Chip is an isometric puzzle game with robots, electricity and fancy dress! The player must help recharge Chip - a plucky little red robot - who has been imprisoned by the nefarious villain, Rust.
User reviews: Very Positive (54 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014
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November 4

66% off in the week-long sale

Greetings puzzle fans!

Chip is on sale now, and it couldn't be a better time to buy. 4 more updates are just around the corner, including 20 new levels (featuring the latest mechanics) and an engine overhaul to improve all kinds of things.

Why not make Chip the first of many holiday gifts you buy? ːChipJoyː

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July 22

Update 1.1.1 Available now: Like A Bot Out Of Hell Part 1 (New Levels and Mechanics)

Hello everyone!

CHIP is back with part 1 of an all-new level pack, featuring 5 (of 25) levels filled with shiny new robots and vistas. Full update notes can be found below:

- Two new mechanics (Jumper and Rotator).
- Jumper - This propels the bolt over the next tile
- Rotator - This rotates all objects and map tiles around it within in set radius
- 5 new levels with these mechanics, and more to come
- New level pack ("Like a bot out of hell")
- New level pack background
- New tileset

As always, we really appreciate your feedback (good or bad) in the forums and will continue to work on tweaks and new (always free) content.

Enjoy!

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Reviews

“Chip is an incredible puzzle game. It has the perfect mix of cuteness and smartness.”
9/10 – Novo Adagio

“Chip offers satisfying gameplay with a real level of challenge to its levels, and it’s presented wonderfully.”
8/10 – Highscore Reviews

“Chip is a good looking polished game that has some fun puzzles and solid gameplay. It has charm, character and the ability to appeal to both young and older gamers.”
78% – MOUSE n JOYPAD

About This Game

Chip is an isometric puzzle game with robots, electricity and fancy dress! The player must help recharge Chip - a plucky little red robot - who has been imprisoned by the nefarious villain, Rust.

The player will interact with a wide variety of objects such as cannons, mirrors, and magnets in order to direct a blob of energy to Chip and save him from his grisly fate! Players must utilise their whimsical puzzle-solving prowess by tapping, moving, and rotating these objects to achieve victory.

As the player progresses through the game they will find presents hidden amongst the many puzzles in Rust’s lair, containing a variety of Rust’s fancy dress costumes. These can be used to customise your little robot avatar, for bragging rights on the leaderboard and because everybody loves a new pair of fuzzy slippers!

Features:

  • 75 levels across three exciting level packs
  • 3 loveable characters that are fully customisable with dazzling array of accessories
  • 20+ achievements, do you have what it takes to earn them all?
  • Beautiful visuals accompanied by entertaining animations
  • Original music and sound effects from the award-winning composer Vince Webb
  • Steam achievements, leaderboards and trading cards

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon II
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics 4000
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 1.4Ghz Dual Core Intel i3
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics 4000
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Have waited for the developers to maybe release another patch or something, but nothing. They claim they have tuned the controls few times to find a balance, but the game is just unplayable right now. At least for me, though i don't think my setup is uncommon. Regular Windows box with a regular Logitech laser mouse. This is a puzzle game. With a speed element, regretably. I wouldn't probably buy it if i knew about the speed element (i must to investigate games more before buying:)). But it is not the end of the world. BUT like 50% of the time (or even more) clicks on objects doesn't register. Hitboxes either are very small or not in the center of the objects, or something else is wrong (there are not much settings in the menu, no resolution change, etc.). I have even asked developers to add an option to make hitboxes visible, so maybe we can find out why it behaves like that. Nothing still. Puzzle game, in which even fraction of a second sometimes matter and you have to move like 10 objects very fast in the particular order to make some object hit another, ricochet, light the bulb, activate a magnet, etc. So you start clicking fast, click, move, click, rotate, click - Nothhing, ARGH, restart the sequence, repeat, click, move, click, rotate, click...doesn't work ARRRRRGHH. And this is so irritating. You feel how you are starting to push the mouse button harder, though you understand this has nothing to do with that. I even started to feel some anxiety about this game. Just sick. I see positives reviews, so it is probably working ok for some, or they have higher resistance for such things, but there are also some similar complains about the controls in the forums. Can't recommend this game. Won't complete a badge. Deleting for now. Will revise the review if they would do something about these controls.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
All in all this is an OK game. I think if the developer had gone w/ a different art style(ie, less cartoony) it would be more visually appealing, but that is merely my opinion. Some of the puzzles are control/time sensitive, which is generally not a good design decision for puzzle games, especially considering that the controls can be a bit finicky. In that same vein I see this game as having a lot of potential for being ported to tablets, except that the control issues would make the game unplayable using a touch screen(I have noticed that trying to operate slowly tends to eliminate many of the problems).

The game lacks a windowed fullscreen option, which is somewhat annoying for users with multiple monitors, although hardly critical as the game behaves well in full screen on a dual monitor setup. The game lacks the ability to zoom in and out on the puzzles, which wouldn't be an issue except that at times players need to move the puzzle around in the view because there are regions that are not visible(this is compounded by the above mentioned control issues and time sensitivity of some puzzle solutions).

I added CHIP to my wishlist so I could pick it up on sale(it was $2.37 when I bought it), and after playing it I can say that it is decent enough that I'll get my money out of it. For those considering purchasing this game I would recommend waiting until it is on sale(in my opinion it was worth the $2.37, but not the current list price of $6.99).
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Puzzle fans, no need to look further.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I was playing the game and having fun, fully prepared to come and claim that those who are having trouble with imprecise controls must need to replace their mouse. And then, I hit level 12. Suddenly there's a problem. I can click on an object but when I try to place it, not only is the hitbox incredibly tiny, but I swear it moves. Now, this alone is fine with me; if a game is fun, I'll play around with placement to get the puzzle aspect correct in order to compensate for poor controls...and make no mistake: Chip is fun. However, throw in a countdown clock and it becomes an exercise in frustration. A clock is fine ONLY in cases of precise controls; this game lacks those controls. For the developers, there's only one choice here: Ditch the clock or fix the mechanics; otherwise, there's no point in the player continuing.

Chip has, believe it or not, been bundled 11 different times (as of this writing), sometimes as a free bonus game. And yet, according to Astats, while 293 people have completed the first level, only 114 (39%) have finished the first 20 (introductory) levels. There's a reason for that! Puzzle games should be fun, not rage inducing. A player should never feel as though they are fighting against the interface. This game has charm, thoughtfulness, and personality, but it's being let down by poor controls. That's a shame. As for me, I'm uninstalling. Life is too short, and there are far too many other excellent games to play...free or not.
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Cute looking puzzle game with nice sound design and some good challenging speed based puzzles.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Chip is an isometric puzzle game where you are guiding an energy ball from its source to destination through the use of mirrors, portals, magnets, and various other contraptions. Mechanically simple, there is a surprising amount of depth and variety to be found within the puzzles.

Every level has an additional goal number of moves/time to meet (not necessarily at the same time). Oftentimes these are relatively straightforward, but in some cases they involve meticulous timing in the movement of pieces, which can vary from very satisfying to quite frustrating depending on your preferences.

I was able to beat every level (although not every time/move challenge) within roughly 6 hours, so consider that a reasonable ballpark for amount of gameplay available. More level packs are supposed to be incoming, so that will likely grow.

The graphics are relatively simple (I believe this originated as a phone game), and there is character customization items you can purchase, but they're all superficial and have no impact on gameplay.

Ultimately, Chip is a nice little puzzle game. A little rough around the edges, but there's some good fun and challenge to be found here. In future updates, it could really benefit from the addition of Steam Workshop support to allow for user-submitted levels.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
A deceptively deep puzzle game with top-notch visuals and audio, and highly engrossing. In the vein on Bombuzal, pipemania, or even Q*bert, this little gem provides all the fun you need.

It's tremendously addictive, and the visuals give a true feeling of the polish and thought given to this game. You won't regret buying this, and I would believe this is honestly just the start of a bright future for the people being it. Buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Very good logic game, got few levels done with alot of head scratching and logic. good game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I'm the best game ever!!

Just like in real life I get dressed & solve problems.

That being said this is a good puzzle game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
good fun and challenging as the game goes on!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The only game you can say... "I dressed up a robot called Chip as Finn from Adventure Time."
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Fan of puzzles ? get this one !

Don't be fooled by its childish looks, it will require some deep thinking if you want to finish it fully.
The difficulty scales pretty well, and some levels require quite a lot of time to be passed completely.
Each level has 3 "stars", gained by finishing the level, in a limited time & with a limited number of moves. Sometimes, there is also a "gift" to collect on the way. And the solution you find for one of these will not be necessarily work for the other (especially, collecting gifts often use a different route than the others).

In total, you have 75 levels (a few levels are merely tutorials, though), but you can consider that you have more if you want to finish the game at 100%.

All in all, a few hours of fun, with a relaxing soundtrack.

To sum up :

+ Good scaling difficulty
+ Some levels need to be beaten 3 times in a different way to get everything
+ Special levels to unlock in each world
+ 3 character skins, which can be customized in a funny way

- Missclicks are common on the game items, each one forcing to restart the level when trying to complete the game (thanksfully, it's restarting fast)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
nice, cute, fun puzzle game, their challenge is fun & hard too.

you can try alot of things inside,

totally recommended !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Great game for when you're just not in the mood for regular games. Chip brings loads of maps with a lot of variety and pretty addictive like you would expect from a puzzle game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Clever, cute, and quite entertaining. The only qualm I have is the time limit imposed on the puzzles to "3-star" the level, but Chip is a very solid entry in the casual puzzle game genre.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Some really fun logic puzzles. Starts off easy but quickly gets really hard. Lots of "Ahah" moments when you figure them out though.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Very fun! At first I didn't really expect much from Chip. It's a standard puzzle game that looks like it belongs on an iPhone or an Android phone, because of its simple design, short levels and simple scoring system that's identical to the system in Bad Piggies, but this is not the case. Despite what you may think at first, some of the levels in this game can make you stop dead in your tracks to think about your actions throughoutly before you actually do something, because this game has very high demands for both time and the amount of moves you make. And getting the top rating is actually quite important, because unlocking bonus levels and other level packs depends on your ratings throughout the game. You move cannons, magnets and bouncy walls and turn them around to create a clear path from the cannon to the robot, which you can customize. Some of the customizations for the robots make me worried about this game being struck with lawsuit- being given Finn's hat from Adventure Time, the Magatama from Ace Attorney, etc. The graphics I find very cute, even though they look like they were made in Adobe Flash. Overall, I like the game, but the game, but it's a little too expensive- quickly, nag it before the sale ends! :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Chip is an awesome puzzle game fitted with a really cute little Red Robot!

Highly recommended!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
This is a pretty good puzzler
If you're into challenging puzzles this is definitely the game for you.

The characters look awesome!
You can dress them up with the accessories in the shop which you purchase using currency that you win when you solve puzzles and you get a fair ammount so that you can unlock something new every couple games or so.

The gameplay is simple. You just point and click. Move objects around to navigate a ball of energy to hit Chip and wake him up.

I've only played a few levels so far and the puzzles are pretty easy in the beggining which allows you to get the hang of how the game works.
If you are a prefectionist however it will be pretty challenging beating the clock (beating the clock isnt necessary in order to beat the level).
I expect that itll be harder since you will be moving obstacles here and there to prevent the evergy ball from hitting the obstacles as you navigate it across the level to Chip the robot.


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One thing about this game that kind of ♥♥♥♥es me off is that whenever I click on an object its like the game doesnt detect my clicks until the 2nd or 3rd time I click. This leads to misclicks and that leads to not being able to beat the clock.

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Other than that the game is great for people who love puzzle games. It's fairly cheap and a nice simple game to play and kill some time with if you're bored.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Chip is a very good puzzle game that requires you to plan out your strategy on a grid while utilizing reflecting mirrors and other mechanisms like magnets.

If you like puzzle games that challenge you to plan your moves carefully, then you will enjoy this game.

The aesthetics are good - the artstyle is cute and refreshing. The background is simple, and you can add cosmetics to change your character's appearance (there are also 3 characters to choose from, two of which must be unlocked). The music and sounds are decent, however, within 15 minutes I decided to mute all sounds in favor of my own. The story is very basic, as the focus of the game is more on puzzle solving.

The controls are easy to pick up since you will only be using the mouse. One problem, however, is the needlessly large hitboxes when clicking on items - if you don't click right on the middle of an item, you risk clicking a neighboring item that you may not have wanted (can be particularly annoying when you are trying to finish a level under the time limit and accidentally click the wrong item). The learning curve is minimal to moderate - the levels get progressively difficult, and new mechanics are introduced after a number of levels have been cleared. There are also challenge levels that can be quite the brain teaser, but are very rewarding if you can solve them. The tutorial is quick and helpful, and whenever new mechanics are introduced, they are always explained.

Gameplay consists of you getting a cannon to shoot an electricity ball at your player character. As the game progresses, you will have to use mirrors (switching the angles) to manipulate the pathway of the electricity ball. There are also things like batteries (which act as barriers) and magnets (which pull/push metal items), adding extra layers of complexity to the game.

Each stage has three clear points (lightbulbs) - you get one for clearing the level, one for finishing under a certain time limit, and another for completing the stage with x moves. The game even tells you that some levels require you to play a level again, as sometimes meeting the time completion requires you to use more moves (or vice versa). There are also items in some stages that provide you with extra money or a new item in the store if you can shoot it and send it to your player character.

Overall, the game is quite fun and can be a challenge. The puzzles increase in difficulty at a steady pace, and many of the challenge levels require a lot of trial and error to find a solution. If you like this type of puzzle-solving, then you should really enjoy Chip.

Recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
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