Figure out who’s lying in upcoming Japanese roguelike logic puzzle game Mimic Logic
Japanese indie developer Nihohe Soft have announced that their upcoming roguelike logic puzzle game Mimic Logic will release on February 23 for the PC (Steam). The game will be available in English as well as Japanese.
Mimic Logic combines roguelike elements with procedurally generated logic puzzles. In the puzzles, several treasure chests appear before you, but among them, one is a so-called “Mimic,” an imposter or mine of sorts. You need to deduce which one of the chests is a Mimic based on “statements” uttered by each chest. The statements go along the lines of “The box under me is not a Mimic,” or “The box to my right is a Mimic,” reminiscent of those “one lies, one tells the truth” riddles. The treasure chest caught lying is the Mimic.
Each puzzle is cleared by opening all treasure chests except for the Mimic and retrieving items and equipment from them. The puzzles become progressively more difficult (i.e. more than one Mimic etc.) as you make progress, and opening a Mimic chest by mistake means game over.
The items and equipment you get from opening the treasure chests affect your character’s stats such as HP, attack and defense and help you defeat enemies and advance further in the dungeon. You can skip individual puzzles you find too difficult, but if you do so too many times, you can miss out on important items needed to defeat enemies lying ahead. Also, you have to keep track of time as you try to solve the puzzles because your character can die of hunger if you take too long.
Aside from the logic puzzles, which can be played infinitely as they are automatically generated, the game boasts nostalgic pixel art graphics, and the trailer reveals NPC interaction and events such as a scratch-off lottery.
Mimic Logic is scheduled for release on February 23 for the PC (Steam).