Sokobond is an elegantly designed puzzle game about chemistry. It's logical, minimalist, and beautiful - crafted with love and science.
User reviews: Very Positive (165 reviews) - 94% of the 165 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014

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“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
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Sokobond is a nice little puzzle game with some questionable views of chemistry.

The game involves you controlling one atom in a grid structure, and you move the atom around the grid forming bonds with other atoms [or not, in the case of noble gases]. Each atom is a simplified representation of its real-world counterpart, focusing mostly on the number of bonds it can form.

The puzzles in this game range from simple to quite tricky, and it took me quite a few hours to complete the entire thing without cheating. [Don't cheat, it's very satisfying when you solve a puzzle]. The mechanics require you to do a lot of lateral and reverse thinking, which is quite good.

Simple graphics and sound design, which works well for a puzzle game. The controls use either a keyboard or a controller, both of which are again, very simple [LUDR + undo/reset].

Definitely a good simple [but not easy] puzzle game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Absolutely charming.

Each atom can handle a certain number of chemical bonds; physical contact creates the bonds. Move them around through obstacles to try and create a stable molecule with no empty bonds. Each time you succeed, you are rewarded with a fact about the chemical compound you produced and its uses.

By the end of this, I'll probably have the chemical formulas for a lot of basic compounds memorized, and I view that as a positive. Even without the chemistry wrapper, it would be a good puzzle game -- the chemistry bit takes it the extra mile.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
PROS:
- lightning fast install (67MB)
- Clean, minimalist interface
- Clever puzzles

CONS:
- Lack of mouse support, especially in game menu
- Lack of HOW-TO. The game basically assumes you know what to do (ie bonding molecules)
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
I've passed my chem test thanks to this, thnx so much guys
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Sokobond is a little puzzle game thats all about the world of chemistry. It gives you control of one atom and with that atom you have to move and form bonds with other atoms. While everything is simplified in the game, it is interesting to see real world science placed into a little puzzle game like this. Plus at the end of each puzzle you get a little chemistry fact and who doesnt love facts.

Overall Sokobond is the definition of a good simple puzzle game, one thats not too easy, but also not too difficult. It gives you a chance to relax and just play a game, not really worrying about anything else and I would definitely recommend it. I would also recommend not cheating or looking at the solutions for the puzzles, because while some are hard, there are always simple ways to do them.

If you want a more in depth review feel free to watch the review I did on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOCycfVSB0M
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