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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.
Release Date: Feb 22, 2013
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The Bridge available in 6 new languages!

August 1

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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“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.”

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

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About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    • Processor:1.0 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    • 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

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
127 of 131 people (97%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
The Bridge is made from M. C. Escher's nightmares. Normally that would be a bad thing, but in this case, it's very good. The Bridge is a puzzle game with a simple premise: Reach the exit door. Your only tool is control over the direction of gravity though you can only change its direction slowly. You will need to avoid deadly obstacles and obtain keys to unlock doors in order to escape.

While a few of the levels require frustrating levels of repetition and precision in order to reach your goal, most of them are very enjoyable. In total there are 24 puzzles and 24 mirror versions which add some elements of difficulty in addition to being reversed. Strangely I found the mirror versions of some of the hardest levels easier than their normal counterparts. Even if you aren't into puzzle games, the Escher-like artwork is worth marveling at.

One thing I found missing in the game is music. It seems like a greatly missed opportunity for a unique and strange soundtrack to match the level design. There is some music in the game but it plays rarely and is very quiet.

The other major weakness I found is probably not something many players will encounter: The collectibles. Some are absurdly difficult to find, and one even requires you doing something that the game constantly tells you doesn't work for the entire game. When you do locate them all, the reward is extremely anticlimactic. It's annoying but like I said, the majority of players probably won't bother with the collectibles and those that do will most likely use guides so they don't go insane trying to find them all.

As a fan of puzzle games, I greatly enjoyed The Bridge. You will too!
Posted: May 24
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130 of 167 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
I see quite a few people picking this up at the very low sale price. Just in case there's anyone else sitting on the fence about this, I thought I should add a note of caution. This is essentially a physics puzzler, which is ostensibly a genre I enjoy. In this case however, I think the the execution fails to live up to the ideas. For me, most of the challenge in the game came not through reasoning through the puzzles (though there were moments), but in wrestling with object momentum that frequently ended up being more frustrating than satisfying. At the sale price of $1 it's hard to argue that it's a waste of money. But I feel that personally for me it ended up being a waste of time. And that's something a low price does nothing to help. I see many good things written elsewhere about this game, so I may be in a minority in feeling this way, but I can't help but feel that there are far better puzzle games out there, despite the compelling visual style that I still find appeals to me even though it also triggers memories of annoying level design.
Posted: August 25
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
If You like puzzles, it's a must. M.C. Escher paintings, gone wild as a game of mind bending 4D puzzles.

Seemingly Simple, Yet so complex!

It is a level-iteration of what you'd expect Fez to have been, puzzle-wise. You will get frustrated, you will get stuck. Take a break, a nap, try it later and it will be like "oh, that's simple!

Introduces mechanics over time, slowly, they mix well, and the art is as good as it gets.

If you hate puzzles, avoid. Simple as that.
Posted: April 9
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
One of the best games I have ever played.
Great inspirations and art style. Amazing puzzles. Stunning soundtrack, mood, and simple-yet-intriguing storyline.
The intuitive design, the challenging use of gravity and other elements that are added on as you progress, and the impossible Escher-esque world combine to form something that is definitely unique, being fun and replayable as well. Takes a while to 100%... well worth the $10. I bought it for $15 and would have gladly paid $20. That's coming from someone who typically waits for sales.

Being one of the first PC games that I got on steam, I still enjoy going back and playing this from time to time, solving the puzzles and enjoying the experience. I love how the artwork influences the game, because this game is such a prime example of how much of an artwork videogames really are.

Please don't use guides too often though. This game has a lot of great aspects to it, but without the puzzles there might not be enough to stay true to what it is...

Recommended completely and more than almost all of the other puzzle games I've played. If you're someone that likes to think... really hard sometimes, and in general enjoys solving puzzles, then this is a must have.

Posted: June 3
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
A simple but deep game, with a more romantic and melancholic theme.
  The game will make you reflect on your spirit, whether or not you should go down that road.
-Quebra Puzzles easy at first, but along the journey you notice that you was a test for something bigger.
-A Difficulty of the game is excellent, will quickly increasing and getting better and challenging.
Designed data-graph, which makes everything paracer deeper and more dramatic.
-A simple gameplay, but that will leave you confused but stumped with something new and incredible.

iGOTY 2013 (Indie Game of The Year)
note 92/100

Um jogo simples mas profundo, com uma temática mais romântica e melancólica.
O jogo vai fazer você refletir em seu espirito, se você deve ou não ir por tal caminho.
-Quebra-cabeças faceis no começo, mas ao longo da jornada você nota que tu era um teste para algo maior.
-A dificuldade do game é excelente,vai rapidamente aumentando e ficando melhor e desafiadora.
-Grafico desenhado, que faz tudo paracer mais profundo e dramatico.
-Uma jogabilidade simples, mas que vai te deixar confuso mas perplexo com algo novo e incrivel.

iGOTY 2013 (Indie Game of The Year)

nota 92/100
PS: pena não ter PT BR
Posted: September 11
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