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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“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
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silverbullet836
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Excellent puzzle game. It's sure to impress!
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KlauzWayne
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Was already an awesome puzzle game when i buyed it.
Managed its only flaw of a lack of content by workshop support.

Now it's perfect.

Nice Headphones or very good sound system are strongly recommended, at least it's a game about music.
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Blü
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Circuits has an orignal concept, but it gets repetitive real fast and the songs sound the same for the most part.

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Let me start off by saying where I think this game does great:

+ The concept is pretty original, mixing puzzle and music together perfectly

+ The game is really relaxing to look at, which is perfect for a game centered around music

+ The first songs are pretty interresting, and work really well with the overall atmosphere of this game


Now that this is out of the way, it's time to talk about the negative points:

- While this is an original concept, the game gets boring real fast, and I mean REALLY fast.
I can see that the game tries to stay interresting by adding new mechanics, except that the mechanics are looping and... looping.

- in the positive points, I said that the first songs were interresting, and that's because I quickly started feeling like I was listenning to the same songs other and other again, and as soon as I noticed this, I've just found them boring, which is a really bad thing, considering that this is the most important part of this game.
not only that, but some musics are just awful, like level 6 and 7.


So overall, the game looked cool at first, but I really quickly got bored of itand ended up slugging through the entire second half of the game for the achievements


Final score: 3/10
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alexschrod
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This really isn't my kind of game. It's not so much a "puzzle" as just listen to short piece of music, find matching node, place, lather, rinse, repeat.
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ÃĿËKŜΆŇĎÃŔ
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Pretty nice 9/10
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kurtwestermayr
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I have solved all 25 levels - though it's hard it's very funny.
Please more of these fascinating puzzle games!
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gengelbart
( 69.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
I could really care less about the game, I spend all my time in Circuits Composer, and if you like creating awesome music without much pain, then this is where you should be too. I've created a sound package for the composer, and if we get more folks doing that, then the sky's the limit for what you can do with this Composer.
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dentist
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
A very simple but well-made game about combining samples into a piece of music. Pleasing to look at and listen to, it's a fun little puzzler for when you have a couple of hours to spare. Well worth its money.
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Ghost_Train
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
As an audio engineer who knows the nightmare of editing analog tape, this is absolutely boring and waaaaay too easy.

But for everyone else who knows nothing about audio, if you like pretty musical sounds this might be a great experience.
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WhatDaMath
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
The music in this title is absolutely incredible and to be honest I feel like it could have been used in a much more interactive puzzle or at least in something a bit more complex. But despite the simplicity of the actual game, I would definitely recommend getting this for the tracks alone.

An absolutely brilliant sound track.
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CGS noneuno
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
did not read in to it as deep as i shod have. i wanted a circuit bord sim.
oh will im out 1.76
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FlesHBoX
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This is a great little music puzzler! At first I thought it was way too simple and easy, but things quickly got more complex, and I found myself with my eyes closed, hands cupped around my headphones, concentrating on each little sound I could make out, because I wanted to get things right without using layers or hints.

Definitely pay attention when it says "Headphones recommended". I thought that since I had real studio monitors, that I could get by without putting on my cans, but it really helps having everything else shut out.

A warning. Levels 24 and 25 are seriously difficult, as you have no option to separate layers, and some of the parts are basically inaudible, so you have to pay attention to the harmonics caused by those sounds, or use hints. I finally gave in on 25 and used a hint, and it revealed that I had a part basically backwards, lol.

This little gem is definitely worth the price of admission. I plan on resetting and going back through to work on the last achievement that I am missing... to complete every level without using layers! Wish me luck!


One last note, you probably want to like music if you want to play this game.
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SpaceX24
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
This Game is a Musical and Memory Game. It's Great!
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Herpderp9910
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
You know, I wasn't so sure of what to expect when going into this game. It's a game about taking pods of sound and placing them in the appropriate place. Sounds simple, right? Well, then they added repeats and group repeats, adding that little bit of extra challenge to spice things up. Levels 24 and 25 are something, let me tell you that. The music used sounds pretty good (especially 24 and 25) and is something that most people shouldn't have a problem with. The game looks short with only 25 levels, but I did get a good few hours in, and I'm sure people could get more if they don't have as good of ears as I do. All in all, it's a fun little game with a fun concept and a great soundtrack. Definitely would recommend!
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Echow11
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
This game creates such beautiful masterpeices which give you that feel good feeling, and overall beatuiful game, worth the money.
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S.R.R.MonsterDavid.
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Interesting concept for a puzzle game, good visuals and great quality songs.
You can even make your own songs with the Composer.

10/10 If you like music and you would like to make your own music, you need to buy this little game!
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Putifari
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
The very first thing that came to mind after completing a few of these puzzles:

- "I haven't actually used much of my hearing to complete these. This isn't the game it claims to be."
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jannyboy313
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Very cool game i like to play it it takes some time but its awesome
I recommend this to everyone who has patience and time :P

not cool
- only 25 levels

cool
- nice graphics
- Good music
- Nice settings
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DeadWalking
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Very interesting music game, and a practice for ear.

I hope author could add a feature to mark pitch for each element when player pass a level. Well, could use it as a practice.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Circuits has an orignal concept, but it gets repetitive real fast and the songs sound the same for the most part.

=============================

Let me start off by saying where I think this game does great:

+ The concept is pretty original, mixing puzzle and music together perfectly

+ The game is really relaxing to look at, which is perfect for a game centered around music

+ The first songs are pretty interresting, and work really well with the overall atmosphere of this game


Now that this is out of the way, it's time to talk about the negative points:

- While this is an original concept, the game gets boring real fast, and I mean REALLY fast.
I can see that the game tries to stay interresting by adding new mechanics, except that the mechanics are looping and... looping.

- in the positive points, I said that the first songs were interresting, and that's because I quickly started feeling like I was listenning to the same songs other and other again, and as soon as I noticed this, I've just found them boring, which is a really bad thing, considering that this is the most important part of this game.
not only that, but some musics are just awful, like level 6 and 7.


So overall, the game looked cool at first, but I really quickly got bored of itand ended up slugging through the entire second half of the game for the achievements


Final score: 3/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Interesting concept for a puzzle game, good visuals and great quality songs.
You can even make your own songs with the Composer.

10/10 If you like music and you would like to make your own music, you need to buy this little game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Fun little music puzzle game, but the value for me lies in the composer mode. It's fun to play around and throw together some samples when I don't feel like loading up Ableton and actually composing. That aspect alone would make it worth the price to someone who is looking to get into electronic music production, but finds the software massively overwhelming. This is like a gentle nudge in the right direction. Well worth the $1.74 I paid for it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
This game creates such beautiful masterpeices which give you that feel good feeling, and overall beatuiful game, worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
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

Pros:
+ great quality audio
+ Game mechanics
+ Steam trading cards

Cons:
- Gets a bit repetitive
- Ending doesnt feel awarding
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
This Game is a Musical and Memory Game. It's Great!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Very interesting music game, and a practice for ear.

I hope author could add a feature to mark pitch for each element when player pass a level. Well, could use it as a practice.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
69.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
I could really care less about the game, I spend all my time in Circuits Composer, and if you like creating awesome music without much pain, then this is where you should be too. I've created a sound package for the composer, and if we get more folks doing that, then the sky's the limit for what you can do with this Composer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Circuits is a reasonable idea for a game. You have to match bits of instrumentals to a piece of music that is being played. It's fairly simple stuff, but not too bad for an indie game. I didn't like the last level, found it extremely difficult to hear the necessary parts of music, so basically just guesswork was required. Other than the last level though it was a fairly enjoyable game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Very cool game i like to play it it takes some time but its awesome
I recommend this to everyone who has patience and time :P

not cool
- only 25 levels

cool
- nice graphics
- Good music
- Nice settings
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Introduction
Circuits is beautiful game with great asthetics but falls short in terms of actual gameplay. It has a beautiful art style and great sounding music, but unfortunately the finished product is nothing short of underwhelming.

Gameplay
Circuits appears to be another unique puzzle game. You have to put the right pieces onto the music track in order for it to play correctly. The only guidance you have is a "Play mode" that plays the song in the correct order and you have to listen to it to get it right. I say this with a bit of hesitation because although that's what the developers may have intended, the game is just too slow-paced in order to really utilize it. It really gets boring to have to listen to a track over and over to see what area you might have gotten wrong. Most of the time, the player will find themselves randomly placing tracks, fast-forwarding to see if they got it right and then doing that over and over until they find success. This is the reason I can't recommend this game. It expects you to be super-patient as well as having an ear for music, otherwise you have to just randomly try stuff until they work.

Now don't get me wrong, this type of game does appeal to some people, I understand. However I've seen similar games with better implementations in various categories. Some may have very upbeat music with very distinct sections so that the player can actively listen out for them. Some may have different looking icons for each section. Some may have unique ways of directing the flow of music and so on. This one however, has a fixed track, fixed icons and very little track variations. For the average user I cannot recommend this game for the gameplay.

Graphics
One thing I absolutely love about the game is the unique visual style. It was bright, smooth and attractive and really gave me a calming feeling whilst playing.

Audio
The sounds were pretty good, however the frustrating style of gameplay meant that I had to fast-forward which also meant that I couldn't hear the music during that.

Summary
This is not a game for everyone. It will appeal to some, but for others like me who has played games such as Auditorium and a ton of other musically inclined games, this is a weak attempt at entering that market. Pick it up on sale if this appeals to you.

6/10 - Not for the impatient

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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
2/5 nice and quite innovative idea.

This little indie puzzle game can entertain for about 3hrs, I feel like the puzzles could be harder, only the last 2 levels are really challenging, but I had fun for the whole experience. There's also a music composer, which is interesting but it's quite buggy at the moment. 5€ maybe is a bit high for its playtime, you should get it on sale.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I liked the aesthetic, but the music is very techno so might not be everyone's cup of tea, and I didn't find the gameplay terribly engaging.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
It isn't really a puzzle, you just have to listen and remember. You can go as fast or as slow as you like, so there's no real challenge. Some of the achievements are bugged. Most importantly, i have figured out a way to bug the game so badly that you can win before you've even played half the song.

It's not particularly innovative, and not particularly fun. The music is average. I wouldn't recommend it. I would consider a refund if it didn't cost me $1.79.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I guess I just don't get it. Somebody made a boring puzzle game out of the most mundane aspect of music production. Playing it just makes me feel like I am working at a terrible audio engineering job where I analyze the work done by other people, then try to copy their results. At least guitar hero makes you feel like you can actually play the guitar. I get no such satisfaction from this game.
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Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
[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]
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