Discover a new way to match blocks in this otherworldly, Zen-like, relaxing puzzle experience. Lucid is the world's first Match-All puzzle game, in which you clear areas by combining all the blocks of an area. Enjoy the stunning visuals and relaxing sound effects as you make combos and hunt for the next perfect area to clear.
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Mostly Positive (174 reviews) - 76% of the 174 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 19, 2011

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Discover a new way to match blocks in this otherworldly, Zen-like, relaxing puzzle experience. Lucid is the world's first Match-All puzzle game, in which you clear areas by combining all the blocks of an area. Enjoy the stunning visuals and relaxing sound effects as you make combos and hunt for the next perfect area to clear. Gain score multipliers by chaining Color-Tasks and earn Lucid-Blocks to use later on for clearing up the whole playfield to get you out of a tough situation. Come up with new strategies to get high-scores. Earn additional special Area-bonuses for square shaped areas, inside the group you have cleared.

Key features:

  • Unique Match-All Gameplay
  • Achievements
  • Amazingly detailed colorful animations
  • Relaxing Zen-like ambient music
  • 55 Levels with unlimited replay value
  • Supports up to five player profiles to save your progress
  • Play for high-scores or just relax and get into the zone

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 at 1GHz
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for XP, 3GB or more for Windows Vista and Windows 7)
    • Hard disk space: 40MB of Hard Drive Space
    • Video: DirectX 7.0 Compatible or higher
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound chip or onboard audio capability with the latest sound drivers
    • DirectX®: DirectX 7.0
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I was supplied with this key by the developer, this however did not affect the review.

If you’re looking for a change of page in your gaming style or are already a fan of matching games, Lucid may be the title for you to pick up. The game is simple to get into and learn, offering some mental relaxation as well. There is no story, no bells and whistles or anything of the sort. It’s a matching game where you have to meet certain requirements to clear each level and progress through the game’s fifty-five levels.

Unlike other matching games, this isn’t a match three. You can match two or more colored blocks to have whatever size combo you desire. Using the mouse, you draw lines connecting the blocks you want to erase from the field, something I imagine would be good on a touchscreen device. The issue I had with the gameplay was that you had to connect the blocks of the same color together, you couldn’t skip one. It’s not a huge deal but when the blocks fall randomly it made it harder to set up combos. The game also has “Lucid blocks” which, when used, will clear the board, either helping you out of a tight situation or ruining a set up you had in the works.

Despite the game mechanics trying to be different than other popular matching games, Lucid isn’t really that difficult. You can easily get through half of the game before ever reaching a speed bump. The game also doesn’t offer any other modes of play, once you’ve beaten the main fifty-five levels that’s it. There is also no level select if you want to go back and replay a level. The game keeps score for you but the score has no effect on the game and there is no leader board so I’m not sure of the purpose. The title does have achievements on Steam if you hunt for those.

The visuals are trippy, the music is trippy as well, it honestly feels like a psychedelic trip the entire time. While not the best game of its kind, it’s a fun time-killer. I would recommend grabbing it on sale or in a bundle, the lack of other features or modes really limits the lifespan of this game. It’s a small fish in a big pond, the matching genre is very saturated and Lucid could do better. But, it does what it can decently enough.

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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
Art style and presentation is trippy and honestly very interesting.

Gameplay-wise, it’s one of the more terrible puzzle games I’ve played. In this game, you have to clear regions of same-color blocks, like SameGame, but with the baffling restriction that you can only clear a region if you can draw a path through every block. This leaves your options severely limited at all times.

With such limited options for moves, it’s next to impossible to set up any big combos or get out of trouble on purpose (about on par with Bejeweled / Candy Crush), and in the cases you do, the game could drop a Lucid block in the middle of it (which are supposed to be rewards) and force you to reset the board, destroying what you built.

Starting level layouts seem to be hand-designed, but random skyfalls and target colors mean it doesn’t really matter.

Competitively, there are no game mechanics in place to prevent you from playing a level forever for unlimited score, except that getting stuck with no possible moves will zero your score. At about level 48, there’s a sudden difficulty spike as all objectives require regions of 3 or more, so playing through all 55 levels without getting a Game Over is highly unlikely. Oh, and no leaderboards!

For a game that tries to sell itself as relaxing, it’s a bit too far on the frustrating and stressful side, and certainly not something you can zone out to while playing. Achievement hunters should probably grab it on sale, as it’ll be in your 100% trophy case in a few mere hours, but for casual or hardcore puzzle fans, there’s so many better options out there.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Not lucid dreaming but close enough to freeze my mind.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2011
Although the music is quite soothing, this is your typical run of the mill block matching game. The goal is to get a specific number of tasked blocks to clear a level. Each task requires you to make color blocks which pushes up your multiplier. If you don't follow the task, the multiplier drops back to zero. Lucid blocks can clear the field, but they are worth crazy points at the end of a level if you don't use them. It's kind of counter intuitive in that the point system is really about pushing up the multiplier rather than going for the largest color blocks. Keep your blocks small and you push up the multiplier to the point where the lucid blocks end up counting for tens of millions of points each.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2013
It's a good time sink for a very simple and relaxing game. 12 HOURS?!?! Wow, I believe I played this game way too much! Blame the player? No, I blame the game for being so addictingly simple and fun!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2012
A mediocre puzzle game and one of the most boring I've ever played. With almost all of the achievements, I gave it a good shot. Every level is the same in that you draw lines over adjacent jelly cubes of the same color to make them disappear and to fill up a gauge to move on to the next level.

By matching cubes, you score points and there is also a goal color displayed that you should match to increase your score multiplier. In Tetris fashion, you're shown what cube color is coming up next. The only problem is that your score is meaningless since there are no leaderboards. Difficulty never ramps up much and the game remains far too easy and repetitive. Not even a timed mode or any challenges or unlockables. Pick any other puzzle game and you'll have more fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2014
Lucid is a tile matching puzzle game where you draw a line on the tiles you want to match. It isn't the greatest tile matching puzzle game out there. The mechanics aren't that great and the game only support low resolutions. Unless you played the best tile matching puzzlers to death and want something else I can't recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
A little bit fun, but not enough to be called a good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Lucid is definitely not a good investment, the game being way too lazy, there's abolutely no fun playing it. To sum up how it goes:

From level 1 to 40, it's almost impossible to lose, the game being poorly balanced, you clear levels as you go, without being trully able to understand how score works. There's no challenge at all, making it boring as hell.

Once you reach levels 40+, the difficulty increases in such a ridiculous way, having you spending more time on the last 3 levels than you did on the first 52. Clearly, you'll get the meaning of the word "frustration" on these ones.

On top of that, devs had the good idea to place a "delete save" button next to the start button, without any confirmation being asked. How clever !!!!

One of the worst Match-3 games I ever played.
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KarmageddonGR
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
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Morphy
30.9 hrs
Posted: September 2
A fairly boring gem matching type game. Didn't find it of any real interest or enjoyment.
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NoPantsBatman
11.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
This is a fun game to play, either if you don't know what else to play or just because you actually have fun playing it
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Seneschul
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
Dime-a-dozen puzzler. Nothing to recommend it really. Good graphics, but the base unit of puzzle is flawed in this game, easily wedging you into crappy dead ends.
I hate puzzlers.
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osirish
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 7
This is a "match 3" game that does exactly what it says on the store page so anyone expecting more is going to disappointed.
It's relaxing, the graphic style is interesting, it's not difficult, the music is ambient, and if the announcer is real, I'd marry her for that voice alone!
You play for high scores, and that's pretty much it.

The gameplay is shallow. There is no sense of progression. It's pretty much the same levels over and over.

If you are looking for a similar game with 100% more depth, content, and is cheaper (at the time of this review) check out Heroes of Hellas 3 .... but regardless, I can't thumbs down a game that delivers exactly what was promised, even though I won't be playing it again.
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Meister_Leuchte
8.4 hrs
Posted: June 5
if you like this kind of game or just need to kill some time then picking this one up certainly is no bad idea.

the start and middle are pretty easy and relaxing but towards the end it gets really challenging. you may even rage now and then because luck is just as important as skill. a new block of the wrong color in the wrong spot can easily ruin the most cunning plan while at the same time some good luck can help you turn the worst mess into a glorious victory. but you better don't count on that happening regularly.

someone called it 'technically aged' and that's a nice way to say it. it's no UE4 but graphics and sound get the job done.

it took me 8 hours to complete the game and get all the achievements and while it is a decent game it wont stop me from uninstalling now and probably never playing it again.
so many games, so little time...and it's almost steam sale. again!
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Marona
7.3 hrs
Posted: May 15
A small puzzle game where you must match two or more blocks in a perfect line. This game has a psychedelic layout with a lot of ambience and relaxation.

The only problem I have with this game is that I wish it had a "casual" stage just for playing and not scoring, like Bejeweled has. The only games it has is in level form. Overall, a not bad game.
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TuhmaTiikeriくぽ
8.1 hrs
Posted: May 15
Nice time killer when bored
Needs some features including lvl selector and confirmation for deleting save file
3/10 overall rating
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