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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Double Fine’s Broken Age Receives Xbox One Rating

Broken Age will most likely be coming to Xbox One, after its European rating for the console popped up on self-regulatory authority PEGI's website.

Noodlecake and Glitchnap Flip Puzzler Invert To Mobile

Developer Noodlecake Games has snuck another puzzle game onto mobile with the release of its tile flipping puzzler Invert.

Jonathan Blow Gives Glimpse Of Next Puzzle Game

The developer behind Braid and The Witness Jonathan Blow took to the Reboot Develop conference to show off a demo of his upcoming puzzle game.

Fez Heading To iOS Later In 2017

Classic, 8-bit puzzle-platformer Fez is coming to iOS sometime later this year, developer Polytron announced.

Next Professor Layton Game Coming To Mobile Worldwide July 20

Developer Level-5 has announced it’ll be launching the next game from the mainline Professor Layton series to Android and iOS worldwide, July 20.

Lara Croft GO: The Mirror Of Spirits Finds Its Way To iOS

Following months of being behind other platforms, iOS players can rejoice as Lara Croft GO finally has received The Mirror Of Souls update.

SEGA Boxes Out Japanese Puyo Puyo Tetris Streamers

SEGA Japan has blocked out users from monetizing video streaming their gameplay from the puzzle game hybrid Puyo Puyo Tetris.

Love You To Bits Final Update Releases

The final update for Love You To Bits has released, bringing an end to the love story of spaceman Kosmos and his robot girlfriend Nova.

GNOG Coming To PlayStation 4, PSVR May 2

KO_OP will be releasing its musical puzzle game GNOG to PlayStation 4, with PlayStation VR support, on May 2, for $14.99.

Calendar Lineup – April 2017

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

Weekend Solver

We've once again powered through the work week and are ready for some solving. Come share with us what you'll be digging into over the weekend.

Sudoku Grand Prix 2017 – Round 3, Results

Estonian solver Tiit Vunk tightens his control on this year's Sudoku Gran Prix as he takes first place on the competition's third online round.

Kami 2 Unfolds Worldwide On iOS, March 30

State Of Play Games will be launching Kami 2, the sequel to hit puzzle game Kami, worldwide March 30, following a soft-launch in Australia and New Zealand.

Obduction Gains VR Support

Cyan Studios has released its spiritual successor to Myst and Riven, Obduction for HTV Vive and OSVR, and had added support for Oculus Touch devices.

Cube Escape: The Cave Arrives On Mobile And Web

Cube Escape: The Cave, the second-to-last game from the escape room series Cube Escape, has been released to Android, iOS and the web.

Tomorrow Corporation Puzzle Series Arrives On Nintendo Switch

Tomorrow Corporation has released their puzzle games World Of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine to Nintendo's newly debuted Switch.

Word Puzzle Typeshift Sliding Into iOS March 18

Typeshift, the upcoming word puzzle game from SpellTower developer Zach Gage, is set to release only for iOS on March 18.

Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Releasing To 3DS, March 23

Bye-Bye BoxBoy!, the third installment from the BoxBoy! puzzle game series, will be released to the U.S. eShop on March 23.