We're still alive!
Hello, It's been a long time! How about an update?
While we have obviously missed our 2018 release, we're still hard at work on Puzzle Depot. Please accept our apology... Read more
New Year Progress Report
Greetings from Laughing Manatee Games! It's a new year and high time we posted a Puzzle Depot update. There's been a lot of forward momentum over the last part of... Read more
Forsaken Valley released, and upcoming conventions
The 'Forsaken Valley' demo of Puzzle Depot has been released for all backers! If you did not receive an email with a download link, let us know and we'll get... Read more
Puzzle Depot at SIX, new demo, and more!
Hello, puzzle people! It's been a while since we've checked in! There's been a lot going on, so let's jump right in...
We will be showing the... Read more
The Kickstarter Puzzle Pack is here!
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... Read more
It's been a while since we've checked in! We've made a ton of progress with Puzzle Depot, and we'd like to show you some of what we've been up to... Read more
New year, New website... New character!
Hello, Puzzle peeps! As Puzzle Depot moves closer to something resembling a complete game, we've taken some time away from the Pixel Mines to give our website a much-needed makeover.... Read more
It's been a year (already!) since the end of the Kickstarter, and we've accomplished a lot in that time! There's still much to be done before the end, and we'd... Read more
The Isopede Update
As development continues, Puzzle Depot's complex ecosystem is really coming together. This update is all about one group of creatures making it's return from Depot Dungeons... Isopedes!
Puzzle Depot's isopedes... Read more
An update, and some announcements!
Hello, it's been a while since we last checked in! There's a lot of additions, changes, and news to cover over the next few updates (and I promise I'll make... Read more
The Puzzle of Designing Puzzles
During the development of Puzzle Depot, I've received many questions about the design process. In this update, I would like to dig into that meaty subject and attempt to explain... Read more
Update: New demo version released
Version .17 Released
We have released an updated version of the demo, available at:
This release contains some changes from the previous test build. The biggest change has been... Read more
Emerging from the Cryopod
It's been a while since the last update... sorry about that!
For December, I was focused mainly on creating additional art assets for Puzzle Depot, as well as tidying up... Read more
What We've Been Up To
It's been a busy week for us in the wake of the Kickstarter campaign, and we have some exciting things to announce!
First, Puzzle Depot... Read more
The Puzzle Depot Kickstarter has concluded!
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After working for weeks on the Kickstarter, it hardly seems real that it's actually over. It really came down to the last day, and if wasn't for... Read more
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I'm extremely pleased to announce that we have reached our initial goal, so...
PUZZLE DEPOT IS NOW FUNDED!
We can't thank you all enough for the support and dedication over... Read more
We are at 92%!
We have hit 92% funding, and have only 31 hours to raise the remaining $368!
Let's finish strong and hit 100% today! Spread the word!
We have reached 90%!
We've hit 90% of our initial funding, and there are still 40 hours remaining!
Thank you everyone for helping us get this far... not that much further to go, now!... Read more
Only 2 Days Remaining!
Here we are, entering into the final stretch of the Kickstarter! If you've already backed us, then you've likely already seen our reminder message, so I won't rehash that here.... Read more
Map Screen Mockup
A sample of how the in-game map screen might look. In addition to the primary levels, there will be smaller, challenges levels to discover.
There are only 3 days remaining... Read more
Only 4 days left!
We are at 81% with just 4 days left to go in the Kickstarter! We are getting ready for the last couple days, which we expect to be pretty busy!... Read more
We have reached 80%!!
Thank you so much Fred for pushing over the 80%milestone! You said you wanted a new update, so I thought I'd give a peek at another new environment appearing... Read more
I REALLY wanted to say 80%, but we're juuuuuust short. Still, we are so close to being funded and we have 5 days left! We're into our final big push... Read more
Tools of the Trade
There are many, many items to find in Puzzle Depot, only a handful of which were shown in the demo. Learning how to use them all to your advantage will... Read more
Just a brief update to check in and let everyone know where we are at.
We are at $3686 out of the initial $5000 goal, which puts us at 73%... Read more
We are on Steam Greenlight!
Thank you so much everyone who has already backed us, everyone promoting us on social media, and everyone playing the daily puzzles. We have an announcement today, and another favor... Read more
10 Days Remaining!
We are at 72% of the way to our initial goal of $5000, and only 10days left to raise the remaining amount! With this funding we can get... Read more
Robots are an important type of mobile entity not yet introduced in Puzzle Depot. There are many varieties of robots to encounter - some useful, some deadly - but all... Read more
Over 70% Funded!!
Thanks in no small part to a large and generous $250 pledge received yesterday, Puzzle Depot is now 72%of the way to the initial goal of $5000! This puts... Read more
Plenty o' Puzzles
Q: What exactly will be included in the Kickstarter Puzzle Pack?
A:The Puzzle Pack will include all 30 daily rooms that are running during the Kickstarter, available to play... Read more
A Menacing Menagerie
Q: Will there be other types of enemies besides roaches? Possibly a few nasty 'intelligent' ones?
A:Oh yes, there will definitely be quite a few more creatures to discover... Read more
A Boss Approaches!
As mentioned before, I wanted to show an example of how a potential boss battle may play out. Here is a rough animation showing a confrontation with a rogue AI,... Read more
The Switch from Turn-Based
Q: What's your reasoning behind choosing free-moving puzzle elements instead of typical turn-based elements? The latter seems more logical for this sort of game.
A:Puzzle Depot's predecessor, Depot Dungeons,... Read more
Over 50% Funded!!
Big news from yesterday! One of our backers upgraded from the Custom Character Tier, all the way up to the Design a Level Tier! This, combined with the other pledges... Read more
New backer reward added: Create a Creature!
Since the last custom character will soon be gone, we felt we needed something to bridge the gap between the $75 rewards and the higher tiers, so we are giving... Read more
Over the next few days, we would like to answer some of the questions you may have about Puzzle Depot. Whether it be about the gameplay, future levels, the art,... Read more
The music of Puzzle Depot
You may have noticed, but the music in Puzzle Depot is awesome! This is due to the fact that our audio guys are also awesome! This is the same team... Read more
We have hit 40%!
As of today, we are 40%of the way to our initial goal! Thank you everyone for helping us get this far, but we still have a ways to go!... Read more
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Winner of yesterday's daily puzzle was a newcomer, @Kevin3426, with an impressive score of 1080! I honestly wasn't sure that was even possible on that room.... Read more
Team Ant has joined the fray!
Another new creature type has been spotted in the Great Alkali Basin; giant ants are mobile and dangerous, but at times also useful. Unlike roaches, ants are very mobile and... Read more
Hear what people have been saying about Puzzle Depot
"Puzzle Depot is surprisingly excellent. Makes Sokoban fun again."
"This is evil."
"This game is damn sneaky!"
"I'm gonna play some Dark Souls 2 for... Read more
New Environment, New Vermin
If you have already played through the demo for Puzzle Depot, then you already have some inkling about how horrible Rust Mites can be. They eat metal objects... and even... Read more
Puzzle Depot fan art!
We are already receiving some awesome fan art for the characters and creatures of Puzzle Depot!
First, some perler sprites of Todd and Stella, by @EggsGoSorry
Super cool! Love 'em!... Read more
News about the Kickstarter daily puzzles
We had previously stated we were running a contest involving the Kickstarter daily puzzles. Unfortunately, this was found to be in violation of Kickstarter's terms of service, so we can... Read more
New Terrain Type: Goop!
A new hazard to deal with in Great Alkali Basin is pools of viscous goop. In practice, goop functions much like pits; anything that falls into it will plummet to... Read more
Field Notes: Isopedes
A new type of creature makes its appearance in Great Alkali Basin; the pillbug-like Isopede, an armored arthropod which is relatively harmless:
Isopedes have strange dietary habits, actually drawing sustenance... Read more
Beyond Storage Bay Alpha
So far the only environment we've seen in Puzzle Depot is the storage bay, with it's brick walls, pipes, and plethora of cargo. But what of the world beyond? As... Read more
The Characters of Puzzle Depot
Puzzle Depot's dystopian-yet-colorful world is inhabited by equally-colorful characters. You will meet an assortment of employees of Union Freight Operations in the demo, who will provide information about the game... Read more
With 29 days to go we are now 20% of the way to our initial goal! The Custom Characters are going FAST, so get 'em while you can! Thank... Read more