Lightwood Games introduce its newest picture puzzle game on Nintendo Switch – with a free playable demo. The trial version of Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure is available on the Nintendo eShop from today, allowing players to sample this type of picture puzzle – a Japanese favourite – ahead of its release.

Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure is the newest picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, the popular full-colour picross game which was released earlier this year.

Developed by Lightwood Games and featuring puzzles by Conceptis, it introduces a brand new style – and scale – of picture puzzle to Nintendo Switch users.

The game’s narrator, Phil, invites players to assist him in developing photographs taken on his travel adventures. His not-so-instant camera has captured pictures in the form of logic puzzles.

The solutions are stunning pixel-art photos from around the world, ranging from small introductory pictures to massive landscapes with more than 6,000 pixels to fill in!

Often described as a mix of minesweeper and picross, Fill-a-Pix has only one rule. Each clue number shows how many squares in a block of nine – the clue itself, plus the eight squares around it – should be filled in black.

A full interactive tutorial is also included to make sure players understand all the techniques needed to get stuck in. The unique Smart Cursor feature makes playing fluid and satisfying. Options to guide you towards the next move and to check your progress so far mean you’ll never get stuck.

The full version of Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure will be available to download on July 12th, on the Nintendo eShop. It contains 120 puzzles, including new puzzles which were not previously included in the Nintendo 3DS version. Pre-orders are now open. The game is priced at USD $ 7.99 / GBP £5.99 / EUR €7.99 / CAD $9.99 / AUD $9.99