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Unlock the secrets of a long-abandoned facility while trying to save Earth and restore humanity to its home!
Unlock the secrets of a long-abandoned facility while trying to save Earth and restore humanity to its home!
134 backers pledged $5,321 to help bring this project to life.

The Kickstarter Puzzle Pack is here!

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We're excited to announce that we have a shiny new Puzzle Depot demo to share with you! If you missed out on the daily challenges during the Kickstarter, now is your chance! The Puzzle Pack is available to all backers at the $25 or more level.

You will be receiving an email with your individual download link in a separate email from this update, from our admin@laughingmanatee account. The download is hosted through itch.io, the same service that hosts the original demo.

This special version features a collection of daily challenges, originally presented during our Kickstarter event. Every room has been given a fresh coat of paint, but otherwise has been kept as true as possible to the original puzzles. A number of notes have been added, discussing aspects of development and other fun facts about the world of Puzzle Depot. We've also included a bonus room... and it's a doozy!

This build represents a significant milestone for us, and you will notice many updates compared to the old .17 demo. Here's the short list:

  • Addition of options menu, allowing volume control, keybindings, and more
  • Player input overhaul, allowing for controller support!
  • Vastly improved memory usage compared to .17
  • Reworked UI and a proper mini-map
  • Updates to most art assets
  • A variety of new objects and terrain
  • Datalog entries for all interesting objects
  • General improvements to... nearly everything!

Known issues:

  • May experience FPS reduction on older machines (press F1 to check FPS counter)
  • Possible issue with support for Xbox controllers.

If you notice your frame rate is consistently dropping below 60FPS, shoot us a message with your system specs. We might be having some trouble with support for Xbox controllers, someone let us know if you're able to configure & use your Xbox controller please​!

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any issues with this version. Although this build is a significant step forward, there's still plenty left to be done and your feedback is a valuable part of the process!

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Can I stream Puzzle Depot?

YES! If you let us know in advance, we will try to be there!

Can I post Youtube videos featuring Puzzle Depot?

YES! We'd love to see your first impressions or let's play of the puzzle pack. We only ask that you note that the game is still in active development.

Can I post screenshots to social media?

YES! Please tweet your scores to us at @PuzzleDepot

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    1. Laughing Manatee Games Creator on May 18, 2017

      New build uploaded tonight at 9:50 PST. Controller input now works correctly with all YES/NO dialogues ... sorry about that! Redownload if you're using a controller, and you're good to go :]

    2. Laughing Manatee Games Creator on May 17, 2017

      Unfortunately, we would have to wait until after the full release to produce a Mac version. Right now it would mean maintaining two different branches of the game, it'd be a real mess.

      I know it's not an ideal solution, but I was able to run the KPP version on an old imac using the latest version of PlayOnMac (4.2.10) and was getting 58-60 fps. I tested it out today to see how it would do, and it was surprisingly easy to get going.

      I hope that helps in the meantime! Let me know how it goes.

    3. Jonah Ostroff on May 17, 2017

      Looks awesome! Any plans for a Mac demo?

    4. Laughing Manatee Games Creator on May 17, 2017

      Brief Update: Performance bug that affected a couple people has been fixed, and a new build was uploaded at 9:45PST. If you downloaded the game earlier in the day and notice any frame rate issues, redownload the game and try the new build.