Canadian developer Matt Rix has just released his first app, a creative locomotion-themed puzzle game called Trainyard.

It’s a fresh puzzle solving game that is easy to learn, but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn’t a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you’ll be thankful that you were able to practice and master the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you’ll have to use basic color theory to combine trains of different colors, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.


  • Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic
  • Smooth difficulty curve
  • 100 puzzles plus bonus puzzles
  • Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle
  • Easily share your unique solutions on
  • Engineered for low battery usage
  • 2.2.1 compatible
  • Over a year in the making

The game is available on the AppStore now for $1.99. should have a full review soon, but from what we’ve played so far, it is quite challenging and fun!


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