Do you like challenging platforming? How about solving cool puzzles?! What about games that dare to use more than 3 shades of brown in their color palettes?!!? Well come on in!
User reviews: Positive (27 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2014
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"It mixes smart gameplay mechanics, interesting puzzles, with a pleasant audio/visual experience."
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July 10

Lots of fixes and improvements!

Hello all! Thanks to recent feedback we've gone in and made some changes that will hopefully make the game less frustrating and more enjoyable. The main change was making Hardcore mode not send you back a level when you died. We also made the par times a little more manageable!

In addition to that we also fixed several bugs, including one that would have prevented an achievement from unlocking. Yikes! We're running a sale for the next two weeks and hope those who have been on the fence will decide to join us for some marble platforming goodness!

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Reviews

“A great concept becomes a perfect package thanks to beautiful presentation, making this title one of the best puzzle-platformers on the market.”
9/10 – MMGN

“The pacing of the increase in difficulty and complexity in Lost Marbles is commendably pitch-perfect.”
79% – IndieGameMag

“It mixes smart gameplay mechanics, interesting puzzles, with a pleasant audio/visual experience.”
8/10 – Capsule Computers

About This Game

Oh look, it's just another "marble" game. What is this, 1984? Wait...I can control three marbles at once? Well that's completely different and kind of cool. I get to use my marbles together to solve puzzles, all with tight controls and awesome physics? Tell me more!

Well thank you for asking. Each marble has a different material and special power: Rubber can jump, Paper can shrink, and Metal can boost. They interact with the world as you might expect: Rubber floats on water, Paper burns in fire, Metal uses its sheer mass to destroy things. Combine the strengths of each marble to overcome a multitude of hazards as you race to the end of each level in search of the fastest time!

Welcome to Lost Marbles. We hope you enjoy your stay.


*** You can download a demo for Windows or Mac from our site ***

Key Features


  • Challenging platforming mixed with puzzle solving
  • Colorful visuals and charming music create a dazzling world
  • Now with 40 levels!
  • Hardcore Mode + unlockable skins
  • Online leaderboards to challenge your friends
  • Xbox 360 controller support
  • 100% Indie and made by two guys. Is that really a feature?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 512MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb card with Shader Model 3 (Geforce 7 series or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 512MB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 512MB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
53 of 55 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
3 marbles and one goal - survive deadly puzzles and make your way to the end. Well, actually the puzzles aren't too difficult, because solutions came out by themself when you play and it's kinda good. Each marble have its own ability, rubber can jump, paper can shrink and metal can boost. All of them have to reach finish line to complete level. Controls are more "sticky" ones, so there are no acceleration at all after releasing directional button. Cartoonish graphic style included.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Marble platformer games are almost a dying breed in this era of gaming, but when one comes around it usually becomes quite the unique and enjoyable experience. Lost Marbles, proves to be an example of that.

What I found most enticing about this game was the amount of collaborative effort between the three individual marbles, and how they work together to help reach the exit. Nearly all of the levels feature unique elements, and the developers did a great job making sure none of the marbles had a clear path to the exit without needing to contribute anything to to the map. They also did a great job making the 3 marbles unique from each other; you can definitely feel and notice the weight and speed difference between them.

While I found tons of enjoyment out of the game as a whole, there are still a couple things I personally had a little less fun with, one being the par times, which while I definitely know were fixed recently, still prove to be frustrating to beat later on. The only way I can describe the way the par times feel (at least only in the later half of the game) is that I have to speed run recklessly through the level with no room for hesitation. Thankfully the par times aren't required to beat in order to progress so I see it more of an optional thing to challenge myself with later on. The only other thing that bothered me were the graphics of the Menu GUI. As a graphic designer I find the use of the white and black drop shadows on the windows to be a bit awkward, and the 1 pixel stroke around the lettering is definitely not very appealing to the eye, but again that is just a very minor qualm that doesn't really affect the overall game too much.

Regardless of the menu graphics though, I found the game environment to be quite enticing. In spite of the unusual thick outlining around all of the objects, I felt that worked to the games favor because you can very clearly see what you can interact with without it detracting from anything. I also liked the attention to detail with the sound effects, especially that each marble has a different rolling sound.

Overall I found this game to be very enjoyable; I'm happy to have assisted with the developer in pushing a new update to enhance the gameplay, and the fixes he did very much show a noticeable improvement from the last big update.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
If you're a fan of games like Marble Blast Ultra you'll probably enjoy this.

I'm a sucker for these kind of game so I enjoyed it.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
Fun puzzle game in the vein of Lost Vikings (once you get past a few levels), wherein you control three spheres of various materials (paper, metal, rubber), all reacting to different obstacles in differing ways.

Only suggestion I'm going to give you: don't play on Hardcore mode, because when they tell you 'no checkpoints', what they really mean is 'every death is going to send you back a full level', and yes, this CAN lead to negative progress through the game.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Lost Marbles concept is pretty straightforward: control and guide marbles, from the beginning of a level to the end. There are three types of marbles you will control. First, a rubber marble that can jump, swim in water and survive electrical damage. Second, a paper marble that can change its size to fit into smaller spaces and moved away on wind. Third, a metal marble that can be affected by magnets, ignore damage from fire and spikes, and accelerate forward to break through barriers. All of the marbles must reach the end of any given level in order for the stage to be completed. The puzzles require coordination and straight up puzzle solving. The controls are incredibly simple: roll your ball with the WASD keys, and change your camera angle by moving the mouse. Beyond this, a hardcore mode is available, tasking you with having to complete the levels perfectly in a raw, while failures sending you back to the beginning of the previous level. Which can be very disappointing and annoying, but fun in some wicked sense of humor way. Lost Marbles is a solid, decently polished game that delivers some well crafted challenge. If you are on the hunt for a new puzzle game to challenge you, this one is at least worth a look. Overall, the game was pleasant, refreshing and frustrating.
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