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The Portable Podcast, Episode 151

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 21st, 2012

Farming and escaped critters, some of the hot topics on this week's episode!

On This Episode:

  • The developers of Puzzle Craft discuss the inspirations philosophies behind the creation of their match-3/simulation hybrid.
  • One of the creators of Critter Escape discusses how they plan to fit the title in to their larger universe they're trying to create.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Bartek Rozbickl and Artur Ganszyniec, Ars Thanea
  • Guest: Michael Derrig, Kiz Studios

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    Farming Becomes Puzzling in Chillingo's Upcoming Puzzle Craft

    Posted by Carter Dotson on May 15th, 2012

    Chillingo and Ars Thanea Games have announced their new upcoming genre-bending puzzle game Puzzle Craft, coming soon to iOS. This multifaceted game will have players trying to build a farm through resource collection. Yes, that sounds like many games that already exist, but Puzzlecraft is going to try and blend actual gameplay in with the formula. Players can havest and mine for materials in a puzzle board akin to a game like Dungeon Raid, where pieces adjacent in any direction can be collected. Harvested materials from the field can be converted in to materials to help stay in the mines longer. The collected resources can be used to buy new buildings, hire new workers, and get better tools.

    The current plan is for the game to launch at a low entry price point supported by in-app purchases: coins can be purchased, along with additional moves to mine for a longer time. A tie-in Facebook game involving the mining game is in the works as well. Puzzle Craft is scheduled to hit the App Store at some point in the coming months.