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Gem Zone Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Gem Zone

Destroy gems to create rows of three in this original and addictive puzzle game with calm pleasant music. You can play two game types: Normal and Timed. Normal game has a click count limit; play level after level and train your brain skills! Timed game has a time limit; create rows as fast as you can! Levels will gradually increase in difficulty. Gem Zone features: true-color graphics, cool visual effects, simple mouse controls. This brilliant game is easy to learn, fun to play.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 127 (64%) 72 (36%) 68 comments

Gem Zone was available as a giveaway on April 7, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$0.99
free today
Wander around the locations in search of a way out of here.

Destroy gems to create rows of three in this original and addictive puzzle game with calm pleasant music.

You can play two game types: Normal and Timed.

Normal game has a click count limit; play level after level and train your brain skills!

Timed game has a time limit; create rows as fast as you can! Levels will gradually increase in difficulty.

Features

  • Beautiful true-color graphics
  • Cool visual effects
  • Fun for all ages
  • Cool music score
  • Window/Full Screen modes
  • Install / Uninstall support

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, DirectX 7.0 or higher, 233 MHz processor or higher 32 MB RAM, 3D video card, optional sound card

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.funnyarts.com/gemzoneindex.php

File Size:

4.02 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#68

When uploaded, the game was automatically placed in my "game" folder on my startup menu. That was good, except that it displaced and vaporized all the other games that were also in that folder. Baaad.

Reply   |   Comment by bk  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

When uploaded, the game was automatically placed in my "game" folder on my startup menue. That was good, except that it displaced and vaporized all the other games that were also in that folder. Baaad.

Reply   |   Comment by bk  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

This game has poor graphics, fuzzy resolution and confusing or non-existent ability to move from timed to normal mode. Sorry, the developers should have done better. Back to the drawing board on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by doodliedoo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to download free games. To #14, and all others complaining of 60 minute trial, if you will read the readme.txt file first, then follow the directions (unzip, activate or setup), then you WILL get the complete full version. I happen to agree that this one is not a real winner, but I am delighted to have the chance to try it out. Thanks for being here.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

I keep wanting to switch gems sideways,and It frustrates me because I can't.I see so many I could switch and make 3 in a row,and so little by just removing gems one by one.I guess I suck at this,lol.The graphics do look blurry in full screen,and the sound isn't that much better.I never really cared much about bejeweled but this game makes bejeweled look awesome!So I have come to the conclusion...the conclusion to remove this game.

Reply   |   Comment by Brittny Dunn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Another 3-in-a-row game...

Reply   |   Comment by Solus D  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Well...
It's free...
looks good...
My Wife loves games like this one...
So...
I got it!

Thanks GAOTD is always good to get free stuff!

Reply   |   Comment by Julale  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Yes, it's another clone of a very common theme, the graphics and sound are nothing to rave about, but it works, it's free, and if you like this sort of game, it's worth every penny.
Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Bruski  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

It's a very sweet little game, especially for FREE. I appreciate something new to play with on lunch hour. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by bk  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

completely boring.

Reply   |   Comment by celia  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Thanks for all the awesome downloads... I can't believe all the negative comments. They are free for all, come on now people...

Anyway, keep it up.

Reply   |   Comment by Stacy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I wish you would say that the game isn't really free but only a free trial and that you only have an hour to play. It takes me a long time to download a game only to find out that i can't really keep it.

Reply   |   Comment by marlene eisnor  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Gem Zone is, in it's own way, a step up intelectually from the "eye and ear candy" jewel matching game we have on our family pc. Gem Zone is not as glitzy and showy, HOWEVER, one must THINK differently and, as some one else has said here - it is not as easy as it looks. The instructions are helpful. I give it an 8. Would give it a 9 or 10 if the graphics were a bit more clearly defined. Definately a keeper :-)

Reply   |   Comment by GrammyBee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I have just downloaded GemZone. I see some are having difficulty believing it to be a 60 minute trial version. The activation thingamajig is found in the folder. After I installed the Game I clicked on the activation in the folder, extracted those files and the game was registered as a full version - ready for previewing. If an old lady like me can do this - anyone can !! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by GrammyBee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

#51 And this from someone who can't even spell! LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Lambie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Another beatyfull game like Bejeweled 2.
Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by V@DER  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Hi, to the people who keep saying : don't complain it's free : We are just giving an opinion about the game to help others decide to dl or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

i am thankfull for we get free games everyday, BUT this game SUCKS!!!
OMFG this game one of the worst games i ever seen.
there are pleny of reasons for my comment

You are waisting your time,

Reply   |   Comment by norocosul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

This is another nice game thats going on my PC and Laptop. However Funny Arts needs to step up the resolution in the interface it uses in full screen. Just seems a bit pixelated and or blurry. Otherwise no problems with the game.

Reply   |   Comment by Hockey Player  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Just ok. Nothing spectacular. If your looking for peaceful music while passing the time, this is it.

Reply   |   Comment by jam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

This game tries to imitate Bejeweled but it's a very poor imitation. I agree with WhiteRabbit on the grainy graphics, they look better when the game is in windowed mode but still grainy. On fullscreen it is very grainy. #19 RR it's not your monitor, these graphics are fuzzy and they do need to be sharpened. It's bad enough that you can even see it on the main playing screen but look at the game instructions and it's even worse. They should not have used a script font if they were not going to sharpen the graphics and the text isn't centered or even left justified.

It doesn't play like Bejeweled or any of the many Bejeweled clones. You can't swap gems to create matches, you can only click on an obstacle jewel to make the one above it fall into place. That means you can't move anything from side to side, gems only move from the top down. I guess you could say that makes the game play more "strategic", but it really seems more like something that was left out rather than anything intentionally done for strategic game play. I usually like the games here or at least can find something to like about them. But not this one, it's a real dud and isn't worth the download. The developer should be embarrassed to try to sell this for $19.95 on any other day, it seems slapped together in a hurry with very little thought.

It also had a poor installer just like one of the other games from Funny Arts. The part where it asked for a choice to put the Start menu items again would only go one subfolder deep. I didn't want to take a chance on having my entire Games folder overwritten again like this kind of installer did before, so created a new Start menu folder first and put a few test shortcuts in there to see what it the installer would do. Sure enough, it overwrote the test shortcuts, leaving only it's own items in the folder. Installers should not do this, they should just toss the shortcuts to the bottom of the list and leave any other shortcuts in the folder intact.

Re: #14 Ron: Quit trolling for reactions, the games are all full versions. Try reading the very simple directions in readme.txt, it's in all the downloads.

Reply   |   Comment by Game Seeker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Opps thought it was a screensaver. Thanks for the free game but its no means the best I've downloaded from GOTD. Back tomorrow. Happy Easter. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Timeball  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I agree with Chloe, if you don't want it don't download it. I want to thank GOTD for the variety of games. Keep up the good work. To those who leave negative comments about things other then the games workings, plz get a life

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff White  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Not bad, but not in a league with some of the others of this type offered here. Thanks GOTD!!
To Ron (#14): Once again, like a poor, lost lamb, you bleat your ignorance for all to hear. Have you ever wondered why more people don't complain about these giveaways being "demo's" or crashing their computers? Did you ever stop to ask yourself why so many users would dowload software that could render their computers useless for 60 days and then simply vanish? Have you ever thought "What do they mean when they talk about different levels, music, options, etc? Are they hallucinating?"
Don't look now Ron, but you're the problem. You can't follow simple instructions or use a computer. And you ignore those who try to help. Each time you come back and blame the software or GOTD you just make yourself look more foolish.

Reply   |   Comment by coelho branco  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I thought it would be another ho-hum three-in-a-row game but this one definitely has a twist to it! And it's NOT as easy as it looks!

Reply   |   Comment by ltitchell  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Great game to play just before bedtime: The music is relaxing (yawn), and the gameplay is so boring that you don't care whether you win or lose after a while. Makes it easy to nod off without really trying--serene, hypnotic, floating-away environment. Might induce an out-of-body experience if you can stay awake long enough. Be sure to have a pillow nearby just in case.

Don't these game developers ever play their own games?

Thanks anyway. I'll try it again later when I want to go to sleep.

Reply   |   Comment by Rip Van Winkie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Sorry but it crashed my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Lez  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

pa basheer,
which error occurs when you trying to activate the game? And please post your problems with activation in our forums.

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I can't believe the number of ungrateful people who leave comments on this site. Not every game or piece of software is going to be suited to everyone's taste. I understand a negative comment if the game has bugs or glitches but the others are completely unnecessary. If you don't like or want what's offered simply don't download!

Reply   |   Comment by Chloe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

#9,

You are so very, very, wrong. For a game like this, "Uninstall support" is the most important feature it could have.

Reply   |   Comment by Aquillion  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

come on u guys!!! this game is mug!! bring along better games such as sports (new soccer star 3), or somthin way better than this!!! but try to bring along "new soccer star 3".

Reply   |   Comment by Big Fan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Why can't we just get bejeweled?

Reply   |   Comment by MASA  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

The game could not be activated by GOTD, eventhough the game installed properly. As a result, I am left with 60 min of game play
Anything wrong with the GOTD server?

Reply   |   Comment by pa basheer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I never say bad things about a free program, The colors were nice, the sounds were ok except for the annoying sound when you ran out of time.
Want to make it a better game? Fix it so I get diagonal scoring.
1 to 10 we get ***** 1/2

Reply   |   Comment by me again the magician  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

a bit boring.. and you can;t move the gems sideways! Already removed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Kittyluv4  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Not being able to go sideways is why I deleted the game. Thanks anyway. See ya tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by offred  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

not a bad game for kids- I like something a little more challenging myself. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by leelee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I enjoy these types of games. I have a busy, stressful life and playing these types of games helps me to relax and mellow out. However, this one will not be on my list of favorites. Click one gem to make rows of three? Not fun, just annoying, to me. Sorry to the software makers. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by PLady100  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

hey these games are free on a one time install only, if your pc goes on the blink or u buy a new pc, and u try to install it using the program u downloaded when it is free at the time, but not no more,,you end up with a trial period,,,,but thats ok, at least it lets us try it for as long as that one pc dont go on the blink,,,lol.

i liked meteor !,, that one is a nice game,,thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by karen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Why is it saying that I only have 60 minutes to play it, I thought it was a free full version.... what did I do wrong???

Reply   |   Comment by Patti  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Encore un, bof ... Still an other one, won't dl it

Reply   |   Comment by don juan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

People should just comment on the game itself. You like it or not - we don't need sarcasm. You can tell us if you see a problem with it or what is good about the game. Rating the game is also a good way for me to download or not. I usually try it and if I don't like it I uninstall - how hard is that.

Reply   |   Comment by Lorraine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

What the?....It cant be another jem joining game :
still cant complain its all Free* after all.

Reply   |   Comment by computerchristmas  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Nope not for me..I downloaded, tried it and uninstalled it after 30 minutes of game play, I would have taken it off sooner but was willing to give it at least 30 minutes of trying it..
Very boring..

Reply   |   Comment by Tobius  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

ROFLMFAO! Just read #9 for todays review.

Reply   |   Comment by liam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Oh my, could it be? Is this Bejeweled? Yep. Yet another almost exact copy.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

wow this is a cool game I love playing it it works great

Reply   |   Comment by Raven  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

A variation on a popular theme of 3 (or more) in a row games. Here are my comments on the game:
- Have the game default to "Normal" mode instead of "Timed" mode. It will give people a chance to learn the game before it ends.
- In "Timed" mode, change the "...times running out" sound to something that goes along with the "look" of the game...I was wanting to "raise my shields" when I first heard the alarm!
- Take the time to format the Instructions section; use left-justification, bullet points, etc. The font could also be more legible...a little detail goes a long way in making a good impression.

Reply   |   Comment by DocMullen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Don't understand the crabbing. It's free and it's fun. What more do you want???

Reply   |   Comment by 8cowboy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

no point to the game - hard on the eyes (maybe better on a better monitor?) I usually like 3 in a row, but I found this one frustrating and there is no way to tell if you are "winning" the level or not - how do you know how close you are to the next level? No way to move side to side - just click fast enough to slide them down. Sorry - first 3 in a row found to be disappointing. Sharpen the graphics, make it *more* challenging by limiting the times you can remove a gem, allow sideways movements? there are just so many of these type out there, that they have done everything! - put a ticker for *next level* and maybe include a cool story line - the music is nice though. I might let my kids play with it a day or two before deleting and see what they think of it. I'ld give the game a 3 maybe.

Reply   |   Comment by RR  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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