Navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding a wave of light through 100+ levels in this innovative action-puzzle game!
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Very Positive (1,508 reviews) - 84% of the 1,508 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
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
妈妈,我居然在steam上玩示波器。
Mum , I am playing oscilloscope on steam .
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
+Very unusual gameplay
+Soundtrack, very chilling and nice
+The pricepoint is really DIVINE, other game publishers should learn from this example !
+Graphics is also great and it works visually to complete the experience and its radical idea.


You cant move, because you are a wave. But instead you can shapeshift indefinitely being a sinewave, you also have to...

And you conquer the obsticles and hit powerups, wormholes and items.

The controls are a bit unpredictable by every measurement.

Instead you start to see the result, and you begin to match with the result every time.

In most games, you have some feedback of some sort about your location.

It took some plays to get used to being a wave.

But when that was done, you will control its form and navigate through the solar system to travel in time with a lot of visualization.

-I hate being a wave.

11/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
Waveform is an odd one.
You don't move your ship-dot-thing. You move its path.
And its path, as the name implies, is a waveform.
Vertical mouse dragging causes the trough and valley of the wave to change, horozontally dragging changes the steepness of the line.

This is very hard to control, but in this case, that's a good thing. The controls work. They're not jerky, they're not too fast or too slow, every mistake is your own. But unlike in some other games, I feel an incentive to learn and adjust to the system.

It also looks pretty large as well. The first planet has 8 levels, so I'd assume that's standard and there are 9 planets. So you get 72 levels with the game, and if you feel like getting the DLC (which I did, simply because it was also on sale and $0.14 at the time I bought it), you get about 8 more.

Even when you're done with the levels there's still a high score board to work at. Upon clearing a planet you unlock an unlimited mode for it. I'm not sure what the difference between Pluto unlimited and Mercury unlimited is, but if I were to guess I'd say each planet has slightly different mechanics.

All in all I think this could be one of those weird little gems with a bit more work put into it. For less than a dollar though, I definitely recommend it. For that price you'd get 4 runs at it in an arcade, but here you're getting full access.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Cool little game :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
it involves forming waves
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