A stunning, beautiful world awaits as you take on the challenge of bridging the chasm. Can you solve the puzzles and avert disaster?
User reviews: Mixed (78 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013
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"Controls are sometimes a bit finicky,but if you like fiddling around with setups and optimizing them,this is a very unique game type that you should try"

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“Bridge It is so different to what you use[sic] to play that it’s a very refreshing indie game to play”
5/5 – Bit Maiden

“Bridge it Plus is a great simulator of what it takes to build a bridge; without the engineering ring.”
8/10 – Greenlit Gaming

About This Game

Bridge It is about building a bridge that doesn't break, although watching your bridge creation break and plunge a train into the watery depths below can be half the fun.
Set in the picturesque surroundings of sparse deserts and dense forests it is your task to strategically design and construct an engineering masterpiece. Watch in eager anticipation as unsuspecting motorists, heavy freight trains and tourist riverboats approach. Will your solution stand up to the test or will tons of mangled steel be sent plummeting into the river below?

38 challenging levels from novice to expert
  • Cars, trucks, trains to drive across your bridges
  • Boats to really test your draw bridges
  • Build suspension bridges, draw bridges and more!
  • Ability to save out and swap levels with friends
  • Scoring system rewards clever design and cheap bridges
  • Intuitive editing tools allow you to build beautiful bridges
  • Narrated tutorial levels
  • Earthquakes to really put your bridges through their paces!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.0 GZh
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with Pixel and Vertex shader 2.0 support (Intel 915, Nvidia Geforce 4 ti, Ati Radeon 9500, or any newer card)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GZh
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
What a little gem! This one has been sitting in my unplayed library for months, until a few days ago. Like many, I got it off of one of those cheap sim bundles. There are so many crap simulators flooding the market these days and I figured this one would easily fall into that category. I was wrong. It's actually quite good and alot of fun to play. A short 3 bridge tutorial gets you started on the basics. After that you're on your own.

The object is simple. Build various length bridges to support cars, trucks, trains and drawbridges that can allow boats to pass underneath, all within limited budget and material constraints. There are several different bridge types and material types with different costs and construction methods. The game claims advanced physics simulation. I wouldn't know because I'm not a mechanical or civil engineer so alot of trial and error are needed on my part.

When you're ready, you press the simulate button and watch how your bridge performs as people drive over it. If you did you're job right, you can move to the next level. Make a mistake and watch the disaster unfold in rather comical fashion. Stress analysis tools and a simulation speed slider help to pinpoint where the failures are occuring so you can beef up construction or use more expensive materials to try and stay together.

A neat cinematic camera view and even driver camera makes things interesting, especially if you want to see what it's like tumbling into a ravine because your bridge is poorly built.

Definitely recommend for sim fans and engineers.
Posted: July 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Before getting into the actual review, I just want to say that this game is amazing! It's 10 years old (I think) but it still holds strong!

Now the actual review.

Bridge-it is a bridge building game with a really in-depth bridge editor I guess you could call... It has almost every material you normally see in bridges (no wood saddly) and more than enough levels!

Pro
-Great graphics for the time
-Awesome physics
-Fun and challenging gameplay
-Great replay value
-Let you unleash your creativity

Cons
-May get a bit repetitive after awhile.
-A bit buggy
-A bit overpriced considering it's a pretty old game

Overall, this game is definively a buy! If you like building stuff, it's a must! You might want to wait for a sale though!
Posted: September 24
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
this game is not worth your money.
i got it in a humble bundle and i thought let's give it a try.
the tutorial is oke, but for the rest it is very boring and works well only sometimes.
i got frustrated by this game a lot because 2 parts wouldn't connect.

don't buy this game. it's not worth your time and money.
Posted: May 12
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1 of 15 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Unplayable, i do not advise playing this the buttons dont wok, the bridge collapses any chance it gets, you play around forever with the girders attempting to place them only to find they don't do what you want!.

If they fixed some of these bugs i'd be able to potentially play this but untill then, if a then ever comes its a waste of time and money.
Posted: May 24
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0.9 hrs on record
Good game, I have a few bridge building games andthis is the best of the bunch. It makes you think of how can I make it strong enough and to do this where do the supports need to be placed.
Posted: August 12
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130 of 157 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
"And down it goes"

Bridge building games doesn't look like something that would be that fun at first though. Stick up some pieces without breaking your budget, make sure it doesn't fall apart while a car crosses, and then continue to the next level. Despite this, there are games in the genre that are truly fun, this being one of them. Let me describe why this should be on your wishlist.

Story
Some crazed maniac has managed to destroy a number of bridges over the region, and now that they need new ones, they grabbed the first person off the street to create them. Despite your lack of experience and skill, you are forced to ensure that companies can still get their goods transported where ever they need to be without letting the drivers lose their lives.

Or maybe this has no story at all. Its a bridge building game, we don't need a story. But if you do, just pretend it is the one written above.

Presentation
The visuals are pretty basic, but you know exactly what you are looking at, and it has several camera options, including viewing from the vehicles themselves as they plunge over a cliff. Materials will be recognized, and will change colour to show how stressed they are with a toggle option. Sound is also suitable, with metal groaning as it threatens to ruin your hard work, and noises from the vehicles. Not any music in this game though. Not really a problem though.

Controls
Nice and simple, pretty much everything can be done with just the mouse. Left click will take you through the menu and place pieces of the bridge. Right click is used to remove pieces. Holding the shift key will allow you to select multiple pieces of your bridge so you can copy and paste larger chucks if you want the other side to mirror your current idea. Arrow keys and the mouse wheel can be used to adjust the camera. nothing here to cause any confusion or difficulty.

Gameplay
Working within the limitations set by your budget and available materials, you will be attempting to build a bridge to cross over various rivers and canyons. These will start simple, with only small areas to build across and only basic materials to make it easy to guess the best choices. As you get further in the game, the bridge will need to be much longer and you will need to mix it up with stronger pieces, cables and even hydraulics so your bridge can lift out of the way of passing boats. Later levels are incredibly difficult as it will seem that you just don't have what you need to prevent the latest travelers from taking a swim, but each of the bridges in the game can be finished. With all the available choices for building your bridge, I much prefer this game over similar titles I've played, none of them matching this for variety.

Lifespan
The game should last a while. With a tutorial with 3 levels, Easy difficulty with 6 levels, and then Medium, Hard, Complex and Extra each having 8 levels, you have a total of 41 gaps to cross. While there is no sandbox mode as such, there are a couple of cheats available to increase your budget and unlock all materials for that level. As well as all of the included levels, the game includes a menu option to load other levels within the game, though I'm not sure where you may be able to find these additional locations.

If you have any interest in trying a bridge construction simulator, this is the game to go for. The most options for building your bridges as well as the ability to load custom levels makes this title the best choice.

8 / 10
Posted: December 15, 2013
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