Grapple is a 3D puzzle platformer. You can fling, swing and climb across everything in Grapple. Different surfaces react uniquely to your gooball. Grapple is as fast paced as you want to play it. With multiple checkpoints and unlimited lives your skill is the only thing slowing you down.
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Very Positive (190 reviews) - 92% of the 190 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 9, 2015

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Grapple is a 3D puzzle platformer. You can fling, swing and climb across everything in Grapple. Different surfaces react uniquely to your gooball. Grapple is as fast paced as you want to play it. With multiple checkpoints and unlimited lives your skill is the only thing slowing you down. 

*90 levels
*Sandbox puzzles
*Cannons
*Speed run mode
*Secrets

Complete each level your own way. With such powerful movement, each level can be completed in your own unique way.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 - 32bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5800 3.20GHz / AMD Athlon 7850 Dual Core Processor 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT 1GB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 - 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 540 3.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Very Positive (190 reviews)
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☮WALKER
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Awesome little Physics Game! :)
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Grant
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Uninspired level design, confusing graphics and no way to skip levels make for a tedious game.
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Whiterabbit-uk
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Is anyone else having problems playing Grapple? When I try to look at the ground to see where I'm supposed to move to (on for example speed run), it's as though it's permanantely stuck in the upward position, so I can't look down to see where I have to jump to. All I can see is a set of blocks arranged in a geometric shape that I can move using the WASD keys. I've tried grappling the pieces of the puzzle using the appropriate keys, but have not been able to progress at all. Each time I try to look down it immediately returns to the up position as seen in Image 1 below. The second image shows what I should be seeing and the third image shows what happens when I move because I can't see the platforms. I had to take the second and third image while paused. You can see what i'm supposed to be able to see via the images and video on the store page.

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Until I'm able to play the game I can only give this a thumbs down. That said, it has mainly thumbs up, so it may be a fault with my system?? I've updated all of my drivers today and still get the problem. In total over the months I've been trying to sort this problem out I've played over 2 hours, well, not actually played, but tried to figure out what the problem is.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/268320/
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crowman
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
I am a sucker for tough-as-nails platformers and this game is right up my alley. It cuts the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and sends you straight into the action. It's just you and your ability to solve the puzzles.
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XenaV2
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Just a great course game.
Its game for listening to audiobooks, podcasts, etc when playing, but over buy it on sale as 7 bucks isnt really worth it
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Kaliumdikromaattitomaatti
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Perfect for that last 45 minutes when you aren't tired enough to go to bed but too tired to do anything else.
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Thunderjaw
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
I've never seen anything like it! it's fun, not TOO challenging, and not that short either. I love the concept and the gameplay, Great game!
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Sora
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
10/10 would feel like Spider-Man again.
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Compulsive Reloader
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Only played about 10 levels so far, but this is a fabulous quick entry (low learning curve) game! I bought it on sale, but the bang-for-buck value is well above my expectations! Buy it even if it isn't on sale!
I'm imagining it in VR in the future with even more possibilities!
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coster2233
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I really like this game, it is fun to play when board and will run perfectly on most modern computers, it can get quite addictive...

When you fail after an hour ... press ALT + F4
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Is anyone else having problems playing Grapple? When I try to look at the ground to see where I'm supposed to move to (on for example speed run), it's as though it's permanantely stuck in the upward position, so I can't look down to see where I have to jump to. All I can see is a set of blocks arranged in a geometric shape that I can move using the WASD keys. I've tried grappling the pieces of the puzzle using the appropriate keys, but have not been able to progress at all. Each time I try to look down it immediately returns to the up position as seen in Image 1 below. The second image shows what I should be seeing and the third image shows what happens when I move because I can't see the platforms. I had to take the second and third image while paused. You can see what i'm supposed to be able to see via the images and video on the store page.

Image 1
Image 2
Image 3



Until I'm able to play the game I can only give this a thumbs down. That said, it has mainly thumbs up, so it may be a fault with my system?? I've updated all of my drivers today and still get the problem. In total over the months I've been trying to sort this problem out I've played over 2 hours, well, not actually played, but tried to figure out what the problem is.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/268320/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I've never seen anything like it! it's fun, not TOO challenging, and not that short either. I love the concept and the gameplay, Great game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I am a sucker for tough-as-nails platformers and this game is right up my alley. It cuts the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and sends you straight into the action. It's just you and your ability to solve the puzzles.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
Grapple starts off at a steady pace introducing basic slingshot mechanics. Your objective is to progress through levels by launching between platforms and reaching the end goal. Sounds simple right? Just wait until they turn M.C. Escher on you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AmxqRpq1r4
For a game like this, precise controls are a must. Quite astounded just how smooth the controls and physics of the gooball and string were, you really do feel like Spider-Man in space. Keyboard/mouse seemed the best combination but gamepad worked fine as well. As levels increased in complexity the wonderful controls allowed them opening up much more. You are able to complete puzzles how you wish, which lead to some very cool experimentation.

Relaxing soundtrack which fit the themes but could use a little more variation. 90 levels, bunch of collectables and both standard and speedrun modes should keep you going for a while, though I think a level editor and workshop support would be a great addition to the game. If you enjoy 'jump maps' and zen puzzlers, it's worth taking a look at. Cheers.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
'Grapple' is an awesome 3D puzzle platformer with a really good designed physic engine without any glitches or bugs. Slogan: Your skill is the only thing slowing you down.

Desc:
In Grapple you are a sticky blob. Your goal is to reach the end portal in each level. You are moving, jumping and grappling from platform to platform. With each higher level the difficulty level is rising.

Pros:
+ you are a sticky blob (stuck to every object)
+ great physic engine
+ awesome level design
+ lot of levels (90)
+ 3 game modes (speed run, normal run, time trail)
+ no glitches, no bugs
+ checkpoints
+ unlimited lives
(+ achievements)

Cons:
- no level editor (no steam workshop)
- music is not bad, but has less variety and it could be much more intense

Recommended, even if it's not on sale, because there are a lot of levels and it has a really good designed physic engine.

9/10
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
So, I've played a lot of grappling games including Floating Point and Attack on Titan, just to name some of the most recent, and a general concern I always have, and especially with those involving changing of gravity points, is the controls. Judging by that alone, this game has done it better than I could ever have imagined. On top of the controls, the soundtrack is awesome, and the learning curve is perfectly steady.

Only two things will stop your flow:
Your death, which is inevitable.
Or whenever you pause and take a look at the cute dancing guy who gives you hints.

Highly recommended.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
This game is neat.

Pros------Very interesting concept, Controls work great, a good amount of cute little humor, and music that's chill and pretty similar to Terraria.

Cons------Game crashes sometimes when switching to other programs, a few levels are stupidly hard, and there are occasional glitches.

Overall I definitely recommend this game; the controls are great and swinging around feels amazing!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
Swinging like Spider-man through space......

what more do you need in a game.


Excellent, simple controls. Cool soundtrack. This game is great.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
As someone who loves games that use their basic movement systems as their core mechanic--games like Dustforce, Mirror's Edge etc; this is one of my favorite releases of 2015. Grapple is one of my dream games finally realized.

The basic mechanics are simple: you are a blob that can attach to the side and underside of platforms, jump, and fire a small string of yourself onto solid objects to grapple and swing past areas where there is no ground to land on. Further mechanics are introduced in the levels themselves, such as red death platforms, ungrapple-able forcefield platforms, white bouncy platforms and pink cannons.

The quality of the levels rollercoasters up and down--some levels make use of brilliant ideas and flesh out the basic mechanics of the game in fresh and clever ways, while others come off as lazy free-form collections of platforms. There are several weak levels and gimmick mechanics--for example, the invisible platform gimmick (platforms that only become visible when you are close enough), which is not at all interesting or fun and results in three of the worst "maze" levels in the game. Later levels fall into the trap of an over-reliance on precision momentum slinging, using long falls, bouncy platforms and cannons. This comes to a head with a level that requires slinging with extreme precision into another cannon, which can require many attempts.

There is plenty to do: collectibles are used to guide the player through the "intended" path of each level and give reasons to return to levels for 100% optimal completion. A time trial mode challenges players to beat individual levels under a predefined par time (which is a useful gauge of performance, since there is no online leaderboard for the game). There is also a speedrun mode that challenges players to beat the game in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

As with all games, there are a few quibbles here and there that you should be aware of:
  • Movement is oriented to the direction of the camera; this can make adjusting to the side and underside of platforms somewhat awkward. It is something to get used to, but could ideally have been done better.
  • You cannot seem to remap the controls. Thankfully, the default controls are nothing out of the ordinary, but if you're an old guy and use ESDF or something, you're out of luck here.
  • The music is average to mediocre, full of aggressive synths, and can grate after a few hours of play. I found myself eventually turning the music off and listening to the Dustforce soundtrack instead.
  • The game seems to have no community to speak of, and the developers do not seem to have reached out to the players much at all. I believe this game could have received more recognition with a more active development team, online leaderboards (which I think would be the most valuable addition for garnering a community), and a level editor to extend the longevity of the game; as it stands Grapple basically hasn't been touched since its March launch.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
This is a great little 3D platform puzzle where you play the role of a sticky ball that can grapple. Regular checkpoints throughout the MASSIVE amount of levels make it very forgiving - controls are easy to pick up and feel very fluid.
You need to go fast, slow, look around, take leaps of faith, swing around things and generally use your brain (and basic platforming skills) to get to the black hole, which allows you to unlock the next level.

http://youtu.be/cjeeH7qRiK0

Well worth the price - 9/10.
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