Draknek Direct

Draknek Direct 2022 - All announcements!

19th May 2022 - Publishing/development hybrid Draknek & Friends have just wrapped their second annual Draknek Direct, a mini conference jam-packed with announcements. The puzzling powerhouse has big plans for 2022: sequels, console ports, a new Steam event, and even a grant to help the next generation of puzzlecrafters.

Presentation URL: https://youtu.be/pCzJXu6jZNU (11:40)

Here’s a detailed roundup of everything announced during the event:

Patrick’s Parabox is coming to Switch

Patrick’s Parabox is a recursive puzzle game about boxes within boxes within boxes within boxes. It launched on PC in March 2022 to critical acclaim, and currently holds an ‘overwhelmingly positive’ rating on Steam. Draknek & Friends are publishing the Patrick’s Parabox Switch port.

Switch announcement trailer: https://youtu.be/ouJWmueHiGo (1:02)

Patrick’s Parabox website: https://www.patricksparabox.com/

Cerebral Puzzle Showcase (Live now on Steam!)

The team at Draknek & Friends have helped put together a new Steam event: the Cerebral Puzzle Showcase. The event features hundreds of puzzle games, including demos of upcoming titles and a fair few eye-popping discounts. The event is running from 19th-23rd May.

Event URL: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/CerebralPuzzleShowcase

More info: https://www.cerebralpuzzleshowcase.com/

Bonfire Peaks DLC coming soon + FREE photo mode update available now on all platforms

Set your belongings on fire on a beautiful voxel art puzzle island - move onwards, move upwards, and leave nothing behind. Draknek and developer Corey Martin have announced Bonfire Peaks: Lost Memories, three chapters of DLC for this critically beloved puzzle game, each with new mechanics and new puzzles.

In addition, a free photo mode is available now across all platforms.

DLC announcement trailer: https://youtu.be/d6rVGPZA7fg (0:44)

Bonfire Peaks website: https://www.bonfirepeaks.com/

A Monster’s Expedition is now on PS4 & PS5 + FREE Hint Update available now on all platforms

The wait is over! A Monster’s Expedition - the adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans - is finally available now on PS4 and PS5.

Additionally, a comprehensive ‘Hint update’ is available now across all platforms, adding hints for every single island in the game and even in-game tips for where to start looking for secrets.

A Monster’s Expedition website: https://www.monsterexpedition.com/

PlayStation store: https://store.playstation.com/concept/10003653

First look at mashup sequel Sokobond Express

What’s better then one sequel? Two, of course. Sokobond Express is the mashup sequel to Draknek classics Sokobond and Cosmic Express. Draknek have released the first proper peek at the upcoming game, which is scheduled to launch later this year.

Preview video: https://youtu.be/oBzj-zY7ApM (1:45)

Demo now available on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1701330/Sokobond_Express/

Sokobond Express website: https://sokobond.express/

Draknek x iam8bit - Draknek Classics get an all-in-one physical release

Draknek & Friends are teaming up with production company iam8bit to launch A Monster’s Expedition + Earlier Adventures, a physical cartridge containing classic Draknek titles A Monster’s Expedition, Cosmic Express, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and Sokobond, plus vinyl soundtracks for all the games.

Preorders are open now: https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/a-monsters-expedition-earlier-adventures

Draknek New Voices Puzzle Grant

In order to help the next generation of puzzlecrafters find their way, Draknek & Friends are launching the Draknek New Voices Puzzle Grant, a programme to give funding and guidance to puzzle game developers from underrepresented backgrounds.

Grant website: https://grants.draknek.org/

Sokobond comes to Android + IOS

The game that started it all! Sokobond, Draknek’s elegant chemistry-inspired sokoban puzzler, has received a long-awaited mobile port. It is available now as a premium title on Android and IOS.

Announcement trailer: https://youtu.be/crn4m8SyU38 (0:50)

On the App Store: https://www.sokobond.com/ios

On Google Play: https://www.sokobond.com/android

Sokobond website: https://www.sokobond.com/

About Draknek & Friends

Draknek & Friends was founded by developer Alan Hazelden in 2013, and they’ve been creating lovingly crafted, award-winning puzzle games ever since. Their games aim to be elegant and challenging, cultivating persistence, creativity, and logical thinking.

Draknek & Friends website: https://www.draknek.org/