Rime was one of those games that I wasn't sure how I would receive. I've always had a hit or miss experience with puzzle genre games but Rime is ambitious in its delivery of both its narrative, and its presentation.
Beautiful, dark, moving and refreshing. Rime is an example of what games can deliver.
Shift Happens is an Action game developed by Klonk Games. A Co-operative platformed where you try to solve the puzzles in each level by shifting your mass between Bismo and Plom, two gelatinous blobs. Bound together by some freak accident, they are able to shift there mass between one another, throw and occasionally back stab each other, for precious coins, in an attempt to solve each level. Fun for solo players, with different level content, the truest potential of the game is released when two players play together. Whether you chose to have friends around to play, play online with a friend or with a random person, your always able to have a comrade to help you face the puzzling world. Communication and coordination are key to playing.
With over 40 hand crafted levels, local and co-op gameplay, Extra challenges and rewards in the levels for completionists, 30 single player levels, achievements and time challenges, there is plenty to keep you occupied through the massive adventure.
Fond of Wall-E or micromanaging puzzles with sci-fi elements? Well check out Factotum 90, you are an engineer that operates two warehouse robots. Don't think these robots are under-powered though, they can move small boxes, channel laser beams, hack security barriers and travel in portals. Actually they can do quite a bit these little robots.
Critically acclaimed puzzle game Leo’s Fortune will be released on Xbox One on September 11th via the ID@Xbox programme. Developed by Swedish studio 1337 & Senri, Leo’s Fortune made its debut on iOS, Android and Windows Phone last year and features a mustachioed fuzzy blue ball called Leopold as he takes on 2.5D platforming levels. Take a look at its trailer below:
2D platformer Adventures of Pip will be out on Xbox One on August 21st. Developed by Tic Toc Games, Adventures of Pip eventually found success after two Kickstarter campaigns and is a love letter to old school platformers. Adventures of Pip tells the story of a pixelated boy named Pip who has the ability to change between 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit and 64-bit character models in order to save the Pixel Kingdom from an evil queen. Take a look at its latest trailer below: