Guide your puddle of fluid through a vast range of environments and puzzles!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (270 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 9, 2012

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"A challenging yet elegantly simple puzzler."
8/10 - IGN

"... ein echter Geheimtipp, den sich Indie-Freunde, aber auch Fans von Rätsel- und Geschicklichkeitsspaß nicht entgehen lassen sollten"
88/100 - GamingXP

"Puddle offre tout ce qu'on aime trouver dans un jeu indépendant : un concept original, un gameplay simple mais riche, une réalisation inspirée et un challenge à la hauteur."
16/20 - jeuxvideo.com

About This Game

Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right! Play carefully taking friction, gravity and temperature into account, and by using the unique properties of each type of fluid (water, oil, nitroglycerin, molten lava...) in a range of original environments. Conserve as much fluid as possible when crossing a variety of obstacles such as burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents!

Key Features


  • 49 levels
  • 2 difficulty modes: normal and extreme
  • Leaderboard: see the scores of players from all over the world.
  • Medals: compare the medals you have won with those of your friends.
  • Laboratory mode with dozens of objects, backgrounds and liquids to unlock!
  • Support for Bluetooth or USB game controllers.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP 32bits SP3
    • Processor:2 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon 4650, Intel HD Graphics, 512 MB Shader Model 3
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:650 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor:2 Ghz Dual Core and above
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800, ATI Radeon 4800, Intel HD Graphics 512 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1024 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.16 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9400M, ATI Radeon 2400XT, Intel HD
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.7.x/10.8.x or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidie Geforce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon 2600 Pro, Intel HD
    • Hard Drive: 1024 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS:12.04, 12.10, fully updated
    • Processor:2 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon 4650, 512 MB Shader Model 3
    • Hard Drive:650 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 fully updated
    • Processor:2 Ghz Dual Core and above
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800, ATI Radeon 4800, 512 MB
    • Hard Drive:1024 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Soo Good lol :D
Posted: September 24
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
It's neat but kind of boring. World of Goo is better!
Posted: October 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Another patience-testing physics game with a frustrating control scheme that's probably more suited to a tablet. The liquid in Puddle moves at such an awkward, sluggish pace that predicting the necessary movements becomes a chore of trial and error. Occasionally, the liquid will respond in a completely bizarre way, travelling uphill for no apparent reason. The camera is also confusing, sometimes following the liquid at the front and other times following the largest mass of liquid, which can make it either impossible to control the majority of liquid or impossible to see what's coming next. I guess Puddle could be entertaining for anyone who enjoys failure and repetition, but for everyone else it's probably worth giving a pass.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Meh
Posted: October 9
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6.5 hrs on record
This game is an exercise in frustration. You'd think the idea would be great fun, and it sometimes can be, a little, but mostly it's just you cursing the physics engine, the controls, your computer, and the developers. I think there were some design choices that seriously limit the enjoyment, primarily the fact that your liquid is constantly in danger of depletion, forcing many many retries. Only buy it if you have the patience of a saint and the dexterity of a ninja.
Posted: October 16
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6.1 hrs on record
AGAIN,unique indie games,i hope there is more and more and more games like this from indie dev...
Posted: October 16
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5.2 hrs on record
A physics puzzler which isn't totally annoying? A game featuring water, lava, and other elements (including some quality choices such as "rat goop") which isn't monotonous? An indie game with an interesting story? Good grief! It's Puddle. It has a rather dull name but the game itself is fun throughout, aided by design choices such as making the actual levels fairly brief and the restarts quick. Also, level skips (called "whines" here, lol), one of which I used (on the Apollo level). I liked this a lot.
Posted: October 15
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22.4 hrs on record
This game is good fun. It looks and sound good and plays well. It can seem very difficult but with a little and sometimes a lot of trial and error one can get to the last levels. What makes this game stand out for me is its originality. It provides the player with unique gaming situations which can be hard to fathom. I've never controlled an object floating through an artery or swirled a liquid through a centrifuge for example. For these reasons I would rate the game 7.5/10.
Posted: October 8
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0.1 hrs on record
I played this on a tablet and I didn't enjoy it. I think the most irritating is the camera. You never know what's ahead of you, so you need to learn the level by heart using trial and error. Sometimes the camera follows a single drop off the liquid that was too fast and leaves the most of the liquid behind. Of course developers insulting players ("whining") is also never a good idea.
Posted: October 3
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3.2 hrs on record
Great concept and all, but terrible execution. Levels require an annoying amount of precision that just can't be achieved with liquids... at least not liquids as non-cohesive as these. What's more, some levels seem almost designed to force you to lose large amounts of liquid, such as levers that you have to "pull" dropping down and bottlenecking the liquid behind it while the rest of it races forwards for no clear reason. Some of the levels seem like they were tested for use with a solid ball, and the liquids were put in there as an afterthought. What's worse is that most levels require you to know what's ahead and plan for it even though you've never seen it; and many of those require you to be at some particular speed between letting the liquid just do its thing and full tilt.

And the kicker is that the game has the nerve to call you a "whiner" (read: about as close to "little b*tch" as it can while keeping a kid-friendly rating) when you want to play normal mode or can't get past the clunky controls and poor level design.

All in all, 5/10. Absolutely great concept, but the poor controls and poorer level design just make it an infuriating game.
Posted: October 3
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0.8 hrs on record
Very entertaining puddle puzzle although the physics could be more realistic but it runs really smoothly with my old thinkpad laptop and that's something you can't say of the most of the similar games on older hardware. Thanks for the fun!!!
Posted: October 4
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3.0 hrs on record
A fun little indi title where you have to guide liquid through various obsticles probably best suited to a tablet but easely playable with keys or the triggers on control pad it also works on linux which is good but the frame rate could be better as its not as "Fluid" as i would have liked..
Posted: October 8
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8.0 hrs on record
I would reccomend, but there is this one card you can get that shows a photo of a level that isn't found in the game. This card is caled "Microscopic". If there is some levels that are based around being microscopic, that would make my day.
Posted: October 11
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0.6 hrs on record
DIVE INTO LIQUID PHYSICS... Enjoyable Game, If you wanna spend your time and be free-mind, it is right game...
Have fun..=)
Posted: October 5
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0.2 hrs on record
If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a puddle of water, this is the game for you.
Posted: October 5
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Puddle is a puzzle-platform game that makes clever use of advanced physics to let you move all kinds of liquids through different obstacle courses. While the idea itself sounds rather straightforward, the execution is certainly not. The first levels, using water as a liquid, are not too difficult and I thought "tihs game is going to be a piece of cake". But how wrong I was (am actually). Difficulty goes up steeply and the developers have really thought of all kinds of possible liquid and obstacles to make life ever more difficult. Water, oil, goo, fertilizer, nitroglycerine, all pass the review and all ask for a different approach. This keeps the game interesting, since the visual context changes accordingly to the liquid being processed. And since the visuals are really outstanding for an in essence static background, the developers have done a good job.

But after a couple of hours, my interest in the game diminished since I got tired of the trial-and-error which seemed to be necessary in some of the later levels. So I let the game rest for a couple of weeks, and picked it up again recently. Now I pick up some levels ad random and try to get more of the Steam achievements, which are a clever addition to the game. All in all, this game is a nice sideway away from any larger-scale gaming projects, but don't expect anything more really. If Steam reviews would have a "neutral" option, this one would get one. But in the end I give it a "thumbs up", if only for an original idea being well executed, with a lot of love for the project being involved.

Gameplay: 17/30 (interesting at first, but too difficult after a time)
Graphcis: 16/20
Sound: 5/10
Longelivety: 5/10
Technical/stability: 16/20
Personal appreciation: 5/10

Overall: 64/100
Posted: August 20
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
There’s nothing better than a game that takes a simple idea and runs with it. Puddle does more than that. It runs, drips and oozes its idea through almost every conceivable formulation.Levels characteristically take the form of a laboratory or industrial setting – somewhere with a lot of pipes and tubes. By tilting that scene left and right and letting physics do the hard work, you guide a volume of liquid through various courses. Along the way a multitude of hazards from furnaces to buzz-saws threaten to simmer and splatter your solution.That’s the sum of Puddle’s mechanics, but it’s how it pours this concept into dozens of different scenarios that makes it so engaging.The liquids vary greatly, each with a series of challenges designed around it. What really elevates Puddle above many other physics puzzlers is not these individual puzzles, but how they are cleverly threaded together. The entire game progresses in this contraption-like manner, adding a sprinkling of adventure to the proceedings. The only other issue is the controls. Puddle uses the left and right mouse buttons to tilt the screen in the corresponding direction, but there is no way to adjust the extent of the tilt aside from repeatedly releasing and pressing the buttons. Consequently, great care is required in timing movements; otherwise the liquid might accelerate too quickly and separate into smaller globules, usually leading to a slippery end.All in all, Puddle looks like a simplistic game – after all, you have to press only two buttons. But it offers so many diverse challenges that you'll be quickly proven otherwise.
Posted: September 18
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38 of 67 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
This game was entertaining for the cost until a game breaking event.

http://youtu.be/fbzJppfncJM

After about an hour of playing puddle, it looks like I am stuck. Good thing the devs allow me to "whine" to get past the hard parts (bugs).
Posted: June 4
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
TL;DR Simple controls but unique gameplay because of the particularities of the liquids. Not only liquids so it diversifies the gameplay. Not for easily disgusted and non-patient people. For physics lovers. Worth 8$. I highly recommend.

Here's Puddle, a game I found during the Paris's sales. At first, maybe it's hard to decide whether or not to buy it. I mean, you only tilt the screen to the left and right, moving liquids, but this game is incredibly... incredible! So yes, this is a "I go from this point to another" game, but you don't directly control what you lead to the end.

Let me explain myself. Basically, you control a liquid by tilting the screen to the left and right (I think this game was first designed for mobile). Sounds boring, uh? Well destroy this thought right now. Not only are the graphics awesome to my eyes, but the every liquids are different and this creates unique and diversified gameplay. You have coffee, ink, lava, even a liquid that doesn't fall from the top to the bottom but... from the bottom to the top! Some are heavy and falls quickly, some are compact and stick to stuff, some explode... I couldn't even name all the particularities off the top of my head, there are so much! And I haven't even finished the game while I'm writing this!

However, people that are easily disgusted shouldn't play this. The body chapter made me slightly wince and I myself am someone that is not easily disgusted by this kind of stuff. The following chapter is the sewers and ain't really better. Also, if you're not patient, unless you want to start to be patient, this is not really a game you should be looking for. However, if you're ready to spend a chunk of your time on difficult levels, go on. The game offers to use "Whines" to skip levels but you know, I want to keep my honor and not use them to be proud to say "I completed all the Puddle levels"...

About being patient, some levels are special sometimes, and also harder. They usually are at the beginning and end of every chapters. There, you don't always control liquids but most of the time, there always are liquids involved. One time you control a souvenir ball where the liquid is inside the ball, another time you control lasers and need not to burn the liquid in addition of doing something else at the same time to finish the level... Consider those levels as introductions and bosses. I really like the idea.

If I revise everything, Puddle has reaaaally simple controls but the particularities of the liquids make the gameplay unique every time. Also, you don't always control liquids, so it diversifies the way to play. But of you're not patient and easily disgusted it's not the game for you. If you're a fanatic of physics, however, you should like it.
I really recommend this game. Worth 8$. Could've been 5$, but 8$ is alright too.
Posted: August 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Casual, though very challenging and engaging.... Before you know it, you're fully focused, cheering and marvelling at all catalytic responses of your "Puddle".... Great work!
Posted: July 15
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