NOP Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:04am
Similar games?
Game was great and I want more. Could someone please recommend ather puzzle games worth playing? (I hope asking this isn't disrespectful to developer)
Last edited by NOP; Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:07am
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John Hadley Jun 10, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
I've not played this game yet, but the way the card flips around in the game video reminds me of the blocks in the games Edge and Rush published by Two Tribes. Both of those games have demos available on Steam.
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increpare  [developer] Jun 10, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Developer here, glad you liked my game - I really like puzzle games, and am happy to suggest good ones : )

commercial games-

The DROD games are pretty amazing, from my experience, the best puzzle games ever made
http://caravelgames.com/Articles/Games_2/TCB.html

(all the games in the series have pretty lengthy demos)

spacechem is amazing
http://www.spacechemthegame.com

iOS

if you have an iPhone/iPad, I can recommend trainyard (the free version, not the commercial version, which amusingly enough I find to be rather a poorer game) and ASYNC Corp.

free games -

jelly no puzzle is super accomplished and generally stupendous
http://qrostar.skr.jp/index.cgi?page=jelly&lang=en

(he made another game called hanano puzzle that is also pretty OK, but more contrived/not as pleasant to think about)

I can highly recommend michael brough's puzzle games - I've written a small bit about his stuff from last year here:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=35093

two other miscellaneous free games:
http://www.freeindiegam.es/2012/03/craequ-jonathan-whiting/
http://www.freeindiegam.es/2012/09/turnament-aaron-steed-for-nitrome/

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have :)
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YoungWillem Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:27am 
The first game that sprung to mind while playing ECT was Bloxorz by Damien Clarke: http://dxinteractive.com/#!/bloxorz
It's a marvelous, free game that scratches that same itch (for me at least). It's pretty short tough. :(

Something different (more along the lines of Spacechem, I guess), but one of my favourites is Manufactoria by Nicholas Feinberg: http://pleasingfungus.com/Manufactoria/


@Stephen: I've played Caravel DROD about 10 years ago. I absolutely loved it and would like to get back into DROD. But with all the different games available now, I have no idea where to start. Could you recommend something?
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increpare  [developer] Jun 12, 2013 @ 5:53am 
SQ: Most recent instalment is quite poor (short/easy/poor writing), I'd go for the city beneath - that's the only one I've played to any extent (though not to completion).
YoungWillem Jun 19, 2013 @ 1:01am 
I have just finished Trainyard Express, which was a lot of fun. Thanks for the recommendation.

Another good iOS/Android puzzler is Save the Puppies. Especially if you try to beat each level with the minimum amount of steps.
The Silence Jun 20, 2013 @ 11:36am 
I was really sucked in by Know How, and Know How 2, which are available for DS and iOS. It's like Rush Hour, with an expanded play field, and added mechanics.
선인장 | Cacuu Jun 21, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
ever tried puzzle dimensions? it's a great game, with a great concept and incredible difficulty.
jdelible Jun 29, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
I would second the suggestions of Hanano/Jelly no Puzzle and Corrypt, those are probably the best few puzzle games I've played over the past couple years.

Spacechem is brilliant but very intimidating and very tricky.
uhuf Jul 13, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
I would also recommend DROD, which is brilliant. Regarding the best installments, I think some of the harder Smitemaster Selections are beautifully designed - I'd start with King Dugan's Dungeon 2.0 or Journey to the Rooted Hold and then after gaining some experience (being able to finish one of the aforementioned), proceed chronologically.

Also, wanted to use this thread (rather than spam with a new one) to thank the developer for this great game. I hadn't heard of it at all until I received it with the Humble Bundle, and I'm very glad I did.

Cheers from a fellow puzzle enthusiast
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increpare  [developer] Jul 14, 2013 @ 4:30am 
so kind, thanks!
no genius Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:17pm 
It reminded me a bit of Splice, even though the mechanics are completely different, just the way you have to work out what everything does. (actually, this might be harder than Splice, I haven't even finished Larva yet) Also the music is similar.
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fenzil Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:24pm 
I guess he's too modest to promote himself, but the developer of this game (increpare) has a ton of free games on his website, http://www.increpare.com/.

I haven't played any (too busy trying to beat ECT) but I would assume that some are similar to this. Edit: "Travelling" is similar to ECT.
Last edited by fenzil; Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:19am
trouttman Jul 29, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
I completely agree. This game is not only incredibly fun, but just the right amount of challenging to make it feel like I don't have someone holding my hand through the entire thing. Good job increpare!
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