Navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding a wave of light through 100+ levels in this innovative action-puzzle game!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,088 reviews) - 83% of the 1,088 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2012

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"A challenging but interesting game where you drag your mouse to adjust how high and wide the waveform path is - collecting as many items as possible."
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“The concept of controlling a wave of light is executed flawlessly through beautifully rendered levels and a challenging, but addictive gameplay experience. Gamers looking for a truly unique and innovative experience shouldn’t hesitate to add Waveform to their list of must-play games this year.”
A – Gaming Nexus
“I don’t get to play enough games like Waveform”
8/10 – Destructoid
“You’re going to want to prepare for a journey across the solar system like no other, and it’s likely one you’re going to want to repeat over and over again”
9/10 – Indie Game Magazine
“It is elegant in its simplicity, but don’t let that fool you... there’s a surprisingly large amount of game and replayability to be had. I see myself coming back to this game often.”
8/10 – Darkstation

About This Game

Navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding on a wave of light in this innovative action-puzzle game. On your journey to restore light to a dying galaxy being consumed by a Singularity, you'll travel from Pluto to the Sun and interact with a wide variety of strange objects, and mind-bending situations that will affect the path of your wave, and the world around you, in interesting ways.
Simple to play but difficult to master, Waveform combines the pure fun of retro arcade titles with all the modern bells and whistles of modern gaming. Colorful graphics and a retro soundtrack accompany 100 levels of increasingly fascinating and wondrous challenges featuring mysterious and fun objects like Wormholes, Particle Accelerators, and the enigmatic Space Squids of Venus!

Key Features:

  • Innovative and Unique Gameplay -
    You've never played a game like this before! Experience the refreshingly unique wave-manipulation gameplay of Waveform in a fast-action adventure like no other.
  • Master the game, not the controls - Featuring extremely simple controls involving dragging the mouse to manipulate your wave's amplitude and wavelength, gamers of all skill levels can instantly jump in and enjoy Waveform. It's easy get started, but difficult to master.
  • Play at your own pace - Will you take a relaxing ride through the solar system or challenge yourself to conquer each level and unlock bonuses and achievements? Each level is designed with multiple layers of difficulty so you can sit back and enjoy the zen-like flow of the wave or get on the edge of your seat for a heart-racing wave run. The choice is yours!
  • Stellar amount of content - With over 100 levels spread across 11 worlds featuring dozens of unique objects and discover, there's an incredible amount of content to experience. And after you beat the game you can enjoy New Game +, featuring re-mastered versions of each level in the theme of the game's bonus levels.
  • Rockin' Retro Soundtrack - Enjoy a musical masterpiece featuring dynamic audio that adapts with the pace of the game.
  • Deep Space Mode - Journey into the far reaches of deep space in 11 different randomly-generated endless scenarios. Strive for the high score and earn your spot on the Steam Leaderboards!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 660 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL compatible graphics card with 128 MB of memory
    • Sound: Any sound card capable of stereo output
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel, 1GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 660 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL compatible graphics card with 128 MB of memory
    • Sound: Any sound card capable of stereo output
Helpful customer reviews
72 of 91 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
One of those indie games with dozens of levels and simple game mechanics. You change wave length and frequency that ship will follow. The goal is to avoid obstacles while catching as many plasma as possible. I don't know why, but it's quite fun for first hour...
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
You know those games with ridiculusly simple play style that yet still seem to be soo hard.... you have found one!

Nice graphics to watch.
Cool pleasing music and sound effects.

Simply the play sytle is this .. adjust the wave length, height, and speed with a tuging hold from your mouse. Aim for the sweet spots, avoid obsticles, and try not to be distracted. Simple yet super challenging.

A cool game for all ages that I'd even break out at a party. Really fun should buy this!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
There's a fix for the crash:

Try changing "UseShaders" to "False" in the config.ini file.

You can find that file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Waveform\config

Original review:

Common crashes on Uranus' first level. Can't progress - do not buy until they fix this mess.

Great game otherwise, requiring constant attention (although can be tiring) and good reflexes. Control is easy, but dragging your mouse to lengthen, shorten, widen the wave to avoid obstacles. Graphic is good, doesn't hurt my fragile eyes by not providing junk looking pixels.

DLC is overpriced one, though. One measly level for a dollar. And it's just a single level not multi-layered level.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Modify a wave to catch orbs and avoid obstacles

+ Great music and sound
+ Nice graphics
+ Original concept

- Controls are counter-intuitive
- No freedom, you either follow the path as intended by the level designer, or you're screwed
- Cannot recover from a single mistake
- Obnoxious 'info' screens in between games.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Waveform is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a adventure game
- have trading cards
- is indie&casual

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