Splice ist ein experimenteller und künstlerischer Puzzler. Tauchen Sie in seine mikrobielle Welt ein und fangen Sie an zu splicen! Jede Ebene ("Strang") besteht aus einer Anzahl von Zellen, die Sie in einigen Zügen ("Splices") in eine Zielstruktur umstellen müssen.
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Sehr positiv (445 Reviews) - 89 % der 445 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 13. Juni 2012

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Über dieses Spiel

Splice ist ein experimenteller und künstlerischer Puzzler. Tauchen Sie in seine mikrobielle Welt ein und fangen Sie an zu splicen! Jede Ebene ("Strang") besteht aus einer Anzahl von Zellen, die Sie in einigen Zügen ("Splices") in eine Zielstruktur umstellen müssen. Erforschung und Experimente sind der Schlüssel zur Bestimmung, wie die seltsamen kleinen Zellen miteinander reagieren. Sehen Sie die Reihenfolge der Splices, die Sie machen müssen, vorher, um jeden Strang erfolgreich zu ordnen. Resequenzieren, mutieren und splicen Sie sich durch dieses einzigartige Puzzle-Erlebnis durch, und Sie werden im Laufe der Zeit Ihre Fähigkeit zur Vorstellung von sequenziellen Reihen von Formen üben. Lösen Sie Ihren Weg zu den Endsträngen und Ihnen wird ein berauschendes Gefühl der geistigen Leistung bleiben!

Splice ist der vierte Titel von Cipher Prime Studios und wurde als bestes Puzzlespiel des "Intel Level Up"-Wettbewerbs 2011 ausgezeichnet.

Hauptmerkmale:

  • 49 reguläre Puzzles: Die Hauptsequenz umfasst sieben Sätze mit jeweils sieben Ebenen, die Sie durch die grundlegende Spielmechanik und Zelltypen begleiten.
  • Himmlische Lösungen und Errungenschaften: Fordern Sie sich selbst zur Entdeckung von "himmlischen" Puzzles, die in weniger Zügen als in der normalen Lösung gelöst werden können. Verdienen Sie Errungenschaften für das Finden und mehr!
  • Epilog-Sequenzen: Für diejenigen, die mutig genug waren, um weiterzuspielen, gibt es für das Beenden des Spiels eine Reihe von Epilog-Sequenzen mit weitaus schwierigeren Puzzles.
  • Einzigartige Geometrie: Erkunden Sie die Struktur eines binären Baums in Radialraum.
  • Fesselndes Klangbild: Setzen Sie Ihre Kopfhörer auf und verlieren Sie sich in die unvergesslich schöne und gläserne Klaviermusik von Splice.
  • Unwiderstehliche Farben: Massieren Sie Ihre Netzhaut mit den beruhigenden visuellen Effekten und Ambiente dieser urweltlichen Puzzle-Umgebung.
  • Systemanforderungen

    Windows
    Mac OS X
      • Betriebssystem: Windows XP SP3 oder besser
      • Prozessor: 3,0 GHz Pentium4 oder 1,2 GHz Core2 Duo
      • Speicher: 2 GB RAM
      • Festplatte: 250 MB
      • Grafikkarte: Shadermodel 3 kompatibel
      • Betriebssystem: OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 oder besser.
      • Prozessor: Intel 1.2 GHz Core2 Duo oder besser
      • Speicher: 2 GB RAM
      • Festplatte: 250 MB
      • Grafikkarte: Shadermodel 3 kompatibel
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    Sehr positiv (445 Reviews)
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    JoSch
    ( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 29. Mai
    Smarter Puzzler, relaxte Musik, grafisch schick. Während am Anfang auch Trial-and-Error zum Ziel führt und ich oft nicht wusste, warum ich was gelöst habe, kommt irgendwann der Aha-Effekt und ich habe verstanden, was zu tun ist. Splice enthält bewußt keine Anleitung und fordert so den Spieler etwas mehr.

    Netter Zeitvertreib für die ein oder andere Stunde aber nichts Weltbewegendes.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    « ₯ » \/ /\
    ( 2.3 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 21. Mai
    Graphics are Nice, Music is really good, the interface and controls are intuitive. overall it is a nice puzzle game, though some of the later puzzles do ramp up quickly in difficulty.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Bantallas
    ( 4.1 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 20. Mai
    Diesem Puzzlespiel fehlt es lediglich an einem Tutorial. Es verfügt über eine Grafik und Spielweise, die durch ihre Einfachheit besticht, Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist nicht zu unterschätzen. Wer die Herausforderung sucht ist hier richtig.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    I Aim To Misbehave
    ( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 7. Mai
    Beautiful visuals, intuitive mechanics and a relaxing soundtrack I could listen to for days. All in all, a great puzzle game.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Gordax
    ( 19.1 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 6. Mai
    the only puzzle game that almost made me cry because of the music.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    ~Kandy~
    ( 4.9 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 6. Mai
    Sehr nettes Spiel für zwischendurch. Manche Level sind auch recht knifflig. Mir hat es viel Spaß gemacht, kann es Empfehlen :).
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Shawnecy
    ( 1.6 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 20. März
    A decent and unique puzzle game. It feels a bit simple and flat, but it's unique gameplay has some staying power to get you through most if not all of the content. Maybe not worth $10 USD, but surely sale-worthy. If you moderately enjoy puzzlers and especially unique ones, this one is worth a try. 7/10.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    HxAxNxY
    ( 5.5 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 15. März
    Splice is interesting puzzle game with perfect handling and wonderful audiovisual processing.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Kai Alasky
    ( 1.4 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 10. März
    Awesome game, beautiful graphics and soundtrack
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Dragoncuali
    ( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 5. März
    This is a very beautful game in both visual and audio. The music was surprisingly nice. There is a LOT of thinking outside the box. If you struggle with puzzle games you will easily get fustrated, luckily though there are some amazing guides to assist you. They helped me wil a few of the more trickier ones!

    This is a SHORT game and I don't see any replayablity. Please keep that in mind when you purchase!
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Hoarse John
    ( 6.8 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 24. Februar
    Good
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    cg_destro
    ( 8.7 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 22. Februar
    This is fun! I like everything of this game, even how dynamic menu looks and works, how levels are loaded and old ones stay in background. The game itself isn't to terrible hard but it is satisfying and fun to play. I recommend! :)
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Fyredex
    ( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 14. Februar
    If you love puzzles, this is both incredibly unique and spectacularly mind bending, not to mention asthetically beautiful. I love this game.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    GojuSuzi
    ( 3.1 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 10. Februar
    In short, this is a fun little waste of time.
    In less short...

    You won't get a great deal of replayability out of this. Aside from the few "potential angelic" levels (ones where it's possible to solve with less than the allocated splices, which may take redoing that specific level a time or two), and a few sticky ones that can be frustrating, you'll just blitz through in a few hours and shelve it. That said, it's engrossing, and you will easily lose those few hours in one sitting before wondering who fiddled with your clock.

    It does have a tendency to dump you in the deep end: there's no tutorial, and new specials are simply dropped on the first strand of each sequence so it can be frustrating simply not knowing the tools to solve it rather than due to the puzzle's difficulty. That's especially true with the first special where you're not told to right-click to activate when you've been drag-dropping before, or when you first get two specials at once and have to intuit that the slightly shinier one will go first regardless of where you click. However, there's a finite number of specials, and only drag-drop and right-click as controls, so it's doable, just would be nicer with a wee pop-up first time to say "hey, do X and Y happens!" to make it a little smoother.

    The graphics are pretty, and incredibly smooth for what it is. I do also like how uncluttered the screen is so there's nothing to distract from the puzzle at hand. The music and effects sounds, similarly, are non-invasive: nothing spectacular, but they're inoffensive and relaxing - and if I'm honest a little bit hypnotic, which feeds into the "I can't leave my chair until I do just one more strand" aspect of it - without being too elevator-muzak-y. Suits the game perfectly.

    Only glitch I've found is that it does not like windowed mode, in fact none of the graphics show up so you just get a background, tinkly music, and bloops as you click blindly at the ninja-genes. Annoying, but not game-breaking, as long as you, y'know, play in not-windowed mode. To be honest, it's that enthralling that you won't really want to be tabbing out, it really is, despite those few niggles, a one-sitting-playthrough kind of addictive.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    Eco
    ( 1.2 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 3. Februar
    Cipher Prime's puzzle game where you must construct predetermined patterns by rearranging cells' position. For a total of 77 levels spanning 11 sets, the game offers various kinds of mechanics that will test your ability to find the optimal way to construct the pattern, or "Angelic". Extend, Mirror or Delete cells and more often than not you'll find yourself stuck when they combine the mechanics together in a level.

    Splice's visual style is genuinly pleasing, vibrant and vivid. Each set features its own coloring.
    Once you complete the 7 standard sets - Flight of Angels, go back to the main menu to unlock the epilogue sets - Algorithms and Angelology.

    The game features Cipher Prime's signature: great music to go along with deceptively simple game mechanics. In Splice, the main instrument is Piano.
    Have a listen to my favourite track: http://music.cipherprime.com/track/fanuel

    Great game overall.

    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    >>CANDYCRUSHERS<< Bobbie Dunst
    ( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 3. Februar
    Reminds me of opening credits to a Marvel production. I like that there's thematic coherence between the gameplay & the aesthetics. Functionally the puzzles operates on a 2D plane yet the game uses 3D space to move from one puzzle to the next, with the previous puzzle still visible as if you're inside the... DNA or whatever. Science right who even understands that ♥♥♥♥.

    The first couple sequences were interesting, I sort of powered through them without really understanding what was going on. I never really had a moment of epiphany. I was just playing without knowing what I was doing and later on I realised I knew what I was doing. Judging by some other reviews, not everyone figures out what to do lol.

    Finished the main 7 sequences in 2hrs which for $10 or $5 is totally ok with me. The premise is pretty simple but it is worth playing for the UX alone.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    SortaEpic
    ( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 28. Januar
    This is a really fun game for those who like to think and don't expect the answer to be straightforward everytime. I love it!
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    bigh
    ( 3.0 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 28. Januar
    "Mitosis was never such thoughful"
    Splice is a nice little puzzle game in a micro celluar enviroment. You build patterns when you cut cell chains and detach them somewhere else on the tree. The cells/pills act as natural if the have a self adjusting 120° angle from each other. There are 7 Stages + 4 Epilogue Stages. Lateron you get some other elements like delete cells, spread cells or longifiers. You can also detach cells forever. Supported by a nice piano soundtrack and a pseudo 3D interface the game looks neat. Just the angelic solutions force you to a second playthrough.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    _monad (Nar is dead)
    ( 8.3 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 27. Januar
    An interesting puzzle game in which the puzzles consist of performing operations on binary trees to reach a desired formation. Function nodes can either create, delete, or clone children, and branches can be rearranged at will (spliced). The number of splices allowed on a tree represents the limitation in the puzzle. The initial puzzle groups are quite simple, but challenging puzzles emerge near the end. The interface is minimalistic, but interesting, and the soundscape is nice as well.

    For Linux users
    Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud are not implemented. The game runs through Wine, so you can attain achievements that way if you are so inclined.
    Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
    zastroph
    ( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
    Verfasst: 27. Januar
    Pointless crap with out instructions on how to play!
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    4.1 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 20. Mai
    Diesem Puzzlespiel fehlt es lediglich an einem Tutorial. Es verfügt über eine Grafik und Spielweise, die durch ihre Einfachheit besticht, Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist nicht zu unterschätzen. Wer die Herausforderung sucht ist hier richtig.
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    3.0 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 28. Januar
    "Mitosis was never such thoughful"
    Splice is a nice little puzzle game in a micro celluar enviroment. You build patterns when you cut cell chains and detach them somewhere else on the tree. The cells/pills act as natural if the have a self adjusting 120° angle from each other. There are 7 Stages + 4 Epilogue Stages. Lateron you get some other elements like delete cells, spread cells or longifiers. You can also detach cells forever. Supported by a nice piano soundtrack and a pseudo 3D interface the game looks neat. Just the angelic solutions force you to a second playthrough.
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    1 von 1 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    8.3 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 27. Januar
    An interesting puzzle game in which the puzzles consist of performing operations on binary trees to reach a desired formation. Function nodes can either create, delete, or clone children, and branches can be rearranged at will (spliced). The number of splices allowed on a tree represents the limitation in the puzzle. The initial puzzle groups are quite simple, but challenging puzzles emerge near the end. The interface is minimalistic, but interesting, and the soundscape is nice as well.

    For Linux users
    Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud are not implemented. The game runs through Wine, so you can attain achievements that way if you are so inclined.
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    8 von 16 Personen (50 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
    5 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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    5.2 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2015
    Pros:
    -Interesting puzzle mechanic
    -Soundtrack
    -Visuals
    -Decent lenght
    -Replayability

    Cons:
    -If you're dumb probably not the best game for you

    Rating: Best game ever
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    5.2 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 19. Juli 2012
    ►►► Splice ist definitiv nichts für schwache Nerven und Menschen mit geringem IQ ;D Es hat zwar ein schlichtes, jedoch zugleich fesselndes Design. Der OST ist angenehm u. wunderschön. Zudem hat das Spiel einen sehr hohen Suchtfaktor. Habe das Spiel an einem Stück "durchgesuchtet". xD (5/5)

    ►► Genaueres in meinem SPLICE Gameplay [Deutsch] [Commentary] ; http://youtu.be/LBWn_KH010o

    ►► 'Must seen' Let's Finish Splice (the HARDCORE way!) ;
    http://youtu.be/uJ6pwWRhEzU
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    1 von 2 Personen (50 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    12.3 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 18. August 2015
    Nette Musik und gute Rätsel.
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    0 von 1 Personen (0 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    1.7 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 19. November 2015
    Das Denkspiel gefällt mir gut: mit kurz nachdenken und dann ausprobieren. Für mich hat es eine angenehme Länge, weil es sonst Gefahr laufen könnte zu monoton zu werden.
    Aber manch anderen mag es ein zu kurzes Spiel zu sein.
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    3 von 10 Personen (30 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    3.8 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 5. Juli 2013
    Die Idee ist wirklich nett aber ohne Story oder motivation es weiter zu spielen ist der Spielspaß gleich 0. Alle Raetsel funktionieren fast auf den gleichen Prinzip: Probiere das absurdeste und es wird funktionieren!
    Das Spiel ist einfach keine 10€ wert. Haette es den Soundtrack gratis dazu gehabt, haetten die 10€ sich wirklich gelohnt! Aber so wuerde ich persoenlich maximal 2€ fuer das Spiel ausgeben da es wirklich außer einen netten Soundtrack wirklich NICHTS besonderes zu bieten hat.
    Wirklich schade!
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    31 von 36 Personen (86 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    4.9 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 5. Februar 2014
    Splice is a puzzle game about manipulating genes; puzzles consist of moving individual cells into a predetermined pattern within a set number of moves. When first launched, the cells seem troublesome, erratic, and difficult to handle, but after a few sequences their patterns become obvious, allowing advanced assumptions and predictions to be made. While the puzzles start easy enough, the introduction of utility cells which can extend, duplicate, or destroy other cells slowly ramp up the difficulty. Later puzzles can be difficult, yet remain fair and can be overcome with enough thought and tenacity; this allows Splice to blissfully incorporate a nice balance of increasing difficulty without moving into the realm of the absurd or impossible.

    Visually and audibly, Splice truly shines. Minimal graphics and a haunting soundtrack add a surreal quality to the puzzles. Even on the more difficult levels there is something soothing and beckoning about the looks and sounds being offered to the senses. For a puzzle game, it is difficult to imagine a style more inviting or enticing.

    The only deterrents are those common to the genre; if you are not immediately struck by the puzzle type there will not be a sudden change in the gameplay. The puzzles are diverse and interesting, but never leave the general concept presented from the start. Length has also been mentioned as a negative, but with the epilogue, Splice totals just under 100 puzzles which seems more than reasonable. Other puzzle games have offered nearly limitless levels, but often those levels seem to sprout from random generation and not through individually, well thought out puzzles such as those found in Splice.
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    15 von 15 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
    4 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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    2.3 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 3. April 2015
    tl;dr -> This game made me rage harder than microbiology class.

    I own a handful of challenging puzzle games that I (foolishly) play to relieve stress, only to have it backfire when I reach difficult levels. A good friend gifted me this game, and I was excited to it out. I was very satisfied with my gameplay experience.

    If you like challenging puzzle games, uplifting/relaxing music (especially piano scores), and microbiology, then you will enjoy Splice.

    The aesthetics are simple, yet offer a nice presentation with vibrant colors. All of the microbial pieces are the same shape, however, the shape you have to make varies slightly per stage. The music is wonderful - the piano pieces are relaxing and very pleasant to listen to.

    The controls are very easy to learn and only require the mouse - you will utilize the left/right clicks and the scroll wheel. There is a basic tutorial to teach you how to play, and the learning curve is minimal to moderate depending on your familiarity with puzzle games. The game has a very fair pace of gradually increasing the difficulty and adds new gameplay mechanics at appropriate intervals.

    Gameplay consists of you taking pieces from a microbial and rearranging it to match a picture - the catch is you must do this within a set number of moves. "Angelic" stages signify the possibility of completing a level without using all of your allotted moves (this is indicated by an angelic portrait at the bottom left of the screen. These drive me crazy whenever I try to figure out the precise move you have to make. You can reset your level progress, or rewind/fast-forward time with the mouse scroll wheel.

    As you progress through the stages, new mechanics are added to increase the difficulty. For example, one of the first new elements you will encounter is a "splitter" piece, which duplicates itself (including anything and everything attached below it) when you right-click. An "arrow" piece adds one more microbial piece beneath it when you right-click. Any right-click moves do not count as "action points," and you will actually have to do these first to solve a few of the puzzles. The latter levels add a very interesting mechanic - the ability to break off microbial pieces and leave it floating; all levels before this require you to reattach any microbial piece you remove to an actual spot on the main body.

    Overall, the game is a very nice casual and relaxing puzzle game, and anyone interested in the genre will find enjoyment. Experienced and new puzzle enthusiasts should definitely give this game a try.

    Recommend!

    Cheers,
    DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
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    17 von 19 Personen (89 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    5.8 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 17. August 2014
    Splice is a puzzle game in which you reposition cells in order to line up with an outline and create a biochemical strand. Cells are constrained by various rules and special cells such as those which duplicate or delete themselves, and it's in thinking around these that the puzzles are formed. There is a lot of playing with perspectives and intentionally attempting to overwhelm the player to mask a simple solution, which fluctuates between satisfying challenging and infuriating, with little middle ground and wild inconsistency.

    Ultimately Splice's saving grace is also its downfall, and the same as virtually every game by developer Cypher Prime I've yet played, as they opt for a significant amount of style to make up for a lack in substance. The presentation is immensely cinematic, making great use of shifting planes and colors as you move from level to level, all complimented by an absolutely gorgeous piano score. It's a beautifully artistic game, but unfortunately I never found the puzzles remotely as well constructed. On the contrary, by the end I was fuming over some of the more difficult ones, and was more than happy when I was finally finished. Much of Splice's design seems dependent on confusing the player, but after a point this becomes immensely frustrating, almost as if the developers are just seeing how far they can push you without any hints or direction before you finally crack and quit the game.

    My feeling on Splice are very...convoluted. The presentation is remarkable, yet the gameplay noticeably lacking. The entire time I spent with it my feelings were a mixture of awe and anger, kept only in line by a few simpler puzzles and a handy guide. I can't fully recommend it, nor can I entirely reject it, so my suggestion would be to check out the demo and see if maybe it clicks for you. If nothing else you'll get to appreciate a bit of the excellent audio and visuals, which rise so far above everything else.
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    15 von 17 Personen (88 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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    3.2 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 27. Januar 2015
    Splice is an unconventional puzzle game that has you rearranging cells (pieces) to form branches in order to recreate the silhouette behind it. Similar to how you look at the box when assembling a picture puzzle. Only instead of pieces, you have long cells. Each end of these cells can have only one or two cells attached. Think of it like -- is one cell attached to another cell, while -< is one cell that has two cells attached to it. This is what makes your puzzle look like a an upside-down tree. The root cell cannot be moved. Every other cell can be clicked and dragged to reconnect onto another cell as long as it doesn't already have two cells attached. Its easy to do, but not as easy to explain.

    Each puzzle is limited to how many splices (moves of cells) you can do, but there is no time limit. When you run out of splices, you need to restart or rewind the puzzle... even if you run out of splices as you finish the puzzle. The real downside is no replay value. The puzzles will always be the same.

    Once you get a few puzzles in, the game will start throwing in three different types of special cells for you to master. That's where things get complicated. First up is what I'll call a dead cell marked with an X. Like every other cell you can move it, but when you click the root cell, it will remove the dead cell and everything after it. Next up is a pusher cell. When you click on the root cell, the next pusher cell down the line will push out, making a new cell attached to the pusher and turning the pusher cell into a normal cell.

    The final special cell is the cloner cell, which will divide itself into two normal cells when you click the root cell. Everything following the cloner cell will be cloned as well. If there are two branches after the cloner, then there will be two exact copies. The cloner cell can be the only cell attached to the previous cell, because it splits in two. So it can only go at the end of the line. If you have multiple special cells and you click the root cell, the next special cell down the line will activate. So if you have a cloner cell 2nd in line on a left branch with a pusher cell on the right branch, that cloner cell will divide on the first click, the pusher will push out on the second.

    When things get complicated with the special cells, the game can become trial and error. You'll end up memorizing what you did to get where you are and having to remember everything you did to fail the puzzle. By rolling the mouse wheel you can easily rewind time and try again from there. Its never frustrating because of the music and the atmosphere. There is a soothing, relaxing vibe in the game. You're looking at beautiful vivid colors while trying to solve a black tree of a puzzle. Soothing subtle piano plays to help keep out the real world from interrupting your puzzle. Even the menus fit the rich art style the game has. Nothing was able to break me out of the immersion.

    The main game is divided into two halves. The first half is called Origin and its split up into 7 sequences for the main part of the game, each with 7 puzzles. These puzzles are fun, easy, but they do get challenging. Once you complete the Origin main game, the credits roll and the game unlocks 4 more sequences of 7 puzzles for the Epilogue half of the game. These puzzles are far more difficult.

    For me, this was about 2 or so hours worth of 49 puzzles. They felt just challenging enough to get stumped on some of the later ones, but still overcome. The 28 after that were just too difficult for me, but that's me and not you. Perhaps if I enjoyed the game more I'd tough out the others. Replaying the game only went by faster. There's just no replay value once you're done. Splice could come out with puzzle packs for the the fans out there, its only 24 more puzzles until 101! I recommend the developer's other game Fractal much more than this.
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    0.5 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 11. August 2013
    Splice is a puzzle game that has an extremely high production value. The music and aesthetic of the game provide an almost ethereal feel to the player as they play it, kind of a trippy, mind-effecting theme going on. Playing it reminded me of the Cylon Basestar section of the Battlestar Galactaga series. For that alone Splice is worth playing, but the gameplay is so polished, the graphics are so sharp, and the music is so excellently packaged together with everything else I'd say it would be a shame if you didn't at least give Splice a try. I was extremely impressed with this puzzler and, while not the most head-scratchingly difficult puzzler I've ever played (it has a rewind feature a-la Braid so you can work on puzzles for as long as you want without penalty) the puzzles aren't easy and there are a lot of variables that can make you pause for a moment to think about your next action.

    The gameplay of Splice is quite simple, easy to pick up, hard to master, as I always say of good puzzlers. You have a bacterial strain and move the pieces around to try and fill the silouettes provided on each level. There are "special" sections of the strain that do various things, like extend, or split the strain, duplicating the amount of cells you have. You have a lmited amount of moves to complete the puzzle; however, using "special" sections of a strain don't cost a move to use, so that adds an additional layer of strategy to Splice.

    Even if the puzzles were bad (which they're not), just playing this game is a nice, chill, experience. The feeling I got while playing it reminded me a lot of playing Flow, the ambiance this game exudes is just otherworldly and really the biggest selling point of this game for me.

    Come for the puzzles, stay for the experience. B+
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    5.6 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 14. Januar 2014
    What a great little game. The puzzles in Splice are just hard enough, the controls and visuals are wonderful, and the soundtrack complements it all beautifully.

    Cipher Prime continues to quietly make games that blur the line between art and game. No other indie developer uses sound and music so well to evoke emotion and stir curiosity. Splice is a moving experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this thoughtful, compelling game.
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    0.9 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 27. Mai 2014
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    6.9 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 20. Januar 2014
    I finished the game 100% but in many sittings. Spice is a good puzzle game but it shines in the atmosphere and design which engrosses the player. Each puzzle is solved in a few steps but there are a few challenging puzzles at the end that required thinking and planning, not possible with only trial and error. Beautiful and well produced, the interface is minimal but Spice runs responsively and smoothly. Rules and strategies are introduced in the levels but that is about the first third of the whole game, which means the game is short.

    Splice could have been improved by a slower, more punctuated pacing. The game really does need more levels, especially when the high difficulty puzzles showed how complex and cerebral the puzzles can be. It also would be greatly helped with a save feature that remembers your moves in previous attempts across sessions (the game only remembers which puzzles have been solved). For a future game the team should be more ambitious and open the game to user created content.

    I recommend this game not only because of the relaxing atmosphere, but also the nature of game play. The limited number of moves allows for starting a puzzle in the middle of the day, relaxing in the atmosphere while easing into a new puzzle, but not being tied down when something comes up or running short on ideas. When I found it challenging, I went back to my day and came back to the game later afresh, and usually a new perspective would be my ticket to solving the puzzle. It is a nice parallel with how some decisions and obstacles can be tackled in the real world.
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    5.8 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 30. Januar 2014
    a nice turn based puzzle in a microbial/cell world.
    it has some simple rules that you can experiments yourself to understand them.
    on 1st level you will solve the puzzle without fully understand what's going on. :D

    once you start to understand how it works, the game gets interesting.
    you'll need a good logic and visual skills to solve the puzzles.
    and the musics are good.

    for extra challenge, some puzzle that has an angelic icon on bottom left
    can be solved with less movement.
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    8.7 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 22. Mai 2015
    Definitely a very interesting puzzle game. It's basically... building trees, in the computer science sense. Very strictly logical and heavily sequence-based. There's some nice piano music in the background of the puzzles and the visuals are pleasant. The puzzles range from simple to quite challenging by the end, and I kind of ran out of patience with a few puzzles in the last set after throwing probably an hour of my time at each and coming up with nothing to show for it... the sequences can get a bit long at that point, mostly, and the restriction on number of moves came into effect very heavily. I'd still highly recommend it though, it's a good exercise for the mind.
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    8.2 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 14. Oktober 2014
    Rearrange a chain of cells to match a specified pattern in a limited number of moves. Sometimes you'll have to activate special cells like splitters or deleters, but you can only activate them from the center of the chain outward, so you'll have to think ahead.

    It's a very short game, but pleasantly frustrating while it lasts. For a puzzle game, it's got wonderful music and graphics, and accomplishes a very memorable atmosphere. Difficulty can get steep; beating all the levels is easy, but to get the last achievement you'll have to find alternate solutions to some of the puzzles which don't use all the available moves. Try doing it without looking up the answers for more of hardcore puzzle experience.

    Don't recommend buying at full price, but if you're a puzzle fan and you can get it on sale, or if you're an achievement hunter and you got this in a bundle somewhere along the line, don't pass it up.
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    11.0 Std. insgesamt
    Verfasst: 9. November 2013
    Another great game by Cipher Prime.

    It is obvious by now that Cipher Prime (makers of auditorium, intake and fractal) really know how to make puzzle games with amazing visuals, and I was pleasantly surprised with Splice. This was a game I got in a bundle and was pretty much 100% that I would never even play, let alone finish.

    There’s many great things about this game and I guess I’ll start with the visuals.
    Splice is lovely‘n’bright and full of colour. It’s just great to look at, plus there’s a really nice feeling to this game which the music also contributes a lot to. It’s calm and casual to play but not short of a challenge, that’s for sure. The mechanics are great, and the whole concept works well with them. You use different little cells with different ability’s to solve the puzzles, and it really makes you think about what you are doing. Towards the end of the play through my head really did start to hurt, but the game is so pretty and interesting I would always be coming back to it. I was motivated enough to want to complete this game, and that is a LOT coming from someone that usually hates puzzle games and gives up after the first few levels.

    It is a fairly lengthy game for an indie, seven levels in each sequence (I think) and seven sequences for the main game, plus an extra 4 sequences in the epilogue series. It may take a little bit, depending on how good you are with the puzzles of course, it personally took me just under 6 hours play time over the course of a few weeks or so, so it isn’t a game you can whizz through in an hour or two (unless you are insanely good at the puzzles), but in all fairness I think it’s worth the time and experience. It’s a great game and I would recommend it to anyone that wanted to try something a bit different.
    I would also recommend Cipher Primes other games to.

    All in all, awesome game. Try it out.
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