There are plenty of puzzle videogames for virtual reality (VR) headsets yet few offer the classic jigsaw experience. realities.io’s Puzzling Places is one such title to offer this style of gameplay, just with 3D models of real places. Today, the studio has announced the latest update for its beta app, refining the experience whilst adding several new puzzles for free.
Puzzling Places has been available via SideQuest for almost a year now, providing a free prototype of one 3D jigsaw – the Tatev Monastery in Armenia. Players who wanted to access more could then join realities.io’s Patreon where a total of 38 jigsaw puzzles are available. When App Lab arrived earlier this month Puzzling Places was one of the first titles to make the list.
With the roll-out of Puzzling Places – Beta v4.1 today, players will now have access to a total of six jigsaw puzzles. The free ones are:
- Ice Cream Stairs – (20 pieces)
- Boat Josefa – (100 pieces)
- Devil’s Slide Bunker – (100 pieces)
- Tsuruga Castle – (100 pieces)
- Market Square in Gliwic – (200 pieces)
- Tatev Monastery – (200 pieces)
Alongside the new content, realities.io has included some new features. Players now have access to Groups, so they can organize pieces into stacks to reduce clutter. Each puzzle has a new finale to celebrate its completion plus there’s remastered audio and new SFX: “We’ve revamped the app’s entire audio library with new sound effects, immersive soundscapes, and regional audio locations. Each puzzle is its own little world,” the studio notes.
Additionally, the new Settings Menu will allow players to customize the app, choosing to puzzle with reference photos, change locomotion settings, as well as other minor adjustments.
realities.io will be launching further improvements as it moves towards an official Oculus Quest launch this summer, with additional platform support planned for the future. As further updates are announced VRFocus will let you know.