Pocket Gamer
Game review
Puzzle Craft
by Harry Slater 21/8/2012
Product: Puzzle Craft
Developer: Ars Thanea
Publisher: Chillingo
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle, Simulation
Players: 1
File size: 44.9MB
Version: Europe
[enlarge screenshot]
3 more pictures >
Menial jobs have made a comeback thanks to freemium games like FarmVille. Gamers don't want to be superheroes or unstoppable killing machines any more - they want to tend their crops, sell their wares, and not pay very much attention.

Puzzle Craft mashes together this desire for ordered, slow-paced creation with a simple puzzle mechanic. It makes for a slightly more involved city building experience, albeit not one without its flaws.

Food for thought

At the start of the game you have an open field, a few coins, and an overwhelming urge to build a settlement. So you spend your coins on a farm, a mine, and a couple of cosy cottages to entice people in to your new hamlet. ...
Read more >

An entertaining experiment, Puzzle Craft won't convert anyone to its slow-paced cause, but it'll certainly keep fans entertained
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
More reviews >
Pocket Gamer homepage >
©2014 Steel Media Limited

Get even more pocket gaming goodness online at www.pocketgamer.co.uk