Now that Gyromancer has continued what Puzzle Quest started, Infinite Interactive is set to steal back their throne with a sequel to the cult-favorite RPG/puzzle hybrid. Life just got a little sweeter… at least, for me.
Move over, Puzzle Quest. You had a good run with the whole jewel-matching RPG hybrid, but the big boys have come to steal your throne… and rock our faces off. Gyromancer may be a little late (the Puzzle Quest folks already moved on to sci-fi), but it really doesn’t matter when this boat arrives.
It’s a new take on the holiday bundle: according to Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, Nintendo DSi units are going to be available already loaded with DSiWare items to save new owners the trouble of downloading their favorites (and paying for them!)
What do you get when you’ve got a crapload of Rubik’s cubes lying around the house, and some serious artistic talent? You make some major pixel art, that’s what.
These Rubik’s pixel portraits by Irish artist John Quigley are truly mind-boggling.
When I first saw this clock design, I was scratching my head wondering why you’d want a clock that doesn’t keep time at all. After all, who wants a clock that you have to manually change the time on every time the minute changes?
Ball-rolling just doesn’t sound that exciting. We’ve been there. We’ve done the labyrinths. But let’s not forget that ball-rolling can get crazy (and sticky), and give something a little different a chance, like the gorgeously minimalist Night Sky.
So, Portal was never a pile of eyeball candy or anything–it looked as good as it needed to look, with some really neat visuals that resulted from looking through portals, adorable turret buddies, and delicious cake, but it’s not like anyone was trying for a graphical feat there.
There’s a common theme in gaming that seems to revolve around parties–intrepid bands of heroes who end up together on an epic quest to save the world, and maybe enjoy a delicious sandwich or something along the way.
Lucidity, the new puzzling platformer from LucasArts, will be out later this month, but I have a feeling these charming visuals will hang around in your mind’s eye for a long time.
There’s so much to love here, from the bobbled hat and the heroine’s softly rounded face to the gorgeous light effects, and that’s even before you get to the fact that Lucidity is the product of the amazing folks at LucasArts.
I’ve never been able to solve a Rubik’s cube; the most I can do is “solve” one of the faces. I’m also not good at platformers, nor do I enjoy playing them (but I am really interested in playing Ratchet & Clank).
Minesweeper is one of the things I miss from running Windows. I’m sure there are browser versions available, but it’s just not the same as opening up that friendly little window and clicking around, only to have my butt blasted across the room.
If you’ve picked up the quirky puzzler Critter Crunch for the iPhone, then you know the concept is as brutal as the name sounds (under all that cuteness, anyway). Don’t be fooled by the adorable screenshots.
Puzzlemasters – if you’ve already figured out how to solve Rubik’s cube in under 9 seconds flat, you’re probably in need of a new challenge. Well here something that should keep you busy for at least 30 seconds.
The gamers among us have all had those nights of long hours and dry eyes, the mutters of “just a little further,” and the bleary post-victory mornings when there is just not enough coffee in the world.
We’ve seen some pretty badass bento around here, but nothing quite like the Rubik’s Cubewich, a puzzling and meaty creation that’s almost too clever to be eaten. Almost.
Salami, kielbasa, cheese, bread–there’s all sorts of goodness in this cubewich!