Tag Archives: Puzzles

Dear Esther

No matter what other games or mods you play this year, or indeed for the next five years, not many will come close to trumping the confusion factor of Dear Esther. You can imagine Dan Pinchbeck, the mod’s creator, cackling maniacally while piecing together the most befuddling narrative he could conjure up. Indeed, if his job was to get people talking about his game, then he can safely say mission accomplished. As a matter of fact, to even call Dear Esther a game would be quite a stretch, perhaps even an insult. Fundamentally, Dear Esther is a first person interactive…

Bob Came In Pieces

Bob Came in Pieces is the latest physics puzzler by Swedish indie developer Ludosity Interactive. You control an extensible spaceship that can conveniently attach and detach parts almost on the fly. Bob just crashed on a planet on the way to work and, shock, all your parts are now scattered everywhere. How will Bob get back to work?! Winter Wonderland! Wait…whose footprints are those? And where’s everyone else? The levels that Bob progress through are beautifully lush, reminiscent of a surreal cartoon – almost real, but blocky and vibrant. Things look pretty polished, both animation wise and environment wise though…