Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

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

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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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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