Enter the ultimate jigsaw puzzle experience with Masters of Puzzle - a full 3D, physics enabled, beautiful simulation game. Invite friends for a great multi-player experience or enjoy a solo relaxed session just for you.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Masters of Puzzle is a complex game with a rich roadmap still ahead of it. While currently most of the solo features are ready and fully playable, we still have a significant road to cover until we can deliver to you all the planned ways to enjoy the game. In addition, we would like to hear your constructive feedback and suggestions early on, so that we can evolve the game in the right direction.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Based on our current development pace and experience, we expect to be able to deliver the complete game to you in 2019.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Major features like multiplayer, the in-game shop, contests and leaderboards, achievements and rewards, and others are still in the design and development phase. We plan to add them to the game as soon as they are stable enough not to disrupt your gameplay. Additionally, we plan to provide a lot more content (i.e. puzzle images in different styles) for you to play with. The first official release of the game will aim to cover our initial roadmap while leaving room for future updates and expansions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is in a stable playable alpha state. Right now you can only play in single-player mode. You will be able to select from between several different puzzle images in HD and pick the tileset you prefer (see the features section for more info). You have available all the controls described in the game guide and you should be able to play through to the completion of the full puzzle. You can also use the inspection lens item to zoom at the puzzle model and look at the tiny details.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will be priced differently during Early Access since we are not providing the full product to you. After release, the price will change, but it's still too early for us to be more specific than this.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As we mentioned above, we want to evolve Masters of Puzzle in the best possible direction and make it enjoyable for real fans of jigsaw puzzles. Therefore, we will expect constructive feedback and suggestions from our Early Access players. We cannot promise that we will adopt all of them, but we will most definitely listen and try to bring the game as close to our players' liking as possible while still staying true to our core philosophy. Our primary channels for communication will be the community page here as well as our website where we plan to enable user-friendly feedback form for your suggestions and bug reports.”
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October 9

Release Version 2018.0.6856

It's time for a new major release of Masters of Puzzle designated as 2018.0.6856. This time we focus on performance and quality improvements rather than big new features. While the importance of new additions to the game cannot be denied, performance is also a very critical aspect and we plan to work on it on a regular basis. That being said, this release also prepares the way for our Halloween 2018 event which will start in the next few weeks.

We will talk in greater detail about the major improvements below, but before that let's take a look at the summary of new features:
  • Framework: Added support for Post-Processing effects to the game
  • Framework: Added framework and GUI support for purchasable puzzle boxes
  • Framework: Migrated to Unity 2018.3. This comes with a huge number of engine improvements so make sure to check the official Unity site for more information
  • Gameplay: Changed the Physics engine settings in order to improve performance especially with a higher number of puzzle tiles. Note that this is still a very much work in progress and we will do further improvements in future releases
  • Visuals: Added anti-aliasing and ambient occlusion post-processing effects with more to come in later releases
  • Interface: Improved quite a lot the carousel widget in the game selection GUI. This is now used by both collections and their puzzle boxes as well as by the saved games selection
  • Interface: Implemented functionality for dragging and resizing GUI panels. This is currently used by the image preview panels during the creation of a new game
You can find the full release notes on our website here.

New Artists & Purchasable Content
We are happy to share that recently we started work with several talented artists who are creating illustrations for brand new puzzle boxes in a variety of styles. You will see the first of these during the Halloween event but more will become available after that as well. These puzzle boxes will not be available for free though and you will have the option to acquire them for a modest amount both from within the game and the Steam store. The purchasable puzzle boxes also come with some additional benefits. While we are not ready to discuss all of them just yet, one of these will be the unlocked puzzle tilesets of 1500 and 2000 tiles.

Post-Processing Effects
Improving the visual quality of the game is currently a side task, but not without its own importance. Therefore we decided to spend some effort in that direction. In this release, provided you have the proper hardware for it, you will see the new anti-aliasing and ambient occlusion effects. Both of these are currently bound to the quality settings you pick at the start of the game and cannot be adjusted directly but in the next release, we will provide you with specialized video options where you will be able to customize your desired video quality. For now, this is the relationship chart of the new effects:
  • Medium quality: anti-aliasing disabled, ambient occlusion disabled
  • High quality: anti-aliasing set to FXAA, ambient occlusion disabled
  • Very high quality: anti-aliasing set to SMAA, ambient occlusion enabled
  • Ultra quality: anti-aliasing set to TAA, ambient occlusion enabled
Future work in this area includes the addition of more post-processing effects, improved and more realistic lighting, improved shaders using the new Unity Shader Graph, and more.

Known Issues
  • The puzzle model inspections lens can get its parts detached if you move it too fast around the model. This should not prevent you from using it, but if you want to reassemble it simply save and load the current game.
  • If you are loading a very old saved game (especially the Belfast puzzle) the puzzle tiles might "explode" in a shower. This is due to the changed size of the puzzle tiles in the recent builds which causes them to appear in overlapping positions when you load old saved games and thus forcing the physics engine to push them apart. This should happen only the first time you load such a game. Just wait for the tiles to get to rest then save and re-load the game. Any tiles that might have accidentally left the game board will be returned back into the puzzle box.

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September 28

New Puzzle Box Now Available

A new free puzzle box Manhood by Thomas Cole is now available in Masters of Puzzle. This is the third box in the collection The Voyage of Life and it will certainly challenge your skills, even if you're a veteran puzzle builder. Make sure to let us know of your successes when you complete it. We will be glad to see your screenshots and videos... and maybe your time scores :steammocking:

As usual, you can pre-download the DLC from the Steam client or directly in-game while starting a new game.

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Puzzle Boxes & Downloadable Content

It is important to note from the start that the puzzle boxes for our game are delivered in the form of DLCs. A lot of these will be completely free if you own the base game and you will be able to get them as soon as they are made available. Others, mostly the illustrations provided by our partnering artists, will have to be purchased because artists are people too. We are aware of the controversy of DLCs and the love-hate relationship between them and gamers all over the world. However, there are some good reasons for us to structure the game in such a way.

First, we plan to provide you with new high-quality content on a regular basis. The easiest way to release that content quickly and efficiently is via DLC packages. Second, the UHD quality of our illustrations means that each puzzle box might often be well over 100 Mbs in size. You should not have to download tens of gigabytes of content that you might not currently need to play the game. And last but not least, the diversity of the art we plan to provide will often make certain puzzles click with different people. It is important that the right content for our diverse players can be found easily and quickly.

Remember, you don't have to acquire all of the DLCs for Masters of Puzzle. You only need to get the puzzle boxes you like and want to collect and play with.

About This Game

Do you love jigsaw puzzles? So do we. Regrettably, we are not building as many as we would like to. The reasons are usually simple: not enough personal time to spend on hours-long sessions, not enough space at home to keep a half-finished puzzle around for days, no friends around to help you build when you want to, or some combination of all three.

That’s why we want to give you the ultimate jigsaw puzzle experience with our new game Masters of Puzzle. It’s a full 3D, physics enabled, beautiful simulation that you can enjoy whenever you want with whomever you want. Store your progress on any puzzle and resume at your convenience. Invite friends and loved ones for great multi-player experience or enjoy a solo relaxed session just for you. Keep track of your and your friends' accomplishments, customize your playroom, enter into contests, and do so much more. Our incredible game aims to give you as much flexibility and entertainment as possible.

Now, let’s delve deeper into the main features of Masters of Puzzle and see what makes it a special and different game.

Complete 3D Simulation

Forget about flat, boring, 2-dimensional puzzle building. It’s so last century. Instead, let us introduce you to the pleasure of building realistic jigsaw puzzles in a fully simulated, beautiful environment with active physics. Interact with surfaces, items, and the puzzle tiles themselves as if you’re standing in front of (or above) your real-world puzzle table. Use the same approach and habits you’ve always used before – but in a purely virtual scene instead.

Procedurally Generated Puzzles

All of our puzzles are generated procedurally based on a huge number of settings – some of these even adjustable by yourself in the game options. Each puzzle box can be sliced and distributed into one of the available box sizes at the start of each individual game. Furthermore, the form and disposition of the puzzle tiles can be completely changed when you create a new game even if you still use the same image and box size. Replay your favorite puzzles again and again with a fresh challenge every single time.

Complexity & Challenge For Every Taste

Speaking of challenge, our current puzzle box sizes include sets of 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, and 4000 tiles. The game aims to provide suitable configuration for every occasion or skill level – both for beginners and hardcore veterans alike.

Play With Friends Or Strangers (Currently Unavailable in Early Access)

Single player might be satisfying at times, but building jigsaw puzzles with others is where the real fun begins. We plan to include a fully fledged multiplayer, managed by dedicated virtual servers in the Cloud. Maintain friends lists, chat with others in-game or in the general lobby, create or join multiplayer online games both with people you know or complete strangers by using our matchmaking system. Resume your online game at any time with or without the others being present. Leave messages as sticky notes and discuss strategy even if you’re not all present at the same time.*

Customizable Playroom (Currently Unavailable in Early Access)

Is realistic simulation not enough for you? Good, because this planned feature will allow you to fully customize your playroom and environment with high-quality materials and custom-crafted vanity objects that you can earn in the game by various means or purchase in our in-game vanity shop, once it's made available. Unwind your imagination and make your playroom as unique as you might want.

Listen to Your Own Music (Currently Unavailable in Early Access)

Building puzzles in a silent environment might not be fun for everyone. That’s why we plan to provide you with the functionality to play your music of choice while solving your next jigsaw challenge.

Expand Your Puzzle Collection

The base game comes with a good selection of free puzzles for you to enjoy. At some point though, you might want to try out new or different images. We plan to provide you on a regular basis with new collections of beautiful puzzles in various styles and painted by different artists. This new content in the form of DLC will adhere to the same replayability rules as the base content.

And Much More…

These are just the main features either available or planned for Masters of Puzzle, but there are also many others that you will find once you start playing. Additionally, we have plans to expand the game with regular updates and new features as we move forward. Contact us and share what else you’d like to see in the game.


* Note: Multiplayer and all online services will require an active Internet connection as well as an active player account in our systems. However, you can still play solo without access to the Internet.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min requirements might be subject of a change
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requirements might be subject of a change
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