Sokobond is an elegantly designed puzzle game about chemistry. It's logical, minimalist, and beautiful - crafted with love and science.
User reviews: Very Positive (128 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014
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"NG sponsored Draknek's earlier puzzler, These Robotic Hearts of Mine. If you like puzzles, you'll love both TRHM and Sokobond!"

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March 5

Sokobond celebrates snowmen

To celebrate the recent release of A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build, Sokobond is 50% off for the next week!

If you've enjoyed the wintry puzzling of making snowmen, try mastering the bonds of chemistry. What Sokobond lacks in adorableness and hugs, it more than makes up for in elegance. No chemistry knowledge required!

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January 30

Sokobond version 1.0.3 released!

In this version:

  • Controller support on Mac
  • Controller support on Linux
  • Improve stability of Linux installer
  • Tweak level 'Playful' to reduce likelihood of unintended solutions
  • Stop repeated lagging on some machines
  • Various minor improvements
  • ???

Unrelatedly, if you're interested behind the way puzzle games are made, I recently spoke to Rock Paper Shotgun about my design process, alongside Jonathan Blow (Braid, The Witness) and Jonathan Whiting (Traal, Craequ). Read it here: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/01/22/how-to-make-a-puzzle-game/

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Reviews

“Forget chemistry: it takes alchemy to produce a puzzle game as refined and smart as this.”
9/10 – Edge

“This is a game about the beauty of science, and most puzzle games can learn from its findings.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

Sokobond is an elegantly designed puzzle game about chemistry. It's logical, minimalist, and beautiful - crafted with love and science.

  • Over 100 levels of molecule making mind-benders
  • Featuring a gorgeous original soundtrack by Ryan Roth
  • No chemistry knowledge required

Awards:

  • IndieCade 2013 - Finalist
  • PAX10 2013 - Finalist
  • IGF 2014 - Honourable Mention

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Will attempt to install Adobe AIR, on less common distros this may need to be done manually.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Sokobond is an excellent puzzle game. It is a psuedo chemistry game where you have move an atom around a grid forming molecules by touching other atoms.

The game requires precise moves, in the right order to create the correct molecular bondage. It is so fiendish that it offers a real challenge and lots of head scratching despite providing an infinite undo.

The game is also nicely paced and the level menu is well designed, unlocking levels as you progress. I found it simple to pick up, and new concepts were introduced steadily.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
I love puzzles but I usually play them in small doses.

The two hours I've played Sokobonds were in one sitting and I stopped because it was getting late. Fun and addictive.

Addendum: The facts on the bonus levels are hilarious.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Really enjoyed this game, well made puzzles (you do not need a working knowledege of chemistry, however it does help some and makes it more enjoyable). Some of the puzzles are very tricky, they appear very easy and can stump you really fast. Gives a feeling of accomplishment after each puzzle and its nice how you can go to another area when one does stump you, so you can just come back later. overall very well made and fun game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Overall, I liked the game. Everything is nicely done, it's a well designed puzzles with lovely aesthetics. The only thing I could carp about is educational aspect of Sokobond. You, basically, just play puzzle. There are interesting facts about certain chemicals after each puzzle, but you tend to rush through them, as you want to advance to the next level.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I love puzzle games, but it can often be hard to find ones that aren't too easy, but that won't eventually give you a brick wall that you can't seem to get around. Sokobond is the perfect balance; it is the right level of difficulty from the very first level and while it will likely give you a good challenge, you won't get so frustrated that you'll never open the game again. Instead, you'll keep coming back for more.

It almost made me miss taking chemistry class, and that's impressive.
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