Draknek & Friends
10th September 2020
From some of the best puzzle designers in the world comes A Monster's Expedition, an adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans.
By pushing trees over to create pathways, you’ll explore hundreds of islands near and far to learn about the history of “humanity”.
Immerse yourself in human culture with all-new exhibits from the "Human Englandland" dig site, each accompanied with expert insights*!
*Insights is not a legally binding term and may or may not include idle speculation, rumour and hearsay.
Draknek & Friends have a long history of making charming puzzle games. A Good Snowman is Hard to Build and Cosmic Express are the critically-acclaimed brainchildren of Alan Hazelden and Benjamin Davis, and prior to that Alan made the elegant puzzler Sokobond.
With each game comes an opportunity for exciting new collaborations. This time they're working with Adam deGrandis (Monaco, Tooth and Tail, Steambirds Alliance), Eli Rainsberry (No Longer Home, Wilmot's Warehouse), and Pip Warr (Rock Paper Shotgun, PC Gamer).
Over three years in the making, A Monster's Expedition is the continuation and refinement of our work making excellent puzzle games that surprise and delight.
- Adorable open world puzzle game
- Simple but deep mechanics packed with possibilities to discover
- Hundreds of islands to visit – some right in front of you, others well off the beaten track for true puzzle lovers
- Learn about the mythical humans from the perspective of curious monsters
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Announcement Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- Finalist, Excellence in Design IGF 2021
- Finalist, Excellence in Audio IGF 2021
- Honorable Mention, Seumas McNally Grand Prize IGF 2021
- Game of the Year 2020 Phil Savage of PC Gamer
- One of the best mobile games The Guardian
- One of the best video games of 2020 New Yorker
- Finalist, Mobile Game of the Year 2020 Golden Joysticks
- #3, best games of Apple Arcade 148Apps
- Finalist, Best Apple Arcade Game Pocket Gamer Awards 2021
- Finalist, Best Mobile Game Unity Showcase Awards 2021
- Finalist Indie Celebration 2021
- Official Selection Anifilm 2021
- "It's pretty much glorious. I love A Monster's Expedition. I have fallen for it rather hard."
- Christian Donlan, Eurogamer
- "A Monster's Expedition ... never forces an answer out of you, and that's its greatest strength. If you're stuck, simply head in another direction."
- Nadia Oxford, USGamer
- "It’s a warm and cosy puzzle game with brain-teasers that will sooth your synapses rather than fry them."
- Rachel Watts, PC Gamer
- "A puzzle game with heart and soul"
- Keza MacDonald, The Guardian
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build
A puzzle game about being a monster and making snowmen. More information at agoodsnowman.com.
A puzzle game about planning the train route for the world's most awkward space colony. More information at cosmicexpressgame.com.