Tin Hearts Impressions: A Unique Puzzle Game With a Touch of Nostalgia
Updated: Apr 11, 2022
I recently got a chance to get hands-on with Tin Hearts, the upcoming game from Rogue Sun and Wired Productions. Here's what I thought of the puzzle adventure.
Tin Hearts is the story of Albert. J Butterworth, a genius inventor of Victorian Times. You are tasked with helping to guide troops of mischievous tin soldiers through a magical toy-filled world.
It has strong visuals paired with a great audio mix that gives it that chilled playstyle that'll easily cause you to lose track of time as you play.
The demo I got my hands on is just the start of this journey; after a brief cinematic intro, you are guided through a tutorial on interacting and completing the puzzles.
I found it easy to get to grips with, and as you open boxes, you can find new objects or abilities to help you complete the puzzles.
Think of it as similar to the Star Wars Pit Droids game in which your troops will continue to go forward until something tells them otherwise.
You have control of wooden blocks in the levels I played through, and you can rotate, place, and remove them. They have specific shape cut-outs, limiting where they can be placed, and you'll need to plan your route carefully so your troops don't get stuck.
With each of these early levels in the demo, I was learning new abilities like time turning to speed up my troops which came in handy as I found the perfect route to the end and just needed to get them there faster.
To complete each of the puzzles, you need to get a certain number of troops to the finish.
I believe that as you progress through the levels, the story unfolds, and you'll get to use different toys to complete the puzzles. Being playable both regularly and with VR will add a fascinating mix to this one. As it's being brought to life by former members of Lionhead Studios, I'm sure the final game will be a delightfully fun, engaging puzzle-filled experience.
I'll be keeping an eye out on this game as it continues it develops, and I look forward to discovering and playing more of what it has to offer in the future.
Developer: Rogue Sun
Publisher: Wired Productions