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App description: 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 will have you losing track of time and forgetting about the outside world.


"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

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

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

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


The rules are simple; slide all the blocks to fill all the holes. 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, Bonsai Trees and Arrow Blocks, which alter the direction of sliding blocks.

No time limits, no stress, just you and the puzzle
Stuck on a puzzle no problem, just move to the next and come back later, or talk it out with other players
Includes 60 puzzles to solve, and additional puzzle packs available for purchase
Connect with other puzzle lovers - discuss puzzles and techniques directly in-game
Sync your progress across all your devices automatically with iCloud


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.


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

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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, 08:14 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 103
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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, 11:52 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
Posts: 2,533
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

Im now an Animal Crossing Addict. Add me, please for my own sanity.

91163882581 / Sorin
01-31-2013, 12:49 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 103
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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, 04:01 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 51
What a gr8 puzzler! it's so beautiful! everybody who loves puzzlegames should buy it! simpy gr8! a winner!
02-01-2013, 06:55 AM
#6
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, 12:45 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 442
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, 04:21 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,184
Puzzle Retreat by The Voxel Agents ($0.99 Launch Sale)



Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
02-01-2013, 05:10 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,683
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 05:30 PM.
02-01-2013, 09:36 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: The Kᴉll Switch
Posts: 7,471
How long does it take to complete the first 24 puzzles? About 15 minutes?

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