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SHENZHEN I/O leaves early access

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SHENZHEN I/O, the rare game name that I think deserves to be written in all-caps, left Steam Early Access yesterday, after just over a month in the oven. That's not very long at all, but it's because Zachtronics' programmery puzzler was pretty much done already when it launched into early access on October 6.

It's now even more done, with plenty of bug fixes and tweaks, extra puzzles and even a synthesiser added, so you can get your Kraftwerk on while you wrestle with this complex beast of a game.

You can grab Shenzhen on Steam and on the Humble Store (opens in new tab), and there's a 10% launch discount for the next week or so.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.