In a game all about shapes and shadows, .projekt makes you think about perspective to solve these minimal puzzles. With two walls on either side of the isometric levels, you need to add or detract blocks to create the required shadows. There's also the added challenge of trying to use as few blocks as possible, but without the pressure of timers.
I guess it wouldn't be so appropriate to have any other 8bitWar title on sale going into Halloween week, so be sure to grab Necropolis while it's F2P. There are still 180 levels available and you need to use your big ol' brain to come up with the right strategy to counter the enemy army, so see how you get on.
All That Remains
Both tricky in its puzzles and rather compelling in its story, in All That Remains is a point and click puzzler all about family and survival. After you wake up locked in a bunker to find the world's gone to hell, you need to figure out how to escape in order to save your sister.
Bury Me, My Love
- Platform: Android/iOS
- Price: £1.79/$1.99 or cheaper
This instant messaging adventure implements the features of your mobile device and twins it with a heart-wrenching, unforgettable story. In it, you'll aid in the story of Nour and her husband as she makes a perilous journey across Europe in search for a better life. Along the way she'll face triumphs as well as challenges, but which ending will you get?
Death Road to Canada
The game tasks you with forming a team and surviving the journey across the border to Canada in search of refuge from the zombie apocalypse. Along the way you need to find weapons to defend yourself and unleash pixel-driven destruction on the massive number of zombies that want turn you into snacks.
- Platform: Android (also on iOS)
- Price: 69p/99c for each chapter
If you're looking for creepy things to play this Halloween, Fran Bow's definitely going to give you shivers. Across each of its chapters you'll discover the story of a disturbed young girl as she comes to terms with her existence. Witnessing her parents' gruesome murder was only the beginning, but there's more to the story than meets the eye in this psychological horror…literally.
This excellent hidden object puzzler will have you searching for teeny tiny little folks in numerous clever ways. Fold back tent flaps, push away plant leaves, and poke numerous animals and people in your search. It's charming, it's cute, and you'll love it.
The Lion's Song
- Platform: iOS (also on Android)
- Price: £2.99/$2.99
As an episodic adventure, you'll follow the story of four different characters, each of whom reveal their own creative and inspirational struggles as you go. With plenty of decisions to make and a deeper understanding of the characters to grasp, a lot can happen before you reveal the results of your labour.
Milkmaid of the Milky Way
Milkmaid of the Milky Way is an adventure puzzler in which you play as Ruth, a young woman living by herself on a remote farm in 1920s Norway. In a bizarre turn of events one day a huge spaceship arrives and pulls Ruth away from her repetitive routine.
- Platform: iPad
- Price: £6.99/$6.99
If you think sailing is hard, just wait until you experience the terrible waters of Sunless Sea. Playing as the captain of a ship, you need to sail across the zee with your goal in mind, manage your supplies, and try not to completely lose your mind and eat your crew. I mean, it's not a perfect world, but you could certainly try.
- Platform: Android (also on iOS)
- Price: £4.69/$4.99
In this cracking point and click mystery game you play as an assortment of characters throughout your time in Thimbleweed Park. Kicking things off as Special Agent Ray and Junior Agent Reyes, you've come to town to solve a murder. As you'll find out, the story is much, much deeper than that and you'll have an absolute ball with it.