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Cosmic Express

1 year ago

Feature: 43 absolute gems

The Top Best Bestest Games Of 2017 So Far

Update: The year is finished, which means you can now read our final list of the best games of 2017. 2017 has already been an extraordinary year for PC games, from both big-name AAA successes to no-name surprise indie smashes. Keeping up with so much that's worth playing is a tough job, but we've got your back. Here is a collection of the games that…

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Feature: On the joys of multiple solutions

Charting the puzzle depths of Cosmic Express

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Cosmic Express [official site]. There are many reasons why puzzle games designed by Alan “Draknek” Hazelden sit on top of the form. There’s the puzzles, for one thing. They’re pretty good. They explore seemingly simple rulesets and find in them huge and satisfying challenge, dragging you…

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Feature: Train talk

Assessing frustration in Cosmic Express playtests

While out at GDC I spent a bit of time chatting to Alan Hazelden about Cosmic Express [official site], his train-themed logic puzzler. I was playing the preview build of the game at the time and was curious to know a bit more about how you go about sorting the levels for a difficulty curve and how you interpret good and bad kinds of frustration…

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Feature: Chuffing good

Cosmic Express review

Here it is! The space game review you've all been waiting for on this, Monday the twentieth of March, 2017: Cosmic Express! Cosmic Express [official site] is an adorable-but-also-rock-solid puzzle game from Alan Hazelden. He's working with Ben Davis who was his collaborator on RPS favourite, A Good Snowman..., and with Tyu of the Klondike collective. The result is a really satisfying puzzle game where…

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Spacetrain puzzler Cosmic Express chug chuggas out

The intergalactic planetary puzzling of Cosmic Express [official site] has pulled into the station. It's a cute little puzzler about laying train tracks inside spacedomes to bring passengers to their destinations. It looks lovely and sounds simple but I'd expect fiendish puzzling as it's made by folks from such fine head-scratchers as A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build and Sokobond. Have a gander at…

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2 years ago

Cosmic Express: adorable train puzzler coming March

Oh yay! There's a new game coming soon from the A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build folk and Tyu - an artist from the Klondike collective. It looks like they're going all in on the adorable puzzler genre with Cosmic Express [official site]; a really lovely train route planning game set in the bubble of a space colony.

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