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Lego Builder’s Journey is a gentle puzzle game wrapped in shiny graphics

Super Magbot is a platformer with magnets instead of jumping

Super Magbot is a platformer with a twist: you can’t jump, but use a magnet to punt yourself about its levels. It’s out now.

I’ll admit that if Lego Builder’s Journey wasn’t a surprising combination of a low-key puzzle game and modern graphics settings, I might have glossed over it. Yes, that’s a joke about ray-tracing, you’re very welcome. But I was surprised that a Lego game has taken the time to wrap itself in RTX goop, so when it popped up in Steam’s release section I grabbed it.

The game involves plucking and placing the remarkably detailed and clicky blocks around small dioramas. You could be completing a broken building, or gently encouraging a minifig to cross over a raging torrent of blocks. There’s nothing that I’ve encountered that makes me think I’ll need to look up a guide, but I did appreciate the relaxing atmosphere that they’ve crafted block-by-block.

Warpips gets new units and maps with Reinforcement update

Warpips is a tug-of-war strategy game, and it’s just received its first major new content with the Reinforcements update.


With every setting maxed out, the bricks here look better than in the real-world. The little levels churn with detail, and I found myself wishing there was a way to explore them up close. As far as I can tell, there’s no way to zoom into the action as the trailer shows off. All my prodding of the keyboard caused was random blocks to be selected. Aside from that, the controls are a bit too compact. You seem to do almost everything with the left mouse button, which means a lot of accidental drops or block movement when you don’t mean to.

It’s very likely that you could complete the game in a single sitting, so for £16/$20 it’s not the best value proposition in the world, but it shines in other ways. It’s out now.

Sea Of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life is out now, alongside season three’s new enemies

Sea Of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life is a new expansion out today for the sea-faring MMO which adds Jack Sparrow and other Pirates Of The Caribbean content.