Deceptively simple. Infinitely complex. LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game that will knot your brain as it calms your soul. Connect the shapes. Fill the board. Lose yourself in the interflowing paths of LYNE.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,345 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014
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“I highly recommend grabbing LYNE if you’re a fan of relaxing puzzle games.”
5/5 – AppAdvice

“LYNE offers a brilliant dose of puzzling fun.”
5/5 – AppSpy

“Great design, both from an aesthetic standpoint and also regarding its difficulty curve.”
4/5 – MacLife

About This Game

Deceptively simple. Infinitely complex. LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game that will knot your brain as it calms your soul.

Connect the shapes. Fill the board. Lose yourself in the interflowing paths of LYNE.

Features
- Hundreds of pre-built puzzles
- An infinite number of procedurally-generated puzzles, released daily
- Slick, intuitive interface
- Soothing dynamic audio
- Unlockable colour palettes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2.00GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 2.00GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Lyne is a fun little puzzle game. It's a puzzle puzzle game that involves literal puzzles, not the kind of puzzle game where you move around characters. The puzzle style is very intuitive and you will be able to quickly understand and jump right into it. The style of the puzzle is innovative and is somewhat like connect-the-dots but with the need to use logic to find the solution.

If you like puzzle puzzles, like the kind of thing you may find in a puzzle book or the back of the newspaper, you will probably enjoy this innovative game.

The puzzles can be solved visually at first, but slowly they get complex and you need to use logic to figure out what order to connect the dots in, and which paths to take... and it's really quite fun to solve the challenging ones.

The game comes with more than enough puzzles (650), but the best part is, since the game has the ability to randomly generate new puzzles every day, you get a lifetime subscription to the puzzles. If you log on each day, the puzzles get harder as the week goes on, starting over again on easy every monday-- just like puzzles in the newspaper.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
You could basically call LYNE "connect the dots" (but LYNE is much more enjoyable than connect the dots).
The objective is simple, connect the correct colored shapes with each other to make "lynes".
The game has an abstract style that is very relaxing to the eyes.
Pick this up if you want a "brain exercise".
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I purchased this game during the summer sale and left it to gather dust. I recently installed it, however, and it's become a personal favorite. The game moves quickly, but there is a sense of depth (and often frustration) that makes it enjoyable. The world seems to slip away. This is a great pick for casual gamers.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Alot of these reviews are way out of Lyne.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This is a great and relaxing puzzle game. Although it may be a very simple game it is pretty challenging, yet very addicting!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Fun, casual puzzle game. It's very simple but can be challenging at higher levels. The sound effects make it very soothing. You sort of get your mind into a groove and just jam. It's a very relaxing game--for when you're in the mood for that sort of thing instead of your favorite FPS.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Elegant, simple to learn, challenging puzzle game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Excellent logic puzzle game with hidden depths.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I got to be honest with you. I was just looking for a a cheap casual game to earn me some badges. Something to waste time clicking along. Oh wow was I wrong! Yes it is casual in so far that there is no urgency to finish the level but it's not simply a time waster. At one point I can swear I was one with the game seeing the combinations appearing in front of my all by themselves. (no I do not use experience enhancing substances - some chocolate and that's it). Great music and very addictive game play. I am so glad I bought this little gem of a game. I have friends who like puzzles. Dudes buy this! Like now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
is like line, much straight lines
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
nice game :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game is very addictive, and I can't stop thinking about the shapes een when I'm not playing it!!! 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Very simple but great puzzle game in terms of design. Surprisingly difficult at times.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
LYNE can best be described as a minimalist puzzle game.

Essentially it is a series of logic puzzles generated on a grid, consisting of coloured nodes and permeable gears. Each puzzle must be solved on the fly by connecting paths from one primary node to another through the same coloured nodes and transitional gears. The goal is to ensure that all nodes and all the slots on each gear are used in the eventual solution.

There are twenty-five individual puzzles grouped into twenty-six sets, which grow in depth and complexity the greater the progress made. As you can imagine the puzzles start off deliberately simple allowing players to grasp the basic elements of gameplay. Later puzzles require an ever increasing amount of convoluted paths to be drawn in order to use all the available nodes and gear slots. In addition the game also generates a set of daily time-limited puzzles which vary in complexity and must be finished each day or they disappear until they are generated sometime in the future.

Finding the solution to each puzzle can take between a few seconds and a few minutes depending on your ability. If you become stuck a combination of trial and error will eventually lead you to your goal. If you really dislike puzzle-solving take heart, for what I found truly amazing about LYNE is that it that solutions become intuitive. Drawing the correct paths take on an almost organic feel. Someone on the forums said that 'it feels like LYNE rewires the way your brain works,' and it does feel like that.

Despite the graphics feeling simplistic they are cleanly drawn and totally appropriate. While there is no music to speak of the game uses a series of medolic sounds with every mouse stroke that rise in frequency the the faster the connections are made. Together these sounds have an almost hypnotic quality which Im sure sublimally urges you on to complete the next objective.

If you dont like solving puzzle or find that your brain just isnt suited to play such games then this might be an exception. It is such a wonderful distraction from the plethora of online shooters, RTS and RPG/adventure games out there that you should really give it a go. LYNE is everything it says it is on the store page and worth the cheap price. Glad I made this purchase.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
A test of spatial intelligence and a good mental workout. Lyne offers tons of puzzles where you connect shapes and fill nodes with lines that can't overlap eachother.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
LYNE is a fantastic game! Really easy to learn the basics, yet can be challenging later on. Really great thing about the game that there are no points, there is no timer - therefore absolutely no pressure. It's a peaceful game that you can solve in your own pace.
I bought it on Humblebundle, so I got an android copy of it as well - working good on both devices. Even though it's a clearly a game developed for phones and talbets, works and feels just as good on computer. Usually ported games just painfully dumb because of the limited controls of phones, but this game perfectly melds the limits into it's features - you only need to swipe with your finger/with your mouse. The simple controls are justified by the simple mechanics of the game.
I soon plan to buy quite a few copies of the game for some of my friends, who would enjoy this puzzler - It's a good buy at the (otherwise really reasonable) full price of 3$/€, and and insanely good deal if it goes on a sale.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
If thearpy was a game this would be it. So relaxing and is usually my go-to game if I'm in a really bad mood, cheeres me up right away.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Really intuitive controls***
Challenging Puzzles***
Amazing Letter Achievements ***
Daily Puzzle Sets***


worth buying for the achievements alone!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Just, Amazing, It's very hard near the end but it's a real "mind torturer, like, jesus ;3;"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Spectacular. Graphics, sound, tutorial, difficulty curve, everything is perfection. Starts out super simple and slowly evolves into mind-bending complexity. And when you beat the game, there are daily batches of puzzles so you never run out of content. I wish I could give it more than one thumb up.
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