Fast-paced platforming action and mind-bending puzzles based on gravity
User reviews: Very Positive (736 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
A short and sweet puzzle platformer sidescroller.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Great game mechanics and story. A bit weak & repetitive on the combat aspect but overall a good game.
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20.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Totally recommend this game. Maybe easier to finish with a gamepad but I found it easy enough with a keyboard. Don't mind the graphics - might seem cartoonish but that just adds to the game. Main character is a laugh! Nice fellow.

All in all, a nice game to just while away some time. Except for maybe 2 places, the game was easy to finish. Worth the money.
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6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
unique game from indie dev,make me cant wait for more creative indie games :P
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Its a fun game
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
It is #thebest
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11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This is definitely one of my favorite games in recent history.
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13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
9/10
Side scrolling Shooter Adventure with Fun Puzzles, Excellent Voice acting and great Visuals.... IN SPACE !

Add to Cart and Enjoy from beginning to end in ONE Playthrough.... That is how good this game is....

Sweet !
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Great platformer with 3d graphics, 2d movement, nice puzzles and some action. Good for casual playing. I was a little reluctant to get it because the store video made it look more like an action game, but it is (so far at least) mostly focused on puzzles, and the action parts are very easy. As it was on sale I immediately bought the DLC as well.
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31.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Great platformer with solid physics engine. I've enjoyed this title so far. Combines jumping, shooting, and gravity gun with some clever humour and fun story line.

I picked up on sale and at the price I paid I am 100% satisfied with my purchase.
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9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Rochard is a very nice platformer game in which you play as John Rochard, a miner. He has a gravity gun that can move objects, and he is also able to manipulate gravity. Through the levels you have to kill some bad guys and use your skill and gun wisely (especially in the Hard Times DLC).
For me, Rochard is an interesting and awesome mix of Half Life 2 (because of the gravity gun), Portal and Constant C, all of which I really enjoyed playing.
So yeah, I would recommend it to everyone, who loves this genre or the games mentioned above.
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5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A very lovable and charming little 2D sidescroller platformer with some light physics-based combat and puzzling by Finish indie dev Recoil Games. Features a fantastic soundtrack by Poets of the Fall keyboardist Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen (Seriously, it's super good! One of my favourite soundtracks ever!)
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5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This is a puzzle game with only a handful of puzzles that actually feel like puzzles. Unfortunately, most of the game seems to be solving the simple tasks the game throws at you that require little thought or careful analysis. There are some fun quirks but they never really develop into anything significant. The graphics, like the puzzles, have their charm but don't really go anywhere, and the story is complete garbage.

Is it the worst way to spend your time? No, and you might get some enjoyment out of it, but there are better places to spend your money and your time than this game. I own the DLC and have not even bothered with it because I was so bored by the game.
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I had fun.
The mechanics of the game were nicely taught to the player, given as an upgrade as an aid when it was required.
The gameplay was very solid, but also very easy. I had no pressure of losing at any time due to regenitive health and how you can abuse carrying cover with you.
I found the story and cinematic to be very subpar. The voice acting was quite a turn off, as the choice of words during cut scenes were weak and unrealistic. I also found the generic Skypolice voice to be strange and somewhat silly in the last half of the game. I'm not sure if it was intentional.
The last boss battle/climax of the game was a huge let down. I expected some form of a megaboss puzzle to conclude Rochard, but no. What I got was a simple- shoot grenades here and then shoot grenades at the boss to win.
Overall the most important thing was that I had fun. I had honest to god fun playing this game.
I recommend to eventually try it out, but don't kill yourself to get it, wait for a sale.
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9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Very cool puzzle-platformer with some nice voice-acting and an awesome soundtrack. If puzzle-platforming is your thing, this is a must have!
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8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game is packed with a massive payload of asteroid miner heart and fun. It's a funky-physics platformer, where gravity, security systems, lasers, and tractor beams are your obstacle, tool, weapon and shield. It's got great visual and sound design and voice-acting.

Rochard's good ole boys in space make asteroid mines seem like the salt-of-the-cosmos backbone of our utopian future, with just the right amount of pesky pirates and faceless corporations to keep us on our toes.

Help Rochard save his crew! I mean it, go do it now!
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10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Fantastic to play through, not really something I feel any great urge to play through a second time.
Worth it in a sale.
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13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Fun mechanics, good graphics, good music, good saving saving you the time of redoing challenges. Didn't encounter any bugs either, and the levels were well designed. A bit too easy, though. The DLC Hard Times is a better challenge, requiring more finesse and creative solutions, but still not too difficult. Particularly coming from The Swapper it was very easy.

That said, why is the only female character (yet again) a helpless victim that drives the white male protagonist forward? Come on, be a little more creative!
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is a nice balance of old-style platformer and new-style gravity puzzle. The challenges aren't particularly difficult, but the game still manages to engage the player. The art style is pleasing to the eye, and despite the lack of difficulty this game still is worth a play, especially if bought during a sale.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
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.
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