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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August 15

Nine Parchments - Co-op Magic Mayhem From Frozenbyte Announced!

We are happy to announce our new game Nine Parchments, coming in 2017! It's a co-operative blast'em up game of magic mayhem that takes our studio back to colorful fantasy!

You can check the chaotic co-op game play from the announcement trailer below. Also feel free to check this blog post on our website for more information and screenshots!
Nine Parchments is currently under development for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, slated for a 2017 release.

Also if you happen to be at Gamescom, the game is also playable at the Indie Arena this year. It would be nice to see you! :)

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August 9

Frozenbyte 15th Anniversary and Update to Shadwen!

To celebrate our 15th anniversary we are having our games on sale and added an update to Shadwen!

The update, called Escape from the Castle, adds 14 re-worked levels to Shadwen for free to all platforms: Windows, Linux and Mac. You can read more from our blog or go to Shadwen's Steam page from here.

Don't forget to take advance of the bundle prices for example with Frozenbyte Collection. Its price adjusts if you already own some of the games!

We also made a video to show our progress from our first game, Shadowgrounds to Shadwen. You can find it below.

Thank you all for supporting us for so long! :)

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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.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
A really really good puzzle game highly reccomend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Really good game
Beautiful Soundtrack
You should buy it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Love this game! Although it is not fully open world it's great! The skeletons sometimes are REALLY hard to fight but you get used to it! It is so cool and I wish I was actually in the game!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Blah, blah, blah, that describes the story, the gameplay and the difficulty. Puzzles, if you want to call them that, to get experience, boil down to draw something out with the mage and then push it off the hard to reach ledge to the ground. Combat, get the warrior and just charge mashing the attack button. Platforming, why even do it when the mage can just walk across everything with even the fainest amount of intuition.

The auxilaries to what this type of game is about, meaning graphics and soundtrack, are good. Not good enough to save this abysmal experience. You can just pass by this for something that does this gameplay sytle properly.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
72 of 77 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Trine Enchanted Edition
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Genre Tags: Platformer; Adventure; Puzzle; Coop; Beautiful Artwork
  • My Overall Grade: A
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 12-30 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: Optional
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Aesthetes; Game atmosphere connoisseurs; Casual gamers; Multiplayer gamers

Trine is a light game that is easy to digest but offers gripping visuals, a mystical atmosphere, and enticing gameplay. All of the features of the game are simple in design but intricate in execution. The gameplay, aesthetics, and narrative all come together to create a whimsical and charming adventure. I highly recommend this for all gamers to consider; and for fans of the genre it is a sure bet.

By far the best aspects of the game are the stunning visuals and alluring atmospheric presentation of the setting. Each and every environment you explore is diverse, captivating, and charming. The ambiance really captures the mystical aura of the game perfectly. Trine easily has one of the most immersive 2D gameworlds I have encountered in video games.

The gameplay is light and quick to grasp. Anyone should be able to dive right in, regardless of ability level. But various difficulty levels and a "hardcore" mode ensure that skilled players can still find a challenge. And whether you are playing on “easy” or “hardcore,” the gameplay is entertaining. Mixing elements of platforming, action, and puzzle solving with the unique identity of the game establishes an experience that is simultaneously familiar and novel— and irrefutably fun.

The story is whimsical and fantastic; and the characters are pleasant and endearing. This synergizes well with the aforementioned atmosphere to establish an amusing fantasy experience. But it also remains light and relaxed, and never takes itself too seriously. So even casual fans of fantasy will enjoy the narrative.

Trine is definitely a worthy pick-up. No matter what your standard preferences are, you should give this game some consideration. Check it out.

Addendum: The game was upgraded to a better engine and to add online coop. The new cooperative mode adds an extra layer of possibilities, as the unique gameplay is a joy to experience with friends.

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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
Nobody really knows why this game is good. It's written down on a scroll somewhere. It's a platformer in an ocean of platformers. It's sweet and pretty, it's enough and not too much, it's easy on Normal and sometimes annoying on Normal, cos who enjoys falling to their death repeatedly? But that's the genre.

Get into the swing of things using Thief; mow down skeletons using a bow with up to three arrows in one shot. If she's dead for some reason, choose the knight to mow down even more skeletons. If these classes fail, use the Wizard to get to the next checkpoint. You can even fly Aladdin-style using two conjured planks on top of one another, once you turn on levitation. Leviosaaa, baby!

I haven't tried co-op and I've yet to play the game on Hard mode, but I'm 4 achievements shy of 100%, so I felt comfortable enough to share my thoughts. Finland has some great developers, so I feel good about supporting them. I rate this game "Ihan mahtava, peukalot pystyyn!"
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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
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.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2015
Three's company
Trine is great fun in single-player and it's worth experimenting with the three-player co-op even if the game works best as a solo experience. Players are given a set of tools (three characters with unique abilities) and are presented with problems that can be solved in several ways, resulting in an adventure that feels wide open despite being relegated to a mere two dimensions. The beautiful visuals and sound bring this world to life and there is something new to discover around every corner. A lack of enemy variety, disappointing conclusion, and the wonky multiplayer keep Trine from greatness, but this is still a highly recommended puzzle platformer.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
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!
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Cheez Grater
6.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
It was pretty fun. Relatively short campaign. I didn't care much for the story & didn't find myself using the upgrades too often. Not my type of platformer, but you may like it better.

+ Graphics
+ Boss fights were fun.
- Characters jump like drunken monkies.
- Repetitive and dull levels.
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5.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Product received for free
nice game for about 4 hours
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7.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
This is a fun game to play whether you're playing alone or with your friends, but it's much better when you play with other friends. The puzzles aren't that difficult and fun to solve alone, but when you have someone else on your team they lose mot of their challenge. 8/10.
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6.4 hrs
Posted: October 18
Greate strory and puzzels
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Sol Invictus
11.8 hrs
Posted: October 18
A very charming 2.5D platformer with 3 changeable characters with different set of abilities to solve the puzzles in each of the 16 levels in order yo reach to the end.
This game made in the spirit of the Lost Vikings and got a very nice co-op option to play this game.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: October 18
This piece of art made me rethink about my taste in games genre. Game mechanics is well made, the soundtrack is AMAZING (gives me goosebumps), graphics and atmosphere are great and fits the story damn well!
I bought the trilogy on sale (85% off) and I gotta tell you. if I knew this game is like this I would have bought it for full price which it deserves.
I'm about to finish the first one, then rushing to second and third :)
I'll recommend it to anyone who likes to chill, feel nostalgia and also enjoy the atmosphere.
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11.7 hrs
Posted: October 17
such fun, very beautiful
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20.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
WOW! I did not expect to like this game as much as I do. Trine is a side-scrolling, action platform-puzzle video game originally released for PC in 2009. It plays like an old school arcade game with lots of running, jumping, and fighting skeletons. You play as one of three characters and can switch between them to solve tasks. It takes about 10 hours to complete, but there is lots of fun in going back to complete Steam achievements. I'm running it on Windows 7 (64-bit) with no issues. Get it on sale for a few bucks, and you won't be disappointed. I'm about to purchase the Trinelogy!
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5.7 hrs
Posted: October 17
Great Game MUST buy
- Storytelling
- Graphics
- Fun gameplay
- Character leveling up
- Amazing Soundtrack

- At times repetitive (rarely)
- Minor skeleton bugs (very minor though i have experienced sometimes the skeleton would get suck against a box, however i only experienced very few times)
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
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