What is BRAINPIPE? Is it an otherworldly mind control device, masquerading as a seemingly quaint computer game? Is it a gateway to worlds beyond our own, created by eldritch wizardry and invoked by strange creatures hidden away on uncharted islands in the South Pacific?
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Mostly Positive (99 reviews) - 77% of the 99 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 24, 2008

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What is BRAINPIPE?

Is it an otherworldly mind control device, masquerading as a seemingly quaint computer game?

Is it a gateway to worlds beyond our own, created by eldritch wizardry and invoked by strange creatures hidden away on uncharted islands in the South Pacific?

Perhaps it's a message from the future, an instruction to mankind to uplift humanity to a higher state of being.

Or maybe it's just an addictive endurance run game from Digital Eel.

BRAINPIPE is a unique gaming experience. The ultimate objective is to transcend humanity. You do this by navigating the tunnels of your mind, exercising your hand-eye coordination while relishing in the funkadelic sights and sounds of your inner self. Collect the illuminated glyphs while avoiding the nasty obstacles. They may look all nice and shiny, even warm and inviting, but each brush with them brings you one step closer to eternal darkness!

BRAINPIPE is also an easy game to play, hearkening back to the classic arcade games of yesteryear. A one click interface keeps you focused on the action, instead of searching for the right key to press, and is a perfect complement to the soothing audio and visuals.

Are you ready for a trip beyond space?

Beyond time?

Beyond MIND?

Experience BRAINPIPE today!

  • Single-player arcade action with a psychedelic twist from the masters of trippy computer gaming, Digital Eel.
  • Relive the '60s and '70s without getting hassled by The Man.
  • One click intuitive interface that will have you playing in seconds.
  • Ten levels of ramping perplexity and oddness.
  • Eight distracting obstacles to avoid.
  • Spinning glyphs to collect, including the awesome UNHUMANITY golden glyph! Transcend your humanity and reveal your true self!
  • Relaxing colorful three dimensional visuals race through your mind.
  • Hypnotic sound and music featuring Eelmix sound management.
  • Creepy eyeball buttons.
  • Playable full screen or windowed.
  • Mouse, joystick, and gamepad support.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X700+ or NVidia 6800+ video card, OpenGL 1.1 compatible video drivers
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB HDD
    • Sound: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB 3D Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB free space
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Ah, the smell of highly experimental concepts.

I find this game to be very meditative, at least on the highest levels.
Great sounds, interesting concept, simple gameplay, challenging.
Nice little game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Digital Eel should update this with VR support.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
You´re constantly moving forward in a tube (your aim consists of a circle with perpendicular lines moving towards you) , have to avoid obstacles and collect "glyphic" items. Pretty relaxing and also good to reduce your brain lag. Improved my reaction time in Counter Strike. I like the esoteric art style and the minimalistic soundtrack. It´s very easy to learn - but as you go along it will be hard to master.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
betr than va por w a v e
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
There isn't really a lot to Brainpipe but that's OK. It's a game where you zoom through a tunnel at speed, grab glyphs and avoid anything that's likely to kill you (that's pretty much everything that isn't a glyph, really).

And doesn't it sound so terminally dull when you put it like that? (YES, IT DOES)

Is it terminally dull? Nope. it is so very far from terminally dull! Rejoice.

There's a couple of things that really make Brainpipe special. One is the graphics which, y'know, aren't quite up to the full Minter they're certainly not far off. It's like flying through someone's fevered attempt at a 70's Doctor Who title sequence or what might happen if someone sat down and said "Mr Trumbull, could you make us a videogame please" or something.

The other is the sound. Oh man, the sound. This is the stuff of headphones on, turn it up, sit back and enjoy. Or just turn it up really loud if you can't manage that. Parts of the soundtrack wibble in and out of focus, sounds zip around you ear to ear, it's one long Any Colour You Like ride but a little bit more strange.

It's essentially the full audio/visual woooah there. Which is just fine. I love it to bits. I love it for its simplicity, I love it for its graphics and I love it for its sound but I love it most of all because it's so very pure and unfiltered. It's slightly weirdy, slightly askew and all the woah there. I couldn't ask for much more.
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