‘A Monster’s Expedition’ Releasing September 10th on Steam and Apple Arcade (Preview Inside)

A Monster's Expedition By: Draknek Limited I'm a big fan of Draknek's (aka Alan Hazelden) puzzle games, such as A Good Snowman is Hard to Build and Cosmic Express. They're fantastic examples of games that are challenging in all the right ways, making it easy to experiment and work out the solutions without being penalized for mistakes. Still, I never finished Cosmic Express, as once I got stumped by all the puzzles…

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Insane Avoidance Game ‘PUSS!’ Coming to iOS August 6th (Preview Inside)

PUSS! By: Ivan Zasiadvovk / teamCOIL Somehow I never heard of teamCOIL's PUSS! before, and I was still scratching my head when I read the announcement they sent me about its upcoming mobile launch. But it's hard to ignore the sheer absurdity of the screenshots and trailer, so I didn't waste much time before booting it up. I've never done drugs, but the developer is clearly going for an acid trip aesthetic…

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‘Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale’ Now in Its Beta Stage on iOS and Android (Preview Inside)

Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale By: Slothwerks / Eric Farraro I know I say this a lot and some of you may be sick of hearing it, but Slothwerks' Meteorfall: Journeys is still one of my favorite games and one I return to every day. So you can imagine I was excited about a spiritual sequel that takes place in the same universe and features the same heroes. I was disappointed that Meteorfall: Krumit's…

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‘Circulous’ is the Latest Puzzle Game from ‘The Company Game’ Developer (Preview Inside)

Circulous By: Chain Reaction Games / gary gogis Teenaged developer, Chain Reaction Games, impressed me with his narrative-based puzzler, The Company Game, when it released two years ago. It cleverly had you using different features of your iPhone to solve puzzles and unlock more information about this strange organization called simply The Company. Now he's back with a new game that ties into the same world, named Circulous. It releases on August…

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‘The Almost Gone’ is an Innovative Adventure Game Coming June 25th (Preview Inside)

The Almost Gone By: Happy Volcano / Playdigious I've been looking forward to Happy Volcano's mysterious adventure game, The Almost Gone, for what seems like forever. From the first screenshot I saw of its low-poly dioramas, I knew I had to play it and have been watching closely for any news of its release. Now it's coming this month, on June 25th, to multiple platforms, and I was lucky enough to get…

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‘Sticky Terms’ is a Puzzle Game About Hard-to-Translate Words (Preview Inside)

Sticky Terms By: Kamibox / Philipp Stollenmayer Not long after releasing his "magnum opus," Song of Bloom, Philipp Stollenmayer is back with yet another puzzle game that breaks the mold. Sticky Terms releases March 2nd and has you combining parts of letters to make up words you've probably never heard of. The game features 150 different puzzles, each a scrambled word from all different languages. But what makes these words interesting is…

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Philipp Stollenmayer’s Trippy ‘Song of Bloom’ Scheduled for December 18, Preview Inside

Song of Bloom By: Philipp Stollenmayer / Kamibox Developer Philipp Stollenmayer, aka Kamibox, is hard to put in, well, a box. His games jump from genre to genre, and are often quirky and bizarre. Take Verticow, for instance, which has you tossing cows and other objects the farthest distance you can. I usually gravitate more toward his puzzle games, like supertype, which gives each letter of the alphabet a physical weight and…

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Hexagoon’s Perspective-Shifting Puzzler ‘Takoway’ Up for Preorder (Preview Inside)

Takoway By: Hexagoon & Daylight Studios Takoway is an upcoming puzzler from Hexagoon and Daylight Studios that I've had my eye on for a while now. It has you guiding a six-tentacled hexapus named Tako around a lab to help him escape captivity. What makes it so interesting, though, is how you have to shift perspectives in order to navigate him around. I only played through the first few levels so far,…

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