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 (101 reviews) - 71% of the 101 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,815 reviews) - 84% of the 3,815 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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versxed
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Game could use some improvements because felt buggy for me a bit.
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Tade
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
very short and too easy. Played the game with bonus levels in about an hour.
Controls are ok.
I recommend antichamber as a better alternative
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ROFISH
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Jump doesn't work half the time. I press the button, I hear the noise, but then no upward motion. Which is really, really, REALLY annoying on a puzzle platformer. :/ Avoid.
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JustAnotherG4mr
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Short game, Cool game, good game.

Get the game.

7/10
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Nitkovonema
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Imagine Portal, without the portal gun, a good storyline and memorable characters. Now you have Polarity. It has it's own gimmick of switching colors to interact differently with colored objects, but aside from that it's another puzzler.

OR IT WOULD BE if there wasn't for COOP on split-screen. Yes, COOP, on Split-screen!


7/10 best indie budget small mini puzzle game on Steam.
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Foggy Dreamer
( 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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H_AP
( 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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Zalz
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Game is perfect.I finished game.
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freestew
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I played this game when it was 99% off and 21 cents, it's a very clever game that's a mix of portal and a sorta bad indie game
It is NOT worth the 10 dollars so buy it when it's on sale
Have fun!
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nonfiction ☂
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
devs couldnt get the TRON license and basically gave up
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Fun puzzle game, it's like Portal without portals.
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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I got it in a bundle for almost nothing, so i should not complain too much, but i will anyway, since this game has problems, and is not worth a full price.

There are no proper options menu.

It has lots of padding in the form of collecting hidden datanodes. They are unrelated to the puzzle and just there to force backtracking.

Controls are not smooth at all. Useless sprint button (There are no situations where you would not want to sprint). Glitchy collision boxes that force you to fall when you feel, that you should have landed on the edge.

Puzzles are quite dull, and most of the time requre no thought process. You fail mostly when you nearly miss a jump, or accidentially activate something too early.

Game is also very short, despite having lots of padding. I have finished regular levels in less than one hour, and i was not in a hurry.

Music is not good. While it is not horrible, most of the tracks get annoying after a while. Steps are too loud, and you cannot change the sound volume.

Update: Decided to finish it, and it seems that bonus levels are even easier. Only once i had to pause for a few seconds, when ecountered a new mechanic. Finished them in less than 28 minutes. The rest of my time is waiting for trading cards.
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5 of 7 people (71%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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. 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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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
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
the programing and graphics are pretty basic. they'd pass for some games, but there are some bugs (in multiplayer i could use the "drop" button to make the other player drop their block) and the models were really lazy. the player model is a block with another smaller block on a stick. the menu is worse.

but the real problem is the level design. quite frankly, it plays like a free flash game. the puzzles are more just a series of obvious steps, as though your not playing through a level so much as moving through it. some of the later levels are a bit puzzling, but they're still really easy.

the hidden secrets are usually pretty easy to find too. most of the time they're just behind a pillar or around a corner and you just need to turn around every so often to make sure you didn't miss it. some of the time they aren't even hidden, they're just sitting in the middle of the pathway you're already walking along.

the only real hard challenges are the platforming parts, which are well designed but the controlls aren't always intuitive enough for what you want to do.

honestly, if i hadn't gotten it on sale for a dollar, i probably would have gotten a refund after playing it for an hour.
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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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