Metrico: The Kotaku Review

Metrico is a frustrating game. That's mostly meant as a compliment. This is a puzzle game, after all. You're supposed to pull your hair and swear once in a while. » 8/05/14 12:15pm 8/05/14 12:15pm

The classic puzzle game The Room is finally making its way from the iPad to the PC next week. Developer Fireproof Games also said that the new version will be done in "fully enhanced HD." So you know you'll have something pretty to look at when you're pulling your hair out in frustration! » 7/23/14 11:48am 7/23/14 11:48am

The Dots Sequel Feels A Lot Like Candy Crush, In A Good Way

Dots, one of the best and most popular mobile games of 2013, is finally getting a sequel of sorts, creator Betaworks announced this morning. It's called—you guessed it—TwoDots. » 5/29/14 9:40am 5/29/14 9:40am

Sunday Timewaster: the irRegular Game of Life

The irRegular Game of Life » 11/09/08 2:30pm 11/09/08 2:30pm is a weird but fun little game (by irRegular Games) based on mathematician John Horton Conway's 'Game of Life' theory. In this iteration, you are given puzzles to solve and must set the little cells into motion to meet the goals of each level. It's surprisingly hypnotic at times — after…

Sunday Timewaster: HDOS Databank request 01

This is a fun little remake (more or less) of the puzzle mode of Tetris Attack » 10/26/08 3:30pm 10/26/08 3:30pm; you have a limited number of moves to swap blocks and clear the whole board. While the early levels are pretty easy, some of the later stages get pretty complicated — all in all, not a bad little browser-based timewaster to kill some time…

Saturday Timewaster: Aether

We're having a slow weekend here at Kotaku: Owen is off, and I'm holed up in bed trying to stave off the flu; Aether » 9/06/08 4:00pm 9/06/08 4:00pm made a nice respite from my headache and general feelings of 'blah.' It's a weird little game — a little abstract and fuzzy around the edges, you control a little guy and his pet who can fly through…

Holiday Timewaster: Hexiom Connect

Hexiom Connect » 8/31/08 5:00pm 8/31/08 5:00pm is a pretty intuitive browser-based puzzle game; you have to rearrange hexagons on the board so that all the colored lines are connected. There are 40 levels (and even a colorblind option, so if you can't tell the difference between red and green, never fear), so I've spent quite a chunk of time this…

Whither Monkey Island: 'Puzzles Are For Geezers'?

Are the ridiculous, wild goose chase puzzles of classic adventure games obsolete? Michael Abbott at the Brainy Gamer grudgingly says they may be — "A revealing slap in the face awaits the - shall we say "veteran" - gamer who hands an old adventure game to a young gamer with a hearty recommendation and an assurance of… » 7/27/08 4:40pm 7/27/08 4:40pm