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 (1,353 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
15 of 16 people (94%) 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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7 of 7 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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6 of 6 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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6 of 6 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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18 of 29 people (62%) 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
147.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Excellent logic puzzle game with hidden depths.
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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
18.5 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Brought to us by Australian indie developer Thomas Bowker, LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game that tasks you with connecting sets of colored shapes, without crossing or re-tracing any lines along the way. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is by design; LYNE claims to be “deceptively simple” yet “infinitely complex”. But does it do enough to set itself apart from the ever-growing library of puzzlers competing for gamers’ attention?

LYNE is designed to be as streamlined and polished as possible. Your first moments with the game set the tone for the entire experience as you’re met with crisp lines, pastel colors and gentle sounds, making for a very refined appearance. The menus are easily navigated as well, and overall everything feels calculated and elegant. The puzzles themselves are divided into lettered sets of 25, and completing a set earns you anywhere from one to five points, depending on the difficulty. As you accumulate points, you’ll unlock additional level sets and color palettes. There are hundreds of puzzles pre-loaded, so there's no shortage of challenges to tackle!

The puzzles start off easy, acquainting you with the controls and basic gameplay with a few stylized visual prompts. However, after the first level set you’re on your own. Still, the difficulty curve is gentle enough to welcome even those who have never tried a puzzle game before, while still appealing to even the most hardcore of puzzle masters. No lives and no time limit means the pressures of performance and progression are removed, placing the focus on the player’s experience with the game. There is a surprising amount of variety in the puzzle design, all while only ever using four different shapes. It’s not overcomplicated, and if you ever feel yourself growing tired of looking at the same colored shapes in different arrangements you can simply change the color palette for a fresh visual experience. Completing a puzzle sends it sliding off to the left to be replaced by another, and a total lack of load time helps LYNE maintain a superb flow.

As excellent as the puzzle design is, the secret of LYNE lies in its audio. Ambient and echoing but never obtrusive, the soft tones that emanate from each connected shape combine with the minimalist visuals to create an impressively immersive and calming environment. I often ended up playing it after a stressful day, and found relief in its gentle, tranquil presentation. That combined with the satisfaction of puzzle completion means it easy to lose yourself in LYNE.

At $2.99, its price is a bit steep for a seemingly simple puzzle game. It’s a shame so many people will pass over LYNE without a second thought just because it’s not free or under a buck, because it truly does offer a unique and immersive experience.

LYNE is a great game not only for its clever puzzles, but for the soul soothing elegance it emanates throughout the experience. Don’t let the price stop you: this is a game worth owning. If you’re looking for the next Tetris you won’t find it here, but LYNE distances itself from the frantic and competitive nature of other games in the genre for a gentle yet challenging experience that is perfect for nearly every gamer.

9/10, Highly Recommended

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5 of 6 people (83%) 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
29.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
What A Game!!!!

Rating 10/10

I traded this game first and played for hours. Then i really impressed by this game and bought it from steam store for someone . Frankly Speaking maybe its not call of duty type or whatever and i believe no brain needed for playing that type of game .. BUT TO BE HONEST TRUST ME IF YOU HAVE A BRAIN ITS GONNA SUCK ALL OF YOUR BRAINFLUID..

[PRO]
First of all Its very cheap only $ 2.99 and if you able to find 90% off coupon via trading you gonna pay only $0.3
Easy to Complex Puzzle
Good Replay Value [because its generate new random puzzle every day]
Easy to Understand [no guide needed]
only 30mb download [for those who have poor connection]
Appropriate for all ages.
can change back ground after unlocking by points
[Cons]
there is no such cons... and one of the best puzzle game i have ever seen
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
By far one of the best puzzle games I have played. This is game is great challenge for those who like puzzles! Worth the purchase! 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
It is a some kind of brain exercise :)
It has very simple rules and minimalist design
All you need to do is to connect shapes using lines
Great thing to play a few levels from time to time
I love it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
An excellent puzzle game that will make you frustrated and want to pull out your hair. The challenge is great and completing this game was very satisfying. The sounds in the game can put you in a trans and make you relaxed, the puzzles put you in a good rhythm and make you want to keep going. This is a great game, well worth the price you will get your money's worth out of it if you sit down and do it. The achievements are awesome and you can spell things on your account with achievements which is fun. Great puzzle game!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This is a very fun game, very intuitive, quick to play and pick up, and rewarding when you finish a letter set. I hope to complete it soon!
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