Downloadable games from Pogo are programs in their own right and are run directly on the computer they are installed on, without an intervening downloadable program. As of 2016, all downloadable games from the Pogo website are published by iWin, and are installed using the Pogo Game Manager.
Downloading a game from Pogo does not require any prior installation of another program to run it. After installation, the games can be run on their own directly on the device they are stored on. However, to download a Pogo game, one must use the Pogo Game Manager.
Pogo games are not run by the manager. The manager simply provides a convenient way to install or remove games from one's computer, or to access the Pogo Download Game Center and one's Pogo account.