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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Very Positive (38 reviews) - 97% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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”

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 :

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 .


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: Stereo
    • OS: Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Sound Card: Stereo
    • 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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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I haven't played this game for very long, but I have developed some opinions about it. When I first saw the game, I was expecting wonderful things. I guess this was my fault for not looking into it more (I was on a $2 game buying rampage during the summer sale). The main reason I dont like this game is because it is boring. There is probably more to the game that I have seen so far, but I don't think it will make me like it any more. The puzzles do get harder and more complex, but they are all similar. This game was not what I was expecting. Mabye you will like it, but I don't think it was worth it for me.
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( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Really interesting concept for a puzzle game with good visuals, there are some improvements that can be done, lets wait for the sequel.
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Microsoft® Word
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Circuits is a game where you put sound nodes in their correct places so your track sounds the same as the example.
  • cheap
  • atmospheric
  • nice (but sometimes weird) sound design
  • chill
  • nice looking
  • not that long
  • simplistic (this isn't really a con but I couldn't think of anything else to put here)
TLDR: cool immersive game, inexpensive and relaxing. This game doesn't get nearly as much attention as it should.
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( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
To be fair, I'm not good with music and too many of those electronic mixers give me a headache, so some music didn't suit my taste. I recommend this game for at least three reasons.
  • It is a fun and quite innovative take on puzzle genre.
  • It comes with a music composer, which is a great way to start making some of your own music.
  • All of that comes with a neat low price for the whole package, especially with some weekends sales.
If you want to make your kids interested in music without the need to listen to all those crap bands, this makes it all possible without boring the crap out of them.

Use of good headphones recommended, as some notes are difficult to distinguish any difference.
There are some things I would like to see in the game itself:
  • Ability to change and test audio settings before the menu scares everyone at house and nearby blocks while I frantically switch to headphones. Any options at all are a must for a game that relies heavily on sound output.
  • While any level is finished, an option to go to level selection screen is handy for any game that implements level selection.
  • More levels, possibly uploaded by other players.
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( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Very challenging and very fun!
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Majin Storm
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
I mostly spend my time on Conposer rather than the game itself. It's really fun to make your own music. You have access to a plethora of sounds to make many diffrent kinds of music. If your into this kind of stuff, I would definetly recommend it!
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Josef Schnitzel
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
It's fine, grab when on sale.
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( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
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( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
if you like music games you will like this, if you don't like music games you might still like it
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( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Excellent puzzle game. It's sure to impress!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
It's fine, grab when on sale.
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87 of 101 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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.


[Chinese Version]




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87 of 104 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
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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106 of 143 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
This game is pretty awesome, but my expectation was to have a sandbox mode, which would complete this game.
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78 of 102 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Playing Circuits is like trying to transcribe a song someone else wrote, while having an overly vague and harsh on looker constantly jump in to tell you you're doing something wrong. It's a dull lesson in tedious frustration, constantly imposing illogical and repetitive mechanics on the player while providing no incentive or reward for figuring them out. The ideas behind Circuits sound intriguing on paper, but the foundation developer Digital Tentacle has laid them out is simply not there.

Circuits is a game about building music, or that's what it's supposed to be. In reality it's the act of memorizing a sequence of sounds, and then placing audio samples in the correct order until you've recreated the track exactly. This is expanded upon by new mechanics such as repeating samples and loops, but they are never used in a way that actually expands the gameplay into something more compelling, instead only making tracks more confusing and difficult to put together.

This is the fault of both the opaque design at the core of Circuits, and the fact that the tracks you are creating are often made up of far more sounds and layers than you actually place on your board. This makes deciphering what sample is meant to go where incredibly challenging in a way that feels poorly thought out and rarely allows you to readily hear the mistakes you make, as everything is buried under so many other sounds to begin with. It also flies in the face of the very premise of the game that you are building these tracks yourself, as so much of them are completely separate from the gameplay and simply added onto the samples you placed. Finally the soundtrack is enormously disappointing for a game based around music, consisting of twenty-five nearly identical tracks, none of which are the least bit memorable and made having to listen to them dozens of times per level immensely irritating.

Though it blends two of my favorite genres (music and puzzle games), Circuits manages nothing but to be exceedingly unenjoyable in nearly every aspect of its designing, failing to even deliver upon its original goals as it meanders about with uneasy steps in its mess of dismal design choices. I'm not sure why I bothered to push through to the end, as having done so I can see I was having very much the same experience then as right at the start of the game, which is to say a dreadful time that I couldn't recommend to others.
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
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.

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44 of 59 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
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!
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
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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55 of 82 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
Very good concept for a game, which I hope will eventually be made into something incredible. However, the objective is wrong. Instead of listening to music so that we can copy it as well as possible, we should be rearranging these buttons in such a way that the music makes intuitive sense without the help of any guide at all. This way, we only hear the (by the way, fantastic) original score once we solve the puzzle. If you do this, you can begin the music with all buttons in place - just some of them are wrong. Then instead of listening like a parrot, we listen like a musician and learn to pick out things that don't belong on our own.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Circuits has nothing to do with electricity, but it does require a good musical ear to distinguish sometimes subtle differences in sound samples. And that's basically what circuits is all about--chaining musical samples together to reproduce the default piece of each level. While the music samples are pretty good, as a game where the player simply tries to reproduce what he hears, I didn't find it all that fun or engaging.

As I played the game, I was thinking that the user should be able to make his own musical scores based on the samples provided. And apparently there is a Circuits Composer feature coming soon which I think will make this game a fun little music generator. So I give it a thumbs up for a future unreleased feature. The base game isn't all that impressive, but it's hard not to recommend it given the sale price.
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