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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,746 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 2, 2009

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October 16

Trine & Trine 2 Editor Release and Free Weekend

We are now officially releasing the Trine Editors on Steam for Windows. We also patched some minor gameplay issues.

Some of you have already gotten a chance to try the editors through the Steam Beta, but now they are out for everyone to try! We have released two separate editors that each come bundled with their respective game; Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2. Even though the Editors look quite similar, they do have some differences - so if you have questions, please remember to specify which editor you are using. :)



The Editors may take a while to learn how to use, so they might not be for everyone - but do give them a try and see if you are up for it! The Editors are very diverse tools that allow you to edit existing maps, create whole new maps and share your creations with others through the Steam Workshop. We're really excited to see what you guys can come up with!

Check out the "How to Get Started" section below for useful tips and links on how to help you get going. :) We'll also be happy to answer editor-related questions; you can email those to our Support, post your questions to our blog or in the Steam Community Discussions (links below).

One last note: since the Editors are now officially released, it's recommended that those who were participating in the Beta now opt out of it to ensure they'll get all the latest updates. This is easy to do by right-clicking the games in your Steam Library, choosing Properties and navigating to the BETAS tab. The option to opt out of beta programs should be available in the drop-down menu. Remember to do this for both games.



To celebrate the official release of the editors for Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2, both games are free on Steam this weekend 16th-19th of October. The games are freely available for everyone to install and play through their Steam Library for the duration of this weekend - so remember to tell all your friends who've always wanted to try the Trine games, but have not done so yet! Since we are now officially releasing the Trine Editors for Windows, you'll get to try them for free as well. :)

The games are also available for purchase for a juicy sale, 80% off until Monday 20th! Both Trine games support both local and online co-op for up to three people*, so gather your friends and have fun with Trine!
*NOTE: Trine 2: Complete Story is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and has full local and online co-op support. Trine Enchanted Edition is currently only available for Windows (Mac and Linux versions are being developed), so the Mac version of Trine does not support online co-op (but does have a local co-op option!) and the Linux version of Trine is not yet available through Steam.



Frozenbyte Editors: How to Get Started
Please read before trying out the editors!

That should be enough talk for a while, right? We hope you enjoy the free weekend and have fun playing and experimenting with the editors. Don't hesitate to ask any question either here, by email or in the Steam Community (links above). Have a great and Trine-filled weekend! :)

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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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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
14 of 18 people (78%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
great side scroll game (once you get use to the controls)

since i am a first time Trine player i thought the gameplay controls were going to be rough but they weren't, it was simple and easy to understand.

there really isn't any neagtives i can say about this game, only good things

10/10
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Trine proves that if you have an original mix of ideas, even old school gameplay can still work great, especially when paired with incredible visuals and extremely polished code. So, it is a bit short and lacks long-term replayability, but don't let that stop you - Trine is definitely something special.
Posted: October 17
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Just finished Trine in the free-weekend.

I wanted to play this game for a while, and I took advantage of this opportunity to finally try it out. I am not disappointed, but I'm not fully pleased either.

TL;DR review = Beautiful looking game, impressive degree of immersion for the genre through graphics, sounds and writing. Gameplay mechanics are not terrible, but they are the weakest link in this game. Not a deal breaker though, game is worth a try.

TL review:

Gameplay:
I know quick-time events are not a necessity for side-scrolling platformers, but when you have a rich 3d environment and heavy physics, they become important. Case in point, the grapling hook from the Thief seems often buggy (often goes through stuff you can jump on, breaks with no clear reason, etc), staying on platform edges or jumping on them can be more tricky than it should, and creating platforms with the wizard can prove difficult if there's the slightest denivalation in the terrain (boxes start to roll, etc). Combat is pretty repetitive and non-interesting, you don't have a lot of moves/attacks, and enemies have an attack animation that doesn't really land with the effect.One more thing; this might be an intended mechanic, or because of time and/or development constraints was not implentend: moving/dropping non-attached stuff with your wizard. It kind of feels like moving an object in editing software; physics are mostly there for the move part, but the drop part is just like dropping from a fixed point with no velocity, no matter what.

Graphics
This is where the game shines. It looks gorgeus. There's a heavy accent on colours and detail, a beautiful 3d environment with a fixed side-scrolling 2d camera. The style gives every setting the feeling of magic, especially the outdoor forest parts. It's also not extremely demanding, at least in the original version; I was able to run it with an acceptable framerate on an outdated low-end laptop, and it looked great. Enchanted Edition wasn't all that spec friendly :D.

Design
Story - Not bad. It's sort of like a narrative that you knew as a child, a tale of heroes bound together, who overcome obstacles to reach individual goals, but find that their bond changes their perception, and seemingly work together for the greater good.
Sounds - The music in this game is great. It fits perfectly with the story/writing, and with the adequate graphics behind it, it's conveying a sense of immersion. The sound effects and voice acting aren't bad either, but it's the music that truly shines.
Levels - The levels are not too difficult, ergo this game is not too difficult. You may find it troublesome to get some achievements, but all in all it's pretty balanced, at last until the last level, which seems to jump the volume of difficulty to 150% (from 100% obviously...idk, I had no better analogy...). Again, it's not THAT difficult, it's just that the game progresses really smoothly in difficulty, not really increasing or decreasing by much, and at the last one, BOOM, it's like you switched from normal to hard (this game doesn't have a difficulty option, btw).

Conclusion
Well...what can I say, I enjoyed it, even though gameplay mechanics kind of frustrated me. I'll put some of that on my rig though, and considering I'm recommending this game, what I found problematic isn't that much of a problem.
Posted: October 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Quite simply: the golden standard for puzzle platformers. Incredible graphics paired with beautiful artwork. The controls are somewhat floaty. The puzzles are on the easy side, but they're enjoyable nonetheless.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
very sweet game to play with ur special friends nice way to hang out with them good story , nice puzzels and strategy love it
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
An excellent and beautiful side scrolling, puzzle, platformer that is best played with two close friends.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Beautifully crafted game with charming scenarios and incredible music. Its quite short but it has Steam Workshop, so the fun can continue with more levels created by the community.
It is advisable that you buy Trine 2 aswell, because the story is really entertaining and you would like to see what happens to this trio in the next game.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
I bought this after I already completed Trine 2 because it's on sale, regardless thinking it couldn't be possible for it to be better.. But it is! The effects from the hammer attacks looks godly and the different maps are very short, but I like them more. Enemies looks like poop, but I did enjoy this game more than the second one (which also is awesome).

Nothing negative to say, just miss some things that you can do from Trine 2, but regardless of that, I think this game is worth every penny. Even at full price. Very short game though.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
A fun game with puzzles. Isn't particularly hard.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Trine is a interesting side scroller to be sure, I find the puzzles and combat in the game to be simple and fun. The environment looks nice aswell. I dont find the game to be very difficult, even on the higher difficulty levels, and in the end I think the game is pretty short. Trine has modability though, so this may help sway your decision if you are worried about getting enough bang for your buck. I would recommend Trine to anyone looking for a sidescrolling puzzle/ action game.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
cool game like the wizrd :D
Posted: September 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Fun puzzle platformer.
Posted: October 17
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I just did a 360 noscope arrow shot.
Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
RPG FROM ATLUS
beautiful............
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Great gameplay; good story; great imagination; great graphics; 4 stars.
Posted: October 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
love this game best adventure game out there.
Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Good
Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
A fun 2D side scroller game where you can use problem solving in different ways to solve puzzles and unlock paths.
A nice RPG system for leveling up your skills.
7/10
Posted: September 27
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