Initially, I assumed Full Bore was going to be a simple exploration and mining puzzle game with a gimmick—you play the game as a boar rather than a traditional adventurer. After I saw the trailer, I was already excited to see what made this game different from a game like Spelunky other than the admittedly awesome character choices. I was hooked immediately.
I need puzzle games before bedtime the way bees need honey, so I was beyond delighted to get my hands on a copy of publisher Nkidu’s first game, Chuck’s Challenge 3D. I’d heard great things about the 1989 puzzler Chip’s Challenge, and though many years have passed since its precursor, I assumed Chuck’s Challenge 3D would be great. I wasn’t disappointed. The developer, Niffler, has done a fantastic job creating a puzzle game without that typical repetitive feel.
I’ve been dragging myself through the muck of complicated RPGs lately, and was glad to take a break from that when asked to preview Concursion, Puuba’s debut title. From quick screenshots of the game, I thought I was being presented with something similar to Nitrome’s Mega Mash. The difference lies in gameplay and aesthetic, however.