Glossary

Aether

Aether

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Publishers: Armor Games

Aether is a video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel and published by Armor Games, released on September 3, 2008. Players control a lonely boy and an octopus-like monster that the boy encounters, solving puzzles on different planets to restore them from monochrome to color. The pair travel through space by swinging on clouds and asteroids with the monster's elongated tongue, searching other planets for life to which the boy can relate. It is also a part of The Basement Collection.…

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Focus Home Interactive

A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure horror stealth game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Albert & Otto

Release date: 2015

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: K Bros Games

Albert & Otto is a 2D atmospheric puzzle platform video game developed and published by independent video game developer K Bros Games. The game will release as four stand-alone episodes, with the first episode titled "The Adventure Begins" releasing on October 28, 2015 for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The art style was inspired by Tim Burton's early stop-motion films, with a story set in pre-World War II Germany.

Action Force

Action Force

Release date: 1987

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Virgin Games

Action Force: International Heroes is a video game released by Virgin Games in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and in 1988 for the Amstrad CPC. The game is set in the world of the Action Force (G.I. Joe) toys by Hasbro. The ZX Spectrum version of the game differs notably from the Commodore and Amstrad versions.

AstroPop

AstroPop

Release date: 2004

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, XBox

Publishers: PopCap GamesSorrent

AstroPop is a real-time puzzle video game developed and published by PopCap Games. The Adobe Flash version can be played online for free at several different websites, or a deluxe version can be downloaded and unlocked for a fee. The game is available for Xbox and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade. AstroPop was ported over to the PlayStation 2 in 2007 alongside another PopCap game, Bejeweled 2 which was released as a two-game compilation pack as PopCap Hits! Volume 1. The game has also been por…

Airball

Airball

Release date: 1987

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Microdeal

Airball is a computer game released in 1987 by Microdeal. It was programmed by Ed Scio, with graphics by Pete Lyon, music by Paul Shields, and level design by Pete Scott. Lyon was the artist for other Microdeal games in the late 1980s, such as Goldrunner.. The game was originally released for the Dragon 32/64 and TRS-80 Color Computer, with ports following for the Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS, Atari 8-bit, and Game Boy Advance. Airball was ported to the Apple IIgs, but saw an extremely limited run w…

Alien Hive

Release date: 2013

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Appxplore

Alien Hive is an app based match-three blended with sliding puzzle video game released by Malaysia-based studio Appxplore in March 2013 on iOS, Android, Windows Phone.

Attractio

Attractio

Release date: 2016

Genres: First-person, Puzzle, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, PS Vita

Publishers: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Attractio is a single player game by Mexican developers GameCoder Studios, Renderfarm Studios and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment. Attractio takes place in the Entertainment Space Station (ESS), an artificial satellite orbiting Mars where players will solve deadly physics-based puzzles using gadgets that manipulate gravity. This futuristic puzzle platformer draws its gameplay inspiration from games like Portal, while also being inspired by futuristic stories like those similar to Running Ma…

Adventures of Lolo 2

Adventures of Lolo 2

Release date: 1990

Genres: Puzzle

Publishers: HAL Laboratory

Adventures of Lolo 2, known as Adventures of Lolo in Japan, is a puzzle video game released in 1990 by HAL Laboratory for the NES/Family Computer. It is the sixth installment of the Japanese Eggerland video game series; it was the fourth game released in European countries and the second one released in the United States and Canada. The previous title in the series was titled Adventures of Lolo, too, but it was released in North America and Europe only. Therefore, this title was localized as Adv…

Adventures of Lolo 3

Adventures of Lolo 3

Release date: 1990

Genres: Puzzle

Publishers: HAL Laboratory

Adventures of Lolo 3, known as Adventures of Lolo 2 in Japan, is a puzzle video game released in 1991 by HAL Corporation for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is based on the Japanese Eggerland video game series. It is the third installment of the Adventures of Lolo series released in the U.S. New gameplay elements were added to make the base gameplay deeper than before. However, in 1994, a game titled "Adventures of Lolo" was released for Game Boy in Europe and Japan. Said Game Boy release…

Atlantis Sky Patrol

Atlantis Sky Patrol

Release date: 2006

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple IOS

Publishers: Big Fish Games

Atlantis Sky Patrol is a casual game developed by the team formerly known as Funpause, now part of Big Fish Studios, and distributed by Big Fish Games. The game is a sequel to 2005's Atlantis.

Altered Space

Altered Space

Release date: 1991

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Nintendo GameBoy

Publishers:

Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure is a 1991 video game produced for the Nintendo Game Boy.

Affordable Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Wii U

Publishers: NapNok Games

Affordable Space Adventures is a puzzle adventure game developed and published by NapNok Games in collaboration with Nifflas' Games. The game was released for the Wii U via the Nintendo eShop download service on April 9, 2015. The game's main gameplay feature is its unique use of the Wii U Gamepad to control a spaceship by using the controls shown on the touch-screen including two different engines and other controls.

Atomic Punk

Atomic Punk

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Puzzle

Platforms: Nintendo GameBoy

Publishers: NA, JP, : Hudson Soft

Atomic Punk, released in Japan as Bomber Boy (ボンバーボーイ, Bonbā Bōi) and in Europe as Dynablaster, is a video game released for the Game Boy in 1990 by Hudson Soft and licensed by Nintendo, as part of the Bomberman series. It was the first game of the series to be released on the Game Boy. There are four modes of gameplay in Atomic Punk, including two single player modes and two multiplayer game modes. Irem released the first Bomberman arcade game and its sequel Bomber Man World under the Atomic Pu…

Atomino

Atomino

Release date: 1990

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Psygnosis

Atomino is a 1990 puzzle video game originally for the Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS. A version was made for the Commodore 64 in 1991. The objective is to build molecules from atoms, with gradually increasing difficulty and speed.

Armillo

Release date: 2014

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Wii U

Publishers: Fuzzy Wuzzy Games

Armillo is a 3D action puzzle platformer developed by Fuzzy Wuzzy Games. It was released on July 3, 2014, for the Wii U on the Nintendo eShop. A Windows port was later released on July 3, 2020.

Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Star Wars

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Rovio Entertainment, Activision Blizzard

Angry Birds Star Wars is a puzzle video game, a crossover between the Star Wars franchise and the Angry Birds series of video games, launched on November 8, 2012, first for Windows, iOS, and Android devices, later also to Mac and BlackBerry. The game is the sixth Angry Birds game in the series. The characters are copyrighted from George Lucas's double-trilogy. On July 18, 2013, Rovio announced that Angry Birds Star Wars would be heading for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii…

Ataxx

Ataxx

Release date: 1988

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Capcom, The Leland Corporation

Ataxx (アタックス) is a strategy video game that was published in arcades by The Leland Corporation in 1990. It also appeared the same year as Spot: The Video Game and later as the Microscope Puzzle from the 1993 CD-ROM game The 7th Guest. The game was invented by Dave Crummack and Craig Galley in 1988 and was originally called Infection. It was first programmed on Amiga, Commodore 64, and Atari ST. Although Ataxx was sold as a video game and not with a physical game board, it can be played with a Re…

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Release date: 2013

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Rovio Entertainment

Angry Birds Star Wars II is a puzzle video game, a crossover between Star Wars and the Angry Birds series, that was released on September 18, 2013. The game is the eighth Angry Birds game and the second where players can play as pigs (the first is the original game in King Pig Mode), developed by Rovio Entertainment. The game is a prequel to Angry Birds Star Wars and is based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, as well as the television show Star Wars Rebels.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle, Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita

Publishers: Chillingo, Rovio Entertainment

Angry Birds (later remarketed as Angry Birds Classic) is a 2009 casual puzzle video game developed by Rovio Entertainment. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for iOS and Maemo devices in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from the iOS App Store, which prompted the developer to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, most notably Android, Symbian, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry …