Lowglow - an audiovisual puzzle journey. Glowingly beautiful graphics combined with a dynamic audio environment make sure that Lowglow is an unforgettable, mind-bending experience for you!
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Very Positive (25 reviews) - 96% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (306 reviews) - 96% of the 306 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2015

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June 21

96% Positive rating! Huge thanks to all who have played Lowglow!

Greetings from the Dev team!

A Huge thanks from the development team to you, the players! We never even dared to hope for this positive reception. It has been awesome seeing so many people enjoy what we have created and we hope to be able to give you just as polished experiences in the future. We are a small indie studio and it forces us to fully focus on each project. We are happy to let you be the first to know that we have been hard at work creating something new for you guys! A whole new game that will be up to par with the standards we have set for ourselves and you have become accustomed to seeing from us.

Thank you all and keep on gaming!
Team Rockodile

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February 18

New Update!

Lowglow gets some updates that the community has been asking for.

There is now a text under each level indicating if you have passed under the maximum line limit! Unfortunately this feature cannot see if you have done this already but will track it from now on!
Thank you for the suggestion @Inspiral

There are also some corrections made to the story and bug fixes.

- Miika
Game Designer

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Reviews

“It looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and does a remarkable job of simultaneously teasing, goading, and soothing me via its steadily challenging puzzles.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Lowglow is a somewhat soothing yet still challenging puzzler with a unique approach and feel.”
4/5 – Twinfinite

About This Game

Lowglow - an audiovisual puzzle journey.

-Beautiful graphics that play with glow and darkness like no other game before.
-Tranquil ambient musics combined with dynamic sfx create a soothing and engaging gameplay experience.
-As the game progresses it offers the player lots of different mechanics, keeping the gameplay fresh.
-All of this is being tied together with a story that takes the player on a journey to save the realm of Umbralite.
-Be warned! You will forget the surrounding world when you get sucked into the Lowglow!

Features

The game includes over 100 mind-bending levels. The gameplay is physics driven and plays with different gravitations, pushes, pulls and portals for starters. You are an astral light drop in the endless sea of darkness, trying to bring shine where it's needed the most.


Each set of levels has a strong theme where the coloring, audio and mechanics vary greatly. The levels have lots of weird mechanics that are sure to keep you entertained throughout the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Pako
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Great game
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VahidSlayerOfAll
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
grab it on sale
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Not Russian
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
I love it, it's tricky.
graphics are good,
controls are great.
and most of all,
it's enjoyable

8/10
Could be some story changes though.
that's why it gets 8/10 from me.
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Brandon
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Cute, relaxing puzzle game. It was definitely a huge challenge, but kept me hooked.
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Olympic Dumpster Diver
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Excellent for what it is. An audiovisual puzzle experience. The game is entirely about using angles of impact and acceleration of these little "droplets" of light. The game makes clever use of the augmentation of gravity, singularities and portals to make for at least 7 hours of individually challenging puzzles. However, you can easily break 10 hours if you're striving for those achievements.

The echoing, tranquil visuals and audio make for a relaxing environment, especially for some of the more challenging levels. Excellent job.

As far as the little storyline that goes along with it, it's lacklustre. Although it certainly makes for a story, you can tell the developer didn't lose much sleep on it.

At $3 on sale, I don't feel I could have found a much better puzzle game. At some point I'll probably play it again :)

Puzzles: 9/10
Audio: 9/10
Visuals: 10/10

Thanks for the experience.
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boyla002
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
This game was great! Fun graphics and story line. I was looking for a fun puzzle game and this did not let me down. Love to know if there will be a sequal.
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NS Plover
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
I like puzzle games of this sort - and this one is very well done. Lovely relaxing music and nice visual effects.
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O.G. Mental
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Lowglow is a great, fun, and simple puzzle game. I enjoy all the different colors and sounds in the game, I definately reccomend this game
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Beridok
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Amazing relaxing 'puzzle' game.
Simple rules. Logical results. Calm music.
It has story but it's very "meh" part of the game.

And I got it for free...
If it's on heavy sale, just grab it!
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MITODABADEE
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
This game is very relaxing and fun. The sound of the game is really good. If a second one is made (even though the current game is perfect) it would be nice to have surround sound support e.g. things that happen at the top of the screen come out the centre speaker and things at the bottom of the screen come out of the side/rear speakers. I would buy a second version of this game if it was exactly the same but with different levels.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Amazing relaxing 'puzzle' game.
Simple rules. Logical results. Calm music.
It has story but it's very "meh" part of the game.

And I got it for free...
If it's on heavy sale, just grab it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This game is very relaxing and fun. The sound of the game is really good. If a second one is made (even though the current game is perfect) it would be nice to have surround sound support e.g. things that happen at the top of the screen come out the centre speaker and things at the bottom of the screen come out of the side/rear speakers. I would buy a second version of this game if it was exactly the same but with different levels.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Lowglow is a great, fun, and simple puzzle game. I enjoy all the different colors and sounds in the game, I definately reccomend this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
I like puzzle games of this sort - and this one is very well done. Lovely relaxing music and nice visual effects.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This game was great! Fun graphics and story line. I was looking for a fun puzzle game and this did not let me down. Love to know if there will be a sequal.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Excellent for what it is. An audiovisual puzzle experience. The game is entirely about using angles of impact and acceleration of these little "droplets" of light. The game makes clever use of the augmentation of gravity, singularities and portals to make for at least 7 hours of individually challenging puzzles. However, you can easily break 10 hours if you're striving for those achievements.

The echoing, tranquil visuals and audio make for a relaxing environment, especially for some of the more challenging levels. Excellent job.

As far as the little storyline that goes along with it, it's lacklustre. Although it certainly makes for a story, you can tell the developer didn't lose much sleep on it.

At $3 on sale, I don't feel I could have found a much better puzzle game. At some point I'll probably play it again :)

Puzzles: 9/10
Audio: 9/10
Visuals: 10/10

Thanks for the experience.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Nice little zen puzzle game, great audiovisual experience. The difficulty curve is pretty forgiving, but there have already been couple of levels that have needed couple more tries to make it work.

Some lines and selections of words seemed a bit out of place on the monologue that happens between zones, but overall the dialog seems fitting to the athmosphere.

The level editor isn't implemented yet to the game, but when it's ready, it might bring more longevity to the game.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
When I first saw “Lowglow” in the Upcoming section, I was impressed enough to take the relatively uncommon risk of posting its announcement in my Activity feed (an action that has bit me on my donkey on occasion.) This time I absolutely made the correct choice.

“Lowglow” is a casual, meditative puzzle game composed of colors, lights and sound. Lights fall from the “sky”, and must be guided by the player to that puzzle’s target, somewhere on the screen. This is done by placing, and angling, one or several “bouncy” lines. There is no time restraint, no rush (except for one specific achievement.) The lights fall, and bounce, and change direction and speed based on color and type of the object they contact. “Lowglow” is, in fact such a simple game, conceptually, that I find it difficult to produce an interesting review, though to not make the effort would be tragic.

Sometimes it seems the object of “Lowglow” isn’t necessarily to simply reach the target, but to create the most beautiful, and musical, pathway of flowing and singing lights in the process. I suspect there are “best” methods, but the presence of achievements based on supra-par success indicates that there are many, perhaps dozens, of winning choices for each level. This is also a strong indication of replayability. The line(s) must be placed and angled very precisely, so a knowledge of physics and Newton’s laws of gravity will certainly come in handy. Lines can very easily be placed, changed, moved and deleted. Controls could not be simpler.

I don’t know how long “Lowglow” gameplay lasts, but after about 2 hours I have only 2 of 12 achievements, so I suspect the increased difficulty of further levels will add quite a lot of time to game completion. (As levels are locked until accessed, I can’t speak further at this point.) As well, there is an editor in the works to add even more interest and wonder. Sometimes I find myself grinning from amazement at the complexity of a winning scene.

Along with “Lowglow” gameplay is a pleasant and entertaining story of exploration, and (one presumes) spiritual growth. While interesting to some, this can be easily skipped by those that wish, as it doesn’t seem necessary to the puzzle mechanics. The puzzle mechanics themselves seem to be such that as soon as it seems the game grows easy, something new is encountered that must be investigated thoroughly through vigorous investigation of the effects of gravity and propulsion.

“Lowglow” is a wonderfully entertaining game with a superior learning curve and significant challenges. It’s a bit more expensive than most conceptually similar puzzle games, but by no means excessively so, and quite possibly the editor will add completely new dimensions to explore. It can be played very easily while doing almost anything else that you may find to be of less interest (such as meetings or conversations.) At this stage I can only express a feeling that this game was created as a labor of love, and to play it is no labor at all.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
I had really good experience on my first two play sessions (2 hours or so).

Lowglow delivers what it promises, an artsy puzzle game. I personally like the the art and sound design. Some of the dialog is so-so but the atmospheric mumbling noises in the background help to mitigate that, once again a praise to the sound design.

The levels are not that hard at first, then they start to require quite a bit of trial and error to get it just right. It's fun as even a slight change in one of the lines can totally change the trajectory. Around the green area, some of the puzzles seem like impossible without using the help lines. Oh, and the feeling when you get a level completed off the bat by just drawing a single line, awesome.

So, the game has some bad moments but a lot more enjoyment than dissapointment. Totally worth the price if you enjoy puzzle games.
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