Simple in concept, but very challenging and rewarding,Circuits is a puzzle game that requires careful listening to complete each level. The goal of Circuits : piece together the different parts of a song. Sounds easy, but maybe not.
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Release Date: Apr 17, 2014
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"Unique rhythm game asking you to differentiate between parts of music. A great soundtrack and relaxed gameplay make this a very interesting experience."

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October 9, 2014

Circuits Composer is coming, and for free for all of circuits players

We are really close to finish our "Circuits Composer". An expansion for our Circuits core game. In the composer you can freely build music and share it through steam workshop, import others people music...all the fine details and some surprises coming later.

We cannot give yet an exact launch date. but "soon". And will be free for all of our steam players. After deploy the Composer the game will raise it´s price a little. We need to survive, you know :)

Also Circuits will have a little update with some quality of life improvements and little fixes and also thanks to the amazing community in steam, 3 more languajes.

here is a sneak peek of the composer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZlifcx-MK4

Thank you all,
Digital Tentacle.

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Reviews

“Circuits is an outstanding puzzle game that is sure to immerse any player who chooses to experience its sheer brilliance”
9/10 – God is a Geek

“Circuits parvient à nous séduire grâce à son concept original habillé très sobrement par une interface efficace”
8/10 – Indiemag

“you're doing yourself a disservice not to give it a try if it sounds like something you think you might enjoy”
Indiegames

Coming Soon, "Circuits Composer", Free for our Circuits players.

"Circuits Composer" Coming soon as a free update for all of our users.

With the circuits editor you can create your own songs, save it and share through steam workshop, also load other people musics or share your own loop packages so people can use it for making new songs. You can have an sneak peek here : http://youtu.be/AZlifcx-MK4

After the update the game price will raise a little.

thank you,
Digital Tentacle.

About This Game

Simple in concept, but very challenging and rewarding, Circuits is a musical puzzle game that requires careful listening to complete each level.

The goal of Circuits


piece together the different parts of a song. Sounds easy, but maybe not.

As we love music, we wanted to make a game that gives the player an insight into how music is created and makes listening the core part of the experience. Packed with beautifullly designed minimal graphics, to not disturb the focus of the game, and right now 25 different songs for the player to reconstruct.

So if you like music, you will like Circuits .

Features


  • Engaging gameplay that gives an insight into music creation for players
  • A soundtrack mix of electronic ambient,dubstep, and epic orchestra composed by David García ( Deadlight, Rime...)
  • Beautiful minimal design
  • And a Turbo.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: Stereo
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Sound Card: Stereo
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 1.6+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better; 256 MB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 52 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This is how to make a simple but well done music experience. Interesting idea and unusual game mechanics. If you like music and have sensitive hearing it's worth trying.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Circuits has nothing to do with electricity, but it does require a good musical ear to distinguish sometimes subtle differences in sound samples. And that's basically what circuits is all about--chaining musical samples together to reproduce the default piece of each level. While the music samples are pretty good, as a game where the player simply tries to reproduce what he hears, I didn't find it all that fun or engaging.

As I played the game, I was thinking that the user should be able to make his own musical scores based on the samples provided. And apparently there is a Circuits Composer feature coming soon which I think will make this game a fun little music generator. So I give it a thumbs up for a future unreleased feature. The base game isn't all that impressive, but it's hard not to recommend it given the sale price.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Circuits is an independent masterpiece. It is highly original, and I have never seen another game like it! While it's mechanics are deceitfully simple, you will come to find Circuits both stimulating and satisfying. The objective is to string together various segments of a song in the correct order... Easy, right? =)

Story: If you only play games with a primary focus on storytelling, Circuits might not be the game for you. If you can, however, enjoy a game without a tale to tell, I really implore you to try this game.

Gameplay: If you are a music lover, this game might suit you. The gameplay revolves around the music, and I assure you that the soundtrack is superb, and with good reason. Basically, all you have to do is listen to the song and figure out how to recreate it on an empty template. You can listen to the song in layers, or as a whole, depending on how well you can pick apart sound. The game doesn't take long to beat, and my only complaint is the difficulty. It starts off extremely easy, and at some point takes a leap into higher difficulties. Overall, this game is extremely enjoyable, especially if you're just looking for something relaxing to do.

Controls: This game offers an untraditional approach to gaming. While the controls are simple enough, and playable simply with a mouse, it is best played with a set of headphones. This helps the player to become immersed in the sounds, which in turn will aid them on their quest to put the sounds in the correct sequence.

Graphics: Sleek, simple, and to the point: Circuit's interface is highly appealing, and not overly cluttered. The music will be threaded together on a maze of lines, taking the form of colourful circles, which will light up as they are played. The background is subtle, and overall, I feel that the graphics are reasonable.

Sound: The audio is possibly Circuit's best selling feature, in my opinion. While some sounds are not entirely appealing, most are incredibly easy to listen to. It is easy on the ears, and progresses in difficulty throughout the players gaming experience. There isn't a lot left to critique.

Replay Value: I'd be willing to play Circuits again, I'm kind of a sucker for puzzle games, so I tend to play a puzzle per week, or so.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Very well-designed, minimalistic and, as stated in a description, extemely rewarding.
In general, making epic songs from small parts and seing them work as intended and with precise rhythm makes you get an "Eargasm" (just like the name of one achievement in Circuits).
Just put on your headphones, relax, listen to music and ♥♥♥ from your ears)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
PLEASE NOTE: this game has nothing to do with electronics, wiring, or circuitry-- it's a music game! Who knew?

Actually, it's a *fantastic* little indie music game great for any musician, person with musical talent, or even anybody who just wants to improve his/her musical ear. The "circuits" are just the visual manifestation of how the music plays out-- pay no heed-- it will make sense once you try the game.

Basically, you listen to some synth music, and with your ear (assisted by optional in-game hints), figure out which chords go where in the progression; which sections are looped (and how much), what the beat patterns are (and how they are repeated). I don't consider myself a huge fan of techno/synth/trance (some of it I like), but I found all of the music pleasant to listen to.

There are 25 levels-- whether it's a long game or a short game is completely based on how you are able to figure out the levels. For achievement-hunters, if you have a great ear (or don't mind using some in-game or Steam Guide hints), you can 100% it with relative ease...there's nothing unreasonable.

I bought it "on sale" for $1.19, but it's only $3...less than a coffee-- and it has trading cards you can sell or use. Give it a try and support these indie devs. I'm just hoping for a Circuits 2!

[Edit: One more thing: if you like the music, the soundtrack is available as MP3s in your game folder, which is something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Circuits\OST.]
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Puzzle for the audio lovers.
You play a sample song, then recreate it, using samples, as puzzle piece.
Yes, simple and straightforward.

You'll need to have a good ears and good musical sense tho.
But hey, this game is fun even if you didn't!
Just put on your headphones, and listen, and solve the puzzle.

9/10 great sound and music.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
if you dont have this game i highly recommend getting it, it is one of the most relaxing games i could ever play, woth fantastic music that YOU create, the whole point of the game is to solve the puzzle by arranging the music in the correct sequence
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Minimalist styling and graphics make gameplay enjoyable to watch and play. The music fits the theme the graphics create – a gorgeous synthesis aesthetically.

Game: 8.0/10
Graphic: 8.0/10

100% Achievement : Easy | Medium | Hard | Very Hard
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Recommended *at sale price*.

Pretty cool. It's definately worth it for the sale price and if you like ambient music and ear training exercises. Also good as a calming game in the evening.

What would send this game from "neat" to "awesome" would be a 'level editor' where you could make your own sound bites from the samples you unlock in the game. However, I am not sure where this would fall in regards to copyrights.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Circuits in it's basic form is a puzzle game, put the correct piece in the correct spot and see if everything looks right. However, what it does differently is every piece of the puzzle is a short piece of music, which you need to put into the correct position to recreate the whole score for the level. You might think this is quite simplistic, but if you are not a very musically driven person like me, it may be somewhat difficult to differ which piece goes where, due to some of them sounding very similar. The game slowly introduces different mechanics like layers, looping and switches, which increases the difficulty if you don't listen carefully.
All in all this simplistic game is a very cheap gem on the steam store that forces you to listen to be able to solve the puzzle instead of staring and observing like many other games but can still be quite challenging and time consuming, although time is not wasted when you finally get to hear the masterpiece you put together.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is a very good looking and stylish game, it's good for passing time and the effect it has on you is absolutely stunning.
9.9 recurring/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Circuits is a unique puzzle game, where you listen to snippets of musical elements, and your task is to reconstruct the full track by inserting the elements in the correct order. Its challenging and fun! 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
This game is relaxing, casual, and a music-oriented puzzle. It challenges you to think in layers and listen carefully. The songs are beautiful with a mix of classical and electronic elements, I want more! (You can find an OST in your Steam folder). I do wish you could have a sandbox mode with sound samples to build your own music and save/export them. Or another thing I would love to see is if you can download community creations and try to solve their puzzles. With just 25 levels, this game is great but a little short. You can replay it for achievements, but all in all there's not many hours you need to beat the entire game. However, you might find yourself coming back to play it just to relax. I'd love to see another installment of this game :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
This game is a beautiful gem.
I can't wait for a release Circuit editor and Steam Workshop!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
It's an interesting little game offering relaxing tunes with a modern edge and clever puzzle mechanics that won't likely stress you out as you're literally building the track structures from the ground up. As a composer, I found out this game to be a source of inspiration, whether I listened to a near-orchestral masterpiece or an electronic symphony, chances are you'll also be hooked to those melodies.

It's a well made puzzle game, definitely worth your bucks and a nice addition to music-related games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
This is a really awesome music game that really tests your ability to listen and hone in on key notes as you place them in the correct spot. As a musician myself, I find this game really amazing and creative. Can't wait for the further updates the developers said they will add. Well worth the $ I spent on this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
And now I regret why did I bought this for .74 cents, I should've bought this for 3$, it should be 5$ infact. The game is all about a musical puzzle. You have to hear a music snippet of few seconds, and place the tones/chords on their places to form a music you just heard.

It is well designed, music is really good, I play few levels again just to listen that sweet music. Go for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Very simple, relaxing casual "puzzle" if you want to call it that. Basically, listen to the music pieces and plug them into the correct circuits to match.

A good way to settle down those nerves.....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
A very nice indie puzzle game that makes you pay attention to a tune and then replicate it by putting the right circles in the right sockets. It is a very nice concept, although the 25 levels don't take a long time to beat. What would complete this game would be a level editor with Workshop integration. Other than that, I believe its a reasonably fun game that is well priced for the few hours of entertainment that it will give you.

The sound is very high in quality, and the experience using headphones (as recommended by the game itself) is enjoyable.

Also good news for achievement hunters (such as myself). This game only has 15 achievements that are all easily obtainable, with the exception of two that require you to refrain from using helpful elements of gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Absolutely fantastic 'game' for people who love music. I recommend playing this while you are in a relaxed state. Throw the wife and kids out and put on some good headphones. Have a nice day!
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