Immersive first-person parkour in a surreal, physics-driven voxel world. Every move can modify the environment. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will.
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Very Positive (193 reviews) - 89% of the 193 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2015

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“What's special about Lemma is that, well, basically, the walls are made of magic.”
Kotaku

“It really is quite the concept.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The demo is already damn impressive... the movement itself is terrific.”
Indie Statik

About This Game

Immersive first-person parkour in a surreal, physics-driven voxel world.

Lemma enables creative building through movement. Spawn structures just by moving through space. Extend platforms, smash through walls, and build new ones, all through parkour moves.

  • Non-linear story - four possible endings
  • Oculus Rift support (currently limited to SDK v0.6.0.1-beta)
  • Time trial mode
  • Built-in level editor with Steam Workshop support
  • Xbox 360 Controller support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB Video RAM, Shader Model 3
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Quad core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Video RAM, Shader Model 3
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Best experienced with a controller and Oculus Rift!
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h.barkas
10.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
Parkour in a nondeterministic universe

You're trying to find a missing friend in this voxel universe/dimension. While you parkour through the levels you find notes giving you clues to whats going on and gather power orbs.

I enjoy Lemma for it's fluid game play. Controls are snappy keyboard/mouse and controller are supported.
If you miss a jump the game puts you right back to this spot without load time keeping the frustration level to a minimum.
Generating matter by your movements there are lots of possibilities to progress through the levels and you need some thought and creativity to find a way to the exit.
You can create your own levels and there are maps in the workshop to download. The game has achievements and trading cards.

Lemma would be ideal for VR hardware but it seems the developer Mr.Todd has moved on to a new project so it's uncertain if there will be VR support in the future.

For it's innovative concept, astonishing polish and high replay value this indie game deserves a solid 8/10.
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theetompster
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
I like the traversing mechanics. Works and controls well and is fun.

I do not like the game-logic level design of floaty things, materializing platforms and big ambiguous blocky contraptions that serve as puzzles just for the sake of having puzzles.
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quintopia
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
I haven't finished playing through this yet, but I can say: it is very intense. The parkour is very exciting, the exploration is fun, and the physics puzzles can get pretty challenging. I would recommend if you like puzzle-platformers.
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Obliterator2
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 8
Really cool game, the movement is obviously inspired by Mirror's Edge, but it's set in a dynamic voxel world. There is an interactive story running through the game, but it's more of an exploration/puzzle type game than an story driven one, so don't expect a really gripping one.

With the lack of an objective for most of the game, I really liked the first linear parts, since you know where to go, but you can get there however you want. It then opened up a bit which was kinda cool with some nice level styles, but when you have like 20 worlds all linked through different doors, it gets tedious trying to find something in particular that you've visited before and can't find again.

It comes with a level editor, but it's quite hard to use, so a lot of the user created levels weren't very good. I'd mostly had enough of the game by that point anyway, but it'd be a shame if you were wanting to play more. Overall I'd recommend the game, but maybe wait for it to go on offer first.
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EvTheProducer
15.8 hrs
Posted: August 5
This is one of the most under-rated games of this time. This is one of those parkour games that you can't not play. The story is really bad but I think this game is really made for the community content which is lacking. I feel like if the editor was much more simpler to use people would be making a lot more maps and the game would become very big, somewhat. Also please don't let people make maps just to get an achievement, that is so childish that they would upload the defaullt empty map just to get an achievement.

The only thing I wish that these parkour games would add would be the "kick off the wall" move where you basically run towards a wall from the side and kick off of it to climb obstacles while still maintaining speed. Mirrors Edge missed this and so did Lemma, surprisingly Watch Dogs didn't. But the parkour in that game is not that great to begin with but it's the only game where I'm able to use a wall to get a little jump boost. Also Dirty Bomb does it, but it doesn't feel natural.
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Khanage
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
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sgt zookles
3.3 hrs
Posted: July 17
Lemma is an intriguing romp through a bizarre voxel world, with fast-paced and pretty fluid parkour, as well as some neat terrain-creation mechanics. Get it while it's on sale.
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ithaqua
2.7 hrs
Posted: July 13
I had no idea what to expect when my daughter and I sat down to play this game, I am normally not a fan of jumping puzzles. I have to say though that this game is really well done and quite fun. The controls are responsive and customizable and the enviroments are dreamlike and awe inspiring. I have no problem recomending this game.
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berzha101
11.2 hrs
Posted: July 6
Lemma is a very well designed and fun parkour platformer sort of game, similar to Mirror's Edge (but with less linear running). I can say that I enjoyed the game (although it was frustrating at times) and if you are a fan of Mirror's Edge, you should get Lemma. Also as a side note, I have quite a few more hours in Lemma than Steam displays since I played some Lemma in offline mode,

To start, the graphics of this game look rather nice. It takes place in this floating blockverse (not sure exactly how to describe it) that is nicely colored and designed. The environment created feels nice when I'm running and jumping through it. The gameplay is really fun as you are jumping around, climbing walls, running on walls, and doing all sorts of parkour. The difficulty increases as expected and the game has a very nice checkpoint system that won't make you rage for the most part to have to do a whole level again from the beginning. The levels are also pretty well crafted and often enough there are multiple ways to the goal. Sometimes the platforms even change around you do to some stimuli. Furthermore, although I did not care much about the story, it was kind of interesting at points. The music, also fit in rather well and added to the mystical effect that the game was trying to create.

I really did not find too many flaws to this game other than sometimes the controls not functioning the way I wanted them to, but that was more of my fault for mashing it too many times I guess. If I were to make another genre game comparison of Lemma, it would be this: as Talos Principle is to Portal 2, Lemma is to Mirror's Edge. I got a similar mystical yet good fell to Lemma in the same way as Talos Principle actually.

Rating: 8.7/10
Recommend Price: $7 or under
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A Goat |Trade.tf
7.5 hrs
Posted: July 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This is one of the most under-rated games of this time. This is one of those parkour games that you can't not play. The story is really bad but I think this game is really made for the community content which is lacking. I feel like if the editor was much more simpler to use people would be making a lot more maps and the game would become very big, somewhat. Also please don't let people make maps just to get an achievement, that is so childish that they would upload the defaullt empty map just to get an achievement.

The only thing I wish that these parkour games would add would be the "kick off the wall" move where you basically run towards a wall from the side and kick off of it to climb obstacles while still maintaining speed. Mirrors Edge missed this and so did Lemma, surprisingly Watch Dogs didn't. But the parkour in that game is not that great to begin with but it's the only game where I'm able to use a wall to get a little jump boost. Also Dirty Bomb does it, but it doesn't feel natural.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Parkour in a nondeterministic universe

You're trying to find a missing friend in this voxel universe/dimension. While you parkour through the levels you find notes giving you clues to whats going on and gather power orbs.

I enjoy Lemma for it's fluid game play. Controls are snappy keyboard/mouse and controller are supported.
If you miss a jump the game puts you right back to this spot without load time keeping the frustration level to a minimum.
Generating matter by your movements there are lots of possibilities to progress through the levels and you need some thought and creativity to find a way to the exit.
You can create your own levels and there are maps in the workshop to download. The game has achievements and trading cards.

Lemma would be ideal for VR hardware but it seems the developer Mr.Todd has moved on to a new project so it's uncertain if there will be VR support in the future.

For it's innovative concept, astonishing polish and high replay value this indie game deserves a solid 8/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Really cool game, the movement is obviously inspired by Mirror's Edge, but it's set in a dynamic voxel world. There is an interactive story running through the game, but it's more of an exploration/puzzle type game than an story driven one, so don't expect a really gripping one.

With the lack of an objective for most of the game, I really liked the first linear parts, since you know where to go, but you can get there however you want. It then opened up a bit which was kinda cool with some nice level styles, but when you have like 20 worlds all linked through different doors, it gets tedious trying to find something in particular that you've visited before and can't find again.

It comes with a level editor, but it's quite hard to use, so a lot of the user created levels weren't very good. I'd mostly had enough of the game by that point anyway, but it'd be a shame if you were wanting to play more. Overall I'd recommend the game, but maybe wait for it to go on offer first.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I haven't finished playing through this yet, but I can say: it is very intense. The parkour is very exciting, the exploration is fun, and the physics puzzles can get pretty challenging. I would recommend if you like puzzle-platformers.
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61 of 72 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
Lemma: A Game Review
Name: Lema
Developer: Evan Todd, a single man team. Impressive really.
Genre: Parkour, Exploration, Puzzle
Personal Verdict: Excellent.

Review
Lets cut to the chase.

Lemma is a freeflowing parkour game in the style of Mirror's Edge which is the famed parkour game everyone probably have heard about. In any case Lemma is not a cheap copy of Mirror's Edge mechanic but it sports its own unique way of playing.

To start off with you don't traverse buildings nor skyrscraper in Lemma but rather a unique world that slowly through the acquisition of notes lying on the ground and through narrative told through the person helping you along the way, the unique world of Lemma is slowly reveal. The levels are minecraft style of blocky graphics although the characters are in full 3D.

The mechanics are simple, you run automatically by pressing forward and gaining momentum, space to jump and this couple with the momentum are essential to gaining grounds. In any case as you play the game more mechanics are unlock to help you with the levels that range from creating new grounds for you to use to a kick. Yes. A kick.

There are many objectives in the levels of Lemma although you will have to extract what is it you have to do based on your surroundings. You have to realize the levels in Lemma rapidly gain difficulty the further you go so you will have to quickly adapt or die.

There are a lot of ways for you to die btw. Despite being a 1 man team the dev manages to create a varied and interesting enough level for me to run through with but i do have to critize the later levels for being a little bit too complex and the objective vague for my taste. Things such as laser guided missiles, corrupted rom and exploding cubes are the least of your problems. The challenge for me is to try and get to a new level.

Included with the game are the ability to make your own level and play though other user created level. A few of the levels I play are quite fun and challenging. I would recommend you to just stick with the challenge level that user created if you get stuck in the campaign.

Conclusion
Would i recommend Lemma? Yes I would recommend Lemma a freeplay parkour where you traverse a strange and unknown world as you follow cryptic hints as to what exactly is going on in it. The controls are tights, mechanics sounds and the level design cope well with the mechanics therefor I would give this game a recommendation. One of the better Indies game I suppose. Mechanically simple but gameplay wise hard to master.

Scoring Methology [Courtesy of Meat King]:
- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

Verdict: A-Rank.


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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
8/10: Lemma is easily the best parkour game on the market, and rightfully so. With innovating parkour systems, unique levels, a level editor, and creativity towards how you play, Lemma can take you many hours to fully be done with it. (Full review will be up soon)!

The Good
-Innovative Parkour System
-Interesting Levels
-Alluring Narrative
-Level Editor
-Creativity Towards How You Play

The Bad
-Can Be Confusing
-Shift For Everything
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46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2015
Spawning into a strange world and being introduced to grad student Joan Emerson. You discover a colleague named Mark via breakthroughs in the field of physics has disappeared into this same world known as Lemma. Now more curious then ever, Joan is ready to continue onward and unlock the secrets inside. Rest of the story slowly unfolding through text messages on your phone, occasional popups on-screen or mysterious notes left in levels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLL8FS2igjY
Lemma is very impressive for a solo project. Does have similar art-style and gameplay to Mirrors Edge but a little rougher around the edges and far more focused on puzzles. With that said I really enjoyed the atmospheric soundtrack, intelligent level designs and fluid control system. The addition of being able to 'build your own path' using special moves like wall-slides and army-rolls was wonderful but also added to the challenge of the previously mentioned puzzle design.

Minimalistic by nature and with plenty of video settings, it should scale and perform well on a range of systems. As someone who suffers from motion sickness was a little concerned initially. Thankfully options like field of view sliders were included and I have no problems playing longer sessions whatsoever. Worth mentioning Oculus Rift is also supported but unfortunately I don't have the hardware required to test.

If you enjoy puzzle platformers, jump-maps, parkour driven gameplay and surreal worlds, it's well worth taking a look at Lemma. With leaderboards and level editor included it should keep the community alive for some time. Not sure why this game isn't being talked about more as it deserves to be and I'm still looking for the downsides. Cheers folks. :)
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45 of 62 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Is this from my dream or is it real? Looks like the dream become real. Amazing experience with oculus rift.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
This isn't a dusty copy of Mirror's Edge sitting in your mom's garage sale discount bin. The female protagonist in LEMMA ate a lot of LSD, became an insta-boss freerunner while tripping into the next disjecta!

The skinny: I flipping love this game! Buy it now!

The Good...
  • The game is awesome!
  • Art & Music is beautiful.
  • Stimulates thought.
  • Leaves room for interpretation.
  • Controller compatible.

The Bad...(I have to find something not to like)
  • The story is bizarre (that can't be too bad can it?)
  • Game can be confusing.
  • Game requires lots of shift key usage if using a keyboard.

The Warning: If you are an impatient gamer that needs to have their hand held, this game isn't for you. This game demands out of box thinkers and players. Controller highly recommended.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
A truly unique experience
Check out my full review here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OncnYsZ9sWc
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