Simple. Elegant. Challenging.
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Overall:
Very Positive (259 reviews) - 91% of the 259 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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“Elegant and taxing, Strata is a great choice for aesthetes and thinkers alike.”
4.5 / 5.0 – MacLife

“Strata weaves one excellent puzzle experience that is a must buy with some of the best puzzles on iOS, or anywhere.”
4.5 / 5.0 – Apple'N'Apps

“If you’re looking for a chilled out puzzle experience that has plenty of replay value, look no further than Strata.”
9 / 10 – Arcade Sushi

About This Game

A truly unique puzzle experience that embraces simplicity, elegance, and challenge. Strata paints a simple yet challenging puzzle game onto a sophisticated canvas of color and sound. Test the limits of your brain by completing complex weaves of color to solve the puzzles.

The goal of Strata is to strategically layer colored ribbons to match a pattern. Using forethought and strategy you must sequence your moves correctly. Over time patterns emerge and your tactics may evolve, but Strata will keep you on your toes with increasingly difficult puzzles.

Special thanks to those who supported Strata on Greenlight!

Key Features

  • Hundreds of increasingly bigger and more challenging puzzles.
  • Option to Perfect each grid by completing it without pulling a ribbon back.
  • A simple, yet addicting game for any age.
  • Beautifully recorded sounds accompany your actions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or later / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or Faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Quiet and peaceful little puzzler. Something strange with the achievements though, most of the "completed set" type achievements dropped straight after the first (perfect) puzzle, didn't take too long :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Easy, peace, casual.

It have quite a lot puzzles, and each of them is easy to solve, so you can play it everytime you want.

It doesn't have a quit button, I mean not the origin one which you need press 1-7 times ESC button and some bugs here may cause a loop which means you will never get that quit button at the origin menu. So when you play and want to quit, you need to press "ALT + F4".

And also it's too hard to distinct the colours in some levels, especially when every colour is covered by the actived colour lines, you can hardly figure out the colour below, unless you remember it.

For unknown reason, didn't got the last 2 achievement...I'll see it in the future :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
When I installed the game I thought about a short puzzle game, but after launching I was astonished how many puzzles this game has. You have 7 stages with 4 waves. Every wave consist of 3x3, 4x4, 5x5 or 6x6 puzzles. And there are as many per puzzle as the puzzle dimension imply.

The only downside of this game. The achievements unlock too soon. Although I have all achievements I only played wave 1-4 and 7.

I can totally recommend it, if you are into puzzles. It even can help you train your short-term memory.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
A beautfil, empty shell

Strata is immediately appealing with its minimal but stylish visual design. You're playing with hamonious swatches of colour, with simple rules: you're throwing ribbons diagonally through a grid, with the goal of matching each square's colour to that of the topmost ribbon passing over it.

The problem is the lack of variety and progress in the puzzles' difficulty. True, there are hundreds of puzzles available, but no new element or rule is ever added to make things more interesting. And the algorithm to solve the puzzles becomes obvious after a short while, meaning that bigger grids may take a bit longer to solve, but are not more mentally challenging than the smaller ones.

While the minimal visual design is good enough to hold itself up until the game's end, I cannot say the same about the sounds, made solely of highly reverbed piano and strings notes. It gets too repetitive and irritating after a while, even if the last sets of puzzles change the instruments to guitars and christmas bells.

Worse still, the menu is completely buggy, making it frequent that you can't move to the next sets of levels or even quit the game properly (use alt-F4 when this happens to force-quit).

Overall, Strata is simply too basic to entertain. It may have been a decent casual experience to play in short bursts when it was still just a mobile game, but as a PC title, it is lacking.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
It's aesthetically nice but too repetitive Select colour, pick row, check colour, do overlaps, rinse repeat to play in the long run.
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