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June 2010


LuLu
OMG- this is a TRULY addictive game… you do not want to miss this great deal.  On the day of launch, iWin’s latest iPhone game is going to be on sale for only $.99.  After that, it goes back to its regular price of $1.99 so make sure to sign up to be notified when it launches.  Honestly, it is really addictive…. I can’t stop playing it… argh.  Makes my commute to and from work a pleasure though!

If you want us to notify you when it launches, click below!

 

Introducing Solitaire Twist for the iPhone

Solitaire Twist for the iPhone

Day of launch only: Solitaire Twist will be on sale for 24 hours for $.99 (Regularly $1.99)! Sign up now to get an email notification the day it launches!

Solitaire Twist is a new take on an old favorite, including solitaire favorites such as “Klondike”, “Pyramid”, “Freecell”, and “Spider”.

The “Twist”: “Cheat Tokens” and Wild cards are in this amazingly addictive game, giving the player the unique opportunity to work their way through the most challenging of game mechanics without the restrictions of having to work with the hand that was dealt.

You’re in control! You can choose to experiment with up to 12 “Cheat Tokens” and 3 Wild cards.
Of course, nothing comes for free…We’ll give you one Wild card to start, but you’ll have to earn the rest of the goodies on your own!

Notify Me when Solitaire Twist for the iPhone launches!

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 Come into the iWin offices and you will see these calendars plastered on everyone’s cubes… I personally have the last 12 month’s plastered on my cube.  Nothing like getting a free calendar with the added benefit of some free decoration AND being able to remember when the really hot games are launching!  So for the month of July, we have a couple killer games that you will all love… Check out the calendar and have a fantastic July!

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Grab a copy and put it up at home, at work… so you can count down the days until these awesome games come out!

You can print out your copy HERE.

Ah, to be young. No day-to-day worries beyond what toys you’ll play with. Gas prices mean nothing. Even time itself holds little meaning. If only we could go back to those times… Well, at least we can make it look like we have, by throwing off our oppressive adult lives and decorating a room with some fun kid stuff!

It’s not quite a time machine – though, we have one of those too.

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Wooden Side Table Tables
Art Desk Tables
Dancing Flower Decor
Rose Victorian Wall Walls

This sale ends Friday. So get your sales items today!

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Pink Youth Bed Beds
Small Tea Table Tables
Small Tea Chair Chairs
Small Tea Chair – Back Chairs
Pink Lamp Lighting
Pink Rug Floor Objects
Girls’ Youth Armoire Other Furniture
Small Step Stool Other Furniture

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest.   Just a reminder that the “Family Feud” contest is running and the prizes have never been better.

Here are our “Fairy Tale Hotel” winners:


• 1st Place:
Bharris147 – 16th floor “The Frog King”

• 2nd Place: Karen11234 – 4th Floor “Three Little Pigs”

• 3rd Place: cindi1023 – 17th Floor “Sleeping Beauty”

Here’s our contest recap:

Once told, some stories stay with us for a lifetime. Look in any kindergarten for evidence: The rapt attention and unblinking eyes of children learning the story of “The Gingerbread Man” provide deep impressions in the making (and perhaps an explanation for why I find animal crackers to be morbid guilty pleasures).

For this contest, we want to see rooms with a fairy tale theme – and an accompanying original text (200 words should suffice) explaining WHY this story made an impression on you.

To be a contender you must:

Submit your room between the posting of the contest announcement on 06/24/2010 and 06/30/2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST. User submissions outside of this time frame will not be eligible.

Please limit your submissions to one room per user. Multiple entries will result in disqualification. Consider your submission carefully before submission, as each contestant gets one entry (no revisions allowed after initial posting).

To enter, simply go to The Contest Forum and Post Reply

Winners will be announced within 48 hours of the end of the contest. Our guest judges The Brothers Grimm will review and rank the best submitted for content and anecdotal reference- not Opals spent in its implementation.

The winners will receive:

1st Prize: 3,000 Opals

2nd Prize: 1,500 Opals

3rd Prize: 750 Opals

Please click HERE for all rules and restrictions.

Are you in desperate need of a tropical island breeze, but it’s just not in the cards at the moment (or bank account, for that matter)? Do you dream of  traveling to a fantasy-filled foreign land, only to be awakened by the screaming reality of your out-of-school children? Well then, get online and grab your tickets at iwin.com to start your carefree cyber vacation!

If you choose our “Flyin’ iWin” vacation package, you will first be whisked away to Rachel’s Retreat, where you will be positively pampered amidst the beautiful sights and sounds of Nirvana (the state of consciousness, not the band). After you refresh and relax, you will then join the others for a little yoga, expanding your mind in preparation for your next adventure.

After receiving top-notch spa treatments at Rachel’s, you’ll take the first helicopter available and fly over the Lost Lagoon, a deserted island known for its mystery and intrigue. The copter will then land near your destination, l’Hotel, located near the ocean. The famous Detective Brightstone has landed on the island as well, and will serve as your tour guide, sharing tales of ancient Egyptian pharaohs and haunted artifacts as she leads you amongst the ruins of the historical islands.

Detective Brightstone will then drive you to the nearest beach and introduce you to Marley, the Ranch Rush 2 tropical farmer who will bring you tasty treats of pineapples and pomegranates.  Marley will guide you to the emerald green ocean, where you will frolic with schools of fish, snorkelers and whale watchers. To help you learn about the underwater sea life of the island, Marley will provide you with a book that he calls the Magic Enclopedia: Illusions, filled with tales of aquatic mermaid and magician adventures. After you blow out the lantern in your cabana, you can begin planning your next iWin spin around the globe..

Peter Our dauntless game team spent more than a year building, testing, tweaking, and tuning Rachel’s Retreat… and the results are fantastic! (If we do say so ourselves). The game combines decoration, strategy, and click-management gameplay for a totally original, genre-busting experience. The visuals are so gorgeous that you’ll want to move into the Retreat to stay.

So what’s the game about? Rachel has set out to build her very own health retreat in a pristine ocean-side setting. With your help, she’ll be able to hire staff, buy cool workout machines and relaxation stations, and guide dozens of stressed-out clients down the challenging path to Nirvana. Can you find the best strategy to help each client find the workout they need in the quickest time possible? The faster you can get your clients to Nirvana, the more money and fame you’ll earn, and the more cool things you’ll be able to buy for your spa. But if you can’t keep your clients happy… they’ll head for the door.

The game is designed to be fun for both types of players: those who are looking for a challenge and those who just want a pleasant escape. Set your own goals: do you want to earn as much money as possible? Win every Gold Guru Award? Or do you just want to build a cool Retreat and keep your clients happy?

Rachel’s Retreat is an entirely new gaming experience… check it out now!

Rachel's Retreat

 Play now!

For most, the simple things are great. A comfortable chair, a well-crafted table, nothing fancy. For a select few, however, only the best will do.

For those of you who hold your pinky out when you tip your glass, and who consider lobster to be a cheap snack, we present to you, the finer things.

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Persian Gold Rug Floor Objects
Persian Olive Rug Floor Objects
Fancy Wall Mirror Wall Objects
Fancy Bed Beds

This sale ends Friday. So get your sales items today!

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Marble Fireplace Wall Objects
Crystal Chandelier Lighting
Golden Throne Chairs
Golden Harp Hobby
Dragon Statue Decor

…And the Winners are…

1st Place    SandChan – 15th Floor – “We’re Gonna Get Married”

2nd Place   cindi1023  –  5th Floor – “Beach Wedding”

3rd Place     Askamrat   –  11th Floor  –  “Wedding Chapel”

June is the month for weddings and this week’s contest is a simple one: Coordinate and carry it off. We’ve provided the Hotel, you need to do the rest. With your submitted room and accompanying text, show and tell how to create the perfect wedding (if you’ve done it before, photos in your rooms are welcome additions).

To be a contender you must:

Submit your room between the posting of the contest announcement on 04/29/2010 and 05/05/2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST. User submissions outside of this time frame will not be eligible.

Please limit your submissions to one room per user. Multiple entries will result in disqualification. Consider your submission carefully before submission, as each contestant gets one entry (no revisions allowed after initial posting).

To enter, simply go to The Contest Forum and Post Reply

Winners will be announced within 48 hours of the end of the contest. Franck Egglehoffer and his assistant Howard Weinstein from “Father of the Bride” have been solicited for guest judging (but haven’t responded to our invitation yet…hmm). Remember, the criteria for success is the quality of your submission, not Opals spent in its implementation.

The winners will receive the Opals out of the dowry:

1st Prize: 3,000 Opals

2nd Prize: 1,500 Opals

3rd Prize: 750 Opals

1st Prize: 3,000 Opals

2nd Prize: 1,500 Opals

3rd Prize: 750 Opals

Please click HERE for all rules and restrictions.

Like many childhoods that predated the invention of video games, my play dates were spent building colorful (yet bumpy) lives with Legos, wasting time watching a Slinky miraculously (!!!!) shimmy down a flight of stairs, and creating temporary works of a staggering genius with my Etch a Sketch, only to have my little sister fall on it, shaking the aluminum-powered palette to oblivion.

Gradually, with all toys, the novelty wears off and you search for your next thrill. Mine came in the form of a living aquatic kingdom full of fish purchased as a Blue Light Special at Kmart. I remember watching the beautiful neon fish glowing under the bright display tank lights. As I chose my fish, the Kmart “pet expert” scooped them up with a net and threw them together in a plastic bag. “Hey, that’s  not the one I wanted!” From the look on the pet expert’s face, I could tell she was not sensitive to my plight. After I bought my accessories, chose my aquarium floor rock color, and grabbed my plastic tank, I was ready to build an underwater spectacular that would make even Esther Williams jealous. As I crawled into the car, I started to notice that my fish looked a bit less vibrant and colorful than they did at Kmart. A few also looked like they were sleeping on top of the water. When I arrive home, my parents sadly informed me that a few of my fish had already “gone ashore”. Had the harsh ride home played a factor? The next morning, another handful were gone. Had the Kmart specialist not fed my delicate beauties? As I began to flush them down the toilet, I experienced the first real disappointment in my life. My dream of an underwater kingdom  had tanked.

Alas! One day, the dream resurfaced…in the form of Fishdom 2! Not only can I now design and build my own aquarium and learn about Fishdom sea creatures, but I can share photos of my tank creations with my friends or set it as my computer’s screensaver! By playing the underwater Match-3 puzzles, I can earn money to buy new accessories and fishies for my tank. As I chill with the ebb and flow of sounds on the Fishdom 2 Soundtrack, I can dive through 120 new levels and hidden object mini games. An aquarium that I don’t have to clean or suffer loss for sounds like a novel idea! The vast sea is open! Come and get hooked!

LuLu Ok- who loves Jewel Quest? Right, right… I know. EVERYONE loves Jewel Quest. How can you not? It is beautiful, it is addictive, it is thought-provoking, it is practically endless. Is there actually a better game?

The answer is that NO, there is NOT a better game. Jewel Quest forever! And now, it is on Facebook! Exciting news, right? Yup- we have gone and made the best game in the world even better. You can now play it on Facebook, challenge your friends, earn points from them and see top scores, board by board. So have fun and go check it out!

Oh… and did I mention that it is entirely FREE?  I know, I know. It just keeps getting better!

Jewel Quest Challenge

Play now!

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