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 (137 reviews) - 89% of the 137 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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Fun little time killer. Needed to cheat on a few levels from youtube haha
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
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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