Once upon a time The Earth was green and beautiful. It was entrusted to humans to use it wisely together with all living things. Over time humans developed advanced technology using up the Earth’s natural resources. Humans lost their connection with the Earth.
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Mostly Positive (26 reviews) - 73% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 28, 2010

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Once upon a time The Earth was green and beautiful. It was entrusted to humans to use it wisely together with all living things.

Over time humans developed advanced technology using up the Earth’s natural resources. Humans lost their connection with the Earth. Caring only for their selfish interests, they didn’t notice the injuries that they had inflicted upon the Earth.

Climate change became the Earth’s scream for help. But nobody heard. Nobody until the cries become so strong that they woke up Ziro, the youngest member of the ancient order of Snowmen Earth guardians.

Ziro will take you on a journey of puzzle solving. You will be able to learn how you can reconnect and help Mother Earth.

Ziro is innovative puzzle game offering incredible game-play in various levels of difficulty. You can relax and enjoy, or try to solve a serious puzzle that will prove to be a true challenge even for the experienced puzzle solver.

So, Warm Up The Brain and Cool Down The Earth!

Key features:

  • Puzzle game featuring over 300 mind-cracking levels that will take player all around world in noble quest of fighting global warming
  • Full 3D graphics powered by Ultra Engine technology that provides stunning graphics and visual effects rarely seen in casual games
  • A wide variety of puzzle elements that will heat up even the most prepared brains
  • Relax tension of problem solving and boost up your mood with 40 minutes of funky music
  • 3 different game modes: Quest, Skill and Practice – a challenge for everyone’s taste
  • 36 Steam Achievements
  • Each level Leaderboard, including total Leaderboards for each game mode
  • Enjoy the trip around the world through beautiful environments that are unique and characteristic for each part of the globe
  • Learn the most important facts about global warming through fun and excitement

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Pentium compatible (1.5 GHz)
    • RAM: 256MB
    • Video: 64MB Video card with pixel shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 200MB
    • Sound: Direct X compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This looks like a fun puzzle game, but the puzzles are deceptively repetitive: you literally play the exact same puzzles for hours.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2012
Ziro is an enjoyable and somewhat novel puzzle game that has suprisingly good sound design, intuitive gameplay and a huge variety of puzzles to play though. The graphics are also quite well done, allowing a 3D pan of the playfield with the right click button. Both the Steam Overlay and widescreen modes are supported. The only criticism I have is the somewhat bizzare occasional splash screens that dole out life advice. Seriously, the game tries to be your therapist or at least comes across as a political activist. That minor gripe aside, I found myself quickly engaged by this title and a little hard to put down. For casual puzzle gamers, Ziro is an excellent option.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 6, 2011
A pretty good puzzle game. It's all math based with you eliminating dice by putting them next to each other and combining them. It's a pretty straight puzzler in that there's only really one way to solve each puzzle but there's enough flexibility there to alleviate too much frustration.

Plenty of content but it's all gated which is a little annoying i.e. you must solve each puzzle before you reach the next. No skipping puzzles - nothing. That means you can get really stuck which is where I am at. No puzzle game should stop you dead in your tracks. It should have a learning curve introducing new mechanics along the way and then applying them but there shouldn't be huge leaps and, if there is, then it should provide you with some out to keep progressing.

Any worth it for a few dollars if you're a puzzle fan. Check out some videos if this makes no sense at all.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
Enjoy stale, repetitive puzzles? Occasional "save the planet" tips about as intuitive as wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle? Zero plot investment? Completely arbitrary achievements? Count me in!

... Wait.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2013
The slogan is right «Warm Up The Brain» because your brain will burn! «Cool Down The Earth» 'cause playing this game warms less than turning on your 1000W hoover, or get on a car to go somewhere or... YOU GOT IT! Is a very ingenious game where, in each level, you find a board with some dices that you have to clean to pass the stage basically. You make disappear the dices adding two with the each number on it, elseway they would add or subtract one each other. During the first 20 stages will appear few tutorial windows which explain you how to play and what some special dices do. There are a lot of special dices and the game counts more than 300 levels, so don't think you will waste your money for a game that last just few hours! In the end, if you like puzzles you must try this game and even if you don't, you should give it a try because is cheap and worth a lot: a double reason to help the indie market. ;-)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2012
nice BGM, good Guiter sound.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
The graphics, sound, and interface for this game are all well done, it's just that I really dislike puzzle games that make me worried I'm going to make a mistake and be forced to restart. So, it's really hard for me to have fun with this title. Ziro is based around the mechanic of using arithmetic to calculate ahead of moves if a series of die will match. If you like these kinds of challenging puzzles, you'll really enjoy this game. It's just not for me.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2012
Ziro's pretty slick and certainly better than its strange edutainment agenda would suggest. Slide some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ numbers around and do some math as well. It's good, and gets very difficult when you have to cope with multiple possibilities and combinations that might be correct -- but might not.

Who knows, maybe you'll even learn how to conserve energy by "cooking your own roast rather than driving to the pub on Sundays" as one of the game's helpful tips suggests. But I doubt it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Entertaining for a bit, but there are too many games out there and this one loses it's charm after awhile. I am not a puzzle game freak so it could be me. I would give this a neutral review.

The ice man that provides PSAs looks drunk and seems to have a black eye.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2011
A wealth of puzzles. Good brain teasers. Some of the puzzles are pretty difficult so it should supply hours of frustration getting all those achievements! However, the eco-friendy messages are really annoying.
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j-j-
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 16
Fun game, kind of repetitive, but it's worth the price.
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EranKrief
0.7 hrs
Posted: May 28
great game
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Sqbika
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 25, 2014
Very interesting Logic game. When you bored, start this and you'll be border no longer
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Never3ndr
5.4 hrs
Posted: July 1, 2014
Ziro should have been called ZERO...for zero fun.
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Klershwagen
5.0 hrs
Posted: June 20, 2014
Amazing Puzzle Game !!

Easy at the beggining, it becomes really difficult. Over 300 level, your brain will melt it's sure!
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AaToSMeD
0.7 hrs
Posted: December 24, 2013
This game was a let-down for me. It is uninspired in it's design but it is in its core a simple puzzle game with simple mechanics. It just left a sour feeling in me for the 41 minutes that I played it. I really tried to enjoy it but I couldn't go beyond what I had played. Buy it during a sale if you want to try but persoanlly, there are more inspiring puzzle games than this one. Sorry devs!
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