Best of Casual Gameplay 2009
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Another year for the record books, 2009 sure had its ups and downs. Throughout the year we aimed to bring you the very best online, mobile and downloadable casual games available on the Web, and now it's time for you to choose the best of the best, la crème de la crème. Yes, it's time for our sixth annual Jay is Games "Best of" feature. Vote for your favorite games of 2009!
Casual games are at the epicenter of the games industry these days, and independent developers from all over the world are contributing to the cause. Whether you play games at home or work in a browser using Flash, download games on the weekend, or take games with you wherever you go on your mobile device, chances are you love playing casual games. And it's never been a better time to be a lover (or a developer) of them.
Every year we hunger for innovation and artistic creativity in our entertainment, and every year casual game designers exceed our expectations. What this means is that every year we at Jay Is Games have more material to work with than ever before, and this is yet again the largest "Best Of" collection to date. The nominations we've listed below are culled from the top-rated entries in each category, as voted on by you, our loyal JIG audience. We've had to cut some excellent titles from the bottom of the ranks, in order to keep each category to no more than about 20 nominees, but with any luck, your favorite games are there for you to support.
In a creative field that thrives on new ideas, it can be hard to divide work into neat little categories. Should this point-and-click adventure go in Point-And-Click? Or Adventure? Does this action puzzler belong in Action? Or Puzzle? We've done our best, but you're bound to find decisions that you disagree with. And in our efforts to drag out gems that have slipped through the cracks, we've listed some games that were not released in 2009. This year-end extravaganza is for the games we've featured in 2009, regardless of release date. We're going for internal consistency here, rather than bowing to mere reality.
You can vote for one game in each category, and once each day during the voting period! Simply click the "Vote" button adjacent to the title of the game of your choice on each of the following pages. You don't have to vote in every category, but once you vote for a game, you will be automatically taken to the next page, and you will not be able to change your vote. So think carefully about each selection.
We'll be publishing the results right here very soon, so vote now! The games that you, the JIG community, vote on top will earn the coveted JIG "Best of 2009" award. The JIG reviewers and editors may also choose a game in each category to share the title, but this time we're leaving most of it up to you.
Thank you for all your visits, your comments, and your support. Truly, this community is one of the most positive and enthusiastic on the Web, and it's always a pleasure to be able to help entertain you. Once again, all of us here at JIG Casual Gameplay would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! =)
Here are the categories:
- Action or Arcade
- Interactive Art or Webtoy
- Interactive Fiction
- Simple Idea
- Tactical or Strategy
- Word or Tabletop
|And the nominations are... >>|