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 (98 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
First Impressions:

Solar Flux is visually stunning and pretty to look at. The gravity and limited thrust mechanics will keep you thinking on the most efficient way to solve these puzzles. I got this during a Bundle Stars sale (10 games for $3.99) and it was well worth the purchase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W2QFZai-H4
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16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A brilliantly designed puzzle game that challenges you to manage your fuel, shield, and your relationship between your motion and the pull of the various celestial bodies you encounter. It's such a beautiful visual representation of space and everything in it, and boy does it test your awareness of your environment and the obstacles set before you.
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Boring arcade game about moving around a map collecting yellow dots.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Very nice, ambient puzzle game. Visually stunning; The stars look amazing.
Gameplay is okay, nothing special. A little more polish and it would be a favourite.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Very good puzzles and sountrack here. To get all achievements requires a lot of precision with the mouse though as you can't slow down time as in "Osmos".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Beautiful graphics and effects.
Some frustrating puzzles to solve, but very addictive and lots of levels to keep me busy.
Just finished the first solar system and now starting the 2nd set of levels.
Back to the game!
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This puzzling mystery game is the creation of Jonathan Blow, developer of the award-winning game Braid.
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Bad PC port of an average iOS game.
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46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
7.6 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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31 of 38 people (82%) 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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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
A beautiful, relaxing puzzle game that's all about momentum, inertia and orbits. A spiritual successor to Osmos.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
So addictive, with a stunning soundtrack!
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
Well, I had high hopes for this game, thinking it was a modern version of Solar 2. It is not. BUT, it still turned out to be a pretty damn gopod game in its own right. It is a physics puzzle type game where you go around colelcting plasma balls and shooting them into stars to save them from death. You start out on a space station where you l;aunch yourself in whichever direction you wish, and there is planets and debris scattered around that you need to navigate through. You can use the planets orbits to your advantage to move without using up your fuel, and the same goes for shooting plasma into the stars, it creates an energy burst which also can propel you. Pretty clever little game, im glad i bought it, i reccomend it for anyone who is into casual physics puzzle games. Things like Angry birds or Gravity Badgers. This game is along the lines of those, but more complex and in my opinion a LOT better.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
This is a pretty fun puzzle-type game, but what really takes the cake for me is the incredibly soundtrack and the visual style. Soothing tones combine wonderfully with beautifully colored nebulae, suns, and other celestial objects. Definitely worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Solar Flux is a physics puzzle game with a space setting. With your space ship you need to collect plasma balls and shoot them into the suns to make them stable. The space ship is controlled by clicking behind the space ship like in Osmos and there are other mechanics like solar flares that you need to take in mind. The puzzles are challenging and the game looks good. It's a nice little casual puzzle game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
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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