Recommended games in Puzzle
Big Journey from Armor Games makes me wish ngmoco didn't implode
Big Journey is just about too cute. It’s a rolling fat cat that has to eat and grow as it rolls through a beautiful platformer. Quite an homage to Rolando and the days of past. It takes the simple premise of a rolling platformer and adds a few interesting twists to it while not making it too difficult.
A real cute one and worth picking up, even if it’s just to remember how great Rolando was and complain about it being gone.
Posted March 16, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Unique puzzle adventure game perfectly suited to touch screens
I first saw Mushroom 11 running on an iPad what must have been over two years ago. It’s perfectly suited to touch screen controls and feels foreign on desktop. But the current climate means indie developers marketing strategy, as dumb as it is, is to release on PC first. Lots of reasons to do so, but inability to figure out how to market to mobile users effectively is a big part of it. With the whole marketing strategy now being bring a PC game to mobile and people will pay a bit more.
Enough about that, how about this game. It’s a really well done puzzle game where the players multitouch pushes move an amoeba like blob through a series of levels. Really well done, very unique, and fun!
Posted March 13, 2017 by Jeff Scott
After the End is a beautiful story-based puzzle adventure
Nexon has released a very well done puzzle adventure in After the End: Forsaken Destiny. Great graphics and interesting and challenging puzzles. One of the the things that impressed me the most are the variety of the puzzles. From sound puzzles to memory puzzles, even arcade action puzzles. If you are looking for a new puzzle adventure — or maybe something light to quench your thirst for that new Zelda, give After the End a shot.
Posted March 8, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Evergrow is a polished and challenging puzzler
The premise of Evergrow is simple — combine the same color blocks to create a larger and larger square. The level based game play keeps the game from getting stale or too difficult too quickly. It all seems pretty standard, but something happened when I was playing the game, Evergrow grew on me. The little touches like haptic feedback, customization, and a great soundtrack set this apart from other simple puzzlers. Give it a shot!
Posted February 28, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Human Resources Corporation, a fun programming introduction game is available now
Human Resources Corporation, from some of the same fine folks that brought us World of Goo is a puzzle games that makes some of the basics of programming into a fun little exercise.
The premise is that the player is a new recruit in a corporation that need to tell other in game characters how to move and act by giving a set of program commands to complete tasks. It’s a great introduction to the logic used in programming and a fun little game with great personality. Which is expected considering the team that created this.
Posted June 3, 2016 by Jeff Scott
3D robot puzzle game Mekorama is fun, charming, and unique
From Martin Magni, the developer of the great Odd Bot Out, Mekorama hit the App Store this week. This charming puzzle game has the player guide a robot through a series of very unique 3D puzzles. The puzzles have shades of Monument Valley without the Escher inspired vibe.
One of the features that really sets this game apart from others is the integrated level editor. This lets players create their own levels and share them via a simple QR code integrated image. Take a look at the new levels shared on Twitter with the #Mekorama hashtag. I’ve even created one to test the path finding skills of that little robot.
Mekorama is free in the App Store with a pay what you want price model.
Posted May 17, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Help King Rabbit in this cute puzzler
The follow up to the great Furdemption, King Rabbit has the same charm, but even better puzzles. Jump King Rabbit around to find a path to the jailed bunny citizen, avoiding traps and unlocking passages. With 120 levels, and presumably more on the way, this game is a pleasure to play.
Posted March 24, 2016 by Jeff Scott