About Bran McMillin


Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.


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Level-5 Investigating Bringing Professor Layton To Nintendo Switch

Level-5 CEO and Professor Layton producer Akihiro has said that the company is looking to bring Professor Layton to the Nintendo Switch.

Hidden Folks Adds New Levels With Factory Update

Hidden Folks, the Where’s Waldo-style puzzler, has received the Factory Area update, a massive three level, free upgrade, from developer Adriaan de Jongh.

Shadow of the Colossus Remake Coming To PS4, 2018

Sony’s has announced that its classic puzzler Shadow Of The Colossus will be getting a remake for PS4 in 2018, at this year's E3.

DASH 9 Puzzles Released

Puzzles from ninth annual DASH puzzle hunt, have been released by organizers as a free for download through the event’s website.

Monument Valley 2 Surprise Release iOS

Developer ustwo Games has released the sequel to its breakout hit puzzle game Monument Valley, announcing it during Apple's WWDC keynote.

Framed 2 Receives Release Date

Loveshack Entertainment has announced that the follow up puzzle game prequel Framed 2, will be releasing in just a few weeks, June 14.

Yankai’s Peak Next In Kenny Sun Puzzle Series

Game developer Kenny Sun is growing Yankai puzzle series with a new take on Sokoban, Yankai’s Peak, placing a triangular twist on the square genre.

Next Rusty Lake Universe Project Teased By Developer

Developer Rusty Lake has begun to tease the details from their upcoming premium escape room game, set in the Rusty Lake universe.

The Indie 500 Crossword Tournament Sells Out Live Event

After opening registration for the third annual The Indie 500 Crossword tournament a few days ago, spots for the live event are sold out.

Broken Age To Receive Limited Edition PS4 & PS Vita Physical Release

Double Fine’s puzzle adventure game Broken Age is going to be getting a limited edition physical release for PS4 and PS Vita this June.

Puzzle Card Game NMBR 9 Announced By Z-Man Games

Z-Man Games announced that it’s latest puzzle card game NMBR 9 will be hitting store shelves "soon," coming from designer Peter Wichmann.

What’s That Spell? Puzzle Hunt Sequel In Development

Nathan Curtis has announced that he’s developing a sequel to the successful Kickstarter puzzle hunt project What's That Spell?, aiming for a 2018 release.

The Indie 500 Registration Opens

Registration has officially opened for the third year of The Indie 500, the irreverent Crossword tournament held in Washington D.C.

Nathan Curtis Has Hatched New Puzzle Magazine Plan

Long-time puzzle author Nathan Curtis is looking for Patreon funding, hoping to lend new authors a helping hand with his next project Hatched Magazine.

Puzzle Boat 4 Kickstarter Funds In 10 Hours

It only took 10 hours for the creator of the Puzzle Boat series to generate $6,000 to help finance the fourth installment of the puzzle hunt’s creation.

Weekend Solver

It always seems like it's a long road to the weekend, but we're here and ready to indulge in two days and three nights of beautiful puzzle solving.

Escape From The Haunted Library Debuts On P&A Magazine

P&A Magazine is hosting Eric Berlin's puzzle extravaganza, offering the live puzzle event held at the Connecticut Library Association, through its website.

AuroraBound – Pattern Puzzles Arrives On Mobile

Irish game developer Final Game Studio has released its debut game AuroraBound - Pattern Puzzles, a jigsaw puzzle game with thousands of abstract puzzles.