A timid young pangolin embarks on an unexpected adventure with only one weapon: a powerful, problem-solving imagination. Help her outwit a group of dangerous poachers to become an unlikely hero!

Pangolin's Puzzle introduces a new twist on the classic logic grid puzzle. The player must read a set of clues, then deduce where each game piece belongs on the isometric game board. The game will challenge players’ attention to detail and hone their critical-reading skills. Pangolin's Puzzle is not your average casual puzzle game. It is mid-to-hard core game and an excellent option for families to play together.

Pangolin’s Puzzle aims to create an emotional connection to the plight of the pangolin through its heart-warming story. “Katiti”, the game’s pangolin protagonist, is named after a real baby pangolin whose rescue and rehabilitation was popularized on social media. The game offers curious players more information about endangered pangolins, the challenges involved in their conservation, and links to organizations working to save the animals. Hero Factor Games donates 50% of profits from in-app purchases to support these organizations.

“Pangolin's Puzzle is a new mobile game that offers a refreshing approach to the puzzle genre” - Jessica Conditt, Engadget.


Difficult brain-teasers are carefully woven into the storyline to create an intensely immersive experience.

Explore themes of purpose, bravery, and good stewardship of the earth in this thoughtful story inspired by a real pangolin.

Diverse cast of characters, colorful African landscapes, and imaginary worlds with a rich, wood-carved aesthetic and 2-D isometric puzzle play.

Ethnic-inspired music and sound effects stimulate the mind and enhance the immersive atmosphere.

Hero Factor donates 50% of profits from In-App-Purchases to conservation organizations like REST Namibia that are working to save real pangolins. At the same time, we respect your pocketbook. You will never be able to spend more than $5.99 USD on IAP for the game.

Pangolin’s Puzzle also features an estimated 3 to 6 hours of gameplay, unlockable bonus stories, iCloud sync, and Game Center achievements.

What’s New

Version 1.3.4

- New and updated UI including, Menus, Clues & Dialog, Puzzle Piece Shelf, Hints, and Callouts
- Additional minor graphical tweaks and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

jgriff1990 ,

Saving the species one puzzle at a time

I’m not a big “gamer”, but this puzzle is just the right balance of challenge and fun. I appreciate the hints, especially at the beginning when you’re trying to get the feel for how everything works.
The artwork and music is beautiful, drawing you in to the heartfelt story, which is not a story at all, but actual events! I can feel good about playing this game knowing that my time isn’t being wasted, but that I can use the hints to help save the world’s most-trafficked animal. Excellent concept, excellent message, and fun to boot!

Kathykx3 ,

Good concept, big flaws

I love puzzle games and was excited to see this one. The storyline is cute, if a bit child like, but the puzzles are terrific. Unfortunately, there are two big flaws. The first is that there are NO free hints. The first place I got stuck, I got asked if I would like to buy a hint package. I don’t expect to pay this much for a game and still have to pay for the hints. No. The second flaw is that the game got fidgety on my iPad Pro. I restarted it on a regular mini and am faring better.

Developer Response ,

Hi Kathykx3. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Glad to hear you like the story and puzzles!

I am sorry to hear that the game did not offer you any free hints. That sounds like a bug, because the game was designed to start you off with three free hints. The game does offer in-app purchases for hints after the first three. We understand that this model is not for everyone, but we do have a reason. We want our game to make a difference for real pangolins, and we’re doing that by donating 50% of the profits from our in-app purchases to conservation organizations that are working to save the pangolins in the wild. We also respect your pocketbook, and have set a limit of $5.99 USD on the amount you can spend on hints before the game automatically gives you infinite hints.

We will immediately look into the performance issues you reported on iPad Pro. Would you be willing to reach out to us at and describe the fidgety issues you’re seeing? We really want to make the game as smooth as possible, and we also want to get to the bottom of the hint bug!

Once again, thank you for letting us know about these issues. We are grateful for the opportunity to improve your experience!

Ceramichaloes ,


I love the look of the game, it is just beautiful. I like that each puzzle is different and you have to use different strategies every time. Just a wonderful game.


Hero Factor Games, LLC
457.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Copyright Hero Factor Games®, LLC 2018
In-App Purchases
  1. Infinite Butterfly Tokens $2.99
  2. Single Butterfly Hint Token $0.99


  • Game Center

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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