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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"A truly unique open-world puzzle/platformer featuring a whole galaxy to explore! Use agility and photography to solve puzzles and unravel the story."
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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
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
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.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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.

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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
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
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
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.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Why is this game free?
Don't get me wrong, thanks very much for just giving it to me, but the Ferengi in me shudders to imagine all that lost profit. Considering the vast minefield of overpriced, underdeveloped trash floating around Steam's bargain bin, a game like this could easily fit into the more expensive end of the 'Under $10' bracket.
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The graphics are...basic, but pleasant. The gameplay is like the original Prince of Persia, if the prince didn't handle like a waterlogged Nash Rambler. The environments and story are immersive enough to be engaging; vague enough to be mysterious. The puzzles can be infuriating for just long enough to stay interesting, until epiphany strikes to leave you (well, me, at least) feeling brilliant and stupid in equal measure. Some of the background art is staggering in its implication, and - hey! - you can even take photos to remember it.

At the end of the day (or, rather, the end of the first hour I played), Saira strikes me as a hybrid of Myst and Braid, with some Tomb Raider mantling and wall-runs tossed in just for funsies.

Give me more...please? I might even pay for the sequel...
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I loved this game. It was a lot of fun! I'm hoping to see more episodes. Get on that!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I am usually one to write long and detailed reviews, but there's not much I can say for this game other than it is one of the few games I've ever played and considered perfect. Mind my game-time, as I had this non-Steam prior. I can confidently recommend this hidden gem to ANYBODY, it's just stellar in every aspect and deserves the worlds attention. A truly terrific title.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
One of the super pretty games.
I really like the scenes and the puzzles
I do highly reccomend this game to people
who like adventurous games like this :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
It's free to play, and it's good, so why not?
puzzles are somewhat interesting
if you like puzzle game; there's 0 reason not to try this game out
seriously.
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23 of 45 people (51%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
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.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
good puzzle exploration game!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Hardly to play
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Nice graphics and relaxing music, minigames are quite good,

You cannot change the key bindings and are stuck using the arrow keys.
Screen resolution is bad on full screen (black borders).
Very easy to lose interest in this game as it is aimed for a more younger audience.

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Dude, it's pretty neat.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Interesting little puzzle platformer. Only 4-5 hours long.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
With very clever puzzles, lots of jumping skills and a beautifully designed world, this indie tittle will push your mind and reflexes to the limit!
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
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.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Saira is, at its very core, an exploration platformer.

Treat it as such, and make sure you set up some good keybinds - I ended up fanagling a controller setup with the game, as I was disappointed with the default keyset. (Seriously, who binds jump to S?)

Very open, and many of the puzzles suggest that you should know something you don't. If you're prone to ragequits, don't bother.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2012
Was a promising title, but far too short. The full game only includes 'episode 1,' and the developer doesn't plan to finish the story. The level/campaign editor is incredibly difficult to learn and the developer offers no guides or help, so custom content is nonexistant.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2011
В принципе отличная игра, своебразный квест с интересным развитием.)
Советую поиграть
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