The Academy (Free) from Pine Studio is an adventure puzzler that was revealed a while ago. Today, Pine Studio and publisher Snapbreak Games have announced that The Academy or The Academy: The First Riddle as its listed on the App Store will release this month on iOS, Android, and PC platforms. The developers are aiming for a hybrid between Professor Layton and Harry Potter with the setting and gameplay. I discovered the game about a month ago when the developers replied to a Devolver Digital Tweet where the latter was spreading the word about some projects on Twitter. Watch the trailer for The Academy below:
The Academy is set in a great looking school full of mystery with over 200 puzzles and riddles. You play as Sam who is a freshman discovering the inner workings of the school through a plethora of challenges. The visuals in the trailers so far are really good and the game is set to launch on mobile and PC at the same time. It will be releasing for free on iOS and Android with in app purchases to unlock the other chapters or the full game. The full game unlock is priced at $9.99 or around that much depending on your region. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can pre-order it on the App Store here or pre-register for it on Google Play here. Check out the Steam page for The Academy here.