Another day, another unexpected Stadia announcement. Stadia announced today via Twitter and the Stadia Community Blog the impending release of two first-person puzzle games – including one brand new title that hasn’t been released anywhere yet.
Relicta, a puzzle game by developer Mighty Polygon and published by Deep Silver, hasn’t been released yet on any system. This means that, yes, this is a new game coming to Stadia.
According to the Stadia Community Blog post:
"Relicta is a first-person physics-based puzzle game where you need to combine magnetism and gravity in order to unravel the secrets of Chandra Base. Alone in the treacherous depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive…
Play as a physicist stranded on a derelict Moon base and bend gravity and magnetism to your will. Will you rush straight ahead or will you take your time to unravel the intrigues of 22nd century orbital politics? Buried in the eternal darkness lies a secret that might claim your daughter’s life - or change the fate of humanity. Are you ready to face the consequences of your research?"
The Turing Test has been bouncing around for a couple of years. Developed and published by Bulkhead Interactive, The Turning Test currently holds a 9/10 on Steam.
According to the Stadia Community Blog Post:
"The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.
Upon arrival a series of puzzles awaits you – tests which, according to the station’s AI, Tom, can only be solved by a human. These puzzles have apparently been set by the missing ground crew – but why have they created them and what are they hiding from?
In an evolving story based on mankind’s instinctual need to explore, protect and survive, you’ll delve deeper into Europa’s ice crusted-core and discover that the lines between man and machine begin to blur. Armed with the Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT), solve puzzles to open the way forward as you learn the true cost of human morality."
No release date has been announced for either titles beyond “soon”. But we have quickly learned that when Stadia says “soon”, they usually mean “next week”. Keep an eye on Gaming Nexus. We will post any updates as they become available.