Hey there, PlayStation people! I’m Justin, Creative Director from Blot Interactive to tell you about Bloxiq, our new indie puzzle game that will challenge your brain from all directions. Coming to PS Vita next week on April 14th!
We were tired of where the puzzle genre has been stuck for the last few years. Who wants to play the hundredth clone of match 3 or being pestered to pay every few minutes? These things just aren’t fun to us.
We wanted to create a whole new type of puzzle game that returned to the classic philosophy of easy to learn and difficult to master games like Intelligent Cube, Devil Dice, or Echochrome. Where there is a definite solution, instead of relying on luck to be able to progress.
Bloxiq starts with the standard concept of color matching and brings it into the third dimension. Manipulate rows or columns of blocks by sliding them around a 3D level to connect four in any direction. Sounds simple, right? One of the best feelings is when you figure out how to match blocks in intricate ways that challenge your spatial thinking.
We’ve got 100 unique levels across 7 different worlds that each have at least one proper solution. The levels can be solved through critical thinking instead of mashing buttons, hoping that you get the right level configuration. And you will need all your wits about you to conquer the Locked Cubes, Move Cubes, Bombs, MultiCubes and more!
A word of warning: we have more than one studio team member who have said “this game is the Demon’s Souls of puzzle games.” The Locks prevent you from sliding a row or column, Bombs count down and explode causing you to fail, and MultiCube have hidden cubes inside them. That is just a few of the challenges that you will experience in this mind-bending game.
We hope that you enjoy playing it as much as we did making it for you. We encourage you to connect with us with any feedback you’d like to share. Or maybe you will need our help to complete a challenge [insert laugh here] — we are always happy to help.