Tagged: Puzzle

Artifex Mundi have released a steady stream of their puzzle/hidden object games over the last couple of years. Proving there is a market for the genre away from the PC, the next installment comes in the guise of Eventide 2: Sorcerers Mirror. If you have played any previous titles from the range developed by Artifex Mundi, you will know what to expect with Eventide 2. They have become well known for powerful narratives that are delivered in a fantasy/fairy tale world. However, the sequel to Slavic Fable stumbles slightly on its journey, but does it hold enough to warrant your ... Read More »
If you're old enough to remember the Amiga classic Pipe Mania, SwapQuest may seem somewhat familiar to you. However, developers Rebusmind have gone with an unusual twist on the puzzler and turned it into an RPG, but does this unique blend of genres connect as well as it should? You play as one of two protagonists, Wilma or Wilbert set in the land of Aventana and it is down to these two unlikely heroes to save the kingdom from an unknown force. There is a little 16-bit style introduction to the story at the beginning of the game, but after ... Read More »
There’s a clear loving bond that’s been formed between Microsoft and developers Artifex Mundi. Numerous titles from their excellent series of hidden object/point and click/puzzle games have already made themselves at home on Xbox One after being carefully ported over from PC. The next title to grace the system introduces us to a new series and formula in Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom. Artifex Mundi’s narrative of story-telling continues to excel its reputation of being well thought, engaging and in-depth. It is the excellent method of its gameplay execution that leads to Lost Grimoires becoming another well-constructed title that draws you ... Read More »
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom started life out as a manga, having never been released, which then gave the inspiration for the artist to develop a game. In came Kickstarter, reaching its goal and thus development on this title begun. The best way to accurately describe which genre Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom falls under, would be to say it's a huge blend of Action RPG, Adventure, Puzzle and Brawler. At its core, it is an Action RPG, but throw in some Zelda puzzles and combat taken from a fighting game and this is what you get. But it all works perfectly ... Read More »
There is a saying that says "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."  People will often imitate their idols or someone/something that excels in the way they do things, possibly without even trying.  Toby: The Secret Mine, created by Lukas Navratil and published by Headup Games, takes a lot of inspiration off of games such as Limbo and Nihilumbra but not without seeming too much like a lesser polished, although still enjoyable, version of its predecessors. At it's core, Toby: The Secret Mine is a platformer and puzzle game at its core.  Right from the first time you start the game, you ... Read More »
For the gamers that love puzzles and platformers, this game is a fantastic combination of the two. Candleman is a fantasy adventure that will have you navigate dark levels. You can use your light, but you only get 10 seconds per level. Candleman melts just like any candle would, the benefit of him becoming smaller allows him to jump higher. This makes it easier to reach different platforms. “From its original conception to its near-final release, Candleman has captivated players at all stages of development with a simple core concept and tight platforming gameplay amid the darkness,” creator Gao Ming ... Read More »
Are you finding platformers are becoming a little tedious? Is the fact that your head is permanently fixed to the same old body something of a bore? Well the people at Adult Swim Games clearly feel the same, and have created the uniquely absurd platformer Headlander to rid you of these problems. As we have heard so many times before, you are the last human. Well, human head anyway. As Headlander opens you wake from a deep sleep slightly dazed and very confused by the fact that you are now just a head in a bucket. Your only companion is a friendly, if ... Read More »
We like to think that everyone likes a good puzzle game.  Something that makes you really think about what you are doing, and something that requires intelligent problem solving.  Manual Samuel, developed by Perfectly Paranormal, is a puzzle game that will make you laugh with its rude comical humour and force your hands to play its own bizarre form of Twister. Meet Samuel, a spoiled rich kid who has had everything handed to him and his every beck and call answered either by his dad or his many servants.  After a not so pleasant argument with his girlfriend, through his ... Read More »
The idea of Castles is simple: You take control of an engineer who must gather materials and tools in order to build the tallest tower ever made. It's essentially a puzzle game. There are many puzzle games in all forms surfacing on Xbox One, but one familiar facet is that of the match-3 games akin to Candy Crush. Instead of the traditional 2D gem-matching puzzle game, we are treated to a top-down view of a 3-Dimensional 5x5 grid, with a 'walkway' around the grid to manoeuvre your engineer. Blocks fall in seemingly random squares on the grid that consist of material (colour) and symbol ... Read More »

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