Our wholesome narrative puzzle adventure, Tin Hearts, launches today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
A powerful tale of love and compromise, Tin Hearts unravels the thought-provoking story of Albert J. Butterworth, a genius inventor of Victorian times, masterfully woven into the fabric of a puzzle-filled world. March through over 50 levels of time-bending, soldier-routing riddles, forge new paths and solve increasingly elaborate puzzles to help your soldiers reach their destination.
In preparation for an emotional journey that promises to warm your heart, just as much as it might break it, here are our top tips to help you to complete the increasingly intricate puzzles!
Clues Are Everywhere!
When taking your first steps into the whimsical and magical toy-filled world of Tin Hearts you will soon find out that clues are everywhere. With various photo frames, hand-written letters hidden and memories to discover throughout each level, it will soon be clear that Tin Hearts is a puzzle and narrative game in equal measure. Seek each of these out, and you will be rewarded with a heartfelt tale!
Solve Puzzles Using Your Imagination
Don’t be afraid to use your imagination to solve each of the increasingly elaborate puzzles. Each new invention has a unique mechanic, introducing new ways to help your soldiers to reach their destination.
From toy drums to bounce your soldiers to safety, cannons to create makeshift bridges, trains to forge new trails to pin wheels and balloon machines to glide across the room you might even find that there are a variety of ways to solve each of the puzzles!
A Relaxed Puzzle Adventure
Tin Hearts is a challenging puzzle adventure – but it is not punishing. Instead, we have aimed to create a relaxing atmosphere, free of severe consequences in the players’ actions. For example, it is possible to reverse time to save your soldiers from an unsettling fate, but most puzzles can be finished without every single soldier reaching the destination, too! At the very least, we hope you will try!
Manipulate the Clock!
As the adventure continues, Tin Hearts will introduce the player to the Cuckoo Clock and Pocket Watch mechanics, unlocking the ability to manipulate time which in turn helps increasingly with the puzzle solving process.
Players will find they can halt time completely to receive a fuller picture of what they need to do, reverse time to change the course of action, or alternatively they can speed up time when the puzzle has been solved!
Push the Chicken!
Finally – be sure to keep an eye out for the hidden miniature toy chickens placed throughout Tin Hearts. Reminiscent of our time on Fable at Lionhead Studios, give the chickens a push for a fun Easter Egg!
We are so proud to be releasing Tin Hearts, we hope that you take your time working through the relaxing puzzles, enjoy the poignant soundtrack, unravel a deeply emotional story spanning generations and dimensions and ultimately enjoy a wholesome game that we have poured our hearts and souls into over the years.