Travel across the universe and save dying suns from extinction in this unique and challenging puzzle strategy game. You are the last hope to bring salvation to a perishing universe as you collect and deliver fragments of plasma using your omni-directional ship.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (146 reviews) - 78% of the 146 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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Travel across the universe and save dying suns from extinction in this unique and challenging puzzle strategy game. You are the last hope to bring salvation to a perishing universe as you collect and deliver fragments of plasma using your omni-directional ship. Solar flares, asteroids, supernovas and force fields are just some of the challenges you will face as you pilot your ship through the intense heat of the imploding stars.

Key Features:

  • 80+ progressively challenging missions
  • 18 themed sectors with a variety of obstacles to overcome
  • 4 unique galaxies with distinctive visuals and an acclaimed ambient soundtrack
  • Intuitive 3-star rating system with varying level objectives
  • Distinctive gameplay that revolves around zero-gravity navigation
  • Choose between mouse or controller-activated gameplay
  • Support for achievements, statistics and leaderboards

Full Controller Support


System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: AMD Turion X2/Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8000 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 300 or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Unbuntu
    • Processor: AMD Turion X2/Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8000 series or better
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
Games like this are the reasons I love indie games. Superb game. But I dont know if someone will buy it or not, still you guys can try it and buy it later just to support the devs.

10/10
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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2013
Easy to learn, hard to master. It starts out with easy missions but they get more complex and difficult as you go. It's a pretty fun game though; it's a nice break from the shoot-'em-up games. It requires a lot of patience, but I find it very fun! Love this game! :)
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
The idea of Solar Flux is to collect plasma particles and bring them back to sun to equalize its energy. Object seems easy, but add to this asteroids, limited fuel, solar bursts and short time. Just imagine collapsing sun... to stabilize the whole process it's important to be quick and deliver plasma energy as quick as possible. Steering is a little bit tricky and depends on recoil force of ship's thrusters. 4 different galaxies, many different stars.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2013
This game is addictive and fun if you like strategy type games, and its very nice visually too. I'd like to see more casual games like this or simillar, I'm enjoying it so far. It has a lot of levels each one a different challenge, please consider giving it a go, I did and I have enjoyed playing this little gem, I also found it Quiet relaxing too. It is a nice change from other more tedious and aggressive type games.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Solar Flux
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Genre Tags: Puzzle; Strategy; Space; Pretty Graphics
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-10 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Aesthetes; Puzzle game aficionados; Game atmosphere connoisseurs

REVIEW
Solar Flux is a relatively simple puzzle game that makes its mark via pleasing aesthetics, well designed soundscapes, and its quasi-innovative gameplay mechanics. Most people who generally enjoy the genre of “puzzlers” will probably be able to enjoy it; it can appeal to both casual gamers and those who thirst for a good challenge.

The game can essentially be played in two ways. Simply beating each level is not a daunting task, and, coupled with the ambient music and pretty art style, can provide a gameplay experience that is peaceful and “zen.” Anyone who may enjoy a nice, serene game experience can find one here.

Alternatively, if you are someone who wants to achieve 3-star ratings on every level to unlock all the achievements, then this game can provide a quite challenging and enjoyable task. Be warned, however, if you are someone who would want to aim for 3-star ratings, then you should be aware that there are a few levels that may cross the threshold from challenging to frustrating. That said, I personally felt Solar Flux was mostly fair, and properly challenging; and I believe most people will find it to be as well.

The beautiful graphics and fitting soundscape are definitely the strongest positives of the game. The controls are fluid, but may take some time to get accustomed to. The tutorial sufficiently explains everything you will need to understand in order to beat the game, although some levels will require understanding deeper mechanics to 3-star. There are plenty of levels and a decent amount of variety, despite the fact that the levels don’t really evolve much as you progress through the game.

Solar Flux should have a level of substance and quality that can appeal to most people who are fans of the genre. It isn’t the most profoundly innovative puzzle game out there, but it certainly offers gameplay marginally different than most games which share the genre. Bonus points for anyone who can appreciate the aesthetics and may be a fan of celestial bodies.

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