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7.1

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  • Summary: Some villagers have started a new settlement and they've put you in charge. In Puzzle Craft you take control of an entire populace and must help them grow their settlement into a bustling city! To do this you will need to farm, mine, collect taxes, hire workers and more. Blending two forms of gameplay for the first time, Puzzle Craft is as unique as it is addicting.????? PRESS QUOTES ?????"Puzzle Craft is one of the deepest puzzle games we've played on iOS..." — Slide To PlayAWESOME FEATURES? Part town building sim, part match-three puzzler, Puzzle Craft blends two gameplay modes together for the first time ever.? Incredibly deep gameplay, there's always something to do!? Craft tools to aid with farming and mining.? Hire villagers to help out around the settlement.? Create special buildings to increase productivity!? Universal build; plays great on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    100
    Puzzle Craft is a joy to play. You'll be farming, mining, and crafting for hours at a time.
  2. Aug 18, 2012
    90
    Puzzle Craft is the most addictive puzzle mash-up to hit the App Store this year. Spending collected puzzle blocks to build a town is smart. But allowing that bustling town to power-up the puzzle minigame is brilliant.
  3. Sep 14, 2012
    85
    Puzzle Craft is a perfect concentration of the components of the best puzzle and social games.
  4. Aug 16, 2012
    80
    It's particularly refreshing that in-app purchases are far from vital to progress. A rarity in such a money focused genre.
  5. Aug 21, 2012
    80
    Combining two popular genres, with progress made in each affecting your opportunities in the other, has made for an interesting and engaging mobile experience.
  6. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    Puzzle Craft is a fine blend of addictive casual gameplay elements, giving rise to a puzzler that you'll gladly keep coming back to without the usual guilt-factor associated with repetitive gathering.
  7. Sep 26, 2012
    40
    Dungeon Raid was based on building up your RPG character and earning high scores. But with its crass Farmville skin, Puzzle Craft is ultimately a variation on one of those godawful free-to-play play-now-m'lord microtranscation boondoogles. It's like a time waster wrapped around a time waster. Time wasters all the way down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    I've downloaded this game 4 days ago. It still have some bugs, but hey...! I've never expected so deep experience in game for a $1. EVERY building in the game changes gameplay, tons of tools you can use on the puzzles while collecting resources, workers which change your strategy and much more. So far I'm on 17 lvl and still game is keeping my interest. Puzzles + sim work very well as a combination. Is so addictive I'm playing all the time at home and at work I'm collecting money from taxes. Beautiful execution is also on plus, sound is nice. For me - it's a GAME OF THE YEAR on iOS. It's not perfect - they have to polish it more but anyway: 10/10 if it comes for me. My Nataville waiting for developer love and future updates. There is really good article on IGN about it. Developers give us more!! Take my money! ;) Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2012
    9
    Puzzle Craft is a great relaxation game with an enjoyable builder mechanic. It's really a match-three game at its heart, but with some significant improvements and added features. You build a village up from nothing to a robust town by gathering resources, building structures, and hiring workers. Each building and person makes resource gathering easier and more efficient. So the game will start relatively slowly, but will accelerate from there. Puzzle Craft isn't meant to be a mind-warping experience; it's a pleasant way to spend some time and and enjoyable way to have fun that doesn't require a lot of time investment or too much thought. That may sound bad, but never underestimate the value of some minimal-mindfulness entertainment. Graphics are good, interface is easy, accessible, and well-designed, and the village-builder mechanic is a lot of fun. I've never played Dungeon Raid but don't much care; this is a relaxing game that is worthy of praise on its own merits. As an added bonus, it's a game that doesn't go ballistic if you set it aside for a few minutes, a few hours, or days on end; it'll wait, even if you were in the middle of resource gathering. Flat out, Puzzle Craft is a great way to relax, burn some time, and get a nice little town out of it. The ONLY reason I couldn't give it a 10 is its relative lack of replayability; once you've played through it once, you've seen it all. Sure, doing it again is skill enjoyable, but it's nothing you haven't seen before. Even so, I've played through it three times. Great way to unwind after the day. I'm looking forward to the next version. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2014
    8
    This was a really great take on what would normally be a mindless genre. It felt like I could progress in interesting ways, choosing specializations almost. And while the game was pretty much the same thing, the puzzle board played differently depending on whether or not I'd upgraded a given tech tree. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    0
    I gave this game a fair shot... and have come to the conclusion that it's an overrated festering pile of feces. Like many puzzle games recently, it rips off the Dungeon Raid mechanic. This time, the mechanic is used on top of a resource gathering system. The resources are then used to collect other resources, which are then converted into upgrades to allow you to collect resources slightly faster, and so the loop goes. The problem is that all intensity experienced in Dungeon Raid (or any other puzzle game) does not exist in this game because you don't really fail. Playing well simply allows you to gather resources slightly faster, which really just makes the game less tedious. If you want to experience this game in a system that feels intense and interesting, play Dungeon Raid instead. Expand