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Inspired in parts by the likes of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Aloof is a wonderfully designed puzzle-fighter with enough differences and a wonderful atmosphere that make it worth picking up. A brand new release from studio ButtonX with full Linux support, Aloof has you summon small islands as you face off against various opponents to build different shapes. It's genuinely quite lovely!

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Some of what Aloof offers includes:

  • Full solo or co-op campaign with puzzle levels, matches versus AI, rescue missions and bosses! (offline)
  • Beat the online adventure by defeating 3 opponents in a row, but lose and start all over (online 1v1 or 2v2).
  • Or practice the online adventure against AI opponents, get familiar with the levels and tune your tactics (offline 1v1 or 2v2).
  • Play against your friends in 1v1 or 2v2 matches (offline).

The relaxed rules around pieces movement is what really sells it for me. While other games in the genre rely often on both speed and accuracy, Aloof is more about reacting to your opponent. Pieces move when you move them, in any direction too. You can also flush away a mess you made at any time to refresh your building area, and you also have two fields you can swap around at any point. Overall it's just a great puzzle-fighter well worth looking at.

Want to win a key? We have a few provided by the developer to give away! Simply note in the comments you wish to be entered, and winners will be directly messaged on Wednesday, March 31.

You can buy Aloof on Steam.

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CIAPA 29 Mar
It is my birthday today, so I feel ok to win a key... again! ;) Thank You Liam :D
ertuqueque 29 Mar
Hey, this seems to be quite a lovely game indeed. Please, count me in for a chance of a key!
fagnerln 29 Mar
This game is really promising, I want it! :D
Fighter 29 Mar
Yeah me too!! :)
hardpenguin 29 Mar
I want to enter, co-op is fun :P
Ruse 30 Mar
I too want to win!
AciD 30 Mar
Count me in ;)
Pozzuoli 30 Mar
I wish to be entered too! Thank you!
Depesza 31 Mar
I'm a huge Tetris fan and Tricky Towers is one of our favorite coop games, so please count me in :)
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