Squirbs is a challenging puzzle-platformer in which you control two cute blue Squirbs simultaneously with one set of controls. Looking for an awesomely difficult game? That's Squirbs.
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Mixed (15 reviews) - 53% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (62 reviews) - 53% of the 62 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 6, 2016

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“Squirbs is a little gem that sits on the Steam store without much fanfare or attention given to it, partly thanks to the bigger, more budget-backed releases, and that’s a shame because what’s on offer here is a fun, challenge-infused platformer that oozes charisma and creativity”
8/10 – GamersFTW - Martin Segarra

“The solution to some stages is quite obvious but it may still end up taking you thirty-odd tries to get there, while others will have you convinced they're impossible, but it's a well-crafted and addictive game which I've enjoyed a lot.”
8/10 – Red Parsley

About This Game

Squirbs is a challenging puzzle-platformer in which you control two cute blue Squirbs simultaneously with one set of controls.

Squirb shattered the Universe Crystal splitting himself into two seperate Squirbs. Now both Squirbs must journey through dense forests, underground caves, snowy mountains and a magical castle in order to collect each crystal fragment and set the universe back to normal.

Squirbs combines solid platforming controls and mechanics with awesome puzzles but with a twist. You control two characters at the same time. You can't just jump around and get to the end, you must watch both characters and ensure every movement you make won't be certain doom for either Squirb.


- 100+ single player levels - Easy to insanely challenging
- Online Co-op - 20 Specifically designed co-op levels
- Four environments - Forest, Underground, Snow and Castle
- Wide variety of mechanics that provide new challenges as you progress
- Steam Trading Cards
- Achievements
- Awesomely difficult levels
- Cute Squirbs!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core Series CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core Series CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 950/AMD R7 250
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Absolute pile of ♥♥♥♥ tbh
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Squirbs is, pretty addictive and the simultaneous controls makes it a unique game. The controls and mechanics work well, allowing it to create interesting puzzles where you would have to think from both Squirbs' perpectives. The first few levels start off easy, to give the player a sense of the game. The 'deaths' remind me a little of the 'bloody trapland' game as more and more blood is splattered onto the ground.

The later levels, as mentioned by other players, start to rely more on your control over the Squirbs in order to complete it. It does provide a great challenge (mentioned in the description) to the player and could be pretty frustrating.

If you like difficult platformer/puzzle games (with more of an emphasis on the platformer portion), I would definitely recommend this game.
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42 of 71 people (59%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I really like the concept here. I've played other games with the two character at once concept (Brothers for example) and this game pulls it off very well.

I can't recommend this game due to its overly touchy difficulty level. I don't enjoy figuring out a puzzle within 30 seconds and then spending 20 minutes dying over and over to actually pull it off. Lemmings suffered from thsi issue too. After a while the difficulty is more about incredibly precise inputs instead of actually using your brain.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Addictive two (twin) character puzzler game. Need to move both characters through traps obstacles, using the obstacles to make one character to the goal, then keeping that character from hitting traps, whilst the other character completes goal. Its a simple very simple game, but very challenging and addicting. . . with achievements to boot, you cant go wrong for a few dollars. Go get this game its a lot intelligent mindnumbing fun.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Excellent game! A few minor things I didn't enjoy like getting killed on the top of spikes when they are facing the other way but that just adds to the challenge. Even though I'm not very good at it, the game is extremely challenging and tests your reflexes and will keep you sharp! I can definitely recommend this game!
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I bought this game on Itch and again on Steam simply because it's so addictive and the art is wonderful. I love the main character, it's so godamn cute and the idea of the game itself is great. And it works to perfection. The mechanics work very well and the difficulty curve of the game is executed amazingly. I found it easy to get into this game and as I progressed I found each level harder and harder as more mechanics we're introduced. This totally sold the game for me because it was very challenging but at the same time so fun to play! I'm happy to support the developers of this game and future content that they may release. Gimmie that pink Squirb aha. Great job.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Squirbs is a platformer with an interesting twist:
You control two characters at the same time, which will respond equally to your inputs. So if you jump, both characters jump, and if you move right, both characters move to the right. For each character, there is a crystal shard in each level, and you need to get very close to them with both characters at the same time to finish a level.

The levels can feature some simple puzzle elements like crates or switches, but usually the actual puzzle involves planning a path for both characters, moving one character freely while the other one is blocked by a wall, preventing one character from jumping by pressing <jump> while that character (but not the other one) is in the air, planning when to best switch your focus between both characters, and so on.
Later levels introduce teleporters, surfaces that influence your movement, and other interesting level elements.

The controls are responsive, and you move / stop as soon as you press or release a button or keyboard key. Jump height can be controlled precisely by releasing the <jump> button/key sooner or later. The only thing I don't like here is that you can't jump while holding <down>, but I only remember one level where that became relevant, and I beat it after adapting my strategy.

So, is this a good game?
Well, I greatly enjoyed this game, and would definitely answer that with a 'yes' for me! :)
However, there are two important things to consider:

1) The platforming in this game becomes very technical / difficult starting after world 1 of 4, requiring you to make precise inputs in order to avoid a mistake that means instant death, so it becomes comparable to Super Robot Jump Jump, Super Meat Boy, I Wanna Be The Guy, the bonus levels in the Escape Goat games, or Kaizo Mario World. However, there are no hidden traps, and each level consists of a single screen and takes less than a minute (often only a few seconds) if you don't make any mistakes, so it's still very much doable for ambitious players.

2) The game is a bit unpolished: Gamepads are supported via XInput, but you can't navigate the options menu with a gamepad, or use it to skip a story screen that you will only see once / the intro screen. Also, if you have a smaller resolution (I think the game is designed with 1080p in mind), the downscaling doesn't look as nice as it could, and button icons or numbers are sometimes hard to recognize.
Another thing I noticed is that physics don't seem to be 100% deterministic on a slower PC, so it can happen that one character is a pixel further to the right than the other character after walking half a screen width, despite a symmetrical level layout. However, this was only rarely a cause for failing, so it was mostly negligible for me.
I was also a bit disappointed that there was no ending, but at least there's some satisfaction thanks to the achievements for completing it.

Some other reviewers claim that it becomes just mindless trial and error after some point. I can not confirm this: For example, the wall jump mechanics that can be found later are implemented in a clever way where you vertically jump if you press the jump button (no directional buttons required) while adjacent to a wall. A smart player will make use of the option to wall jump without moving the other character, while a player that relies on mindless trial and error will fail in many situations where such subtleties are relevant for success. So thinking is definitely rewarded. ;)


If you like frustratingly hard games and can look past those flaws, or like to try out games with an innovative concept, I think it's definitely worth it.

Also, if you waver because of the high difficulty, you can still consider picking it up and just play world 1 when the game is at a discount that justifies something between 30 minutes and an hour of playtime.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This is a very challenging puzzle game.
I just played it for an hour without even knowing. You can play this with friends and see who can complete levels in the least amount of attempts :O
I completed World 1 (forest) in the first 2 hours I played, and attempted World 2..
The game gets drastically harder lol. Good freaking luck completing it!

Death explosion is awesome, has cards, fun puzzle gameplay, only 6 bucks!
Get it if you enjoy a challenging puzzle-platformer.

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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
broken, black screen when i enter the game, there is so much risk because this game sometimes dont work
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 17
Product received for free
first of all it a platform game is not super fun is more like a rage game you die a lot in this game if you likes to be challenging. sometimes Squirbs go to black sceen is rare but can happen
final thoughts get it free or pay litte price don't buy it for 4,99€ too be honest don't buy it you wil get like 10 mines before you get board.
but i like it so it fine
gameplay here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju_xPjO7twQ
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xans o'clock
1.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
Damn she was riding and it started farting
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♥♥♥♥♥ was riding and she farted
Came to the party and she looking good
Got to the room and she licked it good
She pulled down her pants and I was like
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All I seen was her from behind
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♥♥♥♥♥ is you crazy
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I can't even finish this song cause I'm so ♥♥♥♥ing disgusted man
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0.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
I didnt know I was playing dark souls.
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Putt-Putt in my Butt-Butt please
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
Its like pokemon but for the PC
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
Well, I got two achievements for this one: "Died 10 times" & "Died 100 times". I didn't feel like pursuiting for "Died 1000 times" achievement. I feel it's just... pointless.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
Fell into a pit, game crashes 10/10 would squirbs again
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 20
Product received for free
This is one of those puzzle platformers where you control two Squirbs to get the crystal shards. You control them both at the same time and the levels do get progressively more intricate. I almost managed to finishthe first set of levels but I got stumped. If you are looking for another puzzle platformer think about snagging it on sale.
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