Intro Indie: Conquer Fast-Paced Puzzles With ORB

ORB is currently awaiting your Greenlight vote. And if you're a fan of unique and interesting puzzlers, you'll want to check it out.

If you take a look at Steam Greenlight at any given time, you will see loads of indie games that all want your upvote. One such game is a top-down 2D puzzler called ORB. It is being developed by Devil's Peek Game, which is a one-man indie studio from Cape Town, South Africa. The Greenlight campaign has already been running for a month and the comments on it seem very promising.

Players take control of the titular Orb, who has fled his home after it was destroyed. Rather than finding somewhere safe to call home, he finds himself trapped in an alternate dimension called the Puzzleverse. Spanning over 12 "constellations," there are more than 140 puzzles and challenges to solve, each one unique and progressively harder than the one before it.

Another one of the unique aspects of the game is that the abilities that Orb can find increases the difficulty of some of the puzzles. This, in turn, changes how you go about solving the puzzle the second time around. So even though there are 140 puzzles, you are forced to do some again and change the way you approach them.

ORB is slated for a fourth quarter 2018 release. While it isn't clear which platforms the game will eventually land on, there is a free-to-download demo available via the game's website. The demo currently features puzzles from the Aries constellation.

Check out the trailer below and then hop over and tell the developer what you think and, if so inclined, give it a thumbs up!


It all started with an Atari ST and here I am, all these years later, still loving video games! Indie games are where my heart is and where it'll stay. The world of indie video games is ever evolving and such an interesting arena to be a part of!

Published May. 13th 2017

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