Tricky Track-laying Puzzler ΓÇÿRailboundΓÇÖ Releasing September 6 (Preview Inside)

Railbound By: Lukasz Spierewka / Afterburn Lukasz Spierewka has proven himself to be a master puzzle crafter with the ingenious Golf Peaks and later the food-focused inbento. His games have always had super simple controls and felt great on a touchscreen while still offering a challenge you can really sink your teeth into. They look cute and charming but can prove quite dastardly. So I was, of course, excited to hear that…

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Upcoming ΓÇÿHOOK 2ΓÇÖ Brings a New Dimension to the Popular Puzzler

HOOK 2 By: Maciej Targoni / Rainbow Train Maciej Targoni has been making minimalistic puzzle games for years, but it all started with the massively popular HOOK. The basic premise of the game was that you had to untangle hooks from each other, first by pressing buttons in the right order and later using more tools at your disposal. To ensure you don't just randomly tap things to solve the puzzles, you…

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ΓÇÿLoco LooperΓÇÖ Is Much More Than a Cool Gimmick

Loco Looper By: James Vanas Loco Looper first caught my attention a while back with some tweets showing off a visual trick that makes the game look like it's popping out of your screen -- without the use of augmented reality. I knew little else about the game, but that alone was enough to get me excited about it. And now that it's close to release, I've had a chance to play…

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Based on Its Demo, ΓÇÿOld SkiesΓÇÖ Does Time Travel Right

Old Skies By: Wadjet Eye Games I recently caught up on some of the thirteenth season of Doctor Who and was reminded yet again that, while I do enjoy it for the zany ride, it is completely nonsensical. And that's coming from someone who is loving Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. She captures the energy and quirkiness so well that I forget she wasn't always the Doctor. But the rules are constantly…

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Whimsical Point-and-Click Adventure ΓÇÿVoodoo DetectiveΓÇÖ Releasing on Mobile and PC May 24th (Preview Inside)

Voodoo Detective By: Short Sleeve Studio I've been a fan of point-and-click adventures for many years now, but I have to admit that my enthusiasm for the genre has waned a bit recently. It's been a while since I've played one that truly captured my heart the way the old Broken Sword games did or even the Apple Arcade exclusive, Beyond a Steel Sky. So when Short Sleeve Studio's Voodoo Detective was…

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Point-and-Click Adventure ΓÇÿAvoltehaΓÇÖ Finally Has a Release Date After 10 Years in Development (Preview Inside)

Avolteha By: Roman Jahn / Picopeople Picopeople's visually striking point-and-click adventure, Avolteha, came to my attention years ago, back when I thought it would be releasing in 2018. I loved the claymation look of it and it reminded me of Amanita Design's games, such as Samorost and Botanicula. But when that date came and went, I admit I forgot all about it. It seems the developers had not, and they'd been working…

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Shift Your Perspective in ΓÇÿPanmorphia: Awakened,ΓÇÖ Releasing April 28 (Preview Inside)

Panmorphia: Awakened By: LKMAD It's hard to believe that the original Panmorphia released seven years ago. It was LKMAD's first game and what drew me to it was both the art style that incorporated real photos of Cyprus and the prospect of changing into different animals to solve puzzles. I'm a big fan of any game that lets you change perspective to reveal clues that are otherwise invisible. I reviewed Panmorphia positively…

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My Week Unwrapped: February 4, 2022 – Encodya, Arcanium, Dungeons of Dreadrock, Railroad Ink Challenge and More

Hi everyone, and welcome back to My Week Unwrapped, where I discuss all the games I've been playing over the last seven days. Things are continuing to pick up in February, with some interesting new releases, as well as worthwhile updates to older games. I also renewed my Netflix subscription and had a chance to check out one of their games that caught my attention. Keep reading to see what I thought…

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