Apr 14

GemCraft Chasing Shadows FAQ

Due to the same questions being asked on the GemCraft Chasing Shadows page, we’ve created this FAQ to cover some of the common ones and their answers, as well as directing people to where they can get help. Here is the list we’re going to cover…


The game isn’t loading. How do I fix it? (Linux)

The last version of Flash released for Linux is 11.2 and GCS requires a version of 11.7. Currently there is no planned fix for this as the game uses modern Flash functionality, but there are two workarounds that have been found:

  • Use Chrome (Note: this doesn’t mean Chromium).
  • Set up a virtual windows box on your Linux computer.


The game isn’t loading. How do I fix it? (OSX/Windows)

Several updates have gone into place that have fixed most of these issues. If you are unable to load the game please try the following before reaching out for help.

  • Disable all add-ons, blockers or firewalls.
  • Reboot your machine.
  • Log out of Armor Games, and log back in.
  • Try using a “Privacy” or “Incognito” window.
  • Ensure that you have Flash 11.7 or higher.

Note that any browser that is unable to run Flash 11.7 will be unable to load this game, so also check to make sure that your version of Flash is up to date. If you’re still having issues you may contact me directly at Ferret@ArmorGames.com.


Can’t buy game content, help?

First, make sure you are using “Online Save” and not “Local Save”.

We suggest disabling all add-ons, pop-up blockers, and firewalls if the purchasing system doesn’t work for you. We apologize that in rare cases our purchasing system doesn’t work in certain countries, but currently it’s the only one we have available. 

If you’re having trouble purchasing game content, please contact our support team.


Saved game is missing! Where is it?

It’s very important that you don’t create a NEW save game over where your old one was, if you do this it will overwrite your previous game even if it isn’t visible. Please log out of Armor Games, then log back into your account – 95% of the time this will fix the problem. If that doesn’t work, we suggest you reboot your machine.

If you used Local Save, it’s possible that clearing cache/cookies or your security programs  may have deleted your game, and there is nothing we can do to help.


Can’t login to Armor Games, what do I do?

If you’re unable to login to Armor Games, please make sure that your account is e-mail verified. If still having issues, contact me at Ferret@ArmorGames.com.


Trouble with a Quest in the game, where do I go?

You can check out our Forum Thread to talk about Quests in the game.


Recent things fixed in the game?

Recent bug fixes and features can be found in bottom right corner of the title screen.


Found a bug in the game, how do I report it?

Please post your bug below. Please be sure to include you current Operating System, Browser Version, Game Version (Main menu of the game) and a Detailed Description of how we can replicate the bug. Thanks for letting us know! :)


Apr 14

GemCraft Chasing Shadows Launched

The path of GemCraft continues, getting even darker and more vicious in the latest version of the game GemCraft Chasing Shadows. A unique tower defense game that has you enhancing and combining gems into towers while you defend against an endless onslaught of evil baddies.

Place your gems in towers, traps, or amplifiers – replace and switch them as you want, or combine them to create more powerful gems with enhanced abilities.  Drop them as gem bombs, or activate powerful buildings. The possibilities are endless, the choice is yours!

Fight through an epic story, uncovering mysteries and facing sinister enemies and artifacts, as you try to entrap the Forgotten, an arch-demon with an unknown agenda and no known way to kill, and to slay her demonic avatars, the shadows. Fierce and desperate battles await you…






Apr 14

GemCraft 2 Strategy Guide

A strategy guide for GemCraft Chasing Shadows written by Game in a Bottle that will give you some tips on how to play through this epic tower defense title.

Use dual and triple gems in towers as they are stronger than pure ones, but if you wish to focus only on  a gem’s special ability (poison, mana leeching, armor tearing) make sure to use pure gems, especially in traps.


You can use walls to build a zigzag path for the monsters so they will have to walk a much longer path while being fired at by your towers.


Set your gems’ target priority (right-click or shift-click and drag), this way you can pick giants with your stronger gems, or have your gems fire at mana shards, beacons or monster nests, ignoring monsters.


If you want your gems to fire at a certain creature or building, select it, this will override all your gems’ priorities. You can catch monsters feeing with your orblet or get rid of a beacon effectively.


If you suspect a specter coming (you can tell from the demonic fingerprint of the premonition), store a freeze spell (or keep it charging and buy some time), then, when the specter is closing in on your gem, freeze it, enhance your gem with bolt and select the specter to take it down quickly.


To have a chance against shadows, build several towers around your orb to take down incoming shadow projectiles.


Enhancements work very well on gems in traps, and they don’t deplete, so don’t forget to enhance your mana farm or poison path.


Gems in amplifiers can amplify multiple gems without any power penalty.

If you see a bunch of monsters inevitably coming for your orb, curse them, this will decrease their banishment mana cost and thus save you lots of mana.


Don’t forget to strengthen your orb by either dropping gems on it or surrounding it with gems in amplifiers.

Achievements give skill points, so it’s well worth trying to get as many as you can.

Don’t over-level your skills. Leveling cost goes up fast, but the bonus you get from leveling your skill up doesn’t. It might be better worth keeping your skill points unspent and get initial mana instead.

You can enrage monster waves by dropping gem bombs on them, to get much more XP from the tougher and larger wave of monsters in return.

Use the fragment rarity booster to grant +10 rarity level (up to level 100) for your dropped fragments. High rarity fragments can be hard to find, give your luck a boost and build a powerful talisman, so you can get faster to tougher fields which naturally give higher rarity fragments.

The beam enhancement spins your gem’s hit count, so it makes bloodbound gems gain power much faster.

Mar 14

AFD Coins: April Fools!

**Thanks everybody for playing along with our April Fools Joke! Many of you are asking “What are these coins for?” It really is a great question, we’ll be sure to ask the King next time we see him. :)

Still missing our AP system? We’re happy to announce the launch a new point system at last on Armor Games! AFD are a fun way to compete against your friends as you play your favorite games. Helping the king search for treasure may appear simple at first, but it has quite a bit of complexity to it Here are a few hints to get you started…

  • You can mute or minimize the King’s window by clicking on the top green bar.
  • Not getting many coins? Try a different page, Pages that haven’t been visited often tend to give higher payouts then the page everybody is on.
  • Don’t have any friends? Add some! *Wink Wink*
  • Don’t click to fast! It will reset your timer.
  • The timer won’t reset if you change pages, so browse freely.
  • There is a very, very, very small chance you may get a Magic Diamond. If you do, e-mail me at Ferret@ArmorGames.com for your prize!

Thanks for playing everybody, we’re excited to see where this system may take us in the future. Be sure to leave your comments and feedback. :)



Mar 14

Demons vs Fairyland Mobile

Fight to the dark forest as the people of Fairyland chase after you in this tower defense. Coming soon to Android and iPhone/iPad, in Demons vs Fairyland you can raise armies of skeletons, command powerful beasts and upgrade your towers and skills to defeat your pursuers.

Here is the first trailer released for the mobile version including new features and art! 

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for updates as we get them.

Mar 14

Sushi Cat Roll for Charity

Help “Cops for Kids with Cancer” by supporting our fearless leader Daniel McNeely in the Boston Marathon! To show our gratitude for any pledge you may provide, you can e-mail us and we’ll send you adorable toy friends.

  • For a $6 donation you’ll receive a Free Blue Elephant.
  • Fora  $12 donation you’ll receive a Free Sushi Cat.
  • For a $15+ donation you’ll receive Both Cuddly Creatures.

This giveaway will last till the end of this month.  Once you donate, simply e-mail “BostonStrong@ArmorGames.com” with your mailing address and donation amount.

Support Dan and get your free stuffed animals today!


Mar 14

GemCraft Chapter 2 Greenlit

**Thank you ALL, you made this possible. GemCraft is now Greenlit!

When will the next GemCraft release? It’s a question we hear a lot here at Armor Games, almost as much as “Where is Sonny 3?” The answer is soon, very soon. In celebration of it’s coming release we’ve posted it on Steam Greenlight. Help us launch GemCraft Chapter 2 to the gaming masses by giving us that big thumbs up.

If you haven’t played GemCraft before it’s a unique tower defense game, where, instead of towers, gems are your main weapons to fight the endless hordes of monsters coming for you. Here are some features coming in the new version…

  • More than 140 stages to explore.
  • 25 passive skills you can spend skill points on, every time you level up you get more skill points to spend, but even unspent points help you.
  • More than 300 achievements that give you additional skill points, and a real challenge if you want to get them all.
  • 9 gem types you can freely combine to make gems that suit your tactical needs. 
  • 3 battle difficulties and 9 battle traits with 7 levels of toughness each, and 3 battle difficulty tiers – mix them to fight tough battles for more XP and epic loot.

You can play the original GemCraft games here!



Feb 14

Sentry Knight Quests

in Sentry Knight take control of a lone sentry in his tower and defend it from waves of mythical creatures, large and small. Level up and place your talent points strategically in 3 separate talent trees with 48 talents to choose from. Upgrade your bow, arrows, tower and torch to further maximize your damage output.

Journey through 8 beautiful, hand-drawn worlds; from the dense forests of Wildwood, to the fiery peaks of Molten Summit. Battle 4 unique bosses, each with their own array of abilities and attacks. Shoot, blast, explode, freeze, burn, and demolish your foes with 16 unique spells.

Eight new Quests are now available!





Feb 14

Forum Friday

Armor Games is a kingdom dedicated to playing games and meeting friends to play with. In that spirit, we’re proud to announce our first Forum Friday where we showcase community threads and welcome you to pull up a stool, grab some mutton and join in.

New to the Armor Games forum? Stop by our Newcomers Forum and tell us a bit about yourself. Just don’t eat any cookies, R2D21999 has likely poisoned them.

Here are threads other players are talking in this week…

  • Most Bizarre Food Flavors – A home for odd foods like bacon gumballs and wasabi cheese donuts. What is the strangest flavored food you’ve seen?
  • Corrupt a Wish – In this Forum Game corrupt the wish of the person who posted before you, then making a wish for the next person to corrupt.

We look forward to greeting you in the Forums!

Feb 14

Crystal Story II Quests

Crystal Story II is a turn-based RPG that follows the story of a young Dragon on his quest to defeat an evil witch. You must seek allies to aid in your journey to save the world from the oncoming invasion. Check out some of the screenshots below, and try out the game for yourself.

Eight new Quests are now available, can you save the world?