The abduction has begun! Can you meet the challenge or will you fall to these alien jerks?
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Overall:
Mixed (7 reviews) - 42% of the 7 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 16, 2015

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“It helped scratch that puzzle game itch in a serious way, keeping me entertained and challenged the entire time I played”
4/5 – Operation Rainfall

“The new twists (changes in gravity and "hazards"- electrified areas on the edge to disintegrate blocks) are significant enough to make GravBlocks+ memorable”
8/10 – Wii U Only

“it’s gravity mechanic is something that’ll pull you right in.”
7/10 – {LINK REMOVED}

About This Game

GravBlocks is both a falling-block puzzle game and a match-three puzzle game, but is also uniquely different than any other match-three game. In the most basic aspect of the game, players change gravity in order to build score multipliers, but must do so carefully! Hazards can appear on every surface of the play area, but players are given tools to work against them. GravBlocks demands a combination of reflexes and strategy in it's gameplay, and as such, eschews the concept of stacking chains found in nearly every other game of this genre.

GravBlocks has five gameplay modes:

  • Challenge — Classic-style puzzle game, blocks fall in, challenge increases, and players play for a high score. Players can edit settings for this mode.
  • Destruction — The opposite of Challenge, here players are challenged to destroy blocks and just clear the screen. In this mode, Wild blocks open a whole wall of Destruction Hazards.
  • Zen — Like Challenge, but the difficulty never increases.
  • Puzzle — 150 levels where players are given a set of blocks that must be cleared with only a few moves–the first 40 are cleared with only one move! A solutions guide is offered as a DLC package.
  • Story — Story mode pits players against five jerk aliens in an alien abduction scenario! Having reached the limits of what “traditional probing” can teach them, they now test abductees. This mode gives players specific tasks to complete for each level.

On top of this, GravBlocks contains 80 Achievements, which are tied to over a dozen unlockables, as well as online leaderboards for Challenge and Zen modes!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel I3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
    Minimum:
    • OS: 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics 4000
    Recommended:
    • OS: 12.04
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460
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Overall:
Mixed (7 reviews)
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:TF: Rosgoth
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
A entertaining experience.

The inclusion of a manual is great thing. It explains in detail how the controls are setup and what each diffent mode is and how they play. For a match 3 puzle game it is one of the best I have played and for $3.99 I cant argue with the price. Zen mode is truly like crack.

Manual Below
http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/403300/manuals/GravBlocks_Manual.pdf?t=1450275074

Pros
- Lots of gameplay modes
- Many control options
- Plenty of achievments

Cons
- Graphics could be better
- Mouse controls on menus can be a bit finicky
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PEET
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
A good idea, poorly executed. Weak controls, bad art and UI. This game could and should be good. It just needs a complete presentation overhaul.
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TDGuy
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
First, let me point out that the game is a simple match 3+ game with objectives to complete the level. If you like that kind of game I would still recommend not playing this game.

1. The controls are not easy. You don't know what buttons to push initially without randomally hitting buttons (this is for keyboard and mouse)

2. There are no tutorials to speak of, so you are muddling through the game half blind.

3. If you want to change the keyboard controls, the naming scheme is hard to understand with the tags in the game (what is the "A" button)

Because of these issues, I cannot recommend this game. If those were fixed then I will review the game again and make my decision at that time.
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romerodawn
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
It may not be the prettiest puzzle game out there, but the gameplay is solid and even more, addictive. Should've called Zen Mode "Crack Mode" instead. Can be crazy challenging.
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ARKFLASH
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
Pure ♥♥♥ garbage. It put me to sleep in less than 5 minutes. But hey it's actually a game unlike Death tractor.
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psyGressiw
( 40.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
Steam definetly needs "Full mouse and keyboard support" tag.

The first issue i've came upon was main menu. I wasn't able to switch the selected item. You have to imitate tap and slide with mouse. Then ingame i wasn't able to just quit to main menu by hitting escape! WTF, why the hell i'm supposed to just randomly hit all the buttons to figure that out? Also whole lot of buttons do nothing when you try to click them and you're forced press "enter" or "whitespace". The damn interface is just a mess. I will not mention that it replaced all buttons with controller notations that i wasn't using.

Backgrounds are damn awful, come on, they are so low res it hurts.

Also game doesn't bother explaning it's base gameplay mechanics. Why the hell i had to wait 10 minutes for the first bomb to complete level objectives? You need some kind of tutorial that explains that you can accelerate time and get multipliers by changing gravity without destroying any blocks.

The game itself is not that bad, puzzles are pretty satisfying, but all of the above leaves me no options but to negative vote it.
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masterhawk88
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
A good case of simple to learn hard to master. This is a simplistic match 3 time waster, with a nice twist. The level challenges are a good way to keep things interesting and add more difficulty, and gravity shifting mechanic means your lovely stratigy to get that nice big combo can be screwed up, or even made avaliable by those fun little blocks.

Nice varity in game types, and unlike any match three you'll find on facebook, you're never halted from that "one more turn" you want.

I reccomend this to anyone who'se looking for something simple yet challenging.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
A good case of simple to learn hard to master. This is a simplistic match 3 time waster, with a nice twist. The level challenges are a good way to keep things interesting and add more difficulty, and gravity shifting mechanic means your lovely stratigy to get that nice big combo can be screwed up, or even made avaliable by those fun little blocks.

Nice varity in game types, and unlike any match three you'll find on facebook, you're never halted from that "one more turn" you want.

I reccomend this to anyone who'se looking for something simple yet challenging.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Steam definetly needs "Full mouse and keyboard support" tag.

The first issue i've came upon was main menu. I wasn't able to switch the selected item. You have to imitate tap and slide with mouse. Then ingame i wasn't able to just quit to main menu by hitting escape! WTF, why the hell i'm supposed to just randomly hit all the buttons to figure that out? Also whole lot of buttons do nothing when you try to click them and you're forced press "enter" or "whitespace". The damn interface is just a mess. I will not mention that it replaced all buttons with controller notations that i wasn't using.

Backgrounds are damn awful, come on, they are so low res it hurts.

Also game doesn't bother explaning it's base gameplay mechanics. Why the hell i had to wait 10 minutes for the first bomb to complete level objectives? You need some kind of tutorial that explains that you can accelerate time and get multipliers by changing gravity without destroying any blocks.

The game itself is not that bad, puzzles are pretty satisfying, but all of the above leaves me no options but to negative vote it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
First, let me point out that the game is a simple match 3+ game with objectives to complete the level. If you like that kind of game I would still recommend not playing this game.

1. The controls are not easy. You don't know what buttons to push initially without randomally hitting buttons (this is for keyboard and mouse)

2. There are no tutorials to speak of, so you are muddling through the game half blind.

3. If you want to change the keyboard controls, the naming scheme is hard to understand with the tags in the game (what is the "A" button)

Because of these issues, I cannot recommend this game. If those were fixed then I will review the game again and make my decision at that time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
A good idea, poorly executed. Weak controls, bad art and UI. This game could and should be good. It just needs a complete presentation overhaul.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Pure ♥♥♥ garbage. It put me to sleep in less than 5 minutes. But hey it's actually a game unlike Death tractor.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
A entertaining experience.

The inclusion of a manual is great thing. It explains in detail how the controls are setup and what each diffent mode is and how they play. For a match 3 puzle game it is one of the best I have played and for $3.99 I cant argue with the price. Zen mode is truly like crack.

Manual Below
http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/403300/manuals/GravBlocks_Manual.pdf?t=1450275074

Pros
- Lots of gameplay modes
- Many control options
- Plenty of achievments

Cons
- Graphics could be better
- Mouse controls on menus can be a bit finicky
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
It may not be the prettiest puzzle game out there, but the gameplay is solid and even more, addictive. Should've called Zen Mode "Crack Mode" instead. Can be crazy challenging.
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