Category Archives: Puzzler
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 09:52 BST
One year on from release, Polytron Corporation’s much-praised puzzle platformer Fez has sold 200,000 copies on Xbox Live. Creator Phil Fish revealed the figure in a blog post, thanking players for their support, fanmail, and giving him the chance to “spend years driving myself crazy trying to make something beautiful so you can run around in it”. Fez arrives on PC on May 1 and is later headed to other platforms, although probably not 3DS or Wii U.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 13:05 BST
Phoenix Wright 5 – known as Ace Attorney 5 in Japan – has been dated for a summer release in Japan, developer Capcom has confirmed.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 16:20 BST
XDev Studios Europe has announced Invizimals: The Alliance for Vita and Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom for PS3.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 17:26 BST
Sony has announced an October release date for Media Molecule’s Tearaway, and it will release with adorable, reversible box art.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 14:30 BST
GungHo Online Entertainment America will be releasing six Japanese PSOne import classics this spring, starting with three titles which hit today: Evergreen Avenue, Favorite Dear -Jyunpaku no Yogensha, and Zero Kara no Mahjong -Mahjong Youchien Tamago-gumi. On May 7, board/card games Motto Trump Shiyouyo, Zero Kara no Shogi -Shogi Youchien Ayumi-gumi, and Zero Kara no Mahjong -Mahjong Youchien Tamago-gumi 2 will arrive on the service. Each will run you $5.99. Hit up the PS Blog for more information on each.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 11:34 BST
Portal 2′s robo-chums Atlas and P-Body were being made into figurines over a year ago by manufacturer ThreeA, and then quietly fell off the radar. Fret not, as they’re still in development and recently popped up at a toy convention.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 07:43 BST
Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training will miss its expected April 12 release date, Nintendo Europe has confirmed. A representative told NintendoLife the delay is designed “to optimise the best possible launch timing of this title within the European market”. A new release date is promised soon. The 3DS title is known as Brain Age: Concentration Training in North America, where it released in early February.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 02:47 BST
Cipher Prime has apologised for further delays to Kickstarter-funded sequel Auditorium 2: Duet; it took time off from the project last year to port and market Splice after the DBA-themed mobile puzzler met with unexpected success. The team has expanded as a result, and took a little time to settle into prototyping. The indie developer said the game is now in full production, and should still take between six months and one year to complete – but with a much later start date. Duet is now expected later this year, on Mac and PC.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 05:39 BST
The Behemoth is ofering its most faithful fans a sweet little bonus. If you own one of its existing games – Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid – you’ll unlock some extra content in BattleBlock Theater, which should hit the Xbox Live Marketplace in a few hours.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 16:59 BST
Curve Studios’ stealth-puzzle-platformer, Stealth Bastard, is coming to PS3 and Vita this summer. The game stars a character born in a cloning lab, who is trapped in a network of “dastardly chambers,” filled with booby traps and robots. Players must sty out of sight and escape. Players will be privy to a “steady difficulty curve that gradually ramps up across 80 levels, spread over eight unique worlds.” Additional features such as un-lockable gadgets, speedrun leaderboards and a level editor are also included. Plus, players can also help rename the game so it’s less profane to those who are sensitive over the word bastard. Get more information over on the PS Blog.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 08:35 BST
First-person puzzlers are all the rage, by which I mean I can remember three off the top of my head. The latest title to join the ranks of Portal, Quantum Conundrum and Q.U.B.E. is Polarity, an Ouya exclusive, which is raising interested eyebrows with this new trailer.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
Greek start-up Monsters announced its first game today, the psychological thriller Hybris. An indie puzzle platformer with an unusual artstyle, Hybris has music from Journey composer Austin Wintory, and tells the story of a boy trying to survive in a night a forest after fleeing arguments at home. It’s intended as the first in a trilogy, and is due on Mac and PC in the third quarter, with more platforms to follow. You can see a couple of screens through the break, but be warned – highlighted letters in the press release spelled out the ominous message “they are coming”. Cue Twilight Zone theme.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 23:51 GMT
The previously PSN-exclusive Papo & Yo, a game about coping with an abusive parent, will be released on Steam on April 18, Game Informer has learned. The game’s creator, Vander Caballero, is excited, GI says, to put the game in front of a new audience which could be helped by playing it.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 23:38 GMT
The Vita version of Limbo is a straight port with no fancy bells and whistles, aimed at those who are yet to experience Playdead’s puzzler.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 00:08 GMT
Playdead’s award-winning black and white puzzler Limbo is coming to Vita. The news comes via IGN, and there are no further details at present. Limbo first released on Xbox Live Arcade before heading to Steam and the PlayStation Network, but this will be its first portable incarnation.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 | 00:52 GMT
Dust: An Elysian Tail could be released on Steam as early as next month, according to developers Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain during their “Making of Dust” PAX East panel. Dust 2 was also teased but nothing further on the matter was revealed. The game is playable at the Microsoft booth this weekend during the event. Thanks, NeoGAF.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 15:54 GMT
Antichamber, the psychological exploration game from indie developer Alexander Bruce, has sold over 100,000 copies since its release on Steam in January. Bruce said during its first week of release “it did pretty phenomenal,” he told Polygon. “I think even the first 24 hours blew some people’s expectations out of the water for what this game was going to sell, which is why I was always so cautious of setting any sales expectations for it.” The multiple award winning title backed by the IndieFund, sports an “Escher-like world” where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and “accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.” You can pick it up on Steam for $19.99.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 20:13 GMT
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 01:38 GMT
Fez creator and lone Polytron survivor Phil Fish has said he wants Fez to release on almost everything, notably entering negotiations with Sony but ruling out the 3DS.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 22:31 GMT
Beloved indie puzzle-platformer Fez will make the jump to PC in May, escaping the clutches of Xbox Live Arcade exclusivity.