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Categories: blog, download, indie, linux, ludumdare, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • epacse
  • • To Hell and Back
  • • AWOL
  • • Stratus
Weekend Download More Ludum Dare games, anyone? The 48-hour game creation-a-thon has ended yet another competition, inspiring developers from around the world to create almost 600 new games, all centered around the theme of "escape"! The voting has ended, the scores have been tallied, and we've picked some of our favorite downloadable titles to share with you!


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Categories: blog, browser, linkdump

Games Featured:
  • • Office Escape
  • • Teelombies
  • • Feed Us
  • • The First Hero
  • • Edgestone
Link Dump Friday Wakey wakey, internet buddy! Your Fri-daily delivery of games is here! This week's Link Dump contains zombie mayhem, coworkers with no respect for personal space, the world's least cuddly fish, and more. It's everything you could possibly need to get prepared for your day! You know, except for sustenance, shelter, and the warmth and affection of another human soul. But almost everything!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • A Murder of Scarecrows
  • • Boomshine
  • • Avalanche;
The Vault I can't get no.... satisfaction. I can't get no... gaming action. But I try! And I try! And I try! And I try!... and I realize that I can probably just look to the JiG archives for all the games I could ever want. Take that, double negative! This week in The Vault we've got three action games that are sure to fire your imagination.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Samurai Bloodshow
  • • Pickpawcket
  • • Sprinkle
Mobile Monday Subtitles: what do they add to your game? In the case of Samurai Bloodshow, they add about 30 letters, a trip to your French dictionary, and some artistic imagery. In the case of Sprinkle, they tell you exactly what to expect from the game. So, in the spirit of game subtitles, this edition of Mobile Monday has a subtitle. Mobile Monday: it's got games you can play!


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Categories: blog, demo, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Owlboy
  • • Maldita Castilla
  • • City
Weekend Download It's time for a super special demo-only edition of Weekend Download! A number of extremely promising demo games have been released in the past few weeks, showing off some big titles from big indie developers that will soon be released as full-fledged games. And, if you're like most people, you hate waiting like you hate ketchup on ice cream, so these will give you a little taste of the awesomeness to come! Look for more coverage when the full versions of these games hit.


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Games Featured:
  • • Dead Metal
  • • The Painter
  • • Toys vs Nightmares
  • • Goosplosion
  • • Gluey 2
Link Dump Friday It's a wacky, weird, and colourful Link Dump Friday this week, with several different types of sentient goop, angry aliens, painting best described as "experimental" (or maybe impressionist), toys, nightmares, and more!


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Categories: blog, community, contest, lettersinboxes

Letters in Boxes <br />Grand Prize Drawing! If you've been playing with us and our Letters in Boxes puzzle series from our puzzle master, Steve Lewis, then you may know that we've been giving out entries to the winners each week into a grand prize drawing for a free game console of your choice ($300 value). The deadline for the drawing was August 31st, and I'm happy to report that the drawing was held this week and the grand prize winner is...


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Anika's Odyssey
  • • Pricilla Gone Missing
  • • Submachine Remix
The Vault It's a point-and-click-stravaganza on this week's edition of the Vault, as we pull back the ancient mists of time through the years all the way back to 2005 in search of some of our best adventure games. If you're a fan of the site, you're probably familiar with one of them in particular, but all three are fantastic little tales ripe for the picking. Or clicking. Whichever.


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Categories: android, blog, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Rocketron
  • • Stardunk
  • • A Game with Balls
  • • MatchHack
Mobile Monday Ready for some more game-related Android loving? We're digging up some of the less-lauded titles for the overlooked marketplace, ensuring you get that hearty, delicious gameplay flavor while preserving your right to feel superior when these games catch on and everybody likes them even though you played them months beforehand!


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Categories: blog, download, indie, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Ichi
  • • Sake Express Pro Wrestling
  • • Infernal Edge
Weekend Download Ready to shoot some things while climbing up a slanted wall dotted with embedded sawblades and laser barriers? Of course you are! And after that, why not fight some pandas? Might as well, right?


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Games Featured:
  • • Revert to Growth 2
  • • Hurry Up Bob 2
  • • Awesome Ghosts vs Stupid Zombies
  • • Pixel Wizards
  • • Alienocalypse
Link Dump Friday You shouldn't trust any of the protagonists or scenarios in this week's Link Dump Friday since they'll probably get you killed in a variety of painful ways. Like growing a beanstalk in your chest. Or throwing you in acid. Or striking you dead just so they can squabble over your corpse. Games are harsh.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Rings and Sticks
  • • Thief
  • • Absolute Awesome Ball Game
The Vault Some times while gazing up at the celestial firmament, I realize that, out there in this big world of ours, there are thousands of unlucky 8 month-olds who have never experienced a JiG Casual Game Design Competition. It's a tragedy really. And while those poor tots might not be required to wait too much longer, we can takes some comfort in the 9 previous CGDC iterations each provide more than the daily requirement of epic that growing children need. This week, the JiG Vault features some personal favorites from past competions. Future entrants take note: you've got some tough acts to follow.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Contre Jour
  • • The Secret of Chateau de Moreau
  • • Peggle HD
  • • EDGE Extended
Mobile Monday Somewhere, contrasted with the daylight, sits an EDGE. On this EDGE there's a secret to be found, but only Bjorn knows where it is. Can the mere mortal locate this edgy mystery, or will it be lost forever to limbo...?


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Categories: blog, download, indie, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Forget-Me-Not
  • • AAAAA
  • • Crime Zone
Weekend Download You wouldn't forget a thing like me, not even if you caught me red-handed in the crime zone. If you did, I might run away, screaming AAAAA until I managed to escape.


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Games Featured:
  • • Asplode
  • • Color Tangle
  • • Safari Time
  • • Hippo Feeder
  • • Cave of No Return
Link Dump Friday Zebras, girls who make poor decisions, hungry hungry hippos, and some colourful shapes make up this edition of Link Dump Friday! If what you want is to solve a bunch of different types of puzzles while speeding into a crumbling cavern with no end in sight, we've got you covered but, well... we want you to know we're a little concerned about your hobbies.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Missile Game 3D
  • • Nimian Hunter
  • • Archipelago
The Vault The visual technology of gaming is advancing at a pace like never before, reaching heights of graphical complexity never before seen. Developers no longer have to use programming "cheats" to create 3D effects... but still we respect the skill of those who wanted to and did. This week, the JiG Vault features three excellent pseudo-3D games from our archives. It may have been five years since their graphics were cutting-edge, but fun is timeless.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • 4Towers
  • • Velocispider
  • • Hard Lines
  • • Orbital Slingshot
Mobile Monday Previously on Mobile Monday: mobile games! Currently on Mobile Monday: mobile games! The future of Mobile Monday: ultra mobile games you can play on your ocular implants!


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Categories: blog, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Case Case
  • • Go Right
  • • Les Miserables: The Game of the Book
Weekend Download Kittens, cases, and groups of miserable people in 1800s France? How on Earth does one mix those elements together? Answer: one doesn't! One just adds them to Weekend Download and let everyone else decide which games they want to play! All right!


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Games Featured:
  • • We Are the Robots 2
  • • Mechanical Puzzles
  • • Gentlemen Rats in Outer Space
  • • The Saddest Zombie
  • • Yokuaru
Link Dump Friday We celebrate the spirit of Christmas a little early and have a bloody good time before sailing off to the moon with a bunch of mismatched robots and a dude in a rabbit leotard... yep, it's just another week here at Link Dump Friday.


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Categories: android, blog, ios, mobile, news

Cloned mobile games hurt indie developers We don't normally feature articles that aren't game reviews or round-ups on our site, but this bit of news is a special case, as it affects everyone who plays and enjoys independently created games, both in our browsers and beyond.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Redline Rumble
  • • TG Motocross 2
  • • Hamster Race
The Vault Here it comes, here comes the JiG Vault! It's a demon on wheels! It's a demon and it's going to be chasing after someone. It's gaining on you so you'd better look alive: with three of the best games we found in our archives! Go the JiG Vault! Go the JiG Vault! Go the JiG Vault, Goooooo! This week, be sure to keep a checkered flag at the ready, as we feature three racing games that leave the competition in the dust. Just watch out for those darn blue shells...


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Dream:scape
  • • NyxQuest
  • • Cut the Rope: Experiments
  • • Sr. Mistu
Mobile Monday So many pretty pictures to look at! And they're all from very pretty games you get to play! So much better than the museum, where everybody's all "Sir, you can't lick the paintings."


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Categories: blog, download, indie, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Hide
  • • WARP
  • • Vest Trials: Approaching Dawn
Weekend Download One word for all you weekend downloaders: Hide. Not hide as the verb, or even hide as the animal skin noun. Hide as the name of the game that's right below this. Hide. Hide! HIDE! Also, Approaching Dawn and WARP!


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Games Featured:
  • • Cog
  • • Upgrade Your Enemy
  • • Runatic
  • • Dor the Dwarf
  • • Spaceblasters
Link Dump Friday A friendly warning to everyone enjoying this edition of Link Dump Friday: 40% of the facts stated below are blatantly false. In fact, that fact is untrue. Really, you should take everything you read with a grain of salt. Did you know that salt was invented by the natives of a frozen continent over 50 years ago? It's true!


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Games Featured:
  • • Kingdom of Loathing
  • • Legend of the Green Dragon
  • • Urban Dead
The Vault The Vault gets social this week with a look back at some of our favourite free MMORPGs that still manage to be addicting and engaging even today despite a lack of celebrity endorsements or high-falutin' graphics and whatnot.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Touch Detective
  • • Push Morty Push
  • • Connectrode
  • • Baby Monkey (going backwards on a pig)
Mobile Monday The song. THE SONG! Dear Zeus the song will not leave my head! Why is the baby monkey riding on the back of that pig? AND WHY IS IT FACING BACKWARDS?!! *pulls hair out*


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Categories: blog, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Omnicron
  • • FLaiL
  • • The Indie Game Legend
Weekend Download If you had the choice between a game that promised to kick your game-playing behind and a game that promised you'd look like an idiot when you first played it, which would you choose? Perhaps a complex personality test should be developed around that question? Perhaps... we'll just play some more games and forget about all that psychiatry stuff!


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Games Featured:
  • • Flur
  • • Cuboy Hot Pants
  • • Ectology
  • • Intruded
  • • Grey
Link Dump Friday Be a fairy, a thief, a blockhead, a boyfriend, or a ghost hunter in this week's edition of Link Dump Friday! Never let it be said we don't help expand your horizons. It's like Dirty Jobs, but with less unspeakable stenches and charming, ruggedly handsome hosts.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Sound Factoy
  • • Music Brothers
  • • la Pâte á
  • • Son
The Vault Since my computer room tends to have people in it, most of the time my speakers have to stay muted. Still, when I get the urge to be a heroic guitarist, a revolutionary dancer, or an elite agent of beat, no one can stop me from having the volume go up to 11. To quote Dire Straits: I want my JiG! This week in The Vault, lets give a round of sound for three games whose awesome audio is music to my ears.


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Categories: blog, ipad, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Groove Coaster
  • • Gesundheit!
  • • Dice Soccer
  • • Iconocraft
Mobile Monday True fact: this edition of Mobile Monday was written almost two hours later than originally planned. Why? Because the games below occupied more of my time than I had ever anticipated. Seriously, mobile game developers, why are you doing such cool things these days?!


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Categories: blog, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Unepic
  • • It Belongs in an Ancient Ruin
  • • Prime Minister's Questions
Weekend Download Epic games that claim to be not-so-epic, a battle game about politics, and a pixellated Indiana Jones who runs around stealing priceless artifacts. Welcome to Weekend Download!


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Games Featured:
  • • Sushi Boy Thunder
  • • Deep and Blue
  • • Clostrum
  • • Papa's Freezeria
  • • Flagstaff Chapter Four
Link Dump Friday Arcade, puzzle, RPG, and escape combine to form the savoury, heady brew that is your Link Dump Friday! Guide an intrepid lad with a hunger for raw fish through a minefield, help a whale find true love, make or break your new ice-cream business, and spend some time in a cell with the world's least talkative roommate.


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Word Sandwich
  • • Crossword
  • • 8 Letters
The Vault I tried to do the cryptic crossword in this morning's paper, but sadly I couldn't even figure out 1-Across: Dancing Leap Mixes a Vital Jug (3, 5). Thankfully, when I need to recharge my active vocabulary, I never forget the JiG Vault. So what are we featuring this week, my lord? Words, Words, Words! Be sure to have your thesaurus at the ready for some language games that are worth at least a thousand pictures.


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Categories: android, blog, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Domino Run
  • • Diversion
  • • Slitherlink
Mobile Monday More Android games to keep you busy so you don't have to answer those pesky phone calls/text messages! The standout title this week is, by far, the creative puzzle game Domino Run. If you only try one of the games below, give it a shot. You won't regret it!


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Categories: blog, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Momodora 2
  • • Adventure: All in the Game
  • • Station 37
Weekend Download It's a Wkeneed Dwnalood mix-up edition! Do you like things? Things that are mixed up with other things to make yet another thing to love? Do you love liking mixed things that are things with other things? I hope you answered "what?" to at least one of those, because here come the games!


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Games Featured:
  • • Dude and Zombies
  • • Farm Hero
  • • 100th
  • • Wheelbox: The Fallen Star
  • • Colormixer
Link Dump Friday This week's Link Dump Friday stirs up zombies, chickens, robots, balloons, and a whole spectrum of colours. We're an equal opportunity website for all sorts of bizarre games!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • Coffee Shop
  • • Electrocity
  • • Via Sol 2
The Vault Welcome to Vault-o-mania! Not actually a Vault article, but an incredible simulation! Wait... I'm sorry, I've mixed up my notes. What I meant to say is that this is a Vault article about the mania I have over these incredible simulations. This week, we look into the JayIsGames archives to highlight three games perfect for those of us who like to escape reality by showing how much better it could be if they were in charge of running it.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Juice Belts
  • • Cavorite
  • • Amazing Breaker
Mobile Monday Quite by accident, this week's selection of iOS games all revolve around physics puzzles in some shape or form. I swear, that wasn't on purpose! No, don't check my diary to see if I wrote about it last night. No, don't look on my Mobile Monday schedule to see if it says "pretend the theme was accidental". Just... just go play games. Ok? Please?


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Categories: blog, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Oka
  • • blubLuble
  • • SubTerra II
Weekend Download Need a little weirdness in your life? Never hurts to have more, does it?! *high five* A couple of rather strange games on this edition of Weekend Download, one featuring a character whose name is an anagram of a common North American tree, one with solid boulders that are suddenly affected by gravity with you touch them, and a shooter by the creator of Knytt. How's that for odd?


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Games Featured:
  • • Fat Wizard
  • • Rejoin
  • • The Soul Driver
  • • SecretNet
  • • Way of an Idea 2
Link Dump Friday This week's Link Dump features magic, mayhem, racing, physics, platforming, and definitely no cookie related criminal activity whatsoever! I mean it! Stop looking at me that way!


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Categories: blog, browser, thevault

Games Featured:
  • • RSVP
  • • Jack the Groove
  • • Telescope Game
The Vault As I sit here drinking a cool refreshing Dr. Pepper™, typing on a Dell™ computer with an Intel™ Pentium™ Processor, I check my Omega™ sports watch and realize it's time for another edition of the JayIsGames™ Vault™. This week, we feature three of the best advergames from our archives. If only all commercials could be this fun!


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Categories: android, blog, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Apparatus
  • • MicroPuzzle
  • • A Monster Ate My Homework
Mobile Monday Puzzles! Physics things! Monsters that only have the face of monsters but don't actually do anything monster-like! All this and probably a few more things in the latest edition of Mobile Monday: Android Style!


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Games Featured:
  • • Proun
  • • Don't Lose Your Head
  • • Gridpix - Retro Heroes
Weekend Download Memorization has been a part of video gaming history since the very early days. Want to make it through the next level? Memorize everything, it's the only way. Arcade cabinets mastered this technique to get players to feed them more coins, but the concept has carried on through today, especially in action-oriented games.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • • Bazooki: A Silent Affair
  • • Droid Assault
  • • Mr Strange and the Core
  • • Mia's Happy Day
Link Dump Friday Through pure coincidence all of the games on this week's Link Dump Friday feature little adorable heroes! Also contained herein are point-and-click puzzles, stunt-tastic doggies, rats in peril, heavy weaponry, and more! It's like a rainbow of wonderment in your browser.


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Games Featured:
  • • Tontie v.1.0
  • • Vector Runner
  • • Heli Attack 3
The Vault I recently checked out my ol' arcade at the hometown mall... Have to tell ya, things were pretty dire. It was once an Aladdin's Castle, but nowadays it's more of an Aladdin's Shack or, perhaps, an Aladdin's Hovel. Needless to say, the $5 in my pocket ended up going to a pretzel instead. At least the JiG Vault is here to make up for what reality lacks. This week we have three awesome arcade=styled games that deserve your tokens and your attention.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Tiny Tower
  • • 1-Bit Ninja
  • • Kona's Crate
Mobile Monday How tiny is your tower? Is it one bit big, or even bigger? Could you cram it into a crate, or are you not ninja enough? Before you even attempt it, be sure to do a little stretching to make your bits more nimble.


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Categories: blog, download, indie, linux, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • Beret
  • • One and Light
  • • Mythology
Weekend Download 3D games? 2D games? Can't we all just be games and get along and have happy times together? What? Nobody's debating this and there's no contention in the gaming community over the game types? Then, why am I still writing interrogative sentences?!


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Games Featured:
  • • Mittens
  • • Dusk
  • • Luftrauser
  • • znRevolutions
  • • Apocalypse Basketball
Link Dump Friday Wakey wakey, internet, video games wait for no one! Especially not when death is (literally) at your door, bogies are on your six (that's a thing, right?), the hero is a jerk, and you really can turn back time! So kick back, game on, and start your Friday off right!


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Games Featured:
  • • Gridlock
  • • Ununicum
  • • Planarity
The Vault Casual games are often derided as simplistic... but that complaint assumes that complexity is a good thing in and of itself. Certainly I've seen more than my fair share of bloated major releases that feel like they bring my CPU to a crawl just for the the heck of it. Reducing puzzles to their most fundamental features, without sacrificing an iota of challenge, can make for some very satisfying games. Today in the JiG Vault we have three minimalist masterpieces from our archives that show just how great it can be when developers Keep It Simple, Stupid.


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Categories: blog, iphone, itunes, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Re-Find
  • • ZOOKEEPER DX Touch Edition
  • • Quiz Game Land
  • • Driller Bunny
Mobile Monday The iTunes App Store continues to attract games of all types from developers in all corners of the globe, and we— wait, "corners" of the globe? Corners are where two lines meet, forming an angle. There are no angles on a globe, let alone the sphere that is our Earth. Corners of the map, perhaps? That'd make more sense, but those corners are completely arbitrary. We could be referring to a map of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, in which case, all corners wouldn't be that exotic. Scratch the corners bit. Just play these games and have fun!


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Games Featured:
  • • WG Realms 2: Siege Breaker
  • • Wyv and Keep: The Temple of the Lost Idol
  • • Crab Blaster
Weekend Download Two words for you this weekend: Wyv and Keep. Well, actually, that "and" should be included, so it's really three words. You don't really have to pay attention to the third word, but it really helps establishing the relationship between the two nouns surrounding it. Stop reading, go play!


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Games Featured:
  • • Mine Drop
  • • Dinosaur Zookeeper
  • • A Dog of Flanders
  • • UFOwned
  • • Rescue a Chicken 2
Link Dump Friday Internet! Stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW and play all the games on this week's Link Dump Friday this very instant! I mean... we can't prove that doing so will prevent an alien invasion that could devastate and enslave humanity... but do you really want to take the chance and be the one jerk on the alien slave chain gang who didn't do your part?

You Are Games: Babylon Sticks Caption Contest X Take me out to the You Are Games! Take me out to the crowd! Bring me some captions and quirky punchlines, your quip could be featured in an upcoming comic! For it's loot, loot loot you could win if your caption tickles our funny bone, so it's one, two, three strikes you're out, 'cause that frooooooog's oooooooon fiiiiiiiiiire!


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Games Featured:
  • • Covert Front
  • • Sea of Glomp
  • • Hewitt
The Vault The first adventure game I ever played was Maniac Mansion. I was in 4th Grade, and for some reason the classroom happened to have a decade-old Commodore 64 with a collection of not-entirely functional floppy diskettes that we LOAD,8,1-ed at random. We never really made much progress into saving Sandy from Dr. Fred (due largely to our lack of understanding re: the concept of "copy protection"), but it inspired a love of adventure games that has continued with me to this day. So join me for three favorites of the genre, this week in the JayIsGames Vault.


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Categories: android, blog, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Robotek HD
  • • Infernus: Verse 1
  • • Stellar Escape
Mobile Monday Robots make for interesting games, but do you know what makes for even more interesting games? More robots! Fighting each other! This Android game roundup features a few heavy-hitting games for your mobile phone. Only one has robots, but all three are really, really good!


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Categories: blog, download, indie, mac, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • The Cat and the Coup
  • • AFROFARG
  • • Splash
Weekend Download Political game starring a cat? Got that! Game with a really big title? Got that, too. How about a game made out of letters? Got that! A game that dispenses pie? Aww, not got that. Fail. Maybe next Weekend Download?


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Games Featured:
  • • Hazmat
  • • Zombie Exterminator
  • • Moontype
  • • Rocket Panda
  • • The Adventures of Dear Explorer
Link Dump Friday Just your average Friday, full of panda butts, aliens, flesh-eating slugs, zombies, and a slow, painful death in a vat of acid! Link Dump Friday brews you another delicious brew of the best little games the internet can come up with.


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Games Featured:
  • • Dice Wars
  • • Lonely House Moving
  • • Guest House
  • • Nest of Moai
The Vault Eight years ago, a man's fantasy became a reality in a form never seen before: JayIsGames.com, a giant arena to feature the best of casual gameplay. Soon, it became known the authors of those games featured would win the people's ovation and fame forever. Thus, if memory serves me correctly, we look to the land of the rising sun to feature some of the best casual gameplay works from the nation of Japan. The heat is on in the JiG Vault! ALLEZ JEUX!


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Games Featured:
  • • Mighty Fin
  • • Bumpy Road
  • • 7 Words
  • • Cubetastic
Mobile Monday This edition of Mobile Monday is so full of awesomeness, we had to evade the government agents chasing after us for breaking awesomeness laws in 42 countries! PROTIP: The old Groucho Marx glasses/moustache/nose mask doesn't work as well as it does for Bugs Bunny.


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Games Featured:
  • • Nikki and the Robots
  • • Vexed Hedgehogs
  • • The Adventures of Box Guy
Weekend Download Just because a game isn't technically finished doesn't mean you can't play it. Or that it isn't fun! This edition of Weekend Download features two games that are still works in progress. They may have some rough edges, dusty corners, and missing bits and pieces here and there, but you can still experience the core of what is shaping up to be a great game. And just think: when the games are officially released, you'll feel all cool and stuff because you already knew about it!


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Games Featured:
  • • Blinkz
  • • Hacker vs Hacker
  • • Plimpton's Video Falconry
  • • Feed the Mooks
  • • It's Dark In Hell
Link Dump Friday If you want romance, hackers, fruit, tiki totems, and to see small animals get mauled by talons like steel, then you've come to the right place! Link Dump Friday serves up another batch of weekly games with platforming action, physics puzzles, and good ol' fashioned falconry!


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Games Featured:
  • • Hotel
  • • Haluz
  • • Kafkamêsto
The Vault Tis brillig and the slithy toves are gyring and gimbling in the JiG Vault. All mimsy are the games from the past, and they're so good, they'll make your mome raths outgrabe. Yes, today we are beamish to present three of the more surreal entries from our game archives, and I'm sure they'll make your day quite frabjous!


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Games Featured:
  • • Deadly Dungeons
  • • X-Men
  • • Alberi
Mobile Monday Hungry for some more Android games? We've got you covered with puzzle, action, and role playing genres represented with mobile games you're guaranteed to love! And if you don't love them, then you're not guaranteed to love them!


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Games Featured:
  • • Australopithecus
  • • They're Going to Blow up the Train!
  • • Questling
Weekend Download If you follow world news events, the weekend is a good time to catch up on what's been going on around our planet. That's pretty boring, however, whereas a 2D platformer, a Lemmings-like action game, and a game where you carry coal to feed a chugging train is much more exciting!


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Games Featured:
  • • The God of Poverty
  • • Tube Crisis
  • • Tiny Blockman
  • • Ninja Painter
Link Dump Friday There's a cover charge for this week's Link Dump Friday, but I know the guy who owns the place, so I can get you in. It's cool. We're cool. We're serving up point-and-click puzzles, wanton extraterrestrial destruction, ninja creativity, flatulence, and more. That's right... we're the classiest joint in town, baby.


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Games Featured:
  • • Etherena Beta
  • • Rose & Camellia
  • • XiaoXiao9: Fight Man
The Vault Not many people know that JiG originally started as a tournament conceived by mysterious businessman J. Bibson, in the attempt to find the world's most powerful game reviewer. We were all set to start the first round at the JiG docks... but then a new Eyezmaze game came out, we all got distracted, and decided to start a website instead. And so, we peer into archives of that website as this week in the JayIsGames Vault, we feature some of the best casual fighting games of years past.


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Games Featured:
  • • Firefly Hero
  • • Storm in a Teacup
  • • Current
Mobile Monday Ingredients. Can't make anything without them. It's kind of a broad sort of statement to make, but hey, you come here for games, not for philosophical musings. Each game below uses a number of ingredients to make what we call "fun". This "fun" is an enjoyable thing you can experience with your mobile device, thus consuming ingredients which would be distasteful on their own in their properly made form.

Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water Walkthrough Be sure to check out our well-written and complete walkthrough (with images) for Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water, the standard edition of which has just been made available today at Big Fish Games. Be warned: contains major spoilers, so proceed only as needed, and as a last resort.


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Games Featured:
  • • OpenClonk
  • • Intense Staring Simulator
  • • Pilot Crash Course
Weekend Download What's that? You want games to play? Games that let you climb around in caves or smash into pixel orc dudes? Well... we'll have to think about it. Ok, we thought about it, and we decided we'll think about it some more. In the meantime, play some games where you can climb around in caves and smash into pixel orc dudes.


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Games Featured:
  • • Tobe's Hookshot Escape
  • • Starcede
  • • Pogo Rampage
  • • Shiver Me Pieces
  • • The Blocked Tunnel
Link Dump Friday Link Duuuummmmp... in my browseeeer... makes me happeeeeeeeeee... Everybody!... no? *sigh* Nobody ever wants to sing along with me. Oh well. Guess I'll just console myself with the wide variety of genres on display in this week's Link Dump Friday. No, no, it's too late, don't even try. The moment's past.


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Games Featured:
  • • Acrobots
  • • Pianolina
  • • The ABC Game
The Vault I think that one of the signs that I'm getting old is my increasing inability to comprehend the appeal of the latest hot must-have toy of the season. Silly Bands? Zhu Zhu Pets? Paper Jamz? I just feel like I'm missing something. No matter... I have the plethora of webtoys in the JiG Vault to keep my increasingly crotchety personality at bay. Here are three of my favorites, which I think will be fun for both the young and the young at heart.


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Games Featured:
  • • Dragon Slasher
  • • Crystal Soul
  • • Legends of Yore
Mobile Monday How about a little RPG action to start your new week? Knew you'd agree! But not just any old RPG. No sir/ma'am/other! We've got platform RPGs, puzzle RPGs, roguelike RPGs, and maybe some other sub-genre that hasn't been named yet. Cookie RPG? Mmm, delicious...


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Games Featured:
  • • Myrktorch
  • • Singlehandedly
  • • Have You Considered the Benefits of Life Insurance
Weekend Download Another Ludum Dare competition is about to end, and the resulting slew of games are, as usual, numerous, creative, and wacky. The three day event encourages solo game creators to dream up and craft a game in just 48 hours. The only other constraint is that entries must adhere to the chosen theme, which was pretty unusual this time around: It's Dangerous to go Alone! Take this! See the full release list of all 352 Ludum Dare 20 games, then vote on your picks on the Ludum Dare website. And then, check out some of our favorites below!


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Games Featured:
  • • Zombies Runaway
  • • Inverted Y
  • • Dimension Diver
  • • Duck Life 3
  • • Lynn Love
Link Dump Friday Put on your red cape and avoid zombies in the dark, deal with literal letter oppression, raise your duck to be the very best, or take a peek at how your emotions live in this week's installment of Link Dump Friday!


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Games Featured:
  • • Winterbells
  • • Purgatorium
  • • Set: Daily Puzzle
  • • Bloxorz
The Vault The Bard tells us that brevity is the soul of wit. That goes for games as well as JiG Vault summaries. So let's jump right in to this week's collection of hits that are as sweet as they are short.


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Games Featured:
  • • Chalk Ball
  • • Clever Contraptions
  • • Pumpkins vs Monster
Mobile Monday Gravity is something we deal with every day. From pulling that cup of coffee off the table (I swear I didn't push it!) to making our hair flat despite the gratuitous amounts of blow drying we've done, that unseen force of nature exerts its control over every single particle. Naturally, playing games that help us defy gravity gives us a sense of power. So if you're feeling a little slow this fine Monday, grab one of the games below and see if playing with physics can't cheer you up a notch!


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Games Featured:
  • • Pon
  • • Rework the Dead: Evil
  • • One Day Outside of Time
Weekend Download Part of what makes Weekend Download so fun is sharing games that aren't yet complete, are just concepts, are experimental, or are just plain weird. They aren't epic journeys that will consume entire days of play time. Instead, each little nugget of freeware gold does one thing particularly well. And even if it isn't perfect, we still like to share, allowing more people to play crazier games and giving the creative game developers a little more attention!


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Games Featured:
  • • P.i.g
  • • Kulkis
  • • Nyan Cat FLY!
  • • Blow Things Up 2
  • • Drawing Room
Link Dump Friday Portals, cats, spikes, bombs, and pencils make up this week's edition of Link Dump Friday, but definitely not vegetables. Arcade action, platforming, and escaping, though? Totally got you covered.


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Games Featured:
  • • Bloons
  • • Trapped Series
  • • Banner Game by Rob Allen
The Vault Rob Allen... Ninja Kiwi... Rodrigo Roesler... by their powers combined, they are... the Vault! Toss in a monkey, a murder, and one strange campsite, and you have the recipe for some seriously great games from 2007.


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Games Featured:
  • • Coin Drop!
  • • Strange Rain
  • • Box Knight
  • • Lazorz
Mobile Monday Some of our favorite mobile games have a rich visual presentation, are easy to pick up and play but hard to put down, and have cute things that smile at us for no apparent reason. A couple of this week's featured titles do exactly that, and the other one's got lasers, so it wins points for being awesome in a different sort of way!


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Games Featured:
  • • Quaintbrush
  • • Contourmind
  • • One Curious Nightfall
Weekend Download More games need to be abstract. Just about every art movement comes with its own brand of creators putting their minds to their respective canvases and creating things that don't quite make sense. Games, on the other hand, tend to be more logical, linear, and easy to understand. Why not break down a few barriers and twist the user's experience around a bit, like this week's feature Contourmind does?


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Games Featured:
  • • Flying Candy
  • • And Everything Started to Fall
  • • Running Wizard
  • • Royal Beasts
  • • Appy 1000MG
Link Dump Friday Depress yourself with the stark inevitability of poor decisions. Then cheer yourself up again by causing massive property damage with lightning bolts! Then depress yourself with the harsh reality of the falsely happy worth around you. Then cheer yourself up by throwing meat at a lion! Just another week here at Link Dump Friday.


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Games Featured:
  • • A Break in the Road
  • • Click Drag Type 3
  • • Time Raider
The Vault What do you really need out of life? Sure food and shelter are nice, but don't forget the other important things too, like adventure, mental stimulation, and creativity! This week's installment of the Vault highlights three games that embody those traits and celebrate everything bemusing, perplexing, hilarious, and even a little frustrating.


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Games Featured:
  • • Stones of Tranquility
  • • Spinballs
  • • Return Zero
  • • Cordy
Mobile Monday Exciting? Check. Thrilling? Sort of the same as exciting, but check. Calm? Check. Actioney but with some puzzle elements? Er, check. Pie? Check. Well, check yesterday, but there's some left over in the fridge. Help yourself (it's chocolate), then help yourself to some awesome Android games, too!


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Games Featured:
  • • Hubby the Clay Cube
  • • Little
  • • Cold Blooded (Cold 2)
Weekend Download Hello, traveller! Did you know it's possible to have protagonists made out of clay? How about protagonists that are really tiny due to radiation? These facts and more on this edition of Weekend Download!


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Games Featured:
  • • Spike: A Love Story
  • • Cubium
  • • Sci-Fighters
  • • Bloons 2: Spring Fling
  • • Animal Raceway
Link Dump Friday April's almost over, so let's send it out with a bang!... or with misplaced affections, alien combat, and monkeys wearing rabbit ears. You know, whatever works. Link Dump Friday brings you more popping, more pit combat, and more work-your-fingers-to-the-bone training than ever before!


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Games Featured:
  • • Exmortis
  • • The Fancy Pants Adventure
  • • Chronon
The Vault This week's installment of the Vault will make you scream bloody murder! Literally, since an iconic horror adventure about the worst cabin in the woods ever is involved. Also featured; adorable, monstrous captivity and a pair of pants to die for!


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The Interrogation of Mr. Bunny A visitor stopped by JIG HQ over the weekend and left us a challenge and we're going to give away a few prizes to those who figure it out. Take a look at the interrogation transcript and see what details you can wring out of his vague responses. If you can find the review page on which he hid his egg, submit its location AND an explanation of Mr. Bunny's code.


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Mobile Monday 3D games on the iPhone? That both play well and are actually interesting? Preposterous! Well, maybe not so strange, but it's rare to see a first person game that actually fits the mobile platform well. Sometimes it's good to be proven wrong!


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Games Featured:
  • • Grief
  • • Mecha Spider Island
  • • Terra: Legend of the Geochine
Weekend Download This happy weekend time, we are proud to present: fun games! Really, really fun games. It's like, if you wanted to get a bunch of games together that were just plain fun, not so much challenging, not so much brain-taxing, just awesome fun, then you'd assemble something like what we have below. And then you would go play them and have some of that fun everybody's always talking about!


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Games Featured:
  • • Burger Cat
  • • Wizard of Oz
  • • Mindy in Zombieland
  • • Ninja Dog
  • • Clowning Around
Link Dump Friday With summer coming up, you're going to want to whip your reflexes into tip-top shape, and I can't think of any better way to do so than to practice your platforming, or maybe follow the yellow brick road, or even psychically manipulate hordes of the undead while deadly spikes inch closer and closer to your skull. (Let me tell you, you do not want to be out of practice for that last one.)


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Games Featured:
  • • Junkbot
  • • Warbears
  • • Slidon
The Vault I read the mysterious scrap of paper my contact has just put in my hand... "MHCFRYM AV RGU VTW GHIYN!"... Let's see, if I rot13 that, I get "ZUPSELZ NI ETH IGJ TUVLA!". Unscramble and... "PUZZLES IN THE JIG VAULT!" And what type of puzzles do we have this week? Action starring a Lego-Robo, adventure with a cast of steady teddies at the ready, and a styling tiling board game remix.


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Games Featured:
  • • Monkey Labour
  • • Forget-Me-Not
  • • Robot Wants Kitty
  • • Pixel Shift
Mobile Monday It's old school games and puzzle experiences that dominate this episode of Mobile Monday! Also, it seems like we've included two furry animals in the lot. Subtle marketing ploy to get you to buy kitty litter and JayIsGames Brand Monkey Food? We're not saying. But, on an unrelated note, if we did make a packaged monkey food, would you buy it?


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Games Featured:
  • • Mushrooms Hate Kaya
  • • Masjin
  • • 0Space
  • • En-Garde!
Weekend Download Got some pals over and want to engage in some retro-styled multiplayer fight-a-thons? TIGSource has your answer! The recently-concluded TIGSource Versus Competition inspired a community of game creators to craft 81 multiplayer games, each one focused on combat. Some are playable online, others are confined to meatspace multiplayer, but they're all unique in that awesome indie sort of way. Below are a few of the top games as voted on by the TIGSource community!


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Games Featured:
  • • Pokemon Tower Defense
  • • Epic Charlie
  • • Jhink Toy
  • • From Beyond
  • • Alien Attack 3D
Link Dump Friday There's no rhyme or reason to this week's Link Dump Friday, just a tasty melting pot of the internet's best. Catch 'em all (then line 'em up as sentries), be epic-er, indulge your monstrous side, channel the spirit of Ripley, and unlock a deceptively simple puzzle... it's your destiny! At least until the weekend sets you free.

You Are Games: Babylon Sticks Caption Contest IX It's your job to come up with an egg-laden pun in this week's You Are Games challenge. That's right, the yolk's on you! Take a look at this unfinished Babylon Sticks comic drafted by resident comicster James Francis. It could use another dipping in the dye batches so it gets some color. But most importantly, it needs a punchline! What humorous quip can you imagine to finish this comic?


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Coming Soon... Steamlands Nitrome's latest real-time strategy epic is trundling your way...


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Games Featured:
  • • Papa's Pizzeria
  • • Wink: The Game!
  • • Dotville
  • • Skywire
The Vault As Tuesday peeps its head over the horizon, we usher in another installment of The Vault, and another batch of games from the olden days (2007 is plenty olden) designed to keep you coming back. Rescue a princess using stealth and your wits, become the ruler of the land's most adorable (but needy) tribe, juggle every delicious aspect of pizza making, and pilot a group of people through ridiculously treacherous terrain. And all before the middle of the week rolls around! Man, you're productive. You deserve a raise, and you can tell your boss we said so.


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Games Featured:
  • • Word Geek
  • • Halcyon
  • • Slice HD
  • • BallFallDown
  • • Panopticon
Mobile Monday With the release of a brand new iPad 2, we thought we should celebrate with a collection of some of the platform's best exclusive games! What better way to break in that Apple A5 processor (or even the original Apple A4 processor!) than with a couple of big, gorgeous casual games? Look for more iPhone or Android games next week!


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Games Featured:
  • • 1916 - The War You Never Knew
  • • Ranger
  • • Tottenham
Weekend Download Games. Fresh games. Newly minted from game presses built before the turn of the century. Which, come to think of it, wasn't that long ago, was it? But it sounds like it's ancient. Classic. Time-tested. You keep thinking that while you play the gems below!

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