In Where is my Heart? you play the story of a family of forest spirits. The family lives comfortably in a tree in the woods until one day they lose their home and thus embark on a great adventure. Their journey will take them through the mushroom caves and even deeper down to the lifeless crystal pools and back up into the mountains.
User reviews: Very Positive (62 reviews)
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"Showed at Gamescom 2014 - This game has a serene lo-fi electro soundtrack, and is a beautiful puzzle game."
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Reviews

“One of the most surprisingly delightful experiences I've had this year.”
9/10 – destructoid

“An illusory puzzler that's easy to fall for.”
8/10 – Edge Magazine

About This Game

"In the glade, there grew a tree.
Merry, Merry king of the woods was he.
Deep in his heart lived spirits, three.
Dark secrets had this family."


In Where is my Heart? you play the story of a family of forest spirits. Their world gets broken up into fragments which you have to piece back together in your mind. Each of the three characters can transform into a magical creature along the way. The Rainbow Spirit allows you to rotate the world around and jump across space; the Bat King can see hidden platforms which only exist for him; the Antler Ancestor can jump on the stars. Help the three spirits find their home tree again!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (x86 or x86_64)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0, dedicated card recommended
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please make sure your drivers are up to date. This is especially important for integrated cards as laptop manufacturers will sometimes be supplying you with out of date / incorrect drivers!
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Where is My Heart seems more like something you would play for free on some flash website than something you would want to pay 8EUR for.
It's a cutesy platformer, but not a particuarly well done one. Your task is to navigate three little animal-like beings through extremely disorienting scenes, sometimes doing blind jumps in the hopes of reaching a platform that you have no way of knowing is there.

Unfortunatelly, I can't really recommend it for the current price, unless you are a huge fan of this particular kind of puzzle. There are many platformers that are both better and cheaper than Where is My Heart.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
First playthrough time: 2 hours

Major Pros:
Clean and clear art style
Pleasant music
Collect all the hearts challenges players seeking perfect
Interesting and mind stretching puzzle design

Minor Pros:
Random funny sayings from the characters between levels
Pleasing world design that fits the story

Major Cons:
Made my brain owie
Story wasn’t very engaging or clear
You could jump up through platforms but had no way to drop down through them

Minor Cons:
Rainbow spirit’s ability to jump out of the puzzle and fly around is a little difficult to use with the controls sometimes
Bat king’s ability to see and use special terrain felt disconnected from the other abilities and wasn’t used to its fullest potential

Although I’m usually not a fan of pixel graphics on anything other than arcade style games, I found the art and sound effects of Where is my Heart? very pleasing. The atmosphere the game works to create is very fitting of three little tree spirits on an adventure. The exact story of that adventure is a little hazy as the game tries to tell it wordlessly through the first and last levels and you’d learn more by just reading the steam page description, but the mood is there. Most of my complaints are around the special abilities of the characters. Rainbow spirit if often not as responsive as I’d like to buttons relating to his special abilities and the requirement to jump before rotating yourself out of the puzzle to drop into a new screen sometimes moves you into another screen and your rotation happens from that place instead. Bat king’s ability to find hidden ground to stand on is only useful for him but somehow the hidden holes he finds the others can walk into. Of course, if they stop inside the hole and bat king moves away they’ll phase into solid matter and die. All that said, the game stuck to its cute and childish roots with random amusing sayings from the characters between levels and a lot of effort was put into the puzzles to really utilize all the spirits’ skills and the player’s ability to mentally rearrange the fragmented screens. Clever use of background patterns, made more clear by the pixel graphics, provided ample clues as to how the pieces of the level were actually arranged relative to each other. Overall the game was a cute and short with puzzles that stretch the player’s visualization abilities.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Very beautiful game, clever in the design and mechanics.

There are a few sections which are beyond the difficulty of normal players (to get all hearts). Not much of a spoiler, getting all the hearts for each level does not unlock a special ending, only perhaps a level or two.

There is one or two situations where due to a mechanic your characters can get stuck in the wall and die, because they're moving randomly beforehand, which prevents you from getting all the hearts unless you redo the level.

Overall I'd look forward if the developers made other platformers with odd mechanics.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Simple platformer with a not so simple gimmick for solving puzzles. Sort of cutesy but at the same time a bit aggravating. I have to question why there's no achievement for collecting all the hearts though.

6/10

You don't even need to finish the game to 100% it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
It's ok because it's short ;D More levels and i would go crazy, nothing on it's place ;] But that is the idea. Good as bundle game ;p
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