Jump, switch and fly your way through mind-bending subterranean puzzles in this stunning new platforming adventure from the award-winning Press Play!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (12 reviews) - 100% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (84 reviews) - 92% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 22, 2015

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Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy Kalimba - Ultimate Kalimbundle DLC

Includes 2 items: Kalimba - The Dark Void - Coop, Kalimba - The Dark Void - Solo

 

Reviews

““Beautiful, wonderfully designed, thoughtful and thought-provoking…””
10/10 – Official Xbox Magazine

““One of the biggest treats I have had all year…””
9/10 – God is a Geek

“"Precise, taxing and faintly adorable, it's the One's secret platforming weapon. Got a sneering Nintendo fan coming over? Show them this thing and their happy, colourful brains will be blown into rainbow chunks."”
Games Radar

We recommend playing Kalimba with a controller

About This Game

Jump, switch and fly your way through mind-bending subterranean puzzles in this stunning new platforming adventure from the award-winning Press Play! 

The island of Kalimba has been cast into darkness by an evil shaman, and your totems must journey from the underworld to the heavens in order to restore light to the land. Play solo or share a couch co-op challenge that Official Xbox Magazine called ‘magical’. Download Kalimba now and begin your adventure!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2 GHZ, dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD5100 (Iris) / GeForce GT630 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2 GHZ, dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD7750 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: An Xbox360 or XboxOne Game Controller
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Very Positive (12 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (84 reviews)
Recently Posted
V1raNi
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This game is amazing. Played the co-op part of it and it was such an awesome experience. It's difficult and fun as hell, so, definately worth buying
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Mu9t4fa
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Cool and funny game, i like it and i recommend it.
The graphics is so cool and the music is amazing.
you must try it.
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GameOnGreggy
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is very very good. Better with controller I'm sure but excellent game
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orangesandmilk
( 26.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
this is an exeptional platformer
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Boo
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Bought this game on a whim with a friend after looking up fun co-op games. I thought to myself, "this looks mediocre, may as well." Needless to say, Friend and I were absolutely stunned at the beauty of this game from the start. It's like a mixture of Jenga, Operation, and pure joy. There's no reason to not buy this game, unless you hate fun. 10/10, would buy again, this game needs more recognition.
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Icedcool
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Playing Kalimba, I was blown away I'd never heard of this. It's awesome.

This game is amazing. In art, puzzles, fun and music. It's great to play with friends and solo.

If you are looking for a fun puzzle that has tons of style get this game.
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Turtman
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
Stop reading this and go play Kalimba.
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WinterScar
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
Awesome little coop game. Play this with a friend and some controllers and this game will really test your friendship.
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Simple-Blue
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Played the co-op and had a lot of fun playing these puzzles.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
35 of 57 people (61%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2015
The video review is here: http://youtu.be/JxQg4_qM-I8

After beating the first act, here are some thoughts about the game:
  • The artstyle is farily distinct and not that common at all.
  • The soundtrack and sounddesign is really nicely done.
  • The levels are designed pretty well, though they are quite linear.
  • The first bossfight was, as expceted, a big mashup of previous mechanics, which is not necessarily bad.
  • The game works fine with the keyboard, however playing it on a TV with a controller is even more recommended, especially for local coop.
  • Performancewise I found nothing to complain about.

So overall, I have to say the game is certainly worth the asking price, even moreso when you are interested in playing an interesting, challening puzzleplatformer.

Edit: as of 23. of April, the game does not feature online coop on its storepage anymore, which it did prior to release. Hopefully the devs will have a online coop implemented relatively soon.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Fantasticly made co-op puzzle-platformer that really makes you think and coordinate with your team-mate.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=623463807

I've played throught the first world so far with a friend and attempted some speedruns and perfect levels and we both had a lot of fun doing so.

You only have to think about moving and jumping but when you consider you are controlling two characters combined with coordinating with your partners two characters this can create a nice amount of depth to the game. It creates moves like "quadruple jump" and also situations where you have to stack your characters in particular color order to navigate passed obstacles!

This is a great example of how a co-op game should be!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
I'm the kind of guy who really likes co-op platformers. So I'd been chomping at the bit since I heard about the game last December. And Kalimba did not disappoint! Some notes:

* stacking is harder than it looks... you need a ledge or a hole or something to do it
* more platform-y than puzzle-y
* difficult, but not extremely so (as some reviews implied)
* did not cause any existential marriage crises (as some reviews warned)
* got very exciting at some points
* similar feel to ibb&obb, but we liked Kalimba much better
* visual style is very nice
* lots of jokes that are ... somewhat funny

The scoring system is up to 70 points for getting all the goodies, minus 1 for each death. The goodies are kept even when you die. So you can get a pretty good score without being amazing, but it's quite hard to get all 70 points (and a golden totem).

The game is VERY short. We completed all 20 co-op levels (so including dark void DLC) in 3 hours. We didn't get 70 points in all the levels, and I'd say there's about a 50-50 chance that we care enough to go back. Many of the levels introduced interesting gamplay mechanics, but by the end thing started to feel same-y.

So if you want to play a co-op puzzle platformer and you and your partner are both decent at platformers, then get this game!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2015
very enjoyable game play, very polished - works great on XBox360 controller... the game is fun and makes your brain a good massage.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
Kalimba is a great game that is really clever and provides the player with a nice mix of both action and puzzles. The sound, art and gameplay are all fantastic and really sets this game apart from other puzzle-platformers. The co-op is is a mix of coordination, frustration and fun which will test even the best of friendships. All in all well worth the $ albeit a bit short.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
This is a great game, one of the best i have played in a long time.
THe Co-op is amazing and the solo, I must say it's a must play for people who likes puzzel games :D
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
enjoyable game, amazing soundtrack and well designed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Such an amazing game 10/10 so entertaining fun to play solo and/or with friends! would buy again!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Bought this game on a whim with a friend after looking up fun co-op games. I thought to myself, "this looks mediocre, may as well." Needless to say, Friend and I were absolutely stunned at the beauty of this game from the start. It's like a mixture of Jenga, Operation, and pure joy. There's no reason to not buy this game, unless you hate fun. 10/10, would buy again, this game needs more recognition.
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