Autumn is quickly approaching, and the spirits of fallen leaves are setting out on their journey home. Guide them by changing how the wind blows or by rebuilding the ground.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (108 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 15, 2012
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November 26

Steam Trading Cards

While we’re still busy working on our next game Future Unfolding, we had a lot of fun coming back to Spirits to create a set of six trading cards ːtradingcardː for you. Each card features a spirit in a different game action. Zoom in on a card to see the level we placed the spirit in. The set comes with three unlockable profile pictures and five emoticons featuring original sprites from the game.

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Reviews

“Art so beautiful it could have been lifted from a Miyazaki movie.”
8/10 – Wired

“Perhaps this is the video game community’s chance to atone for all those lemmings they killed back in the 90s?”
85/100 – IndieGameMag

“Clearly one of the best contemporary puzzle games today.”
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About This Game

Spirits is a relaxing action-puzzle game with a dynamic wind and world environment. Autumn is quickly approaching, and the spirits of fallen leaves are setting out on their journey home. Guide them by changing how the wind blows or by rebuilding the ground. Each spirit can be sacrificed to perform one of four actions – build a bridge of leaves, create a blowing cloud, dig tunnels, or block wind currents in an area. Use your actions wisely or you will run out of spirits. In each level it's up to you to find your own creative solution on how to get the spirits to the goal.

Key Features

  • Play through 46 beautiful hand-drawn levels in a poetic game world.
  • Influence a highly dynamic wind system to help the spirits find their way to the swirl.
  • Build new paths and dig through destructible level geometry.
  • Collect hard-to-reach plants and find the perfect solution to each level.
  • Stunning illumination effects meet thousand and one particles.
  • New levels designed by #1 player Pyjamads.
  • Orchestral music and Sound Effects by IGF-nominee Martin Straka.
  • Steam achievements and custom world ranks.
  • Play it on PC and Mac with SteamPlay and Steam Cloud.
  • Digital booklet "The Art of Spirits" with previously unreleased material.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 128 Mb VRAM and Framebuffer Object support. Integrated graphics cards may not work.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB HD space
    • Sound: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 Mb Video Ram
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 128 Mb VRAM and Framebuffer Object support. Integrated graphics cards may not work.
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB HD space
    • Sound: Any
    • Additional: Runs on any Mac built after mid-2007
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 Mb Video Ram
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB HD space
    • Additional: Runs on any Mac built after mid-2007
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 128 Mb VRAM and Framebuffer Object support. Integrated graphics cards may not work.
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB HD space
    • Sound: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 Mb Video Ram
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
:3
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Game cost less than one beer (if you pick it on sale) and its artistic and soultaking experience.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
A pretty simplistic relaxing puzzle game, where you guide a group of "spirits" to the objective destination.

The main flaw is its lack in story, and its somewhat inconsistant mechanics. Sometimes a few spirits will make it across, while some others will die or get stuck.

I don't believe this game has enough going for it to ask $10 retail for.
A better price would be more around $1 - $2.50

However it is a nice game to pick up on sale, and it's pretty relaxing, and is a complete puzzle experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A lovely little platformer in many ways. If you prefer a more relaxed style of play, this would be right up your alley.

Peaceful colors, peaceful music, cheerful little leaves waking up and walking in a most determined fashion towards certain doom, or possibly just a dead end that will make them knock into each other like they're in a zen mosh pit. Each of the spirits can be used in different ways to assist their fellows in escaping each level, a relatively stressless sacrifice unless you use too many of them and lose.

I LIKE.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
There is a gameplay issue with this game. Every spirit won't react the same way, some flying lower than others for example. Because of that, you'll have to restart the levels again and again, which is everything but fun...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A frustrating puzzle game with tricky and ramping difficulty. A good game for puzzle enthusiast but everyone else should avoid it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Edit: I just found out you in fact can assign commands while the game is paused with P key, so have that in mind when reading review. I'm also changing from 'not reccomend' to 'recommend' but leaving the rest of the review untouched.

In the beginning it looks promising - nice relaxing graphics and music, lemmings style gameplay, plenty of levels, more variants to get to the finish, etc. And for the first few levels it works really well but later on the game starts to show its flaws. Most of all it's the controls in combination with the level design. The controls works like this - to assign some function to a spirit you have to click on it and then click on a corresponding button. The spirit stops on its place until you assign him his function (which is good) but the other spirits are still walking forward. And because they're all in one dense line you have only few seconds (like two or so) to click on the right button before the second spirit outruns the selected one and jumps to his death (for example). This is not only flaw in the controls by itself, the worst part is that many levels use this as a challenge - the game uses it's own weakness against you. Great example of this is the 30th level where you have to control three different lines of walking spirits at the same time. You have to be not only really fast but also very accurate so you don't choose unwanted function. After a few good levels the game changes from relaxing to this really annoying attention and eye-hand coordination test. It would be much, much better if you could just simply assing functions to the spirits when the game is paused or if the level design wouldn't rely on superhuman reactions. But this is not the case.

Pros:
-Nice graphics
-Relaxing music
-Many levels
-Some interesting achievements

Cons:
-Flawed controls / level design
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Fantastic little puzzle game. It's reminiscent of Lemmings, obviously, but has the extra element of wind affecting the spirits movement. At times, getting them to fly where you want them to go can be unintuitively tricky, but on the whole it's a great and addicting experience. Levels 30+ get quite challenging, so don't be scared to check a walkthrough.

My only criticism is the soundtrack. It's irritating and doesn't have any decent melody, though that's easily fixed by muting it and substituting your own.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This game pretty darn boring to be honest with you. Looks and feels like something you would find for free on a site with flash games. Definately don't buy unless it is on sale. And even then think twice about weather you want to spend a lot of time trying to get these boring versions of lemming from point a to point b.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
You can be a leaf.
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Lemmings with RNG
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Unfortunately, I cannot give this game a positive review.

I love this type of games, but Spirits is really poorly made in my opinion. It offers little to no story, background music is too repetative and becomes annoying really quickly and the controls, whilst being very simple are flawed. You can never predict where will the guy actually go other than setting its general direction which presents a big problem on the more advanced levels I presume.

I haven't played the game for a lot but every minute I did was somewhat painful and I only lasted that long because I wanted to give a better and more detailed review.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Meh, if you liked the old Lemmings this is more or less only "ok" of a game. Not worth the 7€.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Amazing game, amazing graphics, all is amazing in this game!
It is simple, but complicated in some points.
Think Of Limbo with more colors and you will get Spirits
The musics are, fantastic but repetive after some time
I give it only 9.5/10 beacuse i want more levels!
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
休闲益智音乐悠扬,非常小清新的游戏,关卡总的来说难度不大但是也有值得琢磨的地方,放松心情消遣时间是不错的选择啦
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
If you like puzzles and adorable, this is your game.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Kawaiiiiii ~
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
bad
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It's lemmings......
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