Pid is like your world… only different.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,676 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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
8/10.

Overall, I would recommend this game except if too difficult puzzles and situations can cause anxiety or too much problem for you.

Pros:

- CUTE!
- Interesting and different kind of gameplay.
- Nice idea and story.
- Levels are designed beautifully.
- Some levels are absolutely gorgeous.
- Perfectuly suiting audio and music.
- Great artwork.
- Great character design.
- Some very nice puzzles.

Cons:
- Too difficult sometimes. It feels unnecessary. Some boss battles are frustratingly difficult. Same goes with the speed run levels. Makes you sometimes want to ragequit forever. lol.
- Repetitive to some extent.
- Too long. I my opinion, it should've been at least 25% shorter than the current length.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
It is a very good game, the story-line is quite nice, while the game-play is fun. I must admit it, the game is quite hard sometimes, even on Easy-Difficulty. But, it is not something which would make it bad.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I haven't seen this much whimsy in a game for a while. It felt wonderful to play!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is amazing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Pid introduces a fun mechanic of antigravity beams to the platformer genre, and even if the story is a little obtuse, it's a stunning game that is a lot of fun to navigate. Until you reach an obstacle. And die. Over and over until you figure it out just at the moment you're about to punch a hole through your screen and strangle your neighbor's cat. There are plenty of discoverables to challenge you, but the last thing this game needed was a bigger challenge. Not that it's hard — the solutions are right in front of you, they're just barely capable of being executed.

In the end, I look forward to what Might and Delight will come up with in the future. Although, I think I’d be more excited to see them switch gears and produce an animated children’s TV series. The visual and sound design, the soundtrack, and the cast of characters was what made this game top notch, not necessarily the gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
If you are looking for a serious (and I really do mean serious) challenge of your platforming skills, this one is a hell of a choice. Also featuring above average puzzles in terms of difficulty, and really beautiful visuals from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Really funny and peaceful game. I recommend this game everybody :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Message to autors of this game: you really need add collection cards to steam with this game, because it game very beautiful! 10 bombs and rays from 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Pid was my first bought game on Steam. I started my gaming process with this one. Mixing up platforms and puzzles, Pid offers old-school difficulty and a very enjoyable experience. Definitely recommended for those who want to go back in time and make the most of a game that will bring us many hours of fun.Pid can best be described as a typical indie game: it offers a unique world, interesting audio-visual presentation and great platform gameplay with a twist. The gameplay does have some shortcomings, but overall it's a fun game.
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Pid's world is charming, graphics and music create a wonderful atmosphere and the puzzles are clever. But on the other hand the game punishes you for every mistake and could infuriate a Tibetan monk.
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
From the Music I thought this was going to be a horror game. But I was wrong. This game has amazing graphics and a very nice story line to it. It is definitely worth checking out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
pretty graphics. nice mechanics!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Not fun. Too slow, too boring, terribly written dialog they keep making you sit through.
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I got this game for free out of a magazine, i have to say, i would not pay for this game.
Don't get me wrong, its not bad, but it's just not good enough to warrant a buy.

Controls: Kind of wonky, they feel slippery and its hard to calculate jumps
Music: Atmospheric, pretty.
Visuals: The best part of the game, it has its own style, and looks quite nice

What really kills the game are the controls, it just doesn't feel worth a time-spend.
Definately not bad, but not good either 6.5/10

EDIT: After giving this game a second chance, i played for another half hour.

The platforming is extremely easy, but wonky, so falling always feel like the game's fault (i've played VVVVVV, IWKTG, and tons of other hard platformers, but this is the first one that feels like a cheat.)

I got to a boss, don't know if its the first, second or third, but the game suddenly became impossible, millions of projectiles, combined with the slippery nature and the fact that you die in 1 hit just feels idiotic.

Go buy pokemon emerald, this is not worth
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
This kid can levitate. Would levitate again. 10/10 IGN
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Just remember that Z is for jumping and X for throwing beams.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Cute and interesting puzzle-platformer.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
+Gorgeous visuals
+Excellent music
+Fun and challenging gameplay
+Memorable boss fights
+Plethora of gameplay elements to differentiate it from the crowd of 2/2.5D platformers
+Great range of puzzles

-Slow moving story
-Ridiculous escalation in difficulty in some parts

Unique, peculiar experience. Spent half an hour searching a maze for a man playing sexy jazz music. 9/10
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