App description: "Puzzle Retreat is a brilliant zen-like puzzler"
-- AppSpy.com

"Seriously addictive: easy-to-learn; no pressure; and cerebral problem solving. There is not a single flaw."
-- CNET.com

"You will love this game."
-- Kotaku.com

"So smart and so well-made, why wasn't it created a billion years ago?"
-- JayIsGames.com

"Puzzle Retreat is for everyone."
-- IndieGameMagazine.com


Escape to the Puzzle Retreat and immerse yourself in this unique block-sliding puzzle game from the creators of the smash-hit Train Conductor series.

Shut off the outside world. Relax, unwind and focus with a new type of puzzle that is both simple to learn and compellingly deep. Puzzle Retreat is a fresh challenge that will have you losing track of time and forgetting about the outside world.

The rules are simple:

Slide blocks to fill all the holes in the grid
Use all the blocks

The challenge comes from working out the correct order to slide the blocks and really ramps up with the addition of special blocks including Fire Blocks, Stop Blocks and Arrow Blocks, which alter the direction of sliding blocks.


Includes 60 free puzzles to solve, and 9 additional packs available via In App purchase
Connect with other puzzle lovers - discuss puzzles and techniques directly in-game
Stuck on a puzzle no problem, just move to the next and come back later, or talk it out with other players
iCloud support save your progress across all your devices
Supports all devices, including the new iPhone 5 and iPad Mini
One purchase to install on all your devices


For feedback or support enquiries email
puzzleretreat@thevoxelagents.com

Follow us on Twitter for updates
@PuzzleRetreat

Like us on Facebook for updates, hints and to discuss the game with fellow fans
http://facebook.com/puzzleretreat

For more information, visit our website
http://puzzleretreat.com/

AgentSimon's comments:
Hey there!

Our super minimal puzzle game just launched. It takes inspiration from Sudoku and Sokoban to make something completely new! You'll play for a bit, but get lost in the puzzles for hours.
Some reviews:
http://www.playerattack.com/news/201...e-retreat-ios/
http://mobile.indiegamemag.com/puzzle-retreat-review/
German http://www.appgefahren.de/puzzle-ret...pad-60858.html
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/voxel-agents/
http://www.cnet.com.au/how-to-make-a...-339343175.htm
http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/31/393...puzzle-retreat
01-30-2013, 07:14 PM
#2
Already a Top 10 Board game in Australia! YAY

Creative Director at The Voxel Agents, makers of Puzzle Retreat, the Train Conductor series and our upcoming adventure game...

01-30-2013, 10:52 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
Posts: 2,417
While I suck at these games, and will probably get totally stumped 15 minutes in, I think I'm going to have to buy this. Seeing how dedicated you are, plus seeing how much fun my daughters have had with the Train Conductor 2 game, paying a buck to support you guys seems like a no brainer

GC: andsoitgoes
MP Games: Waterdeep
01-30-2013, 11:49 PM
#4
Check back in! Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for the support!

Creative Director at The Voxel Agents, makers of Puzzle Retreat, the Train Conductor series and our upcoming adventure game...
02-01-2013, 03:01 AM
#5
What a gr8 puzzler! it's so beautiful! everybody who loves puzzlegames should buy it! simpy gr8! a winner!
02-01-2013, 05:55 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,121
I bought the game on the strength of the intriguing content found on the links you provided. Good stuff, indeed. I wish you guys the best of success with your new game!
02-01-2013, 11:45 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 422
This game is terrific. I love it. Played through the welcome pack last night. Had a lot of trouble with puzzle 42 but it finally clicked.

iCloud sync doesn't appear to be working for me, though. I launched the app on my iPhone this morning (after playing through the welcome pack on my iPad) and none of the puzzles appear to be complete. FYI, I'm sure the same iCloud account is being used on both, and iCloud definitely works with other apps.
02-01-2013, 03:21 PM
#8
Puzzle Retreat by The Voxel Agents ($0.99 Launch Sale)



Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
02-01-2013, 04:10 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,230
As would be expected coming from the Train Conductor developers, this is fantastic!

Minor suggestions: Game Center support and some simple background music.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve

Last edited by slewis7; 02-01-2013 at 04:30 PM.
02-01-2013, 08:36 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Planet 10 (by way of the 8th dimension)
Posts: 6,610
How long does it take to complete the first 24 puzzles? About 15 minutes?

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