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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"...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
Mac
Linux
    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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
An amazing and original puzzles game with a wonderful art style. Despite a few flaws, The Bridge is a very good puzzle game. It offers almost everything from a puzzle game. It's EASY to play, intellectually CHALLENGING, FRESH and visually APPEALING.

Game : 8.5/10
Graphic : 8.5/10

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Posted: September 24
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
I wonder why called bridge? I never went to see one?

This game reminds me of time when i was hit by horsehooves in young time and my doctor gave me syringe with a killer of a pain. everything was a not so much funny. I was very depressed and my surroundings very much confused me so i never went out.
Today I say better no give to administry of culture and health because in my country this kind of a freedom of mind and controlling surrounding is said to be a bad.

Wish luck i like a game it is only for a smart!
Posted: September 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I was expected a game about architecture. If you've played And Yet It Moved, this game is very similar.
Posted: October 9
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
At first I bought this game just to relax my body but challenge my brain, thinking it was not going to be anything more than a regular puzzle game.

However, the combination of the art style, soundtrack, and the way it makes you change your preconceptions of physics and reality, made the game way more enjoyable than I would have ever imagined.

I would buy this game again! Try it, enjoy the music, and certainly don't look up any guides/walkthroughs as it would ruin the fun that comes from the difficulty.

Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
An interesting puzzle game for those who like puzzle games. Mostly requires good orientation and understanding the mechanics of gravity.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
A weird little indie game with a unique style and gameplay. Worth playing if you want a good puzzler.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
The Bridge was a real problem to review. This game is not only covered with beautiful artwork but also with brilliant level design. With every new level the gap of possibilities to solve the puzzles shrinks. I didn’t get the story that much which was a downer for me and the game is a bit short but if you like solving a puzzle now and then this is a game for you. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the game I only wish there was more of it. I will remember some levels for a while but the problem is that that’s the only thing I will remember so I will have to say The Bridge is a 6/10.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
I don't usually go for puzzle/mind bender type games, but the visual style of this game caught my eye. Once I started playing I couldn't stop. I was a bit frustrated on a few levels, but it felt so good once I figured out what was going on.

I definitely recommend this game if you like puzzle games!
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
mindblown
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
My brain hurts..... need... aspirin....
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
2D? 3D? 4D? I have no idea how many dimensions this game has. I do know however that it the first game I have shown someone and made them sea sick. So yeah.... Enjoy.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
one of the most brilliant indie games to ever come out 10/10
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
is it just me or does this game remind me of briad?
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
I played this game a while ago, and to be honest, I don't remember if I beat it.
I do remember thinking that I beat it multiple times, but then it always turned out there was more left.

This is a very challenging puzzle game. Sometimes, I hated it for how difficult it was.
The worst part about this game, as it often is the case with physics-based puzzle games, is that certain puzzles require some meticulous maneuvering of the controls in order to solve. This bred a lot of frustration.

However, this game does have some great puzzles, and I highly recommend it to fans of physics-based puzzle games.

7.5/10
Posted: September 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
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!!!
Posted: October 9
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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,
Posted: October 12
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 8
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 6
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