Review: Lake Ridden

Lake Ridden by Midnight Hub is an exploration puzzle game with a light story. It starts out a little underwhelming as mostly a relaxing walk through the woods, but that will soon change and you’ll realize how amazingly put together the environments are: the attention to detail is great and everything looks fantastic — the […]

Review: Impresja

Imagine being a curator at a museum of fine arts. It’s the day before the grand opening of a new exhibition, but you still haven’t finished hanging all the paintings and you are kind of panicking. The rooms of the museum keeps changing, looping, bending in on themselves. It’s just your imagination, though. Of course. […]

Review: Link Twin

Link Twin by Lorraine Studio is a delightful variant of sokoban in which you control two characters instead of one (they always move as one — even when separated), and the outer borders have been removed, so you can fall off the board, which means instant death and reset. There are also a couple of […]

Review: Haven Moon

Haven Moon, by sole developer Francois Roussel, was meant as an hommage to Myst (made by Cyan) and it clearly shows: as a Myst-like¹, and as a tribute, Haven Moon has all the required parts, so, as an old Myst fan, I enjoyed it, even if it had a few flaws. The different worlds you […]

Review: The Search

The Search by Jason Godbey is a classic point and click¹, in which you will paint your way past obstacles in search of your innermost, creative core, all whilst getting the story narrated to you via various notes, which you’ll find along the way, as well as comments from the main character. I really liked […]

Review: Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube

Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube by Liquid Flower is a 3D obstacle course set in an abstract cube world floating in mid-air. The puzzles are about exploring and getting past difficult terrain, which is done by using different types of placable cubes (some act like simple stepping stones, some as vehicles, and some in other ways). […]

Review: The House of Da Vinci

The House of Da Vinci by Blue Brain Games is a 3D puzzle game based around the contraptions imagined by Leonardo da Vinci¹. Not all of these contraptions were realized, but now you get to see and experience some of them in-game plus a lot of other clever mechanisms, hidden passages, and so on. It’s […]

Review: XING: The Land Beyond

XING: The Land Beyond by White Lotus Interactive is a 3D puzzle game with a good variety of things to figure out and places to explore. Exploration wasn’t a main theme, but there were some rewards to be found here and there. I had a good few hours of great fun (14 according to Steam). […]

Review: Quern – Undying Thoughts

Quern – Undying Thoughts by Zadbox Entertainment is my new favourite Myst-like¹, which, in short, means that the initial premise is like in Myst, while the art style and the architecture is most reminiscent of Riven, and, like in all Myst games, there are strange machinery to figure out and lots of research papers to […]

Review: Gorogoa

Gorogoa by Jason Roberts is a genius 2D puzzle game filled with gorgeous enigmas set in a 2 by 2 square of ever-changing tiles. It’s larger on the inside and just like a Tardis it can take you on a great voyage if you let it. As you are gallivanting across this imaginary globe, you […]