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Friday, 8 November 2013

Chuck's Challenge is now available on Mac and PC

Spiritual successor to Chip’s Challenge comes to PC & Mac

After more than a 20-year absence, Chuck Sommerville – the game designer behind Chip’s Challenge – has made a new PC & Mac puzzle game called Chuck’s Challenge 3D.

Chuck’s Challenge 3D is a puzzle game that walks the player through the evolution of gaming: move from A to B, collect items, the red key opens the red door, and much more. But, like Lego, knowing what each piece does is only the beginning of the fun, as players can also create and share their own levels using a simple paint-style interface and seamless cloud storage.
“Over the last couple of years we’ve been creating a 3D puzzle game based on my original design and over two decades of player feedback,” Chuck Sommerville said. “Chuck’s Challenge 3D mixes the new with the old. We’ve the original Chip’s Challenge team designing levels, along with cloud gaming improvements that let anyone create & share their own content.”

Initially Chuck’s Challenge 3D seems to be about playing through the levels. But actually it’s about learning the mechanics of gameplay. So slowly the player can become the creator.
At Niffler we think coding is important, but it’s not necessary the best entry point for everyone who wants to learn how to make videogames. To often we hear people telling potential game designers or young kids to get into gaming they must learn how to code first.
That’s why we’ve created a paint style interface that allows anyone to make complex logic puzzle, skill dodging levels or just simple fun mazes. So that they can get a taste quickly of what it’s like to be a game designer, by seeing their ideas coming to life. We hope our game is a stepping-stone that attracts new talent to the games industry. By giving people the tools to create games and then the thirst to expand on what they have learnt.

Chuck’s Challenge 3D is due to be released on 8th via Desura for PC and Mac. For more information check out the company website, game website, Facebook and Youtube.
Niffler Ltd.
Niffler is an independent games studio founded by Chuck Sommerville and friends, which believes video games should not simply be a passive experience. Their aim is to create games that are fun for the player to both play & make, with the make component being as easy to use as playing the game themselves.

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