Jam.gg, formerly Piepacker, lets you play retro games online for free | Games

Jam.gg, formerly known as Piepacker, is a free platform that offers both retro and modern games on the Internet browser. The program features more than 100 classics including Iron Slug X, King of Fighters ’98, Earthworm Jim 2, Glover, Windjammers, as well as his own games such as Arséne Bomber. There are also promises of new games for 2022, such as Overcooked, Moving Out and Blazing Chrome. Until now, Jam.gg only works on Google Chrome browser, PC and Android and iPhone (iOS) smartphones.

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You can play classic like Metal Slug X at Jam.gg – Image: Announcement / Course

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When playing in Jam.gg, users are placed in a room, public or private, where they can welcome friends or other players to watch and play online. The services support up to eight people in a room with text or voice chat and refinement by Bodyguard’s expert staff, ensuring a safe environment. It can be used over joysticks on PCs and smartphones, but the virtual touch-screen controls can be used in almost any game. There is even support for the camera, but in public rooms only silhouettes and augmented reality filters are allowed.

Jam.gg brings many classic games for users to play directly in browser, both on PC and smartphone – Photo: Share / Jam.gg

When the platform was called Piepacker, it reached 500,000 users in Brazil during its trial period and today it already has two million users worldwide. Each game was developed legally by agreement with 26 developers, including Atari, Team17 and SNK, in addition to direct collaboration with independent studios. All emulators used are open source programs licensed under the GPL.

One of the paid services on the site, but not free at the trial level, is “BYOG – Take Your Own Game” (in Portuguese, “Take Your Own Game”). In this mode, users can open the room with their own ROM files for consoles such as PlayStation One, Super Nintendo, Mega Drive, Master System, Nintendinho, GameBoy or GameBoy First and play with their friends. .

Overcooked is one of the games promised for the platform in 2022 – Image: Announcement / Ghost Town Games

To start playing, simply go to the Jam.gg official website (https://play.jam.gg/), create an account on the service or log in to Facebook or Google. When registering, the user simply has to select one of the games provided by collecting and click start playing. When creating a room, the player can determine their preferences to find users with the same goal, such as Challenge, Challenge, Discovery, or Hermit.

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