Magical Mysteries Come to The Academy: The First Riddle This Month

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 14:23
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Topic(s): Indie

Harry Potter Meets Professor Layton

If you're a fan of Harry Potter or Professor Layton, then Pine Studio might have cooked up something you'll love. The Academy: The First Riddle puts players on a puzzle-solving adventure in a magical academy and it's all set to release on Steam and mobile this month!

Check out The Academy: The First Riddle Release Date Announcement Trailer to get an idea of what this game is all about:

In The Academy, players will be taking on the role of a young man named Sam. Sam is a freshman in Arbor's mysterious Academy, a magical location with more than its fair share of secrets for you to uncover. You and your fellow students will have over 200 riddles and puzzles to solve on the campus, an adventure that the devs think will take you around 20 hours to complete.

From what we can tell, it looks like this is going to be a fairly open game. That's emphasized with the option to take a break from the puzzles in The Academy: The First Riddle and explore the school grounds instead, learning about the world's lore and meeting some of the other students. Just watch out for the strange things that can pop up in the game — before you know it, you could be facing down an angry bear in one of the school's corridors.

The Academy: The First Riddle slice

When is The Academy: The First Riddle Release Date?

If you're keen on diving into a colorful new mystery, then The Academy might just be the game for you. When will you be able to get it?

According to a recent press release from the devs, The Academy: The First Riddle release date is June 19, 2020. The game will simultaneously launch on Steam, Android (via Google Play), and ioS (via the App Store). A console version will be coming at some point in the future, too, so pretty much everyone will have the opportunity to play this magical new game.

What do you think of The Academy: The First Riddle? Does the idea of exploring a magical school's mysteries appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!