Selected Puzzlescript Games 2014-2020

Purpose

This is a short list of very good puzzlescript games, in my opinion. It serves as a personal, yet publicly shared, reference (to be updated whenever needed).

Criteria

The list focusses on games released within the years 2014-2019, yet many during this period were overlooked. As long as they match the criteria below, suggestions are welcome.

Please be aware that there's a separate list for Pedro PSI's games, as well as games where Pedro PSI collaborated (e.g. Thinky Collective's What Gophers Go For) or was indirectly involved (e.g. Jack Lance's ENIGMASH).

Inclusion criteria:

To be included, a game must score very highly in at least one of these inclusion criteria:

  • Atmosphere: pleasant colours, agreeable music, cool animations;
  • Challenge: challenging puzzles;
  • Originality: a distinct style, goal, mechanics or story;
  • Effort: intense detail, innovative features;
  • Tradition: faithful ports of old classics.

Exclusion criteria:

Fatal is the failure to meet at least one the following exclusion criteria:

  • Completeness: not unfinished, not unpolished;
  • Intuition: lack of awkward controls, lack of visual confusion;
  • Kinder-friendly: absence of violence and of profanity;
  • Minimalism: no repetitions, no padding, no unnecessary moves, no wasted time;
  • Optimism: no negative feelings, at the end of the game;
Pedro PSI's selected puzzlescript games
TitleAuthorYearTags
Boogie Woogie Jack Kutilek2020Sokoban
Edge Case Parachor2020Sokoban, Wraparound
Memory Push Lucas LeSlo2020Sokoban, Memory
Fallen Leaves Lucas LeSlo2019Gravity, Sokoban
Laser League Tim Knauf2019Laser, Team, Sokoban
RGB Quest Dario Zubovic2019Colour, Gravity
Dice Ant Cristopher Wells (Toph Wells)2019Sokoban, Wraparound
Baguettes Blake Regehr2019Sokoban
Omniban Patrick Traynor (Patrickgh3)2019Layers, Sokoban
Multiban minotalen2019Team, Port, Sokoban
Two faced Lucas LeSlo2019Sokoban
Broken Abacus Lucas LeSlo2019Sokoban
VEXT EDIT Jack Lance2019Layers, Programming, Sokoban
Snake holes Jack Kutilek2019Snake
Gingham Jack Kutilek2019Jumping, Sokoban
Line of sight Joel Fox2019Sokoban
Puzzling Duckling Jonathan (JD)2019Fishing, Sokoban
Splitting Headache Alan Hazelden2019Divide, Flow, Sokoban
Swapbot John M. Williams (Gate 88)2018Fishing, Swapping
Alien Disco Cristopher Wells (Toph Wells)2018Swarm, Wraparound
White Pillars Mark Signorelli (Rosden Shadow)2018Find-the-goal, Sokoban
Skyscraper Mark Signorelli (Rosden Shadow)2018Sokoban
ParaLands Lukas Schüller2018Sokoban
XL-Plan Mark Richardson (Hand-e-food)2018Programming
Hey you! Stop blocking the laser! Chris Pickel (Sfiera)2018Laser, Mirror, Sokoban
Sumoban Marcos Donnantuoni2018Sokoban
Hungry Kraken Stephen Lavelle (Increpare)2018Fishing
Fish Friend Jack Lance2018Team, Platformer
Something Penguin Something William Fernandes (10c8)2018Ice, Sokoban
Out of bounds exception Cyathea Tree Studio2018Layers, Sokoban
Pentago Noa Hoffmann (Noa Cube Studio)2018Board-game, Multiplayer
Hop to, Kangaroo! Chyme2018Jumping
Beach Jump Maze Ove Ahlman2018Jumping
Vertebrae Ali Nikkah2017Exploring, Sokoban
Princess of Isometria Jere Majava2017Platformer
Symbolism Richard Locke2017Programming
Entanglement, chapter 1 Richard Locke2017Exploring
Rock, Paper, Scissors Ivan Koswara (Chaotic Iak)2017Sokoban
Kiri's Garden Tim Knauf2017Filling, Garden
Filler Hugo B.2017Filling
Fossils Rémi Töötätä (HeskHwis)2017Exploring, Platformer
Programaze Adam Gashlin2017Programming
Manni the Mountaineer Denis Prause (Zejety)2016Exploring, Platformer, Sokoban
Slide Rule Jim Palmeri2016Ice, Sokoban
My first Kishoutenketsu Rémi Töötätä (HeskHwis)2016Fishing
PacPac William Fernandes (10c8)2016Demake
Robot Heist Anna Anthropy2016Laser, Team, Sokoban
Twinkle, twinkle, little square Mark Richardson (Hand-e-food)2015Connect, Visual
Sixty-five Chris Pickel (Sfiera)2015Exploring, RPG
Skipping Stones To Lonely Homes Alan Hazelden2015Exploring
Cyberbox Anna Anthropy2015Demake, Logic, Sokoban
GB Senku Pixelartm2014Logic, Board-game
Weird bug Jonah Ostroff and Jake Eakle2014Connect, Sokoban
Singleton Traffic Cristopher Wells (Toph Wells)2014Connect, Boundary
Miss Direction Malcolm Tyrrell2014Gravity, Platformer
Gobble rush! Mark Richardson (Hand-e-food)2014Team
Colour plus Colour Ben Reilly2014Colour, Sokoban
Boxes and Baloons Ben Reilly2014Platformer
Beam Islands Mjau2014Connect, Sokoban
Love and pieces Joseph White (Lexaloffle)2014Connect, Fishing
12345 Ivan Koswara (Chaotic Iak)2014Connect, Sokoban
A Kishoutenketsu in the countryside Rémi Töötätä (HeskHwis)2014Exploring, Sokoban
Mirror Isles Alan Hazelden2014Sokoban, Mirror
Frogbike Ian Fitzpatrick2014Sokoban
Space Valet Benjamin Davis2014Sokoban
MNSWPR.EXE Benjamin Davis2014Logic, Demake
Sokochrome Connor McHarney2014Colour, Sokoban
Don't Play On the Ice Connor McHarney2014Filling, Ice, Platformer
Color lift Connor McHarney2014Connect, Fishing

NB: The Puzzlescript games database lists all puzzlescript games ever made.

FAQ

What is the ◊ symbol?

When available, links are opened in the Game Console, which loads the Pedro PSI's game bar by default. This is indicated by the ◊ symbol. Clicking this symbol directly will, however, direct you to the original Puzzlescript game page!

NB: To add a level selector and fullscreen option on the fly to other games, just use the Pedro PSI's Game bar Bookmarklet!

How is the game list sorted?

For games published in the most recent year, the most recently added game is on top.

Older games are simply grouped by year and then by author, but without any particular order.

How to filter this game list?

Filtering

Filter the Selected Puzzlescript Games 2014-2020 by keywords such as name, author and date added. Just type a keyword in the search field atop the table. Keywords are not space- nor case-sensitive.

To save and link to a specific filtered view of the table, ensure this page's URL ends with ?search=keywords. For example: https://pedropsi.github.io/2019-01-31-selected-puzzlescript-games.html?search=2020

All saved filtered views update whenever the Selected Puzzlescript Games 2014-2020 updates.