Infested Planet, much like the evolving bug aliens that you fight off in the game, has transformed itself from a Steam Early Access title to a full release on Steam. I had the chance to sit down with Infested Planet a number of times over the past few weeks leading up to the release and I’ve struggled quite a bit with what to say about this genre-bending game. As you’ll come to read, that’s not at all a bad thing.
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.