What’s your self-isolation interest? Knitting? Woodburning? How about taking over vintage restoration with Ustwo Games’ restore ’em up Assemble With Care? Six months after breaking onto Apple Arcade, the Monument Valley builders’ pastel-tinted restoration puzzler arrived on Steam at this time. After all, who is aware of extra in regards to the satisfying agony of repeatedly re-assembling advanced electronics than PC house owners?
After exhausting the puzzle potentialities of non-euclidean rotations, the newest sport from cell moguls Ustwo hit iPhones final September. Setting up store in a quaint Italian city, Assemble With Care sees you repairing damaged outdated devices, bathed within the builders’ acquainted palette of pastel blues and pinks.
Assemble With Care presents up a bounty of outdated tech to take aside and piece again collectively. There’s an exquisite physicality to every of the sport’s 13 gadgets, vividly-rendered elements clacking collectively with none of the awkward fudging that comes with, y’know, truly piecing collectively damaged outdated package.
‘Course, there’s a whimsical story suggesting that not solely are you repairing gizmos and doodads, however the hearts and minds of the damaged folks who convey them into your retailer. Our platform-agnostic sister-site Eurogamer, nonetheless, reckoned it actually sings as a “study in the wordless pleasure of fixing stuff”. That narrative framing is ok sufficient, however taking aside clocks and radios and cassette gamers? That’s the great things proper there.
Now that Ustwo have lastly made footfall on PC, how about bringing over these Monument Valley video games eh? I reckon some heat, Escher-esque isometric puzzling would do fairly nicely on a display screen bigger than my pocket.
Assemble With Care is out now on Steam, with a 15% launch low cost bringing it to £4.92/€5.60/$6.97.