The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,399 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 22, 2013

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"...walking on walls isn't just a gimmick; it's a means to traverse structures that couldn't possibly exist but do through the medium of game. "
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August 1

The Bridge available in 6 new languages!



The award-winning black-and-white puzzler is now available in 6 new languages: Polish (Polski), Japanese (日本の), Simplified Chinese (简体中文), Korean (한국어), Thai (ไทย), and Arabic (العربية). These professionally-localized translations make a total of 18 languages fully supported within The Bridge.

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July 17

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Reviews

“I was simply flabbergasted at the complexity and simplicity they present at the same time.”
9/10 – The Indie Game Magazine

“One of the best puzzle games I've played in years...The Bridge is an experience that I haven't had since P.B. Winterbottom and Braid, and it gives both of them a run for their money”
90/100 – Destructoid

“The best of the PAX 10.”
VentureBeat

"I took more away from the experience than I have with any other game in recent memory”
The Escapist

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About This Game

The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave you with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.

Key Features

  • 48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution.
  • Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem.
  • M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art.
  • An alternate version of the game unlocked after the main storyline has been completed, including challenging alternate versions of each of the 24 main puzzles, along with an alternate ending.
  • A time-backtracking system to alleviate any fears of making a mistake.

System Requirements

PC
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    Minimum:
    • Processor:1.0 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS X 10.6 or newer
    • Processor:1.4 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • GPU with 256MB cache with Open GL 2.1 recommended
    Minimum:
    • Processor:1.4 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • GPU with 256MB cache with Open GL 2.1 recommended
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Some people thinks this a Braid's copy. It is, many of the elements are copied from Braid. Like the artstyle and the rewinding mechanic.
But even though it's not really original, it's a good game on it's own right. The puzzles in this game are very clever and satisfying. And the mechanics itself is very interesting to explore.

TL;DR
Good, especially considering it's cheap price,
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The Bridge is to puzzle games what Super Meat Boy is to platformers. It is brutally hard, unforgiving, but, at the same time, completely fair. Interested in reading more? Check out the full review here:

http://www.thecareandfeedingofnerds.com/2014/10/gias-games-bridge.html
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
One of the most beautifully artistic games I've played in a while. The environment and character design are simple yet thoughtful. The gameplay is solid and unique,. The puzzles are genuinely challenging while not hair-tearingly difficult. My only complaint is that it's somewhat lacking in story.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I was expected a game about architecture. If you've played And Yet It Moved, this game is very similar.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Cool and easygoing game. Easy to Start and Hard to Finish.... so it's keps you going for a while.
If you like puzzels this is a must have!!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
A poor man's Braid. A great puzzler in it's own right, but not story and not quite as much charm as other indies. Still get's a thumbs up!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Lovely.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I would give this game a 6.5/10. It has a really good art style and it is clever. However, I didn't find myself having a lot of fun with it. The art and unique-ness were the redeeming qualities, in my opinion.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Boring. Unhandy controls. And very very long process just because of very slow character movement.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
greyscale, nice art, interesting environment...

I would only get this game if it were on sale. This is a puzzle game, not an action game. I also found that none of the elements included in this game were explained? When I was doing my first playthrough I had to look at guides come Chapter 4 because nothing was explained in enough detail?

This game is 2D, but it uses gravity and different weird dimensions to make a puzzle game. I enjoyed this game as a whole, but I would have preferred more instruction come to the later levels, as well as less "sensitive" solutions so that doing the solution correctly on the 2nd last puzzle of the game doesn't take an hour to work by chance.

Just my 2cents: there are better games, but this one has an interesting concept.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This game gave me motion sickness.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems like it very much wants to be Braid, and it's simply not good of a game, in either gameplay or experience. The game's biggest weakeness is that the normal game is too simple, but what seems like the "real" game, the mirror levels, is far too difficult. The normal games puzzles are fairly easy to figure out without too much difficult, but rarely feel as rewarding as a great puzzle game often does when solving a particularly good one. The mirror levels introduce such a level of execution difficulty that even when the solution is known, the execution level required makes the game very difficult. Not a good endorsement of a puzzle game, in my mind.

In the end, despite completing all the normal levels and multiple mirror levels, I simply can't say this game gave me the puzzles or the satisfaction I was looking for, even when it was challenging. Some great art and ideas, but the execution is lacking, and the cohesive whole is good, but never great. If you love puzzle games, pick this up on sale, and you'll find some good there...but if you're on the fence, make sure you don't expect this to be another Braid, and go in with your expectation set accordingly.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Interesting art and level design choice but the extremely slow downtime when going in a level or the backtracking gets really annoying.

The rewind is absolutely useless. In most cases you're better off with a full reset since the chance that you screwed up the puzzle from the beginning are pretty high.

Sure the slowness ties well with the mood of the game... but after the 5 first levels, you have to ask yourself; do you really want to waste that time watching the same intro over and over again?

I'd rather spend that time trying a different combination on the puzzle.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Do not buy this game. Music and puzzles are boring, repetitive and uninspired. The story is non-existant, and the ending is anticlimactic. If Braid is Jaws movie, then The Bridge is Jaws 2. Look it up on IMDB if you don't get it. Seriously, after playing Braid this feels like a bland clone.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Almost everything about this game is way too slow. You walk slowly, fall slowly, rotate the world slowly, and load every single puzzle slowly. The only thing quick about this game is how long it takes you to realize that you want to delete it from your computer and never open it again.
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A puzzle platformer inspired by illusions, particularly the work of MC Escher. The environments are often illusions which cross over themselves in impossible ways, while you have to control gravity. With each level, there are new mechanics added which work with gravity in different, weird ways, and the puzzles are all tough but not in even slightly a bad way - I only got stuck enough to need a walkthrough on the final level.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The Bridge is a puzzle game that takes place in a series of level that seems to be inspired by the drawings of impossible constructions by M. C. Escher. The game uses two main mechanisms that the player can use to progress in each level - walking and the ability to turn the worlds around. There's a series of submechanisms depending on the level as well, including gravity manipulation, inversions and more.

It's divided into 8 chapters (2 times 4) and as in most games the difficulty increases from each chapter. The first 4 chapter is in the "standard world" and the last 4 is in a mirrored world. The first 4 are challenging, but can be overcome with some thought, but the last 4 chapters are very, very difficult. Generally, though, each puzzle is well thought through and even levels using the same mechanisms are very different in design and the way they should be solved.

While the gameplay is nice what's the most impressive about this game is its aesthetic side - the music is great and the art style of the game is absolutely spectacular.

Overall, if you're into puzzles you're in for a treat. It's visually stunning and there's different challenges for everyone, although later levels are very difficult.
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6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The Bridge is mathemagical! If you like Braid, and Escher and rotating logical puzzles, The Bridge is perfect for you. It also makes you think about the psychological life of theorists that devote so much of their lives to solve abstract problems, and then become prisoners of those problems. The mental prison the protagonist is in seems to represent this devotion to abstract thinking getting in the way of a healthy social life.
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Wait, thats is not posibe.
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
i cant think any more after this game god damn butthead he bought it for me
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