A crash landing on a world inhabited by bee-like lifeforms. Stranded, our hero must unravel the rules of this uncharted planet to find their way home.
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Very Positive (52 reviews) - 100% of the 52 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 12, 2016

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February 13

Live-Streaming Development of the Game

Hey guys! Today we're gonna be tackling some of the issues that have been reported lately, live on Twitch. If you want to come hang out and leave feedback or bug reports, ask questions or even just see how the game is developed, you are most welcome!

Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/2dheroes

We'll probably be live from now until around 4:00 PM PST!

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February 12

Aaand We're Live!

What an incredible journey it has been to bring this game from a small prototype to a full-fledged Steam release! My thanks go out to everyone who helped make this game possible - I couldn't have done it without you!

We've set up the game to be super extensible, so expect more features and content add-ons to come once we've recovered from this crazy launch window. :D

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About This Game

A crash landing on a world inhabited by bee-like lifeforms. Stranded, our hero must unravel the rules of this uncharted planet to find their way home.

Puzzle Platforming inspired by many of the great classics of the past. Carefully designed levels intended to provide an enjoyable difficulty curve. Meticulously-crafted pixel art creates a throwback to classic 16-bit aesthetics.

Based on a Flash game released in 2012, Recursion Deluxe has been rebuilt from the ground up in a new engine. This deluxe version features new puzzle mechanics, additional biomes, remastered original content, twice as many levels, new music and more!

Features

  • Classic Platforming - Overcome puzzles and challenging obstacles!
  • Choose Your Hero - Choose between the two heroes and unlock more as you progress.
  • Full controller support - Playable in Big Picture mode.
  • Pixel-Perfect Rendering - No rotating pixels or sub-pixel movements here!
  • Speed Running Love - Deterministic gameplay and ability to track the number of frames elapsed.
  • Level Editor - Design your own levels and share them with your friends!
  • Mod Support - Create and share your level packs with custom art and music assets.
  • Twitch Plays - Host the game on your Twitch account and have your followers control the game with chat commands.
  • Steam Integration - Cloud Saves and Trading Cards with more planned!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or newer
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: GPU with DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or newer
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: GPU with DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or SteamOS
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: GPU with DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (52 reviews)
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No3
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Cute platformer. I really liked it, its a must buy, especially with this price!
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BlueDahlia
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Recursion Deluxe is an incredible, yet very challenging, game.
I was drawn to this game immediately from a livestream I was watching on Twitch that had the gamedev as a guest, highlighting the game in a Groupees bundle. So, immediately I pre-purchased the bundle so I could have this game once it released ^_^
I've been following the game ever since, and was happy to watch the game progress. When the key was finally released through Groupees, just as I expected, I loved the game and the challenges it gives. The levels are so adorable, I absolutely love the artstyle and characters. There's quite a bit of trial and error to be had here. You will find yourself raging on some levels, and using the insta-kill control will become handy when you find yourself unable to finish a puzzle because you took the wrong path when doing the puzzles out of order, etc. (I actually didn't know about that control until I noticed the gamedev using it from his live streams).
This game is completely puzzle-driven, and there is not much story elements to it (given I have finished all but 3-4 levels on the last world so I have not completely finished the game), but that does not reflect any negative feelings towards how incredibly well this game is designed and the great variety of puzzles it offers. If you like a challenge that doesn't hand-hold you throughout the game, this is definitely worth picking up.

There is also more to RDX than meets the eye. There are the standard levels to play, but you can also create your own levels with a level creator. Once you launch the game, if you're on the latest version, you will be prompted with the option to create levels. Unfortunately, I have yet to mess around with it but once the community begins creating their own levels, this game will have an incredible amount of replayability.

I've heard about plans the gamedev has to expand the game as well in the future, so I will continue to follow the game and can't wait to see what's in store for this game in the future, as I would be thrilled with more content!
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On a completely different note, I am fairly new to PC gaming, so I wanted to use a controller to play this game. I only have an Xbox ONE controller however, so I did face some issues using it with this game. After reporting it to the gamedev, and having them look into the issue, it is definitely not an issue with this game.

If you have an issue using your Xbox One controller with RDX, I will leave the guide here that fixed the issues for me (that the gamedev kindly forwarded to me to help resolve the issues). I hope it can help others who face similar issues.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/317s9a/xbox_one_controller_not_working/
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Burning
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Awesome challenging puzzle platformer! Would get stung again 10/10!
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FRIEND BOX
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Recursion Deluxe is a super fun puzzle platformer. Its simple but clean design only adds to the charm of the game, and it has a joyous soundtrack that keeps you in high spirits even after you die from that darn bee AGAIN.

It's a great game to play, especially when you're a busy worker and only have time for a short break. This is your game.
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Cowtell
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
I won this game in a stream giveaway and I've played the game for awhile and it's quite fun. You might not become addicted to it but it's a very entertaining game and the puzzels get you thinking a bit at times.
Also did I mention the game has faces on the rocks and clouds? I think that's enough reason already to play the game.
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Matt Barker (RibbonLance)
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
I really love the feel of this platformer, it rises above the rest in almost every way. It's retro design and unique mechanics are amazing to mess around with, and although at times it gets frustrating, you always feel the need to try and beat that level!
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Brave Goose
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Recursion Deluxe introduces a very difficult combination of equal parts challenging and addicting! The puzzles in each level are very well thought out and it's very difficult to put down the game! I usually get frustrated pretty easily but there's something about this adorable game that keeps me coming back. <3 Highly recommend!
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Fleabum
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Retro graphics and old skool super addictive puzzle platformer. It gets so frustratingly annoying you just have to beat the level! Great work 2D Heroes and Ursa Games.

Being able to mod the game adds more longevity and the chance to unleash your creative side. Can you design the ultimate level to frustrate your friends?

I recommend you purchase this as it's the Civilization equivalent of the puzzle platformer genre, just ONE more go!
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SkyConnect
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
I love the soundtrack It fits perfectly with the game. The sprites were also great, and the gameplay was fun. I only played up to World 2 before writing this review but I found myself compeled to see World 1 through. I found it difficult to see the spikes at times, so I would recomment adding a greater constrast with them and their surroundings. Also I didn't feel that compeled to pick up the stars so mabye a reward such as a new character would make the player feel more atached to the game with a sense of greater progress.
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Shashwah
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Quite a good game, really fun gameplay; the controls can at time feel a little unfair and for lack of a better word, blocky. The artstyle and aesthetic work well to compliment the core gameplay.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Awesome challenging puzzle platformer! Would get stung again 10/10!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Recursion Deluxe is an incredible, yet very challenging, game.
I was drawn to this game immediately from a livestream I was watching on Twitch that had the gamedev as a guest, highlighting the game in a Groupees bundle. So, immediately I pre-purchased the bundle so I could have this game once it released ^_^
I've been following the game ever since, and was happy to watch the game progress. When the key was finally released through Groupees, just as I expected, I loved the game and the challenges it gives. The levels are so adorable, I absolutely love the artstyle and characters. There's quite a bit of trial and error to be had here. You will find yourself raging on some levels, and using the insta-kill control will become handy when you find yourself unable to finish a puzzle because you took the wrong path when doing the puzzles out of order, etc. (I actually didn't know about that control until I noticed the gamedev using it from his live streams).
This game is completely puzzle-driven, and there is not much story elements to it (given I have finished all but 3-4 levels on the last world so I have not completely finished the game), but that does not reflect any negative feelings towards how incredibly well this game is designed and the great variety of puzzles it offers. If you like a challenge that doesn't hand-hold you throughout the game, this is definitely worth picking up.

There is also more to RDX than meets the eye. There are the standard levels to play, but you can also create your own levels with a level creator. Once you launch the game, if you're on the latest version, you will be prompted with the option to create levels. Unfortunately, I have yet to mess around with it but once the community begins creating their own levels, this game will have an incredible amount of replayability.

I've heard about plans the gamedev has to expand the game as well in the future, so I will continue to follow the game and can't wait to see what's in store for this game in the future, as I would be thrilled with more content!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

On a completely different note, I am fairly new to PC gaming, so I wanted to use a controller to play this game. I only have an Xbox ONE controller however, so I did face some issues using it with this game. After reporting it to the gamedev, and having them look into the issue, it is definitely not an issue with this game.

If you have an issue using your Xbox One controller with RDX, I will leave the guide here that fixed the issues for me (that the gamedev kindly forwarded to me to help resolve the issues). I hope it can help others who face similar issues.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/317s9a/xbox_one_controller_not_working/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I really love the feel of this platformer, it rises above the rest in almost every way. It's retro design and unique mechanics are amazing to mess around with, and although at times it gets frustrating, you always feel the need to try and beat that level!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
I won this game in a stream giveaway and I've played the game for awhile and it's quite fun. You might not become addicted to it but it's a very entertaining game and the puzzels get you thinking a bit at times.
Also did I mention the game has faces on the rocks and clouds? I think that's enough reason already to play the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Recursion Deluxe is a super fun puzzle platformer. Its simple but clean design only adds to the charm of the game, and it has a joyous soundtrack that keeps you in high spirits even after you die from that darn bee AGAIN.

It's a great game to play, especially when you're a busy worker and only have time for a short break. This is your game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Recursion Deluxe introduces a very difficult combination of equal parts challenging and addicting! The puzzles in each level are very well thought out and it's very difficult to put down the game! I usually get frustrated pretty easily but there's something about this adorable game that keeps me coming back. <3 Highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Cute platformer. I really liked it, its a must buy, especially with this price!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
A really cute and nice game with a lots of fun and challange. I would recommend this game for everyone, who likes challanges, who isn't afraid of going for a level over and over again to beat his/her best time, or for even beat that ****ing level finally. I won't say it will be an easy game, sometimes you might want to kill every person involved in the making of this game, BUT it is a game what really worth to pick up.

Whats good in the game:
  • Challanging levels
  • Puzzle levels
  • Great enviroment and good looking levels
  • Several hours of gameplay
  • You can play the levels over and over again and it still not boring
  • Cute potato shaped bees
  • Some secret to discover
  • etc.

If you like indie games, or platform games, or want to rest from the other games, this is a good choice.
And with the developer daily streams well... almost daily everyone could feel they were part of the game making.

After this project the dev will probably have a lots of other project, so if you free definitely check that one out too!

10/10 would have this game again!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Recursion Deluxe is a quaint little 8-bit puzzle platformer. Gradually ramping up in difficulty over the course of 60 mind-bending levels (that I'm aware of at the time of this writing), the game utilizes gravity switching, reminiscent of parts of LIMBO, and other physics based game mechanics, to allow you to solve puzzles and reach the level exit. Along the way you'll try to avoid hungry zombies and angry bees (NOT THE BEES!), but clever players can not only avoid them, but dispatch them for good, making it much easier to finish the level. Recursion Deluxe should scratch your retro and masochistic itches in equal measure. RECOMMENDED!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game was absolutely amazing. I played this game for my Dev Support Saturday stream on Twitch, not knowing at all what to expect. Generally, I give these games 45 minutes tops, and then move on to the next game. Well, 45 minutes turned into 4 hours, and that turned into a beaten game, as I absolutely loved this game from start to finish.

The music is great, the level design is great, the platforming is great. And there's a ton of replayability. It's turned into honestly one of my favorite games in this genre, and that's saying quite a lot.

I give this 10 Llama Stars out of 9. Yep, out of 9.

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