Three Heroes make their way through dangers untold in a fairytale world of great castles and strange machinery, featuring physics-based puzzles, beautiful sights and online co-op.
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Release Date: Jul 2, 2009

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September 24

Trine Editor BETA Now on Steam



You read correctly! Many people have asked for our Editors for quite a while and we've always wanted to fulfil that wish. We're getting really close now, as we're now launching both Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2 editor BETAs on Steam!

There are two different editors, and a different Beta for both of them. Even though the editors look alike, there are some differences, which is why we have created separate forum discussions for both of them. Please direct your questions and possible issue reports to the relevant forum discussion. You can also contact us by email: support[at]frozenbyte[dot]com. Also pay attention to which discussion you are posting to; the editors have some differences, so make sure to post in the correct discussion or clearly mention the editor version in your email.
Trine Enchanted Edition editor forum discussion
Trine 2 editor forum discussion
More information at our wiki page

Note that the editors are pretty difficult to use if you don't know what you're doing, and there's very little documentation or tooltips - this is actually one of the reasons we've held off releasing the editors to the public before. There still aren't very thorough instructions, but we have opened a wiki page (linked above) and provided some very basic instructions on how to use our editors. It's an open wiki after you've registered, so anyone can edit and post information, and we hope that people will start to share their knowledge with everyone. We'll also be updating the wiki ourselves and tracking that all the instructions are correct and up-to-date.

The Frozenbyte Editor is a very diverse tool. This is what we use to make games like Trine and Trine 2, and it’s based entirely on our own technology. You can edit existing maps, make new maps and do all kinds of things with it. If this sounds like fun, go a head and play and experiment!

Note: Both public editors are still in BETA stage, so you're likely to run into some issues. We appreciate feedback and bug reports (direct those to the linked forum discussions above). Just remember to give as detailed a description of your issue as possible and also include the Beta's version number in your report.




How to Launch the Editors

Note that there are two separate Editors. Launching the Beta requires owning the relevant game (Trine Enchanted Edition or Trine 2) on Steam for Windows.
The below instructions are for the Trine Enchanted Edition editor. Click here for instructions for the Trine 2 editor.

BETA branch name: editor_beta
BETA branch description: Editor BETA
BETA branch password: FrozenbyteEditorT1

1. Download Trine Enchanted Edition from Steam

2. Open your Steam Library


3. Right-click Trine and choose Properties


4. Navigate to the BETAS tab


5. Enter the following password to the access code field: FrozenbyteEditorT1
Note: If the code doesn't work, try to restart your Steam client.


6. Make sure you have the editor_beta chosen from the upper "Select the beta you would like to opt into:" menu and then close the window


7. Open up the Properties window for Trine again, and select the "LOCAL FILES" tab, then click "BROWSE LOCAL FILES"


8. Run editor_initialize.exe


9. Install "Microsoft .NET Framework 4" and "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable" packages when prompted

10. Select path for editor installation (for example: "C:\TrineEditor")

From now on you can run the editor directly from editor.exe

When the BETA is over or when you want to opt out of the BETA, you can navigate back to the BETAS tab in the Properties and opt out of the beta from the drop down menu

Please see more info at: http://frozenbyte.com/wiki/

Important Information
  • System requirements
  • The BETA save files do not work with the current release version, so you will lose all progress you have achieved during the BETA if you opt out of it before the actual release. Progress you have made before you entered the BETA should not be affected.
  • Beta branch will enable patch 2.11 as well and the patch isn't online multiplayer compatible with official released Trine Enchanted Edition v2.10
  • Once the Editor BETA ends, patch 2.11 will be released to Steam users and some DRM free stores
  • Editor is only for Windows and only for Steam users due to Steam Workshop requirement
  • Remember to mention the Beta's version number when submitting bug/issue reports. Also mention which editor you are using (Trine Enchanted Edition or Trine 2) to avoid confusion, as there are some differences between the editors. Submit the reports to the relevant forum discussion or via email: support[at]frozenbyte[dot]com


More Information:
  • Editor wiki
  • See the forum discussions for Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2 editors for known issues and changelogs.
  • Please direct your questions and possible issue reports to the relevant forum discussion.


Thank you all for your continued support! We hope you enjoy the BETA. :)

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July 24

Trine Enchanted Edition Released!

We launched a beta of the Enchanted Edition on Steam in June, and now we are happy to report the time has come for the official launch.

Check out the launch trailer below and prepare to be enchanted. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4sMJdAP2-4&feature=youtu.be
You can read more about the Enchanted Edition from our blog and from the Trine Enchanted Edition page at our website. The short version below:

The Enchanted Edition is a free update for Trine with added features, such as the online multiplayer. The updated version does not impact the original game. Instead, both versions are available and can be selected from the game launcher. At the moment the Enchanted Edition is only available in Steam for Windows, but we will be adding the Mac and Linux versions afterwards.

We also want to give big thanks to the Steam community! We have received lots of support and help with the beta. Working on the Enchanted Edition for you wonderful people has been great.

But enough, talk, right? We'll shut up (in a bit) and leave you a screenshot featuring the three heroes below. You can see more enchanting screenshots from our blog post. Have fun playing! :)

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Reviews

Winner, Best Downloadable Game by GameSpot's E3 Editors' Choice Awards

"Apart from the beautiful graphics, what made the game stand out was just how spot-on everything was--whether it was the controls, the interactions between the three characters, or the puzzle-solving mechanics, it's clear the developers spent a lot of time refining the gameplay." full review

About This Game

Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil.

The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities help the player battle an army of undead and defeat hazardous contraptions. The player can at any time freely choose whoever is best suited for the upcoming challenge or puzzle: The Wizard is able to summon objects to help solve puzzles and create new ways to overcome obstacles, the Thief uses her agility and dead-on accuracy to swiftly surprise the monsters, and the Knight unleashes mayhem and physical destruction wherever he goes.

Trine Enchanted Edition


Trine Enchanted Edition is a remake of the original Trine with dazzling new visual effects and numerous gameplay improvements!

  • Online and local co-op with up to three players
  • Mid-level saving: Save anywhere to play as long or short sessions as you like
  • Stunning new graphics based on the Trine 2 engine

Both Trine Enchanted Edition as well as the original Trine are included in the Enchanted Edition. The different versions are selectable from the game launcher. All Trine purchases have been automatically updated to Trine Enchanted Edition.

Key Features



  • 3 Heroes – Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief, each with their own skills:
    • Wizard is able to cast physically simulated objects and levitate them in the totally interactive game world
    • Knight is a mayhem-bringer like no other, able to destroy objects and smash skeletons to pieces with his weapons, including the mighty Storm Hammer!
    • Thief can hit enemies from a distance with her accurate arrows but she also has a grappling hook to easily swing from one platform to another
  • Solve challenges and puzzles in many different ways – combine the characters' abilities and let your mind come up with creative solutions never seen before
  • Online and local co-op with up to three players
  • Characters gain experience points that can be used to upgrade their abilities
  • Fully interactive game world with life-like physics
  • 15 carefully designed and challenging levels with a distinctly unique atmosphere and graphics, including the Astral Academy, Crystal Caverns, Dragon Graveyard, Forsaken Dungeons, Fangle Forest and the Ruins of the Perished.
  • Many different items to collect - each affecting the characters' abilities
  • Well-hidden secret chests in every level
  • 3 difficulty levels to choose from
  • Amazing 19-track soundtrack composed by acclaimed Ari Pulkkinen
  • Fun and challenging Steam Achievements to unlock

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR TRINE ENCHANTED EDITION
    • OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.75 GB
    • Video Card: ATi Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better (Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional: *Please note that Trine Enchanted Edition may not run on most Intel graphics solutions used in 2004-2009. The game does run on new (2010-) Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR TRINE
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (XP), 1 GB (Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 600 MB
    • Video Card: Radeon X800 or GeForce 6800 or better*
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible soundcard (not required)
    • Additional: Gamepads required for co-op play.


      *Please note that Trine does not run on most Intel integrated graphics chipsets.
    Trine Enchanted Edition is not yet available for Mac, but we are working on it! If you purchase or have previously purchased Trine for Mac on Steam, you will receive the Enchanted Edition update automatically for free once it's ready. Trine Enchanted Edition's system requirements may differ from the ones below; full system requirements will be posted once the Enchanted Edition has been released.

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 600 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Required: Keyboard, Mouse with Secondary click enabled.
    • Additional: Please be advised that the game does not run on Intel graphics solutions (such as MacBooks from 2006-2008) with the only exception being the new MacBook Pro 2011 models. The game does run on most Macs from 2009 onwards that have a distinct graphics chip (NVIDIA/ATI). Macs with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or ATI Radeon X1600 graphics may not achieve smooth gameplay.
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Trine is a puzzle platformer with some action thrown in there. You have three characters that you can switch between on the fly, similar to the old Lost Vikings game. You first have the most useful class, the Thief that can use a grappling hook to wooden ledges, a bow, and a flaming bow to light torches. Then you have the wizard that can magically make boxes by clicking or holding the right trigger and draw a box. You can also draw platforms and click and drag specific things to move them or get them out of your way. You can use your boxes and platforms to crush enemies. These first two classes are a lot of fun and have a lot of depth, but then we get to the third class / character, the warrior. He is just your straight up sword swinger, effective melee character.... with a shield that seems pretty useless.

The game is very beautiful, bright and vibrant. It is also very physics based and the physics feel nice. There are nice visuals with diverse settings and instead of cut scenes, the game just uses narrations as you play, which I greatly prefer. Since it is so visually beautiful, it can be a beast on lesser video cards, even at the lowest setting. Your platforms and boxes crush enemies, objects can be thrown into enemies or through destructible walls, the grappling hook lets you swing, and you can wrap hanging spike traps around platforms so they don't fall. I seemed to get the most fun out of unintentional things, such as teeter tauter platforms combine with Ferris wheel like platforms coupled with skeleton warriors jumping and sliding around to fill the room. The platforming dynamic of moving physics based platforming was a lot of fun.

The controls are very simple, and a controller is highly recommended. You have a jump button, a change weapon button, a trigger for drawing boxes or a grappling hook, two shift character buttons, the left stick controls the character, the right stick is like an aim for the bow, to draw platforms and to aim your shield (which is useless when you can easily dodge attacks). You can aim the bow and the longer you aim it, the further the arrow goes. If you don't like switching between characters, you can also play with a friend, but it is sad there is no online co-op.

Each character has their own health and mana bar, but the mana never really seems to run out with enemies constantly dropping potions. If one character dies, they're dead until you reach a checkpoint, even previous checkpoints. If all three characters die, then you simply restart at the last checkpoint. Its a forgiving system, which I'm happy about.

As you progress through the game, you'll level up to get your choice of skill upgrades. You'll also find new tricks and skills.

The enemies seem competent and dangerous enough. The basic enemy is the skeleton that comes in four flavors, standard, shielded, archer and pyro. They will jump over pits, climb, fall and do everything to get to you (except archers that stand and shoot). The enemy AI seems good enough so every situation can be different There are also spiders and bats, but for the most part, that's it.

It is a quick game, about 4 - 6 hours, but still a fun play through (not as addictively fun as Guacamelee). There is some replay value here with collecting stuff from each level and no playthrough feels exactly the same due to the physics and AI. It was a good design choice to have collectables stay collected when you enter each level so you don't waste time getting what you already had.

If you can get it cheaper than $10, go for it. If you're not into puzzles, avoid it, because the combat is pretty shallow.
Posted: May 28
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
I think we should have more of these games nowadays. Trine simply looks stunning! It successfully captures the atmosphere of a medieval fantasy world.

To make it interesting we have 3 protagonists - a knight, a rogue and a wizard - but we can only use one at a time. And no, the wizard cannot conjure up lightning and summon creatures or throw fireballs at the approaching enemies. Amadeus can only create boxes, planks or triangles - objects with which you can proceed further ahead on each level.

And this is where Trine shines: There are many puzzles and you need to think and find the solution. Occasionally, you can progress fast but on your way you notice you have left some collectibles behind. So, while completing the game does not necessarily take long you are apt to spend hours with the game just to make a 100% progress on each stage.

Frozenbyte did a wonderful job when releasing this gem back in 2009. Instead of picking this one you should look for the complete edition which has its sequel, the DLC for the 2nd episode and the soundtrack included. Here in Hungary the retail version of the same bundle costs around 5 EUR and you can activate all the contents via Steam.

You cannot go wrong with this one and as Trine is regularly discounted you can easily find it for a suitable price. Just make sure to grab it with a friend as the sequel includes co-op mode!
Posted: May 28
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
I played about 20mins and already love it. If you like puzzle and colorful games then this is a game for u
Posted: September 25
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
By this point you're perhaps already aware that Trine is a very visually stunning game, with some great artwork & lighting yet behind all of that lies a really challenging and fun platform puzzle game.

The level designs are fairly basic to begin with an help introduce you to the 3 characters and their abilities without over complicating things. You have a Wizard (who can build blocks and platforms), a Thief who can swing and climb and a Warrior who can fight.
You can only use one character at a time, but the game lets you switch between them easily enough so it's not hard to link abilities together. So, for example you could build a platform with the Wizard to setup an easy jump and climb with The Thief. It's that level of combination and thinking that makes Trine a fun game to play. It also helps that the designers have done a good job of scaling the difficulty at just about the right pace to keep the game challenging, but never boring or frustrating.
The native 360 Controller support is a welcome feature too, and makes gameplay slightly more friendly.

Further more the developers have kindly updated Trine with the engine from Trine 2, which is why it's now referred to as the 'Enchanted Edition'. The real bonus here is if you already owned Trine, it was updated free of charge.

The only real negative could be the slightly wonky fighting mechanics, but that's none issue as the game isn't about the fighting or enemies.

In short, Trine is a fun, well presented Platform Puzzle game that offers a good combination of problem solving, exploring and physic manipulation. Well worth a play.
Posted: July 27
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
A beautiful blend of action, platforming, and puzzling Trine manages to offer lots of fun and even some challenge. There are also some RPG elements through level ups, skills, and hidden equipment. I will admit, the story wasn't very gripping and my friends and I would often just skip it, but the gameplay is top notch.

Armed with a bow, the thief is the most agile of the three and you can use her grappling hook to traverse the environment. The knight is the traditional melee character and comes with a shield, sword, and a hammer. Probably the best character though, is the wizard. He can create boxes, planks and floating platforms, and he can also move them around. If that doesn't sound exciting, wait until your slinging boxes at all your enemies or throwing planks on your friends to make them fall into pits.

When you aren't busy knocking each other off of cliffs or into fire or spikes, you will find that Trine is an extremely well made co-op game. Everyone character and player really has to work together to get through the game, and everyone fills a role. The thief's grappling hook is perfect for those hard to reach places and she is often the one retrieving experience potions, though she can hardly do it alone and the wizards platforms help immensely. The wizard is arguably the leader of the team because he is able to carry everyone on platforms, disable traps by obstructing them, and he can handles enemies fairly well with his objects. Admittedly, the knight seems to have the short end of the deal as he really only shines in combat; he can throw boxes and break walls, but there are very few cases outside of combat where he is absolutely necessary.

Trine was the only local co-op game me and my friends would play for quite a while, it was just too good to put down. Now with the automatic update to Enchanted Edition, this game just got better. This game goes on sale often, and I buy it for friends whenever I can because this is a well made game and this is great developer. They worked tirelessly to completely update a 5 year old game that probably didn't rake in as much other less deserving games, and when they finished they just included it for every owner for free.

You might find find a better action platformer, or a better puzzle platformer, but you probably won't find a game that blends the two together well and offers a terrific co-op experience.
Posted: July 24
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