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The Academy: The First Riddle

Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Pine Studio
Release Date: June 19, 2020

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'The Academy: The First Riddle' (ALL) Gets PC/Mobile Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2020 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT

The Academy: The First Riddle is a puzzle-packed adventure set in a school filled with mystery.

Solve riddles and decipher puzzles in a scholar environment reminiscent of classic British university campuses. Leave your mark on Arbor's Academy and find out why it only welcomes the best and the brightest.

The Academy: The First Riddle will place players in the shoes of Sam, a freshman at Arbor’s famed, yet mysterious, Academy. Over the course of this roughly 20-hour adventure, fans will sink their teeth into over 200 puzzles and riddles scattered across the campus. The puzzles will guide the players through the central story of the game and the mystery looming over the school. When fans aren’t busy unraveling the school’s past, they’ll be able to engage in a host of fun activities with an array of memorable characters.

Are you ready to enroll?

“We’re huge fans of the Professor Layton series and its colorful puzzles,” says Pine Studio’s Boris Barbir. “We wanted to make a game that would allow players on all platforms to experience that thrill of getting a puzzle just right. We are big fans of Harry Potter, so the school is greatly inspired by Hogwarts, but it’s also inspired by the architecture of our city, Zagreb. Early on in development, it became clear that what we actually set off to achieve was to capture the essence of being a kid - the feeling that adventure lies around every corner.”

Key Features:

  • Think outside the box with over 200 unique puzzles and riddles that will challenge even the most seasoned players
  • Explore the visually gorgeous Academy with all of the secrets it holds
  • Unravel a centuries-old mystery looming over the school and the town of Arbor
  • Embark on an epic adventure in the vein of “Professor Layton”

The Academy: The First Riddle will launch for PC/Mac (Steam/$19.99), Google Play/App Store ($9.99) on June 19, 2020, followed by Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch editions later this summer.

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