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11:30 AM on 03.11.2014

Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles

Using gravity to manipulate orbit and slingshot to a desired destination is always satisfying, in an "I could have been a NASA scientist" kind of way. With titles like Kerbal Space Program and Gravity Ghost, we've seen the m...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 03.05.2014

Leave None Behind wants to celebrate many forms of art

At first glance, Leave None Behind might not seem like an entirely new idea. It aims to be a puzzle platformer, featuring three characters with distinct abilities that the player can switch between in order to progress, a la...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 02.19.2014

Circuits tests your ear for deconstructing musical pieces

While most music-based games focus on maintaining rhythm or use the sound to generate gameplay elements, Circuits takes a bit of a different approach. Taking on a much slower pace, Circuits tasks players with listening to a ...

Darren Nakamura

1:30 PM on 12.19.2013

Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic

Shadow art is one of the cool things I've seen on the Internet and marveled at, knowing I could never come close to creating something similar. Taking three-dimensional objects and arranging them in such a way that they cast...

Darren Nakamura

1:15 PM on 11.22.2013

Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play

From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Stealth puzzle platformer Interference hacks the planet

Stealth games often involve watching and waiting, studying behavior patterns and moving only when the time is right. Interference looks to have some of that, but mixes in a unique twist: certain areas can be treated as if th...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 AM on 09.17.2013

Superhot, a game where time moves only when you do

Superhot is a first-person puzzle-like game where you must kill everyone by using a gun. A gun, and bending time to YOUR WILL. Time moves forward at normal speed whenever you move. Stop moving, and time slows down to a crawl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 08.05.2013

Tetris meets monster battling in Tetris Monsters

What genre or style of game hasn't been mashed up with Tetris yet? What about monster hunting role-playing? Let me check the list... nope! Doesn't look like it! You're clear to go! The latest Tetris variant is Tetris Monster...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 06.21.2013

Magrunner is like spooky Portal with Cthulhu, out now

Well, I'm sold. Magrunner: Dark Pulse looks great if this trailer is any proper indication. I'm in love with the starkly clashing, almost manic aesthetic that smacks of colorful imagination straight out of the PS2 era. Our ow...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 06.11.2013

Stylish, sultry Contrast available on PS4 at launch

I'm in love. Contrast is slated to come to PC, PS3 (PSN), and Xbox 360 (XBLA) by year's end, but according to the game's website it will also be available for PS4 at launch. Also, the above YouTube trailer is designated "(PS...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 06.04.2013

WayForward releases Mighty Switch Force 2 next week

Mighty Switch Force 2 will release on Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe next week, WayForward has announced. This time around the puzzle-platforming action revolves around fire, as series protagonist Patricia Wa...

Kyle MacGregor

6:19 PM on 02.20.2013

Blow's The Witness will be a timed exclusive on PS4

Apparently Sony is wanting the PlayStation 4 to drown in indie titles, and with this in mind they are letting indie developers self-publish on PSN. To emphasize this, Braid designer Johnathan Blow was brought on st...

Fraser Brown

5:00 PM on 02.11.2013

Professor Layton's final journey gets translated trailers

We haven't been doing a good job of keeping you cool cats abreast of the final chapter in the Layton series, Professor Layton and the Azran Legeacies. That is a shame, considering the 3DS puzzle-venture is set ready to take ...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 02.08.2013

Survive randomized dungeons in Zelda-esque Delver's Drop

"Colorful' and "nostalgic" are the first things to come to my mind after checking out that trailer. It's also pretty easy to see the influence that The Legend of Zelda series had on the folks at Pixelscopic, and I for one su...

Jason Cabral

11:00 AM on 01.24.2013

First look at Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon's multiplayer

Luigi's Mansion launched with the GameCube to little fanfare, oft forgotten by all but its most ardent fans. When news of a 3DS Luigi’s Mansion dropped out of the blue, it reinvigorated this base, but news since has be...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 01.09.2013

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes coming to iOS, Android

Oh hell yes! Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is making its way to iPhones and iPads on January 24, with an Android version to follow sometime later. The mobile version will be based on the HD version that was released on Xb...

Hamza CTZ Aziz