A carefully created world with unique environments and an engrossing atmosphere, Unmechanical offers over 30 unique puzzles of exploration and adventure!
User reviews: Very Positive (300 reviews) - 95% of the 300 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2012

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November 25, 2015

Mega update "Unmechanical Extended" released!

Unmechanical, our adorable puzzle-exploration title just got quite a bit bigger!

We've just updated Unmechanical to the Extended version, adding an entire hour worth of gameplay to the game entirely for free, along with Linux and Mac support!

Unmechanical Extended Edition adds Mac and Linux support to the game, but it also adds a whole new chunk of gameplay - an alternative story of two little robots swallowed up by the darkness that lurks beneath their cities. After being separated in the caves and mazes, the only question that remains is whether you'll save your little friend, or will he save you?

The Extended upgrade is free for everyone who already owns the game, and we've set a limited time launch discount for anyone who wants to join in :)

Have fun!

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About This Game

Unmechanical is a puzzle adventure that combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere. Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, your journey to freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while it’s easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed.

Key features:

  • Intuitive and simple controls, applied to a great range of interactions.
  • A carefully created world with unique environments and an engrossing atmosphere.
  • More than 30 unique puzzles, including logic-, physics-, and memory- oriented challenges.
  • Uncover a dark secret through strange clues and fantastic events.
  • Over three hours of puzzle-solving, exploration, and adventure.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:SM3-compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    OS: OS X 10.6.6
    Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce 750M
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    Distro: Tested mainly on Ubuntu and SteamOS
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT or equivalent. (With respective proprietary drivers). 512MB VRAM.
    Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Unmechanical is a puzzle based game, released in August 2012. The game was also later ported to the iOS due to it's popularity on the PC platform.

I am normally not a massive fan of puzzle type games like this as I just find my self aimlessly trying to figure out what to do for hours on end. Thankfully Unmechanical offers puzzles whilst challenging, but also offer a logical resolution to them unlike other games in this genre. You can often work out what you need to do on each puzzle within a few minutes of analyzing the surrounding scene. The puzzles can range from light reflecting puzzles, to memory puzzles. In fact, I have to say, I can't remember (ironic) the last game I played which had memory puzzles in, this game actually made me write notes down on a piece of paper in order for me to progress which again, is something which is commonly not needed in this day and age.

The graphics and art style in Unmechanical are lovely. It has that mechanical look to it, with some really nice looking textures in the environment, and the animation of everything is just so smooth and faultless.

Unmechanical also offers various endings to the game; which is something I only found out after I had finished the game. Thankfully you can easily access the other endings of the game due to the last save point being just before you make the choice so, allowing you to see them all if you so please.

I wouldn't say Unmechanical is a difficult game as such, you can work out all of the puzzles if you think about it for a few moments, none of them have crazy resolutions that make no sense, and a couple of them are only skill based too.

A playthrough from beginning to end of Unmechanical took me about five hours which is exactly the sort of length I look for in this type of game. I think anymore and it would start to feel drawn out more than it should. However there is no replay ability to it, as I said, you can easily access the other endings, and once you have done all the puzzles once, there is no need to play it again. Thankfully though, the prices reflects this, sitting nicely at £6,99 - which is just the right cost for a game of this length.

I didn't have any technical issues whilst playing. Whilst the graphics look really nice, this game will be able to be played on pretty much any setup.

I'll certainly recommend Unmechanical, if you aren't normally a fan of puzzle based games I would still recommend it, because I'm not normally a fan, but I had a really good time whilst playing. Hardcore puzzle fanatics may well find the puzzles to be a little too easy, but it's still worth the couple of hours of your time to experience this awesome game.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
“The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.”

Unmechanical is a 2-D platformer game by the company Talawa Games with emphasis on puzzles.

Atmosphere & Details:

+ Unmechanical introduces the player to a fascinating, mostly mechanical world with only a few organic components.
+ The sterile art direction creates a rather cold atmosphere.
+ The update "Unmechanical Extended" adds another, shorter campaign.

o Solid background music.

Puzzles & Gameplay:

+ The player has to utilize various objects in each level.
+ Well done implementation of physical effects, and the inertia of objects based on their size and weight.
+ Some puzzle sections demand a rather high level of logical thinking and physics oriented problem solving.

o For the simple controls a controller is recommended.

Character & Story:

+ At the end of both campaigns the player may choose between two different endings.

o Relatively short game that can be finished within a few hours.

- A minimum of story telling elements.
- No characterization of the protagonist.
- No voice acting during the entire game.

Summary:

Unmechanical is a short and entertaining 2-D platformer, that offers a fair amount of challenging puzzles. For a potential successor a cooperative multiplayer might be an interesting addition, which would allow for more complex puzzle sections.
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Estimated time for 100 % completion: +3 hours

15 of the 17 challenges can be obtained during the main campaign. The achievements "There and back again" and "Self Sacrifice" are part of the extended campaign, which must be selected separately in the main menu. There are no multiplayer achievements.

Aspirant level of commitment (achievement difficulty: 2 of 10)

Above average intelligence [+1]
That's why helicopters need elevators [+1]
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Unmechanical (PC) - 2-D platformer game
(Fantasy) - 2012
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
This game reminds of the parts of Oddword where you possess a flying slig and zoom around, minus the shooting. Instead, your robot has a small tractor beam used to pick up and manipulate objects. You do so to overcome obstacles to continue your progression through the game.

Overall, this is a well-made, good-looking little game. It reminds me of a cinematic platformer (well, without the actual platforming) such as the aforementioned Oddworld and the original 2D Prince of Persia games. You hit switches in the right order and solve environmental puzzles to progress.

Very fun and it doesn't overstay it's welcome. Admittedly, the endings are somewhat understated and not as rewarding as they could be, and replayabiity is fairly low. But it's overall a good time while it lasts.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
It's a nice puzzle game. I liked it. However right now you can't get 100% because of one achievement. You have to finish the extended level which isn't added yet. I hope they add it soon.

Edit: It's 25.11.2015 and the exteneded level has just been added. Finally got the last achievement.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Cute little puzzle game. Puzzles aren't too hard, game isn't too long.
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