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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





1:45 PM on 02.18.2014

Home Sheep Home 2 is on Steam, discounted until Feb 24

Two years ago, Home Sheep Home 2 released on PC and iOS devices, where it received decent critical praise for its Lost Vikings-esque puzzle platformer gameplay and adorable art style. Players control Shaun the Sheep, along w...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Flappy Jam, a collection of almost unplayable games

The latest game dev jam is Flappy Jam, which sees indie developers getting together in an effort to show support for each other in the game development community. "Envy and teasing should not belong to our community," the web...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Catapult for Hire Kickstarter campaign has launched

Last time we heard about Catapult for Hire, it was taking its brightly colored physics-based puzzle-exploration to PAX Prime 2013. Since then, developer Tyrone Henrie has continued working on it as he has been for the past f...

Darren Nakamura

4:15 PM on 02.07.2014

NaissanceE: a scary space station without any necromorphs

Honestly, this might be more scary than an average survival horror game. It is not even clear if NaissanceE is supposed to be a frightening experience, and that just makes it seem even scarier. At least, that is my reaction ...

Darren Nakamura

1:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect also takes its dumb fedora to PS4

Yesterday we learned Murdered: Soul Suspect would come out on Xbox One in addition to PC, 360, and PS3. This upset some of you who like fedoras. Unsurprisingly, this latest story trailer shows the game is also slated for PS4...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Can you work out the Glitchspace?

I really like the idea of glitches as a form of artistic exprestion, especially in videogames. Whether it's the opening of Fez or the memory glitches in Remember Me, there's something about our supposedly perfect digital uni...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 02.03.2014

10000000 creator's new game is You Must Build a Boat

At this point, so many match-three puzzle games exist that it is easy to see a new one and immediately write it off without a second thought. Fortunately, 10000000 did enough new stuff with the genre that it gathered a decent...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 PM on 01.26.2014

Clobbr is a game where you drop rocks on a cat

The developers of Clobbr sent me a code for the game on iOS, and I was shocked by what I saw. The game is reminiscent of Chu Chu Rocket in a couple of ways. Both games are about protecting mice from an orange cat, and both&n...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 01.24.2014

Milkbag and NimbleBit team up for Disco Zoo

This is the first trailer for a new game from Milkbag Games, published by NimbleBit, Disco Zoo. TouchArcade reports that players will rescue animals, earn coins by putting them on exhibit and, "keep the party going for both ...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 01.24.2014

Chill paper-folding puzzle title KAMI is now on Steam

Despite initial impressions, State of Play's recent iOS puzzle game KAMI is not about folding colorful pieces of paper into three-dimensional figures that resemble animals. Aesthetically, it does involve origami paper being ...

Darren Nakamura

1:30 PM on 01.16.2014

Ubisoft is making Tetris for Xbox One and PS4

The Tetris franchise turns 30 this year and Ubisoft is the latest company to take on the classic puzzle game. There's a new version in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that'll be released digitally at some point. Poss...

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 01.15.2014

Don't look directly at it: Glass plays with lasers

As a scientist, it is sometimes my job to shine lasers at objects, scribble nonsense down on a clipboard, and stroke the part of my chin where a beard would be if I could grow one. "Indeed," I muse to myself, "That is the la...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Spearhead Games launches weekly community stream

I recently had the opportunity to speak to Spearhead Games co-founders Simon Darveau and Malik Boukhira on what it means to leave AAA development and create your own studio. Within one year Spearhead went from non-existe...

Chris Carter

6:15 PM on 01.13.2014

The first Puzzle Quest is $0.99 on Steam right now

I made it through the Puzzle Quest craze relatively unscathed, but others weren't so lucky. (Or, maybe they were, depending on your outlook.) If it's sheer hours of entertainment per dollar spent you're concerned with, this 4...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 01.09.2014

Forced perspective is the new 'whoa' puzzle mechanic

Forced perspective is typically used as a camera trick for twenty-year-olds backpacking across Europe when they cleverly think about using an optical illusion to make it look like they are holding the Leaning Tower of Pisa u...

Darren Nakamura