Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Hitman: Sniper Challenge, Gyromancer now on CoreOnline

CoreOnline (PC) Hitman Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer Announcement - Screenshot 1

CoreOnline, Square Enix’s free-to-play online platform, has added Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer. Sniper Challenge was initially a pre-order bonus for Hitman: Absolution, allowing players to practice their sniping skills against a series of targets in arcade-style missions. Scores can also be posted to Facebook for that extra bit of bragging. Gyromancer is a puzzle-RPG that has players take on the role of Rivel, a summoner of beasts, as he makes this way through Aldemona Wood.

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Daedalic reveals their next adventure outing, The Night of the Rabbit

The Night of the Rabbit (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daedalic Entertainment has announced The Night of the Rabbit, a new puzzle- and magic-rabbit-filled adventure title for Mac and PC. Already a year-plus in development, the Deponia developer has revealed that an international version, with support for seven languages including English, will be available on digital outlets later this year, on May 29.

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After getting the Greenlight, Asylum moves to Kickstarter

Asylum (PC) Kickstarter Announcement - Screenshot 1

The recently Greenlit adventure-horror title Asylum now has a Kickstarter campaign. Developer Senscape has chosen to go the crowdfunding route in order to finish the final phase of development. The Argentina-based studio hopes to attract funding for the Lovecraft-inspired puzzler with a number of rewards, including the addition of players as corpses or patients in the game’s main setting, the Hanwell Mental Institute. Other rewards include digital copies of the game, a downloadable copy of the soundtrack, access to alpha and beta releases, and a boxed copy.

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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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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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Magical Drop V launches for PC, now on Steam

Magical Drop V (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The long-running match-three puzzler Magical Drop is back today with the release of Magical Drop V for PC. The Golgoth Studio-developed bubble-burster features enhanced graphics, three modes (Arcade, Marathon, and Multiplayer), and the new Ghostlop shot that allows players to ricochet balls off walls. Scores are also tracked on online leaderboards.

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Midway Arcade Origins now in stores for 360 and PS3

Midway Arcade Origins (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In case you missed out on last generation’s Arcade Treasure releases, you can snag 30-plus of Midway’s golden oldies—well, mostly golden oldies—in the Warner Bros. Interactive-published collection Midway Arcade Origins today for $29.99 for 360 and PS3.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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