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!
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Release Date: Oct 16, 2013

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May 25

"TRAINS" Expansion Pack out now!

In celebration of the 4th birthday of the million selling franchise Bridge Constructor, Headup Games and Clockstone Software released a new add-on called 'Trains' today.
Test your construction skills on the new "Choonited Kingdom" island group, with a total of 18 new levels across three islands.
(Not even sorry for that pun. :)
To get the extremely heavy trains secure over beautiful rivers and some dizzying deep ravines, you have to build even stronger bridges this time, or otherwise everything will collapse in a spectacular disaster!

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About This Game

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with Shader Model 2.0
    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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FoundThePenguin
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
If you're after achievements, don't even bother with this game. After roughly 3 years since its release on Steam, well beyond when anyone who owns the game would care to reinstall it, they release a DLC...with new achievements...and seasonal achievements...that, as of writing, will not be obtainable for several months from now.

It's a kick below the belt, but what else can you expect from a phone-to-pc app game?
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EH
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I really, really despise in-game sales. Recent updates added these horrible malfeatures. I uninstalled. Plenty of other games to play.
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Lano
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Last time I checked, this is pretty bad
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typ44quattro
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Fun for about 1 hour, then the budget restrictions and materials restrictions just make it tedious.
Zero replayability imho, glad I only paid a couple bucks for it at the humble store.
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Darknes Jesus Wolfsbane
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I bought this game and enjoyed it till the face that all the solutions that worked for others didn't for me why cos of REASONS
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De Vulus
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Mediocre.

6.5/10
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Stunned Mullet
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
This game is hilariously fun. Fling trucks into rivers, get sick air, watch as your rickety crap-bridge somehow holds the weight of a car filled with people who clearly have way too much faith in my construction skills wihtout knowing I'm just trying to save cash so I can pocket the money and run. 11/10, would exaggerate this review score again.
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Wedge
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
This allows me to build bridges, nice game.
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American-205
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Great game
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ownosourus
( 58.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Bridge Constructor began its life as a mobile app and eventually found its way to Xbox One and PC. The object of the game is about as simple as it could possibly be. It's a literal "point A to point B" journey, but the road between these points, suspended upon whatever combination of triangles and wires you deem to be the sturdiest, is far more complicated. You're given a few tools with which to repair all of the bridges in the island nation of Camatuga, whose bridges were completely destroyed by a recent earthquake. Each level has a specific set of parameters and a budget that you must follow, limiting your options and forcing you to work with what you have.

As all bridges are different in real life, as are the ones you must build. Some must be supported by pillars, others by wires, your job is to figure out which works best for each scenario. You start off with the simple material wood, and as you progress you unlock the use of concrete, steel and wires. You are limited to the amount of supplies you can use for each bridge, so you must be careful to not go over this limit but yet make a sturdy enough bridge, this is where it can be tricky at times. Now if you don’t feel like building bridges, you can have fun constructing ramps and send cars flying to the other side. This isn’t a very successful way to move forward but it is entertaining to watch.

Realistic physics play a huge role in Bridge Constructor. The player must use different materials, geometric angles, and support points to create a functional bridge that can remain intact once cars, trucks, and semis start driving across it. Each material has different properties, strengths and weaknesses. For example, metal wires are great for dealing with tensile force, but not compressive force, while wood support beams have the exact inverse properties. Players must use all of the tools at their disposal to build a bridge capable of sustaining massive amounts of weight.

This is a good thing, and no puzzle game should be easy. The only problem is that they're so complicated that you really need some guidelines for what you need to do. The game all too often will spring a level on you requiring a completely new type of bridge that you were previously unaware existed, or an extreme permutation of a bridge you've already made. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn't.

For example, one level requires you to build a suspension bridge to cross. While never explicitly stating this, you are given several clues that lead you to figure it out. The water level is too high to build the necessary beams underneath. You start to look for ways to support it from above, and notice that you can build some steel beams going straight up from a secondary anchor point on each side of the chasm. These two clues will likely lead players to realize they must use these steel beams to run wires to the actual platform of the bridge. These are what the best moments of Bridge Constructor are: moments of innovation, and not moments of fine tuning and tweaking.

The biggest problem, in every level, is the allocated sum of money. Players have to build their bridge in a certain budget, and this makes things much more difficult. Not only has the bridge to be strong enough to permit traffic in order to advance to a new level, but you have to make it work by using as little building materials as possible.

The controls feel very mobile game based whereas it is your standard point and click style building game. When looking at the screen, you notice white dots on the grid lines, these dots are where you can connect your bridges and support. Connecting them together usually grants you a stronger bridge. Your puzzle solving skills get put more to the test the further you go, where towards the end, trying to build a successful bridge with a tight budget and small amount of materials at times feels near impossible.

Bridge Constructor has pretty modest visuals and audio. Neither are bad and are perfectly serviceable and inoffensive, though the music could be better. The game begins with the music muted, actually, which I thought was strange, but after listening to it for a while I went back and muted it again. It started to get a little repetitive. The visuals have been remastered in high definition and though they are cartoony and simple, they're nice and colorful and get the job done. The water actually looks really good on some of the levels in the city.

Bridge Constructor is a game that manages to provide a different kind of gratification than other titles. When you build something that actually stands, the feeling is quite unique. It's not like finishing a puzzle, but something more.
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Blunter
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Get some friends over, get drunk, start trash talking each other's bridges.

A delightful game that is very easy to boot up for 20 minutes, but can easily soak a few hours on occaision.
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FurrySnowflake
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Could use more music and different backgrounds, but it's still a nice game to burn some time.
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Yeou 여우
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
I liked it pretty much. It´s more fun and than i thought at the Beginning. I recommend it to everyone who like Physikbased Games or just want to destroy things :D. I would say to buy it on sale, the full price is still pretty expensive for just 5 hrs of gameplay.
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bluetip38
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Way to hard for average person...very frustrating after you get into the game a while..
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HABABAJABA
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
A must for every gamer on steam. Seriously.
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Bufurd
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
it's gud
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Diesalot
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Nice little game. I especially like the fact that there isn't only one solution to most of the challenges.
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Bonkers┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Amazingly fun little game picked it up cheap got 3 games for the price of one and it is really good game will play the other games as well fun and a challenge need more games like this it is a little gem
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I really, really despise in-game sales. Recent updates added these horrible malfeatures. I uninstalled. Plenty of other games to play.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
If you're after achievements, don't even bother with this game. After roughly 3 years since its release on Steam, well beyond when anyone who owns the game would care to reinstall it, they release a DLC...with new achievements...and seasonal achievements...that, as of writing, will not be obtainable for several months from now.

It's a kick below the belt, but what else can you expect from a phone-to-pc app game?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Fun for about 1 hour, then the budget restrictions and materials restrictions just make it tedious.
Zero replayability imho, glad I only paid a couple bucks for it at the humble store.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Last time I checked, this is pretty bad
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
58.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Bridge Constructor began its life as a mobile app and eventually found its way to Xbox One and PC. The object of the game is about as simple as it could possibly be. It's a literal "point A to point B" journey, but the road between these points, suspended upon whatever combination of triangles and wires you deem to be the sturdiest, is far more complicated. You're given a few tools with which to repair all of the bridges in the island nation of Camatuga, whose bridges were completely destroyed by a recent earthquake. Each level has a specific set of parameters and a budget that you must follow, limiting your options and forcing you to work with what you have.

As all bridges are different in real life, as are the ones you must build. Some must be supported by pillars, others by wires, your job is to figure out which works best for each scenario. You start off with the simple material wood, and as you progress you unlock the use of concrete, steel and wires. You are limited to the amount of supplies you can use for each bridge, so you must be careful to not go over this limit but yet make a sturdy enough bridge, this is where it can be tricky at times. Now if you don’t feel like building bridges, you can have fun constructing ramps and send cars flying to the other side. This isn’t a very successful way to move forward but it is entertaining to watch.

Realistic physics play a huge role in Bridge Constructor. The player must use different materials, geometric angles, and support points to create a functional bridge that can remain intact once cars, trucks, and semis start driving across it. Each material has different properties, strengths and weaknesses. For example, metal wires are great for dealing with tensile force, but not compressive force, while wood support beams have the exact inverse properties. Players must use all of the tools at their disposal to build a bridge capable of sustaining massive amounts of weight.

This is a good thing, and no puzzle game should be easy. The only problem is that they're so complicated that you really need some guidelines for what you need to do. The game all too often will spring a level on you requiring a completely new type of bridge that you were previously unaware existed, or an extreme permutation of a bridge you've already made. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn't.

For example, one level requires you to build a suspension bridge to cross. While never explicitly stating this, you are given several clues that lead you to figure it out. The water level is too high to build the necessary beams underneath. You start to look for ways to support it from above, and notice that you can build some steel beams going straight up from a secondary anchor point on each side of the chasm. These two clues will likely lead players to realize they must use these steel beams to run wires to the actual platform of the bridge. These are what the best moments of Bridge Constructor are: moments of innovation, and not moments of fine tuning and tweaking.

The biggest problem, in every level, is the allocated sum of money. Players have to build their bridge in a certain budget, and this makes things much more difficult. Not only has the bridge to be strong enough to permit traffic in order to advance to a new level, but you have to make it work by using as little building materials as possible.

The controls feel very mobile game based whereas it is your standard point and click style building game. When looking at the screen, you notice white dots on the grid lines, these dots are where you can connect your bridges and support. Connecting them together usually grants you a stronger bridge. Your puzzle solving skills get put more to the test the further you go, where towards the end, trying to build a successful bridge with a tight budget and small amount of materials at times feels near impossible.

Bridge Constructor has pretty modest visuals and audio. Neither are bad and are perfectly serviceable and inoffensive, though the music could be better. The game begins with the music muted, actually, which I thought was strange, but after listening to it for a while I went back and muted it again. It started to get a little repetitive. The visuals have been remastered in high definition and though they are cartoony and simple, they're nice and colorful and get the job done. The water actually looks really good on some of the levels in the city.

Bridge Constructor is a game that manages to provide a different kind of gratification than other titles. When you build something that actually stands, the feeling is quite unique. It's not like finishing a puzzle, but something more.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Bought this a while ago on sale thinking it'd be an interesting to waste some time in. But it's not very fun, after a while the resource cap is the main issue. Also the solutions don't really feel like they can very that much so later on I ended up running trial and error over and over figuring out which wood beams needed to be replaced with metal ones. It really feels like a mobile game to me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Way to hard for average person...very frustrating after you get into the game a while..
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Want to learn something about physics? Go ahead, but don't take it too serious. And please don't play it, when you are gonna have to build a bridge in real life. Especially the second world with all those funny bridges where your trucks literaly have to jump the gap.

I was too dump to solve all the bridge on my own, especially when it came to the trucks. But there are a lot of solutions on the net. Sometimes I had pretty much the same idea but put the junction slightly different and all collapses.

If you are looking for a casual game and don't want to play hours of hours this could be what you are looking for. But I would suggest grabbing it on sale or in a bundle.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Not what I expected it to be. Kind of a let down. More or less a direct port from the mobile app. The overly-cartoonish map and UI, paired with an extremely magnified resolution, make it difficult to enjoy this particular bridge construction game.

I'm just glad I got it in a bundle. It might be to others' tastes, but I would recommend caution before diving in. Maybe just buy the mobile app instead.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I'm quite satisfied with this game, to be honest... I didn't expect that this game was going to be so fun as it is, I loved how the physic works here, the developers made an excellent job with it. About my experience, I can say that the first levels were quite easy, even I thought that this game wasn't so hard after all, but when I reached the highest levels of the game, I realized that this is a great game, I can assure you that this game is gonna break your mind, excellent.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
On sale for only $1.49, I really wanted to like this game. It actually should have been called Get Angry At Wood Triangles Simulator 2013. Despite the physics being horrendous and bridges frequently exploding upon construction, there are not nearly as many funny moments as I expected. Instead, the game just feels frustrating to get through. If you'll excuse me, I'm going to gorge myself on Fritos until the pain goes away.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
8.2/10 - One of My Favorite Bridge Builders

I've played several bridge builders and this is one of my favorites. The game has a good variety of puzzles, lots of locations on the map and several levels of safety vehicles to test on your bridge. (car, truck, semi)

Completed the first map which consists of about 40 bridge building puzzles that were challenging but achievable. There are other maps to play as well, so I’m looking forward to continuing on.

I personally wouldn't pay the full $10; but there are tons of levels and I'm having lots of fun solving these bridge building puzzles. Look for on sale or in bundles!

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Poly Brige is MUTCH better
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111 of 136 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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?
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252 of 348 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
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.
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105 of 149 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
It's basically the Android app but ported over to PC. It's much cheaper on mobile devices so I would buy it there if I were you. The game works well though.
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65 of 86 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
At first I thought this game might be very fun to play. I remember playing a bridge construction game back in middle school and was insanely fun due to the fact how the player can remove all restirctions and make any bridge, anyway you want. That is NOT the case with this game. There is almost no creative input by the player. There is pretty much one way to make the bridge on each specific level and the game will very rarely stray from the design the game designers had in mind, the smallest change will cause the whole bridge to collaspe. I just wish I had the ability to make a bridge the way I wanted to make it, be free of logic and budgets to simply HAVE FUN, but that is not the case with this game. One might find enjoyment in the way how you have to figure out how to do it, but not me. It's like having a bunch of legos but I'm not allowed to make anything I want to make and I'm not given any istructions on how to make something from a set. For all I know, perhpas there's is a reward of unlimited freedom if one beats this game, but I have lost all patience with this game and refuse to play it anymore.
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
Experience the thrill of finally being an engineer in a glorified flash game that is way more fun than it should be.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
I've played three of the Bridge Constructor games, and find this one to be the hardest, but not sure if it was the bridges or the insane physics. This was the most frustrating of the three, mainly because a bridge may be successful one time in 10, but for different reasons - jumped funny, strange ramp effects, or tumbling incomprehensibly.

There are two parts, the main continent and the unlockable slope world. The slope world is the twist on this version of the game that salvaged the review, as the main continent was simply three bridge designs in different lengths, depending on what supplies you were granted. Slope you have to think about it, and deal with the crazy physics.

Bought in a bundle for about 75c US. Played for about 18 hours, with 4 of that on just a couple of bridges (see my guide on the worst one IMHO). NOT worth full retail of US$10, but if you can get it for 2.50 or less I think you will find it to be a pretty decent game.

5.5 / 10
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44 of 65 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
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.
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