One of the most fun puzzle/platformers since Portal. Polarity takes it to the next level, demanding all of your wits and reflexes. Full-featured local co-op campaign.
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Mostly Positive (131 reviews) - 75% of the 131 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 7, 2014

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About This Game

An incredible single-player experience

You’re hired to hack into the most secure database on the planet by a client with big money and mysterious motives. Uncover the mystery as you progress deeper into the system’s core in this amazingly clever puzzle platformer.

Polarity features the same type of polished gameplay found in games like Portal, but is made exclusively for experienced gamers. You’ll need clever wits and fast reflexes to beat the system’s security and reach the world-changing prize buried deep inside.

Full-featured co-op campaign

Polarity also features a separate two-player local coop campaign, which supports both gamepads and mouse & keyboard.

“15 co-op campaign levels were created just for multi play, and they're just as satisfying as the solo content.”
-Co-optimus.com

Finally, there’s a kinetic 2 player versus mode that leverages Polarity’s core mechanics.

“It's a bit like goalie vs. goalie soccer, but it's a riot. Gather the friends together, let's toss the ole cube around.”
-Co-optimus.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: None
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Yato 夜ト
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
My m8 got me this game for my birthday and I played it for about 1 hour and now I am getting suicidal tendencies.
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OCDFiSH
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Almost as good as portal. Would recommend.
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slidek
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Realy nice game, i love it!

+ Nice graphic style
+ Good gameplay
+ COOP!!!1
~ Too short
- UI feels off(on PC)

= Realy nice for one day or for relaxing. Better to buy on sales or for free.
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Arordael
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
A first person puzzle-platformer game most probably inspired by Portal, but of course it's not even remotely as difficult or long as that. In fact, it is really easy and short - completed all the levels except co-op in 2 hours.
Since the publisher was generous enough to provide me with a free copy, I'd feel bad about downvoting it, and in all honesty the game's quite OK if you don't expect too much from it. Also, nice relaxing soundtrack.
However, Polarity's definitely not worth its full price, so get it on sale or in a bundle. Cheers.
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dihydrogen monoxide
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Pros:
-Interesting game mechanics
-Fun
-Cheap (got it for a sale for 9 cents)
-Portal-like game
-Controls are smooth (cannot rebind)
-Easy achievements
-Steam trading cards pay for the 9 cents

Cons:
-No plot/story
-Very short (finished in 30 minutes, but it was for 9 cents)
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Alex Reynard
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Sometimes I want a game that's huge and epic, other times I just want something small, well-made, clever, and fun. Polarity checks all those boxes. A great little 'tidbit' game. Plus I love how far you can fling the boxes!
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Edward Elric [S. Kato2014 AWP]
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
I mean, it's cool I guess. It's an interesting yet simple puzzle game, and really fun. I wouldn't recommend getting it for $10 though. I got gifted it for free, as a joke from a friend, yet the game is actually pretty cool.

I'd rate it 8/10. Game could be longer and more advanced.
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m0thmin3s605
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
its a great game so far i love the puzzle type style, reminds me alot of portal. im glad i actually downloaded it your small team did a great job. and i love what you said in the read me window. its really well made, runs well, looks nice and only takes up like a little bit of space and requires very little ram to play. I would reccomend to any one who likes puzzles like portal.
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OnionMuncher69
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Good if you get it on a massive special, otherwise dont bother.
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Mkkt Bkkt
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The game has an excellent idea in its core, but... It would be fair to say, that it's dreadfull.

It is neither fun, nor tricky, but very short.
The design is deserted and poor.
Soundtrack is boring.
Game-mechanics usually has problems.
Polarity is utterly dull. Empty and pointless gameplay.
A lot of stuff, concepts and elements were stoled from Portal series.

Don't buy it in full price, don't buy it with discounts either. Better buy some Portal's mods.
2/10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Fun puzzle game, it's like Portal without portals.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: Polarity
Developer: Bluebutton Games
Publisher: Sunken Treasure Games, EQ Games LTD
Genre: Puzzle platformer

General Impression
Polarity is a puzzle/platformer hybrid that combines the best of both genres and has few overall flaws. Most of these games aren’t very long experiences, but at least some are quite challenging. Unfortunately, Polarity features a few very dull puzzles that cloud an otherwise fun game. The sounds within this title, are also quite annoying after a short while since they seem to play out on a loop. Controls are decent and the inclusion of co-op is a nice bonus. Trading Cards and Achievements add to Polarity’s already great value.

Strong Points
+ Beautiful graphics and level design.
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements.

Weak Points
- Far too easy at times.
- Rather short.

Rating 8/10

This review was submitted for Howl Reviews.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
You could consider this a sort of \"value brand\" Portal, as this costed about 80 cents at the time of purchase. Throughout the game you will complete very intricate obstacles that can be overcome with insane mechanics such as ducking, jumping, and discovering answers to puzzles that progress you through this 80 cent masterpiece. There is also a sort of sidequest esque feel with the optional collectables during the main story progression.

In the end you could have just bought a donut with the money, if I could do it all again I would probably buy the donut.

Still a solid purchase though. Would recommend.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is not worth 9,99€.

Singleplayer is way too short and simple. After playing it, I did not want to play co-op or bonus levels at all. Might want to consider buying this when it really cheap.

One good thing about this game is that controls feel tight and fluid.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
-no 16:10 resolutions, only 16:9
-bringing up the steam overlay leaves traces of it in the black bars when you close it
-controls are displayed as xbox buttons
-the graphic is very outdated
-the levels are few and there is no reason to go through them again once you have completed them, except if you want speedrun them
-the versus mode (split screen) mode can offer fun local coop times
-the sounds and the music are in no way remarkable

good for 5 bucks
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
"One of the most fun puzzle/platformers since Portal"
... That is, if you ignore 80% of them.

This game is bad, like really bad. The whole description feel way too pretentious, if you didn't noticed.

The story is basically a sad attempt to put a goal for the characters. It's almost non-existent, and I pretty much forgot about it right after the third level.

Level-design is really bad, bland, and don't expect challenges, unless for like 2-3 levels.

Almost no indication on how certain mechanics works, which is a real pain. I spent the whole single player campaign on resetting levels when I couldn't get a cube before learning that you can click on the arrow to make it respawn.

The only thing making the game really difficult, it's the number of bugs in it. Also, the physics. Jumping on a moving platform makes you go faster than the platform. Even when you don't want to move. There's a whole level about moving and jumping and a moving platform, and it's easily the worse level of it.

Are a little selections of bugs: Getting stuck under platforms, between platforms, no button response, and the worse of it: while playing as Player 1, you can make player 2 drop their cubes with a mouse button. Like.. Why?

Those co-op levels are a real pain to play with someone, it's way easier to do it by yourself with a keyboard and mouse + a controller.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Okay game. ( Im only reccomending this game because i got it for 21 cents and i would never pay 10$ for this game. More like portal but portal is much more fun xd.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Such a good game pretty much poor mans portal!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
"Polarity" is a first-person 3D puzzle platformer that has a few interesting mechanics. However, it suffers from a number of very visible flaws. The graphics are bland and mediocre. The music and sound effects are poor. The level design is generally simple and dull, giving players little motivation to explore the co-op mode or the bonus levels.

Despite the description, this game is a far cry from games like Portal. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this game even if it comes with some very cheap bundles unless you are looking for cheap sources of Steam Trading Cards.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
I thought this game was like Portal series, but turned out it wasn't. It lacks of dialogue, humor and all that makes portal series stands. Aside from that though, this game have good level designs, puzzle and physics ! I like it when you can throw objects so far with only one click. But The UI is clunky, the concept is weird and the puzzle is easy.

6/10 - Bad game concept but still recomended !
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