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Become an appraised bridge engineer and architect in Bridge Constructor. Create and design your own constructions and watch the cars and trucks pass over them - or see them fall and crash while your inferior creations collapse due to weight and the laws of physics!
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013
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Become an appraised bridge engineer and architect in Bridge Constructor. Create and design your own constructions and watch the cars and trucks pass over them - or see them fall and crash while your inferior creations collapse due to weight and the laws of physics!

Progress through numerous levels and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridge you build can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks.

Choose between a range of materials for each individual bridge, such as wood, steel, cables, or concrete pillars. Use the appropriate materials and stay within budget to build the perfect bridge. The choice of materials enables you to build each bridge in almost infinite variety – your budget is the only limit.

So get on the drawing board and set your imagination and creativity free!

The Steam version also includes SlopeMania, a fully sized Add-On to the original game, bringing more levels, features, a new setting and much more.

Key Features

  • 64 Levels
  • 6 Settings: City, Canyon, Beach, Mountains, Hills, Grotto
  • Option to build sloping roads
  • Map with all unlocked worlds/levels
  • 4 different building materials: Wood, Steel, Cables, Concrete pillars
  • Color coded load indicator for different building materials
  • Three different load bearing levels: Car, Truck and Tank Truck
  • High score per level
  • Steam achievements & Leaderboards

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with Shader Model 2.0

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or equivalent (32bit or 64bit with ia32-libs installed)
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
    • Additional Notes: Linux 64bit users need to have ia32-libs package installed (sudo apt get install ia32-libs)
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55 of 67 people (82%) found this review helpful
554 products in account
417 reviews
13.1 hrs on record
Bridge Constructor is a game that highlights the dangers of government privatization. It allows me to play as a slovenly, morally-void government contractor building really ♥♥♥♥ty bridges for vehicles for a nation-state consisting of several islands. They have really low standards as to what a bridge is supposed to do, just as long as a minimum of total vehicles get across. Did the bridge collapse after those two cars got across? That's fine, they've already cleared the check and the remaining budget goes right into your slush fund. Smarter contractors than I will take advantage of the game's really weird physics engine to launch cars onto the exit point, therefore saving time, money, and more money. The government finds this acceptable, presumably because they like a good show and will think you are some kind of bridge circus man or wizard. So if you feel like screwing the taxpayer, why not give this game a go?
Posted: May 5th, 2014
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
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28.0 hrs on record
There are objects in the world. Some fall under the category 'Games'. Some fall under the category 'Art'. But is there a category for an object that falls under both? There is. That category is called 'Bridge Constructor'.

Perhaps you think, "No! Bridge Constructor is not an art game; it is an engineering game." To which I say, "Non Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle, non!" Then I finish my thought in English because that is all the French I know. Remember, you are not actually constructing bridges in the real physical world (apologies if you thought that this game might let you do that). You are creating simulations, models, dreams of your inner self. What you create on screen is you; you are what you create on screen. I repeat: once you play this game, there will be bridges inside of you.

It should also be known that this game tells the story of a world. Do you wonder what drives the cars, the trucks, the tankers? Wonder no more my friend: it is a race of little insect people. Ants? Bees? Weevils? I do not know: insects. All I know is that they cannot fly. If they could, they would not need bridges.

-------------- The Story of JD7QW --------------

Designate JD7QW buckled the seatbelt around his carapaced waist, its legs quivering as it did so. It tried to hide its fright, but even from outside the tanker truck the Planner noticed.

"JD7QW," the Planner said, its mandibles clicking furiously, "this is no time for fear. You are performing the function for which you were produced, as am I. By testing this bridge we are expanding the reach of the Colony and celebrating the greatness of the Queen. That is all we can do. That is all we shall do."

Not daring to look at the Planner, JD7QW nodded while fixing its gaze straight ahead. The bridge in front of it was very wooden and very straight. It also appeared very fragile, like sunlight on water. How could it hold the weight of the enormously flammable tanker? "I imagine that there are supports underneath?" JD7QW asked, doing its best to hide its anxiety. "Steel? Perhaps concrete?"

"Such questions!" the Planner snapped. "I will answer, but know that I will be filing a Protest when I return to the Colony." It shook its engorged head. "It appears that the Breeders are producing defective Designates."

Again JD7QW did not dare turn around. Instead it looked up. The sky was cloudless and blue, so clear that the ghost of the moon could be faintly seen even in the daytime. I would like to fly there, the Designate thought suddenly. Such wonders I would see! But of course it couldn't. Only the Queen was allowed to have wings.

The Planner continued. "There is no steel. There is no concrete. There is wood and only wood. But -" The Planner's voice softened. Surprised, JD7QW peeked over. The Planner's mandibles had slowed, its multi-faceted eyes had grown clouded and dreamy. "- but oh, the design, the joins and triangles and descending supports, the interlocking wheels of pressure and release, the. . ." Caught up in the Planner's vision, it allowed itself to think: Someday I shall be allowed to dream as well.

Then the Planner shook its head. Its voice turned to jagged stone. "No more! You are impudent, JD7QW. Drive now. Go."

It stepped back. Unwilling and unable to disobey, JD7QW depressed the gas pedal and the tanker truck rumbled forward.

A short segment of paved road lay between the truck and the bridge. It took both an instant and an eternity to cross. Then JD7QW felt the wheels beneath him clunk as it rattled onto the wooden bridge, and right away it knew that it would not survive that day.

The bridge was already beginning to sway, the surface to buckle. A series of grand snapping noises echoed within the ravine, each one like the shattering of an enormous tree. The truck began to descend; frantic, JD7QW pressed the gas pedal with all its strength. The truck jerked forward, and for a moment the Designate thought that the vehicle might simply plow through the air to the other side, an invincible and impossible metal beast.

Then the wooden surface below him imploded, and the truck fell in earnest.

JD7QW barely had time to squeeze its eyes shut, to gag at the vortex in its stomach, when the fuel tank exploded. Free of its burden, the cab of the truck shot up into the air, and the sudden reverse in sensation caused JD7QW's eyes to fly open in surprise. And what it saw through the broken windshield was blue, endless blue, with the ghost of the moon traced far above.

It knew there wasn't much time left. With legs that were no longer trembling, it pressed the release on the seat buckle.

The Designate shot out of the vehicle immediately. Below him, the truck cab had already slowed and was falling back to earth. But not me, JD7QW thought. Now I shall fly. I shall fly to the moon. And it began to smile as it dreamed of what it might find there.

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There is a JD7QW inside all of us. If not for yourself, play this game for it.
Posted: April 11th, 2014
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
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0.5 hrs on record
Searing indictment of the negative effects that budget cuts can have on a nation's infrastructure.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
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11.4 hrs on record
Experience the thrill of finally being an engineer in a glorified flash game that is way more fun than it should be.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
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38 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
goty 2015
purchased cuz of vinny from vinesauce
Posted: April 29th, 2014
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216 of 300 people (72%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
I don't know why this game was greenlit, it's a shame to all the other bridge building games. The UI screams "I AM THE MOBILE PHONE GAME" and the physics are absolutely terrible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odGkRXc5R4k

If you are deciding to buy this game, check out the other bridge building game (Bridge It) that is here on Steam, it is way better.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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