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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Point-and-Click Adventure ‘Avolteha’ 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 ‘Panmorphia: Awakened,’ 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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‘Kitty Q’ is an Upcoming Room Escape Game Featuring Schrödinger’s Cat (Preview Inside)

Kitty Q - A Quantum Adventure By: Philipp Stollenmayer / Kamibox These days, it's hard to find someone who hasn't heard of Schrödinger's Cat. Shows like The Big Bang Theory have popularized the thought experiment devised by physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935 that a cat inside a sealed box would be simultaneously dead and alive until you open the box to check. That's the gist of it but there's a lot more…

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‘The Chronos Principle’ is a Time-Bending Puzzler Coming May 15 (Preview)

The Chronos Principle By: Logisk Studio Swipe-based sliding puzzle games are pretty common on mobile, and for good reason. The controls are a great fit for touchscreens and can offer a challenge without the awkwardness of multiple onscreen buttons or anything else that can get in the way. But with so many games available in the genre, it can be hard to stand out. Logisk Studio's upcoming The Chronos Principle aims to…

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