‘QB’ Sequel, ‘CubeQuest,’ Set to Release This November (Preview Inside)

CubeQuest - a QB Game By: Stephan Goebel I was a big fan of QB - a cube's tale when it released back in 2017, so I was thrilled to hear that developer Stephan Goebel was working on a sequel. The original took classic block-rolling mechanics and built on them in creative ways, all with simple swipe controls. You needed to use special tiles and come at them from different directions to…

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‘GUBBINS’ Is an Upcoming Word Game That Oozes Charm (Preview Inside)

GUBBINS - It's a word game By: Studio Folly Believe it or not, I still play Wordle every morning. So you can imagine that I'm excited to see new word games announced, especially when they're as charming as the upcoming GUBBINS from husband-and-wife developers, Studio Folly. I got a preview build of the game and had a chance to spend some time with it and record a bit of gameplay. It's advertised…

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Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Glitch Games’ Upcoming Adventure Game ‘Station 117’

Station 117 By: Glitch Games [Update, 11/23/2022: The giveaway has now ended and all the winners have been sent their codes. Thanks to all who participated.] If you've been following me for some time, you know that I'm a big fan of Glitch Games and their punny point-and-click adventure games. They've been hard at work churning them out fast, with their most recent one being Incoherence. I loved the new spin it…

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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 ‘HOOK 2’ 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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‘Loco Looper’ 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, ‘Old Skies’ 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 ‘Voodoo Detective’ 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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