Maquette, a gorgeous first-person puzzle game, is coming to Xbox platforms on July 19 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass day and date. It joins the July Game Pass lineup, which includes Grand Theft Auto V, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Exoprimal, and a slew of others.
After launching for PS4, PS5, and PC in 2021, Maquette then came to Nintendo Switch earlier this year. Its launch next week marks the game’s debut on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Maquette is known for its captivating visuals, presentation, writing, and puzzle-solving. The puzzle game comes to us from developer Graceful Decay and publisher Annapurna Interactive.
“Maquette is a puzzle game, but not in the sense that Sudoku is a puzzle, more like a story that has puzzles throughout,” said Graceful Day creative director Hanford Lemoore on the PlayStation Blog. “As you explore the game’s recursive world, you’ll uncover memories of a young couple in love, solving puzzles through creative thinking.”
Its most noteworthy feature comes in the form of its nested worlds–wherein aspects of its stages are found literally within one another. For instance, a player may encounter a large, unmovable cube blocking their path. However, if the player visits the small version of the level, they’re able to move the cube, which, in turn, impacts the regular-sized world.
But Maquette isn’t all about solving puzzles. It leans into emotional storytelling as well, sending players on a journey with an emphasis on love.
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