Pressured is a unique and intense number puzzler. Hit your targets to unlock pieces of the dark story, all told via the poetry of Nicholas Gordon. Created by Paul Marrable With music from Matt Mcfarland.
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Mixed (352 reviews) - 54% of the 352 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 18, 2014

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“Get the game! It’s phenomenal.”
4.5/5 – Press Start To Begin

“Let me tell you, it's ADDICTING!”
Metallman's Reverie

“Pressured is the best kind of puzzle game”
B+ – 30 Plus Gamer

Feature List

-Easy to learn but hard to master gameplay
-3 levels of difficulty to unlock
-Works great with touch screen monitors or with a mouse
-Simple pick up and play mechanics
-Intriguing dark story told through unlocked poems
-Includes Steam trading cards

About This Game

Pressured is a unique and intense number puzzler. Hit your targets to unlock pieces of the dark story, all told via the poetry of Nicholas Gordon.
You'll need a combination of quick thinking and sharp reflexes if you don't want to succumb to the pressure.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 1.1 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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70 of 93 people (75%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
i can't read half of what's in this monstrosity. it's supposed to be about quickly identifying numbers and i can't read the most important ones because the developer is apparently a man stuck in the year 1997 designing angelfire websites with illegible fonts and interface elements that he thinks he looks stylish
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
As someone who is not very quick on their feet with the maths, you'd think I would hate an experience like this - but that is absolutely not the case. The music, the art, and the general vibe all come together to form something very special (and the unlocks are just the icing on an already very tasty cake).

Something interesting developed as I played - I got to see what sort of numbers, or sums, I was more mentally inclined to "solve", and which ones I tended to have a harder time with. It's a rare treat that you get to play a game that shows you exactly how your brain is wired in certain ways. So, you could also look at this as a chance to improve something mentally - to raise your own average by tackling something you might not be so good at - and that is AWESOME.

This game is a steal for the price of a coffee drink, and unlike said beverage, you get to keep this forever and ever!
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
Pressured is a clever little indie puzzle game by Paul Marrable. I really like it, even though it makes me feel like an idiot sometimes [most the time], especially when the pressure meter starts shaking and I start panic-clicking and failing. (DONT PANIC)

The base concept is actually pretty neat. There are "TV" Screens you need to click on that have numbers on them. Each level has a randomly generated target number that you need to get to a certain number of times (Let's say the number is 10). You can do 4+6, 9+1, 5+4+1, etc. But be careful, the screens rotate pretty quick, and the more clicks you take, the more points it takes away from you in the end. The higher the level is, the higher the number is, and the less time you have (or the more time I spend thinking, I'm not sure).

A couple tips-
*Read the tips at the bottom of the main screen. I didn't, jumped right into the gameplay and immediately failed. Like, read the tutorial.
*Speaking of, The tutorial is immensely helpful. And even so, you still may take a few tries before you get the hang of it.
*A few levels into easy, and you'll unlock normal.
*If your score is misbehaving and you need to reset it, you can click a bomb. I've noticed that this likes to push all the TV panels to lower numbers too.
*The unlocks are meant to be read in order, but are not unlocked in order.
*I find for the first level if the sum is greater than 10 it always seems to be a bit more of a struggle, and makes the ensuing levels a little more difficult. If it is 10 or less that first level is a breeze.
*If you find yourself still struggling, head back to easy for practice, the timer is more forgiving, but the TV screens seem to go the same rate.
*The longer you play, the more number associations you make, and the better you get.

I think the poetry unlocks that create a story are a nice addition, and give you something to strive for instead of just a high score. It makes Pressured more than 'just a puzzle game'. I think it's quirky, and has unique qualities that make it stand out. I recommend Pressured and say it is worth the price point, on sale or not. Also, that song will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day...week...year... ><
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75 of 110 people (68%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
Free flash game, silly to be trying to charge money for this.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Game sucks. Bad music. Bad choice of lettering and poorly filled in letters and numbers to boot. Crappy background. Plot is unintelligable at the start and good luck getting to any more of it.

So the over all feel of the game is. Anoyed by music, squinting at numbers you can't quite see; all while the game quickly pressures you out of time. It's the opposite of fun.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
Click numbers that add up to a target sum before the steam rises too high. That is the extent of Pressured.

It's a little unsettling to see posts about a making a sequel that showcases basic functionality a player would expect in the original game. I'm sick of seeing developers use the shotgun approach to game development, selling proof of concepts and ideas instead of putting actual effort turning those concepts and ideas into quality games.
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I was hoping for a math-related puzzle game.

I got an extremely fast-paced arithmetic exercise that would not have been out of place in my second-grade math class. While I suppose this does technically fit the above criteria, it was certainly not what I was looking for.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2015
It doesn't lie about what the game is about, but I wouldn't recommend it at all. You essentially click the numbers and add them up to another number within a time limit.

I'd rather play with a calculater.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Time to recommend that sweet little game called Pressured!
I bought it out of pure curiosity, because of its surprisingly cheap price, and because I'm hell of a Puzzle-game lover!

Now, that may sound weird, but my biggest peeves in videogames, are mathemathics, skill/quickthinking, and TIMERS. Since that game was based on all those mechanics at the same time, I definitly had to give it a try, because I'm a man, I CAN DO IT!

PressuredIt has something really addictive, you know? That little thing that makes you go : "I have half-an-hour left before I go to work, and that only enough for a short game session, so let's play Pressured!"

Indeed, it isn't the kind of game on which you'd spend 2 straight hours (Or, who knows? If you're such a fan like that), but it's perfect to kill some time, and play now and then, once or twice a day, just to relax and get better.

Basically, you're given a target sum, and you must click on the figures that appear on the screen to reach that target through additions.
But the clever part, is that you cannot use the same LAST number twice in a row! For instance, if you finished a sum with a 1, this number will turn into a bomb on the next turn (bombs wipe all numbers from the screen), and you cannot use it to complete your next sum. It prevents you to do the same additions over and over, or just click 1 a thousand times to win the game.

In my case, I mostly use the game for its intellectual aspect, as I'm really terrible with mathematics, and even more with mental arithmetic. I found Pressured being amazingly useful to train that ability, while having fun.
The music isn't really intrusive, hopefully since it would be annoying for a game that requires speed and focus. The only tune of the game is enjoyable, and it feels like the game has some secret to reveal, something mysterious, just like the game itself.

As a randomly-generated game, there's no such thing as "content", "lenght" or "replay value". You play whenever you want to, and that's it! One thing I shoud mention, is the presence of poetry bits, as you unlock the ingame achievements.

Some of these achievements are easy, some require a lot of determination. When you finally achieve them, you're given some fragments of mathematic-related poetry, but will you be skilled enough to unlock them all?

Finally, I would like to mention the fact I strongly recommend the game to support the Flump Studios, especially Paul Marrable, for being a kind-hearted, responsive and caring person towards his game's playerbase, as well as a promising videogame developer; and these reasons themselves are really worth recommending Pressured.

I will eagerly be looking forward to acquiring his future games!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Boring and annoying


+ Cheap
+ Has trading cards


- Very boring
- Terrible font used
- The game is just overall ugly
- Too fast paced, numbers are easily missable

Download Size: 29mb
Trading Cards: 5 in the set

Rating: 1/10
Recommendation: Avoid

My Opinion:

I'm not recommended the game because you only have one thing to do and it's not done well, aside from getting it cheap theres nothing about this game that I liked, It's not educational or even a brain stretcher. Unless you specifically get this game on sale super cheap to get cards I'd advise you to pass, even with cards I'd say walk away from this game.

The real challenge of this game is more or less getting to the numbers in time not actually doing the math, choose a wrong number and you have to adapt and factor it in into your sum. Doing the math is easy, getting to the numbers you are going to choose is the problem and every wrong sum or click can get you closer to losing, well for me anyway. Too fast paced, but I guess that's why it's called Pressured.
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4.3 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: September 21
This game has horrible art style. I like the concept of it but it's poorly executed.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: August 31
Product received for free
If you like puzzle games than this is for you. Simple as that.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
Worst math game I've ever played
It beats that SHMUP game with maths...
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4.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Good concept, flawed execution
The objective of this game is to click on numbers that appear (out of a bunch of them), that will add up to your "target number" each level. E.g. If your target number = 14, you could click on 8, then 2, then 4, to make up 14. The numbers appear and disappear very fast, and there is a timer every level. You have to make up the target number at least 5 times or more, depending on the level you're on, and the target number gets bigger and bigger with every level.

I found the game to be quite fun, but it's almost impossible to get past level 5 or so, because the game is just way too difficult.

These are some problems:

1) The number you need sometimes doesn't show up.
- E.g. With a target number of say, 10, maybe you have clicked on 5 and 4, so you'll need a 1 to complete things. But 1 just refuses to appear. And you can't click on anything else either because that will cause you to run out of time (there is a penalty for "wrong" clicks, and if you choose a bomb, which will reset your sum, you will most likely run out of time - see point #2 below).

2) Bombs are too costly for the player.
Bombs in this game reset your sum. This is helpful if sometimes the number you are looking for refuses to appear. E.g. If your target number is 10 and you've already clicked on 5 and 4 respectively (thus adding up to 9), clicking on a bomb next will cause your sum total to become 0 once more. But after your sum is reset, the only numbers that appear next are either bombs once more, or very low digits, like 1 for instance. So it is nigh impossible, with the timer running so fast, to make up your target number - especially if your target number is big, like 28 for example - within the given time limit.

3) The timer is too strict.
Given the above 2 points (i.e. bombs costing too much time and the AI refusing to give you numbers you need), levels would be more playable if the timer were lengthened.

4) At the end of every level, even though you have made no "wrong" clicks, there is a "wrong click penalty".
I had no idea what that was about.

In its current state, Pressured is unplayable. If it's reworked, taking into account the points I mentioned above, it could be something great. I'd recommend it to my students too, especially those wanting to improve their basic maths skills. But as of now I'll have to bin it.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: August 14
Playing this 10 times is much enough for being bored after that.
This game is like on of those that you keep in your wardrobe to play once per year so you need to decide if you want to spend money.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: August 11
Funny but a bit difficult, nice unique gameplay, well-made!
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Ren Shredder
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
The Soundtrack of this game, together with a picture of Mimpi Dreams, made me cry.

5/7 would cry again.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
fun game to spend time recemend it if you have time over and just wanna do somthing remember you neet to think a little
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
I'm glad this was free cause it's not worth $3
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