Does anyone remember Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo? It was a puzzle game created by Capcom. It featured Street Fighter Characters and was eventually rereleased for the PSN and XBLA. Yes? Oh, you loved its lightning fast puzzling and 1-on-1 style action? Well then, mysterious gamer from 1996, you are in for quite the treat. Developer Novaleaf have announced a competitive falling-block puzzle game made in the spirit of Puzzle Fighter. They call it God of Puzzle.
God of Puzzle plays nearly identical to Puzzle Fighter. Two players have their own Tetris-style area into which blocks will fall. Blocks, which are called gems, drop in different combinations of colors. The combination of like-colored blocks will create bigger more powerful gems. Eventually a diamond-shaped gem, called a breaker, will begin descending. If the breaker is of the same color as the combination of blocks it touches, the gems will all break. This causes counters to fall on your enemy’s screen. These counters are unbreakable until their number reaches zero. If a player’s side fills and no blocks can fall, that player loses.
Other features of God of Puzzle include “lag free” multiplayer, HD 3D graphics, and a feature which is described as “play it your way.” This feature allows players to play with classic Puzzle Fighter rules, new God of Puzzles rules, or customize the game to their liking. God of Puzzle rules include special abilities for different characters, which allows players to choose a character which gives them an upper-hand in puzzle battle. One example is character Aphrodite’s ability “Love & Lie”, which causes the opponent to be unable to see the color of dropping gems once they leave the preview window.
God of Puzzle is also Novaleaf’s answer to a problem they found with Puzzle Fighter on XBLA and PSN; it is tough to find an online match. God of Puzzle answers this problem with a modern-day solution; cross-platforming. God of Puzzle will be available on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, and all owners can play other players regardless of which system they are using. The hope is that lovers of the game will always be able to quickly match make and find an opponent, which will be made easier through the planned match-making, clan, and friends system integrated in God of Puzzle.
Novaleaf has hopes of gaining some additional funding for God of Puzzle through Kickstarter. They are currently $9,900 short of their $10,000 goal with 24 days to go. You can also check out more God of Puzzle at the official website, and check out Novaleaf online or on Twitter. Keep checking back on IGM for more details on God of Puzzle and all of your Indie gaming news.
Source: The Indie Game Magazine – ‘God Of Puzzle’: The Modernization Of ‘Puzzle Fighter’