One gloomy night, Bulb Boy wakes suddenly from a frightening nightmare to discover that evil has overshadowed the Bulbhouse. His family has disappeared and there are horrid monsters lurking in the shadows. Gather the courage and use his glass head to save everything he loves.
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Very Positive (32 reviews) - 84% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (158 reviews) - 89% of the 158 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2015

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June 24

Enlightning version 1.03

We're glad to announce thanks to you feedback we put together a new improved version of this shiny game.



We managed to find &squish some of the minor bugs:
  • Improved overall performance of the game
  • Bulb Boy freezing when he starts baking the cake
  • Some little issues
We're extremely happy to inform you know that we are bringing our shiny child to iOS and it will be powered on next month!

We're also want to let you know that 7 Linux users volunteered to be beta-testers of Linux version! If you want to join the community and help build penguin-friendly version of Bulb Boy please apply here: contact@bulbware.com

If you want to share with us anything, involving some constructive critique or funny kittens photos, you can find as always here: contact@bulbware.com If you live in Italy and want to meet us in person we are at Game Happens! festival in Genova, Italy until 25 of June.

Take care, we love you all,
Artur & Szymon, Bulbware

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May 13

Bulb Boy Update 1.02 is shining!

Greetings guys!

We have fixed some user report bugs:

  • Critical and small bugs fixed
  • massively improved MacOS version
  • Gameplay improvements
  • Animation improvements

Please do contact us if you have any issues. Either use Steam or drop us a line on contact@bulbware.com.

Thank you for the support guys.
We hope to see some of you in Singapore at Casual Connect Asia from 17th to 19th of May!

May the light shine upon you!
Artur & Szymon, Bulbware

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Reviews

“Unusually stylish creation.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“A point & click simple and unpretentious, but with a personality and an irresistible style”
IGN

“Nightmare inducing game.”
Gamespot

About This Game

One gloomy night, Bulb Boy wakes suddenly from a frightening nightmare to discover that evil has overshadowed the Bulbhouse. His family has disappeared and there are horrid monsters lurking in the shadows. Gather the courage and use his glass head to save everything he loves. Find light in yourself!

Gameplay

Bulb Boy is an intuitive 2D point & click horror adventure about a boy with a glowing head (alright, it's a bulb...) inspired by Machinarium and Gobliiins. Solve puzzles, defeat wicked monsters and reveal bulby's abilities to unfold a twisted tale. Ohhh... And don't forget to save your Grandpa-raffin and Mothdog from the frightening darkness..

Key Features

  • DEFEAT THE MONSTERS -Explore the Bulb house, that is full of frightening creatures. Defeat the evil in all its forms and bring the light back.
  • BULB'S TALENTS - Being a boy that is a bulb comes with many talents. Not only does your head light up and allows you to survive electrical shocks, but it can also be unscrewed for use in strange places.
  • PLAYABLE FLASHBACKS - Play as other family characters. Relive Bulb Boy's childhood memories to uncover the mystery of the story.
  • BUBBLE SPEECH - No dialogue, just bubble speech. Watch the story unfold in animated clouds.
  • SECRETS - There are things in the house waiting to be revealed.
  • POOP - In many sizes and proportions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 "Snow Leopard" 2.4 GHz
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 320M 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM
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pablomakaveli
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
TL:DR A pretty bizarre point and click thats enjoyable though it very short

This is an pretty bizarre point and click game where you play as a boy with a light bulb for a head which he can detach from his body and roll around. The game begins with Bulb Boy heading to bed and then some dark creatureenters his house and turns stuff inside the house into grotesque monsters. The game revolves around navigating around the house and killing these monsters by solving puzzles.

The games weird disturbing vibe is actually quite cool and sort of reminds me of a cross between Salad Fingers and the Binding of Isaac.

Good points:
- The games weird atmosphere and look is pretty cool.
-The monsters are also quite cool and include a giant headless raw chicken and a giant poo wearing a mask. Im not even making that up.

Bad points:
- Its very short and can be completed in under two hours.
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zauerli
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
★★★★☆

A disgustingly sweet point and click.
Dirty Laughs Deluxe Edition!

“Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb.”
― Bob Dylan


★★★★☆
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airborne monkey aids
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game defintely somthing i havent really seen done before , do wish it was a bit longer though
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lkstc112233
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Amazing game. Although the boy is kinda wired, it has a good ending.
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ZombiDJ
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I remember being a pledger for this on kickstarter and hearing it got canceled. But it makes me so happy to see it up on Steam. The puzzles aren't difficullt but that's not really why I got the game, I absolutely adore the art style and surreal world in which Bulb Boy has to take on a strange journey.
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Netsirk
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game was super creepy, but really fun to play and explore. It was short though (around 3 hours for me). If you're looking for a short but interesting game where you can crap yourself for an achievement, then this game is for you!
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Agent Hannibal
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Short, but very fun game for anyone who...... ,well basically for everyone.
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Fenris84
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Good looking, funny and bloody game.
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StarscReen
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I really had a hard time deciding wether to recommend it or not. I liked a few aspects but for the short playtime of this game there were far too many parts that annoyed me.

Pros:
- interesting and charming visuals
- good atmosphere and nice sound
- a few absurd wtf-moments that made me laugh
- nice combination of point'n'click and platform-ish gameplay
- no need for a big story (which it doesn't have anyway) because the game itself is interesting enough

Cons:
- too much spamming of the mouse button
- overall the puzzles are too easy
- towards the end I got the feeling they tried to stretch playtime with trial and error passages...
- ...which is pretty bad for a game that has less than 2 hours playtime anyway

In this case, the cons outweigh the pros. This game just didn't do it for me, even though I was looking forward to playing it. All in all it is not a terrible game and I would recommend it if it was cheaper. For its full price, however, I can't.
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ExtraFresh
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Binding of Isaac meets Machinarium. It can't be described better to be honest.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This game totally nails the aesthetic! It reminds me of some old cartoons from the Cartoon Network with the intentionally nasty artstyle and situations.

Don't really want to spoil anything, but the game tries to creep you out. The final Boss was particularly cool, for me.

I don't really have much to say, as it is a very short game and, as a point n' click, there isn't much to it.

Aside from what you see from the screenshots, the game looks really cool in motion due to its lighting system (each object will cast a soft shadow... and, since you're a light-bulb, the shadows move as you move and it creates nice motion)! I also like the choice of colors... color. In general, it's a very cool looking game. What you see is what you get. Lots of organic waste in an otherwise cute cartoon.

The music was also very good! I'll be listening to some of the soundtrack later to get what was going on, but, going with the nasty looks, the music has some weird sounds and modulations going on. And it also sounds good, with a great rap song in the credits.

The gameplay itself, for me, is the weak point. I mean, it's okay, for the most part. Some of the sections were somewhat frustrating, since you move slowly and rather imprecisely... if there are enemies around, you may make a mistake and have to restart the section. The checkpoints are very frequent, but since there's absolutely no variation to the gameplay, any repetition is too much... Not too much of a problem, honestly.

You go from scene to scene, each a short, self-contained puzzle. They're mostly linear and you don't really have much choice in the matter, so you'll go through the interactable objects in order and get things done.

Didn't get much out of the story either. Maybe other people disagree?


Not a very informative review, but point n' clicks in general aren't my thing. The artstyle interested me, so I gave it a go. It absolutely nails the audio and visuals, so I'd say it's worth a go for that alone!
The game itself, though, is nothing special. Would be cool to see how different it would be as a cartoon instead of a videogame.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Binding of Isaac meets Machinarium. It can't be described better to be honest.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Good looking, funny and bloody game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A cute and overlooked but rather short Point and Click that I didn't know about until I got it randomly in a humble bundle.
Most of the puzzles are really easy, and some are just tedious. It's atmosphere was very weird, being a mix of cute and creepy. Overall it was an enjoyable 1.5 hours.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
I'm soooooooooooo confused right now, giant turkey-ish thing smashed my poor bulb head and I realy don't know what to do, my inocence was stolen from me as well as the remainings of my brain
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Short but enjoyable.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Cosmic Osmo meets Salad Fingers.
Wait for a sale or bundle.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Short, creepy and slightly cute. And gross. Bulb Boy, the pet and GRAND DAD are likeable little dudes. No jumpscares, except a rather mild one. Nice art and atmosphere. If I have to draw a comparison I'd say The Binding of Isaac. It's not similiar in gameplay aspects though, of course. The puzzles are pretty alright, mostly simple stuff, maybe a bit tedious when things aren't super clear to you. Nobody "speaks" in this game, after all.
Again, the game is short, so you'll have to justify the price for yourself.
I got it for cheap, but it certainly wasn't something I regretted playing.
Check it out, it's pretty nifty.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Short but sweet. A mixture of puzzle solving with a bit of arcade action thrown in. Fortunately the arcade sections aren't too tough and are they often depend more on strategy than button clicking skills.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Не могу сказать, что игра страшная. Так же не могу сказать, что она мерзкая, как пишут некоторые в отзывах. Может лишь слегка. Очень простой gameplay. Музыка соответствует атмосфере. Но вот озвучка самого персонажа и его смех действительно омерзительны...
Игра неплохая. Особого восторга от неё не прочувствовала, но поиграть можно.
6/10
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