Tagged: Puzzle

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 5×5 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 »

October 5th will see the arrival of a new action puzzle game on the Xbox store, Castles. An indie collaboration between publisher Badland Games and developer Whoot Games, the aim of the game is simple: build the highest tower in the kingdom, matching blocks of materials and construction tools, whilst facing problems like weather and giant bosses. A difference between this game and other block puzzle games is that the players don’t control blocks, instead, they control the “engineers”, which makes for a very different game experience. Blocks will fall from above onto the central 5×5 grid, where the player … Read More »

There’s something demonically old-school hidden in the beautiful open world island on which Jonathan Blow’s The Witness is set. Despite the first person perspective, the lushly rendered island, the enticing soundtrack and all the current gen trappings on show, this is one puzzle game that will have you scrawling notes, drawing maps, and whipping out your phone to grab a screen shot as a visual reminder. But you’d never think that from the game’s opening – a series of simple puzzles that together at the very definition of lulling into a false sense of security. As you take those early first steps … Read More »

Some games set out to break you. They are so challenging that you will soon find yourself crying, rocking back and forth in the corner. We’re looking at you here, Dark Souls. Oceanhorn: Monsters Of Uncharted Seas is not one of these games. Instead, Oceanhorn sets out to charm you, to dazzle you with its beauty and simplicity of ideas. At its core Oceanhorn: Monsters Of Uncharted Seas is an adventure puzzle game. There are a number of islands for you to explore, each with its own distinct look and personality. The people on the island will engage you in … Read More »

Last year we announced a neat puzzle platformer called Clockwork.  Clockwork is being developed by Australian first timers Gamesoft.  Gamesoft has put out some new gameplay of Clockwork,a game where you use the main protagonist to do tasks and then go back in time to essentially create multiples of yourself to get through puzzles and tasks.  Looks like a complex and fun experience.  See for yourself! You can find some additional information on Clockwork here. Source: YouTube Make sure you like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow on Twitter and Twitch for all the latest Xbox One news, reviews and … Read More »

Howard Philpott, creative producer at Bulkhead Interactive (creator of Pneuma: Breath of Life) has announced today that their new game The Turing Test is now available on Xbox One.  The Turing Test is a puzzle game focuses on human instincts.  Philpott had this to say about the design of The Turing Test: Solving the puzzles of The Turing Test is all about trusting your instincts as a player, especially as the puzzles are designed in a way that only a human could solve them. Following the success of Pneuma: Breath of Life, Bulkhead made it a point to deliver an … Read More »

With the newest generations of consoles being around for a few years, now, Ubisoft have decided to bring a gamer’s worst nightmare to life, and shut down five of their Xbox 360 games’ online servers next month. Among the five titles is the much beloved  Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (G.R.A.W 2), but sadly all good things must come to an end. The servers will be discontinued from 24 September 2016 – the five games that are meeting their end on that date are Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2, … Read More »

Have you ever played a game where you set some sort of stipulation on a second play through, either to increase the difficulty or make the game feel different?  Surely you’ve heard of players speed running a game. Maybe play the game blindfolded. Or play two players with one controller.  Binaries takes the concept of this last and subtly twists it into a quite brilliant core mechanic.  Developed by Scottish outfit Ant Workshop, Binaries is a puzzle platformer that embodies simplicity while creating a fun and addictive experience. Looking like it was developed in the world of Tron, Binaries is a very simple … Read More »

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