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Kalimba

Kalimba is coming to PC, with free and paid DLC


Glad this did well enough to develop more content for
Apr 15
Kalimba was a pretty neat little puzzle game on Xbox One, and it probably deserves a bit more exposure. Developer Press Play agrees, as it will arrive on PC on April 22 for $9.99. It will include two extra modes, as well as g... read
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Apple Watch

First Apple Watch game approved


Simple puzzle game to play slyly at work
Mar 30
For Apple Watch owners looking to pass the time playing games rather than paying attention to school or their jobs, choices so far have been limited to browsing social media. Thankfully, the first game has finally been approv... read
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Ether One

Ether One confirmed for PS4, holy crap I still need to play this


No release date yet, but it will be digital and physical
Mar 05
Ether One reviewed wonderfully with our own Steven Hansen, and even though I wanted to try it, I put it at the back of my mind at the time. It looks like I'll get the chance to experience it once again on consoles, as d... read
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Sunburn

Jump in to the sun for just $0.99


But only until Sunday
Feb 07
Sunburn is an award-winning game on iTunes about leading a group of stranded space explorers, dangerously close to the sun, doomed to die a boring death by asphyxiation. What would you do if you had no hope for survival and ... read
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Q Entertainment

New Lumines heads to phones as Rez-creator Mizuguchi helms new US studio


Q Entertainment business
Jan 27
I've just started playing Lumines Electronic Symphony again because Grim Fandango has had me back on my Vita so it's serendipitous that developer Q Entertainment is in the news. And let me just remind you all that Electronic ... read
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Cartoons

Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle is authentic mahjong, but with sexy anime girls


Uh, who wants to come over and play some regular domino?
Jan 23
Most of the mahjong games on Steam are weird. There's a weird tower one, an Antiques Roadshow one. They either all have their own rules, odd set dressing, or both. In the case of Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle, these are, ... read
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Splice

Cellular puzzle game Splice now available on PSN


Check out that soundtrack!
Jan 20
Splice is a puzzle game from Cipher Prime Studios which has you rearranging cellular strands to make specific structures. It's been out on PC and mobile devices for a while now, but today it became available on PS3 and PS4, m... read
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Monument Valley sales

Games aren't cheap: It cost $1.4 million to make Monument Valley and its DLC


And other refreshingly transparent stats
Jan 15
With so much crap out there, it's pleasant to see the mobile-games marketplace value quality. Ustwo Games has released a bunch of data for its delectable iOS and Android puzzler Monument Valley, including sales and revenue fi... read
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Tri-Strip

Tri-Strip is another game that has a classic Game Boy look


That monochrome
Jan 09
Have you been itching for a monochrome style game outside of Joylancer? You can have your fill later this year with Tri-Strip, from developer Form Up Studios. It's a lot like Tetris, and involves manipulating triangles to remove them from the board. I dig the style but it's a bit too bright at the moment. As expected, Off-TV play is supported. There's no set release date yet for the game. read
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LIVE! Absinthe vs. The Talos Principle: A Most Distinguished Stream


This is the worst idea we've had since our last idea
Dec 08
You guys might recall (we sure as hell don't) a month or so ago, Devolver Digital sent me and Bill an early build of Titan Souls and a couple large bottles of some sort of ale made by wizards or monks or something. Bill and I... read
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Sigils of Elohim

Devolver Digital and Croteam release free puzzler mini-game


Complete sigil puzzles to unlock Items in The Talos Principle
Oct 18
Croteam, the independent development studio behind the Serious Sam games and debonair indie publisher Devolver Digital have recently released a free mini-game prelude to their upcoming philosophical first-person puzzle gam... read
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Black The Fall

Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter


A stealth-action puzzle platformer inspired by totalitarianism
Oct 02
Romanian development studio Sand Sailor has recently taken to Kickstarter to fund its stealth-action platformer, Black The Fall. Inspired by the communist country they grew up in, the developers would like their game to impa... read
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Heroes Never Lose

Puzzle Fighter-inspired indie confirmed for Wii U


Also headed to Steam, PC, MAC, Linux
Sep 27
Puzzle games used to be big business on home consoles. Sadly for fans of the genre, these days they're usually relegated to phones and handhelds. That may be why we've seen so few games in the style of seminal classic Super ... read
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Ether One

Ether One is coming to the PS4


According to the developer, it's coming 'soon'
Aug 15
Ether One looks like a pretty intriguing game -- I just haven't had time to get to it yet. That may change when it comes to the PS4, as developer White Paper Games has just announced that it will be coming "soon" to the ... read
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Monument Valley

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


M. C. Escher's princess
Aug 13
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... read
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You can throw children at fire and make them more obedient in this game
The term "roguelike" gets way too much airtime these days. If anything has permadeath, it's instantly a roguelike. If it takes place in a dungeon -- "roguelike!" But the original Rogue's core mechanical element was its grid-b... read feature

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Albedo

Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space coming to Steam Early Access September 26


A '60s sci-fi pulp movie inspired game about...I'm not completely sure
Aug 09
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space looks like something you'd get if you spliced together The Residents, BioShock and Myst, and it definitely stands out from the crowd. Developed by Z4GO and Ivan Venturi Productions, i... read
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Pneuma

You're a god in Xbox One puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life


Unreal Engine 4
Aug 07
Unreal Engine 4 powered Pneuma: Breath of Life is coming to Xbox One this January, while "Other platforms are to be considered but not confirmed." The trailer gives little to go on, but you'll be playing as the god... read
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Point Perfect

Point Perfect makes clicking and dragging fun


Get your mouse hand limbered up
Aug 04
There aren't too many games that can promise a "less is more" experience. Most of the time, games are trying to cram more and more features and controls to build a well-rounded experience. Point Perfect is a bit different; t... read
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Captain Toad

Captain Toad won't be tracking treasure in Europe until 2015


Aw
Jul 30
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is on pace for a winter 2014 release just about everywhere, but it appears as if Nintendo has had a change of plans with Europe -- it won't arrive there until January 2015. Bummer! We're co... read
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Fat Princess

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake is out now on iOS in Canada


Coming to Vita later this year
Jul 28
Fat Princess is back! In match-three form! Should you want to subject yourself to puzzle-madness, you can head over to the Canadian App Store and download the free-to-play game now. If you're looking for the Vita version, it ... read
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Tappingo 2

Tappingo 2 will hit the 3DS eShop on August 28


Improvements in tow
Jul 25
I thought Tappingo was a decent (and very well priced) distraction on the 3DS eShop, but there were some problems with it that definitely needed to be addressed. Developer Goodbye Galaxy Games has taken these criticisms to h... read
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Peggle

A new Peggle is in development, according to an EA earnings call


Captain Obvious.jpg
Jul 23
Like it was ever any question that PopCap was planning the development of a new Peggle game, but just in case you doubted the future of the series, it's happening. According to a first quarter earnings call for EA, PopCa... read
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The Room

The Room is heading to Steam


No, not the terrible 'Room,' the good one
Jul 23
The Room, the award winning mobile puzzle game, is heading to Steam on July 28th. Developer Fireproof Games has announced that this new version is fully enhanced, with new assets being created from the ground up. The whole c... read
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Pivvot

iPhone hit Pivvot is coming to Steam next week


The PC, Mac, and Linux versions will all support local multiplayer
Jul 09
Mobile-to-PC ports don't have the best of track records but I've got some high hopes for the home computer version of Pivvot, a great mobile game which was one of my favorites from 2013. It has such a simple concept: to keep... read
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lol

Yes! Roundabout coming to PC September 18, PS4/Xbox next year


Try to control a constantly spinning limo
Jul 09
Okay, I'm not that excited. I just wanted to make a Yes joke. But after watching this goofy trailer, Roundabout actually looks pretty fun. And reminds me of Trash Panic for some reason, though not as dead pan insan... read
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Candy Crush Saga

Woman stole 1,000 from her mother to buy junk in Candy Crush Saga


Addiction is a scary thing
Jul 02
I've played Candy Crush Saga and my share of match-three games as a mobile game fanatic, but to date I've not spent a dime on any of the free-to-play giants. I can understand wanting to spend a dollar or two here and there fo... read
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There's Guilty Gear and BlazBlue songs in this game. Interested yet?
No matter what the climate is in the industry, there seems to be an overwhelming demand for battle puzzle games. That's ok with me though, because ever since playing Yoshi, Dr. Mario, and Wario's Woods for the NES, ... read feature

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Mallo heads to the big screen
People say Nintendo never does anything original outside of Mario and Zelda -- but as we all know, that's absolutely not true. Not only has the company taken chances on wacky IPs all throughout its storied history, but the ad... read feature

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The Swapper

The Swapper explores PlayStation devices in early August


This is just a fantastic game
Jun 18
A signal's been received from a faraway space station that says The Swapper is coming to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on August 5 in North America and August 6 in Europe. Okay, it was really just a press release, but the inform... read






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