Lebende flüssige Maschinen haben diese Welt des unhaltbaren Fortschritts überrannt und ihr Erfinder muss dem durch sie verursachten Chaos ein Ende bereiten! Ein Spiel über einen Mann, der die Fähigkeit besitzt, gewöhnliche Materie zum Leben zu erwecken.
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Veröffentlichung: 1. März 2012

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"Showed at PAX East 2012 - Critically acclaimed physics and fluid puzzler."

Reviews

““Just like Portal 2, Vessel is about a universally recommended game as can exist. It’s charming, entertaining, stimulating, and a hell of an experience for the price point.””
9/10 – Machinima

““One of the best puzzle games since Little Big Planet or Portal. Yeah, it's that good.””
5/5 – Piki Geek

““Vessel is around a quarter of the price of a AAA game, but it contains more flair and ingenuity than most blockbuster games can muster.””
9/10 – GameSpy

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Über dieses Spiel

Lebende flüssige Maschinen haben diese Welt des unhaltbaren Fortschritts überrannt und ihr Erfinder Arkwright muss dem durch sie verursachten Chaos ein Ende bereiten. Vessel ist ein Spiel über einen Mann, der gewöhnliche Materie zum Leben erwecken kann – und sich somit aber auch für die Konsequenzen davon verantwortlich zeichnet.

Hauptmerkmale:

  • Flüssiges Gameplay - Vessel basiert auf einer optimierten Flüssigkeitssimulation mit fließendem Wasser, brennend heißer Lava, reaktiver Chemikalien, leuchtendem Glibber, dem mysteriösen „Protoplasma“ und mehr. Jede Flüssigkeit hat einzigartige Eigenschaften und kann mit anderen Flüssigkeiten vermischt werden, um dramatische Wirkungen zu erzielen.
  • Flüssigkeit zum Leben erwecken – Interaktion mit "Fluro"-Kreaturen, die komplett aus simulierter Flüssigkeit entstanden sind. Jede Kreatur besitzt die Eigenschaften der Flüssigkeit, aus der sie entstanden ist, wodurch sie schmelzen, sich umformen, absorbieren, explodieren und mehr kann.
  • Einzigartige Rätsel – Durch das Kombinieren der einzigartigen Eigenschaften der Kreaturen mit den Flüssigkeiten, aus denen sie entstanden sind, müssen Rätsel gelöst werden. Jeder Aspekt der Welt wird physisch simuliert und alle Rätsel basieren auf der Flüssigkeitssimulation. Erstellen Sie einen „Trinker“-Fluro und locken Sie ihn mit Glibber an. Erzeugen Sie einen „Dunklen Fluro“ und jagen Sie ihn mit Licht. Flüssigkeiten und Physik zeugen bei Vessel nicht unbedingt von Ästhetik, aber das Gameplay basiert darauf.
  • 2D/3D-Hybrid-Kunststil – Eine Welt fantastischer, detailreicher Maschinen und sonderbarer, wundersamer Umgebungen zum Erkunden. Handgezeichnete 2D-Texturen kombiniert mit Normal Maps, Beleuchtung und Tiefe in 3D erzeugen einen einzigartigen, weltfremden Grafik-Look.
  • Verbesseren Sie die Ausrüstung – Mit der mysteriösen Protoplasma-Flüssigkeit, die in der Welt gefunden werden kann, lässt sich die Ausrüstung des Spielers verbessern, wodurch Flüssigkeiten auf neue Art und Weise manipuliert werden können.
  • Soundtrack von Jon Hopkins – Beinhaltet einen Soundtrack in voller Länge von Jon Hopkins, einem Meister der elektronischen Musik, der durch seine Arbeit mit Brian Eno, Imogen Heap und Coldplay international renommiert ist.
  • Das vollständige Spielerlebnis – Vessel bietet Ihnen über 10 Stunden Spielzeit, verteilt auf verschiedene Welten, mit verschiedensten Arten von Flüssigkeiten und Fluros.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    • Betriebssystem: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Prozessor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz oder vergleichbar Prozessor
    • Speicher: 2 GB System RAM
    • Festplatte: 1.5 GB
    • Grafikkarte: ATi Radeon HD 2400 oder NVIDIA GeForce 7600 oder besser (Shadermodel 3.0 muss unterstützt sein)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX kompatibel
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11 von 11 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2014
Vessel is a really neat physics based puzzle platformer with the primary mechanics revolving around fluids and these cute little fluid creatures that each have specific AI depending on the material they’re made of.

I admit, because it’s an indie puzzle platformer this game sat around on my metaphorical steam shelf and collected dust for quite a long time. I don’t enjoy these types of games and I tend to find them overly frustrating or convoluted for the most part. Vessel certainly is not a cake walk by any means, and there were a few moments when I felt like progress was impossible, but it was nice because the reason I was having trouble was simply because I lacked a tool that I had not unlocked yet. The puzzles made me think but did not feel ridiculous or malicious, being able to progress through the game at a moderate pace really made the whole title so much more enjoyable.

I didn’t complete the entire game, but it was not for a lack of enjoyment or a spike in frustration. Vessel is a wonderful game and deserves to stand out amongst the other physics puzzle platformers.
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5 von 6 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2014
Controls felt a bit imprecise at times, but since this is more of a puzzle game than a platformer it wasn't that bad of an issue. Puzzles are solid and fun.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. März 2012
Es ist ein Tolles Spiel mit Hohen Rätsel Spass, wie ich es Mir bei Portal 2 auch gewünscht hätte.
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18 von 19 Personen (95%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2013
This is a fantastic puzzle platformer, especially if you love puzzle platformers. You have a backpack which can suck up different colored goo, and the different colored goo has different properties as well as different reactions when they are combined. The puzzles are really fun to work through. And while they aren't really too hard (but just challenging enough), they are fun to explore and try different things. The graphics are also beautiful and the fluid simulation is absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the theme and the entire world presented, and I would definitely recommend you give this game a try.
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10 von 11 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
13.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. April 2014
Publisher: Strange Loop Games
Developer: Indie Pub
Platform: PC
Controls: Full Controller Support

Vessel is a fluid based puzzle-platformer in which you play as M. Arkwright, an inventor who created an automaton called a Fluro. They were created to help out with laborious tasks which they can perform better than humans. Only problem is they start evolving and running amok so you need to go through the world of Vessel to fix what they have broken.

To help you out in the game you get a liquid gun with a tank attached to it. You can either spray liquid or suck it into it. It’s also upgradeable with different nozzle tips and larger tanks. With this and the Fluros you will be able to complete the puzzles throughout the world.

You’ll play through three different areas where you will need to repair machinery that the Fluros have broken. The levels consist of a factory, orchard, and mines. Through these levels you will discover new types of Fluro that you can use. You also need to capture each type which will then give you a seed. The seeds can be thrown on the grown and spray with liquid to form whichever Fluro it is. These vary from ones that like to press switches, chase you, collect liquid till they pop, hide from light, or go to the light.

The puzzles in the game are challenging and fun to do. I had a few that really made me think but the fun was in discovering how to get the different Fluros to work for you. The story also wasn’t too bad and did add a little to the game but it was really all about the puzzles. Overall Vessel is a fun challenging puzzle game to play and should not be missed.

Bear Pros:
Great liquid physics
Fun challenging puzzles
Fluro characteristics

Bear Cons:
Somewhat lackluster ending
Only three areas to explore
Needs more of these great puzzles (not really a con)
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8 von 8 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Dezember 2013
Vessel is a challenging physics-based platform puzzler. The puzzles are pleasantly difficult, and it features an attractive steampunk aesthetic.

The gameplay in Vessel is mostly about using giant steampunk factory machines and manipulating creatures made out of water (and later, other materials) into doing your bidding. Some creatures are dangerous, but death isn’t a major obstacle in Vessel; it just resets the current challenge.

What makes Vessel so fun to play, though, is the wonderful sloshy water mechanics. It's really fun to splash through this game. The level design is creative, and the puzzles are thoughtfully made.

If you like puzzlers, Vessel is definitely worth a look. It's creative, polished, entertaining, and difficult. It's a bit pricey at $15, but look for a sale.
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8 von 9 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2013
Good game. Puzzles are fun but not real difficult. If you are looking for a long term challinging puzzler, look elsewhere. Most people won't be getting agrovated at not being able to solve a certain puzzle. Because of this, you can very easily blow through the game. While there isn't very much content gameplay wise, the game is beautifully done. Everything looks great and the mechanics of the game are fun to play with.
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. März 2014
I had a really hard time understanding Vessel for the first few hours. The fluro storyline makes this a daftly weird game. However, after struggling through the initial learning curve, Vessel turned into a decent puzzle platformer. The different fluid combinations and eyeballs types make for some interesting gameplay. Basically you use fluros to stand on buttons, engage switches, explode, or create steam by shooting water at lava fluros enabling some machinery to open a door. Then, later on in the game, there are much more interesting fluros offering new elements that keep the puzzles fresh. Overall, a good challenge and a fun experience.
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
30.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Januar 2014
Intro
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Bought Vessel on the humble bundle store for a couple of quid. Looked like a decent puzzler. Was looking for a game which could run on my laptop. This seemed perfect.

Gameplay
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I played with Xbox 360 controller and it was very responsive. Full controller support i believe. Graphics are nice and colourful. Slightly cartoony and cute but HD. The music was not annoying although i think it looped throughout the game. The fluid mechanics are nice. The difficulty curve is good, starting off with simple puzzles and moving onto more complex ones. Some of them were quite difficult at first, but after a bit of trial and error and sometimes looking at everything from a distance the solution comes forth! Very rewarding feeling on completing the game.

I will look at other games this developer has made as I like his style and enjoyed this game a lot. First game on steam to unlock all achievements too after investing 30 hours on it.

Conlcusion
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A very good game overall, i would give it 9/10.

Bugged Achievement (Internal Rejection)?
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Some people say one acievement is bugged, the one where you have to create a dark fluro out of green glo goo (Internal Rejection). The achievement is not bugged, you have to put some green and some blue on the floor, then put the dark fluro eye in to start creating the dark fluro, but the trick is to start sucking up a little bit of it as it is being created, if not, it will not sustain itself and explode / die. 50% of each green and blue and then eye and then suck up a bit of the blue so it is more green than blue...... worked it out after 5 mins of trying....
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juni 2014
Vessel is a great side scrolling platformer, with great Visauls and gameplay. With an interesting and original story with fun and challenging puzzles.

Got this game because i had a steam coupon from crafting a badge and has become one have my favorite games
9/10 Totaly worth buying
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6 von 7 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Oktober 2014
I really liked the atmosphere, i.e. the music, sound, and visual style. The puzzles are creative and always seem reasonably challenging. I always felt a sense of accomplishment as I played through the game.

Unfortunately, the game has two very frustrating sections that can definitely ruin the experience, so I'll just warn you about them. The second and third numbered puzzles in the mines seem to require that you make the nozzle that lets you create fluro blobs, but there's no indication from the game that you will ever need a certain upgrade in order to progress. You need that nozzle because it lets you shoot fluros through the grates, but there's no hint from the game that you can do that. It's very frustrating if you get stuck and keep trying to shoot green goo through grates, which you're clearly not supposed to really be able to do. Also, on the section with ladders, it turns out that you can use one of the nozzles (the one that propels you a little bit) to make the jumps easier, but the game doesn't really hint very well that you can use that nozzle to do that.

Secondly, for the final part of the game (the accelerator) you should probably just use a walkthrough to figure out what you're supposed to do. The requirements to complete it are very unclear and don't make a lot of sense.

Other than that, the game was one of the most enjoyable puzzle platformers I've played. I'd say I liked it more than games like Braid, Waking Mars, and Fez.

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5 von 6 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
18.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juni 2014
This is a 2D puzzle platformer with a Victorian era Steampunk setting. You have discovered how to animate water and an industrial revolution occurred because of it. But now your animated “Fluros” are acting a bit off and you've got to fix them.

While I didn't find the puzzles to be very difficult, I Still enjoyed the game. There is a kind of laid back feel to the game and completing the puzzles still gave a feeling of accomplishment. I've come to expect excellent music from indie games and the soundtrack is pretty good here. Wish a soundtrack came with the Bundle. While the controls are clunky; It only affected a small part of the game. The main character kind of reminded me of a puppet on strings, For some reason.

Nothing too taxing, but a pretty decent game.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
32.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Februar 2014
I love this game

It is an amazing physics puzzler that reminds me of the oddworld games.

You control a scientist that can make little critters out of different types of liquids, they all do different things and they react to eachother in different ways (sometimes explosively) and you use them to solve puzzles, you also have a gun that squirts and sucks up different liquids, and the liquids are simulated brilliantly.

The game doesn't have tutorials in the strictest sense but you are always being taught new ways to use your critters and liquids and you are constantly unlocking new things to do.

Buy this game if you don't already own it.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
15.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Februar 2013
Nice puzzle game and in-game physics. Well made, excelellent! Fun, and some puzzles are really interesting.




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Portuguese translation:

Estilo de quebra-cabeças e precisa usar a física do jogo. Bem feito, excelente! Divertido, alguns puzzles são bem interessantes.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
15.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. April 2014
One of the best puzzle platformers ive ever played. Beautiful steampunk art style. Funny and challanging puzzles.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juni 2012
Vessel is a unique 2.5D physics-based sidescrolling puzzle game and is all about liquids and 'Fluros', creatures which you can spawn by combining their seeds with 6 different liquids.

Solving the puzzles in the game requires a clever understanding of how the Fluro seeds and the liquids work together, which might require some trial-and-error but never really gets frustrating.

The puzzles are well-designed, varying and constantly increase in difficulty over the course of the game. The level design itself isn't exactly mind-blowing, but is still fairly decent and fits the overall steampunk-ish design of the game.

Unfortunately, the game doesn't provide much replay value, but with about 10-12 hours of gameplay it's a lot longer than most AAA-games these days - and that for 1/5th of the price!

For me, it's already one of the best Indie/puzzle games of 2012 and I can wholeheartedly recommend the game to anyone who's slightly interested in either of both, so go on and check out the demo!
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November 2012
Vessel is such a great puzzle platformer with a great storyline, great level design, great fluid dynamics, great dynamic lighting, and pretty much awesome everything. There are plenty of puzzles, each unique and building on each previous one, creating a great sense of accomplishment. I cannot recommend this game enough, I don't even know why more people haven't played it even with its low $15 price and the feature in one of the Humble Bundles.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
23.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Februar 2014
I like this game. The puzzles are easy, except near the end where things start to get a bit more complicated.

You can see that this is game received a lot of love from the development studio. The graphics of the game are very detailed and artistically beautiful, with a mix of 2D and 3D, and some good water physics.

The music is pretty good if you ask me, but of course that allways comes to personal preference.

There really isn't exactly an in-depth story, but you do read the notes from the main character's journal, and explore his personality, and the story comes in form of events and changes in the small water-robots and environment.

Overall, a very nice game. I recommend!
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Februar 2014
Probably the best indie puzzle platformer i've played. Highly recommended.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
18.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November 2013
This is an excellent puzzle game with a wonderful combination of possible gameplay elements. Multiple types of fluro 'eyes' can combine with several different fluids to produce a surprisingly large number of results and elements to be used in puzzle solutions. The fluid dynamics work quite well, and the upgrade system is nicely done. All the steampunky machinery you get to interact with is quite fun as well, and I love how they did the labs. The boss battles were very thought provoking and you must make sure you have a good grasp of all the elements at your disposal. Buy this if you like unique puzzle games.
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