Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Midway Arcade Origins to bring 30-plus retro titles to 360, PS3

Midway has had a few popular compilations over the years, with last generation’s Arcade Treasure line being a noteworthy set, and Warner Bros. is ensuring that the current generation will get their retro fix with Midway Arcade Origins. Currently in development at Backbone Entertainment, Arcade Origins will contain over 30 titles from yesteryear, including Gauntlet, Joust, Marble Madness, Spy Hunter, and Super Off Road. The games will also support up to three players in local co-op as well as leaderboards.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(PC Review) Unmechanical

(PC Review) Unmechanical

“… an interesting curio of a game …”

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PC Reviews

Cradle of Rome 2 now available for 3DS, DS

Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS, DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rising Star Games has released their second title in North America, the 3DS and DS match-three puzzler Cradle of Rome 2. The Cerasus Media-developed sequel includes 100 new levels, construction mini-games, seven ages, and for the 3DS, hi-res artwork and fully interactive 3D board.

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3DS, DS News

Quantum Conundrum now available for PC

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

Airtight Games’ Quantum Conundrum, the latest puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift and company, is now available for PC on Steam and (contrary to earlier reports) other digital outlets. After the player’s eccentric uncle, Professor Quadwrangle, goes missing, they must make their way through his sprawling mansion and track him down using his Inter-Dimensional Shift Device. The device allows the user to enter alternate dimensions, where objects change mass and composition, and can be manipulated in order to progress from one room to the next.

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DLC, PC News

Quantum Conundrum headed to PC, Steam in June

Quantum Conundrum, the latest puzzler from Airtight Games, will be available for PC on June 21 exclusively on Steam. The console versions are set to launch on Live Arcade and PSN sometime this summer. Kim Swift, co-creator of the first Portal, serves as creative director for the environmental action-puzzler, which tasks players with finding their uncle, the eccentric Professor Quadwrangle, using his Inter-Dimensional Shift Device. The device will allow the user to enter alternate dimensions, where objects change mass and composition, and can be manipulated in order to progress from one room of the professor’s manor to the next.

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PC News

Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White now on App Store

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Square Enix has released a new hidden-object puzzler for iOS today, Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White. The second release in the Victorian Mysteries series, Woman in White is available for $0.99 (iPhone/iPod touch) and $2.99 (iPad HD). To celebrate the launch, Square Enix is offering the first release, The Moonstone, for free until next Monday 7.

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Apple Handheld

Crush3D now available at GameStop

Sega’s GameStop-exclusive puzzle-platformer Crush3D has launched for the 3DS. Expanding on the original Crush, the latest version includes new locations, characters, and hint system. As Danny, players will have to navigate their mind by crushing platforms from 2D to 3D and back, in order to bypass obstacles and battle enemies. New features for the 3DS include 3D graphics and StreetPass support, which will allow players to exchange gifts with others as well as earn Gift Points to access new bonuses.

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3DS

Stacking headed to PC, complete with free DLC

Stacking (PC, 360, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Double Fine Productions’ Stacking, the quirky adventure-puzzler set in the world of living Russian dolls, is preparing to make the leap from console to PC next year. Set to launch in the spring, Stacking will be available on Steam for $14.99 as a bundle that includes The Last Hobo King free DLC add-on.

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DLC, PC News

Rochard heading to PC

Rochard (PC, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Recoil Games’ gravity-defying side-scroller Rochard will be ported to the PC later this month. After debuting on the PS Network, Rochard will launch on Steam on November 15 for $9.99. The hybrid action-puzzler stars John Rochard, an astro-miner on a quest to rescue his friends and unravel an intergalactic mystery.

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PC News

James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes now available for 3DS

James Noirs Hollywood Crimes (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes has hit store shelves for the Nintendo 3DS. The $39.99 puzzler is an interactive 3D movie with a 1960s motif that has players starring as the main character in a TV game show that is leaving dead participants in its wake. Over 140 puzzles will be left at the crime scenes, ranging from wordplay to drawing, and need to be solved in order to uncover the killer’s identity.

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3DS