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Games Featured:
  • • Realm of the Mad God
  • • The Pretender: Part 3
  • • To The Moon
  • • Blosics 3
Link Dump Friday №241 Mystery, milestones, and mining await in this installment of Link Dump Friday! There's some big news on the horizon, and a whole lot to get excited about for fans of all sorts of adventure, with more than one developer having a lot to celebrate! We've also got a warning about the recent Steam hack, and a call for help from a developer whose work was stolen and put on the iTunes App Store.


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Games Featured:
  • • Magic Pen
  • • Music Bounce
  • • GemCraft
The Vault №68 Bright colours and music abound in this edition of the Vault, where we take a look back at two very different creative puzzlers, and a tower-defense game that spawned a fan base that's rabid even today.


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Games Featured:
  • • Oh! Edo Town
  • • Aquaria
  • • Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
  • • Burger Joint
Mobile Monday №144 Scientists in Madeupcountry are currently at work on nanomachines that will create time. This time can be smeared on the body as a creme or taken orally to produce pockets of usable time at any moment of the day, allowing doctors to perform vital life-saving surgeries, business-types to seal world-altering deals, and, most importantly, gamers to play more releases in this swarm of good games.


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Categories: blog, download, indie, weekenddownload, windows

Games Featured:
  • • NORD
  • • The Mushroom and the Saw
  • • Gravity Box
  • • Rhythmical
Weekend Download №210 What? An entire Weekend Download dedicated to shooters? Has someone gone mad? Apparently, yes! The shmup genre has a loyal fanbase of dedicated players, eating up crazy-difficult releases like they were candy and picking on the finer points of swarm-based action gaming. Casual players can enjoy a good shooter or two as well, and the games below will provide some challenge without alienating the less, shall we say, reflexually impared amongst us!


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Games Featured:
  • • Pursuit of Hat
  • • Asleep Walking
  • • Escape from the Woody Room
  • • Hood Episode 2
  • • Absorption
Link Dump Friday №240 Are there ponies in this week's Link Dump? Monsters? Dinosaurs? Maybe all three? You'll just have to click through and see!


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The Vault №67 It's Tuesday, which means another trip down to the JIG archive vault to dig up a few games from years ago that our newer visitors should not miss out on. This week I've picked out a few quirky little puzzle games that will thrill and delight you. No, really. Just give them a try and you'll see...


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Games Featured:
  • • Minesweeper of Wizard
  • • Flapcraft
  • • Hungry Sumo
Mobile Monday №143 Mobile games are strange, aren't they? On the one hand, they shouldn't be so complicated you can't get into them while, ahem, occupying the lavatory. On the other, they need to have enough complexity to keep you from doing your homework the night before it's due. There's no right or wrong solution, just a collection of gameplay concepts that either works or doesn't quite work. We're proud to report that every game we feature on Mobile Monday works quite well, the end result being lots of late homework assignments but no time wasted in the loo.


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Games Featured:
  • • the wall of our hearts
  • • Yeti
  • • Ragmeg Alleycat
  • • Abduction Destruction
Weekend Download №209 This week's games were presented before a panel of elite judges prior to publication. They were coffee tasting judges, but you gotta figure their impeccable sense of taste transfers from beverages to games, right? After rigorous screening, the scientifically-verified result is as such: three out of four coffee tasters think the games below are definitely very very fun! The fourth judge thinks they're "rather" fun, but that doesn't make for a very interesting pull quote...


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Games Featured:
  • • Mage Gauntlet
  • • Lab of the Dead
  • • The Blackwell Deception
  • • Drawn: Trail of Shadows
  • • A Game About Game Literacy
Link Dump Friday №239 Link Dump Friday rounds up a large variety of games from this past week, including hidden-object, point-and-click adventure, and iOS action! Plus, we look at three upcoming, promising titles; an indie RPG about missed chances and wish fulfillment, a murder mystery surrounding a swamp with it's very own monster, and a home that's not your own with a body at your feet.


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Games Featured:
  • • The Dead Case
  • • Hotel 626
  • • Being One
The Vault №66 Looking for a good scare? Then take a peek inside the Vault, where this week we highlight three of our best scary games designed to get you in the mood for spookin' this Halloween season. Extra points if you play them all alone with the lights off, but trust us; you're more than welcome in our Scaredy Cats Club if you can't.


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Games Featured:
  • • Create and Play
  • • Aiko Island
  • • Monster Warrior
Mobile Monday №142 Cute blue monsters? Evil red ones? Furry ones that leap into the air and can be cut in half? Sounds like Halloween is approaching. And it sounds like you've got some monster-related work to accomplish on your mobile iOS device! Also, did someone say something about COOKIES?!


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Games Featured:
  • • 2012 IGF Pirate Kart
Weekend Download №208 Each year, the Independent Games Festival (IGF) holds a competition to showcase innovation in the indie gaming community. This year, a group of developers got together and submitted a pirate kart, a collection of "cheap", fast-made games packaged together into a single release. The kart features more than 300 titles created by over 100 developers, including some highly-recognizable names such as Terry Cavanagh, Adam Saltsman, Petri Purho, Bento Smile, Andy Moore, and plenty of others!


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Games Featured:
  • • The Asylum
  • • The Binding of Isaac
  • • Cactus McCoy 2
  • • Rebuild 2
  • • One and One Story
Link Dump Friday №238 Something is different about this edition of Link Dump Friday... and every Link Dump Friday to come! This week features the first installment in our new format, that brings you some of our most popular new games from the last week, updates to old favourites, and previews of the upcoming indie titles we're excited about! What will the future hold? Don't be scared, you can hold my hand... just, uh, wipe it off on your pants or something first.


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Games Featured:
  • • Translymania
  • • K-Mart Haunted House
  • • Garfield's Scary Scavenger Hunt
The Vault №65 Hello out there to all grim, grinning ghosts and cackling witches on the prowl! With the end of October rapidly approaching, so too comes the season the greatest ween of all, Halloween! With costumes, jack o'lanterns, apple bobbing, and a million cavities worth of candy soon on the way, it seems only right that we dedicate this week's installment of The Vault to featuring some spooktacular games from the JiG archives. Though these works were chosen for their kid-friendliness, they should appeal to trick-or-treaters of all ages.


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

Games Featured:
  • • SpaceChem Mobile
  • • Squids
  • • SteamBirds: Survival
Mobile Monday №141 You want big, important games? Boy have we got some stuff for you! Three heavy-hitters on this week's Mobile Monday, games you could play on their own for days and weeks on end. Afterwards, when you emerge with ragged hair and skin that reeks of aged onions, you can thank us for sharing!


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

Games Featured:
  • • Arden's Vale
  • • Start Fight Run
  • • Lao's Quest
Weekend Download №207 It's adventure and excitement! Dragons and bears! Enchanters and rolling boulders! Everything you could possibly dream of from a collection of free games presented to enliven your weekend!


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Games Featured:
  • • Bone Sniffer
  • • Flagman
  • • Story Hero
  • • Verminator
  • • Guild Dungeons
Link Dump Friday №237 Help a pooch out, take on some questionable work, get rid of stinky cheese, or find your happy ending... all within this week's edition of Link Dump Friday!


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Games Featured:
  • • Shift
  • • Hanna in a Choppa
  • • The Codex of Alchemical Engineering
The Vault №64 Riddle me this, JiG reader! What lies within the confines of The Vault this week? Could it be pie? Cupcakes? Cupcake PIE?! You could try to puzzle it out, or you could just click through to find out yourself!


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Categories: android, blog, mobile, mobile-monday

Games Featured:
  • • Minecraft - Pocket Edition
  • • Flick Golf
  • • Pocket League Story
Mobile Monday №140 Minecraft? On your Android phone? It's here, folks, and it's an official release from Mojang! It may not be the full-fledged game you were hoping for, but given some time, we might just get our favorite building game fully ported. If building things isn't your style, we've also got Flick Golf and Pocket League Story to keep you entertained!


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

Games Featured:
  • • Ascii Sector
  • • Hanano Puzzle
  • • Unepic
Weekend Download №206 Somehow, due to some strange coincidences no doubt brought upon by NASA's Dawn spacecraft discovering a massive mountain on the asteroid Vesta, this edition of Weekend Download features three games that pretty much cover the spectrum of gaming preferences. Want action? Got it. Puzzles? Got it! An engrossing RPG? Got it. No dress-up games, though, for which you have our sincerest apologies...


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Games Featured:
  • • Georg the Ghost
  • • Rich Mine 2
  • • Quick Quests
  • • Mushroom Cannon 3
  • • Bosses!!!
Link Dump Friday №236 Start your day off right; shooting, questing, puzzling, cannon-ing... it's all here in this week's edition of Link Dump Friday, featuring a whole bunch of genres to keep all your gaming muscles toned and ready for action.


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Games Featured:
  • • Gel Gel Panic
  • • The Machine
  • • Og Og Alive
The Vault №63 Go back to a time when Flash was new and weird and Shockwave reigned supreme! This week from the Vault we have a look back at three of our favourite Shockwave titles that cover action, arcade, puzzle, interactive art, and even ye olde standby point-and-click adventure!


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Games Featured:
  • • Glider Classic
  • • Pygmies-Hoglet
  • • Monsters Ate My Condo
Mobile Monday №139 It's Mobile Monday, packed with more games than you can shake a giant monster at! Alternately, more games than you can fly a paper airplane through! Even more alternately, more games than you can feed a porcupine!


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Games Featured:
  • • Team Fortress Arcade
  • • Ruins
  • • Keys of a Gamespace
Weekend Download №205 Waaaait, wait a second. A retro-inspired remake of Team Fortress 2? How'd that happen? What twisted mind thought that up? Oh, that's who. Well, it's a jolly good job, that's for sure. And when you're done playing the game that's all about hats, sans hats, get your serious game face on for the other two releases below!


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Games Featured:
  • • Slayin
  • • Dino Quake
  • • Draw A Stickman
  • • Fortress Magnus
  • • Space Punk Racer
Link Dump Friday №235 It's Friday, and JayisGames has got what you need; dinosaurs, butt-quakes, stickmen, flying fortresses, endless waves of monsters, racing, and more!


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Games Featured:
  • • Sushi Go Round
  • • Jelly Battle
  • • Hot Corn
The Vault №62 Get in mah bellay! That's what you'll be saying after you fire up this week's installment of the Vault, where we take a look at some of our favourite games dealing with food! After all, an army marches on its stomach, and when it comes to these great games so do we.


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

Games Featured:
  • • Hypership Out of Control
  • • Another World
  • • Do Do Egg
  • • Grand Prix Story
Mobile Monday №138 Back in 1991, when the original Another World was released, if you had told players they would be able to hold the game in their hands and play it with enhanced visuals using a full touch screen device, they would have laughed. Laughed in an "OMG THAT'LL BE AWESOME I LOVE THE FUTURE" kind of way. And now, with the iOS release of Another World, the prediction made by that creepy time traveler we met 20 years ago has come true!


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Games Featured:
  • • Super Smash Land
  • • Shudder
  • • By the Torchlight
Weekend Download №204 Demakes, you say? Retro games? We got those! Another weekend of nostalgia on this edition of Weekend Download, featuring games that both remind us of the past and games that directly copy titles from that bygone era. Point of fact: any game that simulates the original Game Boy is a winner.


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Games Featured:
  • • Delivery Man
  • • Red Ball 3
  • • Run Ninja Run!
  • • Speedboat Hero
Link Dump Friday №234 Knock knock! "Who's there?" Link Dump! "Link Dump who?" ... what? No! Link Dump FRIDAY, obviously! Sheesh, you'd think you'd know that by now. Click on through for ninjas, speedboats, dinosaurs, ducks, guns, and much more!


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Games Featured:
  • • Free Rider 2
  • • CoBaCoLi
  • • Chat Noir
The Vault №61 Simple is better, and that philosophy definitely extends to this week's edition of the Vault! We've cracked the seal to proudly showcase some of our favourite games that prove simplicity can make for some of the most addictive, engrossing gameplay around. Just don't let your boss catch you coming back to them again. And again. And again...


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

Games Featured:
  • • GoatUp
  • • A Space Shooter for Free
  • • Globulos
  • • Riot Rings
Mobile Monday №137 Wacky, serious, filled with animals, containing goat kisses, and populated by sentient glops of furry... whatever. It's not a Mobile Monday if you don't reach for the disinfectant spray!


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

Games Featured:
  • • epacse
  • • To Hell and Back
  • • AWOL
  • • Stratus
Weekend Download №203 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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Games Featured:
  • • Office Escape
  • • Teelombies
  • • Feed Us
  • • The First Hero
  • • Edgestone
Link Dump Friday №233 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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Games Featured:
  • • A Murder of Scarecrows
  • • Boomshine
  • • Avalanche;
The Vault №60 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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Games Featured:
  • • Samurai Bloodshow
  • • Pickpawcket
  • • Sprinkle
Mobile Monday №136 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 №202 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 №232 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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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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Games Featured:
  • • Anika's Odyssey
  • • Pricilla Gone Missing
  • • Submachine Remix
The Vault №59 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 №135 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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Games Featured:
  • • Ichi
  • • Sake Express Pro Wrestling
  • • Infernal Edge
Weekend Download №201 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 №231 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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Games Featured:
  • • Rings and Sticks
  • • Thief
  • • Absolute Awesome Ball Game
The Vault №58 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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Games Featured:
  • • Contre Jour
  • • The Secret of Chateau de Moreau
  • • Peggle HD
  • • EDGE Extended
Mobile Monday №134 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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Games Featured:
  • • Forget-Me-Not
  • • AAAAA
  • • Crime Zone
Weekend Download №200 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 №230 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 №57 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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Games Featured:
  • • 4Towers
  • • Velocispider
  • • Hard Lines
  • • Orbital Slingshot
Mobile Monday №133 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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Games Featured:
  • • Case Case
  • • Go Right
  • • Les Miserables: The Game of the Book
Weekend Download №199 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 №229 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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Games Featured:
  • • Redline Rumble
  • • TG Motocross 2
  • • Hamster Race
The Vault №56 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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Games Featured:
  • • Dream:scape
  • • NyxQuest
  • • Cut the Rope: Experiments
  • • Sr. Mistu
Mobile Monday №132 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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Games Featured:
  • • Hide
  • • WARP
  • • Vest Trials: Approaching Dawn
Weekend Download №198 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 №228 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 №55 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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Games Featured:
  • • Touch Detective
  • • Push Morty Push
  • • Connectrode
  • • Baby Monkey (going backwards on a pig)
Mobile Monday №131 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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Games Featured:
  • • Omnicron
  • • FLaiL
  • • The Indie Game Legend
Weekend Download №197 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 №227 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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Games Featured:
  • • Sound Factoy
  • • Music Brothers
  • • la Pâte á
  • • Son
The Vault №54 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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Games Featured:
  • • Groove Coaster
  • • Gesundheit!
  • • Dice Soccer
  • • Iconocraft
Mobile Monday №130 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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Games Featured:
  • • Unepic
  • • It Belongs in an Ancient Ruin
  • • Prime Minister's Questions
Weekend Download №196 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 №226 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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Games Featured:
  • • Word Sandwich
  • • Crossword
  • • 8 Letters
The Vault №53 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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Games Featured:
  • • Domino Run
  • • Diversion
  • • Slitherlink
Mobile Monday №129 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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Games Featured:
  • • Momodora 2
  • • Adventure: All in the Game
  • • Station 37
Weekend Download №195 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 №225 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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Games Featured:
  • • Coffee Shop
  • • Electrocity
  • • Via Sol 2
The Vault №52 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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Games Featured:
  • • Juice Belts
  • • Cavorite
  • • Amazing Breaker
Mobile Monday №128 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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Games Featured:
  • • Oka
  • • blubLuble
  • • SubTerra II
Weekend Download №194 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 №224 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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Games Featured:
  • • RSVP
  • • Jack the Groove
  • • Telescope Game
The Vault №51 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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Games Featured:
  • • Apparatus
  • • MicroPuzzle
  • • A Monster Ate My Homework
Mobile Monday №127 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 №193 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 №223 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 №50 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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Games Featured:
  • • Tiny Tower
  • • 1-Bit Ninja
  • • Kona's Crate
Mobile Monday №126 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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Games Featured:
  • • Beret
  • • One and Light
  • • Mythology
Weekend Download №192 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 №222 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 №49 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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Games Featured:
  • • Re-Find
  • • ZOOKEEPER DX Touch Edition
  • • Quiz Game Land
  • • Driller Bunny
Mobile Monday №125 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 №191 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 №221 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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  • • Covert Front
  • • Sea of Glomp
  • • Hewitt
The Vault №48 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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Games Featured:
  • • Robotek HD
  • • Infernus: Verse 1
  • • Stellar Escape
Mobile Monday №124 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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Games Featured:
  • • The Cat and the Coup
  • • AFROFARG
  • • Splash
Weekend Download №190 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 №220 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 №47 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 №123 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 №189 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 №219 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 №46 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 №122 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 №188 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 №218 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 №45 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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  • • Firefly Hero
  • • Storm in a Teacup
  • • Current
Mobile Monday №121 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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  • • OpenClonk
  • • Intense Staring Simulator
  • • Pilot Crash Course
Weekend Download №187 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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