Bob has crashed on a strange planet, lost a bunch of parts for his ship and above all, is late for work! Find the lost parts and rebuild your ship along the way to solve challenging, physics-based puzzles. You can build your ship any way you like in the ship builder – try to find the coolest ship-design for the puzzle at hand!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (78 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 22, 2010
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"With 25 levels and achievements alike there is plenty to do here with this little downloadable title."
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“The music, the art, the gentle nature – it all creates a completely adorable experience. It’s a real treat.”
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About This Game

Bob has crashed on a strange planet, lost a bunch of parts for his ship and above all, is late for work!
Find the lost parts and rebuild your ship along the way to solve challenging, physics-based puzzles. You can build your ship any way you like in the ship builder – try to find the coolest ship-design for the puzzle at hand!

  • Rebuild your ship any way You like
  • Find the lost parts and tools for Your ship – You’ll need them to solve puzzles!
  • 25 Chapters of solid level design and clever puzzles
  • Many hours of replayability, with secrets, Achievements, Leaderboards and more

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1GB System RAM (2GB recommended with Vista/7)
    • Graphics: 128mb video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500MB of free space
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb video RAM and Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB free space
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Personal Rating: "Grab it during a sale"
Traditional Rating: 6/10
Genre: Puzzle Sidescroller

You take on the role of Bob - a young alien whose spaceship has fallen to pieces when he crash lands on a mysterious planet on route to work. Immediately tasked to explore and locate the pieces, it's up to the player to help Bob rebuild his little ship so that he can leave the planet.

What I enjoyed about Bob Came in Pieces is that as you locate pieces of your ship you will need to use them to build your ship into a variety of different ship designs in order to solve the planets various puzzles. The games music is outstanding and I remember just sitting there and listening to one particular levels tune repeat itself over and over again just because it was so lovely.

With 25 levels and achievements alike there is plenty to do here with this little downloadable title. My only gripe is the controls. They are incredibly finicky and often had me getting on the wrong side of irritated. After having tried both keyboard/mouse and controller combo I would say the controller is probably your best bet due to the analogous thumsticks making it far easier to fling and steer little Bob than the WSAD combination which in all honesty is a simply...a nightmare.

I enjoyed Bob Came in Pieces but I can't say it stands out as anything memorable or fantastic and for a simple little diversion it's fun but forgettable.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2013
Nice puzzle game. Also requires some skill to control the little ship.
But it's very, very short.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2011
Pre-Release Review
I don't recommend this. Most of the play time goes to putting your ship together for one 15 second puzzle, then spending another 5 minutes rebuilding it to make it past the next. Then again, it's probably more of a kid's "stick round peg into round hole" game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2011
Pre-Release Review
Belated review. This indie physics-based puzzle game is pretty fun. Your goal is to navigate a spaceship to the end of a level. Sure, it sounds easy enough, but there are always obstacles in your way. The main hook of the gameplay is mixing and matching parts on your spaceship in order to solve physics-based puzzles in each level (pushing and pulling objects, smashing through things, etc). I found the controls to be a bit touchy at times and wasn't a huge fan of the ship-building interface, but overall, there's not much bad to say about this game. Just go into it without any grand expectations. It's pretty laid back and is a nice way to kill a few hours. There are also a number of advanced levels available, in addition to the main story chapters, for those looking for a bit more challenge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
Bob - the game is as short as the name.
Bounce around finding parts to upgrade your ship and help you solve the challenges.
A simple story with clever physics puzzles, charming graphics and soothing music.

Recommended for smart kids of all ages and chimps with sticks.
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