October 31, 2014

Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy

From Jay is Games

by LDora on October 31, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy Kate Drew was believed to have died in a car accident years ago, but her daughter, Nancy (maybe you've heard of her?) receives a letter bringing her to Scotland to discover the truth in this compelling and challenging point-and-click mystery adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, download, game, herinteractive, mac, mystery, nancydrew, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, windows

Yonashi Escape 12

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by LDora on October 31, 2014 12:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Yonashi Escape 12 This tiny escape game is light on content but big on cuteness. Without a lot to explore, finding a way out should be easy, right? So what's with all those rat statues? Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, yonashi

October 30, 2014

Flash's Bounty

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by Satori on October 30, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Flash's Bounty Swash those buckles and all haul together! It's honor, fun and adventure on land, sea and caverns in this remake of the classic King's Bounty fantasy RPG. Tagged as: browser, fantasy, flash, free, game, rating-g, rpg, strategy, turnbased

Aries Escape: Episode No. 15

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by LDora on October 30, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Aries Escape: Episode No. 15 This cabin is perfect for some relaxation, but there sure are a lot of lock boxes everywhere! Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall in this clever seasonal escape game by Aries Escape! Tagged as: ariesescape, browser, escape, flash, free, game, japanese, libertechno, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

October 29, 2014

Terra Battle

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by Lori.h on October 29, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — Terra Battle Find the Maker of the world in order to stop the destruction of the planet. Strategically battle along the way to win over allies and answer long lost questions. The coins and levels you'll gain along the way are just perks of the job. Tagged as: adventure, android, battle, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mistwalker, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, strategy

Kiwi 64

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by Tricky on October 29, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Kiwi 64 Kiwi 64 by Siactro, a Unity action platform game inspired by those "collect everything in sight" games of yore. You play as a cute little kiwi bird, trying to find five magical lamps and topple the reign of the evil king melon. As a love letter and nostalgia trip, Kiwi 64 delivers, even if it isn't developed enough to convert those not already fans of the games it pays tribute to. Tagged as: 3d, action, browser, free, game, mhorn, nostalgia, platform, polygon, rating-g, retro, unity

Monkey GO Happy Halloween

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by LDora on October 29, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Monkey GO Happy Halloween The monkeys need something a little ghoulish to cheer them up, so in this latest Halloween themed point-and-click puzzle adventure, you'll need to hunt around and solve puzzles in order to gather body parts... hey, it's all in good fun! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, halloween, monkeygohappy, pencilkids, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, rvencel

Weekday Escape N°47

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by elle on October 29, 2014 04:00 AM

Platform: Flash — Weekday Escape N°47 Games featured this week: Candy Rooms No.17: Purple Girly; Scary Dungeon Escape; Escape from the Similar Rooms 14 — With Halloween around the corner from Weekday Escape, it's time for something a little bit scary, a lot of walking around, and a handful of candy to make it all the more fun. That's where these three escapes from Selfdefiant, Hottategoya and FunkyLand come in. No Elsa or Olaf costumes needed: just use your wits and tackle a few puzzles. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, hottategoya, pointandclick, puzzle, selfdefiant, weekday-escape

October 28, 2014

Sneaky House of Mystery

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by LDora on October 28, 2014 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Sneaky House of Mystery Selfdefiant serves up a satisfying and logical escape where you have to find your way out of a house even though it's filled with all the creature comforts, plus some cutting edge electronic entertainment circa the 1980s! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, selfdefiant

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth

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by artbegotti on October 28, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Any spelunker with a few bombs can take a journey to the center of the earth, but can you Puzzle to the Center of the Earth? In this app that blends match-3 puzzling with platforming, you've got to dig to the bottom of each level, but your path won't always be straight down! You'll need to avoid explosions, traps, and enemies as you carefully carve a strategic path through a ton of colored rocks on your expedition. Tagged as: android, foursakenmedia, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, match-3, mobile, platform, puzzle, rating-g, tablet

October 27, 2014

Dead Zone Halloween Event

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on October 27, 2014 09:25 PM

Halloween has come to The Last Stand: Dead Zone, so grab your gun and get in on the action. A mysterious figure has appeared and is asking you to carry out tasks, it’s time for you to honor the Hallowed. Build a Hallowed Shrine to bring you closer to this mysterious group with this seasonal community task.

Also check out bundles of classic Halloween dress ups on sale for a limited time!

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October 26, 2014

Monsters & Medicine

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by Satori on October 26, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — Monsters & Medicine Get the door, because it's a throng of monsters demanding your... medical treatment? Build your hospital while bringing life to the dying in this adorable turn-based strategy game from Clockwork Acorn that's good for what ails ya. Tagged as: demo, download, fvanniekerk, game, hbell, indie, linux, lvanniekerk, mac, rating-y, strategy, turnbased, windows

March

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by LDora on October 26, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Unity — March Everyone needs money, fast cars, good grades... but what might you miss if you only focus on what you have in front of you? This short but sweet interactive art piece follows one man through his life and asks the same question. Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, free, game, interactiveart, playthis, rating-g, retro, unclebig2d, unity

Alexandria Escape

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by Johnny123 on October 26, 2014 02:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android, Flash — Alexandria Escape This escape game plops you into ancient Alexandria and has you muddle your way out. Bookshelves, statues, steam machines, and weapons all factor in to your daring point and click adventure. Tagged as: android, browser, escape, flash, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, justpinegames, mobile, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g

Notebook Wars Saga

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by Tricky on October 26, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Notebook Wars Saga It's the famed shooter series that transforms "shock and awe!" into "shock and draw!" Francisco Ferreres' Notebook Wars returns with the first Unity installment of the series: Notebook Wars Saga. The transition to a new engine means losing a lot of the features fans of the series have grown used to, but those looking for a stripped-down throwback or fun on a mobile screen should enjoy this new iteration of shooty fun. Tagged as: browser, fferreres, free, game, notebookwars, rating-g, shooter, topdown, unity, upgrades, vertical

October 25, 2014

Farmyard Chronicle, Director's Cut

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by Satori on October 25, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Farmyard Chronicle, Director's Cut It's animal rescue time! Satisfy your inner roughhousing Good Samaritan by slamming animals around to get all them safely home, while getting knocked around the screen by them yourself. Tagged as: action, adventure, download, flapbat, free, game, indie, mac, puzzle, rating-y, rpgmaker, windows

Transmission

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by Johnny123 on October 25, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android, Unity — Transmission A puzzle game about information and how it gets from point A to point Z. Click and drag to create shimmering strands of info that crisscross space, from transmitting circles to receiving squares. Bonus points for more efficient webs of connections. Tagged as: android, browser, educational, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, sciencemuseum, tablet, unity

Spoopy Saturday N°3

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by LDora on October 25, 2014 04:00 AM

Platform: Windows — Spoopy Saturday N°3 Games featured this week: Ao Oni; Ascension; Halloween Otome — Hide your kids, hide your 'fraidy-cats, 'cause we're spoopin' everybody! This week, three more free indie games to celebrate the freaky season, from a cute and romantic visual novel set in a very unique Halloween party, to a sidescrolling psychological action adventure, and a classic monster tale made by a very talented escape game developer. Tagged as: action, adventure, blog, download, free, game, horror, indie, magnesiumninja, mygames888, narrative, spoopysaturday, synokoria, visualnovel, windows

October 24, 2014

Fear for Sale: The 13 Keys

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by LDora on October 24, 2014 08:00 PM

Fear for Sale: The 13 Keys A local hotel has been scaring all its guests away and you've been called in to help in this hidden-object adventure. But why does it seem like the ghost who keeps getting in your way might have an entirely different connection to the story than the nightmares that have been plaguing the guests? Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, bigfishgames, casual, demo, download, elefungames, game, hiddenobject, horror, pointandclick, rating-y

The Last Ninja From Another Planet 2

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by freezairmsilvereye on October 24, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — The Last Ninja From Another Planet 2 It's not easy being a space ninja. No matter where you go, some wayward planet somewhere is always in need of your help! In this sequel to the original, the last ninja finds himself on a planet beset by the mafia! Help him leap from wall to wall to take out every mob member in the level! He can utilize special technique scrolls and ninja clones to help him, but these mafia men are packing robot power! Learn their weaknesses and take them all down! Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, dawidhayaka, flash, free, game, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-o, slidingblock, windows

Land of Enki 2

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by Tricky on October 24, 2014 01:30 PM

Platform: Flash — Land of Enki 2 Land of Enki 2 is a retro-style action-platform game by VoidForce where players will travel to an engaging fantasy world, discover fascinating creatures, then slice them in half. Its look and mechanics are reminiscent of a mid-90s DOS platformer and sequence of short, simple levels are perfect for people looking for a game high on atmosphere but low on challenge (apart from the frustrating ladder-jumping). Tagged as: action, browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pixelart, platform, rating-g, retro, voidforce, windows

October 23, 2014

Armatars + Halloween Contest

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on October 23, 2014 10:43 PM

Our recent Animal Armatar Contest has come to a close, and with over 30 submissions you have lots of critters to pick from to represent your Armor Games personality.  There is still time to make an Armatar for the Halloween Armatar Contest, so be sure to get your spooky entry by November 1st!

For a limited time we also have Armatars for Battle Pirates, Cursed Treasure 2 and Gemini Strike.

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Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror

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by Lori.h on October 23, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux — Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror Henry B. Knight, now dead and see through, is a little obsessive over his house and the new tenants need to go. Plan your scares to chase everyone out of the house, work around bosses, and gain back your peace and quiet. Tagged as: download, game, glitchypixel, indie, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-g, strategy, windows

Village Guardians

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by LDora on October 23, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Android, Flash — Village Guardians Shimage, creator of Megami Quest, asks you to test your RPG strategy in this simple little game where you must defend a village for thirty days against increasingly powerful monsters. The catch? No grinding, and it's game over if you fail... unless you saved! Tagged as: android, browser, fantasy, flash, free, game, mobile, playthis, rating-g, rpg, shimage, simpleidea, simulation, strategy, tablet

Bond Breaker

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by Johnny123 on October 23, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Bond Breaker An educational puzzle game that has you guiding your little proton with the mouse, avoiding obstacles and combining with particles and lasers for a variety of scientifically-accurate effects. Tagged as: avoidance, browser, educational, free, game, leveleditor, mac puzzle, rating-g, testtubegames, unity, windows

Phaser v2.1.3 and Pixi v2 are out!

From Photon Storm Blog

by Rich on October 23, 2014 11:39 AM

Over at Goodboy Digital they’ve been working away on Pixi v2 for some time now. As Phaser is built on-top of Pixi we’ve a vested interest in what is happening in Pixi land and its implications for Phaser. And Pixi v2 is their latest, freshest release. There’s a detailed blog post explaining all about it, […]

October 22, 2014

Salvadoor

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by LDora on October 22, 2014 03:15 PM

Platform: Flash — Salvadoor There's an awful lot of pink in this soothing escape by TomaTea, and with puzzles aplenty and clues to crack their codes hidden around the room, finding your way out will take an eye for detail and an appreciation for the arts. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tomatea, windows

Tiny King

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by LDora on October 22, 2014 01:15 PM

Platform: Flash — Tiny King Tiny King was enjoying a nap, and when he woke up, his cake was gone! Travel through a series of clever and strange point-and-click puzzle levels, hunting for keys to open doors, in this super cute, and super weird, little game. Tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pegasgames, physics, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

Weekday Escape N°46

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by LDora on October 22, 2014 04:00 AM

Platform: Flash — Weekday Escape N°46 Games featured this week: Bonneville; Yellow Walls Escape; Escape from the Japanese Style Hotel — Neatescape, Yomino Kagura, and no1game walk into your browser... there's no punchline, it's just another installment of Weekday Escape! This week, you've got two rooms with a view and a whole pack of puzzles ready to be picked (or clicked) apart. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, flash, free, game, neatescape, no1game, pointandclick, puzzle, weekday-escape, yominokagura

October 21, 2014

A Day at the Library

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by LDora on October 21, 2014 06:49 PM

Platform: Flash — A Day at the Library Crazy Dad's just started work at the local library, but all the kids there annoy him, which their mobile phones and their tabloids. Find out ways to drive them all out in this short and silly point-and-click puzzle adventure! Tagged as: adventure, browser, carmelgames, flash, free, game, linux, mac, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

FGL 3rd Quarter Developer Earnings Update

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Chris on October 21, 2014 04:32 PM

FGL 3rd Quarter Developer Earnings

Q3 of 2014 was a good quarter for developers and publishers working with FGL.   A few notable things that happened: FGL surpassed $20,000,000 paid out to developers, we helped multiple native apps reach various “top 10″ positions on Google Play (and earn significant revenue gains),   and we continued to help HTML5 developers distribute and monetize their games (through our distribution platform as well as our new HTML5 Game Shop).

I’ll break down the earnings graph below.

Native Mobile: As you can see, revenue from native mobile games lead the way in growth in the 3rd quarter.  Most of our success on native mobile is explained in our blog post, linked above (and here for convenience). What is a little misleading is the jump, and then fall, in revenue from the 1st quarter.  Some of the earnings in the 1st quarter came from a few large one-off licensing deals we secured for developers.  A chart below shows the revenue growth of our Mobile Platform (in gross revenue earned) with the one-off deals taken out.

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This graph makes it easier to see the growth of the Mobile Platform in terms of recurring revenue.  This includes money from ads, in-app purchases, and premium app purchases.  It does not include licenses or “bulk deals” that we bring to developers from time-to-time.  This means that native mobile games that are going through us are doing better than ever in mobile marketplaces.  Our distribution, cross promotion, and ad systems are helping make games make more money.  The fact that we also help bring licensing deals to games is the icing on the cake.  At least for native mobile games.

HTML5: Where licensing is the icing on the cake for native mobile, it’s the actual cake for HTML5.  Licensing through our traditional bidding area, Game Shop, and new HTML5 Game Shop tops the earnings for developers pushing their HTML5 games through us.   However, at the end of the 3rd quarter – and now early into the 4th quarter – we’re seeing a lot of growth in ad revenue and distribution of our HTML5 games.  We’ve had several featured promotions through Amazon, and have partnerships with other marketplaces and distributors in the works.  This is an area that will likely jump in Q4.

Web: Though we’ve lumped all web technologies into the “Web” bucket, there are two main technologies that make up the earnings here.  One is Unity, which we’ve seen an uptick in exclusive and primary deals in our bidding area.  In fact, we’ve seen larger Unity deals over the last 3 months than we’ve seen in years at FGL.  The other technology is, of course, Flash.  Flash for web is a very volatile market right now.  However, we’re still seeing very high cpms on the web, and think the Flash market is due for at least a small bounce back.  In fact, one revenue source we have NOT added to our charts is Flash Ads.  This is something we’ll change in the future as we’re seeing significant gains for developers using our FGL Ads for in-game Flash ads.  With over $1,000,000 paid out to Flash developers already this year, one thing is for sure: the best place to make money with a Flash game is still FGL.

Gift Rush 3

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by Johnny123 on October 21, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Gift Rush 3 Your cute-as-a-button spider guy is looking to feed his hungry kids some cake. Swing through each level, grabbing your kids and drop them in the general vicinity of their favorite birthday treat. Be sure not to eat it yourself! Tagged as: afedoseev, browser, flash, free, game, giftrush, linux, mac, physics, puzzle, rating-g, windows

October 20, 2014

Exit Fate

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by LDora on October 20, 2014 02:00 PM

Platform: Windows — Exit Fate In this free indie RPG heavily inspired by the likes of Suikoden and other classics of the genre, Daniel is a man betrayed by his country and trapped behind enemy lines who suddenly finds himself in a unique position to help end the fighting. Recruit 75 party members for your castle, take part in huge battles, and enjoy hours and hours and HOURS of play time in this massive game. Tagged as: adventure, download, free, game, indie, rating-o, rpg, scfworks, strategy, turnbased, windows

October 19, 2014

The Silent Age: Episode Two

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by kimberlyfelix on October 19, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: iOS, Android — The Silent Age: Episode Two Joe is back to finish up what was started in the second episode of this fantastic point-and- click adventure. With the fate of humanity on his shoulders, Joe needs you to help him travel through time to find answers on how to prevent the human race from going extinct. Tagged as: adventure, android, game, houseonfire, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, kindle, mobile, pointandclick, rating-y, tablet

The Rogue Puzzle Game

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by Satori on October 19, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — The Rogue Puzzle Game Clear your way through the dungeon in this unique Sokoban-like puzzle game by carefully selecting which swords to shove into which monsters to vanquish them all. The Rogue Puzzle Game was picked as one of only three finalists in the Game Nomad competition and is set to be presented at Gamer's Day, Arabia's largest gaming event. Tagged as: amidos, browser, flash, free, game, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-g, sokoban, turnbased, windows

October 18, 2014

Sentry Knight 2

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by LDora on October 18, 2014 05:30 PM

Platform: Flash — Sentry Knight 2 Sentry Knight is back and more colourful than ever in this sequel that brings more of the same addictive defensive shooting fans have come to crave. Stay in your tower and take aim against an onslaught of baddies, upgrading spells and abilities, as you bow-and-arrow your way across the kingdom. Tagged as: action, browser, defense, dloot, flash, free, game, jcoates, jwolfgames, kangeloni, linux, mac, microtransactions, rating-o, shooter, tmyers, windows

Alice House No. 6: A Mad Tea-Party

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by LDora on October 18, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Alice House No. 6: A Mad Tea-Party Funkyland's latest Alice in Wonderland themed escape gets a little festive this time around. With five Mad Hatter items hidden around a party filled with clues and puzzles, you'll need to use your wits to escape, even if it doesn't take that long! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, funkyland, game, linux, mac, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

Spoopy Saturday N°2

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by LDora on October 18, 2014 04:00 AM

Spoopy Saturday N°2 Games featured this week: One Late Night; Paranoiac; 7Days — On this installment of Spoopy Saturday, we post three more freaky and free indie horror games to celebrate this most SPOOPY of months. This week, you get more than you bargained for on the late shift, a girl has nowhere to hide in the house she inherited, and you can't escape the house you find yourself trapped in until you figure out what you're supposed to remember... Tagged as: blackcurtainstudio, blog, download, free, game, horror, indie, revolab, spoopysaturday, uri, vgperson

October 17, 2014

Caribbean Admiral 2 Beta

From Armor Games Blog

by Ferret on October 17, 2014 10:47 PM

Another Beta Friday is upon us, we have launched “Caribbean Admiral 2″ early as a Beta for AFG+ Members. Have you missed the sea adventures? Then jump on board, 12 towns and tons of fun and fighting await you! Investigations, trade relations, town sieges and a secret Viking’s weapon!

Follow any of the three branches of development – trade masters Europeans, the tenacious Chinese or the strong Vikings. Improve your ships and use cunning abilities to become a winner even from a losing situation.

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Riddles of Fate: Memento Mori

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by LDora on October 17, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — Riddles of Fate: Memento Mori Death needs your help, and when the lord of the grave comes knocking you should probably listen. People are managing to cheat their own demise, and before any new souls can be born, you have to track down the ones who fled and figure out how they managed it in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, casual, demo, download, elephantgames, game, hiddenobject, horror, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, windows

Helix

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by LDora on October 17, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: iOS — Helix Need a challenging but clever arcade game? Fire up Michael Brough's iOS gem, where you need to move fast to encircle enemies to destroy them on a playing field that's full of constantly evolving foes. Getting a high score here is a definite accomplishment in a world of one-hit KOs. Tagged as: action, arcade, game, highdifficulty, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, mbrough, mobile

Find the Escape-Men Part 121: Appetite for Fall Food

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by LDora on October 17, 2014 12:10 PM

Platform: Flash — Find the Escape-Men Part 121: Appetite for Fall Food You and your friend were enjoying a day at the fall festival when they vanished, and after finding them you discover they've gotten themselves trapped in the bathroom, thus providing you ample teasing opportunity for years to come. Hunt around for items and solve puzzles, and of course find the ten little green men to escape! Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, no1game, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows

October 16, 2014

Faraway Kingdom - Dragon Raiders

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by LDora on October 16, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: iPad — Faraway Kingdom - Dragon Raiders When your kingdom is destroyed by a dragon, it's up to you to rebuild it and train an army in this gorgeous free-to-play iOS fantasy RPG/simulation that calls Tiny Tower to mind. With a light, unobtrusive in-app purchase system and a generous amount of in-game rewards, it keeps players coming back for its simple, fun gameplay without ever putting the squeeze on their wallet. Tagged as: free, game, ios, ipad, ipodtouch, microtransactions, mobile, rating-g, rpg, simulation, smilegate

Assembots

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by LDora on October 16, 2014 01:30 PM

Platform: Flash — Assembots You've been put in charge of a factory that makes little robots, and it's your job to program each one to help the rest get to the exit safely in this charming logic puzzle game! Tagged as: abrown, action, browser, flash, free, game, linux, logic, mac, programming, puzzle, rating-g, windows

October 15, 2014

Kingdom of Liars: Stonepath

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by Tricky on October 15, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Kingdom of Liars: Stonepath Two of Hyptosis' most popular point-and-click adventure series finally crossover in Kingdom of Liars: Stonepath, featuring characters from The Hood. Kingdom of Liars: Stonepath succeeds in expanding the Lorestrome world, while focusing its ongoing plot. backed by the gorgeous art and clever writing Hyptosis is known for. Tagged as: adventure, browser, fantasy, flash, free, game, hoodseries, hyptosis, linux, mac, pointandclick, rating-o, windows

The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo

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by LDora on October 15, 2014 03:30 PM

Platform: Javascript — The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo You're spending the night at your best friend's house, and someone special is coming by at midnight. Michael Lutz, author of My Father's Long, Long Legs delivers an unsettling twist on familiar territory in this Choose Your Own Adventure Style interactive horror fiction. Tagged as: browser, experimental, free, game, horror, ifiction, interactiveart, javascript, linux, mac, mlutz, rating-y, twine, windows

FGL Community Spotlight – Tamalaki’s $10k+ month!

From FlashGameLicense Blog

by Brian on October 15, 2014 12:37 PM

 

Mobile games publisher ‘Tamalaki‘ has been one of the most successful participants in FGL’s mobile platform and recently hit a big milestone.  We caught up with Martine Spaans to chat about tech, monetization and what’s hot on mobile right now.

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FGL_Brian: Before we get started, I wanted to congratulate you! You’ve hit several big milestones recently as a mobile publisher, including $10,000+ monthly mobile earnings last month.  Is that $10,000 the total of what all your developers made last month?

Tamalaki: Thanks! That’s Tamalaki’s share only. Typically we take 10-20% depending on how many games a developer publishes with us.  That means the developers we work with made nearly $50,000 last month.

FGL: That’s huge.  You’ve also had two different games (Rory’s Restaurant and Blackstone) make it into the Google Play top 10.  Do you attribute those successes to anything new that you’ve been trying recently?

Tamalaki: We’re always trying out new marketing partners and advertising partners in search for the best results. In order to succeed in this market you constantly need to reinvent your business since the ecosystem of the app stores changes so quickly. Thanks to the strong cross-promotion of all games that use the FGL Mobile Services we were able to build up a big following of Hidden Object fans over the last few months. We learned how to effectively release our marketing actions at the right moment to hit that sweet spot up in the top lists.

FGL helps us out with pretty much everything in that regard.  Ad mediation layer, discovery and retention tools, QA, a complete and easy to use tracking dashboard, tech support, SDK support, distribution.   All these services really free us to focus on the game and strategy of the monetization vs. all the technical requirements.   On top of that, user acquisition is the HARDEST thing to achieve on mobile and FGL has lots of solutions in place to solve that.  I know that if we can get the metrics right in a game then FGL can bring 100,000s of players to it.

 

FGL: Hidden Object games must have been hot for you last month.  What kinds of games are you looking for these days?

Tamalaki: Since I started publishing in 2013 I specialized in Hidden Object games. I did try out some other kinds of games, but only the types of games that really resonate with my audience make sense for me to publish. So next to Hidden Object games I also put out Match-3 games, Point&Click Adventures, Puzzle games, Time Management, etc.

FGL: You’ve had a lot of experience with the ‘free-to-play’ game model.  Any tips or advice you can pass along to the FGL developer community?

Tamalaki: Focus on your core game loop. Most F2P games are eventually about letting the player “grind” (play the same content over and over again) for more coins/points. If that becomes a boring repetition, you will lose your players.

Also, your meta-gameplay should be interesting enough, because that is where people will eventually spend some money.

FGL: Do you feel like your hits monetized appropriately in this manner?

Tamalaki: Blackstone Mysteries is a great example.  The Hidden Object levels are fun to play, since they offer many different gameplay modes, level mastery challenges, a highscore list, etc. And every time it’s a surprise what reward you will get for completing a level.

Next to that the quests you get in the game are not the only meta-game system. There is also a Collections-system where you can earn Awards for completing item-collections. Check it out HERE and see what I mean Smile

FGL: Did you have to make any drastic changes to your monetization strategy once you realized the game was getting popular?

Tamalaki: Well, before we tried F2P we were mainly publishing Free games with Advertising revenue, and an ad-free premium version for 0.99USD.  That worked well, but those games mainly had a beginning and an end. Once the user reaches that end, they will no longer see ads, so they will no longer monetize. This will limit the lifetime value of a player. The maximum lifetime value was 99 cents when they would buy that upgrade.

By making a game endless, you will have endless opportunities to show a player ads. That’s something we mainly discovered through the release of Home Makeover 1 & 2. Our first Hidden Object game without an ending. At some point people started emailing me “I’m at level 275. When will this game end?” At that moment we realized that people love to play on and on as long as the game allows it. And that opens up a whole new range of advertising opportunities, like showing people a video ad in exchange for some coins or extra energy.

FGL: You ended up experimenting with a Reward Video in Rory’s Restaurant, correct?

Tamalaki: Like I said in the beginning, we’re always looking for additional marketing and advertising partners to increase the benefits for the developers we work with. When we started working with an ad provider that specialized in Rewarded Videos we were happily surprised with the great results. Our players love to watch a 20-second video or to answer a few questions in order to get more playtime or some extra coins in the game. We first tried this out with Rory’s Restaurant and it really boosted the game revenue significantly. We even got complaints from players who upgraded to the premium version of the game that they were missing out on these ads now, so we actually had to update the premium version too to show these rewarded videos (which will only open when the player agrees.)

FGL:  That sounds like a lot of work.  How do you know which company to use?  Do the videos have a consistent fill rate?

Tamalaki: Again, that is the great part about working with FGL.  They handle all the technical needs, sourcing many different providers, monitoring the inventory, etc. This lets me focus on the developer and on the strategy of the monetization. Of course we’re closely in contact with FGL about all the new things and partners we can try out together.

FGL: Thanks for taking the time to share this with the community today, Martine. Is there a good way for developers to get in touch with you?

Tamalaki: Sure! They can always PM me through FGL, or they can email me at martinespaans@gmail.com.

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I’d like to thank Martine and the Tamalaki crew for answering our questions and sharing these stories with us. If you have any questions for Tamalaki, post them in the comments below!  Know someone who would be a good candidate for the Community Spotlight? Leave a comment below, send a PM to FGL_Brian or send us an email at info@fgl.com.

Weekday Escape N°45

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by elle on October 15, 2014 04:00 AM

Weekday Escape N°45 Games featured this week: Fruit Kitchens No.12: Cacao Brown; Marshmallow's New Home 3; Find the Escape-Men 120: Scorching Heat 2014 — There are a lot of things happening in October, but some of us care about only one thing: is it yummy? Is it sweet? Well, this time it is. Our Wednesday selection of three escapes from FunkyLand, Maroya and No1Game manage to be the perfect ingredients for some Weekday Escape s'mores. Tagged as: blog, browser, escape, free, funkyland, game, maroya, no1game, pointandclick, puzzle, weekday-escape

October 14, 2014

Following Me

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by LDora on October 14, 2014 03:00 PM

Platform: Javascript — Following Me Sisters Kat and Aria are lost alone in the woods at night when they accidentally cross paths with two men who don't have the friendliest intentions. How far will they go to save themselves in this Choose Your Own Adventure style text-based tale? Tagged as: adventure, browser, free, game, horror, ifiction, javascript, linux, mac, narrative, playthis, rating-r, text, torisney, windows

Alone on Raven Road

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by LDora on October 14, 2014 11:10 AM

Platform: Flash — Alone on Raven Road You, a broken down car, a lonely road, and miles of wilderness in either direction. What's the worst that can happen? A short, speedy, and spooky-lite point-and-click adventure from Self-Defiant! Tagged as: adventure, browser, flash, free, game, horror, linux, mac, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-y, selfdefiant, windows

October 13, 2014

Proxy

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by LDora on October 13, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Unity — Proxy Getting stuck in an elevator is bad enough, but getting stuck with eight strangers, one of whom is a killer, is even worse. People are picked off one by one as the lights go out in this short interactive movie, and you'll have to figure out which one of them is the killer to get the best ending. Tagged as: browser, free, game, interactiveart, mac, mystery, narrative, playthis, puzzle, rating-o, sonoshee, unity, windows

October 12, 2014

Alien: Isolation

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by LDora on October 12, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Retail — Alien: Isolation Amanda Ripley has always wanted to find out what happened to her mother Ellen fifteen years ago. Now she's going to confront it head on in this harrowing survival horror adventure where stealth and resourcefulness are your best (and really only) weapons against a seemingly unstoppable and unpredictable enemy that will hunt you every step of the way in your quest to escape the dead station of Sevastopol. Tagged as: action, adventure, commercial, console, crafting, creativeassembly, download, game, horror, ps3, ps4, puzzle, rating-r, scifi, sega, steam, survival, xbox

Button Escape 25

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by LDora on October 12, 2014 06:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Button Escape 25 All you have to do to escape is find and click on the eleven hidden buttons. Should be easy, right? But with sneaky codes and some definite weirdness, this short game might not be so simple after all. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, playthis, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, tototoroom, windows

Rampage Rex

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by Tricky on October 12, 2014 04:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Rampage Rex In Rampage Rex, a puzzle platformer by Eric Bernier and Izzy Aminov you'll be guiding a very hungry dino as he spends an afternoon taking in a little culture, literally! Despite somewhat incompatible visuals and sounds, Rampage Rex offers breezily fun stealth gameplay for players both young and fossilized. Tagged as: browser, ebernier, flash, free, game, iaminov, linux, mac, platform, puzzle, rating-g, stealth, windows

UndeadRun

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by Lori.h on October 12, 2014 01:00 PM

Platform: Flash — UndeadRun Everyone knows the most important things you need for a zombie apocalypse is a zombie crushing tank, unlimited ammo, and a sweet, stylish hoody. Thankfully in this zombie shooter you have all three. Steer your little cube man around to kill the zombies, grab the coins, and get out of that city. Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, flash, free, gamaga, game, linux, mac, rating-y, shooter, sidescrolling, upgrades, windows, zombies

October 11, 2014

King's Rush

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by Johnny123 on October 11, 2014 08:30 PM

Platform: Flash — King's Rush Use dynamite to launch your tiny cartoon king down the hillside, blasting and ramming enemies and obstacles out of the way as you go. The coins you collect can be used to upgrade armor and reload speed, and buy magic gems and gadgets that aid you on your path to glory. Tagged as: action, arcade, browser, flash, free, game, launch, linux, mac, rating-g, reflex, smokoko, upgrades, windows

Spoopy Saturday

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by LDora on October 11, 2014 01:00 PM

Spoopy Saturday Games featured this week: Rust and Blood; Promise; Moonlight Ghost — Welcome to Spoopy Saturdays, where we'll be posting some fine, freaky, and free indie horror games leading up to Halloween! This week, a survival sim in a hostile word, a past best left forgotten, and a game where the scares are provided by you! Tagged as: blog, download, free, game, horror, indie, khalil, snowowl, spoopysaturday, tachi, vgperson

October 10, 2014

League of Light: Wicked Harvest

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by LDora on October 10, 2014 10:00 PM

Platform: Mac, Windows — League of Light: Wicked Harvest Children have been going missing, and you've been called in to find them in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure that has you joining forces with the world's most adorable sidekick as you uncover the mystery and solve clever puzzles. Tagged as: adventure, affiliate, bigfishgames, casual, demo, download, game, hiddenobject, mac, mariaglorum, rating-y, windows

Styx: Master of Shadows

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by Lori.h on October 10, 2014 08:00 PM

Platform: Windows — Styx: Master of Shadows Cling to the shadows and assassinate those in your way as you attempt to steal the heart of the World-Tree, the giver of all magic. But your journey will not be easy as you travel through the tower, designed by a crazed architect and filled to the brim with guards, trolls, and other nasties. Tagged as: action, adventure, cyanidestudio, download, game, highdifficulty, indie, rating-r, rpg, stealth, steam, strategy, windows

Fungi Escape

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by LDora on October 10, 2014 03:00 PM

Platform: Flash — Fungi Escape Yonashi's latest plunks you in front of a cute cottage deep in the woods surrounded by a whoooooole lot of fungi in this escape game that's just the right amount of weird and cute. Clues and hints are hidden everywhere, and figuring out how to interpret them might be trickier than you think. Tagged as: browser, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, windows, yonashi