Pid is like your world… only different.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,715 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 31, 2012

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"Gorgeous puzzle platformer that unfortunately fumbles a bit due to some repetition, but definitely comes recommended."

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About This Game

A young boy named Kurt finds himself stranded on a peculiar planet, and he must find his way home. Finding help from unlikely allies and the curious tools in his backpack, Kurt must use gravity-defying beams to conquer every platform and solve every puzzle on this strange journey. Featuring over 12 hours of action-adventure gameplay and fully-realized co-op, players are poised to experience a beautiful world set to an evocative soundtrack. With twenty-two different locations, dozens of foes and hundreds of secrets, Pid is like your world… only different.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 Gb
    • Hard disk space: 2 Gb
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compatibility
    • DirectX®: DirectX9
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 Gb
    • Hard disk space: 2 Gb
    • Video Card: GeForce 8 series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx
    • DirectX®: DirectX10
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
I have to say, when I started toplay this game I thought I would really enjoy it. However, after I got past the first zone I began to find the game incredibly unforgiving, and by extension quite irritating.

There are many areas that I found frustrating: One of the boss battles seems to take an inordinate amount of time to complete, because his movements are erratic, and when jumping around you can often bounce right off him into another enemy [dying, meaning you have to start over].

Also, when trying to complete many of the platformer puzzles, I found myself frequently grazing "forbidden zones" and dying, which makes for incredibly tedious gameplay.

It isn't all bad though, If you can stomach the tedious parts of the game you will find that it has a very nice story with some very nice graphics and music. The environment almost seems like it is played out by toys, which looks very nice.
The game runs very well, and I have had no problems with it on the software side.

That said, I couldn't complete the game. If you are the kind of person who *can* persist when faced with a tedious challenge, then you will probably enjoy this game. It just wasn't for me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Puzzles are sometime frustating but the game mechanic makes me enjoy the game. Pid has a unique graphic and art, the character control is actually enough for me ;)

As a fan of indie platformer, I recommend this game :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's a real pain in the ♥♥♥, but the story is quite interesting. It has a great soundtrack and audio. Pid is very atmospheric and graphics are smooth. It asked me a while to complete the game, because there are many secret areas and some puzzle parts are kinda tricky. Co-op mode is intense, because you need to collab with your pal a lot. You won't get far if you play alone in co-op mode. Also some levels gets boring after a while aaand challenges are really challenging. I recommend this game to everyone who likes unique platformer puzzles. Oh, and I also recommend to play with a controller.
7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
a beatuful 2D game , i play for 6 h and i did not finish it ,
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
The main attraction here is the beautiful art and the dreamy world. These are the best aspects of the game.

The gameplay / basic mechanics essentially boil down to:

1. Basic platforming (at which the game is mediocre and sometimes bad)

2. Throwable levitation pebbles.

The levitation pebbles are an item which you have an unlimited supply of. You throw them at a surface and it creates a sort of tractor beam rising up from the surface at which you threw it. If you throw it on the floor, you get a vertical beam that levitates you upward. But you can also throw it at walls to get a horizontal beam that carries you across gaps and so on. There are also diagonal/slanting surfaces, which allow you to create beams that elevate you in a diagonal direction. The pebbles can also be used to push enemies off of edges, lift them into spiky ceilings, and so on.

However, the game is extremely repetitive, the platforming feels mostly boring, the controls don't feel very tight, and the levitation beams are more difficult to use than you'd like them to be. What starts off as a relaxing stroll of a platformer through a beautiful world of child-like whimsy soon becomes death after death after death, as the game repeatedly punishes you for failing to demonstrate accuracy and precision using a very innacurate and imprecise toolset.

6/10 is a pretty fair rating, in my opinion. It's definitely not an awful game, and it's worth checking out just for the interesting art/atmosphere. But it's also not a particularly great game. Worth checking out if some of your favorite things are platformers, light puzzling, and constant repeated deaths. Otherwise, you may find the gameplay isn't as captivating as that wonderful art makes it look.

Art/atmosphere: 9/10
Gameplay: 5/10
Overall: meh / 10
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