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Environmental puzzle

Game genre concept

A type of puzzle that involves altering the environment, such as pushing large objects around or toggling levers that move a series of platforms to reach places otherwise inaccessible.

111
games
18
platforms

The first video game about Environmental puzzle was released on December 1988.

Square Enix, Valve and MagicalTimeBean has published most of these games

Common part of action-adventure games.

Simple examples: moving large objects that (can't be put into inventory) about to reach places, activating a series of triggers that alter some part of the environment together (often toggling overlapping segments), or otherwise using the environment and your abilities that alter the environment to solve a "puzzle".

See also: spatial logic.

Parent group

Puzzle

Platforms

Windows 39
Linux 20
Mac OS X 12
PS3 9
X360 6
PS4 5
MS-DOS 5
PS Vita 3
Xbox One 2
PS2 2
Wii U 1
PSP 1
PS 1
Apple II E 1
Dreamcast 1
Switch 1
GameCube 1
Xbox 1

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