InFlux is a puzzle game that mixes exploration and puzzle platforming in a series of beautiful natural and abstract environments. You are a mysterious metal sphere which falls from the sky, traversing an apparently deserted island dotted with cubic structures of glass and steel. Each glasshouse is a puzzle to be solved.
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Größtenteils positiv (185 Reviews) - 70 % der 185 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 23. Juli 2013

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“The music is perfect, the visuals are nice…everything just comes together beautifully.”
Indie Game Magazine

“It’s a game that has a clear principle of design behind it, supported by almost idyllic aesthetics”
Screen Shaped Eyes

“While exploring the island, the player triggers certain changes, some of which are potentially unexpected.”
Objectively 7.5/10 – Objective Game Reviews

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Über dieses Spiel

InFlux is a puzzle game that mixes exploration and puzzle platforming in a series of beautiful natural and abstract environments. You are a mysterious metal sphere which falls from the sky, traversing an apparently deserted island dotted with cubic structures of glass and steel. Each glasshouse is a puzzle to be solved.

Key Features


  • Sit in a comfy chair and become as relaxed as you have ever been while playing a video game
  • Solve a series of mind-bending cubic puzzle structures connected by...
  • A series of beautiful, naturalistic hub world environments to roll around
  • Meet a majestic and enigmatic humpback whale
  • Works great with keyboard and mouse or your Xbox 360 controller
  • A completely original soundtrack by musical genius Jonathan Yandel

Systemanforderungen

    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Prozessor: 2.0+ GHz processor
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: SM3-compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
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    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8 64-bit
    • Prozessor: 2.0+ GHz multicore processor
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
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captainktainer
( 0.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. Juni
Controls are slow and unresponsive, backgrounds are sad, gameplay is sad and pathetic. Some people claim "the music makes everything!" Uh... have you listened to the music? It's generic as hell. I once tried to exit this thing that people might call a game, and it took thirty minutes of wrestling with my operating system to end the process that the self-aggrandizing jerkface of a developer marked "highest priority." So that's life in InFlux World.

I don't know what life you might live where InFlux is worth your time compared to the many things you can get for free or low cost. If this is genuinely fun for you, all power to you. But there is nothing from the beginning to the end worth your time. Read a book from the library, even if you're in Nebraska and you have to drive one hundred miles to get to a library. Eat a taco from the taco truck that may or may not be at an intersection within one hundred miles of you. Get a pogo stick. Find a hearing put on by your local government, sit through it, and offer feedback to the certainly bemused local bureaucrats. Argue on the internet. Buy one of the $.50 bundles on Groupees, or something. Games ought to have something remotely resembling fun. No matter what you do that isn't InFlux, it's better than this.
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Brainst0rm
( 4.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Mai
Chill and beautiful. Puzzles aren't too hard, and the mechanic of flipping cubes around is fun. The outside world is fun to explore. There's just enough story to keep you going. And the whale <3

It has some bugs here and there - enough that I put the game behind me for a year or two after getting stuck. But I'm glad I finished it - it's a lovely experience. I'm sure our heroic glow ball had important buisness to attend to in outer space.
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mikroweller
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Mai
InFlux ist ganz klar ein schönes Spiel mit netter entspannender Musik und Super Rätseln :) . Es hat zwar einige Bugs über die ich jetzt hinwegsehen konnte und bekam dadurch ein gesamtes gutes Paket welches durchaus die 8.99 € wert ist . Wichtig ist das man Geduld hat weil man sonst nicht vorankommt und viel Rumprobieren ist dort angesagt bis die Lösung einem Förmlich Trifft :) . Die Grafik geht völlig in Ordnung und ist Stimmig und passt zur Musik und den Tönen . Die Erkundung der unbekannten Welt fand ich auch sehr schön und es gab immer was schönes zu Entdecken :) . Traurig war ich nur als das Spiel vorbei war :( ich hoffe auf einen 2ten Teil ! Alle die Puzzle|Rätsel Spiele mögen und auch gerne mal was Entdecken wollen sind hier genau Richtig !
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unoriginal
( 8.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. März
Great game, fun puzzles and nice atmosphere. Really loved the concept, and by the time I finished it I was really hoping to find a second version. Hope they come out with one soon!
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5可奉告
( 1.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. Februar
natural views are great, but the puzzle and the control are pretty nasty
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Dudeson
( 1.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 5. Februar
TL;DR:
- BAD ball physics (ball just jumps around and stuff and feels really sluggish to control)
- mediocre graphics with lots of aliasing and pop-in (the SSAO looks like a slime trail following the ball)
- Puzzles aren't even puzzles. They are absolutely braindead.
- Horrible camera that rotates and moves when the ball is near a wall or corner.
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connordestes
( 1.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. Januar
I love the game, it has given me hours of soothing simple fun.

I recomend it highly.
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Korpsian
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
Habs ne halbe Stunde versucht. Hatte ein bisschen spaß dabei, hab mich festgebuggt und musste spiel neustarten. Bn irgendwo rausgekommen wo ich nichtmehr weiterkomme dadurch.

War ganz ok würde ich sagen aber naja...
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-EVF-Gurkenflieger
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
The orb you're piloting is always bouncing, making it impossible to move like you want and to use halfpipes properly.
Furthermore this game needs to load way too often (you're moving one minute to close an unsual distance and then the game loads new surroundings so that you're fps rate drops way too low to run fluently.
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xen
( 4.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2015
Pretty little game. You go to and from natural landscapes and Portal-esque puzzle rooms. If you like relaxing puzzlers like Night Sky, you might enjoy this.
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Verfasst: 27. Mai
Chill and beautiful. Puzzles aren't too hard, and the mechanic of flipping cubes around is fun. The outside world is fun to explore. There's just enough story to keep you going. And the whale <3

It has some bugs here and there - enough that I put the game behind me for a year or two after getting stuck. But I'm glad I finished it - it's a lovely experience. I'm sure our heroic glow ball had important buisness to attend to in outer space.
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4.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Februar 2014
Bin ein Fan von Puzzle-Plattformern, aber habe selten ein so ambivalentes Spiel gespielt. Die Grafik ist funktional, ohne jemals schön zu sein. Die Musik hinterlegt das Spiel ganz ordentlich, ist aber zu Fahrstuhl um positiv aufzufallen.
Und so geht es mit allem weiter:
Nichts ist schlecht genug, um es zu tadeln.
Und nichts ist gut genug, um gelobt zu werden.

Warum ich es dennoch nicht empfehlen kann liegt an folgendem:
Die Rätsel sind eigentlich keine, sie bestehen eher aus Versuch & Irrtum. Man hat keinerlei Vorstellung vom Rätselraum und seinen Elementen, aber das Abarbeiten des nächstmöglichen Schalters reicht meist zur Lösung. Das Gefühl, mit Überlegung etwas gelöst zu haben, fehlt.
Alle Sprungpassagen sind nervtötend, da merkt man die zufällige Ballphysik und das noch schlechtere Leveldesign an der Stelle. Und einige Bugs tummeln sich auch in dem Spiel, zum Teil fällt man durch den Levelboden durch.
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Verfasst: 25. Mai
InFlux ist ganz klar ein schönes Spiel mit netter entspannender Musik und Super Rätseln :) . Es hat zwar einige Bugs über die ich jetzt hinwegsehen konnte und bekam dadurch ein gesamtes gutes Paket welches durchaus die 8.99 € wert ist . Wichtig ist das man Geduld hat weil man sonst nicht vorankommt und viel Rumprobieren ist dort angesagt bis die Lösung einem Förmlich Trifft :) . Die Grafik geht völlig in Ordnung und ist Stimmig und passt zur Musik und den Tönen . Die Erkundung der unbekannten Welt fand ich auch sehr schön und es gab immer was schönes zu Entdecken :) . Traurig war ich nur als das Spiel vorbei war :( ich hoffe auf einen 2ten Teil ! Alle die Puzzle|Rätsel Spiele mögen und auch gerne mal was Entdecken wollen sind hier genau Richtig !
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1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. September 2014
Influx ist ein optisch "okay`er" Platformer in dem man meist einmal eine kurze Entdeckungsrollerei durch optisch schöne Landschaften hat, gefolgt von einem Abschnitt in dem man Rätsel lösen muss.

Schön entspannend mit einem atmosphärischem Soundtrack. Aber aus irgendeinem Grund möchte ich die Landschaft lieber mit nem Gewehr erforschen....
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Verfasst: 17. März 2014
InFlux ist ganz klar ein schönes Spiel mit netter entspannender Musik und Super Rätseln :) . Es hat zwar einige Bugs über die ich jetzt hinwegsehen konnte und bekam dadurch ein gesamtes gutes Paket welches durchaus die 8.99 € wert ist . Wichtig ist das man Geduld hat weil man sonst nicht vorankommt und viel Rumprobieren ist dort angesagt bis die Lösung einem Förmlich Trifft :) . Die Grafik geht völlig in Ordnung und ist Stimmig und passt zur Musik und den Tönen . Die Erkundung der unbekannten Welt fand ich auch sehr schön und es gab immer was schönes zu Entdecken :) . Traurig war ich nur als das Spiel vorbei war :( ich hoffe auf einen 2ten Teil ! Alle die Puzzle|Rätsel Spiele mögen und auch gerne mal was Entdecken wollen sind hier genau Richtig !! Falls nicht überzeugt geht auf meinen Youtube account dort gibt es ein ganzes LP zu :) . Freundlich Gruß DARKDOUBLE23
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2.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Dezember 2014
Just something to Relax..
Its nothing special but if u need something to relax play this
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0.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
Habs ne halbe Stunde versucht. Hatte ein bisschen spaß dabei, hab mich festgebuggt und musste spiel neustarten. Bn irgendwo rausgekommen wo ich nichtmehr weiterkomme dadurch.

War ganz ok würde ich sagen aber naja...
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3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Februar 2014
This is a rather long review, so if you just want a brief summary of why I recommend this game skip to Results and read from there.

Impromptu Games creates a fantastic puzzle mystery which keeps the gears in your brain continually grinding. InFlux offers a serene ambience with melodic music that produces a peaceful environment that is calming.

Campaign:
Influx is the story of a small ball and its adventure to complete mazes, explore an island, and collect orbs. You must collect orbs in each area in order to unlock the maze that allows you to progress to the next section. The island continually grows as you progress through this amazing campaign and the emptiness keeps you wondering at every turn. I completed the game in about 3-hours, which means it’s not a very long game. You could spend more time exploring the landscape although because of the poor mechanics of the protagonist exploration can seem rather annoying at times.

Ambience:
The rhythmic music and simplicity of Influx creates at times a very peaceful experience. The game offers a very vivid environment without any traces of even the simplest story. Without a story to follow Influx produces something most games lack, answers. I found myself continually wondering why there were empty houses on the Island, how the modern maze structures formed, why I was even solving the puzzles, and the list goes on and on.

Gameplay:
The protagonist, a small ball, is able to roll and boost in order to accomplish tasks. There is no point where this character can jump, but by using boosts correctly you can launch yourself into various places. An interesting feature behind controlling the character is that you can boost while in mid air allowing you to change direction. Boosting also slows down time which allows you to gain a view of your environment while deciding how to act in a fast paced situation. Although there are time where controlling the character can be tricky the overall experience is relatively easy.

Results:
If you like puzzles, modern graphics, beautiful scenery, and melodious music then this would be the game for you. Despite there being more cons than pros I would recommend this game, but only if you can find it on sale for at least 75% off. InFlux is a short, but very riveting puzzle game. If you are a fan of puzzle games then this is the game for you.

Pros:
+Interesting puzzles and mazes
+Beautiful serene scenery
+Smooth loading transitions
+Peaceful and elegant music

Cons:
-Poor controls (can be annoying to control the protagonist)
-Lack of explanation
-Listed control to boost, but doesn't unlock till half way through the game
-Attract ability can be infuriating as it forms an orbit rather than just pulling an object to you.
-Too short of a campaign
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50 von 63 Personen (79 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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3.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. März 2014
InFlux is a rather unique (from my experience) ambient exploration/puzzle game. You play as a ball exploring an island and completing puzzles to unlock new paths to continue on your journey. It seemed like a perfect fit for me and it is somewhat, but I can't help but feel like the game is a bit of a missed opportunity.

The island is a visually great place. While the game doesn't have cutting edge AAA graphics, and it shows, the visual design is very pleasing. The ball itself looks surprisingly good and the light generated from within adds a nice effect while you roll around. The puzzles themselves take place in a sort of virtual world which have a nice clean design that is unfortunately marred by some of the most poorly done motion blur I have ever seen with no way that I have found to turn it off.

Past the visuals, the rest of the game really isn't up to par. Rolling around the island can be a chore at times with lots of sudden changes in the ground surface that will stop you or send you awkwardly up into the air. The puzzles are for the most part quite simple and can be completed with ease, but the levitation fans and vents you come across often don't bring you as high as they're supposed to, and the game's own hint of aiming up in order to go higher when boosting simply doesn't work.

The other main issue is performance. While the game ran plenty fast for me, my framerate was amazingly low for the graphical quality and it makes me concerned about running this game on lower end hardware, even video cards that could manage newer AAA games just fine. Coupled with this, the game doesn't seem to take advantage of the Unreal engine's dynamic data loading so the game stutters badly whenever it needs to load new data, often at strange places while you move around. At one point the entire game froze for 2 seconds due to this.

So while I'd like to recommend this game, I really can't. With additional and more complex puzzles, a better controlling ball, and some work in the engine department it could be a really great game. Where it is now, I'm just disappointed that it isn't more.
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2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. September 2014
The entire time I spent playing InFlux, I kept wondering to myself and trying to discern just what about it was causing me to dislike it so much. But ultimately it became clear that there was no one thing that was so abhorrent as to destroy the game, but a long list of mediocre mechanics, frustrating moments, and missed potential stacked upon each other to create a game that is not fun to play.

And you really wouldn't notice this from the outside, so much is the subtlety of InFlux's deeply permeated problems. What appears to be an average, but solid physics based ball puzzle game is instead a amalgamation of poor design decisions and tedious level designs.

The most easily called out of these issues is the sluggish and clunky controls of your ball. There is such an absurd amount of momentum attached to movement that it's nearly impossible to retain any control even when moving slowly. It's as if there's a second invisible player playing beside you which constantly wants to go in the opposite direction, and you are left to try and wrestle control back away from them as you try to move forward with anything resembling precision.

This of course bleeds into the actual puzzle designs, which naturally require excessive amounts of control and constrained movements in order to complete, something which is nigh impossible given the previous paragraph. Compounded upon this is the astounding amount of tedium built into each and every puzzle, often placing you back at the beginning of long sequences for the slightest mistake, and making completion feel like a brief relief before you're put right back into an even more aggravating level. There's nothing clever or satisfying to find here, just an abundance of cheap failures and unrefined design.

This finally ties all the way back around to the clash of styles presented with the presentation. The game is split into two parts: that of navigating a realistic, occasionally rather pretty world ripe with nature, and that or completing the actual puzzles in a sterile white box floating somewhere in the cosmos. The transitions are glaring and abrupt, and turn the parts of the environment that are actually interesting to look at into little more than glorified conduits to carry you from one stale puzzle to the next. This isn't to say the overworld (for lack of a better term) is actually a compelling place to explore, as it feels as barren and underdeveloped as anything in the game, but in comparison to the drab color pallet of the puzzles at least presents an occasional bit of eye candy to counteract the monotony of constantly being in the same room.

There might have been some point where InFlux was coming along into something decent (I'd like to think so at least), but if so something went terribly wrong at some point and sent the entire game careening down the crapper. No matter how hard I tried to enjoy it, every single moment I spent with it was nothing but dull and frustrating, leaving me feeling like the game was just waiting for me to give up on it so it could roll over and die like the lifeless creation it is.
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