‘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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Upcoming ‘Machinika Museum’ Is Like ‘The Room’ With Alien Artifacts (Preview)

Machinika Museum By: Plug In Digital / Littlefield Studio About a year ago, I came across a demo of a game called Machinika Museum, which looked inspired by the very popular The Room series. What stood out to me is that it starts with you fixing up a 3D printer so you can use it to replicate certain items. So, for instance, if you need two of the same key, you can…

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‘Cards! – MonkeyBox 2’ Is a Card-Based Adventure Game Releasing in April (Preview)

Cards! - MonkeyBox 2 By: TheCodingMonkeys While I normally prefer puzzle games that can be worked out using logic and clues that are dropped, I do also enjoy games based around trial and error, if it promotes experimentation to uncover different results. A good example of this is Bring You Home, which has simple controls and mechanics and encourages playfulness. You can brute force the solutions to each puzzle if you try…

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Match-3 Meets Interactive Story in ‘Day Repeat Day,’ Releasing This April (Preview)

Day Repeat Day By: Kimmo Factor / gimblll Although I'm a fan of match-three games, that's not what grabbed my attention with Kimmo Lahtinen's (of Barbearian fame) upcoming Day Repeat Day. I could see from the teaser that there was far more going on here than your typical match-match three, and it reminded me of mysterious story-driven games like Simulcra, HoloVista and Circulous, where things aren't what they seem. I was lucky…

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Gorgeous Puzzle Adventure ‘Inked’ Available for iOS Pre-Order (Preview Inside)

Inked By: Somnium Games / Pixmain / Nuverse Limited I'm a sucker for pretty games, so the hand-drawn art style of Somnium Games' upcoming puzzle adventure, Inked, grabbed my attention immediately. I was thrilled when I realized that the gameplay also looked right up my alley, and now that I've had the chance to spend a little time with it, I'm completely sold. I only played through the first two chapters, but…

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Next Part of Puzzle Adventure ‘Circulous’ Aimed for November 11

Circulous By: Chain Reaction Games Back in August, Brayden Gogis of Chain Reaction Games released the first part of his mysterious puzzle adventure game, Circulous, set in the same world as The Company Game. I reviewed it and had only good things to say, with the caveat that it ends on a cliffhanger, since it's meant to be episodic. But, just as he came through with his content updates for his previous…

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‘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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