Lost in an intimate snowy town, a palette of individuals are in search of a mysterious artifact said to bring great knowledge and understanding. Lead each character through their quest in this collection of minigames, each with unique personalities and challenges...
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Mixed (24 reviews) - 62% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2015

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May 14

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Reviews

“...it tells a story without saying a word, truly a special thing in this modern age of boom, talk, boom games.”
9/10 – PlayStation LifeStyle

“If you choose to see Pillar as a good looking 2.5D puzzle game with plenty of puzzles to solve, that's fine. Simplified, it is that. However, Pillar is about more and if you choose to dive a bit deeper into the meaning of what you're actually doing, it will make a lot of sense.”
4/5 – Softpedia

“...a fantastic game, one which is simple yet challenging enough to tease anyone thinking it will be an easy playthrough, while rewarding the ones who embrace the spirit of the game.”
4/5 – Invision Game Community

Digital Deluxe Edition

Deluxe edition includes the game's soundtrack, an album of bonus tracks, concept art, photography that inspired the game and more!

About This Game

Pillar is a collection of minigames, where each game represents a different type of personality we find in people. Each personality is expressed entirely through the gameplay mechanics, without cutscenes or dialogue. All too often, we try to change people who are different than us, especially if they're polar opposites. We like to debate and tell them they're wrong and we're right... but what if there's a purpose for both extremes?

A Little Bit More About Pillar:
  • A collection of minigames, each representing different personality traits (introversion, extroversion etc.) through gameplay mechanics.
  • Different people, different gameplay; each part of the game will challenge you in a unique way.
  • Explore an intimate snowy town, beautifully hand-painted with attention to every detail.
  • A distinct soundtrack, composed hand in hand with the game's design, by the game's designer, to ensure a cohesive experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB of video RAM, support for 4096 x 4096 textures, Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 705 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (24 reviews)
Recently Posted
RayoMz
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Having finished this game I don't understand why this game is actually impopular and I don't understand the mixed feelings, I find it special! Thing I both loved & hated: I were sometimes like: "Should I really do this, should I really do that to proceed on my journey and to collect the notes I miss?"I had something in mind, but wasn't sure if it would bring me further....but it did. Avoid being clueless, try things that feel right and you'll get there, not wasting, but investing time necessary! Continue with some patience.
8/10
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Saint Aaron
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
I would recommend this to any puzzle lover. The game was a wonderful surprise and I would love to see future games incorporate this concepts.

Pros
+ Charming & Sweet Art
+ Good atmospheric music
+ fairly challenging puzzles
+ Good Secrets

Cons
N/A
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Creepyslump
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
I would warmly recommend this to any puzzle lover or even to those whom just aint supergreat at them like me.
One of the few games that has really held me captivated to the very end and made me play again to find all secrets.

+ Charming & Sweet Art
+ Good atmospheric music
+ fairly challenging puzzles (Not too difficult and not too easy)
+ Good Secrets

Not entirely sure on what is going on storywise but that could be just me..
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VahidSlayerOfAll
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
finished the game and still have no idea what's going on
also ran the game at 3X the speed to fix the lag
Helpful? Yes No Funny
SpicyRibz
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
This epileptic game caused my friend to go into a seizure. After he puke don the floor he started babling some psychologic ♥♥♥♥. It was amazing! Happiness out of Persistence!
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Muska, Meme of the Month
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2015
Being a fan of Psychology . The game was a wonderful surprise and I would love to see future games incorporate this concepts.
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.Brusi
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2015
The game was a little hard to get into, the lack of tutorial didn´t help. Just later, after replaying the first segments of the level again, did I understand about the visual clues and the way of storytelling that was presented . The puzzles add a pleasant progression to them. Music was fantastic and the art, despite a little bit muddy, helped with the ambiance of the game.

Overall, I would recommend this to people wanting to play something new.
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Dlcrazygamer
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2015
I thought the game was utterly charming, nice art complemented with atmospheric music and fairly challenging puzzles. Although the game's mechanics start becoming repetitive after a time, they never lack challenge. The story could be clearer, however, being the goal of the game to be minimalist in the telling of the characters' tales, that could be understandable.

I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a challenging game with an atmospheric setting.
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ThomasDaDankEngine
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 12, 2015
This game sucks ♥♥♥. I have no ♥♥♥♥ing clue what the developers were thinking. DO NOT BUY
-10/10
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LiftingNerdBro
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 11, 2015
I've had the pleasure together with my co-host of having the developer of Pillar on for a podcast. Here we give our impressions on the game and listen to the developers feedback.

One warning guys: This game will make you look differently at yourself after playing it.

The podcast can be seen/listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOV0vzbdIp4

Hope you guys enjoy it! =)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
Here is the video: http://youtu.be/ospCjjbQotU

I have been provided with a DRM-free copy of the game which let me play it prior to release.
After about 3 hours, these are the impressions I’ve got:

  • Handdrawn graphics give the game a nice touch
  • Soundtrack helps to set mood
  • Performance pretty well
  • Faily challenging puzzles
  • Interesting way to tell story (No voiceacting)
  • Fairly short game

Concluding remarks: I would say that the game is a nice experience for its price.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
I thought the game was utterly charming, nice art complemented with atmospheric music and fairly challenging puzzles. Although the game's mechanics start becoming repetitive after a time, they never lack challenge. The story could be clearer, however, being the goal of the game to be minimalist in the telling of the characters' tales, that could be understandable.

I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a challenging game with an atmospheric setting.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
The game was a little hard to get into, the lack of tutorial didn´t help. Just later, after replaying the first segments of the level again, did I understand about the visual clues and the way of storytelling that was presented . The puzzles add a pleasant progression to them. Music was fantastic and the art, despite a little bit muddy, helped with the ambiance of the game.

Overall, I would recommend this to people wanting to play something new.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Having finished this game I don't understand why this game is actually impopular and I don't understand the mixed feelings, I find it special! Thing I both loved & hated: I were sometimes like: "Should I really do this, should I really do that to proceed on my journey and to collect the notes I miss?"I had something in mind, but wasn't sure if it would bring me further....but it did. Avoid being clueless, try things that feel right and you'll get there, not wasting, but investing time necessary! Continue with some patience.
8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
I would warmly recommend this to any puzzle lover or even to those whom just aint supergreat at them like me.
One of the few games that has really held me captivated to the very end and made me play again to find all secrets.

+ Charming & Sweet Art
+ Good atmospheric music
+ fairly challenging puzzles (Not too difficult and not too easy)
+ Good Secrets

Not entirely sure on what is going on storywise but that could be just me..
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I would recommend this to any puzzle lover. The game was a wonderful surprise and I would love to see future games incorporate this concepts.

Pros
+ Charming & Sweet Art
+ Good atmospheric music
+ fairly challenging puzzles
+ Good Secrets

Cons
N/A
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
I've had the pleasure together with my co-host of having the developer of Pillar on for a podcast. Here we give our impressions on the game and listen to the developers feedback.

One warning guys: This game will make you look differently at yourself after playing it.

The podcast can be seen/listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOV0vzbdIp4

Hope you guys enjoy it! =)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Upon revisiting this game, it's actually pretty cool and deeper than I realized.

Original Review: I found the story to be very confusing and hard to follow. Worse, it seemed to have nothing to do with the actual puzzles.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
Being a fan of Psychology . The game was a wonderful surprise and I would love to see future games incorporate this concepts.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
finished the game and still have no idea what's going on
also ran the game at 3X the speed to fix the lag
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