted
  • • Son of Nor
  • • Break Chance Memento
  • • The Sea Will Claim Everything
Link Dump Friday №272 This week we have killer robots, murder, robbery... oh, and playing with sand! See, it's not all gloom and doom! Link Dump Friday looks at some seriously cool upcoming titles from indie developers, as well as celebrates the release of a particular film that should be near and dear to your heart.


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You Are Games: <br />Community Favorites Edition It'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 need you to jump through hoops before we'll part with them. So here's what we'd like you to do...


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Games Featured:
  • • Charger Escape
  • • Park
  • • Grow RPG
The Vault №99 What brought you here perusing through the pages of Jay Is Games? JIG has a long history of providing the perfect escape from (select from your list of snore-inducing or stress-loaded whatevers) with heaps of surrealism, fantasy and a little bit of oddness. This week's Vault selections aren't making any exceptions—make your heart smile with a sweet little escape-the-stables game, delight in discovery by playing with surreal artwork, and grow your sense of adventure through experimentation. So welcome to the JIG community. Kick back and stay a while!

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