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.
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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


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    • ОС: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Процесор: AMD Turion X2/Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 2 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Nvidia 8000 series or better
    • DirectX: версії 9.0c
    • Місце на диску: 300 MB доступного місця
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    • ОС: OSX Lion 10.7.5
    • Процесор: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 2 GB ОП
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    • Місце на диску: 300 MB доступного місця
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    • ОС: Unbuntu
    • Процесор: AMD Turion X2/Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 2 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Nvidia 8000 series or better
    • Місце на диску: 300 MB доступного місця
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AaToSMeD
( 0.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 3 травня
At first I thought I wouldn't like it and it would be just another generic slingshot game... I was wrong. This game is amazing!
2clickz
( 3.7 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 27 квітня
Yes, I recommend this game.
MadPcReviews
( 16.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 21 квітня
Very hard.4/10 for graphics
@geewonii
( 4.6 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 19 квітня
Features an innovative star system, and that's not just a pun because it takes place in space among star systems.
The Emperor ♛
( 3.3 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 28 березня
- Awesome This Game!
- Beautiful Graphics!
- 10/10.
slemq
( 3.3 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 20 березня
Добре виконаний візуальний та звуковий супровід, хороша стратегічна складова. Рекомендую.

+ Повна підтримка контролерів.
+ Колекційні картки Steam.

- Українська не підтримується.
DCxDemo
( 2.4 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 19 березня
Tap here, tap there. It ain't tablet.
Datgamr | trade.tf
( 0.4 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 29 лютого
Got this as part of a givaway
its fun
lots and lots of levels
challenging
nice mechanics
polished menu
mako
( 1.1 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 24 лютого
Doesn't do it for me, and it's interesting how small the details that ruined it for me seem to be:

1: The star rating system. Passing the stage is never good enough. "Remember always that you are mediocre," says the game, as little chimes invariably sound towards the end of the run to signal your failure to pass the muster. The chime effect itself isn't grating at all, quite inobtrusive, but you know what it means. The sound of angels' voices could be just as easily poisoned if all angels had ever done for you was chide.

2: The ambience absolutely belies the character of the game, rather than adding to it. As mentioned above, this isn't *really* a relaxing experience. It's a tricky experience with a failure state. In order to excel at it you have to learn to ignore the ambience, rather than going along with it. That is a fairly objective case of failure of art.

3: There's a period right at the end of each level where you've succeeded, but your ship can still crash, and frequently does. This isn't terrible, it's true to the character of the game, that the life of the probe ceases to matter once its mission has been succeeded, the player should embrace that, but, still, experiencing something that would usually mean failure can confuse feeling of acheivement of completing the course. If I were the devs, I would either freeze time once the conditions of success had been met, or I'd provide some success stimulus significant enough to completely reframe a post-success crash.
cbones
( 4.0 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 19 лютого
I want to like this challenging game but the obstacles are too great to enjoy. Instead of feeling accomplishment after finishing a level, I only feel relief that I am done with it. Simply put, it isn't enjoyable. I understand features like "thrust lag," but this combined with other difficulties make the controls feel weak and leaves me frustrated.

+Nice audio
+Nice atmosphere
+Nice visuals

-Too frustrating to be enjoyable
-Level restarts have the same splash screen everytime
ToXeN
( 1.6 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 9 лютого
This is an extremely frustrating game. You will die again and again just at the finish line a thousand times. And then you will go mad. Have fun.
benia95
( 10.8 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 6 лютого
Good physically based space game in which you have to collect plasma orb and use them to save the stars. To do this you have to orbit around planets, fly in space, and stay in the shadow of the planets to avoid overheating.
The levels aren't too difficult unless you want to obtain all three stars, in this case some level could become a little bit frustating but not impossibles.
Cr1ckt
( 0.3 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 19 січня
This game looks gorgeous and tries to expand on its mechanics in varied and interesting ways.

However, I have a hard time reconciling the demanding and arbitrary goals with the frustrating movement in a way that provides enjoyment. Slingshotting my spaceship around a moon should feel exhilarating rather than tedious. To the extent that this game succeeds as a series of puzzles to be solved, it also fails by making the execution of solutions a bore to carry out, robbing the player of any joy in their triumph. On top of this gameplay loop, the after-mission scoring punishes the player for not conserving enough fuel/succeeding quickly enough/etc. The idea of playing through the same mission again to conserve an extra one percent of my fuel is painful enough to make me turn back from the game completely, and the promise of trudging through another solution is not intriguing enough to keep me moving forward.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
Рекомендована
3.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 березня
Добре виконаний візуальний та звуковий супровід, хороша стратегічна складова. Рекомендую.

+ Повна підтримка контролерів.
+ Колекційні картки Steam.

- Українська не підтримується.
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8 з 13 людей (62%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
Не рекомендована
4.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 лютого
I want to like this challenging game but the obstacles are too great to enjoy. Instead of feeling accomplishment after finishing a level, I only feel relief that I am done with it. Simply put, it isn't enjoyable. I understand features like "thrust lag," but this combined with other difficulties make the controls feel weak and leaves me frustrated.

+Nice audio
+Nice atmosphere
+Nice visuals

-Too frustrating to be enjoyable
-Level restarts have the same splash screen everytime
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11 з 19 людей (58%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
3.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 березня
- Awesome This Game!
- Beautiful Graphics!
- 10/10.
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55 з 61 людей (90%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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7.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 жовтня 2013 р.
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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54 з 66 людей (82%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
Рекомендована
1.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 березня 2015 р.
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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35 з 44 людей (80%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
8.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 жовтня 2013 р.
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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25 з 29 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
Не рекомендована
0.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 березня 2015 р.
Meh...can't we at least get a 'mixed' opinion instead of a thumbs up or down on this one? :-\


I thumbed it down, but it is really not without merit. The thing is: you can easily see the good points of this game. Visuals are decent and it has a good atmospheric music to go with it. And even the controls are okay...perhaps even decent.

What it doesn't tell you is that it's hard. Extremely hard. To the point of insanity, even. Sure, quite some portion of that is me being not good at lunar landing kind of games. As such, this isn't the first of this sort of game I've just quit because I can't avoid one insta-death astroid without setting a deadly course to the second.
The thing is: where games like solar 2 and osmos accept this difficulty of steering and don't get overboard with other things, solar flux adds more layers of frustratingly hard stuff. Stay too close to a sun and your shield melts away. Most levels have flares to pick up while traversing through insta-death asteroids, which means you have to do a pretty much perfect run. Some suns tend to explode, so there's that that may send you off into an object or deep space. Others have timers or require you to set a path you can barely see from your starting position.
Oh, and you have limited ammo, so better use it wisely (which is in most levels 'close to none', as you have to time your flare-to-sun injections perfectly so the resulting explosion sends you of to where you actually want to go).

Now don't get me wrong: I like hard games, and to a degree, it certainly is challenging. But I feel quite some of the difficulty should've been reserved for a hard mode (like the limited fuel and shields). Or that there'd be an easy mode without those things. And if recent hard games have learned us anything, it's that the levels should be short (which is, admittedly, more or less the case here) and shouldn't hinder the player. That's certainly an issue. After a crash, it insists on a showing a 'you crashed' message where you have to click to restart, and even then it insists on repeating the objective every freakin' time.

So in the end, I'm thumbing it down because this really shouldn't be your first space sim. The difficulty curve is, IMHO, just too high. It should be okay (and perhaps even great) to those who fully mastered the movement of games like osmos and are looking for something harder. For anyone else, I'm sorry, but I'd always advise those games first. :-(
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23 з 27 людей (85%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
8.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 червня 2015 р.
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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15 з 16 людей (94%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
1.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 лютого 2014 р.
Relaxing but frustrating puzzle game. Each level is a puzzle you have to figure out, then you have to use mouse clicking skills to actually complete the puzzle. I like the puzzle solving aspect, but I find the skill side a bit frustrating because your timing and clicking often has to be perfect, or you have to do it again, and again, and again... This can get a little tiresome if you're stuck on a particular level.

Nice relaxing music though, and it looks pretty. Recommended if you like exercising your brain and don't mind honing the mouse skills to go with it.
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21 з 29 людей (72%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
8.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 листопада 2013 р.
A beautiful, relaxing puzzle game that's all about momentum, inertia and orbits. A spiritual successor to Osmos.
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21 з 32 людей (66%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Не рекомендована
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 грудня 2013 р.
Not really my thing. Its "novel" control system of smushing your ship away by clicking feels simultaneously floaty and yet too-precise. They don't believe in using words for menus and such wherever possible, which means it's sometimes obnoxious to navigate things. Core gameplay is not very engaging (again, to me) because it's about delicate swoops and fast reaction times. I can definitely see where other people could have fun, and it has a nice trance-void-techno aesthetic, but if you have similar tastes to me (meaty puzzles and RPGs, keeping twitch-gaming to FPS and the like) the game is going to feel immaterial and bland. 4/10, but depending on how much you enjoy the presentation/style this could go up to 8/10. I'm not recommending, but how good it is feels way more subjective than most games.
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10 з 13 людей (77%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
3.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 вересня 2014 р.
Well designed "gravity-type" game. The basic rule is to grab all the plasma and provide it to the sun(s) - at the same time you'll need to watch out on your fuel and armour level.

There are 4 different universes, each of them has around 15 levels.

Master your skills level by level and compare your time results with other people and with your friends.

Perfect for few hours of pure entertainment. Not sure if these "few hours" are worth $10 though.
If you will find it on 50% sale then it'll be definitely worth it!
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16 з 26 людей (62%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Не рекомендована
1.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 квітня 2014 р.
Meh game, nothing stands out, just your typical gravity/physics based game (strikes me as a browser flash game honestly).
Levels got repetitive. Not saying it's bad, it's just not worth 10$, you can get better games for 10$.
Wait for a sale or price drop if you're thinking about buying this.
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4 з 5 людей (80%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
21.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 січня 2015 р.
Another game in the long list of brilliant post-2008 indie outings. Solar Flux has minimalist, yet aesthetically very pleasing visuals, a good soundscape, simple and tight controls, and a gameplay that's reasonably difficult when you go for just completion, and fiendish at places when you plan to achieve 3 stars in all scenarios.

Just one detail to add - many of the obscure-looking 3-star challenges actually have very elegant solutions.

Highly recommended!
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6 з 9 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
2.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 січня 2014 р.
I completed all of the Solar Flux puzzles in just under 3 hours. If you are into breaking records and completeing all acheivements then you will be playing much longer. I would recommend buying this game if...
A) You like puzzle games.
B) You like outer space.
C) If it is on sale for cheap.

Pros
- Creates a nice atmosphere of suns, planets, etc
- Gameplay is smooth on either the mouse or the gamepad
- Not too frustrating but more relaxing (breaking current records may get very frustrating)
- Great concept for a puzzle game

Cons
- The music was not as atmospheric/ambient as I would have hoped for (This was corrected by turning the game music off and playing my own soundtrack)
- I felt they could have expanded on the space theme. Suns, planets and black holes were great but I felt the time bombs didn't fit into the setting at all. They should have replaced them with an exploding comet or something found in outer space

Overall this is one of those good little games to pick up during a Steam sale.

http://youtu.be/UXrGmwY_Dw4
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8 з 13 людей (62%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
Не рекомендована
1.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 23 лютого 2014 р.
A beautiful but frusturatingly difficult iOS port. What looks to be a calm and relaxing game instead causes groans and hatred. Pick it up if you are interested in the artwork but I cannot recommend this game to anybody but sadists.
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11 з 20 людей (55%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
5.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 грудня 2013 р.
So addictive, with a stunning soundtrack!
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Рекомендована
0.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 березня 2015 р.
This is a very well designed game, in means of visuals and sound. The story is simple but the whole atmosphere and ever increasing difficulty just keeps you engaged for a long time. The story might be simple but the obstacles and extra conditions that you have to consider for a better score, might make you replay over and over.

If you like well designed original puzzle games, and a fan of space stuff, this title will appease your urges.
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3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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2.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 червня 2014 р.
The game is fun. Each level takes only a couple of minutes, so if you need something to kill a short amount of time, go here. The puzzles require timing and planning ahead.

Levels require different objectives to earn three stars (least fuel used, least heat damage taken, timed, etc). You can slingshot around planets. You need to gather plasma to either bump up the star's energy, or lower it.

I'd recommend it, 8/10, would acquire again.
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