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.


Bran McMillin

Thimbleweed Park Android Release Gets Bumped Back

Puzzle adventure game Thimbleweed Park is in the final stretch of its platform releases and developers have had to delayed its launch on Android devices.

Calendar Lineup – October 2017

The upcoming October puzzle events, hunts, tournaments, and featured new releases for the puzzle community.

Capcom Soft Launches Puzzle Fighter On Mobile

Capcom has soft launched its cult classic puzzle game Puzzle Fighter to Android and iOS in six countries, prior to a world wide release.

DASH 10 Puzzle Hunt Event Date Announced

Officials of internationally held DASH puzzle hunt have announced the date for the tenth annual running of its live event.

Sokobond Creator Looking For Developer To Make Puzzler Mobile

Sokobond creator Alan Hazelden looking for a developer to bring his Sokoban puzzle game to Android and iOS devices, submission deadline Sept. 30.

Thinkfun Bought By German Toy Company Ravensburger

German game and puzzle maker Ravensburger has announced it has purchased Virigina-based toy company Thinkfun for an undisclosed sum.

The Witness Finds Itself On iOS

Thekla has released the highly praised puzzle game The Witness to iOS devices, coinciding with the launch of Apple's iOS 11.

Picross S Joins Nintendo Switch Lineup Sept. 28

Picross e series developer Jupiter is coming out with another puzzle title, this time for the Nintendo Switch with Picross S.

New Shadow Of The Colossus Trailer Featuring PS4 Pro

Sony has released a new trailer for Shadow Of The Colossus at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, showing off the game’s graphics running on the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Snipperclips Plus Adds Content To Nintendo Switch, Nov. 10

Snipperclips Plus - Cut it Out, Together! will be expanding the cooperative original puzzle game on Nov. 10 with additional levels and modes.

Thimbleweed Park Gets Release Dates For Mobile & Nintendo Switch

Thimbleweed Park co-creator Ron Gilbert has revealed the releases dates of his puzzle adventure for Android, iOS, and the Nintendo Switch.

David Millar Gives Confirmation Puzzle Advent Calendar In Development

The Griddle puzzle author David Millar announced that his seasonal puzzle traditional Puzzle Advent Calendar will be returning for the holidays.

Capcom’s Puzzle Fighter Arriving On Mobile Later This Year

Classic gem crushing puzzle game Puzzle Fighter is coming back, this time to Android and iOS as a free-to-play title later this year.

Calendar Lineup – September 2017

The upcoming September puzzle events, hunts, tournaments, and featured new releases for the puzzle community.

The Talos Principle Coming To iOS Later This Year

Croteam has revealed that an iOS version of The Talos Principle is in the works and due out on the App Store sometime later this year.

PUSH Coming From Designers Of Hook & Zenge, October

Developers behind the puzzle games Hook, Klocki, and Zenge, have joined forces to create a new minimalistic puzzler PUSH, coming out this October.

Thimbleweed Park On Cusp Of Mobile Release

The day before the launch of his puzzle adventure Thimbleweed Park on PS4, co-creator Ron Gilbert has revealed it'll soon see a mobile release.

Andy Kravis Takes First Place Of Lollapuzzoola 10

First place of the Lollapuzzoola 10 Crossword puzzle tournament has been won by Indie 500 tournament co-founder Andy Kravis.