In Pushmo World, developer Intelligent Systems takes the gameplay foundation of the original Pushmo and provides players with 150 new puzzles. Pushmo World features new block mechanics in "Mysterious Pushmo" challenges such as timed blocks or yin-yang blocks. The game also features unlockable Miiverse stamps.
Like in the previous games, players can create their own levels in Pushmo Studio and share them via QR Codes. This time, however, players can also share their levels via the World Pushmo Fair inside the game. Additionally, Pushmo created on the 3DS (in the first game) and Wii U are compatible with each other and can be shared between platforms.