Puzzle-Adventure Game Islands of Insight Open Steam Playtest Now Live Until September 21; First Look at ‘Gameplay Reveal’ Trailer

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Puzzle-Adventure Game Islands of Insight Open Steam Playtest Now Live Until September 21; First Look at ‘Gameplay Reveal’ Trailer

MONTREAL — September 7, 2023 — Behaviour Interactive and Lunarch Studios are excited to announce the Islands of Insight Open Playtest on Steam. Until September 21, the playtest will be the first opportunity for players to dive into an epic journey of puzzles, exploration, and discovery, and share their feedback. For those curious about what they can expect during the playtest, Behaviour Interactive is also releasing a new Gameplay Reveal Trailer providing a closer look at Islands of Insight and its core features.

We’re focused on creating an experience that brings something new and different to the puzzle genre,” says Carla Rylance, Head of External Production at Behaviour Interactive. “We’re still in active development and so players participating in our playtest will be treated to a taste of Islands of Insight’s expansive world, game mechanics, and puzzles, with lots still left to discover down the road. Putting the game into players’ hands for the first time and getting their feedback is incredibly exciting for us as we continue to build this unique puzzle adventure.”

Islands of Insight’s Gameplay Reveal Trailer showcases many of the sublime landscapes and mysterious puzzles that define the game’s core experience. From enigmas of perspective to mazes, logic problems, and environmental challenges, the trailer showcases the rich variety of puzzles that fill every corner of this peaceful world.

Each of our puzzles is carefully placed and thoughtfully crafted to be relaxing, challenging, and satisfying to find and solve,” adds Rylance. “They also vary in difficulty, making this both a welcoming experience for newcomers, and an engaging one for more seasoned puzzle fans.”

As part of the open playtest, participants will be able to:

  • Seek out and solve a wide array of puzzles densely spread across the landscape.
  • Freely explore an open world at their own pace filled with secrets to discover.
  • Complete puzzle quests to progress the game’s campaign, unlock new areas, and reveal lore.
  • Contribute to improving the Islands of Insight experience by sharing feedback directly with the development team.

Anyone wishing to join the Open Steam Playtest and be among the first to experience the gameplay of Islands of Insight can simply visit the game’s Steam page and click the “Play” button under the playtest header.

About Islands of Insight 

From the puzzle-masters at Lunarch Studios, in collaboration with Behaviour Interactive, comes Islands of Insight – an epic new shared-world puzzle adventure game. In a peaceful fantasy realm of ancient wonders and natural beauty, players embody a Seeker on a journey to find and solve every puzzle across a breathtaking open world of floating islands. Filled with secrets to uncover, and rewards to earn, players can explore this serene world alone, or with other players as they hone their puzzle- solving skills. Islands of Insight is available to Wishlist on Steam. For more information, visit Steam and www.islandsofinsight.com.

About Behaviour Interactive 

Behaviour Interactive is the largest Canadian gaming studio, with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight, which has entertained over 50 million players across multiple platforms. The studio is currently expanding its portfolio of original IP with multiple projects, including the acclaimed base building and raiding title Meet Your Maker. Behaviour has also established itself as one of the world’s foremost providers of external development services. The company has partnered with many of the gaming industry’s leaders, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, Netflix, and Take-Two, among many others. Over 30 years, Behaviour has developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture. The company was named one of the Best Places To Work in Canada by GamesIndustry.biz, and has been recognized with Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards. Headquartered in Montreal, Behaviour has expanded its global presence with studios in Toronto (Behaviour Toronto), Seattle (Midwinter Entertainment), and the United Kingdom (Behaviour UK – North). For more information, visit www.bhvr.com.

About Lunarch Studios 

Headquartered in Canada but remotely staffed by talented developers from around the world, Lunarch was founded in 2013 by a group of math olympiad champions, professional poker players, and MIT PhD students aiming to advance the art of online games through aggressive innovation. Lunarch aims to create ambitious, one-of-a-kind titles that define new genres and innovate in multiple directions at once. After developing Prismata—an award-winning strategy game of perfect information— Lunarch partnered with some of the world’s greatest puzzle designers to create an uncompromising open-world puzzle game: Islands of Insight. For more information, visit lunarchstudios.com.

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