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 (831 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 20, 2012

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"Control the amplitude and wavelength of a wave a light in order to collect items and avoid obstacles. Wonderfully unique and addicting."

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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
    • 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
97 of 106 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
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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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
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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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
A simple puzzle game where you manipulate your trajectory by moving the mouse in all directions, to control the wave form you travel across.
Along the track you have to pick up bonuses and avoid mines, and at times have to perfectly follow a given path.

You are constantly adjusting the path in order to keep things going, and things quickly become more and more difficult.

Overall a well made and challenging puzzle game.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
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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