Take Storm on a wonderful adventure in his magical teacup. Storm's brother Cloud has created an amazing dream-like world for you to explore!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (60 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 19, 2012
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Includes 4 items: iBomber Defense, Storm in a Teacup, iBomber Defense Pacific, iBomber Attack

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Includes 4 items: iBomber Defense, Storm in a Teacup, iBomber Defense Pacific, iBomber Attack

 

About This Game

Take Storm on a wonderful adventure in his magical teacup. Storm's brother Cloud has created an amazing dream-like world for you to explore! Solve puzzles, avoid pitfalls and beat the bad guys in this imaginative and unique platformer!

Key Features:

  • Wonderful, rich rewarding game-play with physics based puzzles
  • Explore and discover 50 magical levels
  • 5 Survival mode levels to compete against
  • Customize in-game Storm character options
  • Rich, gorgeous, graphics
  • Full Joypad support

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7 & Mac OS 10.6+
    • Processor:1.5GHz or better
    • Memory:512MB MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:50 MB HD space
    • OS:Mac OS 10.6+
    • Processor:1.5GHz or better
    • Memory:512MB MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL
    • Hard Drive:50 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Repetitive... good for a mobile, got this game in a bundle so.. 6/10
Posted: October 12
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I genuinely feel bad about this review. I don't recommend this game, and yet, I do. I did not particularly love my time with this game, but I have family members who would. Its charms were fairly lost on me, but I have no problem imagining that others would be completely absorbed.

The reason for my conflicting emotions is that this game does not have any specific failings. It is enormously adorable, has a great visual style, pretty tight controls (including controller support), a charmingly cute soundtrack, and simple level design / gameplay.

The only real problem is that it is not captivating at all. It is spectacularly simple, and fairly repetitive. I could have kept playing without really forcing myself, but I also would have been just as happy to stop playing and turn on an old rerun of Top Gear.

So, I'm torn. Do I review a game for how I could see others taking its charms? Or, rather, do I review a game with my own personal opinion of it? I tend to lean more towards the personal aspect of reviews, so that's why I chose not to recommend it.

It's not that I think it's stupid. It is cute, it is easy to play, and it is incredibly cheap. If you have a young child in the house, they will probably love this game. In fact, I will be recommending this to my father, since he loves buying games for my nephews to play when they visit. I tend to like my sidescrollers with a bit more substance, however. Give me Cave Story+, Chasm, Guacamelee, or any 2D Castlevania any day of the week.

Take this all with a grain of salt, of course. If the video in the game store looks interesting to you, give it a try. You have only $5 to lose, and you can barely buy a burrito for that much any more.
Posted: September 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
a cute platform game where you collect sugar cubes
there is no need to think in this game but the level design and the customize(you can get new skins tecaps and more if you collect a hidden object in each level) makes you want to keep playing :)
the music and the colors are relaxing- 7/10
Posted: August 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Nice little game, good getaway from all these AAA titles.
Also, its my first perfected game on Steam :D
Posted: August 31
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
The simplest and least-adorned iOS/Android "worthy" side-scroller that I've finished on Steam. An appropriate challenge level and presentation for young children, who are probably much much better than me at video games. But hey, at least it ran on my impossibly unhappy video card!
Posted: May 1
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1.2 hrs on record
This game is a complete failure. It’s interesting for maybe the first 20 seconds. Then you realize the game is crap. It’s easy; i beat it in like 30 minutes. Oh yeah, and those 30 minutes WERE THE WORST IN MY LIFE. The game is extremely repetitive, horrible mechanics and platforming. You can jump over 90% of the obstacles in this game and the other 10% is just complete ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that is nearly impossible to beat. The music is annoying as hell and terrible as well, and let me add that there is no voice or sound effects except for the music, so you're going to be listening to the same annoying 5 seconds of song all game.... there is no balance of challenge and fun at all in this game. There is absolutely no story line at all, and the bonus levels or survival levels are neither challenging nor fun at all. The game provides no incentive to collect things, and there is absolutely nothing to look forward to in this game at all. The only reason i kept playing it was with friends in a competition to see who would uninstall the game first because of how horrendously bad it was. If you pay for this i feel bad for you, I’m glad i only spent 10 cents on this piece of ♥♥♥♥ buying it in a bundle.
Posted: July 19
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2.5 hrs on record
It has Charm, but thats all it has going for it, in my opinion. It seems to me like a watered down Mario, which I didn't believe was possible to this point. The Music is repetitive which puts you off and the Charm runs off after the first few levels.
Posted: July 27
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Very cute puzzle platform game, if you're into that sort of thing you should check this game out.

The controls are simple, jump up and move sideways. You collect keys to open 'doors' and interact with items in the levels to achieve the goal of reaching the end of the level.

It's a simple game with a few obsticles which take a big more thinking and precise jumps to figure out, but nothing as intense as super meat boy. It took me about 5 hours to perfect the game.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
It seems cool, it seems nice, but it's a trap. It's not close from being a solid platformer. The music is nice, I must say, but the game is deadly short and Storm is not that easy to control. All the nice mechanics are in the bonus levels. There are some cool parts in the game that are hommages to older games.

It's not worth 5$ at all in my humble opinion.
Posted: October 29, 2013
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
A game that would be more fun if it weren't a very blatant, very half-♥♥♥♥♥ iOS port (there are still "pause" and "jump" buttons on the interface, and the mouse does nothing for some reason, even in menus). Even the concept is funky as hell since framerate isn't steady, kind of a killer in a game where you sometimes need to "tap" your jumps to make it to the next platform before meter runs out.

Maybe these things will be patched! Until then I recommend staying away.
Posted: March 16, 2012
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
This is a strange little title. It's basically combatless platforming, where the goal is to collect items and reach the goal. In spite of that, it's very relaxing and has some surprising moments. The game is almost like a dream world, where players have to jump and glide in their little tea cup to get through the almost paper cut out worlds. It possesses an almost childlike sense of wonder and glee that many games lack these days.

This game is just plain fun, if you can get past the laid back tone and the unique visual style. It's not addictive, but it is relaxing and does possess a surprising amount of challenging. Nevertheless, I never got stressed out playing this game. In fact, it's actually a great stress reliever. There are some challenge modes in the game for added replay value, but considering the price, the story mode alone would be more than enough.
Posted: February 20
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
This isn't really a POSITIVE recommendation. It's more of a "Beware of buying this" recommendation.

First of all, this game is SUPER easy. I'm thinking it was probably developed with 10-13 year olds in mind. As in, if you have a 10-13 year old, they MIGHT find this game challenging (maybe), but you certainly won't. The only way you'll find this even remotely challenging is if your fingers don't work, for some reason, and you're forced to play with your toes and/or tongue.

That being said, it is kind of cute, though. The levels start out super bland, but as you advance through the levels, the puzzles and gameplay turn more and more clever and amusing, although still not any more challenging.

I'm betting a good gamer could finish the whole game in about half an hour. I guess that's why it's only 5 bucks.

I'd suggest getting it if you're extremely bored and have nothing else to do and want a good way to waste half an hour. DO NOT expect a hard game, though.
Posted: February 3, 2012
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Storm in a Teacup is an entertaining platformer, which has an atmosphere that is similar to LittleBigPlanet. It is wholely enjoyable, but lacks multiplayer or stat rankings. 100%able in about 4.5 hours. If you have 5 dollars and 4 hours to kill out of sheer boredom, you might just have some fun.
Posted: January 23, 2012
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
This is really quite a sweet little game, very relaxing. There's challenge if you want it, in beating each level first time, but it can be played slowly and in bits too. Quite fun!
Posted: July 15, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Whimsy! If you're looking to add some whimsy to your life, this is a great choice. If not, this probably won't be your cup of tea (haha). The gameplay is very simple - you're a dude who floats around in a magic teacup collecting sugar cubes and stickers and avoiding obstacles. Obstacles include lava, angry clouds, pits and various pointy things which cause instant death. What I think makes SIT special is that there is a meter that controls your ability to jump/float that rapidly depletes when you press jump but immediately starts to fill when you release it. This means that you can do a variety of midair maneuvers such as changing directions and jumping higher than you would expect. You can customize your little dude with stickers you collect (mostly just color choices, but boy, do I enjoy the different colors of magic teacup trails). There are a few different game modes. Story mode is 40 levels with no unifying theme per cluster of levels and no appreciable increase in difficulty. Some levels sprinkled in are randomly a little more difficult, but nothing frustratingly so. There is some variety as far as grassy level, boat level, underground level but like I said, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to level order. A few levels add wind obstacles or little shooting mini games and I guess this is called story mode because there are a few pictures at the very beginning and there is a quasi boss battle at the end. The 10 bonus levels add a cool new element - blocks that allow you to rotate the level. Survival mode consists of 5 levels of collecting sugar for two minutes while avoiding obstacles. You get an achievement for collecting 30 sugars in each, but I collected 50 in each in only a few tries. Challenge mode is 5 reworked levels that you have already played that have more obstacles thrown in to make them more of a challenge.

Tips & Tricks - So this is the first Steam game that I have unlocked all the achievements on. They are pretty straightforward except for 3. I got the no jump achievement on level 21. (It isn't possible on many of the levels because you cannot reach the goal without jumping unless there are wind boosts on that level). I got the no sugar achievement on level 12. (Again this is not possible on every level because the sugar cubes are often between you and the goal). Lastly, I was stumped at first as to how to get the achievement for perfecting the credits level because the credits did not roll after completing story mode or after completing the bonus levels, although there was a congratulations screen after each. To play the credit level, pick Cobra from the main menu and then click on credits. (Weird).

Bottom line - Whimsy! Fun, not overly challenging but decent challenge if you are going for all the achievements which requires perfects on the levels. A nice little diversion. If you're looking for something low stress and sugar-coated, I definitely recommend this. I picked this up during the summer sale for $0.74, so just keep an eye out during the upcoming fall and winter sales if you are interested.
Posted: August 30, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Great for competitive play. Worth the 74 cents I spent on it.
Posted: July 21, 2013
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Storm in a Teacup is a nice little platformer with puzzle elements; the levels are short enough to play on coffee breaks, and there's a nice amount of variation in backgrounds, game elements, and throwbacks to classic games like Space Invaders. It runs on a 2D physics engine meaning there's a lot of things bouncing and swinging off of each other; this gets especially interesting in the bonus levels that can turn sideways and upside down. Once you've completed each level, you can try to do it again finding a hidden object and without dying, to get extra rewards (well, achievements).

The downside is that there's only one song in the game, which may get repetitive after awhile. There's no story to speak of, and not a lot of replay value. Still, the game is well worth a shot.
Posted: March 25
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
This game is brillant! It's a simple platformer, all you need to do is use 3 keys. Left, right and jump (so space bar or A on a xbox controller). That's it. Simple; yet great! The game is quite challenging, definitely gave me so frustration but the music throughout the entire game is rather calming to an extent. As much as you get frustrated, you never feel like you want to destory the keyboard or controller. You may get very close to thinking that, but the background music just keeps you sane.
Posted: December 7, 2013
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
It's... really bloody basic. It looks kinda cool, but the gameplay is just way too simple. So... just like every other iOS game!
Posted: March 23, 2013
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
If you like mobile games, but wish they were less mobile, then this game is for you, I guess.
Posted: March 26
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