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Platformers, Puzzles and Anything inbetween: Danaroth's picks
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The most professional-looking, most hardcore or most original games in platforming and puzzle category, hybrids included. The list is sorted following loosely my personal preference (top to bottom). I hope you enjoy the picks.

It mostly focuses on:
- Pure platformers with challenging gameplay
- Puzzle-platformers with interesting twists
- Puzzle games with original elements and/or an absorbing mood
- Action/Adventure with a non minor puzzling component

If you are still looking for more, consider the following games that don't really fit in this collection:
Rhythm Destruction(rhythm shmup):
Qasir al-Wasat (top-down stealth):
This list used to feature classic point and click adventures as well, but it soon became unmanageable to include those. Some interesting games in that category are listed below:
Ballads of Reemus (fun/insects):
Metal Dead (comedy/zombie)
Also some other non steam related stuff, WIP or not, you might want to check out:
The Iconoclasts (steampunk/metroidvania):
Dwarf Complete (flash/zelda):
An Untitled Story (hardcore/platforming):
Owlboy (flying/ruins):
Sealark (fishing/pixelart):
Toren (Ico/contextual):
Items (87)
DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder
Created by Caravel Games
"Deadly Rooms of Death" (DROD) is a turn-based puzzle dungeon crawl.

It is a 2D top-down puzzle adventure that focuses on hardcore gameplay mechanics, best described succinctly as "Zelda chess."

This game is not about the graphics. It's about cleve...
Created by Zilo
There is no hero in this story. No happy ending, no uplifting message. You are human, and you have a very human problem: you need to understand. The...
Vox Populi Vox Dei(a werewolf thriller): Episode 2
Created by WEREM
PLAY THE FIRST EPISODE FOR FREE(It's way better than look a video)

The first game, Vox Populi Vox Dei(a werewolf thriller) is an award winning action adventure game (kong...
Brain Cube Reloaded
Created by Ximad
Brain Cube Reloaded is a logic game with the RoboCube as a main character. Player have to travel through the game field by rolling from side to side. It sounds easy but it's really hard because of the limited map space and different devices and barriers. ...
Created by goldentricycle
An actiony Puzzle Adventure. With drunk Robots.

CLARC is an isometric, grid-based puzzle game with fast paced arcade elements. It features comic style visuals in various different graphical themes, from the inside of a chaotic factory to the s...
Created by GameCoder Studios

Support us and play Attractio before its launch!

Attractio Early Access is now available on GamersGate, the...
Shadow of the Game
Created by DeRail Games
Shadow of the Game is a multiple award-winning roleplaying title with a strong focus on interactive storytelling.
Demo and full game available!
"A game within a game – it’s the type of stuff to make Christopher Nolan proud" - T1 Magazine
Spud's Quest
Created by ChrisD
Take on the role of Spud and his friend Prince Charming on a journey to uncover four ancient elemental essences that have the power to remove a curse upon the royal family.

Spud's Quest is an adventure game for Windows that draws its inspiration from t...
Mort The Intern
Created by mitDebo
A demo is now available. Please check the link below.

Remember your first job?
Afterlife Ferries, LLC, is the premier company for handling all of your afterlife destination needs. Their newest inte...
Created by 9heads
Vitrum is a 3D, first person, puzzle/platform game.

The main character is an android designed to convert energy from crystals into powers. The android can absorb energy in each of his hands, allowing him to combine different powers. One of the coolest ...
Chess Heroes
Created by Oreganik
Chess Heroes is a modern take on chess that draws a lot of inspiration from video games. There are special moves, magic spells, terrain types, a cinematic story, secrets to unlock, and more!

It's is played as a series of scenarios, where each side has...
Created by A Jolly Corpse
SmashBox is available for Windows now! You can grab it at DRM-free for just $2.99. This will also net you a Desura code(we'll mail this to you as soon as we confirm your purchase), Mac and L...
Boogerman "A Pick and Flick Adventure" 20th Anniversary
Created by Toy Ghost
The Story

It’s a dark and stormy night at Professor Stinkbaum’s lab where a machine has been built to save the world by trans-existing all pollution to a far-away location in time and space dubbed Dimension X-Crement.

Snake Blocks
Created by SpookyCatGames
A challenging new 3D puzzle game! Join the five friendly puzzle snakes as you push, pull, and twist them through dozens of challenging puzzle scenarios.


- Innovative 3D puzzle mechanics.
- Clear and colorful visual design.
- Full-feature...
Cube - Gardens of Zen
Created by EximionGames
Cube - Gardens of Zen is a 3D mind twisting puzzler with a heartwarming story. Play your way through 88 challenging 3D puzzle levels in the colorful world of Cube. Enjoy many funny characters, humor and the change of seasons as you unravel the mysteries o...
Created by Sd`
Try the demo!

Mindblock is a 3D puzzle game set in space.

The rules are simple, the puzzles are difficult : move the blocks to build a path to the exit. Gravity works strangely for the blocks you're moving, so you'll have to...
Created by fxxk boyz get money
Taijou is a fast paced platformer / bullet hell inspired by a mashup of Touhou and Cave Story

The official site, where you can play the beta and subscribe to the mailing list can be found here:
Project Temporality
Created by DefrostGames

“Of the games we’ve looked at this year, Project Temporality is among the finest examples of unique gameplay and clever design that we’ve seen thus far. “

About the Game

Experience t...
Project Adventure Game 'The Cycle of the Cave'
Created by Domenec
A metroidvania indie style game.

This game has been inspired by some 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit classics such as The Maze of Galious, Castlevania Symphony of the Night and the like. I am neither a GFX artist nor a coder, so all it’s been done with lot...
Created by SodiumEyes
LogiGun is a Portal-esque puzzle-platformer about a girl named June as she climbs a tower filled with perplexing puzzles. Mix and match an array of neat guns to solve increasingly intricate physics challenges! Are you sharp enough to make it to the...
Created by realaxis
Enter the world of Stained. The castle you will explore is mysterious, dangerous and full of thousands of sharp pieces of broken glass. You are a mysterious, stranger wielding a rather sharp instrument yourself, capable of breaking them into smaller piece...
Created by Rat King
TRI is a first-person puzzle exploration adventure game where you place corner points onto walls to build walkable triangular platforms. Find a way through the towers and dungeons in sophisticated levels.
Solve puzzles, climb vertiginous abysses, reflect...
Created by Cylne
Cylne is a first person surreal exploration game which is like a collection of ancient and modern poetry. Choose a chapter to explore and feel unreal worlds filled with psychic/environmental enigmas and platforming. Surrounded by a dark halo, dive in
Aaru's Awakening
Created by Lumenox Games
Download the Playable Demo:

Feel free to make a Lets Play video of the game and monetise, just make sure you have a link in description for this Greenlight page.

Lumenox L...
Created by Hello There Dev

A mystery puzzle adventure

Michael is an ambitious explorer searching for a secret treasure. Finding himself trapped in the dark pyramid of Khaba, a weak ray of sunlight becomes his only hope.

Through chambers filled with pu...
Created by Plug In Digital
“My name is Trump and I’m a jazz man, and this is my story.”

Immerse yourself in the memories of Trump, in his dreams as a young, star-struck jazz musician, in love with the lovely Lady Poppy.

Presenting a daring parallel with the real story ...
Created by Rock Pocket Games

What the hell is this?
Born out of a game jam in Norway, prototyped within 5 days leading to the winning entry - this is Shiftlings.

In this physics based, puzzle pl...
Created by QuantizedBit
Available now at

You were on the way to a recycling process when fortunately for you - and unfortunately for the environment - you accidentally ran off.

Now your goal is to escape from the facility, which is an extremely difficu...
Kingdoms Fall
Created by dqhendricks
Kingdoms Fall is an epic action adventure game. You will get to explore an open world, where you will find powerful items such as the Boomerang, Bombs, Grappling Hook and Fire Wand. You will need to venture into the realm's darkest dungeons, conquer trick...
Created by Knuts
Quadradius is an intricate and competitive game of skill, chance, bluffing, and devastation. It is a turn-based board game played by 1 to 6 people on a three dimensional grid. Each piece can collect Power Orbs scattered throughout the arena, these orbs co...
Fractured Soul
Created by Endgame Studios
“Anyone who loves the Mega Man series will love it” -Game Over Online 90%
“Everything you could ask for from a 2D platformer” -IGN
“Perfect balance between proven and innovative” 9/10
“A hardcore platform...
Algo-Bot: programming puzzle game using code logic
Created by Fishing Cactus
Use code logic to complete your missions in this 3D game starring Algo, a little robot dude. Use your algorithm special skills as your only weapons to program and optimize the right sequences of commands to beat the levels.

This is still a ...
Created by OneMrBean
BasketBelle is an experimental 2D basketball-based platformer. Each Chapter of the game uses the mechanics and idea of basketball in a different way. At one point you might be dribbling inside the intestines of a purple blob creature (what?). At ot...
Camera Obscura
Created by R.P.S

An ancient tower in a forgotten land. A lone photographer on a desperate search. A once in a lifetime chance. Camera Obscura is a puzzle platformer where you attempt to summit a ruined tower, a relic of a fanatical sect trying to reac...
Uncraft Me !
You can get our PC demo and links to more suggested youtube videos of the XBOX version on our website :

Uncraft Me ! is a simple yet difficult 2D platformer where you must navigate Alex and his jetpack through a cubified...
Created by Nerve Software
Burnstar is an action puzzle game in which your goal is to burn everything! Use explosives to solve your problems alone or with a friend in co-op or build your own puzzles with our level editor!

Burnstar captures the feel of old school action puzzle g...
Operation Smash
Created by Steve
News: Operation Smash is now available for purchase on Desura: and GamersGate: http://se.gamersgate....
You Have to Win the Game
Created by J. Kyle Pittman
You Have to Win the Game is an exploration platformer with a retro 1980s PC aesthetic.

This game is free and available for download at

Required system specs:
Windows (XP SP2 or better)
D3D9 SM2 GPU or better
The Escapist
Created by Backstab Games
A base of 2D platformer with extra spicy bouncing, in a mix of 48 heavily trapped levels, sided with 3 badass bosses. There's also tasty upgrades to avoid choking. Best served hardcore, enjoy!

Hi! we are Backstab Games a 2 guys team based in Buenos Air...
Created by LeGrudge & Rugged
CAN YOU GET TO THE EXIT? KRUNCH is a quick-reflex game about escaping, survival and the fear of being closed in. KRUNCH draws inspiration from NES era gaming and has an exclusive 2-player mode for the Winnitron 1000: the indie video game cabinet. K...
Created by bluebuttongames
Polarity is a first person puzzle game based around hacking into a secure virtual world to steal data fragments....for money. You play a glorified data thief essentially. Oh and it's also completely compatible with the Oculus Rift (which is actually prett...
Hero of Many
Created by TricksterArts
Hero of Many is an atmospheric action adventure game where you lead a swarm of water-beings through fierce battles to freedom.

4.5/5 - Touch A...
Lost Marbles
Created by B1naryTake0ver
*** Anyone who buys the game will get a Steam key if we ever get Greenlit ***

Lost Marbles is available DRM-free for Windows and Mac via Humble Store widget on our site

Get it now! www.binarytakeover.c...
Created by aly
To get the demo :
To get Cubicity for PC :

Cubicity Game

Cubicity is a 2D physics-based puzzle game. You play the role of Seamus, a curious guy who can't seem to keep himself out of tro...
Created by Gurvy
Exodus has been greenlighted !
It was a long road since we've put the game on Steam Greenlight.

We want to thank all the people having supported us so far !

We'll release the game soon with a totally new price, stay tuned !

Main Features[/b...
Naught 2
Created by Blue Shadow Games
Play with gravity to guide Naught through a mysterious underground world where darkness is a relentless enemy that takes many forms. Naught 2 is an adventure and platform game that challenges your skills giving you full control of Naught and his environme...
Olympia Rising
Created by Paleozoic
Interested in playing the free demo? Check it out here:

About the demo: The demo is a partially complete tour of some of the highlights of the game. It includes one spell, several capab...
Shardlands: Director's Cut
Created by Rrraimo
Breathtaking journey into an alien world full of mysteries, challenging puzzles and big scary monsters.

Shardlands is an atmospheric 3D action puzzle adventure game with breathtaking visuals, beautiful soundtrack and fluid gameplay. Dawn is lo...
Elliot Quest
Created by Ansimuz
Elliot can’t die—but he’s still running out of time. In Elliot Quest, the victim of a rare curse must find a cure before he’s transformed into a demon.

After Elliot’s wife disappears, he falls sick and attempts to take his own life--only to ...
Do Not Fall™
Created by 北極熊
Web Site:

Please watch our Trailer first, it will amaze you!!!

Do Not Fall is an intense and thrilling action-platform game. Playing as a fearless adventurer who lives inside a special vending machine,...
You Still Won't Make It
Created by Vetra Games
You Still Won't Make It is a dark, super-hard platformer where you run, jump, and double-jump to avoid all sorts of dangerous traps as you try to escape the depths of an increasingly challenging dungeon. How many times will you die as you make your...
Created by Pixelz
CO-OP is a 2.5D cooperative puzzle game in which you can absorb all the light source and convert that to energy to blow stuff up. You think you are in a recycling facility, those yellow drones are watching you, attacking you, scanning you, analyzing you.....
Created by FarSpace Studios
Website & Purchase:

Hyphen is a must have addition to any puzzle/action game lover’s collection. Navigate a rotating stick through intricate and fiendish neon mazes while trying to avoid t...
Created by Dual Studios
COLOR is a unique new puzzle game from Dual Studios which revolves around the manipulation of color through the additive color system.

In each level you must use and manipulate the colors at your disposal to match the color of the goal an...
Created by SwitchCrook
** Runner up for Most Innovative Game Design on the Indie Showcase at Casual Connect USA 2013!
** Nominated for a Unity Award 2013 for Best 2D Visual Experience!

A truly unique puzzle experience embracing simplicity, elegance, and challenge. Strata ...
Legend of the Cookie
Created by Will
This game is 100% free!

Legend of the Cookie is a small platform game where you play levels created by other players.

You can just play other people's levels or you can create your own. Or both ;)

As a player, you can list and search lev...
First-person puzzle platformer set in a mystic dungeon.

Control gravity and time to exploit various physical phenomenoms, such as electricity, flow of heat, diffusion of acid and mass to make your way through the scenery. Sounds like college? It absolu...
Stay Alight
Created by Wyse Games
Find and destroy all green monsters to save the planet! Use your tactic skills to complete more than 60 unique levels in fascinating artwork!


Realistic physics
Captivating graphics
Unique settings
Interactive environments
Huge num...
Created by caiysware
Ilamentia is a first-person action puzzler, featuring 72 challenging mind-bender rooms.

The goal is simple, activate all souls and make it to the exit, but every room revolves around wildly differing mechanics. You may be tasked with manipulatin...
Cute Things Dying Violently
Created by AlejandroDaJ
Called ''fantastic'' and a ''variety show of violence'' by PC Gamer Editor in Chief Logan Decker, Cute Things Dying Violently is a game about Critters. And the Critters need your help!

Flick these hapless little buggers around to get them safely out of...
Great Permutator
Created by ripatti
Great Permutator is a puzzle. Hard and tricky. One in which you will have to build a complex system of conveyors and various devices so that the colored boxes can travel across the factory and arrive at right places and in right order. If you are into cle...
Pulse Shift
Created by 3 Core Studio
Pulse Shift is first person puzzle platformer which allows players to control and cheat physics. The game allows to play with gravity and manipulating time. Primary goal is to find a way and get to the arrow location as fast as possible. It is a game wher...
Created by Super Tea Studios
Voidwalker is a 3D First Person Puzzle/Exploration game with groundbreaking new Spellcrafting system. For PC & Oculus with potential Hydra compatibility. We really pride ourselves on our magic system as it allows for you to mix and match shapes, intensiti...
Music of the Spheres
Created by Inverse Square
Purchase Music of the Spheres for $5 now:

Music of the Spheres is a puzzle-shooter about bouncing bullets, Islamic art, and sound. In it you can fire bullets which bounce, and when they bounce, a specific glock...
Created by Mighty Menace Games
Clockefeller is a 2D platformer with shifting gravity that takes place in and around a Magical Clock in the sky. The gears of the Clock create a gravity field which allows the player to explore around the gears. Each level challenges the player to ...
Created by Liman3D

Deo is a 3D adventure-platform game with unique input model. The rich set of actions and game mechanics make Deo a truly challenging game for even the most experienced gamers. The game features lar...
Too Many Me
Created by Chmyke
Too Many Me is a runner that breaks the rules of the genre by including platform games mechanics such as the wall jump or even triple jumps.

But more importantly, in Too Many Me, you can clone your character!

So you don't have one, two, or three cha...
Wimp: Who Stole My Pants?
Created by Ju
Meet Wimp - a cute little blob!
Wimp sees wonderful dreams... dreams full of adventure.

In his dreams life has been quiet and peaceful, but in a sad twist of the story, Wimp's pants have been stolen!
This is where the journey begins. Travel across un...
Scarab Tales
Created by
Scarab Tales is a casual puzzle game in Egyptian theme. Lead scarabaeus bugs to safety by clicking on them and various level elements. Solve 100 original challenging levels, gain 100 different achievements and compete with other playe...
Crystal Towers 2
Created by DavidN
Game and free demo available at !

Crystal Towers 2 is a nostalgia trip for everyone who grew up with the early 90s DOS platformers. Players assume the role of Bernard, a monk sent on a mission that nobody else wanted - to ...
Netherworld: Gates Of Hell
Created by FootprintGames
Netherworld: Gates Of Hell is a 2D Adventure-Platformer for Nintendo WiiU, XboxOne PC/Mac/Linux and iOS/Android but we really hope to release Netherworld also on PS4 and PSVita.

Two weeks passed since Steven's suicide, Violet is living together with he...
Created by Incandescent Games
Design, build and wire up your own unique robot to complete challenging logic puzzles.

LogicBots is a puzzle game where robots are used to complete the various levels. Sometimes the LogicBots will be controlled by the player and other times they will w...
Haywire on Fuel Station Zeta
Created by Mad Goblin
Something has gone horribly wrong on fuel station Zeta. All of the robots have gone haywire. It is up to you, a lone maintenance bot, to help a friendly space traveler fuel up his ship and get home. Explore your way through a dangerous labyrinth of traps ...
[code] is a game of exploration and puzzle solving where the player takes on the role of our hero, the @ symbol. They travel from level to level solving puzzles by using logic and computer science principles that they have learned. The evil garba...
Created by lich
Slip is a fast paced side scrolling platformer that utilizes a two color swap mechanic to allow the player to evade danger. It has an immense focus on timing and features devilishly tricky level design. Utilizing your two colors, absorb damage from incomi...
Pyro Jump
Created by Pinpin Team
Leap from one wheel to another and try to catch Princess Paper in a hundred or so levels full of pitfalls.

Pyro, the little flame, is burning with love for the princess and is ready to try anything to convince her that this romantic idyll is not destin...
NIKO: Through The Dream
Created by StudioPaint

"Niko: Through The Dream®" is a minimalist adventure accompanying Niko in her return to her world. We will travel through different islands, each of them being the oni...
Noir Syndrome
Created by Entropy Phi
Noir Syndrome is a procedurally generated Detective Murder-Mystery with a new story every time! Featuring slick pixel art animations and a jazzy soundtrack, the player is thrown right in to a highly stylized vision of film noir. Visit locations, in...
The Floor is Jelly
Created by Ian Snyder
Who hasn't dreamt, at some point, of filling a pool full of jello and swimming in it? In some of us, that dream never died. Some of us kept dreaming: what if the whole street was jello? Or the continent? The world!? The Floor is Jelly posits a universe ma...
Magnetic By Nature
Created by Team Tripleslash
Magnetic By Nature explores platforming without platforms. Experience a fast-paced, single-player adventure mixing fluid motion, split-second decision making, stylized machine-age visuals, and a dynamic soundscape. As the last remaining robot, journey t...
Created by LudomoGames
Enter the temples of Ludoku and discover the treasures they hold by solving puzzles!

Ludoku is a unique, brain teasing puzzle game, that is about getting an idol to the exit in as few moves as possible.

The challenge in Ludoku, is that you cannot mo...
Shadow Puppeteer
Created by Sarepta studio
Shadow Puppeteer
Shared screen co-op adventure, about a Boy and his Shadow. Use lights and shadows to work together through 2D and 3D space.

“Shadow Puppeteer” is the story of a Boy and his Shadow who, once separated, have...
Created by Gareth Noyce
Lumo is an isometric, arcade adventure game, of the same ilk as revered 8 Bit classics: Head Over Heels, Knightlore, Alien 8, Chimera and Solstice. You play the part of a young wizard, lost in the depths of a mysterious castle that's part museum, part dea...
Created by Brian Ferrara
A puzzle platformer with an emphasis on storytelling through environments and color-based gameplay mechanics.

This game was in development by the team responsible for titles such as Techno Kitten Adventure & Death Goat. Although we were relatively clos...
Created by bog.imp

Аn indirect-control tile-twisting puzzled adventure ...with traps!

Molecats is a challenging indirect-control puzzle game that takes place in the weird and beautiful world of... Molecat...
You can play the latest public demo at

Set inside a universe based on scientific theory, college student Sam is inexplicably teleported to the decaying Heywood-Bowman facility, where sh...
Created by Watermelon Games
RobotSplit is a fun puzzle/platformer with a retro styled look made in a modern way.
It lets you take on the role as Stix the robot, who wants to make his way back to Örf from Hellestry.
Will you overcome the challenges of Hellestry or will you accep...
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Fishing Cactus Jan 29 @ 7:13am 
We understand :) Thank you!
Danaroth  [author] Jan 29 @ 6:42am 
Definitely; it's a bit hard to take note of new games recently with the higher rhythm of releases recently.
Fishing Cactus Jan 29 @ 2:45am 
I think that Algo-Bot would fit your collection. What do your think?
Cylne Jan 15 @ 4:27am 
Thanks Danaroth for adding Cylne to your Collection !
luison.cpp Oct 2, 2013 @ 6:06pm 
please consider Attractio, it's a FPS puzzle with some platformer moments(like Quantum Conundrum)
Danaroth  [author] Jun 27, 2013 @ 8:52am 
I have never checked the concepts section, so that's why no title is included here. Visitors may forget to actually vote on the future project page if they are just redirected to the concept page. =P
Kronbits Jun 27, 2013 @ 8:33am 
Hi! Can you consider include No Time To Stop? You can find HERE

It's a fast platfomer using only 3 keys(Jump, Slide and Shoot) with stunning mix of retro and HD iluminations! ;)
neocow Jun 24, 2013 @ 4:30pm Cute and quite hard. Greenlight

Arvoesine Free game by same dev, pixely instead of smooth art. Did i mention free?
Danaroth  [author] Apr 18, 2013 @ 4:02am 
Be sure to check Rogue Legacy, especially you developers; it's perfect example of how to make a huge debut on Steam with a super polished game with modern mechanics and old school appeal.