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 Schrödinger, the crazy cat scientist, in completing his mysterious, mice-powered invention.
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Very Positive (145 reviews) - 88% of the 145 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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“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 – Hardcore Gamer

About This Game

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 Schrödinger, the crazy cat scientist, in completing his mysterious, mice-powered invention. Pile up Tetromino bricks to create a safe path for as many mice as possible, gather collectibles, fight enemies, use different types of blocks, blow up things and avoid environmental 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (145 reviews)
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robbyjo
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 14
Brilliant puzzle game and concept. However, the control issue is plaguing the game (as of today, Aug 15, 2016). I play with a PS4 joystick using Input Mapper. Right shoulder is supposed to rotate the bricks, but somehow the game also speeds up the mouse walking rate. This is very frustrating. I really hope that the author would fix this issue. I think once the control issue is gone, I could definitely recommend this game.
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qdpi
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
Challenging puzzle game with lots of levels, very fun.
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Cattleprod
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 3
not very challenging or rewarding
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[nBn] Pasqui
7.0 hrs
Posted: June 29
Mousecraft is a solid little puzzle game worth getting at half price or below. I don't think it has enough hours of gameplay to get at full price, though.

In the game you place tetrominos (combinations of four blocks for those not familiar with that term) on the platform in order to help your mice get to the cheese. The 80 levels increase steadily in difficulty, adding different obstacles and kinds of blocks to make things different. It's a good puzzle game, and enough of a challenge to keep you playing all the levels, without getting too difficult.

As usual my kind of complaint with puzzle games like this is that there are just not enough levels, but at least this one comes with a level editor so there's always more in the workshop.

Also a good game for 100% achievement hunters. It only took me 7 hours to fully finish the game, and if some of the puzzles are a little too tricky for you, I'm sure there are guides out there to help you.
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Chenko
129.7 hrs
Posted: April 25
Thoroughly enjoyed this game. The puzzles were challenging but not impossible, the graphics and music were perfect. A+
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Ooops
7.3 hrs
Posted: April 17
I got this in a bundle and I must say the trailers left me skeptikal: I thought the game would be very basic with little variety and creativity. But thankfully, Mousecraft is much better than I first thought.

You must help mice reach each level's destination and collect crystals along the way. The mice go mindlesly forward and your only way to help them is by using Tetris-like blocks to make them a viable path. It sound basic, but Mousecraft regularly introduces new kinds of blocks (explosive, bouncy, fragile, recyclable...) and hazards. Coupled with some clever level design, it keeps things fresh until the end. I found the general difficulty level perfectly suited to my tastes: it often requires careful thinking and planning, while remaining solvable for non-superhuman beings (I'm looking at you, Spacechem!)

All is not rosy though. There are some issues, none of them game-breaking, but slightly annoying:
- Mild bugs
- While I enjoyed the general difficulty level, the difficulty curve was somewhat random with some levels in the middle much more difficult than those in the end.
- The visuals and music lack variety. It makes Mousecraft look more like a mobile game than a fully-fledged PC title.

But overall, it's well worth the time and money for puzzle enthusiast who appreaciate a reasonable challenge.
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OakenPants
2.5 hrs
Posted: March 5
I could see this as a good game, but I was left disappointed.

In the end, this is just not the puzzle game I was looking for, but I can understand others liking it. The premise: lead mice to the cheese reminiscent of Lemmings in a game with a fabulous graphics style... Sure thing! I'm in!

Each level you have 3 mice to get to the end, and 3 gems to get along the way for a Perfect score. To guide and protect the mice, you place "Tetris" shaped pieces for the mice to climb over, to use as bridges, to fill gaps, to crush evil 'robot rats', or you can use bombs to remove certain already placed blocks. Um, okay, I'll go along with this and see where it goes. The mice can climb up one brick, and fall 3 bricks high without harm. So you place blocks along the way to meet those requirements and as the game progresses they introduce other blocks. Blocks allowing mice to land safely from great heights (jelly bricks), for example.

In completing the first 22 or so (of 80) levels, I saw there was usually a single-solution "trick" to the level more than just using logic to solve a puzzle. At least that's how it seems to me. And I got kind of tired seeing if I could find the trick to get a perfect score.

Overall: It's a great style, I love the idea and the gameplay itself is pretty well done, but I didn't like placing Tetris" blocks and looking for tricks to solve a puzzle. 7 out of 10.
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Dolph
1.0 hrs
Posted: February 22
Oh dear, that was a waste of 10 quid.

Nothing like Lemmings or Tetris, and the puzzles are so simplistic that I actually started to try and make it harder for myself by not reading the instructions,

If I'd bought this for £2 on my iPad it would just about be acceptable. I can only guess that all the positive reviews have come from peole who are very easily amused, and have money to spare.
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Daerphen
6.3 hrs
Posted: January 4
Are you looking for a cute looking puzzle game and are not afraid of mice? Then look no further, you got the perfect game for an evening or more (depending on your puzzle skills).

The game includes 80 puzzles with different elements you have to unlock on the way, like electrocute, T.N.T., acid, ...
Also included is a level editor. Too bad without Steam Workshop, so no Library with user created puzzles but only your own or those sent to you by your friends.
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Kveldulfr
4.0 hrs
Posted: December 24, 2015
MouseCraft is sorta a mix between Mouse Trap and Tetris.

Many of the stages are easy to figure out after a run or two through some mishaps, so it's a great little timekiller that should not get one frustrated. There are a good number of specialty blocks/items that make figuring out a safe passage for your mice an interesting puzzle, but luckily the player is allowed to learn these since new blocks/items are phased into gameplay rather being dumped all at once.

There is not really much of a story as far as I can tell; I've made it halfway through the stages and it has been trap after trap. Perhaps there's one at the end? I'll update when I get there.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
44 of 56 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22, 2014
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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34 of 44 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
174.8 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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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2015
Its Lemmings with Mice and Tetris Blocks <3, very fun and has some nice, clever puzzles at the advanced stages.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
Nice and smart iteration of Blocks That Matter (BTM) and Tetrobot & Co. (T&Co) ideas.

It’s about:
  • helping mice get their deserved piece of cheese by setting up blocks of widely-known shapes and using level's enviroment;
  • deliver all mice to extraction point safely for higher score;
  • collecting special crystals to unlock next levels;
  • collecting bombs and exploding some of the blocks to clear the way or "create" a way;
  • avoiding deadly raptoids - mechanized rats who're trying to hunt your mice down;
  • sophisticated ways to execute raptoids: drown them in acid, give an electric shock, explode with special "TNT"-blocks or just drop one of your default blocks on its head;
  • finding out the reason why this scientist-cat invented all that (my personal applause for the ending).

Why you should play this:
  • you played BTM or T&Co., liked it and looking for something very similar;
  • indirect control brings fresh air to the puzzle - you need to predict consequences, not "do then think how to deal with consequences";
  • it certainly develops your imagination;
  • mice facing the obstacle not just stop and stand still - they turn around and moving in opposite direction: sometimes it's the core to beat another level;
  • enviroment and kind of blocks are changing - you unlock new features by completing levels;
  • "Undo" and "Pause" buttons help to keep your hair on.

Why you may not like it:
  • some of the levels look overloaded with blocks and details - they usually can be solved just with enumeration of possibilities;
  • as any puzzle game after some time it can feel boring;
  • 100 levels would be better and look more round number than 80.

15 hours of brainstorm for 10 seconds of laugh in the end. And, that's worth it!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2015
Its good looking puzzle game. Its just too easy. For 80 levels i had to think a little bit harder about maybe 4 or 5 of them.

+ simple game mechanics have great potential to create something amazing (maze + tetris like pieces with different functions),
+ you can to do it yourself in built in level creator (huge plus for implementing this),
- to unveil its true value this game should have Steam Workshop!!! I would love to see what puzzles were created by other people!!!

I had some fun with this little game, but if you are looking for something challenging - it is not the game you are looking for.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
'MouseCraft' is a combination of Tetris and Lemmings as puzzle game with mice.

Desc:
Your goal is to guide every 3 mice in each level to the exit (cheese). Each level gives you certain amount of blocks which can be rotated and placed everywhere. You have to collect in some levels blue crystals to unlock the next level.
Within the first level you only have "normal" blocks like the Z, L or I of Tetris but over the time you unlock new blocks like a jelly block which prevents a mouse to die when it fall down more than 3 blocks. There are altogether 80 levels.

Pros:
+ low raising difficulty level
+ beatable game
+ cute animations
+ built in level creator
(+ achievements [all are fair])

Cons:
- too easy (only 5 or 6 levels are a bit harder)
--- no Steam Workshop (game concept is crying out for! and it still has a built in level creator how silly)
- only story mode (means 80 levels)

Recommended!, only if it's on sale, because it's not really challenging.

7/10
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
It's alot better then it looks. for 10euro? GET IT!!! even old people do love this :-)
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25 of 41 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
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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34 of 58 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 19, 2014
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 7, 2014
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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