Bridge Constructor Playground offers people of all ages an introduction to the topic of “bridge building”. This game gives you the freedom to let your creative side run riot – nothing is impossible. Across 30 innovative levels you have to build bridges over deep valleys, canals or rivers.
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Mixed (142 reviews) - 63% of the 142 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2014

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About This Game

Bridge Constructor Playground offers people of all ages an introduction to the topic of “bridge building”. This game gives you the freedom to let your creative side run riot – nothing is impossible. Across 30 innovative levels you have to build bridges over deep valleys, canals or rivers. Following this your bridges will be subjected to a stress test to see whether they can support the weight of the cars and/or trucks which drive across them.

In comparison to the #1 hit Bridge Constructor, Bridge Constructor Playground offers an even easier entry to the game including an extensive tutorial. With no fixed budget, and next to no limitations on building materials, there are almost no limits: you can build and construct to your heart’s desire. Here you are free to do as you please and let the time fly by with creative bridge building. Experienced players will enjoy the challenges of the new badge system: for every bridge there are 5 badges to be won for which you must fulfill certain requirements. For example, building a bridge that can carry no more than a certain load limit. All of this, paired with a bright and friendly look, makes Bridge Constructor Playground an exciting and also educational experience for the whole family, offering hours of gaming fun.

Key Features

  • 32 Levels
  • 5 Settings: City, Canyon, Beach, Mountains, Rolling hills
  • Survey map with unlocked worlds / levels
  • Extensive tutorial for easy entry to the game
  • New badge system for beginners and pros
  • 4 different building materials: wood, steel, steel cable, concrete piles
  • Percentages and colored visualization of building material’s stress loads
  • Two different stress levels: car and truck
  • High score per Level
  • Steam Achievements and Leaderboards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or equivalent (32bit or 64bit with ia32-libs installed)
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: Linux 64bit users need to have ia32-libs package installed (sudo apt get install ia32-libs)
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Overall:
Mixed (142 reviews)
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Saenpaonpokdee
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
10/10
graphics- cutting edge
gameplay- outta this world
voice actors- toby maguire
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kvn
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
10/10
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Suppe
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
A lot of game per buck but also something that has been made as web browser games.
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Rojownica Złośliwa
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Instructions unclear, ♥♥♥♥ stuck in the blender.
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TheSwedishAfro
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Decent casual game. You are probably better off spending your money on something else though.

P.S. - Three of the achievements are bugged.
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omeb
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Fun little puzzle game. Well done, simple to use, worth the dolllar or two that I payed for it.
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FeaR
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
amazing

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Munch
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
Bridge building in it simplest form, worth a playthrough if you enjoy small games that you can relax while playng.

You have 5 objectives per level which gives you something extra to aim for if you like to be a completionist.

Value for money? Possibly but I had gotten this game in a bundle a long time ago so can't really judge it for that, in which case I would wait for a sale if you are in doubt.
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Phayzon
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
A Succint Review:
Too easy
Too short
Too simple
Too little to do
Too little to even review.
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PhoenixT1
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
Good game. Really easy to complete but harder if you want all the badges and achievements.
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MPO
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
Fails to provide the necessary tools to succeed; would benefit from a better tutorial.
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hitsman4u
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
I think this edition of Bridge Constructor is meant for children. Tried it and very quickly found that I preferred Bridge Constructor and everything it has to offer. Still recommended though.
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De DoetGang
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
sad that poly bridge took this game and bumped the gfx up and they get all the credit
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NakeD
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
This game is easier than the original title, its more like a DLC to me, you should buy this only if you finished Bridge Constructor.
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zastroph
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 13, 2015
This is my first bridge constructor type game, so my review is unbiased by any expectations of previous games!

+ I find it to be mostly fun to experiment with different things. Most of the early bridges are very easy to make it safe for trucks.

- Connecting the bridge to the sides can be slightly hit or miss. Even though you can see the connector on screen, you have to scroll a bit further the the side before it lets you connect to it.

I recommend this game for anybody that enjoys puzzles!
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[Asgard] Thor
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 12, 2015
Compared to bridge constructor, this game can range from extremely easy to somewhat complicated. This game has no max on budget, but to get specfic medals you need to fit under a budget, only use a type of material, or make a bridge that doesn't go over a certain level of stress. Overall pretty fun and worth a couple hours of entertainment.
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Curtis Dongweed
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2015
Construct some bridges.
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jimbles notronbo
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 1, 2015
Mobile port.

Sums everything up, doesn't it?
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notquiteninja
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 18, 2015
If you're looking to flex your inner engineer, look no further. Seems like it was intended for mobile/tablets, as the controls almost work against it on pc. The 30 second looping jingle will probably make you want to purposely fling cars off your bridges as well. Do yourself a favor and mute it, adding your own soundtrack.


5/10 snapping cables
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Decent casual game. You are probably better off spending your money on something else though.

P.S. - Three of the achievements are bugged.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
This game is easier than the original title, its more like a DLC to me, you should buy this only if you finished Bridge Constructor.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Bridge building in it simplest form, worth a playthrough if you enjoy small games that you can relax while playng.

You have 5 objectives per level which gives you something extra to aim for if you like to be a completionist.

Value for money? Possibly but I had gotten this game in a bundle a long time ago so can't really judge it for that, in which case I would wait for a sale if you are in doubt.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
This is just simpler version of Bridge Constructor. Maps are definitely less challenging. Apparently this game is directed to beginners. But is that good game? Yes and no. It is a good game if you didn't play first Bridge Constructor. But if you did, there is almost nothing new and nothing challenging here.

VERDICT:
If you like puzzle games and haven't played other bridge building games before, this is a game for you. Buy it and enjoy it, you will be surpriced how much fun is in bridge building.
If you completed first Bridge Constructor game, you will find no challenge here. Buy it on sale only if you want to get all achievements in short time.

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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Bridge Constructor Playground is a little nice game about bridge building. It's not good like Bridge Constructor Medieval, but basically you can make the same innovations. The biggest lack: theres is not really a story. You just hop from island to island to build bridges across rivers or valleys. The variousity of landscapes is also very low.

There are three different goals: 1. build the cheapest bridge, 2. build a bridge that can handle the weight stress test at its best and 3. build a bridge with only allowed materials. Sometimes there is a limit of money or a certain number of elements you can use. Another goal is to make it safe for trucks. Btw forget about the cars. In the end just the trucks count.

So you play each level 2-3 times to fullfill all goals and then you will notice it's always the same. The bridges with less weight stress are always made out of concrete and cable. The cheapest bridges can be wooden but it mustn't be. And for the material bridges mostly steel and wood is allowed both. Yeah it's challenging but otherwise it can be boring.

Altogether playing this game was mediocre fun but it's OK. In the end there is that notorious facebook achievement which obviously doesn't work for everybody on the first try. That's a bit annoying.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Finally a game where when you mash ESC repeatedly you will actually exit the game... bliss

But on a more serious not, only get this on sale, its a great game but im not so sure for the price... its fun and its chepish, but not cheap enough
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
Compared to bridge constructor, this game can range from extremely easy to somewhat complicated. This game has no max on budget, but to get specfic medals you need to fit under a budget, only use a type of material, or make a bridge that doesn't go over a certain level of stress. Overall pretty fun and worth a couple hours of entertainment.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
The concept is simple: build a stable bridge that will successfully withhold large quantities of weight. Connecting platforms to balance the weight and avoiding stress is the key solution to completing a level.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
I think the term 'Playground' in this installment is an indication to the 'difficulty' of it compared to the others in the series.

Unlike the others, this game has no limit when building a bridge which I think is a good feature, as it allows you to pass some of the harder levels, which otherwise will have you frustrated and stuck. The addition of badges in this game are fantastic as it gives you 5 separate goals to complete on each bridge, that you can do individually, giving a bit of replay-ability and problem solving for each bridge.

There is also a tension/weight meter at the top that displays in real time the pressure on your bridge, which I think is a great addition as it can give you better insight on how/what needs improved on your bridge, and by how much.

Overall I think this is a nice addition to the series, albeit it seems quite shorter than the standard Bridge Constructor. If you are a fan of the series I would recommend the purchase or if you are new to it, I would suggest getting the bundle and playing this one first.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Upsides:
- Actual learning value in the area of bridge engineering and understanding of mechanical and physical principles. Even if the physics engine is not flawless and the means are very limited, with the basics it offers it's still a lot of fun. Physics-based puzzles are more interesting than mere logic-based ones. It's more exciting to have that connection to real-life engineering, and it's fun to watch the result play out.
- Lots of freedom. Feels like there's not one single optimum solution. Being given several approaches in which to build a bridge (cheap, sturdy, materials-limited) further increases the range of possible ways to solve the problems.
- A good bit of creative opportunity apart from the challenges given.
- No handholding. It expects you to figure out the advanced building techniques on your own, but gives you scenarios and tasks that subtly nudge you in the right direction. So it's more like the whole game itself is the tutorial.

Downsides:
- Launcher doesn't save the graphics quality level.
- Steam leaderboards advertised, but they seem to be missing.
- Advertises an extensive tutorial. As mentioned above, that's really not the case. It's at best a moderate tutorial. (The fact is OK, the false description is not.)
- One achievement requires you to share a bridge on Facebook. You can manage to get it even if it fails if you keep trying, but this was almost enough for me to not play it.
- Quite a bit of randomness regarding the results involved, sometimes especially between play sessions. That makes it closer to reality I guess.
- Not enough musical variety.
- Only one setting for music on/off, nothing else sound-wise. But, I guess playing one's own music is the best option here.
- Element highlighing not perfect. It removes the one you're pointing at, but sometimes highlights a different one.

On a more personal note: I havent's played the regular Bridge Constructor, but I think I wouldn't like it. This is called "Playground" for a good reason. Outside of the context of the challenges that give you medals, the element of scarcity (limited building resources and such) is not present in this game, and I like that a lot. People tend to live what they train/prepare for, and I enjoy living abundance.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I got this game in a bundle and decided to play it last night to try it out. It's pretty fun, but not overly challenging, a good introduction to the bridge construction genre of games. Nice easy achievements to obtain, tiny install size and a good way to kill a few hours.

Be aware that this is a direct port of an Android/iPhone app so if that is a deal breaker for you, avoid this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
This is a game for all you thinker out there. Simple levels but also gets pretty challnging but if you experiment a bit you'll work it out. A fun game. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
A sweet little physics/bridges game to pop during free minutes. Tiny and not simple enough to make one keep going. Playground part of the title is very true to it's nature - well, you are supposed to do this-and-this but hey, nobody said you have to.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Fun like other bridge clones but easy as hell.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
It's nearly the same game like the normal 'Bridge Constructor', but in this one sometimes you have to build the same bridge in three different ways to gain badges.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
The controls are too bad. It seems like the game is designed for tablets and not ported to PC well.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Cute casual game. Fun for kids and adults. I love spending a little time playing this game. I can't make a bridge to save my life. Oh well it is a playground after all.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Never had so much fun in a game like i had while playing this. Buy it just for the lols.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
I got this free from a Humble Bundle. If I had paid money for this I would be incredibly sad, especially at a $10 price point directly from Steam.

First Impressions This looks like a bad iPad game written in Unity. Probably because it is.

Controls The entire UI is clearly based around a touch screen, with the cursor acting as a glorified finger. You can't adjust sound levels in the game, I had to adjust them in Windows mixer because it screams at you. You can enable/disable the horrible music with a button on the start screen, that is the extent of the options menu. There are only a couple keybindings, and none are really useful except for undo.

Further Play So after beating the Tutorial missions I wanted to try some of the harder ones. Nope, I have to replay the tutorial missions to get 25 "badges."

Badges Badges are horrible. It's literally impossible to accomplish all of them in one run, and for the two budget-based ones there are one, maybe two solutions for each. It's infuriating how low the budgets are set, you genuinely do have to do it EXACTLY like it wants you to otherwise you go over budget or load.

If this was a iPad/Android Tablet game it would be subpar. On a computer this is just horrible. And it's a ripoff of Bridge Project, which is vastly superior.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Terrible game. Clunky graphics, the UI gets in the way of the game (you can't click on things that *appear* clickable because the UI arrows steal the click), it's a shoddy mobile game ported into a shoddy Steam game.

Humble Bundle is the only reason I own it, if you aren't getting it for free then hard pass.
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