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Take on Bonfire Peaks' gorgeous mountain puzzles later this year

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Jolly campfire climbing puzzler Bonfire Peaks begins its ascent in earnest later this year, publisher Draknek revealed in a new trailer today.

The first game to be published by the creator of delightful puzzlers like A Monster's Expedition and Cosmic Express, Bonfire Peaks is a calm, moody adventure about burning your belongings (opens in new tab) by veteran puzzle developer Corey Martin. I'd personally just throw my unwanted rubbish in the bin, but what do I know?

Well, I know that Bonfire Peaks is quite lovely, even for someone who doesn't often get along with this style of box-pusher. I gave the (still available) demo a shot last year (opens in new tab), finding a puzzler that eases you gently into its particular brand of Sokoban by way of a carefully considered overworld and gradual ramp-up in challenges.

It's also bloody gorgeous, mind. Artists Mari Khaleghi and Zach Soares' have crafted a warm, soothing voxel forest to climb through, almost toy-like in appearance, encouraging you to take your time with even the tougher puzzles.

Bonfire Peaks is coming to PC, Mac and Linux via Steam (opens in new tab) this Autumn.

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.