Pangea Software has announced Enigmo, a 3D puzzle game.

The company says: "Enigmo is the most unique game Pangea Software has ever created, and it is a departure from our action-adventure games."

Players must move various streams of flowing liquid so that the droplets get to their destination, the company says. It adds: "Liquids (water, oil, and lava) fall from 'droppers' and will bounce around the walls of a mechanism. You move and rotate into position various types of bumpers, sliders, accelerators, and sponges in order to divert the flow of the falling droplets. The faster you complete each level, the higher the bonus you will receive."

Enigmo consists of 50 levels with a built-in level editor. Players can share the levels they build. It will cost $19.95, and should be available online in April. It requires a 400MHz G4 or G3 processor, 128MB of RAM, a recent graphics card and Mac OS X 10.1 or later (or OS 9.2).

Pangea's decision to release a puzzle title reflects a growing trend within the game industry. Puzzle-game sales have increased in recent months, as gamers look for alternatives to processor intensive titles, role playing games and shoot-'em-ups, industry insiders claim.