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Super III is worth a look for fans of Super Meat Boy

Games like Super III remind me that, no, I haven't had enough pixel-art platformers yet and probably never will. As you'll see in the video above or .gifs on Kickstarter, the main mechanic here is protagonist III's ability t...   more

Super III is worth a look for fans of Super Meat Boy photo

Q.U.B.E. 2 announced for PS4, Project Morpheus

Q.U.B.E. 2, the follow-up to Toxic Games' first-person puzzler, is coming to PlayStation 4, the developer revealed this week via the PlayStation Blog. Since the release of the original Q.U.B.E., the developer has be...   more

Q.U.B.E. 2 announced for PS4, Project Morpheus photo

Monument Valley made back every bit of its dev costs in one week

Monument Valley, an isometric puzzle game that was the winner of an Apple Design Award, made back its development costs after just one week on the App Store. Even though it's a $4 app and had stiff competition alongside other...   more

Monument Valley made back every bit of its dev costs in one week photo

Sierra is back! New King's Quest and, uh, Geometry Wars coming

Well look at that. Sierra is back from the dead. Activision is reviving the label, with a focus on indie development. It'll host new IPs and re-imaginings of beloved classics. In this case there's a new King's Quest coming in...   more

Sierra is back! New King's Quest and, uh, Geometry Wars coming photo

The Swapper is just as incredible on PS4 and Vita

Somehow Facepalm Games' The Swapper slipped under my radar in 2013. Even though I've owned it for a while from a Humble Bundle, I just never fired it up. Releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita la...   more

The Swapper is just as incredible on PS4 and Vita photo

So long, RNG: Gods Will Be Watching update adds new difficulty options

Reading through Alasdair's review of Gods Will Be Watching, I don't know if I could put myself through some of the game's horrors even once, much less multiple times due to failure. Deconstructeam's Mercy update should help. ...   more

So long, RNG: Gods Will Be Watching update adds new difficulty options photo

This Humble Bundle is a good way to get Threes! and Eliss Infinity

Humble Bundles are great, depending on how many gaps there are in your videogame library. (Although, admittedly, they're sometimes so cheap even that isn't a setback.) But, ideally, you don't want to wrack up a bunch of dupl...   more

This Humble Bundle is a good way to get Threes! and Eliss Infinity photo

The Swapper is coming to the Wii U later this year

I don't want to spoil much about the game (watch the comments!), but The Swapper is a game that absolutely deserves more of a spotlight. It was previously available on the PC before it was announced for the PS3, PS4 and ...   more

The Swapper is coming to the Wii U later this year photo

Puzzle & Dragons W releases in Japan on July 29

Puzzles & Dragons W, an updated version of Puzzles & Dragons Z, will release in Japan on July 29, according to GungHo Online Entertainment. Puzzles & Dragons W will include both the original Puzzle and Dragons mod...   more

Puzzle & Dragons W releases in Japan on July 29 photo

Review: Sokobond

Chemistry is governed by a definite set of rules. Opposite charges attract, like dissolves like, matter is always conserved. There are more rules than just those, but one of the great things about the study of matter and its ...   more

Review: Sokobond photo

Puzzle & Dragons Z ships over 1.5 million on 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons Z shipments have exceeded the 1.5 million mark, GungHo Online announced today. The Nintendo 3DS iteration of GungHo Online's trendy role-playing puzzle game launched last December, topping charts in its o...   more

Puzzle & Dragons Z ships over 1.5 million on 3DS photo

'Infographics action game' Metrico lands on PS Vita next month

We've covered Metrico a couple of times before but it's only now, in the last big push before release, that I am starting to grasp what it's all about. This trailer helps. The game is full of infographics that "change based ...   more

'Infographics action game' Metrico lands on PS Vita next month photo

Author Neil Gaiman's first game is up on Steam right now

Almost a year to the day after its announcement, Wayward Manor from author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Sandman) and the team behind  The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, is now on Steam.  The Beetlejuice-esque puzzle/adventure game set in the 1920's has you playing a ghost trying to scare the current residents from your old manor.    more

Author Neil Gaiman's first game is up on Steam right now photo

Vita owners should keep an eye on The Firefly Diary

NIS America confirmed The Firefly Diary for the West this week, and now we have another look at the PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer in action courtesy of the localization house. Company president Sohei Niikawa&n...   more

Vita owners should keep an eye on The Firefly Diary photo

Review: MouseCraft

At first glance, MouseCraft reminds players of two classic puzzle games: Tetris and Lemmings. The pieces are there on a superficial level. Three mice walk blindly forward under a specific set of rules; meanwhile, the player r...   more

Review: MouseCraft photo

Serious Sam devs ditching guns for a mysterious puzzler (with lasers)

The Talos Principle was revealed at E3, from which Darren Nakamura got a nice preview of the game. The latest from Croteam (Serious Sam) seems more Portal than shotgun eviscerator and will be available this yea...   more

Serious Sam devs ditching guns for a mysterious puzzler (with lasers) photo

Have fond memories of The Incredible Machine? Check out Contraption Maker

It's been just over a year since I told you about Contraption Maker, a puzzle game in the vein of the DOS classic The Incredible Machine that's being worked on by some members of the original development team including Jeff ...   more

Have fond memories of The Incredible Machine? Check out Contraption Maker photo

NIS bringing Vita action-puzzler The FireFly Diary to North America, Europe

Along with Criminal Girls: Invite Only and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, NIS America has also announced it is localizing "moody puzzle action game" htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. "In this atmospheric title, you&r...   more

NIS bringing Vita action-puzzler The FireFly Diary to North America, Europe photo

Alphabeats puts some wub wub in a word game

You know Teddy Diefenbach, right? He is one of the people working on the Kickstarter uber-success Hyper Light Drifter, and he just cannot seem to stop making new games. At E3 we got to play a bit of his newer title Kyoto Wil...   more

Alphabeats puts some wub wub in a word game photo

Peggle 2's Jimmy Lightning is less exciting than the first DLC

Peggle 2 is one of those games that's good to just pick up and play every so often, and whenever a new character drops, I get the itch to play again. This time the newcomer isn't an original character like Windy the Fai...   more

Peggle 2's Jimmy Lightning is less exciting than the first DLC photo

Peggle 2 adds Jimmy the gopher, dubstep

Classic Peggle Master Jimmy Lightning makes a return to zany peg-clearing action in Peggle 2 today, but he's doing so with a new style about him. Since we last saw Jimmy, he got really into dubstep. I'm not kidding...   more

Peggle 2 adds Jimmy the gopher, dubstep photo

Well, isn't Pavilion a lovely looking PS4 and PS Vita puzzler

I've somehow missed the "fourth person" (what) puzzler Pavilion in our past posts and I certainly missed it midst the pomp and posturing of E3, so how lovely of them to show off this extended trailer a week later.  It's like Patapon x Papillon. (No. No it's not.)   more

Well, isn't Pavilion a lovely looking PS4 and PS Vita puzzler photo

The Talos Principle explores philosophy and lasers

Nestled in a parking lot across the street from the convention center in Los Angeles was Devolver Digital's phalanx of air conditioned campers. The publisher had a good mixture of highly anticipated titles like Hotline Miami ...   more

The Talos Principle explores philosophy and lasers photo

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes the core idea and runs with it

Super Mario 3D World was fantastic, and one of the reasons was its incredible variety throughout. Captain Toad made his first playable appearance there, with his levels acting as a sort of palate cleanser between Mario's runn...   more

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes the core idea and runs with it photo

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is not one to miss

The latest developer diary for Valiant Hearts: The Great War details how the World War I game ties together puzzle, adventure, and action elements to present a heart wrenching sad tale of war, and the people who get sucked i...   more

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is not one to miss photo

Ubisoft announces Tetris Ultimate for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Ubisoft revealed it's dropping Tetris Ultimate on PlayStation 4 and Xbox On this summer. The falling block puzzler will then spin around come autumn for a PC release. This year marks the franchise's 30th anniversary, and crea...   more

Ubisoft announces Tetris Ultimate for PS4, Xbox One, PC photo

3DS indie dev talks improvements, fan feedback

Every so often, developers will take reviews pretty terribly. They'll call up the reviewer's phone and pester them. They might flame them and call them all idiots. Others calmly take the high road and just focus on the next b...   more

3DS indie dev talks improvements, fan feedback photo

Review: Monochroma

Stop me if you've heard this one. A young boy must journey through an oppressive greyscale world, navigating through deadly traps, manipulating objects in order to solve physics-based platforming puzzles, all while delivering...   more

Review: Monochroma photo

Where is my Heart? heading to PC, Mac next week

Die Gute Fabrik's Where is my Heart? was a PlayStation Mini released back in 2011 -- one of the best, at that -- but it's now coming to more platforms where it can find a larger audience: Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store...   more

Where is my Heart? heading to PC, Mac next week photo

SUPERHOT got funded superfast!

File this under "Whoa, that didn't take long": a fully fledged version of the great browser game SUPERHOT has met its Kickstarter goal in just over 24 hours after launch. That's a really quick result for a game that was init...   more

SUPERHOT got funded superfast! photo

Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28

The last we heard from Nowhere Studios about its upcoming puzzle platformer Monochroma, it was slated for release in late May. It looks like the title will be making that goal, if just so. The studio announced today that it w...   more

Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo


Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo
Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo
Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo
Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo
Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo
Dark and dystopic Monochroma set to release on May 28 photo



One of the year's prettiest games is now on Android

The stunning isometric puzzle game Monument Valley has at long last come to Android following its initial well-received release on iOS. It's out as of today for $3.99. Download it here. I'm super slow when it come to iPad gam...   more

One of the year's prettiest games is now on Android photo

Development on The Witness is coming along nicely

There's no news on when The Witness is releasing. Designer Jonathan Blow is standing by his "when it's done" policy, which will serve us well when we finally have this exploration-puzzle game at long last. But until then, mo...   more

Development on The Witness is coming along nicely photo

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting

I don't know about you, but I really like Ubisoft's recent output of games utilizing the UbiArts Framework engine. I'm quite a fan of games that use 2D visuals to tell a story, and even with the recent release of Child of Lig...   more

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting photo

Sparkle 2 set to glisten all over PS4 and Vita screens May 20

Luxor Zuma Sparkle 2, 10tons' PS4 marble shooter, is hitting the PlayStation Network for both PS4 and Vita on May 20, with cross buy support and a free trial if you're just not sure that shooting marbles is really your ...   more

Sparkle 2 set to glisten all over PS4 and Vita screens May 20 photo

Never Alone tells a tale of a native Alaskan girl and her arctic fox friend

When people lament the lack of diversity in videogame characters, one argument that always seems to crop up is that those who point out the disparity should have the sole responsibility of remedying it. Despite the fallacy o...   more

Never Alone tells a tale of a native Alaskan girl and her arctic fox friend photo

The Way goes out of this world, is inspired by Out of This World

A lot of bygone genres have been making comebacks in recent years, like adventure games or fighting games, but a particular style of game has not yet made a return to the limelight. In today's terms, games like Out of This W...   more

The Way goes out of this world, is inspired by Out of This World photo

I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig

As it turns out, pigs are a lot smarter than we typically give them credit for. That could be the inspiration behind the open-world puzzle platformer Full Bore, which stars a digging boar as it journeys through ancient ruins...   more

I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo


I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo



Lemmings + Tetris + cheese = MouseCraft

You know what are really cute? Mice. You know what else are pretty cute? Tetrominoes. I'm not the only person who thinks that, right? Regardless, the two are coming together in the upcoming game MouseCraft, which is set to r...   more

Lemmings + Tetris + cheese = MouseCraft photo

Alexey Pajitnov's Marbly receives a major update

Popular iOS puzzler and Tetris follow-up Marbly isn't doing too bad on the App Store, having been played 3 million times by 300,000 players in the last year or so. The newest update adds 1000+ new puzzles to the fold in the ...   more

Alexey Pajitnov's Marbly receives a major update photo

The Swapper and more coming to PS3, PS4, and Vita

Curve Studios is real good at bringing games to Sony consoles. The award-winning The Swapper, which got a 10/10 from Patrick Hancock, will be coming to PS3, PS4, and Vita in North America on June 24 and in Europe on June 25....   more

The Swapper and more coming to PS3, PS4, and Vita photo

Review: Life Goes On

In most games, as in the real world, death is something to be avoided. Often it is a learning experience, but that is used to teach how not to die next time. In Life Goes On, the gameplay centers on death, but its approach is...   more

Review: Life Goes On photo

Review: FRACT OSC

Although FRACT OSC is a music game, it doesn't fall into the two distinct genres that we're used to seeing. It's neither a rhythm game like Rock Band, Elite Beat Agents, or Rhythm Heaven and nor is it a title that uses your o...   more

Review: FRACT OSC photo

Monochroma's cinematic trailer gets dystopian with an evil corporation

This new trailer for Nowhere Studios' Monochroma presents an interesting juxtaposition between how the corporation in the game sees itself, and the effect that it has on society. Everything's peachy, upbeat, and thrivin...   more

Monochroma's cinematic trailer gets dystopian with an evil corporation photo

Bust-a-Move 4 bobbles over to PSN next week

Earlier this month, Nastume announced it would be bringing Taito's Bust-a-Move 4 on PlayStation Network this spring. We didn't get a specific release date back then, but the latest episode of the Play...   more

Bust-a-Move 4 bobbles over to PSN next week photo

Peggle 2's Windy the Fairy DLC is worth the cheap entry fee

Windy the Fairy has crash landed in Peggle 2 as the newest master, and she also happens to be a $2 piece of DLC. It's not just a character pack though, as you'll net 10 new story levels (which can be used in multip...   more

Peggle 2's Windy the Fairy DLC is worth the cheap entry fee photo

Windy the Fairy flutters into Peggle 2 with Windy's Master Pack

I've got a serious Peggle addiction, and I don't think it can be cured. Not even with more cowbell. Peggle 2's about to get even more "masterly" with the addition of Windy the Fairy, the latest bit of DLC to hit the Xbox One....   more

Windy the Fairy flutters into Peggle 2 with Windy's Master Pack photo

Bust-a-Move 4 busting out on PSN this spring

Ready to get your Bust-a-Move 4 on? Are you just aching for more Natsume games in your life? Do you just hate bubbles and want to pop them? Rejoice! The fourth Puzzle Bobble game is poised to hit the PlayStation Network this ...   more

Bust-a-Move 4 busting out on PSN this spring photo

Download No Heroes Allowed for free on PS Vita

The latest installment in Acquire's What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? franchise (formerly known as "Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!") sadly isn't a dungeon strategy game like its quirky predecessors. But it still lo...   more

Download No Heroes Allowed for free on PS Vita photo

Unlike with most fungi, I enjoyed Mushroom 11 growing on me

Mushroom 11 caught our eyes about a month ago, with its unique puzzle gameplay hook: the globular green collection of fungal cells is not directly controlled by the player. Instead, players simply click or tap to "erase" cell...   more

Unlike with most fungi, I enjoyed Mushroom 11 growing on me photo