Twistex: A New Mixed Reality Puzzle Game for Quest and SteamVR
Get ready for a mind-bending puzzle experience as Middle Man Games releases their latest creation, Twistex, today for the Oculus Quest. This innovative falling block puzzler combines the thrill of virtual reality with the challenge of solving puzzles in mixed reality. And if you’re not a Quest owner, don’t worry, because the SteamVR version is just around the corner!
Gameplay and Modes
In Twistex, players are tasked with rotating a cylindrical grid to strategically fill it with various shapes. There are two exciting modes available at launch:
‘Ring Drop’ Mode
Are you ready for a fast-paced challenge? Then ‘Ring Drop’ mode is for you! Your objective is to fill an entire ring with blocks to clear it. But beware, if the blocks reach the top, it’s game over. So, think quickly and rotate the grid strategically to achieve your goal.
‘Color Drop’ Mode
If you prefer a slower-paced puzzling experience, ‘Color Drop’ mode is your best bet. Your task is to connect eight or more matching colors to clear that group. Take your time to plan your moves, create combos, and watch as the colors vanish before your eyes.
Both modes come with 24 levels, an endless mode, and three difficulty settings, ensuring you’ll never run out of challenges. And if you’re competitive by nature, you’ll be pleased to know that your scores can be shared on online leaderboards, allowing you to compete against players from around the world.
Twistex leverages the power of the Oculus Quest to create a truly immersive gameplay experience. On Meta Quest, the game supports passthrough for mixed reality gameplay, allowing you to blend the virtual and real worlds. Not only that, but Middle Man Games has implemented colored objects that are affected by real-time lighting, enhancing the sense of presence and realism.
For SteamVR users, Twistex offers non-passthrough environments. However, fear not, as Middle Man Games has confirmed that this feature will also arrive on the Quest in the near future. So, regardless of your VR platform preference, you’ll be able to enjoy the game to its fullest.
The launch of Twistex is just the beginning! Middle Man Games has exciting post-launch plans, including the introduction of “more game types, modes, and levels.” So, expect even more challenges and brain-teasing puzzles as the game evolves.
While Twistex is currently available on Quest and coming soon to SteamVR, fans of other platforms may wonder if they’ll get a chance to join in the fun. Middle Man Games acknowledges that those platforms are “on the radar” but remains tight-lipped about any official announcements. So, we can keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
Get Ready to Twist and Puzzle
If you’re an Oculus Quest owner, there’s no time to waste—Twistex is available today on the Oculus Quest store. For SteamVR users, the game will be launching later this year in 2023, offering you the perfect opportunity to explore the fascinating world of cylindrical puzzle solving.
So, grab your VR headset, dive into the world of Twistex, and let your problem-solving skills shine!
Article updated Sept. 14, 2023, with revised release date information.