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Sawoid Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Sawoid

Nothing can stand the wrecking Sawoid! Conduct a raid into enemy territory!
$4.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 56 (63%) 33 (37%) 65 comments

Sawoid was available as a giveaway on March 13, 2016!

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$ 9.99
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You are volunteer assigned to the VIOLATOR ship. Your objective is to conduct a raid into enemy territory and destroy the troop supplies. For this particular long-term mission away from the supply ship, the scientists have developed Sawoid, a totally new type of armament not requiring reammunitioning! Nothing can stand the wrecking Sawoid. However, there is one shortcoming, Sawoid is hard to control! Good luck, private!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7; Pentium 1.0 GHz or equivalent; HDD:128 MB; Direct 3D compatible 3D graphics card with 32 MB

Publisher:

StarsAshes

Homepage:

http://starsashes.com/sawoid.html

File Size:

18.3 MB

Price:

$4.99

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#30

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To all those who are experiencing the 404 message. Thousands of community members have been able to download the game, so I don't think it's a problem with the giveaway servers.


Try clearing out your internet cache' sometimes cookies can become corrupted. It may be the game giveaway cookies have become so and are causing problems downloading. Also check the FAQ's thread found over in the Game Discussion forum sticky section. Check your event logs to see if there is any conflict that is stopping access to the site (could be your security).


Ben has suggested launching the giveaway site using I.E. or Chrome instead of Firefox. (Thanks Ben)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Dear users,

The issue with inaccessible download link has been fixed.

--
Always yours
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Giveaway of the Day
I cannot download it.
I tested it in Firefox and also in Internet Explorer.
I did get in both the 404-page.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Dear Ootje,
Please, try to clear the cache of your browser. Everything should work just fine. Hope that helps.
--
Always yours,
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Giveaway of the Day
Thanks, that trick worked.
I did not clear all of it; I did not clear some passwords and from-data.
But a bit strange: I often use only Firefox and seldom Internet Explorer for Giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Giveaway of the Day
Link still not working for me - get the 404 page. Using Firefox, Windows 10 x64. I've successfully downloaded games in the past.

Tried clearing my cache - 3 times - and still getting the 404. As I was thinking that this would be a fun game but not totally hankering for it, I'll just stop trying figuring no big loss.

Thanks GAOTD team for offering a free game today..... and over the years.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Giveaway of the Day
try fixing it again please ... !!!

Reply   |   Comment by voorbijganger  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Giveaway of the Day
try fixing it again please ... !!!

Reply   |   Comment by voorbijganger  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Giveaway of the Day
try fixing it again please ... !!!

Reply   |   Comment by voorbijganger  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Giveaway of the Day
sorry for 3 times "try fixing it again please ... !!!".. it looked as if the message was not send so I tried again and again

Reply   |   Comment by voorbijganger  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ootje
I am still getting a 404 error when trying to go to the download page.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Lovejoy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Giveaway of the Day
The download page works for me now (without emptying the cache).

Thanks :)

Reply   |   Comment by irene  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kolumox
Try this:
http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The broken link has most definitely not been fixed.

I'm getting a 404 error even if I try downloading http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093 from the command line using wget, so there's no possibility that it's a browser caching issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Robert
This way not work as well, but with IE I get success. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by kolumox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

No new game for days - when will there be more?

Reply   |   Comment by Iris Lewars  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093

Seamonkey: 404
Internet Explorer: 404
Opera: 404
All these browsers have their own caches.

Wrong IP? Problems with "rogue states"? I hope not! I live in Germany.

Reply   |   Comment by Wurkupumpel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I think that i have found the error:
not http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093
but http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093

It works fine with 1094 (Egyptoid 2). "www." also to 404. "game." jumped to the zip file.

1093 (Sawoid 9) download has ended.

Reply   |   Comment by Wurkupumpel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

My 3 sons should like this one, they can't say this is a game for only for girls. LOL Thanks FDG

Reply   |   Comment by Ford  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Can't download: 404

Reply   |   Comment by Qwertiy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

I have a new laptop with a 1920x1080 resolution, higher than most. I am unable to make Sawoid work on my display (or is it something else?). The shooter moves right when I move it, but won't stay where I put it. It constantly returns to the left side of the screen before I can do anything with it. Too bad, this used to be one of my favorite Arkenoid style games.

Reply   |   Comment by DonP  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Windows 7 cannot install it.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim Roden  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

What worked for me just now, was to disable cookies from just game.giveawayoftheday.com temporarily. Hope that helps someone download it and perhaps the fixing it too for the staff here.

Reply   |   Comment by random guy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.
Error 404 from NYC 9pm No biggie since get elsewhere, gets hard.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093
Error 404
Plz fix it...



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Hi DooM, I am able to download on all of my computer, though I didn't need the game as I already have it from a previous giveaway. i wanted to check to see if it was a global thing, because at the start of the giveaway, everyone appeared to be getting the same issue. I don't think it's a problem with the giveaway servers. Thousands of community members have been able to download the game. Try clearing out your internet cache, sometimes cookies can become corrupted. It may be the game giveaway cookies have become so and are causing problems downloading. Also check the FAQ's thread found over in the Game Discussion forum sticky section.

Reply   |   Comment by DooM  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I cannot download it. 404 error.kolumox



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Hi kolumox, I am able to download on all of my computer, though I didn't need the game as I already have it from a previous giveaway. i wanted to check to see if it was a global thing, because at the start of the giveaway, everyone appeared to be getting the same issue. I don't think it's a problem with the giveaway servers. Thousands of community members have been able to download the game. Try clearing out your internet cache, sometimes cookies can become corrupted. It may be the game giveaway cookies have become so and are causing problems downloading. Also check the FAQ's thread found over in the Game Discussion forum sticky section.

Reply   |   Comment by kolumox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

kolumox
With Firefox that not works at all, but I get success with IE !!! Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by kolumox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

All I get is Error 404 page not found, go to our home page & go from there. But that doesn't work either. What do I try next?


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Hi Ron Try clearing out your internet cache, sometimes cookies can become corrupted. It may be the game giveaway cookies have become so and are causing problems downloading.heck the FAQ's thread found over in the game Discussion sticky section.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

To get it work, launch the page with IE, or in IE Tab with Firefox.
Impossible to get it otherwise. It seems the scripts are bogus there.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Please stay White rabbit. This mess will be sorted out soon, like a storm in a tea cup - it will be different but not necessarily bad.
It also wont be the same without your valuable insights :-)


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Hi Krystal, I doubt I will leave. I was a little phased by all the negativity that has been bandied around recently, plus I've had a difficult week at home. All's well now.


Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

White Rabbit, you have come to a fork in the road of life; which one you choose may the Heavens light your path and may your journey be fruitful.


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Thanks for your grasshopper insight Maurice :) I used to watch Kung Fu religiously when I was a teenager and would copy those pearls of wisdom into a note book every week when the series was originally screened in the early 70's


Reply   |   Comment by Maurice  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

Win10 Home 64 bit Love this game and I am glad it has been offered again since my hard drive died. Love how you can go into options and change the screen size. The only problem is that the game only plays in 16 or 32 bit. Maybe next time. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

404 error... :(

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See my comment above

Reply   |   Comment by DaletonaDave  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

wow I tried to download game of today & I got a error page that says OOPS. What's that all about? That stinks I got robbed of my Sunday free game.

Reply   |   Comment by urs  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Finally the download page worked for me, this is one of my favourite games and of course I lost it by changing to another computer.

It's challenging and there is nothing what I would change, except for a steadier hand ;)

Nowadays I install the games on a USB stick, so I won't get caught when this pc stops working :) That works for almost all of the games.

Reply   |   Comment by irene  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

thanks for the great giveaway. I had gotten this game the last time it was given way last year and installed it on my laptop. Now I can install it on my new surface pro 4. thanks to white rabbit as well for all does for this site.

Reply   |   Comment by bobby.giovannucci  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

1:42 pm and 404 error with both chrome and firefox

Reply   |   Comment by kjl56  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

kjl56
try emptying all of your cache not just the last hour. i had the same error on my surface pro 4 and tried emptying cache but only for the last hour and got the error again. when i emptied all of my cache it worked perfectly.

Reply   |   Comment by bobby.giovannucci  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

bobby.giovannucci
That didn't work for me sadly.. :(

Reply   |   Comment by urs  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

kjl56
Tried with ms edge and used email few hours ago but no link sent to give email ?


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Just click on the Facebook button; when the Facebook log in screen appears, cancel it. The download button will then turn Green and you can download as normal. You do not need a Facebook account.

Reply   |   Comment by kjl56  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

same mess as other people - 404 error - i am using Google chrome and tried Internet explorer but that didn't work either..looks hopeless for today's game..
But thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

I kept getting the 404 Error all morning. I deleted the cache in Firefox my default browser several times. Then I tried Internet Explorer. Clicking the game download link brought up the Share on Facebook that no longer comes up in Firefox. with the link to email me a special download link for the game, I clicked that, it sent the email, I clicked and launched the link in Firefox and finally downloaded the game. I don't know why the Share on Facebook no longer comes up in Firefox, I did create a special Facebook account via that link some time ago to get a game download. An account I have not used since. Don't know if Firefox or GOTD might be having trouble because of that account or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Semo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

With Google Chrome i got the error msg again and again. When i tried with Internet Explorer everything was perfect without any error msg.

Reply   |   Comment by Rania  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

If you get the 404-error, the url will be:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093
change the "www" to "game"
http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1093

Good luck

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ootje
And here is the file to be found:
http://files2.giveawayoftheday.com/Sawoid-q8m3dp.zip

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Web sites today like computer operating systems seem to get more complicated and "techy" than they used to be.When you get all comfy with something you hate to see it change, but with people change is always going to happen unless you live deep in the Amazon rainforest. If Whiterabbit finds another site to moderate,I certainly hope that he will let us all know where. Happy St. Pat's day to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

The link is working. Thank you for contacting the developer and having it fixed. Sawoid never stops being fun. I love throwback games and this has always been one of my favorites.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin Lintner  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#9

Can't download, 404 error.

Reply   |   Comment by Havilson  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

This is the first game I remember ever getting from here.... and it's still one of my favorites. Perfect for when you want to turn off your brain and simply destroy things. :) Recommended to anyone who hasn't already played it.

Thanks to both Game of the Day and the game designers for many. many hours of fun. :}

Reply   |   Comment by SusanBeth  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

Whiterabbit: I thank you for Sawoid, one of my favorites, it was on my old computer which crashed-and-burned (lost all programs in the disaster), so I now can load and run this favorite once more. I rate it excellent, easy to learn, fast action and satisfying game play. I recommend it to everyone.

I understand the "growing pains" that this site is going through, and I sympathize with your and others' frustrations. First, let me say that I am no fan of change, I get comfortable with the status quo and don't want it to change. However, now that the owners of this site have elected change, I have no choice but to adapt. Or leave. And as things stand, leaving is not likely, so that means adapt. But most of all, I am a fan of Whiterabbit. If you opt to go to another website with your reviews and commentary (even if it is in addition to this one), please let me know where to find you, I consider you a friend I've never met. (You may email me at bebop4pop-07@yahoo.com).

Reply   |   Comment by bebop  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#5

Sawoid is a nice game (but I already have it)
Thanks anyway and a nice week-end

Reply   |   Comment by swa  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Hmmm.... download link doesn't exists.
There is a link, yes, but it points nowhere. Error 404.
They'll need a webmaster there, we are sunday, so it's probably dead for this giveaway. Shame.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

This is a fun shooter game, it's similar to Egyptoid 1 and 2. Luckily I already have it and don't have to download now. Was looking for something new, used to be that maybe one of the two game giveaways on the weekend would have something of interest, guess basically one offering now with the Saturday contest type. Seems like when I first started coming here, there actually was a game giveaway - every day. I guess that's progress. Thanks GAOTD. Really do appreciate all the cool games and other stuff I've gotten here over the years.

Reply   |   Comment by la  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#2

Mon Cher WhiteRabbit,
you once were volunteer assigned to a happy site. Your objective was to prepare comments for happy guests.
I, and I am sure, many others, appreciated your work.
But that time is no more.
Soon you'll be the last man standing.
I, and I am sure, many others, wouldn't like that to happen.
Perhaps it is time for you too to move on.
Bye & thanks.

........................Moderator Comment................................


Maybe you are right, I've not been happy over the past several weeks. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to navigate this new site. I can't even access my old reviews without spending a considerable amount of time scrolling back hundreds of pages.

With respect to the site disappearing. I doubt that will happen. There are thousands of community members visit this site. so long as there are free games, there will always be a community. whether i'll be there I really don't know.


Reply   |   Comment by Itsi  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Itsi and WhiteRabbit,

I am sorry to hear this. I can't say I disagree but I am sorry. WhiteRabbit, you have been a huge influence and positive impact in my experiences with this site, and should you choose to move on, you will be missed.

Rose

Reply   |   Comment by Rose  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

Since the changes to the game giveaway site. I can no longer easily access previous posts. I've always re-posted previous reviews of games given away a second or third time. With the new admin panel I can no longer use a search function to find those posts and I can no longer edit directly from the giveaway pages like I used to be able. This has made it really difficult accessing those old posts because there is no search function on the new admin panel, instead, if I want to re-post a previous review I now have to scroll through individual pages to find the last time it was given away. The last time Sawoid was given away last year (July 2015) is now over 160 pages of giveaway comments. I scrolled back with the intention of re-posting my previous review on Sawoid, which took almost 15 minutes to do, only to copy the wrong post. I am not going to repeat the process, so there is no review from me today. You can see my previous post by following the link below:


http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/sawoid-8/




I feel I need to respond to the massive backlash regarding the games now being offered on a limited basis. So far we have had two, Doors and Heroes of Hellas 3: Athens. These games are not meant to replace the game giveaways, but as an extra to give those interested a chance to win activation codes that will enable them to permanently own the games, be able to reinstall them at any time and to reinstall onto any computer. They are steam keys, which does mean you will need to install the Steam client. It saddens me to see so many community members complain about this new addition and to say they will no longer be coming to the site. Can't you see what the giveaway team are trying to do, it's been a struggle getting games free to give away to thousands of community members. They havve had to change the way the site works slightly to attempt to draw in more members so that they can continue to give away new games. Alawar, Playrix, Immanitas entertainment and other developers and distributors don't give these games away because of some beneficent Utopian ideal, they give them away in the hope that you will someday visit their sites and buy other games from their catalogs as many of you already have. The reasons the giveaway team have added the Facebook button is in the hopes that the game giveaway project will spread even further. The more community members we have downloading these games, the more likely those developers/distributors will see increased sales of their other games (and even these giveaways when those community members have upgraded their computers and find they can't live without particular games they have originally got from this site).


With respect to Facebook, I know many of you are not into social media for whatever reason, (I also do not use social media). You do not need a Facebook account , nor give an email to download these games. All you have to do is make a few extra key stokes to get your download link. i.e. click on the Facebook button, when the Facebook window opens, cancel it. The green giveaway download button will now appear (without having to have signed into a Facebook account), so, all these complaints about having to give out an email, or use social media are no moot. I don't want to go on as I'd have other, better things to do with my weekend, so please, just go and download today game (unless you already have it).
.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

Whiterabbit-uk
This is just another example that the GGOTD team could care less about what users think about the new design. Even the moderator finds it difficult to use. But they seem not to have a clue that this new design sucks. Top that with this offer that has been offered in the past about 3000 times but it gives you a 404 error. I'm hoping things can go back to the normal ways.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Whiterabbit-uk
I read your comments with interest but regret that I'm unable to get me head around the new format, In short - it's simply become more trouble than its worth so, sadly, I too will be moving on

Reply   |   Comment by Robbie  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Whiterabbit-uk

Sawoid Awesome game to get your grind out on.

I hate to hear bridges get burned, when people jump to conclusions so quickly, I was not among those who claimed to leave GOTD and GGOTD, and I would even invite them back right here, right now.

IN fairness ask me, "Have I been Frustrated with the format and website changes?" A bit.
I got a disposable email here - just like you said, it's all good here so far, but I digress...

G/GOTD website is GLOBAL, not just USA, so when we bring it to a small boil, and add in the finely chopped website changes, slowly stir and cook and as one might start to notice many of what is termed the "facebook boycott" perhaps coming from the USA due to Facebook's Criminal Acts? I only ask if you noticed the compounding forces.... See.. Pretty much I am tellin ya subtly that it's a lot worse than that for those already unfortunately in the know. You won't hear this on corporate news though, cause of course "they want you to like them on Facebook" , the perfect closed lid duck soup loop -- almost -- but to where are all the chickens (sic) bailing out to? That's the secret that will both hide and hold the answer to the GLUE of LIFE. While in the USA we are now faced with the criminal acts of Facebook and what to do about it, I pray in the meantime, that the rest of the tube doesn't run out of this precious glue, or worse--turn into "bad glue (TM)"

SO while webmail's not one of "the grugq" best computin practices, but if you were wonderin that is indeed why I was using the email. haha.

to recap
LEAVING GGOTD? PLEASE COME BACK, GET A THROWAWAY EMAIL
GET THE SAWOID
LEAVE COMMENT.

peace all. I hope.


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finally moderated, sorry i missed this on the day of the giveaways. I used to get notified if there were unmoderated posts, but since the upgrade i no longer do.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Whiterabbit-uk
The share via facebook link does not work in IE 9 and earlier, one has to fire up a portable or other 3rd party browser to do the share trick to get the download link. I too seriously dislike the new format here and on the non game site, especially the reverse ordering of the comments.

The confused SSL situation is also making the site a mess too with images being hosted on giveawayoftheday.com and not on game.giveawayoftheday.com so the images are requested using SSL and the main page is not, leaving a hybrid page with lots of security prompts when the non-ssl page requests ssl content.

Which usually results in the SSL content being blocked as that is usually a trick used by 3rd party tracking snoops to circumvent old style filters.

Can't you as moderator make your reviews "sticky" to keep them at the top of the comments section for the duration of the giveaway? I know someone has that authority behind the scenes, you might! Of course it won't help with your historical reviews, that is down to the wordpress developer to fix! If ever :(

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Whiterabbit-uk
I understand the "cost-benefit" ratio, but it must be understood that not all "cost" is tangible. In addition to the hard expense of hours spent coding, we have the CRITICAL and NECESSARY expense/investment/value of the user. Without users/gamers, there is NO profit! There is not market and there is no success.

I have been a GGAOTD user long enough to have seen Alawar & other developers "grow up" in this industry. I don't mind being "used" as a playtester or guinea pig. I have spent many hours as an alpha-tester and beta-tester and playtester. I've been paid to do these jobs and I've done them for the joy of playing the game or using the program.

I realize that we are a global community and that culture will vary from one locale to another. But I believe that certain traits are part of the human conditions... factors such as loyalty and thankfulness and honor.

We here as GGAOTD users have been faithful to play the games and give valid feedback as well as promotion of the developers that we like. Many of us have gone out and purchased other games because we were introduced to a particular developer. I expect more loyalty from them... loyalty to us, their users, but also to GGAOTD for being the liaison.

If the developers don't have any more loyalty than to abandon us all for some other profit-margin, then my loyalty has expired as well.

TANSTAAFL... "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch"... These games have never been "free". I paid for them with my loyalty, my time, my feedback and my word-of-mouth promotion. I am thankful for having them and was happy to "pay" for them in that way. Now? Not so much...


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Thank you for your comment Cyn. Please excuse the late moderation. I've been having trouble logging into the admin panel ever since we changed over to this new look. I could leave the admin panel open all day before; now, if I leave it idle for 20 minutes or so it times out and i have to log back in, but for some reason, my log in info doesn't always work.


I'm sure there have been many community members buy games from alawat and Playrix and more recently Immanitas because of their continued support of thiss project. All three have been giving us newer games over the past several months and apart from todays game, we have hardl;y had any repeats. I understand the loyalty aspect. It's one of the reasons I have continued to moderate these comments, post reviews and administer the forums for the past several years. Apart from the look of the web site and the introduction of the competitive giveaways, the basic structure of the game giveaway has not changed much at all. We are still getting free games with little return. As I've mentioned many times now over the past several weeks, we do not need to input an email, nor log into a Facebook account to get a download, we just have to go through the motions. For those who are into social media, it would be a good way to spread the giveaway brand, but for those of us who are not, we don't have to bother, so I really don't know what all the fuss is about.


I have to try and support the changes made to the site despite not liking them myself. I still see the positive side of this site, which as already mentioned is basically the same as it has always been, i.e. giving free copies of games that can remain in your account for as long as you have the computer and operating system you installed it to. This new addition to the game giveaway now enables some community members to have re-installable games that are theirs forever. I found out along time ago that by installing all of my game giveaways onto another hard disk separate from the operating system, I still have many of the games given away since the start of the project. That said, I've also purchased many of those as well.


Again, thank you for your feedback, it's much appreciated.


p.s. 'scuze my waffling

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