Raster Prime [Remix] was previously released in May 2017 for Android devices. Since then, the developer Punk Labs has created this updated version for Mac. This challenging free puzzle game is free to download, but there's the option of making a voluntary donation to the developer's ongoing work.
The game is set in deep space, where something strange is orbiting a dying star. It's some kind of obelisk, covered in what looks like some kind of ancient writing. You'll need to use all your deduction skills to uncover its meaning. For alternative puzzle or mystery games, check out The Keeper and Painting Lacy.
Remix? Is there another version?
The developers' original decision to use only open-source game development tools, such as Godot and Blender, led Google and Apple to remove the original version of Raster Prime from their app stores.
To keep their development costs down, Punk Labs decided to recreate their games with Linux. After creating these Linux versions, they also decided that they would develop their games for less restrictive stores and make them available outside those platforms.
What inputs does Raster Prime [Remix] recognize?
Raster Prime [Remix] is perfectly playable on a touchscreen, as well as using a gamepad or a keyboard and mouse. You’ll travel to various planets to find strange objects with an alien language. To decipher them, you need to solve the puzzles. In the end, you’ll unravel a mystery in the story.
Is there a hint function?
No, there isn't. It's a fairly short game, generally taking around half an hour to complete. If you get stuck, all you can do is review what you've already deciphered, and look for clues to help you move forward.
Quick, puzzling game
For a relatively short game, Raster Prime [Remix] is surprisingly challenging. The absence of a tutorial forces you to rack your brain until you solve the mystery. In our opinion, it's the perfect level of difficulty.
If the developer had made the game too difficult, it would have become boring pretty quickly. At the same time, if it had been too easy, there would have been no entertainment value. For a good half-hour of problem-solving, this new edition of the original mobile game is well-worth downloading.