Apparently nothing today.
Worth trying every Friday though!
So I noticed and with the daily addition on MyPlayCity being a Time Management game, I guess I'm out of luck.
That's OK. I spent a bit of time finding NEW bugs in the software I'm beta testing. I think the bugs are easy to fix so they should be near release. Then I'll need my games back!
Second week in a row with no game.
Last week was their birthday, I was expecting something...but two weeks in a row is sad.
When they updated to change the "birthday" to "Halloween" on the header, I figured they could update the game at the same time. I guess not. I am VERY disappointed in them. If they hope to get and maintain customers, they're sure going about it backwards! If they show this much care for paying customers, don't expect much support!
They've got Janes Realty available today.....but have changed the rules so you have to be a member of their club to download the games.
That's only PARTIALLY true! The gray "Download" button in the upper left does give a message, even if it does misspell "member" as "memeber". However, the orange "Download" button below the game image still seems to work.
I did not download or install the game as I don't like time-management games.
Any way you look at it - putting restrictions on something this unstable is not nice and not very smart! It's more likely to drive users away because they don't like being forced to do join anything.
They are definitely switching this to "club membership" only and they still don't have their act together!
Today's game (in the upper left corner) SAYS "Age of Japan" but the description is for "Age of Japan II".
The gray link(under the name/image on the left) says you have to be a member of the club. The orange link (below the screenshots) gives a 403 error.
I think I'll remove my bookmark to this site. I get enough free games now that I don't have to belong to a "club" and these games they're offering were offered here and "survived" the dreaded username change 2 years ago. I'll stick with them.
At the moment both download links for Age of Japan 2 (17.30GMT) on the free game page are giving an error even for signed up members. Hope they get this sorted soon! The 'links' don't actually link to a game download, as yet :(
Incidentally it's free to sign up for their newsletter and just means setting up a password alongside your email address and activating the free account by confirming receipt of their account email.
Age of Japan 2 is an average but decent enough match 3 game when they get the free version download sorted!
At the moment both download links for Age of Japan 2 (17.30GMT) on the free game page are giving an error even for signed up members.
Not sure how much, if anything I should say, but if you look at the links [copy/paste into Notepad] the part they left off is obvious compared to other links.
Hi Mikiem 2
Yes, but the download is for the trial version even filling in the link! So Realore still need to sort it!
For today at least, when is a free game, not a free game? When Realore don't get their act together! ;)
Yeah, you're absolutely right -- Sorry...
After updating the win7/win8 VM, backing up the VM & all that, tried the download & found out -- logged in to say just that & you'd already found out.
Again, sorry for the false alarm.
I hope you are feeling better Mikiem?
Well I emailed Realore and told them about the free game not working. This was the response I got:
Sorry for the problem occurred.
Have a nice day!
I guess you could say at least they responded. Looks like the free game has been taken down anyway.
Thanks, Graylox. It appears that they are NOT forcing membership into their club. That is, if you use the orange download button at the bottom. The gray one to the left does not let you download unless you are a member but the bottom one does allow it. WEIRD.
This is one that was given here. This is a way to replace it with a "re-installable" version.
I had this game couple of laptops ago and missed it.
Thanks for the heads up about the download buttons. Even then you have to watch out for the toolbar. You have to untick it twice to make shure as the first click only unticks the two options below.
And the offering this week is Aquabubble.
It says Aqua Bubble on the left (gray download requires club membership) but the screenshots are from Age of Japan II! The orange download button is Aqua Bubble. It wasn't that long ago that they offered this game.
It seems like Age of Japan was up all week! I saw it last night - still active.
Today it looks like someone had too much turkey and pumpkin pie and weren't thinking too straight today! Maybe they had a few too many toasts, too!
It looks like Realore has finally decided to only allow club members to have the weekly freebie. This week (Aqua Bubble 2) has 2 gray download buttons -- both require membership to the club.
Not worth it in my mind -- they've had too many problems with this weekly freebie to make it worthwhile to join the club!
It is free and very quick to join, so not too much trouble at all even for just an occasional game. It only requires an email address and short password to join! ;)
There is a game today Elves Inc. Christmas Mission
This appears on the site:
"Get a game for FREE - every Friday!
Attention, dear Realore Club members: there is no FREE FRIDAY GAME when a new game is released or any sale takes place."
"Free - every Friday!" and then have rules where there is no free game? Is that the definition of "every" -- when we want to do it or when we don't have something else going on?
They're changing the rules AGAIN. I'm glad I didn't bother joining their "club". It doesn't sound like you get much from it!
It's not that bad. As Chazzo mentions above it' s an easy process. There's nothing untowards about the club and you do then get access to the free games. Realore used to give games away via the game giveaway site, but I've not seen them around since they started their own free games giveaway; much like other gaming sites like Alawar. Glad that Playrix haven't taken up the idea yet, lol.
Today is Bubble Ice Age which is the same game they gave away previously as Ice Age.
Today is X-mas Blox. Funny I thought Christmas was over LOL.
What Realore is calling Xmas Blox looks very much like Treasure of Persia which was given away here on GGOTD on 16 Mar 2010 or thereabouts (and maybe again after that). Treasure of Persia was also by Realore. And the only difference I see in Xmas Blox is that the background and surroundings are Xmas-themed in that version. (Haven't downloaded Xmas Blox, so there may be more to it than that.)
After I downloaded it, the game opened already in progress with my name. I think they gave it away previously under another name. Yes it is the same type of game as Treasure of Persia. This and marble poppers seem to be the only game styles they have.
Today is Aquatic of Sherwood which they have given away before. It seems this site really likes bubble popper games.
Today is Turtle Odyssey again.
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