GameJump – Free Mobile Games

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Update: After a six year run, Gamejump has shut down. Mobile games and apps that were distributed with Gamejump’s ad-supported wrapper no longer work, failing with the message “Connection Failure. Unable to connect. Please check to make sure your phone has service“.

Gamejump’s parent company Greystripe, posted the following  message  on their Facebook Page:

“Greystripe has discontinued all support for the Java AdWrap for Publishers and Catalog programs as of June 20, 2011. This only affects the Java AdWrap programs; we are discontinuing the AdWrap platform in order to focus all our resources on our iOS, Android, and mobile web platforms. Should you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

My original 2006 post covering GameJump is below.


GameJump is a mobile (wap.gamejump.com) and web (GameJump.com) site offering free downloadable ad-supported Java games. The site and service seems to be a raging success with 1.4 million downloads in it’s first four months of operation. There are currently over 350 games available on GameJump. This success has not gone unnoticed with Greystripe, the company behind GameJump, winning Best in Show Overall at the Under the Radar Mobility Conference. In a comment to this MobileCrunch post, Andy Choi, Greystripe CTO, claims impressive 5-15% click through rates. Greystripe has also released some metrics where they report that the service is most popular in the US, UK, India, South Africa and Indonesia. It’s pretty amazing that they can get that many off-portal downloads, particularly from US users who are notoriously reluctant leave the carrier deck. Also telling is the carrier breakdown. The largest US carrier, Cingular with a 39% share barely beating much smaller T-Mobile’s 30%. Could that be because T-Mobile charges $6/month for unlimited data compared with Cingular’s $20. Cheap unlimited data really does drive mobile data adoption.
I gave the service a try and liked what I saw. First I downloaded a couple of games to my old Nokia 3650 from GameJump’s mobile site. There is no registration required. You don’t have to give GameJump any personal information, especially not your phone number so there are no worries about Text SPAM or premium SMS scams. The whole process was very easy and smooth. GameJump correctly identified my phone but also allowed me to override that selection and pick a different device from a list. Both downloaded games looked and worked well with attractive full screen graphics and good game play. When I launched the games there was a message to the effect that the game would occasionally use the phone’s data connection to download new ads and I had to agree to allow this before I could start playing. I have an unlimited data plan so I was fine with this but I do appreciate the disclosure.

Next I downloaded a game from GameJump’s Web Portal for side loading onto my Boost Mobile Motorola i855. I was pleased to see that GameJump lists games for all the Java capable iDEN phones all the way back to the i85. Unlike some sites, GameJump has both the .jar and the .jar files available for download, both of which are required by iDEN handsets. The game I downloaded for the i855 installed with no issues and again looked and played well. As with the mobile site, no registration is required to download games. If you do register, all that’s required is an e-mail address. Registration lets you review games and participate in GameJump’s contests where you can win free phones.

You have probably never heard of most of the games on GameJump but the ones I downloaded were of commercial quality – much better than what you typically find on freeware game sites like GetJar.com and Midlet.org. GameJump has games in many genres like sports, action, adventure, casino, puzzle and retro. I’m not much of a gamer but I do like puzzle games and downloaded three, a well done version of the classic Same Game, BubbleTrouble which combines elements of Bejeweled and Same Game and Magic Crystals – a Tetris variant with particularly nice graphics. All three were easy to play, fun “casual” games with no run learning curve – ideal for killing a few minutes while waiting for a bus, ATM, meeting to begin, etc. .

About those ads, I was pleasantly surprised that the ads were not intrusive. GameJump says that they only display ads when you start or quit a game so as not to disrupt the playing experience. In over an hour of playing the three games I downloaded I only saw one ad. When I quit Same Game an ad appeared offering a $5.00 off coupon for an oil change if I entered an email address. The option to decline was a little hard to find (in a menu linked to the left soft key) but it was there and choosing it ended the game with no nagging. Overall, I was quite pleased with the GameJump experience. I think these guys will do well.

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For more free mobile game and app download sites like GameJump please visit the WapReview Directory’s Mobile Downloads Page.

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111 thoughts on “GameJump – Free Mobile Games

  1. Hi guys:)also got the samsung e250 but also a nokia 9300i.looking for games and other cool stuff?any advice ?oh an by the way,to the ppl running this blog,THANX GUYS!THIS IS GR8!THANX

  2. I own samsung sgh e250. I want free java games through my gprs. I’ve tried waptrick.com. I want such similar sites. Please help me.

  3. wap.waptrick.com, wap.tegos.ru, wap.faint.ru
    In these sites you can find everything you need and for all phones!!! Just go there and search a bit!! And its all for free!! What are you waiting for? Go!!

  4. Ozonkid,

    Someone might be able to help you if you gave us some more information.
    1. Mobile Carrier?
    2. What are you trying to download and from where (URL)?
    3. Exactlly what happens when you try to download including the exact wording of any error messages.

    Dennis

  5. hi to all can you pls help me to dowmload a free off charge games and mp3 for my cellphone unit Nokia N70,, pls kindly send me some wap sites that is free off charge in downloading.. i know there is.. but i dont it.. tahnks again and more power.. good day,….

  6. I want free apps 4 my motorola c261. Plz mail me on my yahoo id. I wil be very thankfull to all.

  7. Ryan says;

    Hey every1 im lookin 4 some free full music on my phone Pls tell me. My phone dosnt seem 2 support the mp3 format.I dunno y. Pls mail me at [email address removed]

    Ryan, I don’t think anyone will be able to help you without knowing who your carrier is and the make and model of your phone.

    BTW, I removed your email address. Posting an address on the web like that is the quickest way to have your inbox stuffed with spam. If you don’t care leave another comment and I’ll put the email back.

  8. pls help find me a game and a wapsite that offers free games (action& adventure) for my sagem W-8; V-65 phones. thanks in advance.
    briggs.

  9. Hey every1 im lookin 4 some free full music on my phone Pls tell me. My phone dosnt seem 2 support the mp3 format.I dunno y. Pls mail me at [email address removed]

  10. i want to download free game on my mobil nokia9500, but i can not because some files r required then what should i do?

  11. hiar all those ppl out there i hav a sony ericsson walkman w300i and i wud really like 2 know where i can get free downloads (music, themes, games, wallpapers etc.)

    Chantelle

  12. Hi people asking me to email them links to free mobile games, ringtones, wallpapers, etc. sites.

    Sorry, I’ve posted all the ones I know about. There archived here: http://wapreview.com/index.php?id=200 When I find some more I’ll post them on the blog.

    Also, don’t include your email address in the body of a comment. I’ll delete them if I see them for your own protection. There are lots of botts scouring the web looking for email addresses to sell to spammers and scammers.

    Dennis

  13. hi,
    i am looking for some games,softwares, tones ,dj remix songs for my nokia 3250 plz any one upload it to my e-mail id and if you can tell me the site name than plz mail me site name

  14. Hi, I have a Nokia N73 and I´d like to know where I can download free games. Please, send any information to my email: {email address deleted!}

    Thank´s!

  15. can you upload me some applications and good games for my nokia 3250 mobile to my e_mail

  16. i have a vast collection of softwares(all catogary) and games for N 6600,3315,6681,etc .just send a mail and i will upload to your mail id

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  18. pls find me free mobile games for motorola KRZR which can b downloaded from mobile website

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