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:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (64 reviews) - 75% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,630 reviews) - 83% of the 1,630 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2012

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Reviews

“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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (64 reviews)
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Very Positive (1,630 reviews)
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Slav Squats
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Even though I suck at this game soundtrack is just awesome!
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Random
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The designers of this game deserve a lot of credit. The game is very unique. The presentation is top notch. The controls are responsive, the sound effects and music work together well, and there are lots of pretty particles.

All that being said, I just hated the actual mechanics of playing the game. I played through the first two levels and realized the game was not for me. YMMV.
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blaman7
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
The respawn times are way too long, whish makes this the most frustrating game in all eternity. Even though it's good in almost every other way, this makes it literally unplayable.
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vikingmoon666
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Quite a simple game, but a nice chillout for 10 or so minutes a time... it's also getting quite addictive.
Relaxing music and gameplay that gets you thinking, and all at a bargain price
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The Third Man
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Clever arcade puzzler with graphic style reminiscent of the best shoot 'em ups I played on the Amiga 500 and a super-relaxing soundtrack. Brilliant value for money. I recommend it for casual play as a tension reliever and a generally fun experience.
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TapeñoIkAtLo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Waste of money
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DeMarkum Frankenforest
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Really well implemented and novel game mechanic. Controls are simple and easy to learn. Very innovative and neat!
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RedWormCharlie
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Well, it gets boring pretty damn quick. I am glad I got it on deep discount. This game is not even worth two bucks.
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Gigantic
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
I only played the first 2 levels and had zero desire to play the 3rd.
The controls and gameplay are very unique. Which I think is a bad thing for a casual game like this. When I play a casual game I want something familiar or something with an easy learning curve. It seems like it would take some time to master the controls, and I don't feel like it would reward my time and effort. Would only recommend if you are specifically wanting something new and unique.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Easily the best game I've ever purchased for this price. Took a while to get used to the entire thing. While still being very challenging the gameplay is pretty smooth with amazing soundtracks and the looks are simply gorgeous.

Challenging, cheap, and a truly innovative game in the indie genre - definitely recommend this game for all puzzle enthusiasts out there.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Great rhythm game with a cheap price tag.
Excellent for when you need something casual, relaxing and trance-inducing.
Warning, game can get very intense on the higher levels.

Rating: 8/10
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
hard stage I admit spike makes it difficult my sccore game 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is perfect to relax to and listen to music. :) Great vibes/bass within the game.
Worth to buy!

It doesn't make you fall alseep or get bored of. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
this arcade makes me smile, it have everything you could expect from a good arcade game, its a pickup and play with excelent gameplay and magnificent main menu, oh man this main menu is BEAUTIFUL

+amazing gameplay
+pickup and play
+great soundtrack

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Very relaxing and entertaining!
Catchy music too!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
The designers of this game deserve a lot of credit. The game is very unique. The presentation is top notch. The controls are responsive, the sound effects and music work together well, and there are lots of pretty particles.

All that being said, I just hated the actual mechanics of playing the game. I played through the first two levels and realized the game was not for me. YMMV.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
122 of 135 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
A "pure" game, like tetris. Waveform is easy to understand, but difficult to master. While playing, I'm continuously surprised at how well the core mechanic of modifying the frequency and amplitude of a sine wave to collect points actually works. Awesome job, I love to see nicely done new mechanics like this.
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89 of 111 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
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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