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 (810 reviews)
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

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

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Mac
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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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
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)
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Very impressive. 10/10. Can't wait for composer mode.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
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? =)

I. 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.

II. 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.

III. 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.

IV. 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.

V. 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.

VI. 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.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Very nice and beutiful game.
Best for relax and chill time.
Even if you don't have any music skills this won't be hard for you to play.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
This game is a beautiful gem.
I can't wait for a release Circuit editor and Steam Workshop!
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
A unique puzzle game, almost like an audible jigsaw puzzle. You have various snippets of musical elements, and your task is to reconstruct the full track by inserting the elements in the correct order (and later on, establishing if they loop and how many times they loop, or picking the right subtle variation of a particular element out of maybe four or five options).

It's incredibly challenging, because I don't think I've ever played a game like this. You REALLY have to listen closely in places, and the final two levels are brutal because you lose your ability to strip out the individual "tracks" of the puzzle. But it's a fun experience, there's a great feeling when you play your finished solution and you just know from hearing it that you nailed it.

If I had to complain, it's a tad short (3.1 hours to complete it, not going back for 100% achievements) and there's not good feedback when your solution is incorrect: you listen to it all the way through, it gives the same ending sound and animation whether you got it right or not, and only when the little dialog pops up does it say "you screwed up". Both are forgivable seeing as it's an indie game with a low price point; not saying this to be derogatory, I think it's a fantastic game regardless.

Plus, you get the soundtrack for free with the game, it helps that the puzzle songs have decent variety and are very earwormy (I would love to hear extended versions of the last song and the song that actually has lyrics in it, I forget the title/track number of the second song). And with Steam Workshop features coming, I think it will be pretty cool to see what kinds of new puzzles the community comes up with.

In closing (i.e. - TL;DR), if you like unique, challenging puzzle games and/or have a soft spot for music, get this game. I dare say you won't be disappointed. I would love to see a sequel or some additional puzzles available as *gulp* DLC.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
This is not just a game.. This is Art. Fuc*ing awesome ART!
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Circuits is a puzzle game in which you have to recreate a short piece of electonic music by putting clips in the right order. Even though the levels are not that challenging, the nice but simple graphical interface and the great audio let me enjoy every second of it. I can absolutely recommend this game to anyone who loves music!
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
In playing this for the time I have, I would not recommend this game. The concept is cool, but if you boil it down, it's just a "Memory" game with music. The gameplay gets a bit boring after the first few levels. It is not a game worth playing.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Nice idea. Requires good ears and focus to play. If you like to really focus on sounds then this might be for you.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Interesting, but poorly named and somewhat frustrating. The game has nothing in relation to Circuits of the electronic variety in any way. There are 25 songs that you spend a great deal of time trying to replicate for the very short length of music. In 3 hours, I'd completed the game. Fortunately not very expensive. In most songs you're allowed to switch 'layers' so you're only hearing for example the melodies or the bass, so you can limit what you're hearing and make it easier to replicate. But the last two songs are the most complex pieces of music in the game, and don't allow you to limit the layers like you've been taught the rest of the game. There are parts in both of the last two levels that are so complex with so many instruments at varying loudness that it is impossible to make out the instruments you're actually trying to replicate. I had no choice but to resort to the 'hint' button for them.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
I simply can't recommend this game after playing it for the time that I did. If you want it for the music then yea ok this might work for you, but if you are thinking of buying this because it's a "challenging puzzle game" don't waste your money.
Let me start by saying that the only thing about it that is to do with circuits is the earth symbol at the end of the line. Poor choice of title really, should of gone with something a bit more music orientated. But a poor choice of title is not worth giving a bad review, no.
The fact that it boasts "challenging puzzle" makes me laugh. The first 23 levels I completed in the time played were simplistic and easy. You listen to a music strand and match it with the one that sounds the same, thats all it is. Count the repeats and set it to that many... not very puzzling (puzzled = "unable to understand"). The only challenge was trying to decipher the 1 decibel (it's an exaggeration before you start screaming at me) between the multiple choice music strands, which I will admit was challenging but again easy to get around.
Now the music was ok, the mojority of it i liked however there were bits were I felt like my ears were bleeding and the vocals were crap. I really don't think there should of been any vocals at all.
The last 2 levels I didn't complete because their idea of making something more of a challenge or harder is to take out the main game mechanic. Let me explain, in game you have a sytem to choose which type of strand to listen to so you don't get then all mixed together when trying to decipher which one goes where. This gets taken out the game on the last 2 levels so you have to listen to the 3 different types of strands plus the background music and try and make out which one of all these 20 different music strands that sound very similar is the right one to go in that slot. It's a terrible shortcut to making the game harder without much effort.
All in all I really don't think anyone should buy this game, short, easy and borring it's not much fun. Luckily I only paid 69p for it and I don't think it was worth that. Hope this review helps your dicision and have a nice day.
Posted: October 14
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Don't get it. Your ears will suffer.
Posted: October 18
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I personaly don't like this game.
Posted: October 24
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Please don't buy this game
Posted: October 14
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Not worth your money, no matter how little.
Posted: October 14
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