Puddle (video game)

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Puddle
Puddle (video game) cover.jpg
Xbox Live Cover Art
Developer(s) Neko Entertainment
Publisher(s) Konami
Neko Entertainment (Wii U)
Platform(s) PlayStation 3 (PSN),
Xbox 360 (XBLA),
Wii U (eShop),
PlayStation Vita,
Microsoft Windows,
Mac OS X, Linux, Android, PlayStation 4
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Platform, puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Digital distribution

Puddle is a puzzle-platform video game developed by Neko Entertainment and published by Konami for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita. The game was also self-published by Neko Entertainment for Wii U, and for the PC through Steam, GOG.com, and Desura.

Gameplay[edit]

In the game, the player must guide a puddle of fluid to its target destination by tilting the scene, not by moving the fluid itself, similar to Nintendo's WiiWare game Fluidity. They must work with physics: friction, momentum, and the unique properties of each type of fluid and environment to send as much of each puddle past such obstacles as fires, rifts, spills and others, through environments like pipes, plants, laboratories, a human body, a sewer, a rocket, a foundry and a power station. The experience is physics based, making the fluid motion realistic.[5] The game allows you to be a liquid like Nitroglycerin, and you need to guide it to a certain point. Nitroglycerin tends to explode, so the player must learn to carefully guide it.

Origin[edit]

The game was presented at Independent Gaming Festival at GDC 2010, winning a Student Showcase prize.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 74.14% (PS Vita),[7] 69.70% (Xbox 360),[8] 69.75% (PS3),[9] 70.58% (Wii U)[10]
Metacritic 77/100 (PS Vita),[11] 68/100 (Xbox 360),[12] 71/100 (PS3),[13] 70/100 (Wii U)[14]
Review scores
Publication Score
PC Gamer US 80/100[15]

Puddle received generally positive reviews from game critics. Rick Lane of PC Gamer, who gave the game an 80/100 score, stated: "Addictive, if soon over. An intoxicating cocktail of molten merriment, Puddle is a glass-half-full kind of game."[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konami Announces Puddle Now Available For PlayStation Network". Konami News Blog. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Konami Announces Puddle Now Available for Xbox Live® Arcade". Konami News Blog. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Neko Entertainment Bringing Puddle to Wii U". Nintendo Life. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (2012-11-29). "Nintendo Download: 30th November 2012 (Europe) - Wii U Edition". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Game Profile". Konami Digital Entertainment. Konami Digital Entertainment. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "The 14th Annual Independent games Festival - Puddle". Independent Games Festival. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Puddle for PlayStation Vita". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Puddle for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Puddle for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Puddle for Wii U". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Puddle for PlayStation Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Puddle for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Puddle for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Puddle for Wii U Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Lane, Rick (6 February 2013). "Puddle review". PC Gamer. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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