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Souls in Stone You're a little guy with bright blue hair, does that have anything to do with the game? Not really, well unless that means that you've lost your soul. Four of them to be exact, and it's your job to collect them. With each soul you collect, you will unlock a power that can bring you further in the game.


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Forgotten Hill Memento: PlaygroundIt's no secret from the view counts that JiG visitors are big fans of the Forgotten Hill games, which are a classic mix of horror and point-and-click. This series presents the story of some very odd and scary happenings in a house from the late 1800s. In chapters of the "main" story arc you explore the progression of the story - for example, the puppet show in The Puppeteer or the unforgettable nurse for whom beside demeanor is only the very first of issues?

Forgotten Hill Mementos supplement the breath of the narrative with shorter, focused episodes telling specific subplots. If you've played the previous installments such as the ones mentioned above, this may not strike you as too much of a surprise, but "playground" here turns out to be a metaphor. The game takes place inside the family home, where you play as the father and interact on several occasions with his (your) son.

Weekday EscapeHi everybody, this is Halloween Special Weekday Escape!


Some games in this Weekday Escape are old, some games are new. All are good and enjoyable; and all are Halloween themed. The newest game by Ichima takes you to a nice living room room with a bit disturbing atmosphere. Then you have to escape another little scary room in Amajeto's game and after you are out, Funkyland takes you to a candy shop, regrettably not for shopping. Atmospheric Esklavos wants you to fight Evil and finally you have to find many puzzle pieces in cute Yuri's game.

Have a good time and enjoy!


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Trapped 2: PiratesSo, I ask you, landlubbers, arrrre you ready to walk the plank - I mean, be locked in an escape room? Recently, we reviewed Trapped: Wayne's Chamber, a one-room escape theme where you must find incriminating evidence on a serial killer. Now there's already a sequel - Trapped 2: Pirates is the second in this series, revolving this time around a swashbuckling theme. Supposedly, Captain Morgan's chamber is full of treasure, and it's your chance to escape and make off with it! Somehow Mike has survived from that first encounter with Wayne and is enthusiastically prepared for a second dose. You're going to need all your intuition and wits about you, though, to solve the puzzles and make off with the pirate loot. Oh, and did I mention, the treasure's cursed? Not that you would believe that, mind you...


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BeglitchedI played Beglitched a few months ago, so my excitement about it isn't as high as it was then, but I do know that I enjoyed it. What may turn people off about it initially is that looks like another match-3 game, but like Gridland, the Match-3 mechanic is paired with a strategy element that makes it engaging, in addition to the visual aesthetic and art and dialogue.


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TrappedHave you ever played one of those real-life scenarios where you were placed in a room and given a certain amount of time to escape? In one of their newest adventures, Carmel Games gives you, the main character, a one-room escape challenge. Follow Mike along in his visit and search for the evidence needed to convict a serial killer! You'll need to solve several puzzles and mysteries, including the killer's...dentist appointment? There's also a stranger you will encounter, despite that there is no mention of it by the clerk who let you in. What could he be doing there?

Weekday EscapeIt seems that the weeks are getting shorter and shorter...believe it or not, it's Wednesday again and the new Weekday Escape is here!

With MayMay you visit three one-scene rooms and all the codes you break and the puzzles you solve lead to ownership of five candies. Really. Riddle Escape locks you in traditional Japanese room (again) with your four lollipops (five minus the green one given to the snail) and before you get out of there they are licked away! Good, after escaping from Funkyland's rooms you'll need some space in your stomach to pack down edible reward.

Have a good time and enjoy!


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Butterfly SoupGrowing up is naturally one of life's most fun adventures. But with that being said, it can also be challenging. Sometimes these challenges come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and several different adjectives.

Butterfly Soup is labelled on the tin as a game about "gay Asian girls playing baseball and falling in love" but that one-clause description really doesn't do it justice. The meticulous attention to detail and effort placed into character development set it a tier above many others in the genre. Using an optional feature showing the internal thoughts of the characters, you are shown a much more complete picture of their thoughts, feelings, and fears. The pacing of the story is also constructed well, showing how the four girls' stories intertwine as you change point of view throughout the game from one girl on to the next.


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Rubber DinghyUsing a dinghy to cross the ocean can be filled with danger. Before you know it, something will puncture your dinghy and you end up on an island with fighting crabs and monkeys, where you have to collect coconuts to trade for bones and material to fix that dinghy again.



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Corpse Box RacersQuick, think of something you wouldn't be caught dead doing. Basketball? Springing off a trampoline? Mini golf? KabisCube has taken the concept literally in their refreshing platformer Corpse Box Racers, built with Unity. Your character is a ragdoll type stick figure whose time on this world may have come to an end, but fun with them is only beginning! Your objective is to keep their body safely inside a cardboard box as you race through levels and do all sorts of stunts, some no less than throwing the body through a hoop to score points. I recommend playing through the campaign mode first to familiarize yourself with the controls and mechanics, then moving on to some challenges or infinite mode.


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Pretentious Game 5Life can be a bit pretentious sometimes, can't it? Today we bring you another installment in the Pretentious Game series first featured on JiG four years ago.

Weekday Escape RetroThe new Weekday Escape is here, time to reward yourself after a week's hard work!

A long time has passed since you visited Maroya's place. The kittens are still there, not a day older and waiting for your help. After you are done with cats, little robot in Cyonmage's game needs your help too in the experiment measuring its intelligence quotient. The next Gatamari's game is a long one and requires concentration and "do not disturb" sign on door. And finally comes a special bonus, an excellent game by Leonard 2:50!

Have a good time and enjoy!


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RecollectYou find yourself in a familiar place with a yet unfamiliar feeling: in the middle of your large but empty high school building. As you pace the desolate halls, nothing but the occasional sound disturbs you: a bell rings, a door mysteriously slams shut. Your only form of interaction in this place appears to be with scattered notes and an archaic computer system. It appears that your character is in the middle of some investigative journalism, asking questions about something innocuous as soda, despite more foreboding matters. When you finally approach the abandoned computer workstation, it is almost as if it is trying to speak out to you. Even more bizarre, apparently someone has gone missing from the school in a cold-case twist all these years ago, and it is up to you to resolve the mystery...


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The Music Box Wake up... Wake up! It's time to wake up now, again! But wait, something strange is going on. You're reliving the same day over and over again. Possum Town clearly needs your help to try and solve this mystery. It might have to do something with that Music Box.

Weekday EscapeJust a kindly reminder, it's Wednesday. That means three escape games are here for your fun!

All three games are of the same style this week. Shiesuta has locked you up in nice room with garden view, Neat Escape invited you to a traditional inn and has you locked up there too and Riddle Escape, for a change, left you locked in a temple entrance hall. What a manners! At least they left the music on.

Have a good time and enjoy!

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