Fast-paced platforming action and mind-bending puzzles based on gravity
User reviews: Very Positive (723 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2011

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“Enjoy Rochard as it was intended, and let it bend your mind a bit. You won’t be sorry you did.”
85/100 – IGN.com

About This Game

Grab a G-Lifter - your new best friend! Use it to change gravity at will, manipulate the environment, and throw huge crates at your enemies.

Join the amazing exploits of astro-miner John Rochard and embark on a gravity-bending journey across the Solar System! Rochard is an award-winning side-scroller featuring hours of mind-blowing gravity gameplay, puzzle-solving and action. Narrated in a humorous cartoony style, Rochard tells a thrilling story of villains, a damsel in distress and a mysterious alien civilization.

Key Features:

  • 5 long Chapters crammed with fast-paced platforming action and mind-bending puzzles based on gravity
  • A beautifully crafted cartoonish visual style, rich with humor and personality
  • Incredible items able to influence gravity and grab, swing and throw objects to solve puzzles or get rid of enemies
  • A groovy soundtrack composed by Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen from Poets of the Fall, mixing southern rock/blues and 80′s inspired electronic music
  • The legendary performance of Jon St. John as the voice of protagonist John Rochard
  • The most advanced use of the Unity engine in a video game

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Integrated audio interface
    • Additional: Notice that the game does not run on most of the integrated video cards such as Intel GMA. It also requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: GeForce 8 series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx
    • DirectX®: 10.0
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Sound:
    • Required: Keyboard and Mouse with Secondary click enabled or gamepad (such as PS3 controller, Xbox 360 controller for Windows or Logitech gamepads).
    • Additional:Notice that the game requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly. Specifically, the game does NOT run properly on these configurations:
      • iMac: 2006 (Intel GMA or ATI Radeon X1600 128MB or NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT 128MB)*
      • iMac: 2007-2008 (ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 128MB)*
      • Mac Mini: 2006-2008 (Intel GMA)
      • Mac Mini: early 2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 128MB)*
      • Macbook: 2006-2008 (Intel GMA)
      • Macbook Air: early 2008 (Intel GMA)
      • Macbook Pro: 2006 (ATI Radeon X1600 128MB)*
      • Macbook Pro: 2007 (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 128MB)*

      Performance may be low on these configurations (switch to the lowest possible resolution from the game options):

      • iMac: 2006 (ATI Radeon X1600 256MB)
      • Mac Mini: 2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB)
      • Macbook: late 2008-2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB)
      • Macbook Air: late 2008-2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB)
      • Macbook Pro: 2006 (ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB)
      • Macbook Pro: mid 2009 (13" models MB990/MB991 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB)
      • Macbook Pro: mid 2009 (Low-end 15" model MC118 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB)**

      *) Please note that 256MB configurations of these models exist
      **) Please note that most 15" Macbook Pro models with GeForce 9400M also have faster GeForce 9600M GT with dedicated video memory

    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit (Unity2D session preferred) or Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit
    • Processor: 2.6GHz single core
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 3GB
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
I honestly love this game. It's a platformer with logical and action elements, the puzzles usually revolve around shifting gravity or moving the objects. All three gameplay types are perfectly blended together, the game flows very well and you don't get stuck often. Because of that, some people may consider it easy. That's why there's a DLC with higher difficulty. For me, it was very pleasant to be able to play without getting frustrated, which is a downside of many great and challenging games.

As for the graphical side, I can't complain. Rochard is somewhat cartoonish, but very pleasant to look at and rich, colorful. Music and sound effect are well-done too. But what I really love is the main character. I grew sick of the manly, model-like and virtuous main characters who lack character that appear in many current games . John Rochard, on the other hand, is a man around 40 whose figure is far from perfect. He is funny, but not in an obtrusive way. His voice acting is great and he's very easy to identify with. Even the other characters are well-done, all are very believable.

Even though I think the game is worth the original price, if you are not sure whether to buy it, wait for a sale. But definitely buy it, it's worth it.
Posted: June 10
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Pretty good game. Some rooms / scenes require a little bit of figuring out before you get things right. Forget about using the mouse - The XBOX 360 Controller is where you'll get the best gameplay out of it.
Posted: April 25
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
One of the best unity games I've played, the physics are well done and it is pleasing to play and look!
Evironments are well built and enemies get smarter and harder gradually. Few pretty good puzzles but I'd love to see a DLC or extra level where you'd focus mainly on puzzles. Play with the gravity gives you pretty free hands how to get trought the section/level, but its use is built so you can't take too many shortcuts.
Found only few bugs and those didn't bother the gameplay. I suggest a controller for the best experience, I played few levels with keyboard/mouse but ended up with ps3 controller.
Anyways hats off to people in Recoil games for a awesome game!
Well worth my money and I'd buy it again :D but remember "Gravity is a b...."!
Posted: June 22
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Simple platformer-puzzle game. Pretty easy, and your looking at about 3-5 hours to beat the game (My first play through took me 4.5 hours and I found every single collectable, and got every achievement except for the speed running one which I got on my second playthrough which took me under 2 hours). The puzzles arn't very difficult except the ones in the dlc, and those only added an aditional 10 - 30 minutes for me.

If your not that great at video games, and are looking for something simple to entertain you for a few hours, then it might be worth getting this if you see it on sale. I believe there is a demo version of it though, so probably worth trying that out before buying.
Posted: June 23
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Great game, I'm not that much into platformers but enjoyed this one immensely. Gravitational mechanics and physics in general are good, crushing enemies with environmental objects feels satisfying. Also the game doesn't get boring until the very end.
Posted: June 23
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Rochard is very nice logic game with lovely soundtrack. <3 At the beginning game is very easy but more you play - more difficult are levels. Player can't be bored there. If you're loking for a game where you can shoot enemies and do logic puzzles in every level, then this game is for you.
Posted: December 22, 2013
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