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Brushwood Buddies: a puzzle game about crafting coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC


Brushwood Buddies an unusual puzzle #game about combining items and exploring #crafting #recipes in a lovely atmosphere and with the help of a bunch of adorable creatures. Journey through forests, grasslands and villages and craft, hunt, brew and trade your way through the Brushwood Lands in both the campaign and in additional challenge modes. The game comes with modding capabilities, which enable the creation of puzzles by the community with self-made items, recipes and visuals.


  • Relaxing yet challenging crafting puzzles in campaign mode with gameplay variations added along the way
  • Challenge modes for experienced players with leaderboards and medals
  • Modding for the creation of own puzzles with items and recipes, shareable with other players
  • Unusual visual design and lovely atmosphere

Brushwood Buddies was developed by Steven Colling, a solo game developer from Germany. Expecting to make a small game to get additional funding would be fair, rather than selling hopes and wishes via Early Access, Pre-Ordering or Kickstarter, voila Brushwood Buddies.


  • Platforms: Linux and Windows (DRM-free)
  • Release Date: February 17th, 2016… 18th in Europe
  • Stores: Steam, and IndieGameStand
  • Price: $2.99/2.99€/£1.99

Brushwood Buddies is based on an entry for the game jam Ludum Dare and was developed during November 2015 in the hopes of raising additional funding. The game’s development and publishing was a (crazy and exhausting) solo journey for Steven Colling over the last months. Developed in the hopes to gain fruther funding for Orcish Inn, the orc tavern simulation game, which is currently in a free pre-alpha with more than 30,000 downloads for Windows PC.

System Requirements

  • OS: tested with Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit, SteamOS/Debian 64-bit and Arch) glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
  • Storage: 200 MB available space