Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (XONE)
Logic November 2017
A stand-alone version of collective card game (CCG) that debuted in the bestselling RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Project RED, and quickly became acknowledged as one of the best minigames in history. In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game players compete against each other with progressively collected decks of cards from five different factions. As in most CCG, the gameplay is turn-based, but quite unusually, the player’s objective is to gather more attack points than opponent. Cards are placed in three different rows, respectively for melee soldier, ranged units and siege machines like catapults. Our army’s strength can be both increased and decreased with special cards, unique skills of commanders or weather effects. Aside from complex multiplayer mode, the game also offers an episodic story campaign.
Fable Fortune (XONE)
A card game set in the universe known from the Fable series. The title was developed by Flaming Fowl, a studio that consists of former employees of Lionhead Studios – the creators of the previous entries in this popular franchise. As in other games of the genre, the gameplay focuses on duels played by using cards collected by the player in the game. The player can select from many heroes with different abilities and bonuses that can be used during the duels. The battles have not only a story background, but specific tasks to complete as well. The player must frequently choose between good and evil and his decisions determine the look of the protagonist and list of available units. Fable Fortune can be played alone or in multiplayer mode – the game contains both cooperation and competitive modes.
The Witness (XONE)
Logic 13 September 2016
A first-person adventure game with logic puzzles, developed by the creator of Braid – Jonathan Blow and his independent studio Number None. The game takes you to a large, mysterious island, whose all inhabitants vanished without a trace. Gameplay has you explore this vast world, solve logic puzzles, and search for clues that will help you solve the mysteries of this place. Game mechanics resemble the cult Myst series. As you play, you have to display remarkable patience, observance, and the ability to connect different pieces of the story. Many things here have secret meanings, and the key symbols, hints, and markings were cleverly hidden within the game’s environment. The Witness features simple, but charming, 3D graphics and supports the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.
The Turing Test (XONE)
Logic 30 August 2016
A sci-fi FPP logic puzzle game by Bulkhead Interactive, a studio founded by the creators of Pneuma: Breath of Life. The story takes place an unspecified number of years in the future, when scientists discover a seemingly harmless alien life form on Jupiter's moons. You play as an astronaut named Ava Turing, whose task is to examine the new species, and who ends up finding more than she expected. The Turing Test is a part of the FPP logic puzzle genre, popularized by the Portal series. There's no combat in the game, and the gameplay is entirely focused on solving puzzles. To do this, you mostly use a special device that allows you to manipulate energy and transfer if from object to object. You also have to operate various mechanisms and intelligent machines, as well as complete occasional platform challenges.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (XONE)
Logic 30 July 2015
Another entry in the popular virtual card game series, based on a collective card game on the license of Kazuki Takahashi‘s manga from 1996. It has been developed by Other Ocean studio, which worked on titles like Mortal Combat Arcade Kollektion, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. We are taken to a special program known as Duelist Simulator, in which the best players face each other, recreating events of five Yu-Gi-Oh! series. New campaign lets us meet the main protagonists of the past, with us using well-known decks. However there are also completely new heroes, including those from Arc-V TV series, resulting in 90 characters in game and over 6600 cards. Game offers both single and multiplayer options.
Magic Duels: Origins (XONE)
Logic 31 July 2015
A video game adaptation of the Magic: Origins card game from Wizards of the Coast, developed by Stainless Game. Unlike the earlier digital renditions of Magic: The Gathering, the game is available as a free-to-play title and developed mostly through free updates. The creators changed some features in the game modes, with the biggest novelty being the return of the Two-Headed Giant variant, in which the players fight in pairs with shared life points. There is a system of dynamic missions and challenges that change not only for each user, but also for the whole community, and the new tutorial named Skill Quest lets players learn the rules easily. Deck Builder has also been improved, with in-game tips helping us in constructing our decks. Magic Duels: Origins offers Solo Battle mode to face off against artificial intelligence if we don’t want to duel with other people.
Logic 03 March 2015
A unique simulation game, in which you construct increasingly wacky rollercoasters, and then test it on excitement-hungry people. The game was created by Frontier Development, known for e.g. the latest installment in the Zoo Tycoon and the Thrillville and Rollercoaster Tycoon series. Unlike the latter one, ScreamRide does not feature an economic aspect, and your actions serve science and research on the limits of human potential. The gameplay focuses on completing a series of tasks, in which the key is the fear and scream level among the people riding your rollercoaster. You can also test your tracks yourself, by steering the rollercoaster in the arcade mode. The game features fully destructible environment and advanced physics, apparent in e.g. the spectacular results of your less successful experiments.
Pneuma: Breath of Life (XONE)
Logic 27 February 2015
An FPP logic puzzle game with adventure elements, developed by two independent teams: Bevel Studios and Deco Digital. You play as the eponymous Pneuma, a deity, who observes the beginnings of the universe. Like in the other games in the genre, the gameplay focuses on exploration and solving puzzles, which require good orientation and analysis skills and unorthodox thinking. In addition, Pneuma: Breath of Life features an internal monologue of the self-congratulatory protagonist. The visuals are high-quality, created with the Unreal Engine 4; the game features beautifully rendered locations with advanced visual effects, such as realistic lighting.
Logic 24 May 2016
An old-school logic game featuring elements of adventure and platformer games. This is the debut of the Triple Eh? studio led by Gareth Noyce. Lumo pays tribute to various games from the 80s and 90s. The gameplay consists of exploring over 400 different chambers, where the player mainly solves puzzles, avoids traps and discovers secrets. The game is played from the classic isometric view, and the player observes only a section of the location they are visiting at a given time - it can be a platform, a room or a corridor suspended in mid-air. It is relatively difficult to make progress in the game. Despite the fact that Lumo makes numerous references to the classics of the genre, it offers modern-day visuals with impressive lighting effects and high-definition textures.
Death Squared (XONE)
Logic 14 March 2017
An online logic game focusing on tight cooperation between the participants, created by the Australian SMG Studio. The players assume the roles of sympathetic, cubic robots whose goal is to reach the platforms bearing the same color as their body. The task is not easy however, as different mechanisms and traps were placed in the levels, such as laser sensors (once activated, shuffle the conditions of the map), or energy beams that can be blocked by the robot bearing the same color, but constitute a deadly threat to others. Since the movements of the robots are usually interconnected, solving the puzzles requires strict cooperation and being able to coordinate the moves of particular robots. Death Squared offers over 100 different levels divided into three game modes, namely the story campaign (for one or two players), the PARTY mode (for two or four players), and the special Vault mode, which is also designed for a two- or four-player experience, and features levels rated by the developers as too difficult to be included in the two modes mentioned above.
Typoman: Revised (XONE)
Logic 17 February 2017
A combination of a two-dimensional platformer and a logic game created by the independent studio Brainseed Factory. The player assumes the role of an original protagonist, composed of four letters: "H", "E", "R" and "O", who traverses a dark world filled with threats. Exploring a fantasy land, avoiding countless traps, jumping across platforms and solving puzzles requiring the player to manipulate letters and create new words - these activities constitute the pillar of the game's mechanics. Creating words from letters is the key feature of the game, and this is how the player deactivates various traps and gains access to new locations. For instance, in order to open a gate, the player has to assemble the word "OPEN" from the four words given. Furthermore, the player often encounters various enemies capable of tearing the protagonist into shreds. Combat in this game requires us to create antonyms of words. A dark atmosphere present in the game was not built not only on a the minimalistic color palette applied by the developers, but also thanks to the soundtrack composed by musicians belonging to the Dutch sound producer SonicPicnic.
Logic 16 July 2016
A dynamic multiplayer-oriented action game by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, and a combination of the mechanics of casual match-3 games with elements of such classic titles as Tetris or Asteroids. In Tumblestone, you shoot falling colorful blocks with a laser beam located at the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to clear all the blocks by matching three elements of the same color, which makes them disappear. The simple mechanics are varied by many mods, which can diametrically change the situation on the board, and even the whole gameplay. The game features several modes, from the 30-hours-long story campaign and three Arcade modes, to co-op or player-vs-player multiplayer mode for up to 4 players using a local network or Internet connection.
101 Ways to Die (XONE)
Logic 18 March 2016
A brutal, although humorous, logic platformer game by Four Door Lemon, an independent British studio. We assume the role of an assistant of the mad professor Splattunfuder’s, who at the end of his career decided to create an unusual guide that describes 101 ways of dying. As a result of unfortunate events, the initial version of his “work” was destroyed, and our task is to help the scientist recreate it with the use of hordes of creatures called Splatts, which were bred solely for this purpose. The gameplay mechanics of 101 Ways to Die can be described as an inverted version of the popular Lemmings, since our job is not to help but to prevent the innocent, although not too intelligent, Splatts from escaping. On each level, we have to devise an adequate strategy and then set a number of fancy traps; then, we only have to watch the execution of our plan.
A two-dimensional platformer game with numerous logic elements developed by Appsquare. The world in which Clockwork takes place was struck with a plague that killed the majority of its population many years before. Few survivors have sheltered themselves behind the walls of the city of Watchtower, trying to find an antidote for the dangerous virus. Alas, it turned out that the only way to avoid the plague is to close one’s mind in a mechanical body that is immune to diseases. In the game, we assume the role of a homeless boy named Alto who discovers that the watch he owns is inhabited by a creature of great power that is willing to help rebuild the old order. In this way, Alto embarks on a grand adventure that involves solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and manipulating the spacetime. The game features detailed hand-drawn graphics that have uniquely atmospheric style.
Adventure Pop (XONE)
Logic 31 January 2017
A tile-matching game distributed in a free-to-play model. Adventure Pop sees us assume control over Penelope – an adventure seeker that has to face a group of airborne pirates in her search for her missing friends. The game takes place on a two-dimensional field filled with colored marbles. Our job is to clear the area by firing projectiles of a matching color. A successful match clears a set of identical marbles, resulting in additional bonuses. The singleplayer mode pits us against opponents who are left with the same task, forcing us to clear our field before our enemy manages to do the same. Each level is filled with useful power-ups, while rescued friends and some of the defeated opponents join our team, offering additional abilities and special powers.
Mystery Castle (XONE)
Logic 06 May 2016
A tongue-in-cheek action game with logic puzzle elements, developed by English studio Runestone Games, and a combination of five separate episodes, released under the same title for mobile platforms. In Mystery Castle you play as a wizard called Monty, who is tasked with protecting the eponymous five castles from the forces of evil. Every stage of the game features slightly different objectives and fulfilling them gains you crystals, which are used to proceed to the next stage. To gather them, you have to solve logic puzzles in which you have to use the elements of the environment, the spells you know, and your equipment, which includes e.g. a magic lamp that helps you find hidden passages, or special potions that can change you into various animals with unique abilities. At the end of every stage there is a boss, and to defeat them you have to make a clever use of the elements you have encountered in the previous locations.