A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Save Falafel from the Puppet Panics in over 100 levels of puzzle mayhem!

  • “Do you like your puzzle games hard? How about "PhD in cryptography" hard?”IGN
  • “One of the toughest puzzle games I've played in years... and I've loved it.” — 8.5/10, Higher Plain Games
  • “I can without a doubt highly recommend this game to all puzzle and strategic types of players. I can’t wait to complete it myself and reveal all the secrets it has to offer.” — Two Thumbs Up, LadiesGamers
  • “Deeply complex, challenging puzzles, real head-scratchers... I'm thrilled by the presentation, the writing, the challenge, the music, the characterization, everything.”2 Left Thumbs
  • “Not even ten levels! God damn! Yo Nadim, chill! My dude; chill!”WoolieVersus

Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory® is a puzzle game that has been described as “a combination between Pac-Man and chess”. Guide the adventurous Ayla as she attempts to rescue her dog, Falafel, from the confines of a mysterious towering laboratory deep within a solitary forest. Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory combines puzzle and strategy elements with an engaging storyline full of memorable characters and biting humor.

  • Over 100 puzzles: Can you beat Dr. Kobushi's tower? Over 100 thought-provoking puzzles will challenge your creativity and insight.
  • Meet new frenemies: Anton, Maurice, Janine and Clowes are the Puppet Panics, a gang of robotic puppets created by Dr. Kobushi to surveil his tower. Get to know them, solve their puzzles and show them who's boss!
  • Innovative and classic mechanics: Puzzles mix innovative mechanics, such as entangled blocks, with four different types of robot enemies as well as classic dungeon mechanics you've come to know from, for example, the Zelda series.
  • Challenging for adults, accessible for kids: Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory offers highly challenging puzzles even for puzzle game veterans, while adopting a style that makes it great for younger players (who might appreciate receiving puzzle hints from older friends or family members!)
  • Original chiptune soundtrack by Fearofdark!

Available on Steam!

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If you're a streamer, YouTuber, or a member of the press and you'd like to cover Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory, we've also uploaded a few assets you might find useful, including screenshots and key art! Please find them in this Google Drive folder.

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Original Soundtrack Now Available!

Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory's original soundtrack, composed by Fearofdark, is now available on Bandcamp as well as all major streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify.


  • Nadim Kobeissi: Gameplay, story, design, characters, concept, programming, direction.
  • E. Gökçe Çimen: Graphics. With assistance from Piotr Wronarowicz.
  • Fearofdark: Music.
  • Collateral Damage Studios: Character illustrations.
  • Akash Thakkar: Sounds.

Rated ESRB 10+. Rated IARC 7+. Rated PEGI 7.

Copyright © 2022 Symbolic Software. All Rights Reserved. “Dr. Kobushi” and “Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory” are registered trademarks of Symbolic Software.


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

drkobushi-windows.zip 29 MB
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drkobushi-linux.zip 29 MB
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drkobushi-mac.zip 58 MB
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