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

Games Featured:
  • • Angry Birds Space
  • • Final Fantasy Dimensions
  • • Eufloria
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: bews, blog, linkdump, previews

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 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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Learn to Fly
  • • A Small Favor
  • • Submachine: Future Loop Foundation
  • • Alchemia
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Bag It!
  • • Gasketball
  • • Mega Man Xover
Mobile Monday 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 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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Bureau of Steam Engineering
  • • Give Up, Robot
  • • Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • • Dynamite Jack
  • • Edge
  • • Fez
  • • Another World
  • • R-Type
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: adventure, blog, bundle, download, rating-o, retro, windows

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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 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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Jungle Magic
  • • Flashxed
  • • Katamari Damacy Mini-Game
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Horn
  • • Wizorb
  • • God of Blades
  • • Flip's Escape
Mobile Monday 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 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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • The Pretender: Part 1
  • • Ice Breaker
  • • FireBoy and WaterGirl: The Forest Temple
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Puzzle Quest 3
  • • Lili
  • • Flight
  • • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • The Banner Saga
  • • Fighting is Magic
  • • TRI
  • • Quantum Conundrum
  • • Machinarium
Link Dump Friday 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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Mansion Impossible
  • • 6 Differences
  • • Escape From Rhetundo Island
The Vault 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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Categories: android, blog, ios, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Pocket Planes
  • • Jet Set Radio
  • • NoNo Sparks Genesis
  • • Ice Breaker
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Torchlight
  • • 7 Grand Steps
  • • The Walking Dead
  • • The Binding of Isaac
Link Dump Friday 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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • The Company of Myself
  • • Achievement Unlocked
  • • Little Wheel
The Vault 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 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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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Adventure Ponies
  • • A Nation of Wind
  • • Little Inferno
  • • BasketBelle
Link Dump Friday 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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Categories: blog, community, youaregames

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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Bars of Black and White
  • • The Great Kitchen Escape
  • • Gretel and Hansel: Part One
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Where's My Perry?
  • • SpaceChem
  • • Tiny Wings 2
  • • Osmos
Mobile Monday 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 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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Categories: blog, community, youaregames

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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Chibi Knight
  • • Fat Cat
  • • The Last Canopy
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Punch Quest
  • • Outwitters
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • The Walking Dead
  • • The Eyes of the Forest
  • • Luftrasers
  • • Lone Survivor
Link Dump Friday 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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Categories: blog, community, youaregames

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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Categories: blog, netdna, sponsored, update

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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Lock 'n' Roll
  • • Super Energy Apocalypse
  • • Bubble Tanks Tower Defense
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, community, mobile, parts, pocketplanes, trade

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

Games Featured:
  • • Cthulhu Saves the World
  • • Frozen Synapse
  • • Cubemen
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Offspring Fling
  • • The Village
  • • Environmental Station Alpha
  • • Aether
  • • Time Fcuk
  • • Spewer
  • • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
Link Dump Friday 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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Categories: blog, community, youaregames

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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Small Worlds
  • • Exploit
  • • Chronotron
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
  • • SQUIDS Wild West
  • • Angry Birds Seasons
  • • Pocket Trains
Mobile Monday 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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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • The Moonlighters
  • • Sir, You Are Being Hunted
  • • Son of Nor
  • • Break Chance Memento
  • • The Sea Will Claim Everything
Link Dump Friday 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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Categories: blog, community, contest, youaregames

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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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Charger Escape
  • • Park
  • • Grow RPG
The Vault 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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Categories: blog, mobile, mobile-monday, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • forma.8
  • • Dungeon Village
  • • Scribblenauts Remix
Mobile Monday New games, updated games, and more accessible games! In case you were running low on reasons to bring your mobile device with you everywhere you go (deep sea diving, spelunking, meetings with your mobile game addictions therapist), here's a few new tidbits of info to keep you champing at the mobile bit!


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Games Featured:
  • • Retro City Rampage
  • • Who Took the Apple?
  • • Fiends From Dream Valley
  • • Project Tri
  • • Dinos in Space
  • • Roommates
Link Dump Friday Ponies, grand theft, buckets, fruit, dinosaurs... sounds like your average Link Dump Friday to us! We've got another giveaway fans of logic puzzles will love, and a whole lot of interesting projects, as well as some intriguing gaming tidbits and a game you play... gasp!... outside with friends!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Synapsis
  • • Bamba Snack Quests 1 & 2
  • • Matt Sandorf: Journey to Endless Entertainment
The Vault Babies? Snacks? Magic cubes? Secret government projects? What could these games possibly have in common? Well, aside from the fact that they're all point-and-click adventures, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Haha! That's right! I'm sticking it to the man and making a Vault article where the games have nothing in common whatsoever apart from the gameplay and interface and execution and okay maybe two of them are advergames BUT THAT'S ALL.


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

Games Featured:
  • • Final Fantasy Dimensions
  • • Marathon
  • • Theme Hospital
Mobile Monday It seems like nostalgia is hitting mobile game developers hard in recent weeks. Several classic series from the good old days of video games have been flirting with iOS and Android markets, making appearances in the form of official and unofficial ports, for free and for a little cash. Aah, the things we'll do to have every game we've ever loved on every device we can ever own!


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Categories: blog, bundle, download, indie, sale

Bundles of Bundles: The Indie Bundling As you've no doubt noticed, indie game bundles are the new "it" thing, sort of like the modern equivalent of slap bracelets or the musical stylings of Harvey Danger. How long this trend will last we're not sure, but in the meantime, everyone with a bunch of string and connections in the indie gaming market are gathering games together for new and exciting bundles. Here's a look at a few of the big bundles currently running.


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Categories: blog, linkdump, news, previews

Games Featured:
  • • Resonance
  • • Among the Sleep
  • • Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
  • • Starbound
Link Dump Friday June is Indie Developers Are Awesome Month!... or at least, that's the way it seems from the cool new titles coming out in the next few weeks. We remind you of an interstellar sandbox adventure due out this summer, get creeped out by a toddler alone in a dark house, and get set to give you copies of an upcoming technothriller adventure!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Alice is Dead: Episode One
  • • Cyberpunk
  • • The Scene of the Crime
The Vault Hire a jazz band to back you up, practice your "lurking around under lonely streetlight" skills, and order some fedoras because you're going sleuthing! The mystery game might not be as widely experimented with as other genres, but these three favourites prove that it can't be beat in terms of style, swank, and plot twists aplenty.


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

Games Featured:
  • • Kings Can Fly
  • • Fieldrunners 2
  • • Bag It!
Mobile Monday Hey, you person with that sexy little mobile device! Uh... how... how are you? Oh gosh, we didn't prepare anything beyond that slick opening line. Time to bail? Or maybe it's time for another TACTICAL MISDIRECTION?!!!! *flashes a laser pointer and runs away*


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Games Featured:
  • • The Journey of Eko
  • • To The Moon
  • • Owlboy
  • • The Cave
Link Dump Friday We'll be honest. This week's Link Dump Friday is going to hurt... your wallet. There are two amazing opportunities for you to pick up some top-notch indie games dirt cheap with one pay-what-you-want bundle and one huge sale! We're also giving away three copies of one of the best adventure stories around in the form of To the Moon, and peeping at some upcoming titles that will keep you gaming into the wee hours.


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Because We May One of the cornerstones of indie game development is, if you'll allow us a moment on our soapbox, freedom. The freedom to make the game you want exactly how you want to make it. While this doesn't always pan out to be as glamorous as it may seem, creating and releasing indie games is an art mixed with a science tempered by the cold hard realities of business. And in a world where distributing your game across multiple platforms is commonplace, there's some very real competition to tangle with out there.


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Games Featured:
  • • How to Raise a Dragon
  • • php Zork
  • • Barbarian Onslaught: The Secret of Steel
  • • Knightfall
The Vault Dungeons, dragons, drills, decapitations... what do they all have in common? Fantasy, of course! This week, we're putting on our +20% Boots of Coolness to dive deep into the Vault for some titles that have brought a little fantasy into our lives in vastly different ways. Don't forget to bring a candle. It's dark in here, and you are likely to be eaten by a grue.


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Games Featured:
  • • Linux Tycoon
  • • realMyst
  • • Trainyard
Mobile Monday Ports galore! Mobile markets are a great breeding ground for new and interesting game ideas. They're also ripe for ports and remakes, since almost everybody loves taking their favorite games with them wherever they roam.


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Games Featured:
  • • Tex Murphy - Project Fedora
  • • Drunken Robot Pornography
  • • McPixel
  • • Dreadline
  • • The Adventures of Shuggy
  • • Farm Fortress
  • • MacGuffin's Curse
Link Dump Friday Time-travelling monsters? Towering robot centerfolds? Post-apocalyptic P.I.s? Game developers are a crazy bunch, and that's exactly the way we love them! This week's Link Dump Friday features a whole mess of exciting upcoming titles, as well as a BEAST of a giveaway, and two opposing views on the concept of games using free-to-play models.


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Games Featured:
  • • Phit
  • • Robot Unicorn Attack
  • • BowMaster Prelude
  • • Craziest
  • • Kavalmaja
The Vault Everyone knows games can be hard to put down, but some titles are trickier than most to pull yourself away from. From magical robotic equine action to fiendishly simple block puzzles and even medieval archer madness, here's a collection of some of the most addictive little games around that can keep you up into the wee hours.


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Games Featured:
  • • Machinarium
  • • Amazing Alex
  • • Death Worm
  • • Off the Leash
Mobile Monday Dogs and worms dominate the latest edition of Mobile Monday, an entirely unintended coincidence, we assure you! To balance out the slight "ew" factor, have a taste of a cute robot and a new game from the creators of Angry Birds. That should balance things out nicely!


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Games Featured:
  • • My Little Investigations
  • • Fallen London
  • • Defender's Quest
  • • Cursed Treasure 2
  • • The Journey Down
Link Dump Friday Ponies? Check. Conspiracies? Check. Backstabbing? Check. Contest? Ohhhh yeah. This week's Link Dump Friday brings you a chance to win a copy of a celebrated tower-defense RPG, spotlights some exciting upcoming indie and browser releases, and gives you the chance to interrogate a fashionista.


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Games Featured:
  • • Coma
  • • You Find Yourself in a Room
  • • Loved
The Vault Emotions can be powerful stuff, and few people ever expect to encounter them to any great degree when they set out to indulge in a little casual gaming. Of course, by now you should know indie developers are a clever, dastardly lot who will never pass up a chance to mess with your heartstrings (or your head) no matter what genre you're enjoying. Here are three games you should try if you'll looking for a very different gaming experience that makes you feel.


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Games Featured:
  • • Pizza vs. Skeletons
  • • Infinity Blade II
  • • LostWinds
  • • The Journey Down
Mobile Monday One of the big controversies surrounding mobile games these days is social media integration. On the one hand, it allows people to share games with friends while helping to promote them, but on the other, we're perfectly capable of telling our pals about good games on our own! One of the games below took a step in the social media direction, and while it certainly added value to the existing experience, it also stirred a bit of controversy amongst its fans.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Mysterious Aphroditus
  • • Hot Air Jr
  • • The Binding of Isaac
Link Dump Friday Love is in the air (and Toronto), the monsters are full of pep and horror, and Nitrome is full of Hot Air... sounds like a great season to me! Link Dump Friday covers an upcoming expansion to a popular, horrifying action roguelike, gets deep with TED, and more!


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Games Featured:
  • • Cube Colossus
  • • Morningstar
  • • Bermuda Triangle Escape
The Vault Feel like a little otherworldly gaming? This week's Vault features sci-fi titles that explore the genre with different gameplay. From a fast and furious shooter, to an eerie underwater escape, and even a professional-looking adventure set on an alien world, these games provide the perfect bit of escapism from your Earthly day.


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Games Featured:
  • • Angry Birds Space
  • • Junk Jack
  • • Pocket Planes
  • • Tiny Thief
Mobile Monday What's big and green, carries a pair of shoes in its teeth, and has a fondness for fondue? We have no idea, but that sounds like someone we'd want to meet! That person would probably also be interested in our latest round of mobile game news. Because, you know, who wouldn't?!


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Games Featured:
  • • My Little Investigations
  • • Home
  • • Poacher
  • • Torchlight 2
Link Dump Friday Pre-orders, ponies, poaching, and p... uh... p-contests! This week's Link Dump Friday has it all. Indie developers are serving up a whole lot of awesome, while one title gets an update, and another gets a release date!


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Games Featured:
  • • Proximity
  • • Climate Challenge
  • • StarShine
The Vault Things have been pretty tough this spring on Tricky Farm in JayIsGamesVille. First, I wasn't able to get enough invite responses to save ol' Bessie. Then, after forgetting to check in every seventeen minutes, the whole sorghum crop dried out. At least, I know I can always look to the JIG Archives for a bumper harvest of fun. This week, we have some gateway strategy games that are sure to take your mind off any agricultural trouble.


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Games Featured:
  • • Slingshot Racing
  • • Kingdom Rush HD
  • • Deepworld
  • • Rivals for Catan
Mobile Monday There's always something exciting just around the corner in the mobile world. Actually, there's probably three or four things just around the corner, along with a dozen or two more around the corner after that! And let's not even think about the other corners you passed while walking to this corner. What were you doing in this dark alley, again?


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Games Featured:
  • • Knightmare Tower
  • • Cheese Dreams
  • • Home
Link Dump Friday Demos, fair maidens, slashing, cheese, and more await you in this week's Link Dump Friday! As an added bonus, we've also included a special spotlight on a talented young man who's going to make you feel very inadequate about what you had accomplished when you were ten. No, couch cushion forts do not count.


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Games Featured:
  • • Robot Wants Kitty
  • • Sushi Cat
  • • Space Kitteh
  • • Copy Cat
  • • Flash Cat
The Vault We're pulling out the whole kittenkaboodle for this week's supersized Vault, celebrating all things fantastically feline in our favourite games. They're cute, they're cuddly, they're destructive, but we love them anyway, whether we're chasing after them, stuffing them with fish, or piloting them through space.


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Games Featured:
  • • Burrito Bison
  • • The Last Rocket
  • • Star Command
  • • SpellTower
Mobile Monday What's going on in the mobile world? It's time to find out! Mobile Monday is evolving, setting the individual game features loose for their own spaces in the spotlight in exchange for news, updates, previews, sales and more. Now you get more mobile reviews while keeping an eye on the biggest and most exciting happenings in the mobile world. Sound like a fair exchange? Good, because here we go!


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Games Featured:
  • • Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure
  • • The Dark Room (YouTube)
Link Dump Friday This week's Link Dump Friday is extra special as we highlight some of the developers at the PAX East Indie Megabooth thanks to the intrepid camera work of our own Steve, who also wrangles an interview from Extra Credits' James Portnow!


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Games Featured:
  • • Questionaut
  • • The Blue Beanie
  • • Pieces
The Vault Kids just wanna have fun, and there are a lot of games our there that are tyke-accessible without being too silly or insipid for us big kids to boot. This week's Vault looks at three kid friendly games we love, and love to enjoy even if we've long grown out of mandatory bed times and superhero undies ourselves.


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Games Featured:
  • • Love+
  • • Keylugger
  • • Game Title
Weekend Download There are games you love, games you hate, games you love to hate, and games you love to love. Why aren't there any games you love to hate to love or hate to love to hate? Or, is that where the Build-a-lot series goes? *rimshot*


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Games Featured:
  • • On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
  • • Stasis
  • • Botanicula
  • • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
  • • Shadowrun Returns
Link Dump Friday Get ready to adventure with Tycho and Gabe again, or find yourself stranded in somewhere cold and hostile, or maybe just save your home from a dark and deadly infestation! There's a whole lot of gaming going on!


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Games Featured:
  • • Aunts and Butlers
  • • Violet
  • • Suveh Nux
The Vault When you play games, do you carefully read and pay attention to every bit of dialogue on the screen, or do you just start mashing buttons to get to the good stuff? In the case of this week's Vault, the words are the good stuff as we shine a spotlight on three of our favourite games in the underutilized genre of interactive fiction.


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Games Featured:
  • • Vertex
  • • Rogue Moon
  • • Omelette Boris
Weekend Download Choose your own introductory paragraph! A) I'd rather have something short and informative, but please make at least one joke about cheese. B) I don't have time to read this, I have too many games to play! C) I can't find the parser input line. Help!


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Games Featured:
  • • The Sea Will Claim Everything
  • • Closure
  • • Baldur's Gate
Link Dump Friday Jonas Kyratzes, Baldur's Gate, and Closure? Good news, or GREAT news? This week's Link Dump Friday is drowning in a sea of radness. You wouldn't think rad could be liquefied, but then, not everyone can be a scienmatist like me.


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Games Featured:
  • • Amorphous+
  • • Cursor*10
  • • Bubble Islands
The Vault Journal Entry 77 - It will soon be over. The monsters are at the door. So before I recklessly solve that final puzzle, and inevitably turn into a zombie, I leave to you another collection of classic games from the JayIsGames Vault. This week we have astonishing arena action, a peculiarly player-propelled pointer puzzler, and adorably addictive arcade awesomeness.


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Games Featured:
  • • Psycho Powers
  • • Tombs and Treasures
  • • Fox Aliens from Space Invade a Planet within Space
Weekend Download It would take some sort of psycho alien to come up with some of these games below. And we say that with all the affection we can muster. Which is a lot, mind you, as we placed second in the International Hug and General Non-Offensive Physical Affection Competition held last year in Denmark.


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Games Featured:
  • • Hot Air Jr.
  • • Defender's Quest
  • • Project Zomboid
  • • The Walking Dead
  • • Baldur's Gate
Link Dump Friday Look at you. Sitting there. All zombie-less. Balloon-less. SLAK-less. It's a real sorry sight. Fortunately, Link Dump Friday is here to solve all that by forcing you to be interested in the same things we're interested in. Yaaaay!


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Games Featured:
  • • MoneySeize
  • • Don't Look Back
  • • Dino Run
The Vault Retro doesn't have to mean old and boring! This week's Vault proves that it's more than just a series of blocky pixels that make retro-styled games fun and involving, with three picks from our archives with three very different gameplay styles.


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Games Featured:
  • • Impulse
  • • Deharmonized
  • • Bit of War
Weekend Download Remember the days when you had nothing to do but sit around and play video games? No school, no work, no taxes, no neighbor blowing leaves out of his yard even though autumn was months ago. Just maybe, if you close the windows and call in sick, you can grab the games below and pretend this weekend is one of those times. Just... maybe...


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Games Featured:
  • • Lone Survivor
  • • Onimusha Soul
  • • Ms. Particle Man
  • • Closure
  • • Fixation
  • • Pony Kart
Link Dump Friday Monsters? Apocalypse? Psychological trauma? Ponies? I don't know about you, but those sound like the makings of a great weekend to me! March is turning into a month jam-packed with big releases for both the casual browser and indie community, and this week's Link Dump Friday features just a few of them we're excited about in addition to an update or two.


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Games Featured:
  • • Casual Gameplay Escape
  • • Crazy Doors of Rainbow Colors
  • • Magneto Syndrome
The Vault ESCAPE!... through games, that is. The "escape" genre is an odd one, one that doesn't even sound like it should even be any fun, but for years now designers have thought up new ways to trap you with fiendish puzzles, and the audience is loving every megabyte of it. This week's Vault peeks at three of our favourite escape games that approach the genre from slightly different angles.


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Games Featured:
  • • Pizza vs. Skeletons
  • • Cavorite 2
  • • Ziggurat
  • • Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus
Mobile Monday It seems like everybody's obsessed with some sort of undead creatures nowadays. Zombies, vampires, skeletons, republicans... They're popping up all over the place, and game makers are taking advantage of this left and right! Cases in point: most of the games below!


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One year ago We would like to encourage everyone to include a moment of silence today for those lost and for those affected by the enormous and horrific tragedy that occurred one year ago today in Japan.


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Games Featured:
  • • Yeti Hunter
  • • On the Shoulders of Ancestors
  • • Hubris
Weekend Download Conspiracy theory time! The order the following games are listed in along with the general theme of their content will, when viewed as a string of text on a single page from afar, show an outline of an Egyptian hieroglyph hidden in the chamber below the Sphinx. At least, that's what we're telling people... Shh!


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New JIG Server! I've created this entry to alert you to known issues, and to track progress on their resolution, regarding the brand spanking new server we now have to better serve you here at JIG. If you encounter anything strange that seems to be broken or that doesn't work quite like before, please post a comment here and provide as much information as you can so we can try to reproduce the issue (preferably with the same OS/browser combo). Thank you for your patience and continued support while we iron out the wrinkles.


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About the malware warnings We work very hard to 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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Games Featured:
  • • Pokemon TD
  • • Infectonator 2
  • • Closure
  • • My Little Investigations
Link Dump Friday The great thing about the internet is that there's something for everyone on it. You like stuffing helpless little animals in airtight balls and forcing them to battle to exhaustion for your enjoyment? You like cackling madly while you orchestrate the downfall of humanity in the most grisly fashion possible? We got that... and you're going on some sort of government watch list. There's a lot of cool stuff coming on the horizon, and here's just some of it we're going to be keeping an eye on.


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Games Featured:
  • • Closure
  • • Continuity
  • • Spewer
The Vault Sure you could stomp a goomba or bust open some bricks if you had to, but what if you needed to solve some complex mental challenges while you were doing so? This week's Vault celebrates brains over brawn and combines them with light feel and quick reflexes in the puzzle platformer!


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Games Featured:
  • • Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape
  • • Lume
  • • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)
Mobile Monday When you think of a "mobile" game, you probably think of a stripped-down, broken version of what could have been a big and meaty game for a PC or console system, right? Well, this week's selection of games aims to prove you wrong. Three titles that migrated from larger platforms but gained content in the process. Is that some sort of magic?!


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Games Featured:
  • • Zatikon
  • • DoomRL
  • • Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory
Weekend Download It's blasts from the past(s) time! We dug up several games previously featured on Weekend Download to see how they've fared over the last few years. Some of them have vanished (oops), some of them have stayed the same, and some of them have grown into bigger, better projects! Take a look at some of the neater upgrades some of our classic games have gone through.


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Games Featured:
  • • Loren the Amazon Princess
  • • The Banner Saga
  • • Fighting is Magic
  • • Minecraft update, 1.2
Link Dump Friday With all the big exciting console and big-name gaming news happening in March, you might be forgetting about your indie friends, which is terrible, because as this Link Dump Friday clearly illustrates they've been slaving away creating more content. For you. And look at you, you never even say thank you, do you? Terrible. Go write a letter to Princess Celestia this instant... and then catch up on all the indie awesomeness you should be excited about.


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Games Featured:
  • • Ginormo Sword
  • • Zilch
  • • Music Catch
The Vault Hey, JiG-fans. I have to admit that I don't really know where I am right now. I mean, when I woke up, I found myself locked in this weird room. Good thing I was able to get a Wi-Fi password by breaking that creepy clown statue in the corner, and so am able to bring you another wonderful round of classics from the JayIsGames Vault! This week, we've got a surprisingly deep retro-RPG, a dice game that'll keep your week rolling, and an absolute masterpiece of music play.

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