‘Starman’ Offers Clever Puzzles In Lovely Black & White Places

Starman takes you to a soothing black and white world of mysterious structures and surreal locales, having you figure out environmental puzzles while taking in the striking landscapes where these confounding contraptions exist. Starman takes you to varied places filled with complex mechanisms, and it’s up to you to use your ability to grab stuff, […]

Solve Sci-Fi Programming Puzzles In Prime Mover

Post-SpaceChem, puzzler fans have had a bevy of programming and pseudo-programming games to test their solution-crafting prowess and the new game Prime Mover looks to scratch that itch as well, with its blend of circuit board construction and input manipulation. Reminiscent of a cross between Human Resource Machine and SpaceChem, Prime Mover has you transporting […]

Slice And Slash To Solve Combat Puzzles In Ori Hunter

Crafted for Ludum 41, Ori Hunter is a small but clever puzzler, where you must manage limited slices to annihilate rooms of demons as a futuristic ninja. As the high-tech sword-wielder, you must clear each screen in five slashes, with the last blade-tipped dash leaving you at the level’s exit elevator. These challenges start out […]

‘Tomb Raider’ Clips: Lara Croft Has Meetings, Solves Puzzles, Fights Walton Goggins, Raids Zero Tombs

Hey, a new Tomb Raider movie is a thing that’s happening this week. Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne, Ex Machina) stars as Lara Croft, the main character from the long-running video game franchise that follows an explorer who always seems to get caught up in danger and intrigue among historical artifacts and ruins. Four new Tomb […]

Photographs demo shows off clever puzzles and a tragic story

EightyEight Games’s introspective puzzler Photographs is due out later this year for PC, iOS, and Android. In a demo, I saw how it uses minigames to tell its myriad tales. Each of the chapters centers on one character. A series of puzzles correspond with their story, featuring mechanics that match what’s happening in the tale as […]

Empires & Puzzles maker Small Giant Games raises $41 million for mobile titles

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish gaming companies have a strong record of on mobile, and the latest example is Small Giant Games, which is announcing today that it has raised $ 41 million in funding. The Helsinki-based studio of Empires & Puzzles has seen its first game generate more than 10 million downloads and $ 33 million in […]

26 sheep, 10 goats & ship’s captain: Unsolvable math problem puzzles Chinese students

Students in southwestern China were confounded by a seemingly impossible math question involving sheep, goats, and the captain of a ship. Some of the top-notch answers they came up with appeared in the Chinese media. The question – posed to grade five pupils at a school in Nanchong, Sichuan province – asked the students to […]

Delete Gives Nonogram Puzzles A Rubik Twist

Between mobile offerings like Paint It Back and PC series like Hexcells, the nonogram/Picross-inspired style of logic puzzlers have had a steady flow of interesting games. Delete is the newest entry to the category, taking a unique perspective-based and level-twisting approach to the puzzles. Delete starts out simply, with single planes and small grids. As […]