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Paint it Back
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jun 25, 2015 @ 8:40am
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:48pm

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Download the demo!
Release date: Third quarter 2015
The gallery has lost all of its paintings - can you paint them back?

How do you play?
Kind of like Sudoku, but fun.

You use logic to figure out which sections of the canvas to paint.

An unpainted painting

A completed painting

There's a playable tutorial that walks you through everything.

If you've played puzzles that go by the name of picross, griddlers, pic-a-pix, nonograms, etc., you'll know what to do.


Hey, is this just a mobile game port!?
It's true - it is a mobile game. And some folks said some nice things about the mobile version:
  • "2013 Puzzle game of the year" - Pocket Tactics
  • "4.5 / 5" - Touch Arcade
  • "84" - MetaCritic

BUT - this version is more than just a port - I've rewritten it from scratch (using Unity) to take advantage of being on desktop. The main new features are:
  • Master difficulty mode - play giant paintings, like 40x30.
  • Game controller and keyboard support - or just use a mouse.
  • Undo and Redo buttons

Here's a big painting. This plays better on desktop than a phone. More screen = more better.

  • 150 Paintings
  • 15 Rooms to unlock
  • 20 Achievements
  • Endless Mystery Masterpiece challenge mode
  • Play paintings in Normal, Pro or Master difficulty modes
  • 6 Player profile slots
  • Mouse, game controller, keyboard
  • Steam Cloud
  • PC, Mac, Linux
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jun 26, 2015 @ 10:03am
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OB1 Jul 13, 2015 @ 2:06pm 
Rukii♔ Jul 10, 2015 @ 2:51pm 
HOT GRILL Jul 8, 2015 @ 11:02am 
doobler Jul 8, 2015 @ 5:33am 
j u n Jul 7, 2015 @ 3:29am 
looks nice <3 can't wait to see more of it!
Žan Glock Jul 6, 2015 @ 2:19pm 
Not bad
GryB0 Jul 6, 2015 @ 9:58am 
This games is good
ToXiS Jul 6, 2015 @ 4:26am 
Looks good
Wav3s Jul 6, 2015 @ 1:30am 
Is very nice
waTTe Jul 2, 2015 @ 5:05am 
Keep it where it belongs as a pc-game this is underwhelming.