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:
Very Positive (82 reviews) - 84% of the 82 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,704 reviews) - 83% of the 1,704 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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KamikaziFly
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Slow game that might be hard to master. It proves difficult to make you remember your right from your left, and your up from down, but with time you would gain skill easily.

One part of the game was annoying to me. After each level it took 5+ clicks to get to the next level, waiting for the screen to respond inbetween clicks. Also clicking to skip the points being added up at the end of the level still slowly placed them up on the screen, making you wonder how much longer regular tally of points would take, which is still actually much longer. This makes time wasting antagonizing, but not unbearable.

Overall, I did not like the wave format of collecting stars. It seemed to keep me focused on just the left half of the screen and middle, but rarely ever did I look to the right side of my huge screen.

So much of the puzzle seemed to focus on moving that stupid reticle up and down and left and right that the wave did not matter nearly at all anyway. You have to adjust somewhere between the middle left your screen where the wave is shown, to where the reticule actually matters on the far left of the screen. Which means when the wave size and frequency changes, you have to adjust on the fly. Making the entire wave completly pointless.

If you like slow games that you have to adjust your ship on the fly constantly, this game is for you.
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VS
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Really relaxing, lot of fun and an idea I've not seen before. Highly reccomended, a perfect wind-down game after FPS binges.
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Smakly
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
I have nothing bad to say about this game
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Don PomPon
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
Unusual 'mathematics' game! Nice soundtrack.
Good value for money :)
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izZzi
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
For some reason crashes a lot
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|<4m1k4z3
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
Very fun, simple and challenging game. Really hard to master, but when you do it's really addicting.
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Raj the meme suport
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 15
Very calming game. Great after a game of cs with salty russians
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Komeiji Satori
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
Relaxing game. I just like it :D
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LOLgamerLOL
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 13
Original idea
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leo
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 12
good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
An average puzzle/platform game, but one with an extremely low price tag. As such, worth picking up if you're into that sorta thing. Everyone else, stay clear.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
one of those things u buy cuz cheap - happens to be a game with good potential, great soundtrack and a atmosphere!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I bought the game because of steam trading cards
(It took 6 hours to collect all cards)
I recommend this game due to steam trading cards (buy the game when it's on sale)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Very calming game. Great after a game of cs with salty russians
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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 112 people (79%) 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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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
Cool little game. simple and relaxing with good music. Nothing really special, but it passes the time just fine. One thing that would make the game better would be to be able to use your own music with the game kind of like Audiosurf or Melody's Escape.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2015
I, personally, am not a fan of this game. Why? Because I suck at it. Horribly.

But would I recommend it?

Definitely. It's awesome and looks beautiful. It's well put together.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
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 frustration....you should buy this!
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