Cipher Prime, well-known for music games such as Auditorium and Pulse, has released new game Splice for Mac and PC. This is a slightly different direction for Cipher Prime…though music is important in the game, it is not a key aspect to the gameplay as in prior CP games. This thoughtful, zen-like puzzler takes place in a cellular miniverse where your task is to rearrange the cells in each puzzle into target shapes.
The game includes a main progression of basic puzzles and several more sequences of “epilogue” puzzles. Many of the puzzles also have devilishly difficult “angelic” solutions, which are found if the player completes a level in fewer moves than they’re given. The game doesn’t give exact rules, persay…you get to figure things out as you go. The game won Intel’s Level Up 2011 contest for best Puzzle Game.
Splice has been released onto Steam, where you can check out a brief little demo and grab the game for $9.99. The game soundtrack, Flight of Angels, is also available for a listen on Bandcamp, and you can pick up the Soundtrack Edition of the game (game plus soundtrack) for $12.99 from Steam as well. Cipher Prime also promises that they will be releasing the game on the Cipher Prime store in the near future as well for non-Steam users.