You like Picross, we like Picross, everyone likes Picross, right? It’s just as well because Jupiter’s been pumping out nonogram games like there’s no tomorrow — Picross S6 was the latest, and while it provides more of the same solid puzzle action, we wouldn’t mind a little more variety when it comes to the tried-and-true formula.
That’s where Pictooi comes in. Coming from Limited Run Games and developer Atooi (of Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter fame), this is a new spin on the picture-revealing logic puzzle we all know and love that’s launching tomorrow on the US Switch eShop, with a European release to follow soon.
The game is designed to be approachable to for newcomers and veterans — the aesthetic certainly looks familiar to anybody who has played one of Jupiter’s many offerings. It’ll feature 300 puzzles across 5×5, 10×10, 15×15, and 20×20 boards, and the game also keeps track of your progress on a calendar so you can see yourself improve over time.
Here are a few more details from the PR blurb which includes an introduction from one Professor Ishida, who will apparently be your “host, mentor, and friend” throughout the game. We’ve also added some screenshots to give you a flavour of the game’s UI:
“Oh, hello! Did you know your brain is kind of like a muscle? Let’s exercise your brain by challenging it with logic puzzles. Solving logic puzzles can expand your mind! I look forward to sharing our journey together.” – Professor Ishida
Classic mode features ten neatly categorized pages of 180 logic puzzles, including fun categories such as nature, music, and space! It is fun to discover how the puzzles on each page relate to one another.
Diorama mode contains ten mysteriously silhouetted dioramas, featuring 120 logic puzzles. Solving each logic puzzle reveals a portion of a diorama. Revealing each mysterious diorama is very satisfying!
Pictooi is priced at $9.99 and launches in the US on 2nd July.
Let us know below if this take on the familiar formula tickles your puzzler bone.