Deeqs.com (lost Dairy Queen Flash games; 2008-2017)


Deeqs.com flash games
The character selection screen.
The character selection screen.
Status Lost

On January 31, 2008, Dairy Queen released a new online campaign aimed at 8-12 year olds entitled "Deeqs". The Deeqs were entitled to be a mascot of sorts for the Dairy Queen kids' meal, and appeared on promotional materials at Dairy Queen, including a website.

The site was originally set up as a virtual world, in which the player was able to customize their own Deeq, create a home, etc. Activities on the site generated in-game points, which could be redeemed for virtual prizes or Dairy Queen coupons. Codes from Dairy Queen kids' meals also unlocked virtual items/features in-game.

Another focus of the game was a "story mode" of sorts involving uniting lost Deeqs and protecting them from a dark storm. Chapters included "Unite the Deeqs" and "Spooner's Storm Race" (it is unknown how many chapters were released before the game's closure).

Oreo at one point sponsored a special game entitled "The Blizz-o-Sphere" for the virtual world, in which you helped the character Blender recover his scrambled notes for a formula to keep away the dark storm.

Sometime in late June/July 2013, the Deeqs virtual world was shut down (seemingly without warning), with the site being replaced with a set of three Flash games available to play: Blender's Fruit Frenzy, Grilla's Vintage Puzzle, and Spooner's Soft Serve Mountain. The site was never updated again after this.

Despite the site being online until early 2017, none of the Flash games that were on the site for this 3 1/2 year period appear to have been saved, making them lost along with the games/files from the virtual world. Attempting to go to Deeqs.com will now redirect you to the main Dairy Queen website.

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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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Holy crap. I wish I would've known about this, I could've saved so much money on ice cream!
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Exprezz561

8 months ago
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http://wiw.s...enge_AS2.swf http://www.a...Flop_AS3.swf

i think deeqs.com reskinned these games.....
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Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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I think I played this before
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Anonymous user #3

5 months ago
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I miss playing the Deeqz game. I wish it would come back, or at least the game would be given to you at your local Diary Queen.
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TPM411

4 months ago
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I have the 3 flash games files. I'm having trouble getting them to work so if you know a way to upload the files so others can download, please let me know.
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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Are you sure they are the full games and not just loaders? Is their filesize less than 15 KB? Because if so they may just be loaders, not the full games.

Try asking in the LMW Discord. You could upload them there to be inspected.
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Tomysshadow

4 months ago
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I've got your message now. Unfortunately, the SWF files are just Wayback Machine 404 HTML pages with an SWF extension. Did you read the article which states that the Wayback Machine didn't archive the needed files?
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TPM411

4 months ago
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@Tomy

Nope didn't see that sorry. Oh well. Looks like we need someone else to find this for us. :/
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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well heres a double whammy, if these games somehow get found they will need to be able to run 100% on flash standalone player as flash will not be supported on browsers in 2020. This will cause a lot of games to be lost as they can't be run even with the files as they need to be on a browser.
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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I remember there was a soccer game on the site, where you would try to keep the ball in the air by bouncing it on a Deeq's head (I think it had green clothing on). Also when you went to DQ, there was a specially designed bag you would get with your kids meal. There was a spot the difference game on it, a scavenger hunt where you needed to find 30 different DQ ice cream treats, and a coupon for 50c off of a mini Blizzard.
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