I am Kostas Zarifis from Rogue Sun and we’re thrilled to announce that 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.
Wired Productions Ltd
Behind every brilliant invention, hides an incredible story. From members of the team that brought you Fable, comes Tin Hearts – an immersive puzzle adventure game wrapped in a powerful tale of love and compromise.
Guide a troop of mischievous tin soldiers through a magical toy-filled world using a variety of whimsical and inventive contraptions to bounce, shoot and glide them to their goal. March through 50+ levels of time-bending, soldier-routing riddles, forge new paths for your toys to follow, and solve increasingly elaborate puzzles to unravel the emotional, thought-provoking story, of Albert J. Butterworth, a genius inventor of Victorian times.
EMBARK ON A TRAIL OF PUZZLES: Control toy cannons to clear the way ahead, bounce to new heights using trampoline drums and manipulate balloon inflating machines to help the soldiers reach their destination!
UNRAVEL THE STORY: Discover a deeply emotional story spanning generations and dimensions, masterfully woven into the fabric of this puzzle-filled world. Clues are everywhere, seek them out and you will be rewarded with a heartfelt tale, beautifully voiced and animated over three acts.
EXPLORE A MAGICAL WORLD: Feel like a child in a toy store as you immerse yourself in a magical, alternate-timeline Victorian universe full of nostalgic warmth and charm.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION: Unlock powers to control objects in the world, from wooden blocks to drums to toy trains. Link objects in interesting ways as you build paths to the exit for your fearless tin soldiers to follow, and slowly reveal the secrets of their past.
MANIPULATE TIME: Pause, fast-forward and rewind time to change the outcome of your actions and complete increasingly intricate puzzles.
ENJOY THE MEMORABLE SOUNDTRACK: Take your time working through the relaxing puzzles and enjoy the poignant soundtrack, from award-winning composer Matthew Chastney, whose credits include trailers for ‘JOKER’, ‘Chernobyl’, and ‘Bridgerton’.
FROM THE DEVELOPERS OF FABLE: Tin Hearts is brought to life by former members of the exceptionally talented Lionhead Studios development team, responsible for the critically acclaimed Fable series.