Imagine you could move mountains - literally! With realistic physics, Norse runes, rotating platforms and a lot of gray cells you'll help Munin, Odin's messenger in her very own 2D-adventure, to reclaim her power on a journey through Yggdrasil.
User reviews: Positive (32 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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"If you are a puzzle game junkie this will offer a lot for you so check it out and get lost in the soothing magical world, for everybody else, be warned."
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July 30

Patch 1.3.0

We’re happy to announce that today we released a patch for Munin fixing the following issues:

Patch 1.3.0 - changelog:

- Input Keys definition (player can now choose what keys he wants to use)
- added Controller Input
- added Steam Cloud Storage
- addedSteam Achievements
- done some more bug fixes

Best,
Your Team Daedalic

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July 1

Demo now available!

It’s time to puzzle your way through the world of norse mythology!

A demo of 6 out of 77 levels from Munin is now available here on Steam.
So don’t wait any longer and try out the puzzle fun for yourself.

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About This Game

Imagine you could move mountains - literally! With realistic physics, Norse runes, rotating platforms and a lot of gray cells you'll help Munin, Odin's messenger in her very own 2D-adventure, to reclaim her power on a journey through Yggdrasil.

VENTURE TO A WORLD OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY

Munin the raven, faithful messenger to Odin, now stands stripped of wings and transformed by Loki into a mortal girl. Flightless and determined, she will stride through the nine worlds of Yggdrasil to reclaim the lost feathers and return to Asgard.
Munin bolsters the traditional side-scrolling experience with the use of rotating environments to surpass obstacles and to solve puzzles. By twisting portions of the environment, players will create bridges from pillars, turn walls into floors or open new passages.
Further gameplay elements, like switches, moving environment or items influence by physics add even more depth to the puzzles: by rotating the game's world, boulders and debris will rumble, roll and fall. Liquids like water or lava will flow accordingly and Norse runes will show the way to the raven's lost feathers.
Munin features nine amazing worlds, 81 exciting levels and roughly 7 hours of enjoyable playtime.

Key Features


  • Experience the exciting world of Norse mythology
  • Spin and shift the game world's elements to reach all the lost feathers
  • Solve tricky puzzles
  • 77 challenging levels featuring extraordinary worlds.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.10 or later, other distros incl. Arch Linux, Gentoo, Debian should work. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I didn't want to write this review before I finished the game, and now that I'm over, I must say I recommend Munin to everyone who enjoys some puzzle time.
I am new to this kind of game and I really liked the challenge it represented. Each world had it's unique mechanics so it didn't got boring, and the final world just mixes it all up. I have to say that the difficulty between the first 8 worlds and the last is very different and it should be more progressive. I've spent very little time in the first 8 worlds compared to the hours I spent in Asgard. I also noticed that Asgard has some bugs (which made more difficult to level up) but I'm sure that will be corrected soon enough.
The artwork is amazing and the music is adequate.
It's a 7/10 for me.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Is this a bad game? No.

But the question is not about the quality it’s about recommendation. And sadly I can’t clearly recommend Munin.
I like the indie logic-platform games, but the Munin can’t grab me. The game doesn’t have serious flaws but it hasn’t got any serious pro either. For me games like Braid, Limbo, Thomas was Alone give more.

Munin hasn’t got great atmosphere, unique visual style or soundtrack either. The puzzles are not very interesting. Basically it’s like a dumbed down FEZ. The only thing was stand out a few annoying puzzles where you easily can die because the deadly “lasers” reflect from mirror to mirror. You won’t know how you can rotate the platform until a few amounts of trial and error.

However the game is longer than the average indie platformer I give it that. The rest of the games what I mentioned is takes around 2 hours to complete. The duration of Munin is ~6 hours.

In the end I only recommend to the hardcore fan of genre. For everyone else there are far better games you can try out.

6/10
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
If you like puzzle games munin is a must have.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Due to it's review not being featured on Metacritic because they deemed this "a Mac game so it doesn't fall under the PC review section" I'm taking the liberty of posting Polygon's review here.

Polygon gave us a 7.5 score and you can read it's review here.

Here's an excerpt:
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It burrowed deep into my mind, so much so that I started dreaming in its weird 2D logic of rotating platforms and constant twists to the formula. Like the severe landscapes it evokes, Munin is a worthy, starkly beautiful challenge.

Since then we have updated the game to address some of the harsher criticisms and the floaty controls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Munin is a great puzzle/platformer game. It doesn't do anything groundbreakingly innovative, but it sticks to a formula that has proven to work with indie platformers and they have executed it in a unique and captivating way.

So if you can't tell the game's lore is Norse. It fits the game and genre well. I have never played a Norse game like this and the story or informative pieces of the game are conveyed through short snipets of dialog about each of the worlds at the beginning of each chapter. They provide neat little background information.

The game follows the same formula many other platofrmers follow. Thre is a world tree, and each world has 9 levels, except for Asgard. Each world introduces a new kind of mechanic to learn and progress through puzzles. They fit the game nicely and make sense.

Puzzle are moderately difficult. You shouldn't be stuck on a level forever, nor should you be able to breeze through the majority of levels. The game is well balanced. However, overall the game is relatively short. There are no bonus levels and once it is over, it is over. Achievements will keep you busy for another hour or two.

Conclusion: Braid was groundbreaking and innovative when it came out years ago and started this indie games/platforming phenomenon. This game doesn't do that. But it is a wonderfully enjoyable game that I would put up there with Braid, Fly'N, TRINE, LIMBO, SMB, and Fez if you take it for what it is.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Amazing puzzle game with norse mythology
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Munin is a spatial reasoning puzzle game that casts you as the titular raven from Norse mithology, turned human by the trickster god and forced to wander the words in search for the feathers that will allow her to once again sit on mighty Odin's shoulder.

You create your path to the feathers by turning around blocks of the level in a way that makes them navigable. Puzzle elements are introduced slowly and you always have a chance to see their interactions in a safe context. But it does ramp up the difficulty and on the latter half of the game I found myself exhausted and needing a break after each level.

In a good way, mind. As with every good puzzle game, you feel that jolt of pride after solving the intricacies of each level. It is challenging, while never seeming impossible. As soon as you start moving in a level, you start looking for patterns and after you are familiarized with the central concept of the game, you start getting that wonderful feeling of knowing intuitively which piece to move even before you have thought out the whole solution.

What you wont find is a great narrative. Each new world is introduced with a poetic blurb to help set the tone, but that's that. The art, on the other hand, is quite evocative and unique, with a shimmering, living painting quality that the screenshots do no justice to.

If you enjoy brain-teasers and want to put your abilities of spatial reasoning to the test, this is one of the best games to get.

Pros:

-- Great Mechanics
-- Evocative Art
-- Suitably challenging

Cons:

-- Little to no story
-- Movement is fiddly at times
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
A very good puzzle platformer. The introduction of new mechanics for each of the worlds you'll be puzzling your way through keeps things fresh, and while the early puzzles in each world can be easy they are definitely introductions to the later ones which require a lot more thought and planning. The artwork is beautiful and I found the music lovely, very fitting to the atmosphere of the game. I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a puzzle game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Nice puzzle game with loads of twists and turns. You will use all your brain capazity on later levels. The firsts ones just to get you warm. I can promise that you will bend your brain more than once. The gfx is not bad but not super great either but that is not important here! The game mechanics is fun and the game runs fluid. I would recommend that you played this together with some friends so you could laugh on each others attempts to complete the levels or just help each others out.

GFx 7-10 (Gfx of the character and some background animations are really good but levels could use some polish if you want to be nick picky)
SFx 8-10 (Music is ambient and fits this type of game)
Gameplay 9-10 (Controlls are great and the puzzles are fun and challenging)

I will gladly recommend this game. Daedelic have once again released a quality gem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Beautiful little puzzler. Bought it at full price and it was worth every penny to me. Love the quotes from the Eddas, and the game's lore is worked sturdily into real world Norse Mythology.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Another unique platformer that reminds me of The Bridge somewhat, where you rotate parts of a level (rather than the entire level, as in The Bridge) in order to collect all of the feathers to proceed to the next level. It's games like these that really make you use your head and pay attention to how you solve a level, as dying restarts the level. There's a bit of trial-and-error, but it's rewarding in the end. The art style's pretty neat as well, though I don't admire the Norse setting and art style as much as I do the Escher-esque style and design of The Bridge.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
I had high hopes for this puzzle adventure game, but Munin just didn't grab me. It's puzzles are challenging for sure and the mechanic of turning parts of the world is a good thought, but overall I just couldn't get into this game. If felt a bit dull. Perhaps this concept is better on other platforms, like a tablet.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
There's hardly any story to it, just enough to set a Nordic mood. But the puzzles are good, each area with a different mechanic: lasers, rolling balls, and lava trying to kill you, plus water you can swim in and other various things. The music's pretty good (awesome in some worlds) and the art is decent. Not regretting buying it for an interesting puzzler.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Passable puzzle platformer utilizing level rotation as a core mechanic.
Difficulty comes from the fact that you can't rotate sections with your character in them, and some random platformer tropes. You get 8 chapters of several levels each introducing single mechanic (first one is introductory): switches, laser switches, killing lasers, boulders, water, lava, revealing runes. Then 9th chapter combines them all in a couple of levels.
While Munin's art style and music aren't bad, its main problem lies in the mechanics. Usually you rotate sections a couple of times, get the feeling of level's ecosystem, then proceed to collect feathers. The game doesn't present problems to solve, only obstacles to overcome - thus, you don't feel smarter when you succeed, you feel exhausted and relieved after the tediousness of it all.
Still, the game took some time to finish and provided a different experience compared to the rest of the puzzle platformers, though not always in a good way. Play it if you want, but know that there are better games in this genre.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Munin is an intelligent and original puzzle platformer with a steep difficulty curve. The rotation mechanic adds a cool dimension to the puzzles and the Norse themes and overall the art style make the game stand out for me. I would definitely recommend Munin.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Munin is a fairly interesting platform puzzler, in which you rotate sections of the level to forge a path for the hero. Your goal is to collect each of the feathers scattered around each level, and although it seems quite tame at first, the puzzle prove rather tricky after a short while. Definitely one for those who enjoy puzzlers like The Bridge and Closure. You can watch my short playthrough here: http://youtu.be/WntpZdxUNAY
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Phalanx takes a look at the Norse mythology puzzle game from Gojira.

http://youtu.be/CVHExfFklf4
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13 of 27 people (48%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Munin, the new Norse themed platform flipping puzzler from Portuguese developer Gojira, reminds me a bit of a restaurant one might visit at a theme park. Its graphical style is immediately striking, but this serves as little but window dressing, and the meat of the experience is a standard mix of puzzle and platform elements that have been combined here in a unique and yet familiar package. To extend this metaphor beyond its breaking point, the restaurant in question has seemingly been re-themed once before, as it's clear that Munin's core mechanics would be better served on phones than the PC platform. It leads to some control frustrations, as a mouse will never be faster than a touchscreen when it comes to the vital environment manipulation which is key to solving Munin's many puzzles. Add that in with the strange $7 price disparity between mobile and PC, and you have a port that seems out of place even in 2014's crowded Steam marketplace.

Want more? Read my full review at Geekenstein.com: http://www.geekenstein.com/munin-review/
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Great game.
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