The Talos Principle is Croteam’s obtusely named first-person puzzler, and while it won’t be gracing our PCs until later this year, a prequel mini-game, Sigils of Elohim, has appeared, and it’s entirely free.
While The Talos Principle sees players take on the role of an AI, exploring the ruins and detritus of humanity while getting stuck into puzzles that tie into a metaphysical story about mankind’s end, Sigils of Elohim appears to be a game about turning shapes around and slotting them into spaces.
Sigils of Elohim is out today, and you can get it on Steam or on your funny wee phones and tablets. Within, you’ll find puzzles involving rotating Tetris-like shapes for some fella, the titular Elohim.
If you solve sets of puzzles - only the first set is currently available, but eventually it will contain 100 puzzles - then you’ll unlock rewards for The Talos Principle, so it might be worth taking a crack at it even if the relaxing, zen feeling you get from placing awkward shapes on wee boards isn’t your cup of tea.