When we were kids, jigsaw puzzles were those funny pictures of cats and national landmarks we put together at Grandma’s house, jamming the pieces in until they fit. Many of us have moved on to new hobbies, but now a team of developers at Montreal-based company Trinôme is reminding us why they’re still cool — by moving them off the table and on to mobile devices.
The project is a twist for the French company, which usually works with television and web shows. That’s actually what Puzzle Axe started as before Trinôme scrapped it into a game. This isn’t a totally new excursion for the group, however. Producer François Veillette has some background in making web-based games such as point-and-click adventures — a good basis for the “jigsaw meets adventure” Puzzle Axe — but this is the first professional venture into games for community manager Alphonse Hà.