One of the beautiful things about video games is that they can be used to twist the stereotypes our culture is sometimes fond of. Take for example the numerous tales of princes saving “damsels in distress.” Well, now there’s a game where the script is flipped, and it’s the prince who needs saving. This is what you can expect from PrinceNapped, a free-to-play puzzle that has just arrived on iOS.
The premise of The Sexy Brutale isn’t exactly clear from the name. It even takes a little bit of time for the game to explain exactly what it going on and what you will be doing. It turns out that the host of a mansion masquerade ball is missing and the staff are brutally murdering the guests in a collection of extravagant ways. Your job is to journey around the building, stopping the party from becoming murderous by preventing the various killings.
Artifex Mundi have launched their latest game on the Xbox One in the form of Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom. The title sees players take on the role of an alchemist’s apprentice as she attempts to discover the mystery behind her missing parents and a threat that is posed against the entire kingdom. Like many other games by Artifex Mundi, it uses the hidden object mechanic for much of the gameplay.
When it was first announced as Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy in 2016, it was only revealed that the game would be releasing on the Nintendo 3DS in July 2017. However, nine months and a name change later and it appears as if the original plans have shifted significantly.
Chime Sharp is the successor to the 2010 puzzle game Chime, which released on the Xbox 360 as well as a number of other platforms. It follows the same basic rules and has a similar appearance but has been expanded and upgraded in several key areas. With the multitude of puzzlers available across the Xbox One, though, is it worth your time and money?
From the very first instance of starting up Metrico, it is clear that it is a very minimalist experience. The visuals are sparse, the controls simplified, and the gameplay rather basic. Even the entire premise of the title is minimal, with you being charged with manipulating the world to overcome obstacles using your own movement as the catalyst. While this might sound like a very compelling experience, Metrico ends up being a charming and challenging game that impresses with its subtle presentation and difficult puzzles.
One of the most popular type of indie titles are puzzle games. Perhaps it is because of the fact that they are not considered mainstream enough for AAA developers to bother with and that they are rarely considered value for money as full retail releases. Whatever the case, the likes of the ID@Xbox program have given creators the chance to reach a large enough audience to justify making puzzle games once again. Nebulous joins the ranks of the genre as a physics-based puzzler that sees players guiding an astronaut through a series of ever more complex levels.
On first impression, The Turing Test might seem eerily familiar. After all, it features a female protagonist being guided through a scientific facility by a mysterious artificial intelligence as the player has to solve a variety of clever puzzles. Despite these outward similarities to Portal, this game by Bulkhead Interactive manages to do enough maintain its individuality and separate itself from other titles in the genre.
Gamesoft’s narrative-led, puzzle-platformer, Clockwork, has been been Greenlit after just over two weeks on Steam Greenlight. The successful campaign attracted more than 6300 votes and hundreds of comments of support from the community, achieving a final rank of #8 out of more than 2200 titles on Steam Greenlight. You can watch the games trailer below.
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