Puzzle game lovers will want to check out Lovux, newly released from developer Mindlabor it's all about smashing glass. Note: the developer sent a key. Available on Steam with Native Linux support, it's absolutely delightful in the simplicity of the design but how it quickly smashes in many unique mechanics to keep you thinking.
As far as minimalist puzzle games go, this is top-tier stuff and quite a surprise from the initial few levels that get you going with basic up to some seriously mind-melting stuff. Easy to pick up and play with only a mouse-click needed, it's a highly accessible game - as long as you have the brains for it. The kind of puzzle game where you're presented with something that seems simple, then you're left scratching your head for 10 minutes on a single level where suddenly it's "wow — I'm dumb".
- New mechanics added every 15 levels.
- 8 different mechanics in total.
- 125 levels (from simple to insufferably difficult).
- Simple, relaxing, peaceful puzzle experience.
- Full HD in all resolutions.
- Smooth animations.
- Good game feel.
- Color themes.
- No text.
- Minimalist interface.
- Steam Achievements.
- Steam Cloud.
Lovux offers up a simple and no-frills experience, one that keeps your attention due to the tight design and very clever puzzles so it's exactly what you want when you just want to chill-out but still engage your mind. It's like going to the gym except for your mind. Verdict: smashing!
You can buy it on Steam for £2.49 / $2.99.