Saira is a puzzle platformer with non-linear gameplay and a whole universe for you to explore. The game is heavily influenced by classic puzzle adventure games and uses a new unique graphical style combining high resolution photography into a lush and mysterious world.
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Saira is a puzzle platformer with non-linear gameplay and a whole universe for you to explore. The game is heavily influenced by classic puzzle adventure games and uses a new unique graphical style combining high resolution photography into a lush and mysterious world.
The eponymous Saira is a photographer who specializes in digitally capturing dangerous places and animals across the universe. For reasons unknown, she finds herself as the only remaining person in the entire galaxy. Saira has no weapons, she will use only her mind and agility to progress through seven star systems and over 60 well-crafted puzzles. Over two hours of originally-scored music will help her maintain focus and unlock one of six vastly unique endings.
  • Over 60 well-crafted puzzels.
  • A universe full of surprising creatures and locations for you to explore.
  • 11 layers of high definition parallax scrolling and a two hour soundtrack gives the universe of Saira it's unique atmosphere.
  • Non-linear gameplay
  • Multiple endings

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000 or later
    • Processor: 2.1Ghz or higher
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB for downloading the game + 200 MB for playing
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Quick review:

Short Verdict: A nice and FREE metroidvania/puzzle/platform game that will keep you entertained for a few hours. It may not be awesome and could feel somewhat like a game you'd play for free on any website (but, hey, it's free on Steam, too), but it's above average. If you like those genres, it's definitely worth checking! Again, it's free! ^_^

Pros:
  • Nice balance between puzzle, platform and exploration--each part nice in its way
  • It's free!
  • BGM is good and you may even change the radio station when travelling
  • Multiple endings
  • Even has a decent story going on

Cons:
  • Should have controller support
  • Many of the items you get are useless for the true ending
  • Although it has some charm, its graphics are a tad bit too simplistic for me
  • Waiting to move from one planet to the other doesn't make any sense
  • The pinball minigame they have available for you to play while waiting is meh

Bought on / for: The developer decided they were done making money with Saira, so it's now FREE on Steam. And I'd still buy it if I knew how the game was. If you also liked it, you could also buy their other games, like Knytt Underground and support them (still haven't played it, but already own it). The least I can do is recommend it to you guys and share their website.
Posted: August 27
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
A completely awesome, challenging, long-ish game. The controls are easy and responsive, the puzzles and the few time trials are fun, challenging, but completely possible if you put some effort into them, and for me, you just have to keep dieing and restarting, but never give up. Love the simple art-style, love the story, for how simple it may be, and even open ended. I cant wait till this has new scenes to continue the story, with new planets, puzzles, and challenges
Posted: August 7
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
In essence this game consists of complex jumps with little margin for errors, often with a countdown timer alongside it. Personally I don't like time trials based games, they're just too torturous.

Otherwise this is a simple but well made game.
Posted: August 10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Saira is a pretty cool indie platformer, its a good length aswell and it being free really is just the perfect combo. Saira has a few bugs with some graphics drivers and some resolution issues but they are tolerable, and I myself never had any crashing or other issues, though many folks who have played have had these above described issues.

Story wise Saira tells an interesting tale of teleportation gone wrong, is it timetravel, was it some type of natural disaster, what happened to the other humans? These are some of the questions you will ask yourself on your journy to fix up your ship and teleporter across the galaxy.

Overall though Saira offers a good deal of platformer and puzzle gameplay, there are multiple ending aswell though I haven ot experienced all of them. I recommend Saira to anyone looking for a free indie, platformer of puzzle game.
Posted: September 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
The athmosphere is very good, but some of the puzzles are killing me. It would be highly recommended, BUT if tricky puzzles easily frustrate you, or if you're not into platformers with hard to reach places then you probably wont enjoy it very much. I still recommend the game.

It's completely free and the developers cared enough about their work to create a beautiful platformer with tight controls and a fitting soundtrack, so you should try it. Higher degree of difficulty will please some and put off others.

Lack of in-game volume controls is a ridiculous oversight, but otherwise the game is without fault.

Posted: October 11
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
If this isn't just the neatest little game. Or I thought so at least. Definitely little though, but not too disappointingly so.
The platforming is really fun and smooth though, and can get pretty challenging at times, though not extremely so. And there's plenty of diversity, usually each planet has a different gimmick and often it's necessary to revisit areas in the same sector multiple times, since there's some minor puzzle elements involved.
The graphics are alright but not a huge factor of the game. The plot is kind of non-existent save for the intro and ending(s).
Worth checking out though I'd say, but probably on sale.
Posted: March 1
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