Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Platform-Puzzler

(Xbox 360 Review) Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

(Xbox 360 Review) Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

“… a story-driven puzzle-platformer that, although light on challenge, is poignant and satisfying.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

New screenshots released from vaudevillian platformer Contrast

Contrast (PC) June Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Compulsion Games has revealed more of their upcoming platform-puzzler Contrast. Set to launch later this year for 360, PC, and PS3, Contrast has players take control of Dawn, an imaginary friend of Didi, a rambunctious and heartbroken nine-year-old, in a world inspired by vaudeville and noire. The title was recently shown at SCEA’s and Focus Home Interactive’s booths at E3, and a few shots from the demo have been released.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Limbo launches on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita, supports cross-buy

Limbo (360, PC, PS3, PS Vita) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Limbo, Playdead’s stylish puzzle-platformer, has launched on PSN for PS Vita. Originally released in 2010 for 360, Limbo follows a young boy as he searches for his sister in a dreary world filled with monsters and environmental hazards. The PS Vita version is available for $14.99 and supports cross-buy, which means that the download also comes with a version for PS3 at no additional cost.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

The Cave now available online for console and PC

The Cave, the latest adventure-puzzler from designer Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, is now available for 360, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, and Wii U. The download-only release, published by Sega, features seven adventurers who must explore a trap-filled cave three at a time, with each character’s backstory coming to the fore as the trio make their way deeper into the chasm.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

The Cave to launch online for console, PC next week

The Cave (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Sega has announced that the upcoming Double Fine Productions-developed adventure title The Cave will be available next week. The download-only release will be available on the Nintendo eShop and PSN on January 22 and on Live Arcade and Steam on January 23 for $14.99/1200 MS Points.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

(PC Review) Unmechanical

(PC Review) Unmechanical

“… an interesting curio of a game …”

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PC Reviews

SolaRola launches for Android, iOS

SolaRola (Android, iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

SolaRola, a new physics-based puzzle-platformer, is now available for Android and iOS devices. The Square Enix-published release has been re-imagined for mobile devices with new graphics, a new storyline, and a refined touch-and-tilt control scheme. As Wiz and Waz, players must make their way through maze-filled planets by bouncing around obstacles, including rocks and bombs, and deadly creatures to save the universe’s four guardians from Ping the Unmerciless.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Playdead releases boxed Limbo Special Edition for Mac, PC

Limbo (360, Mac, PC) Special Edition Launch Announcement - Set

The puzzle-platformer Limbo has received the premium boxed treatment with the release of the Special Edition.

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PC News

Quantum Conundrum announced, set to debut at PAX

Quantum Conundrum (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has announced a new first-person platform-puzzler from Airtight Games and Portal co-creator, Quantum Conundrum. The download-only release is scheduled to launch early next year for the 360, PC, and PS3. PAX attendees will be able to check out the game as well as a panel with the developers on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pegasus Room.

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