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: Positive (41 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014
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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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June 20

60% off in the Summer sale!

Hey you!

CHIP has 60% off for the duration of the Steam summer sale. So why not recommend or gift a friend some robot puzzley goodness? They'll not only benefit from the original game, but from some great updates to come in July and onwards.

Love,
The Chip Team

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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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
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
Posted: September 28
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
The artwork is amazing, but do not let it fool you. The game starts off easy, three starring every level, but the diffculty increases very rapidly.

If you like puzzle games and completing things to perfection this game is for you.

Good luck to all trying to 100% this game :D
Posted: April 29
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 6
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Very fun and very engrossing, perfect for killing a few hours on, now a solid member of my go-to puzzle games :). Some of the lightbulbs can be frustrating to figure out and, while I enjoy that, others may just skip ahead. As with many games of this kind, there's no penalty for that, or for experimentation.
Posted: May 8
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 8
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/KbnxnzmG3nQ
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
Posted: May 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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! :)
Posted: September 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Some really fun logic puzzles. Starts off easy but quickly gets really hard. Lots of "Ahah" moments when you figure them out though.
Posted: June 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Some challenging puzzles with funky graphics and music. All in all good fun... Just.

Unfortunately I found the collision detection to be pretty awful. For example to move a block you have to click on it and then on the destination tile. But many times either the first or second click would have no effect for no apparent reason. This severly hampers completing some puzzles in the time limit or indeed at all.

I have a slight suspicion however that the problem may not in fact be a collision detection issue but instead be due to clicking having multiple purposes. A plain click is to select objects and their destinations. Holding down the mouse button triggers rotation of objects. It may well be that when I think I am selecting an object, I am in fact holding the mouse button down just a tad too long on a non-rotating object and so nothing happens.

Whatever the cause of the problem, it can be very frustrating and for me almost ruins and otherwise charming and fun game. What a shame as I'm sure it would be easy to fix the problem.
Posted: May 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Chip is highly addictive and can be very challenging at times. Glad to see it comes with Steam achievements and trading cards. I'm finding it very enjoyable to play and will definitely be trying to finish this awesome puzzle game.
Posted: May 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Very interesting little puzzle game that will hopefully bring me hours of fun!
Posted: April 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Chip is an awesome puzzle game fitted with a really cute little Red Robot!

Highly recommended!
Posted: June 22
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Chip is a well-made game and I would happily recommend the game to anyone at this price. This is a great game for the price it is at. Well worth my money =)
Posted: April 27
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
A masterpiece.
Posted: May 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Very good logic game, got few levels done with alot of head scratching and logic. good game.
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
good fun and challenging as the game goes on!
Posted: June 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
nice, cute, fun puzzle game, their challenge is fun & hard too.

you can try alot of things inside,

totally recommended !
Posted: July 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
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)
Posted: June 19
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