Ever wondered what a cross between Tetris and Lemmings would look like? Well, wonder no more, 'cause... MouseCraft is here! MouseCraft is an A to B puzzle game where players help mice in their relentless quest for cheese by stacking the world's most famous blocks: Tetrominos.
User reviews: Very Positive (54 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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"MouseCraft made me feel like a mad scientist as I used tetris bricks to lead mice through thoughtful puzzles."
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October 1

MouseCraft 1.1 is live, also a -33% discount!

Hey guys!

Firstly - MouseCraft is currently -33% off and it probably won't be in a similar discount for a longer time, so it's a pretty good time to get it if you still haven't played it.

Secondly - since the launch we have been fixing and adding some stuff, but we didn't feel like they're worth mentioning separately. We thought we will write a bigger post when there's more to tell and I guess now is a good time to do it.

Changelog since launch:

  • Updated Steam integration to Steamworks 1.31 and fixed all Linux issues regarding Achievements, Leaderboards and Stats. It will also allow us to add Steam Workshop support in the future.
  • Increased the performance and quality of videos for Mac OSX.
  • Added full keyboard support - now you can play the game solely with a keyboard.
  • Added Xbox gamepad support for Windows and Mac OSX (support for Linux is pretty experimental). Details below.
  • Added 2 new languages: Italian and Dutch (thanks to Puxxup and jpelgrom)
  • Added Polish descriptions and names for Achievements (thanks to RobeN)
  • Added a "language sniffing" mechanism - the game will now set the language according to the operating system language (if there is no other language setting saved already).
  • Optimized a lot of graphics stuff - reduced the number of draw calls by 30%.
  • Added functionality to Effects toggle - setting effects to "off" will result in launching the game in a mode suitable for older, low-end computers.
  • Added a green outline showing the currently active Moving Brick.
  • Moved all brick outlines to a higher layer so they are more visible during Active Pause.
  • Feature cutscenes will no longer appear if you have already completed the level where the feature was introduced.
  • Lots of Level Editor bugfixes.

Gamepad support
  • Windows: Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers should work out of the box if you have the necessary drivers. A PS3 controller can be used with Motionin Joy application and emulating Xbox 360 controller.
  • Mac OSX: requires free 3rd party driver by Tattiebogle.
  • Linux: We're not really sure it will work - it really depends on the drivers.

Oh, and here's a little image showing the controls scheme for Xbox controller:



Hope you'll like it!

Cheers,
Crunching Koalas

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July 17

MouseCraft is a part of Indie Piñata - use received discounts to get similar games!

Hey guys!

MouseCraft is a part of Indie Piñata, an event organized by indie developers to promote similar games, available on Steam, among enthusiasts of specific game genres.

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It’s very simple – the event lasts for 10 days and during that time everybody who owns at least one title from our collection can get similar games, listed below, for a discounted price:

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Reviews

“MouseCraft is a game that manages to take inspiration from two classic titles and create something fun. The fact that I became obsessed with making sure every mouse made it through the obstacle course tells you how addictive this game can be. Of the 80 levels included, there are a few that can stop you in your tracks and put you off from returning, but that minor flaw aside, MouseCraft is a great game that puzzle fans should take a look at.”
9/10 – The Sixth Axis

“If you’re a fan of puzzle games, don’t miss Crunching Koalas’ brilliant remix. MouseCraft drops you into a series of challenges that will initially make you feel like a mouse trapped in a maze. But after working your way through these environments, you’ll feel like a mad scientist who can’t be stopped.”
8/10 – Game Informer

“Offering up a new experience every time the mice finish their well-deserved cheese, MouseCraft is a refreshing experience for those in need of a complex puzzle game. It may not be has light-hearted as it could have been, but Mousecraft succeeds by making the player think instead of laugh. With fresh ideas in every level diminishing the possibility of boredom, who needs simplicity?”
8/10 – HardcoreGamer

About This Game

Ever wondered what a cross between Tetris and Lemmings would look like? Well, wonder no more, because... MouseCraft is here!

Help Schrödinger, the crazy cat scientist, in his cheesy experiment and lead a group of mice in the most puzzling experience this year.

MouseCraft is an A to B puzzle game where players help mice in their relentless quest for cheese by stacking the world's most famous blocks: Tetrominos. Gather collectibles, fight enemies, use different types of bricks, blow things up and avoid enviromental hazards in 80 handcrafted levels.

Key Game Features:


  • Experience a remix of two classic gameplay mechanics: Pile up Tetromino bricks to create a safe path for as many mice as possible.
  • Discover an epic tale of a crazy cat scientist who is striving to unlock the potential of a mysterious, mice-powered machine.
  • Defeat obstacles, overcome gaps and gather collectibles by using different types of blocks, be them explosive, crumbling or even jelly ones.
  • Prove your stacking skills in your own style- freeze the game by using the Active Pause feature or increase the speed any time you want.
  • Get involved by creating your own maps and show off your creativity by sharing them with our community.
  • Chill out while listening to our funky soundtrack scored by Mikolai Stroinski, the composer for Dark Souls 2, The Witcher 3 and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

How much content is there?

  • 80 hand-crafted levels (about 6-10 hours of gameplay).
  • 7 different types of Tetromino Bricks, 2 types of Enviromental Hazards, Bombs, Enemies...
  • 4 different locations.
  • Level Editor which allows you to create your own maps.
  • Full Steam integration, including: Cloud Saves, Achievements, Leaderboards and Trading Cards.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1.4Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 512 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 512 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit or Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit or Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 512 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
It's alot better then it looks. for 10euro? GET IT!!! even old people do love this :-)
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Very entertaining game and with almost 7 hours of playtime totally worth it's money.
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Mousecraft is very similar to tetris puzzles, using the same style blocks only with a twist. You get a set amount of differant blocks to use and you must place them in a way so the mice can get to the cheese with out killing them. You also must try and collect the crystals as well. As you progress through the puzzles you earn more blocks, being differant type's, jelly blocks for the softer landings and bomb blocks to blow stuff up and many more.There is also Steam Acheviements to be earned as well. The game has just been updated and finished so this is very good news. I have enjoyed playing Mousecraft and the little mice are very cute, so if you like puzzle type games then I'm sure you'll like this little gem. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
One great thing about this game is you get to a level which looks fiendishly difficult, you just place a few blocks and start it up and then you're on your way. Then you can start to rack your brain on how to get all the crystals (shards). NICE FAMILIAR TETRIS BLOCKS BUT TETRIS SKILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED HERE ! Excellent game all round, highly recommended.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
One of the best logic games of all time!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Tetris + Lemmings = MouseCraft
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Really fun and entertaining game.
Worth to buy - belive me!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
A fun little game, some challanging levels.
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Early Access Review
Good for casual puzzle games. The difficulty so far may be not enough for hardcore puzzle players. The graphics, music and effects for a puzzle game is great.

The game divided into 4 sections and the beta version only available 2 sections and 1 more level from the 3rd section, which means 41 levels. There should be 80 levels in the full game.
As the game goes, new features will be unlocked, giving more variety things to the puzzle.

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After the launch of the game, I played through the whole game in several hours. Most of the remaining 39 levels are not tricky. So if you hope for some hardcore puzzle game, this may not give you satisfactory, and it's a little bit expensive for the game this short.

Hopefully there's a level editor. I'm looking forward to release some more difficult puzzles.
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Great fun!
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Early Access Review
If you feel bored about there Big Game, I would recommend you to play it. It is a good time-killer, with low space, high fun. If it has mobile phone version, I will take it immediately.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Great Game! I love it and it has a very cute story to it. My only problem is that when i make a new level it doesnt let me edit the name of it. Other than that totally worth the money :)
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4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
MouseCraft is a very charming puzzler that could easily be described as some sort of Lemmings light with Tetris elements.

That being said, the game is not of the likes of Incredible Machine or its direct or indirect sequels, where you have to finish more or less insane constructs with switches, rockets, candels and what not, but instead you're exclusively working with Tetris-shaped blocks with different characteristics. Crumble blocks break as soon as two mice walked on them, TNT blocks explode after three seconds as soon as they're touched, goo blocks avoid your mice falling to death and so forth, while the goal is always the same: reach the cheese platter with as many mice - max 3 - as possible while trying to fetch all the Anima (blue, crystaline, floating thingies) scattered throughout the levels.

The levels are pretty short and to the point, the difficulty has a pleasant learning curve and the game has its very own charme from a graphics and sound perspective. The game is not overly difficult, but some of the puzzles will make you scratch your head more than once or twice nontheless.

Over all, I don't regret a cent spending on MouseCraft and am hoping that the devs will continue to build on this promising puzzle game and its odd, but loveable, characters.
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Mousecraft is a entertaining puzzle-game, which is basically a mix of Lemmings and Tetris.


You have to guide three mice (which behave like lemmings) through a level full of dangeres to a piece of cheese. To help the mice there are Tetris-like blocks to build a path. New items are introduced step by step in the game which enrich the puzzle experience and bring diversion to the game.

Guiding all three mice to the cheese is more or less easy, but there are also collectible crystals and it can be very tricky to get all of them. Better said: to leed the mice to all cristals.

Despite beeing an indie game programmed by a small game studio Mousecraft offers good graphics and performance and seems quite professional. And the most important thing: it's quite fun to play!

(Review after 27/80 Levels)
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12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Welcome to the world of trial and error, because sometimes the first and the second mouse get to the cheese, but #3 gets blown into a thousand pieces.
This puzzle game requires both lemmings- and tetris-skills and if you don't figure out the perfect set-up for a puzzle you can still do well enough to advance in the game.
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I've grown more and more appreciative of the casual puzzler indie game genre and I must say that MouseCraft is one of the best I've played. Although I'd still identify as a "core" gamer, sometimes you just need something that's slower paced but still challenging. I appreciate the art, the humor and also find the game mechanic of an updated lemmings to be quite enjoyable. This game is a glorious example of how Steam Greenlight can bring gems to the surface that might have otherwise been lost to potential fans.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Early Access Review
MouseCraft is a puzzle game that should appeal to casual gamers and hardcore puzzle enthusiasts alike. Finding one solution to pass a level is usually trivial, but if you aim to collect every anima shard and get all three mice to the cheese, you might be in for a challenge.

The first stage is relatively simple and does a good job of introducing you to the gameplay mechanics. By the end of stage two though, I found myself genuinely stumped at some of the puzzles. I probably spent a good ten minutes or more figuring out some of those last challenges.

The game also has a cutesy story in between stages that I found charming in a quirky way. If you've played these kinds of puzzle games before, you probably know what to expect in terms of exposition. It's never going to win a video game award for best story, but it serves its purpose in providing some small reward for progression.

Overall, the 80 levels should take 6-10 hours to complete, depending on your skills with puzzle solving, and there's enough variation to keep you entertained throughout the game. There is also a very good and intuitive level editor that should provide additional content through Steam Workshop when support for it is added. In the meantime, it's possible to share and download player created levels via a Dropbox account the developer has set up.

It's a game I don't hesitate to recommend and it is among my absolute favourites in the puzzle genre.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
171.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
~=Updated to reflect the official release=~

Quick rundown:
* Straightfoward gameplay;
* Appealing to all ages;
* Well polished;
* Colorful graphics;
* Good soundtrack;
* Easy cheevos for achievement hunters;
* Enough content to justify the price (the level editor is awesome!).

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Mousecraft is a delightful casual experience. The puzzles are straighforward, but propose a nice, non-frustrating challenge should you decide to get a "Perfect" rating.

I think the game finds a nice balance in its audience as it can appeal to both the young and the "old." From personal experience, teenagers and overall competitive people will not enjoy the game very much as it is not fast paced and does not rely on skill, but rather your ability to analyze a situation and consider all the elements that are part of it. It does have leaderboards, but the scoring system is a bit obscure, making competition somewhat pointless.

To me, it is a perfect game to play after a stressful day to unwind. It is colorful, cute, and the cat scientist on the background, Schrödinger, always makes me smile with his reactions to the things you do. So, even if you fail a puzzle, it is still fun to watch him react to it -- you don't feel like you're losing, but that you should try better next time.

I'd also recommend this game to achievement hunters: it is very easy to get all the achievements; the second quickest I ever played. So even if you're not into puzzles, it should be simple to get it to 100% (especially with all the guides already available) and crank up your achievement percentage up a bit. Plus you'll be supporting a really cool indie developer -- they're awesome, hard-working people that have a lot of creativity and good ideas to share.

I've followed this project for quite a long time while it was in development, and I must say they did quite a good job, especially for being their first game. The quality is impressive, and the amount of polish shows they're really enjoying what they are doing. That alone makes them deserve our support. Crunching Koalas is an innovative indie game developer that brings that much-needed breath of fresh air to our gaming community, and I am looking forward to many other great games they might create.
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31 of 54 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Early Access Review
MouseCraft is Tetris mixed with Lemmings, but instead of lemmings there are mice. It's original and works very well. I don't really know what more to say about it, because I think most of us will be able to visualize what it will play like now.
If you like the sound of it, just buy it already.

[Rating: 73/100]
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
this game is already great although i'ts still in early access!

+ Tetris and lemmings combination
+ Nice Music
+ Great Design
+ No in-game bugs
+ Challenging puzzles

- Only 30 levels
- Steam Trading card doesn't work
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