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Welcome to the Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles!

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles is an Arcade-Action Puzzle Game developed by independent games company Yuan Works.

But this is not just a simple puzzle game...

We've put a lot of effort into creating, according to some reviewers, one of the most extensive, challenging, and complex puzzle games ever: there's an RPG-style Story Mode that takes over 30 hours to beat (some players have even topped 100 hours!) where you actually learn how we create video games!

W&W was initially commercially released for the Korean handheld GP2X and Wiz with great feedback, followed by an international release on Dreamcast in America, Europe, and Japan.

Featuring 100% hand-crafted old school 2D pixel art graphics, it definitely is refreshing from modern big-name games.

Best of all... the game is now FREE for PC!

 

What is Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles?

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles is a Puzzle Game developed by Costa Rica-based Yuan Works, a country located in Central America, where game development is almost unheard of.

Yuan Works consists of brothers Yuan-Hsi and Yuan-Hao Chiang, who grew up with classic games since childhood.

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles Yuan-Hsi
Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles Yuan-Hao
Yuan-Hsi
(姜元璽)
Yuan-Hao
(姜元皓)

Yuan-Hsi is in charge of the art, music, and game design; and Yuan-Hao is in charge of programming, scripting, and game design. The two practically developed the entire game.

Having grown up with old-school 2D games, both strived to develop one with the same timeless charm that the gamer generation are so fond of.

And so, in August, 2007, Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles was released for the Korean handheld console GP2X:

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles screenshots

W&W was a winner of the Official GP2X Game and Software Contest and a demo of the game was included in every new console!

A couple of months after release, Wind and Water was nominated as a Finalist for the Independent Games Festival 2008:

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles screenshots

W&W was showcased in the Game Developers Conference 2008, in San Francisco.

On November 1st, 2008, an improved version of the game was released for the Dreamcast worldwide in both English and Japanese; just in time for the 10th Anniversary of SEGA's last console!

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles screenshots

Since then, W&W has been reviewed and featured in several websites and magazines with a very positive reception!

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles screenshots

An interview of the development of W&W was featured on UK-based gamesTM magazine!

And here's one of the reviews from a customer from Play Asia!

We hope that you'll join the growing Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles community, because if there's something fulfilling about making games, it is knowing that others have fun playing them! Don't forget to leave us feedback, we always love hearing it!

 

Game Download

Click on the following link to download W&W:

WindAndWater_Setup.exe (ver 1.05a)

You will be prompted with easy install instructions!

(If you have any trouble with self-installers or prefer to do it yourself, you can download the ZIP version here: WindAndWater_PC.zip - Simply extract all the files into a folder and run the Config application.)

 

But wait... there's more!

Get a Custom Avatar based on you!

A Custom Avatar is a hand drawn pixel-art sprite based on yourself!

Send us your picture, and we'll literaly include you in the game! You'll be able to play with your sprite, display it on the online W&W Scoreboards, and of course, use your avatar for any forum!

You'll be able to create a unique identity online! How cool is that? And your avatar really looks like you, including your outfit and expression, since we draw your sprite from your picture!

This has already become a tradition for more than 500 W&W players:

Get an Avatar and support us!

W&W is 100% Free - a game we created to show our love and support for hardcore 2D video-games, which have been largely forgotten by the industry.

We've put a lot into creating W&W and we've decided not to sell the game to big publishers or investors, so that you can play it for free. But by getting an Avatar, you'll support us independent developers and even be in the game!

We want to give players a chance that they won't find in any other game!

Getting W&W with a custom Avatar originally cost $24, but for a limited time, you'll get your avatar for only $10:

 

Or pay with PAYPAL here:

 

Or even better! You can get a full animation set of Four Avatars for only $15!

Or pay with PAYPAL here:

 

With the full Avatar set, your expression changes during battle and gameplay!


Your Avatar will appear on the online Scoreboards and during gameplay!

After ordering, simply send us a picture of yourself and we'll send you your sprite as soon as it's done. Remember: all avatars are hand-drawn and are high on our priority list, so we try to have your sprite ready in less than 24 hours no matter what!

Avatars take a considerable amount of time and effort to be drawn, and we don't know how long we're going to keep the offer open! Act now if you enjoy our game and wish to be part of it!

(If you already own a Custom Sprite from any version of W&W, you can upgrade to a Full Set by clicking here)

 

Thank you for playing!

We at Yuan Works would like to thank you for playing our game!

If you have any questions, comments, or need pointers on the game, you're welcome to join our forum!

Or feel free to contact us at: contact@yuanworks.com

 

W&W has been rated 4.5 stars by customers on Play-Asia.com!

 

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