Kine is a beautiful 3D puzzle game with its own unique style – a title where you move around various musical instruments, trying to get them to their sheet music.
In Kine, you need to move various amalgamations of musical instruments around a world seemingly full of brown boxes, doing so in order to get them to their sheet music. These varied instruments all move in very different ways depending on what they are. On top of that, large poles stick out of these instrumental concoctions, normally holding strings or to prop the instrument collection up. Together, they allow for some odd movement styles that you’ll need to understand to complete puzzles.
These poles or long pieces of each instrument are where a lot of the challenge comes in. As tall, boxy areas are all around the various musical instruments, you will need to make sure that your poles don’t end up getting caught – and they will get caught, trust me. With some amalgamations, you are able to slide the middle connecting piece across the various poles and beams coming out of them, allowing you to move across gaps as so long as your main centerpiece can hit a platform safely.
This way of movement does involve a big learning curve, but once you get it, you start to really understand how complex this isometric world and its puzzles are. Not only are the visuals wonderful, but as one would expect, the music in Kine is easy on the ears and just lovely to listen to.
I took on Kine at EGX 2018, where I failed at puzzles as people watched behind me, waiting for a go. I can’t wait to take a look at the game at my own pace, in my own home.
If you like the sound of Kine, you can wishlist the game on Steam.