Posts Tagged‘recommendations’

My 3 Most Anticipated Puzzle/Mystery Games of 2012

Okay, so maybe a more honest title would be “The Only 3 Puzzle/Mystery Games I Know Are Coming Out in 2012”, since I’m not exactly up on my game news, but I am super anticipating these three upcoming games!   #1 – The Witness I’ve been wigging out over this game since I first heard/wrote about it back in February.  Braid-creator Jonathan Blow has made it his mission to revamp the adventure game in his upcoming puzzle and exploration game, The Witness.  Blow has tons of insight and innovative ideas when it comes to puzzle games, and there is no developer I’d…

Take a Mystery Vacation with Nextpedition

American Express Travel is offering an interesting new service called “Nextpedition“, a “custom-made mystery trip” based on your interests.  Here’s how it works: you meet with a Nexpedition Specialist to determine your profile as a traveler — what you are interested in, what things you like to do while traveling, etc.  Then, the specialist creates a custom mystery trip for you based on your interests.  They book your flights and hotels, and plan fun activities for you to do during your trip.  A week before your trip, you receive a smartphone (on loan) and a dossier.  Once you start traveling,…

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is another strong installment in the charming Professor Layton series of puzzle games for Nintendo DS. The premise this time begins with a scientist named Dr. Stahngun who is working on a time machine. When he demonstrates his machine at a publicity event, something goes wrong: Stahngun and his on-stage volunteer, the Prime Minister,  have both vanished. Shortly after, Layton and Luke receive a letter from Luke from ten years in the future requesting the Professor’s help.  The pair are transported to a Future London and begin their new adventure. Gameplay hasn’t changed from…

Alchemy – A Game of Discovery

Alchemy is a fun little puzzle game about discovery.  The premise of Alchemy is that you start with four basic elements (Air, Earth, Fire, and Water), and you combine elements two at a time to create new elements (for example, air + water = steam).  Each new element you unlock is added to your inventory, and can then be combined with other elements as well.  The aim is to unlock all the hidden elements. Alchemy apparently has roots as a DOS game (one version can be found here), but these days you’re more likely to find it in your smartphone…

Nomen Ludi

If you’re a fan of both mysteries and old school video game nostalgia, then you’ll love this story by Rob Beschizza.  Nomen Ludi explores a mystery born in the dawn of the digital age:  the long-lost ending to an indie 8-bit video game.  Here’s an excerpt from the beginning: “From the sleep of childhood and all its aimless memories, an old computer game returned to haunt me. My first recollection was a flashback at the airport, triggered by a scent: the same carpet deodorizer my mother used to use when I was a kid. Transported away from the echoes of…