SFTW: Hoshi Saga 3

Every week Iain Simons chooses a game so you can while away a few hours - this week it's Hoshi Saga

To ease us into the New Year, this week we have the next installment of a series we have visited before. Yoshio Ishii's utterly sublime Hoshi Saga received its third episode last September, and it makes an ideal companion for a cold January friday.

If you're unfamiliar with the saga I'd advise playing the first two a little first, the concept of the game is beautifully, disarmingly simple - but it can take a few levels to settle into Ishii's unique puzzle sensibility.

Play Hoshi Saga 3

Play Hoshi Saga 2

Play Hoshi Saga

Iain Simons writes, talks and tweets about videogames and technology. His new book, Play Britannia, is to be published in 2009. He is the director of the GameCity festival at Nottingham Trent University.