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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.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014
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Achievements added to LYNE

April 10th, 2014

Hey everyone just a quick update to let you know I have added some achievements to LYNE.

Thanks for playing.
- Thomas

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Reviews

“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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
148 of 163 people (91%) found this review helpful
332 products in account
52 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
LYNE does exactly what you want a puzzle-based game to do. It's an incredibly simple game that makes you analyze and think your way out of difficult situations. That added with the beautiful ambient sounds and music leaves you with a very relaxed state that is simply put as enjoyable. I highly recommend this game for any puzzle enthusiast you will not be disappointed.

I also did a first look review video fo it so if you'd like to see some gameplay + commentary feel free to check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCC_N_YVEq8&feature=share&list=UUf2ocK7dG_WFUgtDtrKR4rw
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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79 of 86 people (92%) found this review helpful
876 products in account
139 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Puzzle games in my eyes need a few things to be entertaining, addicting tests of your wits. They should be easy to pick up, with basic rules that don’t require lengthy tutorials or wordy instructions to understand. They ought to be dynamic, built on a framework that can be easily reworked into a continual stream of interesting puzzles that don’t become repetitive despite being similar if not identical in design. And lastly I prefer them to be easy to pick up and put down, like a coffee table book that you can spend a few minutes or hours passing the time with, then set it back down for an unknown amount of time and still find it just as enjoyable the next time you look at it.

LYNE seems to have unknowingly looked into my head and designed itself around these ideals, forming into a simple but exemplary brain teaser that I fell in love with from the very first screen. It’s a relaxing yet engrossing experience that excels at putting you in a zen like state as you clear puzzles and feel especially clever each and every time you do.

In essence, LYNE can best be thought of as a nonlinear connect-the-dots. You’re given two points that you must connect, while going through all of the requisite points between them, but the order in which you do so is entirely up to you. There isn’t necessarily only one way to solve a puzzle, and this freedom is but one reason I find LYNE hugely refreshing compared to so many other puzzle games. As you progress you begin to deal with multiple colors, points you must repeatedly run through, and more complex designs that have you connecting lines like a mad cartographer, which from the outside looking on would seem highly complex and difficult.

But, it never feels that way when you’re playing. The fundamentals are so basic that it feels almost innate, like you’ve already been doing this for years. Something about LYNE clicked with me instantly, allowing me to breeze through level after level without an abundance of difficulty but leaving that satisfying feeling of accomplishment when you flex your frontal lobe and solve a problem. The soothing ambient sounds and mellow colors do well to elicit a calm mindset, making this an ideal way to let loose of your tension and unwind as you focus on the problem at hand.

In a similar way that many treat Sudoku and crossword puzzles, LYNE has something of a habitual quality; something you can go back to every day to help keep you sharp and relax after the more trying events of a day. The structure is tailor made for this style of play, with puzzles grouped into sets that are just long enough to be rewarding but not fatiguing. Random daily puzzles (though you’d never know that do to them being just as well designed as the base sets) provide consistent new content, at which point I can think of little more I could ask for.

Brilliant, Thomas Wowker, brilliant.
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
412 products in account
40 reviews
37.8 hrs on record
Such a simple game concept but quite challenging.
Just connect with some "lynes" all object of the same shape. There are 3 different shapes: square, triangel and rhombus. Between them there are octagons which allow a certain number of crossings shown by linking spots. What it makes mostly difficult is that you often run out of possibilities. No chance to cross over a linking spot or you even have forgot to connect an object at least.
Sometimes you solve the puzzle in seconds, in other times you have to test every single way from both sides. Very joyful and relaxing. The background music is chilling you out and the lines lock-in with panpipe sounds ... What else do you need?
BTW there a 26 letters of the alphabet with each 25 levels. It's a whole bunch of work to do.
Posted: April 9th, 2014
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
271 products in account
16 reviews
3.5 hrs on record
Lyne is a minimalist puzzle game with lots of levels, it gets increasingly harder with each level. Worth buying at full price!
My personal rating is 10/10.
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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52 of 69 people (75%) found this review helpful
100 products in account
3 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Fun relaxing puzzle game and it's CHEAP! so you have no excuses ^_^
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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Awards

Finalist, Audio Design, Freeplay 2013
Honorable Mention, Design, Freeplay 2013