- • Pony Creator
- • Device
- • Diamond Hollow 2
- • Pedro and the Pearls of Peril
Link Dump Friday gets excited about an iOS port of a classic SNES RPG, takes a peek at the future of one of the best sites to get DRM free old PC games, and then wraps you up in a big warm hug and tells you everything is going to be just fine. Shhh, baby, shhh.
- • Daps
- • 3 Slices
- • Bloom Defender
It's Friday, Friday, gotta play games on Friday! This week marks a significant milestone for one very talented indie developer, brought us some furry little critters with some culinary talents, and a whole lot more.
- • Realm of the Mad God
- • The Pretender: Part 3
- • To The Moon
- • Blosics 3
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.
- • Pursuit of Hat
- • Asleep Walking
- • Escape from the Woody Room
- • Hood Episode 2
- • Absorption
Are there ponies in this week's Link Dump? Monsters? Dinosaurs? Maybe all three? You'll just have to click through and see!
- • Mage Gauntlet
- • Lab of the Dead
- • The Blackwell Deception
- • Drawn: Trail of Shadows
- • A Game About Game Literacy
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.
- • The Asylum
- • The Binding of Isaac
- • Cactus McCoy 2
- • Rebuild 2
- • One and One Story
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.
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.
Graeme has been busy the last few months revamping his Lazylaces site and I'm pleased to announce that it's now back online and better than ever! Everyone here at Jayisgames wishes Lazylaces the best and we recommend that you stop by for a visit to see more point-and-clicks and escape games than you ever knew existed.
It's bundle time again! Following the massive success of the original Humble Indie Bundle as well as The Indie Love Bundle(s), The Humble Indie Bundle #2 comes along with five great indie games, each available for Mac, Windows and Linux, with no DRM and a price tag of whatever you want to pay. Yay!
Doodle Devil is here and, as promised, we have it here first! The sequel to the amazingly popular Doodle God is now out in a Flash version for all those without a smartphone. More Doodle God is never a bad thing, and even though Doodle Devil doesn't reinvent the alchemical wheel, there's still plenty to love. The series distills a very basic element found at the core of all video games: exploration and discovery.
Five amazing, cross-platform indie games, one gorgeous sale. The Humble Indie Bundle lets you pick up World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru and Penumbra: Overture for one magically low price of whatever you want to pay. All titles are DRM-free and run on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.
Historic Dire Grove, although closed for the season, is now open to the public for only $6.99 or a Big Fish Game Club credit. The game lives up to the quality expectations of the Mystery Case Files series, and fans of hidden object and adventure games won't likely be disappointed. Download the demo, read our review, or consult our Dire Grove Walkthrough.
A quick update to highlight a few things we have been working on to improve your experience here at JIG (just in case you're a new visitor or one that doesn't poke around the site very much)...
Do you Twitter? Seems everyone is these days. If you have a Twitter account, be sure to follow us @Jayisgames We'll be giving away random free stuff all spring and summer, including Big Fish Games coupons, iTunes gift certificates, and more! Tell your family and friends to follow us, too. The more eyes watching, the more chances you have to win! :)
Plants vs. Zombies is now available from Big Fish Games for a mere $6.99! That's a steal of a deal for a game that will likely be in the running for Casual Game of the Year 2009.
If you don't already own the unique, puzzle-filled game Azada, or the epic hidden object adventure Hidden Expedition: Everest, or the remarkably fun and challenging Fairway Solitaire, or the time management hit Spa Mania, then you can get the full version for any or all of these titles, FREE! Offer good only until May 31, 2009, so don't delay — do it NOW...
Casual sim/strategy fans (and anyone who enjoyed Virtual Villagers or My Tribe) take note: Westward III: Gold Rush has arrived! Following last spring's release of Westward II: Heroes of the Frontier, the third installment in the series continues the new 3D visual style and basic premise introduced in the second game. Take control of three new heroes as you collect resources, construct farms, saloons, granaries and more to keep your settlers happy and healthy.
The Guardian (UK) has just published a list of the "100 top sites for the year ahead" and we're proud to report that JIG is included in that list, and we are one of just 5 gaming sites mentioned(!) Say the Guardian folks, JIG is "passionate, well-designed and knowledgeable." We will do everything we can to make sure 2009 meets or exceeds expectations!
Winda Benedetti writes the Citizen Gamer column for MSNBC.com, and she just published two articles today that you may find good reads. Both articles give us a mention and recommend some of our favorite games here at JIG.
HipSoft has just released Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe, the latest installment in the excellent Build-a-lot series of tycoon-style real estate sims. The series has found the sweet spot between keeping a successful formula the same and adding new elements to bring players back for more. I've already spent some time with this game and it's just as addictive as the previous titles. Look for a full review this weekend. In the meantime, start playing!
Today is a special day for the Flash game development community, as it is the day that MochiAds throws open its doors to everyone. Previously an invitation-only closed beta, anyone with a Flash game and a dream can now sign-up to begin earning ad revenue with MochiAds.
They start with nothing, and in just three days time, a completed game sits before them. The second Toronto Indie Game Development Jam (TO Jam) was held earlier this month from May 4-6. Over 60 intrepid participants dove into the creative corners of their minds and pulled out unique games the world has never seen (and in some wacky cases, should never see).
What's that? A totally new version of Eets for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade? You may now celebrate. With enough extras and bonuses to almost consider it a sequel, Eets: Chowdown has been molded to fit the Xbox 360 interface like a glove. Expect tons of new items, puzzles and features such as single-system multiplayer, all enshrined by gorgeous HD graphics. Swoon!
Good news for point-and-click fans and for those that missed it the first go-round, all four episodes to CDX are once again online and available to play, even if you live outside the UK! Be sure not to miss this fantastic adventure that includes full-motion video of live actors, selectable dialog, and top-notch production values.
Adobe made available a beta version of FP9 for Linux systems a few days ago. It works pretty well with most of the flash games reviewed at your site (which often did not work with the highest version available for Linux - 7). I don't know how many of your visitors are using Linux OS but even if it is 1 out of 100 it could be nice to give them that info.
Today the wraps were taken off the remaining details regarding the launch of Nintendo's next console, Wii (pronounced "we"). Besides being available November 19th for a retail price of $249, what was even more interesting (at least to me) was word confirming that the Wii Opera Web browser would indeed support Adobe Flash(!)
A big warm shout-out to the folks over at Indie Superstar, a Web-based indie videocast all about indie games and the studios that create them, including in-person interviews with developers. Jayisgames is prominently featured in their latest episode, number 4, so be sure to pay them a visit and check it out!
Cheers! to USA Today for the "Hot Sites" listing in the Tech News and Web Guide section. =)