‘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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Sam Barlow’s Anticipated ‘Her Story’ Successor, ‘Telling Lies,’ Releases August 23rd (Preview Inside)

Telling Lies By: Sam Barlow / Annapurna Interactive Sam Barlow's Her Story is one of my favorite video games, perhaps the one that's stuck with me the most. I clearly remember back in 2015, getting it a few days ahead of release and thinking I would just play for a little bit and then get back to cleaning my apartment. But my home stayed dirty that day, because I couldn't put my…

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Play NYC 2019 Highlights: Fourzy, That Chicken Game, GRIS and More

For the last few years, I've been going to Playcrafting's summer games conference called Play NYC. Last year was pretty lacking on the mobile front so I didn't cover it, but I wrote about my experience in 2017. This year had a pretty good turnout for mobile games, as well as games that seem like a great fit for the platform. I also checked out some PC games that looked interesting and…

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’SNIKS’ Will Have You Mixing Cute and Colorful Creatures August 14th (Preview Inside)

SNIKS By: Shelly Alon There are few genres that are as perfect for touchscreens as relaxed puzzle games. My iPhone has given me a renewed appreciation for puzzles, and I always get excited when one is announced that offers both clever mechanics and an art style that's easy on the eyes. The latest one to grab my attention is Shelly Alon's SNIKS. I played a very early demo version of it a…

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