December 22, 2014


A Postcard from Afthonia

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Windows — A Postcard from Afthonia Kyon and Katerina are expecting a baby, but in an uncertain world where there's a war going on and their union isn't always smiled upon, they've beseeched you to travel to the Oracle on your behalf on this short but gorgeous and uplifting point-and-click indie adventure from Jonas and Verena Kyratzes. Tagged as: adventure, download, free, game, indie, jkyratzes, pointandclick, rating-y, surreal, vkyratzes, windows




Snow Dance 2

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Snow Dance 2 Need a Christmassy escape game that won't let you slack off when it comes to puzzles? Robamimi serves up a seasonal treat whose cozy atmosphere and relaxing soundtrack belies some very clever puzzles indeed. Tagged as: browser, christmas, escape, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, robamimi




Button Escape: Chapter Edition

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Button Escape: Chapter Edition Short, sweet, and seasonal, this cute escape game from Tototo Room has you tracking down eleven cleverly hidden buttons to activate the ornaments on a Christmas tree. Hope you like cracking codes! Tagged as: browser, christmas, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tototoroom




Episode 372: Sony and The Interview

from Casual Gamer Chick

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After a week off, Gaming Podcast recounts the eventful week that saw Song kowtowing to cyberterrorists over a Seth Rogen comedy, while Jonah and Paul have mixed opinions on the controversy.

The news this past week were also big, including:

  • Massive patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity issued
  • Blizzard considering gold-for-game-time trades in World of Warcraft
  • Valve returns Hatred to Greenlight after removal
  • Humble Bundle has raised over $50 million

This week also sees new Listener Feedback, and the Question of the Week: “Have you used Humble Bundle?”

After a week off, Gaming Podcast recounts the eventful week that saw Song kowtowing to cyberterrorists over a Seth Rogen comedy, while Jonah and Paul have mixed opinions on the controversy. The news this past week were also big, including: Massive patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity issued Blizzard considering gold-for-game-time trades in World of Warcraft Valve returns Hatred to Greenlight after removal Humble Bundle has raised over $50 million This week also sees new Listener Feedback, and the Question of the Week: “Have you used Humble Bundle?”



December 21, 2014


Delicious: Emily's New Beginning

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Delicious: Emily's New Beginning Emily has become a mom, and she adores her little girl, but she'd also like to go back to work. Running a restaurant and taking care of a baby is a serious challenge, especially when your patrons frown at your unruly offspring. Time management is all about multitasking, but can you handle a baby, dirty plates, an oven full of pies and the cash register all at once? Of course you can, and you should! Emily needs you! Tagged as: affiliate, deliciousseries, demo, download, game, mac, rating-g, timemanagement, windows, zylomgamestudio




Bundle Bounty: December 21st

from Jay Is Games

Bundle Bounty: December 21st This week's bundle of bundles features classic indie point-and-click adventure with tons of humour, a mysterious visual novel romance, turn-based sci-fi strategy, an indie powerhouse RPG from one of the most celebrated developers, and much more! Tagged as: blog, bundle




Alice House No. 9: Alice's Evidence

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Alice House No. 9: Alice's Evidence In order to escape from this Alice in Wonderland themed title from Funkyland, you need to find five items bearing the Knave of Spades. Just keep your eyes peeled and crack a couple codes, because this one definitely falls into the short and sweet category. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



December 20, 2014


Alpinist Escape

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Alpinist Escape You and your friends go skiing and discover a cabin. As you walk in, you hear the door lock behind you, and then presumably the giggles and snorts of your friends as they run off into the cold darkness that is the winter night. Long story short you need some new friends. but if you enjoy solving puzzles and escaping then they are the most thoughtful friends on the earth, because that is exactly what you need to do. Tagged as: android, browser, christmas, escape, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, pinestudios, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



December 19, 2014


Haunted Hotel: Death Sentence

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Haunted Hotel: Death Sentence James has been your helpful friend on many a bizarre case, but when you find a letter from him claiming he's dead, you have no choice but to go to the Holy Mountain Hotel and find out what happened in this ghoulish hidden-object adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, demo, download, elephantgames, game, hiddenobject, horror, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, windows




A Stroll in Space

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — A Stroll in Space Tentacled aliens are attacking your ship! Nothing to do but make your way past them to save yourself in this retro puzzle platformer. Travel the length of your ship utilizing gravity (or lack thereof) to dodge tentacles, lasers, and more to escape your attackers. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, gameshot, gravity, platform, puzzle, rating-g, retro




Nightmare Escape (Detarame Factory)

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Nightmare Escape (Detarame Factory) Detarame Factory, known for excessive cuteness in their escape games, this time goes for excessive goriness in a ghoulishly cute and jumpscare filled horror game filled with weirdness and puzzles. Tagged as: browser, detaramefactory, escape, flash, free, game, horror, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o



December 18, 2014


Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS — Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business Help Fiddle track down Geoff the Murderer while navigating a charmingly absurd Victorian London. With a cast of quirky characters, and great art and music, this point-and-click adventure will quickly draw you in. Tagged as: adventure, game, indie, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, rumpusanimation, tablet




Suddenly, Thousands

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Unity — Suddenly, Thousands A beautiful, 3D experimental puzzle game that has you moving your little avatar around collecting followers and controlling them as a crowd. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to guide your little mob past traps and over obstacles, toying with some cool physics along the way. Tagged as: browser, experimental, free, game, omiyagames, physics, platform, puzzle, rating-g, unity




Slimey's Quest

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Slimey's Quest Slimey's going on a quest... across a single screen! That may not sound like a very perilous journey, but every time Slimey pushes a button, new hazards and platforms get added to the landscape around him! Squash enemies and avoid spikes to find the button in each version of the level! He may not have far to go, but he'll have a lot to do in this puzzle-platforming Ludum Dare entry. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, letmethink, ludumdare, platform, puzzle, rating-g, stencyl



December 17, 2014


Christmas Eve: Midnight's Call Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Our Christmas Eve: Midnight's Call Walkthrough is ready to guide you through the magical world of Snow Hill in a holiday adventure you won't soon forget! Enter this enchanted land where the spirit of Christmas is preserved for the entire world, but now a dark force threatens to cast the entire land in a never-ending darkness. Gather your courage and pack our Christmas Eve Walkthrough with you as you get ready to save Christmas this holiday season in this beautiful hidden object adventure game!
 



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Bloons Monkey City

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Flash — Bloons Monkey City In Bloons Monkey City you go behind the scenes to train, upgrade, and build a city for your monkey army to inhabit all while working toward one goal: Retake your land from the evil Bloons. Use your tower defense skills to fight back the enemy all while managing your town in order to grow your forces. Tagged as: bloons, browser, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, microtransactions, mobile, ninjakiwi, rating-g, simulation, strategy, tablet, towerdefense, upgrades




Thermo

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Thermo Dip your toes in this cozy ambient platformer and adjust the temperature to your liking to activate and reach the exits. Use special hot and cold abilities available in water to master each of its 30 beautiful and imaginative levels. Tagged as: awolfers, browser, dcarpenter, flash, free, game, gren, jgross, kjin, platform, puzzle, rating-y, rnason




Weekday Escape N°54

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Weekday Escape N°54 Games featured this week: My First Christmas Tree Escape; Room With Designed Windows Escape 2; Gangster's Escape — Just because Christmas is around the corner doesn't mean we have to be smothered in Santa! (Ew.) This week's installment of Weekday Escape features a little girl trying to trim her first Christmas tree, a colourful room with a clever minimalist design, and a dastardly escape from a buncha wise guys, you dirty rat. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, flash, free, game, justpinegames, no1game, weekday-escape, yominokagura



December 16, 2014


The Way the Gingerbread Cookie Crumbles

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Way the Gingerbread Cookie Crumbles George is throwing a Christmas party, but nobody is going to be satisfied until there are gingerbread cookies. Too bad his oven is broken and there's a blizzard out! Search the house to try to come up with a solution in this short and silly point-and-click puzzle game from Carmel Games. Tagged as: browser, carmelgames, christmas, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y




Ginger Joy

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Ginger Joy Spend a little Christmas time with TomaTea in this seasonal escape with a sweet tooth. With codes and puzzles hidden everywhere, along with some sweet seasonal surprises, Ginger Joy's clever bits make up for a few puzzles whose solutions might be a little obtuse. Tagged as: browser, christmas, escape, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tomatea



December 15, 2014


The Talos Principle

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — The Talos Principle Gorgeous, challenging, and contemplative, this first-person indie philosophical puzzle adventure stars you as an unnamed robot who awakens, seemingly at the whim of a voice from the sky, who tells you to seek out sigils to prove your worth... but never climb the great tower. With a complex and engaging story and puzzles that will keep you wrapped up for hours and hours, this is one stunner that should not be missed. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, croteam, demo, download, game, greenmangaming, indie, jkyratzes, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-y, scifi, steam, surreal, tjubert, windows




The Rosefinch Curse

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Rosefinch Curse The last thing Tina remembers is a truck racing towards her. So why has she woken up in what appears to be a school filled with locks and strange mechanisms? A rough but impressive blend of escape and classic point-and-click adventure with multiple characters, endings, and a branching plot. Tagged as: adventure, browser, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, t34studio




Tightrope Theatre

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Tightrope Theatre You're a unicyclist tasked with performing death defying stunts for an eager crowd. You've got to roll and leap from tightrope to tightrope, avoiding spikes, flames and even cannonballs along the way. Another great hit from Ludum Dare! Tagged as: action, adventureislands, browser, flash, free, game, jsimpanen, ludumdare, platform, rating-g, retro



December 14, 2014


Vampire Legends: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bathory

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Vampire Legends:  The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bathory Young women have been vanishing after being summoned to the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, but the king is too busy with the war to investigate. You, a young gypsy with a talent for mixing potions, have been called in to find out the truth in this rough-around-the-edges but appealingly grisly hidden-object adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, demo, download, game, hiddenobject, mac, o2d, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, windows




Bundle Bounty: December 14th

from Jay Is Games

Bundle Bounty: December 14th Bundle Bounty is a new weekly feature that rounds up some of the best gaming bundles being sold! This week, pick up all of the best Batman games for less than the cost of a movie ticket, a huge pack containing everything from an indie visual novel/RPG hybrid to a boxing game, and much more! Tagged as: blog, bundle




Epic Time Pirates

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Epic Time Pirates Work with your crew to take down time anomalies through king-of-the-hill battles, capture the flag games and the good old fashioned shoot 'em up death match. Epic Time Pirates is a quirky, fast-paced arena shooter from Jay Armstrong! Tagged as: action, arena, browser, flash, free, game, jarmstrong, platform, rating-o, shooter



December 13, 2014


Find the Escape-Men Part 129: Year-End Party

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Find the Escape-Men Part 129: Year-End Party It's a New Year party gone out of control in this escape game from no1game! Round up your coworkers and get them under control if you ever want to get home. Keep your eyes peeled for clues, and search every nook and cranny! Tagged as: browser, escape, escapemen, flash, free, game, no1game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o




Slydrs

from Jay Is Games

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Slydrs Everyone needs a healthy dose of adorableness. And these sweet little robots provide that and more; a great mental workout in the form of a simple yet engaging sliding block puzzle game. Tagged as: android, browser, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, oliverpearl, puzzle, rating-g, robot, slidingblock



December 12, 2014


The Empty Kingdom

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — The Empty Kingdom No more battle cries. No more allies or foes. No more levels or epic loot.The Empty Kingdom is coming to an end. Once the clock strikes midnight all the servers will be shut down. All that is left is a king, wandering around his empty kingdom in hopes of finding something; perhaps a new life to begin. Tagged as: browser, dmgoodbrey, experimental, flash, free, game, interactiveart, rating-g, visualnovel




Monkey GO Happy North Pole

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Monkey GO Happy North Pole The monkeys have gone way, way North this time, and not a moment too soon... Santa's workshop is a shambles! Can you help them put it together in this sweetly seasonal point-and-click puzzle game? Tagged as: browser, christmas, flash, free, game, monkeygohappy, pencilkids, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, rvencel



December 11, 2014


Rogue Legend

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Android, Flash — Rogue Legend Fantasy farming meets Minecraft-style building and action RPG in this rough but promising game made in just two months. Plant crops, care for livestock, fight monsters, and build your home block by block! Tagged as: action, adventure, android, browser, crafting, fantasy, flash, free, game, helpimadeagame, lanceknifehand, mobile, rating-o, rpg, simulation




Christmas Stories: Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier Walkthrough

from Casual Game Guides

Our Christmas Stories: Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier Walkthrough is waiting to guide you through this delightful holiday adventure as you return to help your dear friend Albert in yet another Christmas Stories game! This time, a vengeful baron has taken the Rat King's wand and he's transformed three people (including Albert!) into toys! You'll be sure to need the help of our custom marked screenshots, detailed gaming instructions, and puzzle solutions if you're to restore them to their original form and save the day this Christmas! 
 



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How About Taking a Break

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — How About Taking a Break Weird, silly, but not a little bit clever, this escape game may look simple, but a few coded locks you'll need to change your perspective to deduce and a whole lot of cuteness make this a short treat well worth heeding the title for. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, kamotokamotokamo, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



December 10, 2014


Facility Z

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Facility Z Waking up with no memory? Check. Underground abandoned facility? Check. Creepy mutant monsters wanting to nibble on your face while you have limited ammo? Check and check. Facility Z is ready to play. Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, horror, mta, rating-o, shooter, sidescroller, zombies




Maplewood Junior High

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Maplewood Junior High You've got a school assignment to finish, but all the computers are absolutely ancient, and you're totally unprepared! Despite some strange, out-of-place political talk, this point-and-click puzzle from Carmel Games offers a significant upgrade in several areas from their previous work. Tagged as: browser, carmelgames, flash, free, game, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g




Weekday Escape N°53

from Jay Is Games

Weekday Escape N°53 Games featured this week: Fruit Kitchens No.14: Muscat Green; Button Escape 27; Escape from the Similar Rooms 16 — FunkyLand's way hip kitchen full of sweet green grapes, Tototo Room's quirky artwork strewn with hidden buttons, and Hottategoya's nearly identical rooms issue more escaping entertainment for all who come inside. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, funkyland, game, hottategoya, pointandclick, puzzle, tototoroom, weekday-escape



December 09, 2014


Caravaneer 2

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Caravaneer 2 After nearly seven years, the beloved post-apocalyptic RPG trading simulation returns! You've grown up in an underground bunker all your life, but when your mentor goes missing, you're told to go bring him home... by any means necessary. Travel a dangerous wasteland, hire mercenaries, help people, and of course, make a mint buying low and selling high. Tagged as: browser, crafting, dzheltobriukhov, flash, free, game, rating-o, rpg, simulation, turnbased




Last Town

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Last Town When too much witchcraft turns your town into a nightmare, it's up to you as the Mayor to quell a reanimated uprising — literally! — in this Plants vs. Zombies-like upgrade defense game. Tagged as: browser, defense, epace, flash, free, game, rating-y, timemanagement, upgrades



December 08, 2014


Parable of the Polygons

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Javascript/HTML5 — Parable of the Polygons Billed as a "playable post", Nicky Case and Vi Hart use a series of simple puzzle games to illustrate how small biases can have a big impact as they talk about segregation and diversity thoughtfully and intelligently without ever pointing any fingers. Tagged as: browser, free, game, html5, ncase, nutcasenightmare, playthis, puzzle, rating-g, simpleidea, vihart




Flooded Village: Xmas Eve 3

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Flooded Village: Xmas Eve 3 What do you do if your boat won't float and your trees won't sprout? Well, if you're a pirate, you figure out how to flood the area in this cute and simple puzzle game with a bit of festive Christmas cheer. Tagged as: browser, christmas, dmillidge, flash, free, game, pixelchunk, playthis, puzzle, rating-g, ystaal




Episode 371: This Podcast Is Extreme

from Casual Gamer Chick

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This week is another short one as the news is pretty light. However, there is another Gaming History as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is examined.

This week’s news includes:

  • Destiny‘s PVP mode now breaks up teams if they’re too good
  • Xbox One sold over 720K Black Friday week in the US
  • Godzilla The Game heading to North America this Summer
  • Street Fighter V revealed as a PS4, PC exclusive (from GameSpot)

The Question of the Week: “What is your favorite giant monster?”

This week is another short one as the news is pretty light. However, there is another Gaming History as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is examined. This week’s news includes: Destiny‘s PVP mode now breaks up teams if they’re too good Xbox One sold over 720K Black Friday week in the US Godzilla The Game heading to North America this Summer Street Fighter V revealed as a PS4, PC exclusive (from GameSpot) The Question of the Week: “What is your favorite giant monster?”




Fishdom: Depths of Time

from Casual Game Guides

The popular series Fishdom released its latest installment with Fishdom Depths of Time, an exciting new match 3 game that incorporates all the Fishdom gameplay you know and love. Play through all 250 levels of gameplay, decorate your fish tank with 8 immersive backgrounds, and more than 150 ornaments, and care for all your new fishy friends! To see more of what you can expect from this new Fishdom game, check out some of the gameplay with our extended preview video.
 



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December 07, 2014


Impressions: I Am Bread (Early Access)

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows — Impressions: I Am Bread (Early Access) One lonely little slice of bread has a dream... to be perfectly toasted. Too bad getting there is way, way harder than it sounds in this ridiculous physics game from the creators of Surgeon Simulator 2013. Currently in Early Access, I Am Bread can be frustrating, but also charming, hilarious, and a lot of fun if you're patient. Tagged as: action, adventure, bossastudios, download, earlyaccess, game, highdifficulty, indie, mac, physics, rating-g, windows




Mikke Escape 2

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Mikke Escape 2 Detarame Factory provides sequel satisfaction with this cute, cuddly, and most importantly clever escape where you must find and click on ten circles hidden throughout the puzzle-filled room if you want to get out! Tagged as: browser, detaramefactory, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g




City Siege 3: Jungle Siege FUBAR Pack

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — City Siege 3: Jungle Siege FUBAR Pack Blast your way through a whole new pack of levels for The Podge's popular mission-based squad shooter series! With things to explode and destructible environments, you can play it as sneaky or as massively destructive as you like... just save the civillians! Tagged as: action, browser, citysiege, flash, free, game, platform, playthis, rating-y, shooter, thepodge



December 06, 2014


Chick Mini Games (Neutral)

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Chick Mini Games (Neutral) What better way to celebrate the season than with three games from beloved escape creator Neutral? Though each game is short, they're all definitely sweet, and since they're all linked together, make sure you play them in order! Tagged as: browser, christmas, escape, flash, free, game, neutral, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



December 05, 2014


Christmas Stories: Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows —  Christmas Stories:  Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier Charles is finally home from the war and back with his beloved Nina, but the jealous Baron has cursed everyone to toys, and with his box troll army, he might just be unstoppable... if not for you, in this gorgeous, funny, and unexpectedly heartwarming Christmas hidden-object adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, christmasstories, demo, download, elephantgames, game, hiddenobject, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, windows




Raze 3

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Raze 3 Aliens are back and it's up to you and your rag tag team to get out there and stomp those monsters into goo. Run, jump and shoot your way through fifteen arenas of alien on human combat, then make use of a staggering amount of upgrades. Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, physics, platform, rating-o, scifi, shooter, sky9games, upgrades




Christmas of the Mazy Forest

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Flash — Christmas of the Mazy Forest Choko-Chais precocious cat trio have been invited to a Christmas party by the witch of the forest... too bad getting there means solving puzzles and escaping the maze in their way first! Tagged as: browser, chokochai, christmas, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g



December 04, 2014


Elliot Quest

from Jay Is Games

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — Elliot Quest In Elliot Quest, the retro adventure platform game by Ansimuz Games, you can't die. Well, you can, but you always wake up at the last glowing rock thing you passed. Which is kind of weird when you think about it, and you need some answers. It's an enjoyable 8-bit throwback that doesn't pause the action to engage in any handholding. Elliot Quest will probably make you feel lost, but offers enough cool things to find to make it all worth while. Tagged as: action, adventure, ansimuzgames, download, game, indie, linux, mac, metroidvania, platform, rating-y, rpg, windows