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ABOUT Puzzle Lovers

Welcome to Puzzle Lovers! - Play Hard. Think Harder.

Puzzle Lovers is for people who enjoy working through games that rely less on reflexes, and more on using your cerebral cortex. It's a place to share game recommendations and offer different, creative solutions. From 1st-person puzzlers to point & click adventures, nonograms to sokoban, word games to number games, etc. It's all welcome here. Even games that do rely on reflexes.

Thanks for dropping by, look around and join if you like what you see. Here are some of the things we can offer.

Friendly discussions on the forum
- New to the group? Introduce yourself!
- Tell us what you've been playing, puzzler or otherwise.
- Open a thread for your favorite puzzle game.
- Ask for help if you get stuck.
- Post your puzzle-related creations in the Community Corner.
- Are you a developer or publisher? Please scroll down!

Brainrack, our weekly newsletter
- Check out the newsletter archives
- Posted every Monday as an announcement (morning US time, evening EU time)
- Puzzle game news (Steam or otherwise)
- New and upcoming releases on Steam
- Screenshot and music of the week
- Giveaways, deals and bundles
- Spotlight on lesser-known or forgotten games
- Community Corner pick

Giveaways
We have giveaways every week via SteamGifts (some open, some only for group members) and occasional special events. Details and links are in the current issue of the newsletter.

Our curator page
- Follow us for recommendations on 1300+ titles, usually with detailed reviews.
- 60+ lists for various themes and subgenres.
- Write a short review about uncurated games for our Group Member Recommendations list.

For developers and publishers
Feel free to open a thread on the forum for your games on Steam or elsewhere to facilitate discussion and gather feedback, and improve your games with our Basic Functionality and Accessibility Guide.

Thanks for your attention, enjoy your stay and tell your friends!
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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Brainrack, Issue #268 (June 17, 2024)
Welcome once again to our weekly newsletter with puzzle game news, new and upcoming releases, giveaways, deals and bundles, spotlight on a lesser-known or forgotten game and other stuff, posted on Mondays (evening US time, night EU time, Tuesday morning AUS time).

Greetings to those who joined since last week! If you found us through a link to the newsletter, read the group overview to see what else we can offer, visit the forum for puzzle discussion, follow our curator for reviews and recommendations, check out our Basic Functionality and Accessibility Guide on how to improve your games, and tell your friends if you like what you see. Thanks!

New on the Curator
Ideally, every group member would follow our curator and vice versa, but until then here's the changelog. And don't forget our many lists based on themes and subgenres.

New curatees with full reviews:


New curatees with mini-reviews: None, so please let us know in the Curator Info thread if you'd like to write mini-reviews (max. 200 characters, positive or negative) for puzzlers that aren't curated by us yet. Examples and inspiration can be found on the Group Member Recommendations list.

Giveaway: Whispering Willows and Dreamscaper
The giveaways are on SteamGifts, but no need to create an account, just visit the site and log in through Steam. Good luck!

Whispering Willows[www.steamgifts.com] is available for everybody, courtesy of myself, Dreamscaper[www.steamgifts.com] only for group members, courtesy of myself.

Puzzle Game News
Got your own puzzler, adventure, demo or some new content coming out on mobile or PC? Let us know in the forum or by adding sdumitriu on Steam.

New demos:

Very few new demos this past week.


New and Upcoming Releases on Steam

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2687300/Aarik_And_The_Ruined_Kingdom/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2647510/HexaScape_Cyber_Defense/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2758380/Kitiplant/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2951770/Leap_Year/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1786820/Nonogram_Animals/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1879950/Psychroma/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2683570/Push_The_Cat_with_WASD/

And the rest:


Short game of the week: Woodworm
Highlighting a short and free puzzle game every week!

Woodworm[spratt.itch.io] is a cute little puzzle about carving a block of wood into a target shape using your power to eat it as a... woodworm! Interesting puzzles that can get quite hard, very well done, and you can play it for free in a browser, even on your phone.

Screenshot of the Week: Chill Seekers
Puzzler screenshots are mostly for providing hints or solutions, but they can still be beautiful, funny, or some other adjectives, so post yours in the Screenshots thread on the forum, include a caption if you want, and we might put it in one of the next issues. No spoilers, please!

Chill Seekers was just released last week, and I quite enjoyed it. Read the review (link at the top of the newsletter) and see if it's for you.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=3267074425

Bundles and Freebies

Indiegala:
  • Nothing this week. Check the main IG freebies page[freebies.indiegala.com] to see what games are still available. Or again, as they occasionally bring some back.

Humble Bundle:

Deal of the Week: Dusk '82
You can always check our curator for curated titles on sale. Specials on the front page is incomplete, click the Discounts tab for more.

DUSK '82: ULTIMATE EDITION is an action puzzler: collect weapons, push things around, destroy the environment, and kill all the enemies! Good retro vibes, decent soundtrack, but the lack of undo is quite inconvenient.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465510/DUSK_82_ULTIMATE_EDITION/

Spotlight: Hexanome
Not to be confused with our Deal of the Week, which is just an especially good deal from the weeklies. Every week we'll pick a puzzler we really like and try to push it down everybody's throats. But with love because it's so good. Or highlight a lesser-known title that's unlikely to get curated. Comment below if you'd like to write about an undeservedly forgotten game for next time!

A simple puzzle game, take turns in a hexagonal grid trying to outsmart the grid and the patrolling enemies. Interesting mechanics, but the controls aren't great. Still, worth a buck.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/956010/Hexanome/

Community Corner
Show the world how good (or bad) you are at puzzle games by submitting your Workshop levels, guides, walkthroughs, mods, artwork inspired by a puzzler, or whatever, even if it's not a game curated by us, in this forum thread or below in the comments, to be featured here next time.

Nana's guide for Drillbert.

Wanna Help?
Here are a few quick & easy ways you can help us out. A little can go a long way, otherwise we'll never achieve world domination.
  • Feedback is important, so let us know what you like or don't like.
  • Follow our curator and get notified about new additions and reviews.
  • Tell your puzzle- and/or adventure-loving friends and your favorite developers about us and our Basic Functionality and Accessibility Guide.

Thanks for reading, spread the word!

Brainrack, Issue #267 (June 10, 2024)
Welcome once again to our weekly newsletter with puzzle game news, new and upcoming releases, giveaways, deals and bundles, spotlight on a lesser-known or forgotten game and other stuff, posted on Mondays (evening US time, night EU time, Tuesday morning AUS time).

Greetings to those who joined since last week! If you found us through a link to the newsletter, read the group overview to see what else we can offer, visit the forum for puzzle discussion, follow our curator for reviews and recommendations, check out our Basic Functionality and Accessibility Guide on how to improve your games, and tell your friends if you like what you see. Thanks!

New on the Curator
Ideally, every group member would follow our curator and vice versa, but until then here's the changelog. And don't forget our many lists based on themes and subgenres.

New curatees with full reviews:


New curatees with mini-reviews: None, so please let us know in the Curator Info thread if you'd like to write mini-reviews (max. 200 characters, positive or negative) for puzzlers that aren't curated by us yet. Examples and inspiration can be found on the Group Member Recommendations list.

Giveaway: Wordle 5 and Liquidum
The giveaways are on SteamGifts, but no need to create an account, just visit the site and log in through Steam. Good luck!

Wordle 5[www.steamgifts.com] is available for everybody, courtesy of myself, Liquidum[www.steamgifts.com] only for group members, courtesy of the developers.

Puzzle Game News
Got your own puzzler, adventure, demo or some new content coming out on mobile or PC? Let us know in the forum or by adding sdumitriu on Steam.

New demos:

Since it's Steam Next Fest, lots of new demos this week. I haven't tried any yet, but I'm looking forward to Riven, Arranger, Pight, Fresh Milk For Mars, HomeNaut, Mind Over Magnet, and Roboban.


New and Upcoming Releases on Steam

Not that many good releases this week, highlighting just a few. 14 Minesweeper Variants is one of the best hard minesweepers, and I'm sure the sequel is good too. Roku and Rei is good, a review is coming shortly. Chill Seekers is an interesting game, but the implementation is really basic.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2631960/14_Minesweeper_Variants_2/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2587260/Chill_Seekers/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/3003850/Knowledge_Keeper/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2749930/LIO/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2698700/Roku_and_Rei/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2981410/The_Talos_Principle_2__Road_to_Elysium/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2602530/WITS_INITIATION/

And the rest:


Music of the Week: Circa Infinity
Why puzzle (or read the newsletter) in silence when there's some great music to be heard? Suggestions from puzzle and adventure games welcome below.

Circa Infinity is a precision platformer, not quite suitable for Puzzle Lovers, but it's still a good game that I've enjoyed. It's made by Kenny Sun, who also made one of my favorite games, Yankai's Peak, as well as other puzzle games. The music for it is a decent electronic album, good for playing in the background. Available on Steam as a DLC and on Bandcamp.

Screenshot of the Week: Flowa
Puzzler screenshots are mostly for providing hints or solutions, but they can still be beautiful, funny, or some other adjectives, so post yours in the Screenshots thread on the forum, include a caption if you want, and we might put it in one of the next issues. No spoilers, please!

Flowa is an excellent puzzle game that got lost half-completed in my backlog, but which anyone can try because it's FREE!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2943839617

Bundles and Freebies

Indiegala:
  • Nothing this week. Check the main IG freebies page[freebies.indiegala.com] to see what games are still available. Or again, as they occasionally bring some back.

Humble Bundle:

Deal of the Week: Lighton
You can always check our curator for curated titles on sale. Specials on the front page is incomplete, click the Discounts tab for more.

Lighton is a good logic game with Sokoban mechanics, push blocks around to build a circuit and turn on the lights.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1328570/Lighton/

Spotlight: Please, Don’t Touch Anything
Not to be confused with our Deal of the Week, which is just an especially good deal from the weeklies. Every week we'll pick a puzzler we really like and try to push it down everybody's throats. But with love because it's so good. Or highlight a lesser-known title that's unlikely to get curated. Comment below if you'd like to write about an undeservedly forgotten game for next time!

A bizarre puzzle box game, as cryptic as it is hard, you're temporarily in charge of a strange control panel while the guard on duty is taking a short break. You have to not touch anything! But if you do, what will you discover? Many hard puzzles, multiple endings, will you doom the whole planet or save it from destruction?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/354240/Please_Dont_Touch_Anything/

Community Corner
Show the world how good (or bad) you are at puzzle games by submitting your Workshop levels, guides, walkthroughs, mods, artwork inspired by a puzzler, or whatever, even if it's not a game curated by us, in this forum thread or below in the comments, to be featured here next time.

Nana's guide for Wise Garden.

Wanna Help?
Here are a few quick & easy ways you can help us out. A little can go a long way, otherwise we'll never achieve world domination.
  • Feedback is important, so let us know what you like or don't like.
  • Follow our curator and get notified about new additions and reviews.
  • Tell your puzzle- and/or adventure-loving friends and your favorite developers about us and our Basic Functionality and Accessibility Guide.

Thanks for reading, spread the word!

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Puzzle Lovers reviews
"Puzzle and adventure games. Minimalist, 1st or 3rd-person, point & click, nonogram, escape room, sokoban, jigsaw, tetris, matching, hidden object, platformer, word and card games, etc. Check the lists for genres."
Here are a few recent reviews by Puzzle Lovers
60 Comments
Sun☽❍☾Moon May 17 @ 4:18am 
Great selection of games, thank you!) :aerlove:
Act Normal Games Mar 28 @ 1:56am 
Hi all,

Post-apocalyptic point-and-click adventure game Rauniot with grim atmosphere coming on 17th April 2024.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1168490/Rauniot/
BDash Jan 23 @ 6:00am 
Hello puzzle lovers!

We have released minimalistic indie puzzle game Trupki , you can check out the demo.

Happy solving,
Honza
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KΞLΛ Nov 6, 2023 @ 4:22pm 
The Talos Principle 2 Goty 2023 Puzzle Game
野害怕Yafraid Nov 1, 2023 @ 11:38am 
Hi guys! Extremely lucky to be the 4000th member. Love u all:lunar2020hearteyesrabbit:
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