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App description: A role-playing, brain training game where you fight enemies by solving as many puzzles as you can before the enemy attacks!

"With the fun game play, great story line, and mind-bending puzzles, this app is definitely worth the download. 96/100" - App Happy

PREMIUM EDITION FEATURES
- All characters unlocked
- All games unlocked
- No ads
- No In-App Purchases
- Increased gold and xp from enemies

STANDARD FEATURES
- 630+ enemies to pit your brainpower against
- 9 worlds
- New! **17** game types
- 70+ job titles to earn based on your mental progress
- 30+ magical items (health potions, cheese of time, armor, weapons, etc.)
- Customize your hero with 4 different skills to upgrade (Intellect, Strength, Defense, Luck)
- Multiple characters with unique storylines
- Kid Mode for ages 4-7 with simpler puzzles, and limited required reading (Jack and Adriel)

An epic puzzle adventure featuring games like:
- NEW! Color Match
- Missing Letter (Hangman)
- Mini Sudoku
- Word Scramble
- Word Search
- Word Math
- Math Star
- Math Operations
- Find the Enemy/Knight
- Finish the Jigsaw Puzzle
- Divisible Numbers
- Match the Shadow
- Maze
- Counting Dice
- Counting Coins
- Card Matching
- and more!

Do you have the brain of an emperor? Or a scullery maid?

elmogallen's comments:
Hey, guys and gals, I'm the developer of Puzzlewood Quests, a brain-training RPG. I recently converted the game from Freemium (ads + IAP) to Paid ($1.99), and I wanted to share the reasoning behind that, as some folks have found it interesting.

Originally, I had planned on Puzzlewood Quests being completely free forever, and I would make money off the In-App Purchases of gold, characters, and puzzle packs. After 8 months of trying that, it just didn't provide enough income, so I decided to try something different.

The new version has been retooled to be a much more satisfying game experience. There is no IAP. (I never liked it anyway.) The magical items are much more reasonably priced now, so there is no need to buy gold. All the characters are unlocked, so everyone can enjoy Lilian’s storyline from the start. All the puzzles are unlocked, so you have every one of the 16 game types available. Each enemy gives you more xp, so you level quicker with less grinding. And there are no ads. (I really didn't like the ads.)

I have removed the free version from the app stores. If you’ve already made In-App Purchases in the free version, don’t worry — you can keep that version, but it won’t show up in the store for new players. They will now only see the premium version.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic update, and it’s how the game should have been. I’m calling it Puzzlewood Quests Premium Edition, and it's available for $1.99 on the App Store and Google Play.

App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzlewood-quests-premium/id1071308959?mt=8

Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...dpremium&hl=en

Thanks,
Dave Haynes
https://twitter.com/downcastsystems

01-09-2016, 02:54 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 606
I never knew this existed. I've taken PRNPLTHRLAKT. Thanks.

This is pretty cool. Brain training type games with an RPG type game. I'm not finding the puzzles to be difficult, but there's a time pressure to solve (and attack) before the enemy attacks. I like the variety in puzzles to do.

01-09-2016, 03:07 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 83
The puzzles get significantly harder as you progress through the worlds too. Thanks for checking it out!
01-09-2016, 03:50 PM
#4
Yay, for premium! This looks like my sort of thing. If I noticed it when it came out I likely ignored it because I'm not a freemium fan. I'm glad you made it premium and I'm glad I saw it.

A suggestion: Add a link to the download in the App Store. I found it by searching, but easy clicking might mean more downloads.

$1.99 seems a very fair price and I'm always happy to add an interesting premium game to my collection.

Last edited by Valentia; 01-09-2016 at 03:53 PM.
01-09-2016, 04:36 PM
#5
This is extremely enjoyable! Clever, fun, interesting and different. And I really enjoy your sense of humor! Well done--I'm having a lot of fun!

If anyone is hesitating, it's totally worth the small cost--I'm glad I bought this.

A few details, after playing for an hour: A nice variety of fun mini-games/puzzles. Clean, attractive graphics. Charming humor. You can use the the coins you gather in-game to buy the ability to skip the sorts of puzzles you don't like (I haven't yet encountered anything I don't like, so haven't tried it). Dev, I think you could well have left that as an IAP! It's really consumable IAPs and timer passes that people hate. Stuff like a one-time ability upgrade is fine, and a nice way to support a developer. Well, back to the game!

Last edited by Valentia; 01-09-2016 at 05:41 PM. Reason: Added details
01-09-2016, 05:36 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 943
I love this game, I decided I couldn't wait to buy it later and I have been playing it non stop for the past hour. I have always struggled with math and as an adult avoid it every chance I get but I have yet to use the orb to turn off any of the math games. I think it's good to give the rusty old cogs in my brain a good cranking great job on this one
01-09-2016, 06:36 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Repulsa View Post
I love this game, I decided I couldn't wait to buy it later and I have been playing it non stop for the past hour. I have always struggled with math and as an adult avoid it every chance I get but I have yet to use the orb to turn off any of the math games. I think it's good to give the rusty old cogs in my brain a good cranking great job on this one
I'm glad you couldn't resist! It really is a lot of fun.
01-09-2016, 08:29 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 83
Thanks, everyone! I couldn't be happier with the comments in this post. :-) I updated the original post to include direct links to the app stores.
01-09-2016, 09:06 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Wow! This is the fist I've heard of this.
01-09-2016, 09:27 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,248
Wow! Had I known about the game before, I surely would have played it. I'm not even taking the time to read the other posts here, I'm just going straight for a purchase. Love the concept of this, so gotta show my support!

Last edited by metalcasket; 01-10-2016 at 04:29 AM.