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.
User reviews: Very Positive (680 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014
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"Very good music-based recreation game that requires you to actually listen to each part of the track."
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April 22

Chipzel, the awesome super hexagon composer will create a level Song

Chipzel, best known for her musical score for the fantastic and super addictive game Super Hexagon, will be composing a song for a level in next updates of circuits.

If you don´t know how Chipzel sound is i recommend looking for her works on band camp or sound cloud. i personally love her spectra album. Deep, fresh , ad full of awesome musical ideas .

fantastic news :)

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April 18

update and Soundtrack for you all

We have been updated the game. this update include the next fixes :

-Level 23 must have it´s layers sounding with their respective sounds
-Level 18 have been redesigned for a clear understanding
-Fixed a major bug that don´t let a few player under some situations play past level 6
-Fixed non localized text in fail level window.

We have been upload the full soundtrack and a bonus track for you all. You can find the soundtrack into the circuits directory in the OST folder.

Again, thank you all for the support.


( oh, we will be gifting an special track for you all )

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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

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

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    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
67 of 79 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
[English Version]
As a super music lover and musician (keyboardist, guitarist and fiddler) who have perfect pitch and a good sense of rhythm, I realized that I just found "my game" now on Steam.

This game is not only an outstanding work of music, but an inspirational artwork that introduces "musicality" to people in such a fun way. Each piece of music is full of originality and abundance of tone color, with pleasant atmosphere and diversity of music type. While a good memory is required, pitch recognition, sense of rhythm and timbre recognition ability are also important to this game. It would be a good chance for those who want to improve their musicality to develop and enhance their understanding of music.

I just want to say, I really, really enjoy the whole game and actually listen to every single note and fragment. Thank to the developer who created this wonderful piece of work, and I would love to see more innovative elements being added into it.

Circuits
[9/10]

[Chinese Version]
身為一個學習音樂多年的音樂人和音樂愛好者,這款真可完全說是"我的遊戲"啊XD
拜過去多年的音樂培育環境所賜,我擁有平時沒甚麼用處的絕對音感和良好的節奏感,但玩這款遊戲時就完全變成了一種享受;因為房間裡就擺著一台電子鋼琴在我電腦邊,所以甚至會邊聽邊把旋律複製下來,不少片段都富有原創性和啟發性,讓我自己本身拿手的現代音樂風格又多了一些靈感,是款極富趣味、氣氛輕鬆以及充滿創造力的作品。

這款遊戲的目的在於把聽過的旋律用各種元素重組,以完整重現音樂的片段。基本有弦樂、Bass、打擊樂、鋼琴和人歌聲等,後面的關卡會添加更多元素,例如重複次數和迴圈設定的加入,讓遊戲更有了耐玩度。各關卡音樂本身可以分層聽,把不同的樂器分開對聽覺不那麼敏銳的人會是比較容易的開始,不過我個人還是喜歡不分層聽,感覺比較有挑戰性XD

不只要求記憶性,良好的音高音感、節奏感、音色辨識能力都是能夠在這款音樂遊戲中學習培養到的。就算對音樂沒太多概念也能單純享受好音樂,強烈推薦給也喜歡音樂的朋友,這款前所未見的音樂藝術品絕對能讓你獲益良多。

順帶一提,我玩到目前的關卡幾乎都是不拆解聽一遍就能全部放對,成就感破表,總感覺有點作弊啊XD

Circuits
[9/10]
Posted: June 15
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100 of 134 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game is pretty awesome, but my expectation was to have a sandbox mode, which would complete this game.
Posted: April 17
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44 of 58 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
This game is simply fantastic. I have always been a fan of music games but this one might just be one of the best ones I have played so far. The atmosphere this game offers is simply incredible and can only be explained by letting someone actually play it. It relaxes and gives insight on the many facets music has and exists of. Definitely recommend it!
Posted: April 17
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
This game requires you to listen to some soundtracks and reconstruct them from individual parts. You can separate the soundtrack into individual layers, which makes it easy to listen and compare the music pieces and find the right place for each one... but that's not even a challenge, and I think there is no point in playing the game like this.

But if you have a good musical ear (and headphones), you can choose not to use layers (there is an achievement for that), so you can only listen to the complete unmodified track, with up to 3 "instruments" playing at the same time. And that makes things interesting, in some cases nearly impossible. But that's when hints come into play! You just need to get things mostly right and then you may use hints to logically deduce the rest, which is also quite fun.
Oh, and if you want more, then you can play with layers but without hints (which is another achievement), so there's some replayability.

In conclusion, Circuits is an interesting game, but I wouldn't recommend it to most people.

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Posted: June 23
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Circuits is essentially a music puzzle game, where you get to reconstruct melodies by putting little sound hubs in their right positions to build a track. The game mechanic is based on you listening to certain melodies and then identiying the proper sounds and putting them in the right order. Note that you will probably have to listen to some parts repeatedly to get them right, since it is something not everyone has the patience for.

The difficulty is generally not high, except towards the end (levels 24-25). You can, however, choose to *not* break up the music into layers in the previous levels, so it will be harder for you to distinguish the different sounds playing at the same time. The game is a tad short, I finished it in roughly 4 hours, but that can vary depending on the person. However, the developers have promised more levels in the near future, so this might change.

Overall, I would say that circuits is worth your time. It is simple, yet elegant and relaxing if you are generally musically inclined. It is hard to comment beyond personal preferences for this type of game, since I feel it is mostly a matter of taste, so if you think what I have mentioned so far is something you will like, you will probably enjoy this game as I have.
Posted: July 6
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