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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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,413 reviews) - 96% of the 6,413 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2009

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February 26

AMA from Trine devs on Reddit, 11am EST February 26th

We're doing an AMA today on Reddit. Come ask us anything!

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February 24

Shadwen Special Event: Play the Demo, Drop the Launch Price!

Play the demo, drop the launch price!

You can try out a sneak peek demo of Shadwen, our upcoming stealth-action game, for a limited time. Each playthrough helps drive down Shadwen's eventual launch price. So go ahead, download the demo and start playing! :)

Don't forget to share your best moments with #FromTheShadows for a chance to win Shadwen & Frozenbyte related prizes!


STEP 1: Get the demo!

STEP 2: Play!
  • Each playthrough contributes to a community score.
  • The higher the community score, the lower the launch price!
  • Play as many times as you want!
  • Follow the community score & launch price at

STEP 3: Share and win!
  • Share your best moments with #FromTheShadows for a chance to win Shadwen & Frozenbyte related prizes!

Event ends Monday February 29th 2016 18:00 GMT
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Shadwen is a stealth-action game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden – or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight!

Shadwen, an assassin on a quest to kill the king, has a chance encounter with an orphaned girl, Lily. She follows Shadwen on her dangerous journey, but when the ruthless guards get too close, Shadwen must take action right in front of Lily’s eyes.

Will Shadwen risk the girl’s budding trust by resorting to violence, or try and find another way while keeping her real purpose concealed?

To kill or not to kill – that is the question.

  • MOVE FREELY – Sneak and explore around the dark and gritty medieval province and use the environment to your advantage – use your rope to grapple onto rooftops, silently drop down from ceilings, or veil yourself in the shadows.
  • STAY HIDDEN – Pick your assassinations carefully. Avoid being seen, heard or getting caught indirectly. Suspicious sights and noises will alert the guards – use it to your benefit!
  • TIME IS AN ACCOMPLICE – Time stands still when you are not moving Shadwen, allowing you to stop at any point mid-motion. Rewind time to manipulate your past and present actions!
  • USE PHYSICS – Use physics and a freely attachable rope to drag and topple objects. Make deaths look accidental; let gravity do the grave work.
  • CREATE TRAPS AND HAZARDS – Set up traps and hazards to lure guards towards their untimely demise; discover new ways to eliminate or distract your foes by crafting items into deadly surprises, including poison traps, spike devices, decoy toys and more.
  • TWO CHARACTERS – Embrace the darkness with Shadwen and her abilities to protect Lily and create a safe passage for her.

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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.

Note: The original Trine is only included in the Windows and Mac versions.

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

Trine (Original Version)

Trine Enchanted Edition also includes the original version of Trine for Windows and Mac. The game version can be selected from the game's launcher.

The original version also has some additional language subtitle options: Finnish, Turkish, Portuguese, Romanian in addition to those present in Trine Enchanted Edition (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish).

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 4.0 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.

    • 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: 4.0 GB
    • 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.
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4.0 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M or better / ATi Radeon 2400 or better*

      *NOTE: Please be advised that Trine Enchanted Edition does not run on Intel graphics solutions used in 2006-2008. The game does run on new (2010-) Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better. Macs with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or ATi Radeon X1600 may not achieve smooth gameplay.
    • Additional: Keyboard, Mouse/Trackpad with Secondary click enabled

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4.0 GB
    • 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.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB
    • OpenGL: 2.1

    Trine original hasn't been released on Steam, only the Trine Enchanted Edition is released on Steam.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better (OpenGL 2.1 needs to be supported)
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB
    • OpenGL: 2.1
    • Additional: Trine Enchanted Edition runs best with proprietary drivers and may not function correctly with open source drivers.

    Trine original hasn't been released on Steam, only the Trine Enchanted Edition is released on Steam.
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Beautiful graphics, pleasant background music, decent amount of humour and comic mischief, item pickups, straightforward puzzles and arcade platformer.

Achievements are reasonable and can be obtained singleplayer or co-op with 2/3 players. Published Steam community guides, online walkthrus and videos are available and all achievements can be obtained during normal playthrough of the game, after several attempts replaying a particular chapter as well as the option to replay each completed chapter on Hard difficulty.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
An astonishingly beautiful "sidescroller" adventure, packed with action and high quality voice acting. One of the best purchases in Steam at the moment!

You play simultaneously as Pontius the Knight, Amadeus the Wizard and Zoya the Thief, who accidentally got stuck together by a magical artefact called Trine. In an attempt to rid themselves from the spell and go their separate ways, this unlikely group of Heroes find themselves growing more and more into each other.

If you are even remotely familiar with the concept of RPG games, you'll know immediately that these three guys should have completely different abilities which more or less complement each other, and that is more or less true. Some points passages of the game are far easier to be completed with one class than with other, and being allowed to freely switch the characters is what makes this game so dynamic and fun.

"Simple" is the keyword for this game: the gameplay is simple, the controls are simple, the character customization is simple (only 3 skills per character, and some few equipments), the story itself is simple and cliché, but the overall environment is charming, thanks to the absurdly beautiful graphics and the really well worked voice acting.

The game is fairly easy. You can die as many times as you want, you'll always wrap back to the latest checkpoint. Unless you activate the "hardcore" mode (which disables the infinite respawn) you will face no challenge even in Hard Difficulty.

The achievements are well done but following the rest, they are also too simple. I wish there would be some extra challenge there at least, but in only 10h I've finished my first run with all achievements.

My only real critique to this game is that Pontius seem to be considerably underpowered, since Zoya can easily steal his spot most of the time. His shield is rarely needed, and often one doesn't even care to switch. Fastforwarding a bit, in Trine 2 they seem to have fixed that.

The Linux port is perfect also.

Definitely buy this game. No question. Trine and Trine 2 are a MUST in your library!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Fantasy Threesome
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Platformers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. The market has been saturated since the NES days, back when sides weren't meant to be scrolled. But they made that jump. And once the floodgates were open and the money was there, the industry got hit. In this day and age, it takes a lot for a platformer to stand out from the crowd. Especially when you consider that it's the genre Nintendo almost monopolizes, with the exception of smaller franchises and indies.

Super Mario is a powerhouse. And all of his Nintendo cronies run the platformer business. But that doesn't mean a billion smaller upstarts can't nibble away at the glory of a AAA publisher, putting out their own innovative or gorgeously styled games. Some might even outshine Nintendo at their own game.

Trine is one of those games, managing to nail smart level design and chaotic multiplayer in a way Nintendo always tries to. Originally for PC and PS3 and later remasted as Trine: Enchanted Edition for PC, PS4, and Wii U.

Trine is a game about boxes. Boxes and skeletons.

A knight, a wizard, and a thief walk into a tomb. You've probably heard this one. They find a treasure. A couple hundred skeletons and boxes later, they all live happily ever after.

That's the whole game.

A clever physics-based puzzle platformer, Trine is simply gorgeous and a pleasure to play. Utilizing an interesting three-character system, you'll have to use the powers of different characters to advance through different portions of long, puzzle-filled levels. An agile thief, a powerful knight, and a wizard. He's not really powerful or agile. But he's a ♥♥♥♥ing wizard.

Their different abilities are the key to making it through the game's tricky puzzles. And what makes the game so fascinating is the amount of thought put into making each level friendly toward each character. The thief uses a grappling hook to reach far off places, while the wizard can generate platforms to help reach the. The knight can't really do either, but he's by far the sturdiest of the trio and has the easiest time dispatching enemies. It's an interesting power dynamic.

When playing by yourself, Trine is a pretty good platformer. You'll be mildly challenged. You'll need to figure out the best hero for each obstacle, and the proper series of powers to use to solve each. It's pretty easy, honestly. You just figure it out, switch to that character and go. But Trine's multiplayer mode is by far where the most potential is. Because suddenly, you can't just switch to the character you need. That character is somewhere else. And maybe that character isn't doing what you're saying. Maybe they have their own ideas on how to solve things.

Trine's multiplayer is complimented by the level design, encouraging not just progression by creative progression. There's multiple solutions to each puzzle, and there's usually multiple paths. It all comes down to how competent your platforming and wizarding are.

Those are really the only two skills needed for the game. Though it is fun, Trine does tend to stick to the same couple puzzles over and over. Variations on a theme, or making things slightly more complicated or dangerous. But never quite pushing the limits of what it's capable of. And I suppose it's better off that way, seeing as how some of these basic physics puzzles are hard enough to solve with an incompetent party of three.

At the very least, Trine is gorgeous. It's impossible to deny that. The Enchanted Edition does offer some upgraded looks, but the original is still as beautiful today as itgreat was when it first launched. Complimented by a great soundtrack, Trine does a perfect job of really building and selling its world. I'm not even particularly a fan of the generic fantasy setting, but Trine pulls it off impeccably.

Out of the millions of platformers out there, this one is pretty good. It's interesting, has a nice multiplayer gimmick. Some boxes, skeletons. Skeletons are great, everyone loves skeletons.

Sometimes you just need to unwind with some boxes and skeletons, you know? And this is the perfect game for those moments.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
♥♥♥ So good, beautiful and relaxing game... ♥♥♥
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
good fantasy adventure game, lots of puzzles and mysteries c:
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