Play Cipher Prime's latest game 'Jawns' for free before it's too late - Philly


Mar. 28, 2017 11:02 am

Play Cipher Prime’s latest game ‘Jawns’ for free before it’s too late

It's like chess, but the rules are a bit, er, looser.

Promo image for Jawns.

(Courtesy image)

For the next couple of days, you’ll be able to play the latest videogame from Philly-based game dev shop Cipher Prime, aptly named Jawns.

Jawns is a more combative, less structured take on chess that arms two players with 15 lil tiles spread across a board. To win, the victor must destroy his opponent’s “main jawn” by lawing a tile on top of it. The current build lets users play against the computer’s AI or tag along with a friend in five different game modes like “Treasure Hunt,” “Numbers” and “Judo.”


Play the game

Listen to Cipher Prime cofounders Will Stallwood and Dain Saint giving a Philly-tastic description of the game:

The online version will likely be nixed in a couple of days, so better hurry up and play. The official Jawns build will be released as part of next month’s Humble Bundle, a subscription-based game package.

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.


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