Category Archives: Puzzle

Audiosurf Review

Genre | Puzzle
Developer | Dylan Fitterer
Platforms | PC

In Audiosurf the player controls a ship that progresses down a track with three lanes. The player’s goal is to match colored blocks in order to score points. The length of the track, its curvature, the speed of the ship, and the placement of the blocks are determined by the  audio track the player chooses. Choosing songs of different genres, tempos, and lengths provides different tracks of varying intensity and difficulty.

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simian.interface Review

Genre | Puzzle
Developer | vested interest
Platforms | PC, Mac, Browser, iOS

simian.interface is a puzzle game where the player is tasked with manipulating the game in order to align various two and three dimensional objects. When the objects are correctly aligned, the player progresses to the next level. Aligning objects requires ascertaining their location and orientation and discovering which direction of manipulation will lead to alignment.

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Portal Review

Genre | Puzzle, Platformer
Developer | Valve Corporation
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, PS3, XBOX 360

In Portal, the player controls a character in a testing facility made up of a series of test chambers. The player uses a device that creates the eponymous portals on flat surfaces. The player can enter one portal and exit the other so as to traverse through the world in contradiction to the rules of Euclidean geometrical space. This device allows the player to solve puzzle in each test chamber and progress to the end of the game. 

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The Swapper Review

Genre | Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle
Developer | Facepalm Games
Platforms | PC

The Swapper is a sidescrolling puzzle platformer game where the player takes control of a character in a space suit equipped with the eponymous Swapper, a device that allows the character to clone themselves multiple times. The player uses this device to solve puzzles and progress though a space station in order to beat the game.

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