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 (1,168 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

PC
Mac
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
29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I actually bought this so I could spell out my steam name with the achievements...

It's actually a great game, which requires some thinking and looking.

Pros:
Great to kill time with, and its still fun.
It's very challenging, and it has daily challenges.
It's also an app on phones!

Cons:
Its hard for a silly guy like me.
Posted: September 30
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Elegant yet complex. Relaxing and challenging. An awesome puzzle game.
Posted: September 25
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
11/10 Alphabet achievements.
Posted: October 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
I've been slowly adding to my list of relaxing, (mostly) casual puzzle games that I can play both to wind down or get the brain active, and my current list consists of - Kami, Ichi, and Lyne. Of those games, Lyne is easily my favorite, and one that I see myself playing over and over, for the rest of my life. The daily challenges add a lot of replayability to the game.

If you like circuit-based puzzles, you will really enjoy this game.

The aesthetics are very simple, but also very easy/nice on the eyes. Different shapes of varying color on a basic background make for relaxing gameplay, completely at your own pace. There isn't really any music, however, the sounds made when you clear a level is very soothing, and when you get in the zone, clearing levels very quickly provides good, positive feedback. After you complete several levels, you unlock the ability to switch the background theme to different color palettes, unlocking more options as you progress through the game.

The controls are super simple - you just click and drag the mouse to move your circuit to (applicable) areas on the grid. The learning curve is minimal to moderate, however, the higher-difficulty levels can be extremely challenging. Difficulty is indicated by the number of triangles.

Each "set" of levels consists of 25 levels, and there is one set for every letter of the alphabet (26). On top of that, there are daily challenges that are changed throughout the week, starting at the easiest difficulty on Mondays, and increasing to brutal, oh-my-god-just-kill-me-this-is-so-hard-and-I-haven't-slept-yet-trying-to-finish-this-level torture on Sundays. Achievement hunters will have a grand time trying to 100% complete this, and I play this regularly whenever I have some time to fill. As mentioned before, I see myself playing this game for the rest of my life.

The goal in Lyne is to get all same-shaped circuits to connect to each other - the two bold shapes are your start and end points (you cannot miss a non-bold shape, and you cannot continue the circuit if you connect the start/end points). As you progress, more colors/shapes will be added, increasing the difficulty. Nodes will eventually appear (double, triple, and quadruple sockets), and these must be filled completely for you to solve the level. Nodes are also critical in the later stages, as they will allow your circuits to cross otherwise uncrossable pathways (ex: if you have a green connection going diagonally, you cannot have other circuits passing through that diagonal line). You can undo your connections at will with no penalty, and there is no time limit - everything is completely at-your-own-pace.

One of the best attributes of this game is how it rewards patience, perseverance, and trial-and-error. Many times, I have solved a puzzle by trying every possible route/solution I can think of. Other times, I will go back a few levels and have a sudden moment of clarity because you will realize that most levels in set follow very similar "themes" to solve the puzzles. For example, one set may have a pattern of having you use the longest path (or the shortest path). There are numerous ways to solve each level, and this is also a great thing, because it ensures that you have multiple ways to complete each level.

Overall, this is a great puzzle game that any puzzle enthusiast must try out - especially if you like circuit-based ones.

Highly recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.8 hrs on record
My brain boiled, melted and eventually exploded, only to be replaced by a new one, whose neurons were all nicely...

connected

10/10
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Neato
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
This is a game with a simple design, time-destroying, addictive. You can test your skills at solving puzzles, choose background themes and colors, play daily challanges so when you finish the game you'll still have something to play. Achievements are actually achieveable.

Long story short, I recommend this great game.
Posted: October 1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
A brilliant game to train your brain :)
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
For a relaxing puzzle game you can't get better than LYNE.

The rules are simple - you connect sockets with lines of different color, trying not to leave any socket empty. The levels difficulty range from very simple to very challenging and there are 650 pre-made levels plus 25-75 daily levels - and that's a lot. There is no timer or any hidden distractions - you can focus on just solving the puzzle.

The visuals and audio are quite nice. Large objects with contrasting colors, no music and simple sound effects. It looks pretty simple, but you realize it's all very well designed with focus on a relaxing experience.

This is obviously not an AAA title nor a game you would play for many hours straight. But as a relaxing, casual game LYNE is a masterpiece on par with Windows Solitaire ;)
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
LYNE is a simple, yet challenging puzzle game, made by Aussie developer Thomas Bowker, this game very easily shows off the creativity of today.

LYNE has you staring at your computer for hours on end, trying to figure out how to connect those final lines. The game starts off easy, only having one colour and an easy path to go over, but quickly develops in difficulty. By about set 'F', the game has multiple colours, all needing to go somewhere. The simplicity of the graphics and music is done excellently. The whole game is about connecting and drawing lines, but at the same time, covering the entire board and not hitting any other colour. When you finally see the answer, you will realise that it's been staring you in the face the entire time. On some levels, there are these overlapping type squares that allow you to put multiple colours through it at once, although, this is not always useful, seeing as you need to fill that completely as well before the level is finished.

This game is PERFECT for casual gamers and people who like to spend time on things. LYNE has no time limit so you can spend all day trying to figure out how to bring that red line to the other red area... By the time you finish one set, there's another one. Each set has 25 levels. There are 26 level sets, all have their own names. If you could call a single letter a name. So, 25 times (*) 26 = a whopping 650 words, all for a small price of $3 (to be more precise, $2.99) and during the sales, you can get this game for an even smaller price of $0.49, which is a massive bargain. I mean, 49 cents for a game that will leave you addicted for hours on end, and that's what LYNE is all about, a simple, yet almost perfect puzzle game.

If all of that hasn't persuaded you to buy this game yet, there's trading cards and steam achievements as well.

PROS:
- Addictive
- Fun
- Annoying
- Cheap
- Has trading cards
- Over 649 levels
- Made by an Australian
- Has achievements

CONS:
- Annoying
- Addictive
- Not very many people know about it and they may ask questions about what you're playing
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
This game has an easy concept to understand, but that definately does not mean that it is easy to complete. The levels make you think and keep changing your lines until one of the things you do actually works. Although I sat at my computer looking for a way to complete the level for a long time, it never made me want to quit like other games. I definately think it was worth it.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Suprisingly fun little puzzle indie game. Definately makes you think
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Very soothing. An undemanding, yet satisfying, pick-up-and-play game.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
one of my favotire puzzle game, the concept is simple but make me thinking so hard to beat this game and the achievement make my steam profile look better

Personal rating : 9.5/10
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
I started to play and 5 hours flew by like nothing. It's really fun, even if the hardest ones take longer time to figure them out, I enjoy it pretty much! I can only recommend this game if you like logic/puzzle games! :)
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Proof that simple can still be fun and challenging. Draw lines through nodes to complete levels. Be warned though, this seeminglhy simple game can become complex in a very quick way.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
= Pros =
Good puzzles from simple to rather difficult.
Nice minimalistic geometry graphics.
Relaxing minimalistic ambient sound.
Daily sets for endless replays.

= Cons =
No cloud.
Strange color combination in palletes.

= 7/10 =
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Alguds
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Great puzzle game, would recommend to anyone.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Mind blowing !!! Get it~
Posted: September 29
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