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 (1,216 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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April 12

Circuits Composer is here!

Al last ( thank you for the patience :D ), the Circuits Composer is here as a free update for all of out circuits players.

Launch trailer

Circuits Composer is a tool that will let our players to experiment and build music in an easy way. Build upon the circuits fundation : listen . There´s no need to theory or musical technique knowledge to create a good sounding piece of music ( of course this comes with a counterpart ). But we want to create a well looking, easy to use tool to experiment with sounds. We hope you enjoy it.

How to launch Circuits composer :

1/ launch circuits normally
2/ select circuits composer from the popup menu

Roadmap for the composer :

-Next composer update will feature steam workshop integration, and the option for people to put their own sounds into the composer, to share it, and also to share songs.

-We will add in the next update also a volume automation for each track and block

Song sharing policy : Feel free to upload any song you make with the composer to soundcloud, youtube, or similar. We are more than happy to hear the music you do with the composer. The only thing we ask is to tell that is done with "circuits composer". If you want to use any of the slices in your music for professional use please send us an email to david.garcia@digitaltentacle.com

Trello board : we have opened a trello board where people can share or discuss aspects about the game : Trello board



Known issues :

-Composer launcher has a wrong image ( it says circuits editor not composer )
-Some sample descriptions are incomplete
-Shortcut drag timeline : alt + MMB is wrong. we will delete it in next update
-in some computers the game may feel sluggish. write us! isn´t working properly.



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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
70 of 78 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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10 of 10 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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4 of 4 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 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game Represents to be another world , a world that is better than the real one for me ....
its facinating and Inspiring game and soundtrack and music , this game is unbelievable , i would really say "thanks" for the genious who developed this game .
its filled some part of my senses and my mind and my heart , i think am gonna fall in love with this game.
If u have high class sense i advise u strongly with this game ....
do not ever hestiate trying this game ...

"Do you recommend this game? "
10000000000000000000000000 YES
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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
*plays for 5 minutes*
*falls in love*

10/10 Would fall in love again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Circuits is a wonderful puzzle game to challenge your musical hearing abilities...

...if you don't already have over a decade of musical experience.

99% of you are probably don't have the best ears in the world when it comes to music, so for most of you out there, I will definitely recommend this. But be prepared for some pretty difficult puzzles!

However, for those with a history of extensive musical training, don't expect to use much thought process. I myself am a music composition major in university, and have been playing music since the age of 2. Needless to say, I was able to complete all the puzzles with total ease, without using any hints or switching to individual instrument layers. If you think you would be in a similar position as me, either wait until more difficult puzzles are introduced into the game (the devs are considering adding some more challenging levels), or simply get the game now, and use it as a method to relax.
On a side note, I hear there is a new extention or software coming soon called Circuits Composer, which means that the community might be able to provide us with some truly challenging puzzles, possibly even for music graduates.

My final word is that I fully recommend this game to people who don't have impossibly sharp ears, as you'll be developing your hearing abilities through levels that you may find yourself stuck on for hours. And even for the others, I would still recommend the game, given that you keep in mind my comments above.

I'll be looking forward to any future updates!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Cost me 99 cents of a dollar. So far gave me at least half of an hour of fun, and I bet theres more coming. Its already a winner for me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
It's a really cool puzzle game which makes you work your musicality. I tried finishing all levels without switching to individual layers in my first run and it's very interesting that some pieces you simply can't hear (because of psychoacoustics) and you have to work on your musical ear for them.

The game is quite slow paced and the songs might be a little short once you complete them, but it's very rewarding when you get things right!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Torture your brain memory and your hearing senses at the same time for almost no money! Hazy graphics and floaty synthesizer music further mess up your brain while playing this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
If you are the one audience member clapping out of sync with everyone else, then this game is not for you. That doesn't mean, however, that this is Dance Dance Revolution episode 99. This is quite a different and innovative little game.

The gameplay is about first listening to a track as it should sound, and then reconstructing it using sound bites that you place on the "circuit" in order to finish and play the track.

As in any other puzzle game you have to use your brain, but your "input" for solving it isn't so much visual elements on a board, but instead sounds, recognition of small variations, and utilizing your short term memory from when you listen to the track (you can do that at any time) to finding the right sound bite/puzzle piece. This gameplay mechanic is quite innovative!

-- Should you buy it? --
If you find the concept, and perhaps the trailer, even moderately intriguing, then yes. I think you will be positively surprised.
If you are interested in music, but not usually puzzle games, then still yes.
Casual gamers, and people who don't usually play puzzle games, might get a bit frustrated at times, but it is cheap, so take the opportunity to try something different.

A possible caveat is that your skill in solving the puzzles is quite independent from previous (puzzle) game experience, since it depends on your ability to "hear" and understand the music, and you can't really know until you try it. But you probably have a pretty good idea about whether you are "musical" or not.

- Time to finish all 25 levels (currently) is about 3 hours, and perhaps an additional hour if you want to complete the most challenging achievement.
- If you want all achievements, then I recommend reading the requirement for "Golden Ear" and solve it as you pass through the levels (or make a note of which levels you haven't solved in this way).
- The game includes the soundtrack, which probably isn't something you'd listen to on repeat, but it is pretty cool.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
This game has some of the most beautiful music I have heard. You have to listen closely in order to hear all the different parts of the music, and when you're ready, you can listen to it as a whole. This has a mix of classical, vocal, and what appears to sound like... dubstep but not dubstep.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Simple, beatifull and yet demanding game. Love the audio and spend some time listening to tracks after lvl completion. Test your audio skills with nicely wraped graphics and great music. Simply fun worth having it in my collection. BIG YES!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Circuits has a really simple premise, enjoyable puzzles and increasing difficulty. Its soundtrack is incredibly calming and completing each track pays off when you hear the completed melody. Different layers really help at some of the more complicated tracks and having them would help heaps at the last two. Nevertheless, it's a simple yet great game.
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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
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Puzzle game that uses 'pieces' of music that you have to assemble in the correct order and frequency. I really like how you can break a composition down into seperate levels so you can hear sections with greater clarity. I also like that you do not have to do that. You can make the game as difficult as you want, so it can be challenging even to people with formal high level musical training and/or perfect pitch. I am looking forward to seeing how they impliment the ability for users to compose puzzles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
It's a hard game. You must have a good ear, because there are several similar sounds. The soundtrack is excellent. But it's a game to play only once.

Note: 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WOBWOBWOWB EEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH HEADPHONES ADVICED FOR ADDITIONAL EUPHORIA
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
A wonderful and unique puzzle game with music that made me smile many, many times. Buy this, you won't regret it.
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