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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November 15, 2015

Win a Steam Machine -Circuits Composer Song Contest-



To celebrate that we reach 100.000 users on our game circuits ( Thank you everyone ), we want to make something special. Something that involve playing our game, and something that has a reward for our players. So, the CIRCUITS COMPOSER SONG CREATION contest is here. The idea behind that is simple : Make and upload to the workshop the best song before 31 december and win an steam machine. Also among all the participants we will do an steam controller and an steam link raffle.

Rules and more info please go to our web : www.digitaltentacle.com

We appreciate your support over this year and a half,
Best,
Digital Tentacle

Feel free to share the contest! ːsteamhappyː

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November 8, 2015

Update-Workshop integration for the Circuits Composer

We have made an update to our Circuits Composer,

now everyone can upload their own songs to the workshop and also their own sounds to being used into de composer. And also everyone can download the others sounds and songs to use it on the composer.

here we created a little guide to help you understanding how to use this new feature :

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=496294079


Please if you have any question let us know.

Now you can go to the workshop tab on the circuits community hub and suscribe to the items you want. They will automatically download and will be ready to use in the next composer launch.

Regards,
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
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 65 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Started off easy but interesting. Slowly got a bit more interesting, then they introduced the loops portion of the gameplay and that's where the game completely broke down from a musical puzzle to a frustrating chore.

For a musician, this game provides no real challenge or gameplay. Simply listen to each sample and figure out where it needs to go, then when you think you've solved it, just hit play and fast-forward through. There's no incentive to actually listen to the entire piece or all samples together. It's much easier and faster to figure out each "layer" (as they call it) and put in the proper samples.

You may notice that I haven't even spent a full hour on the game but that's because I finished around half the levels and then the "loop" mechanic got SO tedious that I just had to stop. It wasn't an engaging or challenging mechanic. It was just endless tedium. And the number of loops that you need to figure out has no meaning musically as there are no measures or BPM or anything. So it's a matter of figuring out how many times each sample loops audibly. And when you've heard these repeating samples over and over again, watching paint dry sounds like a much better afternoon!

So get it if it's on sale and get it if you're not a musician.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Oh this small indie puzzle is awesome.

If you like puzzles and enjoy some music you should try this game. Although I usually only listen to metal music (mostly Heavy and Power Metal) I really enjoyed it.

Your task is to recreate the music track. You are given a set of individual parts. You can listen to the original track and you can listen to up to three music layers individually. Sometimes the differences are so tiny that you may have to guess the correct solution.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=568653398

The game comes with the soundtrack located in your installation directory.

It comes with a level designer, I still need to test that one.

10/10
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
For a couple of hours, you’ll get a fun little audio/rhythm puzzle game that can be rather tricky to solve.

You’ll need a good pair of headphones to get the full enjoyment out of this title.
The soundtrack’s moody electronic and orchestral-like sounds are rather enjoyable.
If you’re looking for a casual rhythm game, Circuits fills that niche quite nicely.

" Sounds easy, but maybe not. "
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Interesting idea, visually well done, nice songs.
However, even when it gets complex and more and more elements get introduced to the game, it remains a matter of diligence to solve the songs and I got bored. Also I didn't have any sort of aha experience that I was hoping for.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Circuits is an interesting concept of a game, and one that is well executed as well.

It is essentially a puzzle game where you have to match musical elements [a guitar chord, a drum beat] to where they appear in a song as a whole.

This might sound simple, but it can be quite challenging to do so correctly. You also have to handle is the elements loop, and very often some elements are drowned out by others even though they still add to the song as a whole. Headphones are very recommended for this. There are 25 levels of increasing difficulty, so plenty to do, along with a separate "composer" application.

The game uses a very simple drag and drop interface. I unfortunately can't say for sure if it works with a touch screen, but from what I can say I suspect it will. The music elements and the song in each level are all of a high quality, so it does afeel as if you are interacting with music and not just some pizzle pieces.

Good game for those with a musical ear, or just those who want to improve their own.
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