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 (362 reviews) - 54% of the 362 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 18, 2014

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April 15

The Hyper Bounce Blast Trailer is here!

At long last the Official Trailer for my new game, Hyper Bounce Blast, is live!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIdfGtEoaRk

Hoping to launch 27th of May, I hope you like what you see :)

Thanks everyone,

Paul

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Reviews

“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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Overall:
Mixed (362 reviews)
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Mango.Boy
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
i didnt buy this either but looks boring af even courts coins is better
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Steve S.K.
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
The premise of Pressured is simple but relatively hard to master. In each level, you are assigned a target number. Your goal is to click on numbers that add up to that target number before the pressure meter fills up. As you click on numbers, your current sum is shown on the top of the screen so that you can keep track of how far off from the target number you are. On the bottom of the screen, you'll be advised as to how many times you need to reach your target number before advancing to the next level. Each time you successful reach the target, some pressure is relieved, in essence, adding more time to complete the level. Easy peasy, right? NOPE! The grid where the numbers are located is constantly shifting. Numbers flash on the screen for no more than a second before new numbers appear, bombs randomly appear (resetting your sum to 0) , and a "2X" symbol occasionally pops up (doubling your current sum). Points are earned for each correct target hit and points are lost for hitting bombs or going over the target number. You will need to stay sharp or you will fall to the pressure!

It's insanely addicting and an intruiging game. The game is meant to a quick burst of action but you will find yourself trying to best your score after every game. And for under $3 USD, you can't go wrong!
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B a l l a g e
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game is bad.
The gameplay is not good. And the game is expensive so you have to wait for a good deal if you want to buy it. And hard game and not short so you have to play a lot.
But you can get trading cards.
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El Barto
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Bad just straight bad.
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KillaKan
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
Nope. Just nope
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CARL
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
TERRIBLE I FREAKING HATE EVERYTHING THIS GAME MADE ME RETHINK MY LIFE AND NASA GETS MY MOM IF I DIE SO SHE CAN MAKE HIM SANDWICHES :( ALSO I PINNED THIS GAME IN A RANDOM SPOT AND I CANT FIND THE SPOT GG LYFE.
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hansdendrummer
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
How it works:

1) You don't buy this game

OR:

2) - You buy this game
- Upper left corner: your sum that you have to make by clicking digits
- Numbers vary and move on the screen
- The upper right corner does most of the math for you
because it tells you what your current sum is
- You: only do a little bit of math
- On hard mode, you have to click faster
- You look at weird quotes about math
- You listen to brainwashing & annoying music
(- You wait for the cards to drop and leave)
- You regret buying this game
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SimKim
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 19, 2015
Idle Simulator 2015
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 = 0/10
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Nami May
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 15, 2015
Boring and annoying

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.

+Cheap
+Has trading cards

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

Trading Cards: 5 in the set

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.
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Soro
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 20, 2015
Pressured is a brain excerise game where bunch of number pop up on the screen and you have to add them to get to required number . Each time you beat a level the required number gets higher which makes it more intense and you will have to think much faster .

Its a fun little game but there is just nothing else to it .

For 0.30 cents I can't really complain . At least this game challanges your math skills where some other cheap steam games are total garbage .
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DJ Longz
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 17, 2015
I won this game in a giveaway, and I'm happy with it. That being said, I would not recommend buying this game. It's OK, but I don't think you would want to buy it.
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yuru
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 6, 2015
This game is a joke... You need to click on numbers in order to add them into a predefined sum... That's it... 2nd grade math... on steam...
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AntiVVeaboo
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 31, 2015
look like

GAME GENIE

haha

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Itohiro
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 19, 2015
This game is just too boring. You just have to add numbers to reach a sum within a time limit.
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NARD-
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 19, 2015
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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SuperAyzeek
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29, 2015
Super!
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DolphinRapeIsReal
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16, 2015
Meh. Medium seems broken. Supposedly activates Hard, but Hard never becomes playable. Medium never ends.
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Squasha
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12, 2015
Just bought it because of the Trading Cards :P
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E-do TheMeMeLord
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8, 2015
I would recommend this for smart people :)
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TUSK3N / TUSK3N#2409
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7, 2015
Great game,
to idle for cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
The premise of Pressured is simple but relatively hard to master. In each level, you are assigned a target number. Your goal is to click on numbers that add up to that target number before the pressure meter fills up. As you click on numbers, your current sum is shown on the top of the screen so that you can keep track of how far off from the target number you are. On the bottom of the screen, you'll be advised as to how many times you need to reach your target number before advancing to the next level. Each time you successful reach the target, some pressure is relieved, in essence, adding more time to complete the level. Easy peasy, right? NOPE! The grid where the numbers are located is constantly shifting. Numbers flash on the screen for no more than a second before new numbers appear, bombs randomly appear (resetting your sum to 0) , and a "2X" symbol occasionally pops up (doubling your current sum). Points are earned for each correct target hit and points are lost for hitting bombs or going over the target number. You will need to stay sharp or you will fall to the pressure!

It's insanely addicting and an intruiging game. The game is meant to a quick burst of action but you will find yourself trying to best your score after every game. And for under $3 USD, you can't go wrong!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game is bad.
The gameplay is not good. And the game is expensive so you have to wait for a good deal if you want to buy it. And hard game and not short so you have to play a lot.
But you can get trading cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
77 of 100 people (77%) found this review helpful
44 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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76 of 107 people (71%) found this review helpful
18 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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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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31 of 37 people (84%) 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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19 of 19 people (100%) 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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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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27 of 39 people (69%) 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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
Even at 29 cents I feel ripped off.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
http://youtu.be/-0aCs_WJ7wY

English rewiev:

I hate math. Seeing this game, I realized that this is not my game. However, as it is cheap I bought her to me for a joke. I've been tightened. Round after round.....harder.....more and more interesting.....

The essence of the game is very simple and at the same time, the game makes a quick read and think.

There is a thermometer in the right part of the screen and a lot chaotically changing numbers, multiplications and other things on the screen. You need to collect a few times you want the number until a thermometer is not overheated. Every good number cools the thermometer.

In the game a relaxing and thought-provoking, sauntrek and I like it

Who loves math and relaxing puzzle will appreciate this game

Overview written 20.07.2014

Русский обзор:

Я ненавижу математику. Увидев эту игру, я понял что это не моя игра. Однако, так как она дешево стоит я купил её себе ради шутки. Игра меня затянула. Раунд за раундом.....всё сложнее и сложнее.....всё интереснее и интереснее.....

Суть игры крайне проста и в тоже время игра заставляет быстро считать и соображать.

Есть градусник в правой части экрана и много хаотично меняющихся цифр, умножений и прочего на экранах. Нужно собрать несколько раз нужно число пока градусник не перегрелся. Каждое удачное число охлаждает градусник.

В игре расслабляющий и заставляющий думать саунтрек и он мне нравится

Кто любит математику и расслабляющий головоломки оценит эту игру

Обзор написан 20.07.2014
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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

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.

+Cheap
+Has trading cards

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

Trading Cards: 5 in the set

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.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Pressured is some sort of math game in which you have to click numbers on screens which change rapidly, if that makes any sense. So if your goal is 13 you have to press the screen with 5 and then maybe a 7 and then a screen with 1. Some screens carry bombs or x2.... you get the picture, I hope. I suppose the game is good for people who like to become fast in math but for a game I think the idea is a bit too simple.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
Took a punt on this because it was cheap and looked interesting.

Glad I did, really fun little game.
Really simple premise but really damn addictive!

I think it's well worth the meagre price tag.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
Take a good hard look at the screenshots for this game before purchasing. Some games deliberately go for a retro look and feel this one just seems unpolished and rushed.
The game itself is simple maths against a clock. I did not find it addictive and lost interest quickly.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
This is a fantastic little game and proves to be WAY bigger in depth and challange than the meager price would suggest! Don't let the prospect of a number puzzler scare you away, this game is fun to play and incredibly accessible - even to math-deficient types like me! The incremental difficulty and poetry unlocks create an intense but rewarding experience. The inclusion of Steam trading cards is icing on this very affordable cake. Highly recommended!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
Pressured is a deliciously addictive mathematical puzzle game. The premise is simple - add the numbers on the grid together to match the target number. Easy enough at first but you have to be quick because the numbers you need fade in and out, bombs appear instead of numbers and you are not allowed to use the same sums twice, all the while the clock is ticking! What makes Pressured so addictive though is the arithmetic required is pretty basic but the targets get larger and larger and larger, which means you'll need more and more numbers in your sums then throw some multipliers in... it'll test your limits! It's a killer combination of fast reflexes, quick thinking and of course a bit of luck that'll keep you coming back for more. Move over Sudoku, there is a new kid on the block!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
The premise is simple, imagine a Countdown conundrum, you know, where Carol pulls out a stack of numbers and then tells you you have to calculate an even bigger number. Imagine that, only with numbers that are constantly changing, bombs that appear out of no-where when you're about to click to finish a sum, and a pressure gauge constantly filling up and causing no- end of stress.
In practice, it's involving, addictive, and a bit difficult to put down. Pressured puts you under pressure, but in a nice way, and definitely in a way that you'll come back to again and again.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2015
It does what it is supposed to do, although it is not a cool loking game per se. Everything in it can be a bit ugly, as the TVs and the numbers in the TVs. But the game runs fine and if you like it you can have a pretty good time at it.
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