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 (181 reviews) - 91% of the 181 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.”
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“It really is quite the concept.”
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“The demo is already damn impressive... the movement itself is terrific.”
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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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Overall:
Very Positive (181 reviews)
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slowpard
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
*jump* *build a wall* *jump* *@#$!@ WRONG BUTTON!!!* *die*

The freedom as it is.
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trailrunner4life
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
If you enjoy games with free running (parkour), jumping, climbing, puzzle solving, and great atmosphere and music, then you'll most likely enjoy Lemma. It's basically a combination of Mirror's Edge, Minecraft, and the original PlayStation game Jumping Flash. It will have you stumped at times, but keep with it and you'll eventually figure it out and get to the end. The only difference in the 4 possible endings is what the news clipping reads at the end.

I'd give the game a 10/10 had the developer not included enemies in certain levels, as I found them to be totally unnecessary as they turned an enjoyable exploration puzzle game into frustration. Thankfully though there weren't too many levels like that, so overall I give it an 8/10 and worth the purchase price. The separate challenge levels are also a nice addition for replayability.
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Xx_mikro_CZExX CSGOSKINNY.COM
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Not bad :/ So chaotic gameplay sometimes i dont know where to go ..
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Venetas
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
The Workshop alone makes this game worthwile. It's not like you got much of a choice when it comes to parcour games...
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ANGELSINNER
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Amazing, breathtaking and fun.

This is yet another must but must play game, small games like this is what desirve to be out there.

-Amazing obstacles
-Great physics
-Wonderful puzzles
-Great sound track (relaxing)
-Parkour ++

10/10 is my rating, what is yours?
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
The whole voxel thing is tired, the graphics is downright ugly, the UI is a joke, the hero's floating limbs are annoying, but heck, I can't remember when did I feel such freedom in a game.
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Dalmin
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
The thing about Lemma is that it's one of the only few first-person parkour games out there. In contrast to Mirror's Edge, Lemma is alot more puzzle-based and not a whole lot of running. There's no fighting at all, just parkour and puzzle solving.
Lemma's puzzles are not about how to get from point A to point B. The game has a unique gameplay feature where you as the player can create blocks by rolling/sliding off a cliff, or starting a wall-run on a solid wall and then off into nothingness. You use these blocks to complete circuts, connecting two "wires" together to for example open a door or blow up a wall.

If you're looking for good parkour-only games, then Lemma is for you without a doubt. After milking Mirror's Edge to death, I found this game to milk instead. I strongly recommend this game for fans of Mirror's Edge as well.
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dougmantis
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
This game is beautiful, and the mechanics work pretty well. The movement is a tad janky, and the story isn't super well-explained, but all-in-all, a worthwhile experience. I particularly like the challenge courses with the speedruns. (also, since so few people play the game, I've been able to get into the top ten global leaderboards for some of the speedruns)
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MicrosoftPowerPoint
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
I wasn't sure if this game would be good but I gave it a try and I was amazed by how fun and polished this game. There aren't very many parkour games out there but this one is very unique due to its art style and some powers that you have. You will have to find them out in the game. :) There are a lot of puzzles in this game which are very fun and sometimes very difficult and/or frustrating.
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Pros:
-Very Atmospheric
-Great Art Style
-Only seen one minor bug
-Very Fluent Parkour
-Original Story
-Level Editor
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Cons:
-Barely any sense of direction. Easy to get lost.
-Gets confusing sometimes
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I had a very enjoyable experience playing this game.

I give it a 10/10

It is definitely worth the price. Buy it.
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Phischermen
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
The simplicity of the game mechanics, and the rythmic breathing and foot steps of my character hypnotize me. I'm in a blissful trance when I play this game.

The sheer joy I get out of this game allows me to over look many of its flaws. These flaws include frustrating enemies, some annoying glitches (no crashes though), and a really hard to follow storyline. But honestly, I don't care about any of these issues when I'm playing.

This is the only parkour game I've played that truly embraces the idea of no boundries. Often times, passing a level isn't about going fast, but by thinking creatively and forging a new path.

What I like most about this game is that it posseses a dream-like quality to it. You have weight yet the faster you go the more weightless you become. Puzzles can be solved through incredibly messy solutions. You run away from monstrous creatures as the level crumbles around you.

Try it out and see what I mean. Don't expect to be blown away, but intensely satisfied!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
*jump* *build a wall* *jump* *@#$!@ WRONG BUTTON!!!* *die*

The freedom as it is.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
If you enjoy games with free running (parkour), jumping, climbing, puzzle solving, and great atmosphere and music, then you'll most likely enjoy Lemma. It's basically a combination of Mirror's Edge, Minecraft, and the original PlayStation game Jumping Flash. It will have you stumped at times, but keep with it and you'll eventually figure it out and get to the end. The only difference in the 4 possible endings is what the news clipping reads at the end.

I'd give the game a 10/10 had the developer not included enemies in certain levels, as I found them to be totally unnecessary as they turned an enjoyable exploration puzzle game into frustration. Thankfully though there weren't too many levels like that, so overall I give it an 8/10 and worth the purchase price. The separate challenge levels are also a nice addition for replayability.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
The Workshop alone makes this game worthwile. It's not like you got much of a choice when it comes to parcour games...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
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 61 people (74%) 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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20 of 23 people (87%) 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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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 12, 2015
A very fun parkour/puzzle game with an intriguing story.

Lemma is your basic parkour game. It follows much of the same aspects as games such as mirrors edge. It carries out this parkour mechanic very well and fluidly. You can find yourself running across walls, jumping over ledges and walling jumping to get to higher places in lemma. It does very little differently to other games in this respect.

Later in the game however you do get access to an interesting new mechanic that changes up the gameplay slightly. As you slide across ledges or run across walls you create a blue area. This area can be used to carry the games electricity system, The mechanic is used to create thought provoking puzzles. You have to figure out exactly how to get to an area through parkour so you can continue the track of electric power. This aspect of the game created a rather fun way of combining puzzles and parkour together.

One thing about this game really suprised me. I wasn't expecting it to have a very good story, if even a story at all. However the game has a really interesting story. To put it simply it involves you talking to another person who is trapped in this world with you. My description doesn't do it much justice but there is much more to it than that. It involves a heavy amount of physics so if your into that then this is a good game for you.

The story is told through use of notes and a mobile phone system in which you chat via text to your friend. Usually I would hate the fact that the story is told via notes cause this usually means the developer has run out of interesting ideas to tell the story with. Although Lemma seems to somehow wipe this notion from me and tell the story incredibly well through notes. The telephone system also means you feel like your interacting with the other person.

Lemma contains plenty of stuff for the collectors out there. Each level contains multiple orbs and notes to find. They are hidden in increasingly difficult places making them a challenge to get to.

Personally I found one thing that really let the game down. The graphics aren't particularly great. Texture quality is not up to a very high standard throughout the majority of the game. The game also repeatedly uses the same textures throughout a level making it seem extremely repetitive and can get boring after a while. However the amazing lighting effects do counteract this issue greatly and can redeem the game of this very minor flaw.

The majority of the time I found the animations to be very fluent and look great. The grabbing, running and jumping animation of the arms looked great, when they worked. Although sometimes I did find myself grabbing onto nothing and kind of jumping about glitching a bit. This did kill the experience a little for me. But luckily this wasn't too common of an occurance. I was also very disappointed with the rolling and sliding animation. When doing these you completely use track of your character and your screen just spins without you knowing what is going on. This completely disorientates you and can make you end up falling off the world accidently.

The games options menu is about as complete as I would want it to be. It contains pretty much the full range of resolutions. There are seperate volume sliders for SFX volume and Music. There are a wide variety of graphics options available with options such as Ambient occlusion, Volumetric lighting, V-sync and a lot more all being present. The only thing it may be missing that it should probably have is anti-aliasing. There is also a full control menu with entirely rebindable keys present. The interface also is very uninspired presented in a see through black box but this is another minor flaw.

Overall I felt this game to be a fantastic experience that should be played by anyone looking for a game with great parkour mechanics as well as a fantastic story.

TheIronicGamers rating system
  • Don't ever buy this game.
  • Maybe consider it on a sale.
  • An average game.
  • A good game that should definitely be considered.
  • A must play!
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