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Chains is a challenging puzzle game with a unique feel and distinctive vector graphics style. The object of the game is simple - to link adjacent bubbles of the same color into chains. As you progress through the physics-driven stages it becomes increasingly more challenging and players' speed, strategy and skill will be put to the test.
Release Date: Nov 25, 2008
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$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Puzzle Indie Pack

Includes 4 items: Gumboy - Crazy Adventures™, Vigil: Blood Bitterness™, Obulis, Chains

Reviews

“Chains is dripping with innovation and individuality: there is nothing quite like it.” -OutOfEight, 75%
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“Chains has some of the simplest rules in puzzle games... but that doesn't mean the game is easy or childish. There are endless ways to change and refine your strategy.” -IndieGameMag, 89%
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“A solid lesson of style, innovation and originality - exactly as every independent game should be done!” -UniGamesity, 80%
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“a remarkably good puzzle game” -Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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About the Game

Chains is a challenging puzzle game with a unique feel and distinctive vector graphics style. The object of the game is simple - to link adjacent bubbles of the same color into chains. As you progress through the physics-driven stages it becomes increasingly more challenging and players' speed, strategy and skill will be put to the test.

  • 20 levels each focusing on action, strategy or flow
  • Physics-driven gameplay
  • 3 difficulty modes
  • Colorblind option
  • Up to 15 player profiles
  • Unique art direction with beautiful vector graphics
  • Soundtrack from the Belgian electro band Silence
  • Unlimited replayability value

PC System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows® XP or Windows® Vista
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB graphics card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB of hard disk space
    • Input: Keyboard and Mouse

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB of hard disk space
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
138 products in account
21 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
From the makers of "Obulis" (also reviewed by me) comes this nice physics engine game.
First: The game "Chains" is no big deal. That means the game mechanics are quite simple and the graphics are flatten. But what it makes special is the relaxing chillout soundtrack in the background. Never felt so comfortable in a game.

The levels are generally easy. You have to link the same colored bubbles to chains, as longer as better.
Sometimes there are pretty inventive modes like calculation numbers inside the bubbles to a balance or to deny downfalling bubbles to block a tube by upchaining and eliminate them. There's all kind of challenge and entertainment you can expect from a good puzzle game.
Take a -90% Coupon and pay only 40 Cent to tryout all the great 20 levels.
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
47 products in account
4 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Got a cupon - 90% bought it cuz it was 0,40. Installed it, playing it now for 10 minutes and it's really good to kill time! :D
Oh, yea forgot to say, it have great music!

The best puzzle game i have ever played!

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Great for killing time!

You won't get bored fast because some levels are easy and some are hard.

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Not so many levels
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
936 products in account
52 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
A reasonably compelling and fast paced puzzle game. On the game's 20 levels you're tasked with clearing balls from the screen by linking a chain of length 3 or more of the same colour while aiming for a certain objective like not dropping any off the stage or not leaving any behind when cleared. Each level presents its own type of challenge but with the same underlying mechanic of clearing chains. Because each level does not take too long to finish and when you do fail it's very clear why, you will never get frustrated enough to give up.

Some negatives:
-Progress is not saved after completing each level unless you quit to the main menu. This is an issue as the game tends to crash if alt-tabbing while in fullscreen.
-Game is rather short. Easily finished normal mode in one sitting.

Recommended for puzzle fans but pick it up cheap.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
640 products in account
23 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
A great and refreshing take on the old match 3 puzzle style. Anyone who enjoys puzzlers will love this one. Buy it on the next sale.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70 products in account
10 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Great game.
Posted: April 1st, 2014
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