Wrap your way to bliss in Zen Bound 2, the unique down-tempo indie game! This is a different gaming experience: an opportunity to slow down, zone out and focus on a task that’s challenging but not stressful, a set of gentle puzzles for the mind and fingers to solve.
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Wrap your way to bliss in Zen Bound 2, the unique down-tempo indie game! This is a different gaming experience: an opportunity to slow down, zone out and focus on a task that’s challenging but not stressful, a set of gentle puzzles for the mind and fingers to solve.

The goal of the game is to paint wooden sculptures by wrapping them in rope - a task that may sound simple but has surprising complexity. Each of the levels presents a spatial puzzle that becomes obvious through inspection. Some levels feature paint bombs that are helpful in covering complex areas of the object.

Zen Bound 2 is a calm and meditative gameplay experience, with tactile, dusty visuals and a sublime, enveloping soundtrack by the sensational electronic artist ‘Ghost Monkey’.

Key features:

  • Multi-touch controls for object manipulation on Macs with multi-touch trackpads
  • Over 100 levels
  • Multiple gameplay modes with paint bombs
  • 45-minute soundtrack from ‘Ghost Monkey’
  • Beautiful high definition visuals

Systémové požadavky

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: 1.6+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 with shader model 3 required, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Nvidia 6000-series or better
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Any Intel CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 or better
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Controller: Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Trackpad recommended
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1.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 12. října 2014
Příjemná odpočinková hra, ale pozdější úrovně už dají člověku zabrat.
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177 z 233 osob (76%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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2.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 15. října 2014
Made my girlfriend interested in bondage. 10/10
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17 z 18 osob (94%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. října 2014
Zenbound 2 is a puzzle game which provides you with a rope and an object, and you are asked to wrap the rope around the object. Wherever the rope touches, a 'halo' of paint is applied, and the main goal is to cover as much of the object in paint as possible. Pins or nails are sometimes placed at strategic locations which can make the task easier or harder, based on your point of view.

Though at times, it can be frustrating to get the rope to stick or slide where and when you want it to, this is an engaging and brain-bending puzzle game. There are numerous solutions to each puzzle because of the nature of the paint mechanic, but as the difficulty increases, the objects get more complex, and the rope gets shorter, you have to carefully plan your paths to make sure that full contact is made at the right depth levels before you move to other areas.

100% completion is impossible, so if you strive for that satisfaction, don't search for it here. Casual puzzle gamers and people looking to burn 15-20 minutes at a time will love this.
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12 z 14 osob (86%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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1.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. října 2014
Ok, so I'll just say it: It's Shibari, if Shibari meant covering inanimate objects with paint via clever use of a limited expanse of rope.

That about sums it up. The minimal look and feel of the game is to my taste when it comes to relaxing/casual stuff - though the CONSTANT sound of the straining rope can be a bit overbearing, on the whole it's a mellow and almost contemplative little game.

An interesting change from the usual casual puzzler, if you're looking for something a bit different.
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7 z 8 osob (88%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 14. ledna
With its simplistic design and elegant Asiatic music you would think this is a soothing game. To me it is an intense mindbending challenge! The object of the game is to get 100% coverage of a carved wooden shapes by wrapping it in as little of your length of rope as possible. The rope is tied to one nail and you must tie it off (touch) to the finishing nail after getting at least the minimum amount of coverage. The shapes and difficulty increase as you go. It is really a wonder to me the amount of control you have moving the shape around as you work to wrap the rope around it. It is extremely fluid. If you are in the mood for something different, requiring mindfulness, and challenging then this is for you.
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5 z 5 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
16.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 29. října 2014
Calm and thoughtful puzzler with a nice easy learning curve.
Zen Bound 2 can be relaxing or incredibly frustrating, and has something for both casual puzzle players and 100% completionists. Open level select and beautiful paint effects make it visually appealing, while gentle music adds a soothing touch.
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4 z 4 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
4.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. ledna
Beautiful game. It's tricky and you have to be good with your mouse and understanding 3D perspective, but good when you need to just relax and have a zen moment.
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6 z 8 osob (75%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
0.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. listopadu 2014
Possibly the sexiest game I own. Very relaxing and calming. Even if your mind can't handle a puzzle, the sound of the rope tightening and the paint splatters is enough to justify buying it. Serously. It is fantastic. Seriously.
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5 z 7 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
4.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 15. října 2014
Game for when you don't know what you want to play or you are seriously bored.
It is a relaxing game wich is almost like watching tv, you can be braindead and still find this entertaining.

I would recommend it since I got it for a dollar but I don't know if you will be just as happy if you pay more... The choice is up to you!
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6 z 10 osob (60%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. října 2014
I'll give it a thumbs up for originality, but the game is far from perfect. In fact, if it wasn't released years ago, I'd think this game was in early access...

Let's get the good parts out of the way first: it's relaxing, plays reasonably well and has great music. And (as said) is pretty original, which means a lot. It has that typical "one more" sort of thing going on.

The bad part about it is that it makes mistakes that could've been (or even should have been) avoided. The main part: the intro. Yes, I get that it's going for a minimalistic approach. But a simple meter that displays which percentage you've 'covered' isn't too much to ask for, right? Or a visual feedback that you've completed the level.
Even more bothersome is that you have to actually exit the level to see which percentage you actually covered. Or whether you did reasonable, okay or great (not unimportant, as you need to know that for unlockable future things). There's no tutorial either. On one hand, it's not like this game is hard to wrap your head around, but nothing at all is just not enough.
And I'd love it if there were some options on the screen. It's like the only keyboard button to be used is 'escape' (which you'll need to press once you finished a level if you want to actually do anything but admire your wrapped present). I only accidentally stumbled upon the 'restart' option, and I think I'd rather have a rewind and forward button with it...though that may have been too hard to implement. Same for my wish to temporaly turn the object to glass and make anything but 20 cm of rope invisible...I'm sometimes just binding in the blind.
One thing that really shouldn't be that hard is an option to zoom in and out. For the same reasons already mentioned.
EDIT: just noticed that there's some sort of bug...there actually IS a percentage meter, as well as an indication of length. It's just not displayed on my monitor by default for some reason (I get it by alt-tabbing out of the game and then back in again...which for some reasons causes me not to be able to start a level :-\ ). Rather than deleting the above, I'll mention it. Perhaps my 1920x1080 resolution is to blame? :-\


Wow...seems like my last paragraph is quite a lot longer than my previous one. Don't let that fool you, though. I gave it a thumbs up for a reason: the game is certainly fun to play. And despite the mentioned quirks, you actually feel like you're in control of what you're doing. Which is something that isn't that common with 3D puzzlers...
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
4.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 18. října 2014
Finally, a puzzle game that is difficult but doesn't make me want to punch the monitor. You wrap rope around different shaped things and try to cover as much as possible, there's other mechanics added in, and it's ridiculously addictive. One problem for me though is that, for some reason, sound effects keep cutting out halfway through, but I'm sure it's either a result of my probably mediocre sound card or a bug I will get around to working out.
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
6.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. ledna
Zen Bound 2 is a puzzle game different from any other I've played so far, it's a refreshing look on the genre. There are ten trees with a few sculptures each, your goal is to wrap these with a limited amount of rope. On a few levels the rope paints the sculpture as its being wrapped, on others there are paint balls tied to the rope that pop when enough pressure is put onto them and on others there are paint balls on a few spots on the sculpture that you need to pop in order to spread the paint. After you finish a tree you get its butterfly, getting the ten butterflies is the equivalent to finishing the game. Though the credits wont be forced on you, you can see them if you click on 'credits' in the menu. I got the game for free, but I'll be sure to gift it to a few friends as it's well worth the price, even though it's somewhat short. I give it an 8/10.
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. ledna
As the name suggests, it's pretty zen.

It's a beautiful, original puzzle game. It's relaxing and not frustrating (like a lot of puzzle games tend to get). Certainly fun for 15 minutes of downtime here and there.
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2 z 3 osob (67%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 7. listopadu 2014
Creative first but then boring, Good for less than 1 dollar.
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2 z 3 osob (67%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
1.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 28. ledna
this game can twist your eyes & your Brain at the same time ...
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2 z 3 osob (67%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
0.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. listopadu 2014
Really relaxing and fun. I loved the way that the game made me think and figure out the puzzles on a 3d plane, almost as if I am sitting there tieing the objects myself.
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9 z 17 osob (53%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
0.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 28. října 2014
Bondage Simulator 2014
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1 z 2 osob (50%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
0.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. října 2014
Pretty fun game
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
6.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. března 2012
Krásná ukázka toho, jak jsou indie hry geniální... za skvělý nápad a havně originalitu 9/10...
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48 z 52 osob (92%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
27.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 4. července 2014
Growing up, I had this cat.

She loved going outside, but was too wild to stay in the yard and out of traffic, so whenever she wanted to go out, we would hook her into a harness and let her roam the yard in that. My cat hated the harness, and as soon as it came out, she would turn into a puddle of fur, meat and disconnected bones that made threading her into the harness both an act of frustration and love.

Zen Bound 2 is a lot like that cat.

The object of the game is to wrap up an item with string, which places paint on the object. The objective is to completely cover each wooden effigy with paint. The main object in your arsenal is just to turn and rotate the item to slowly wrap it up, but the game includes nail bombs and paint bombs that also splash paint across the item. It's a simple enough premise in theory, and certainly something I had never come across before.

Perhaps it simply takes a certain type of person to appreciate this kind of game, but I found the puzzles in Zen Bound 2 frustrating me more than relaxing me, and the ambient sounds of rope pulling taut just made me go tense alongside it. I've seen other reviewers say it was soothing, though, so it all depends. The controls seemed tense and unforgiving to me, like I had little control over where the rope would fall, and what it stuck on or slid off of seems inconsistent.

You unlock new levels by covering a wide and delightful array of lovingly-rendered wooden figures, and each 'level' is represented by paper lanterns hanging from a tree. The aesthetic appeal of this game, with its clean and warm graphics, is undeniable, and even clever. I've only seen some of them so far, and look forward to unlocking the rest. The music is similarly Zen, very appropriate to the game.

I did encounter some freezing, stuttering, and long lag times, with items getting 'stuck' mid-turn and glitching out, along with the music and sound effects.

The fact that the game did not give me the experience I had expected doesn't mean I did not enjoy it, though, and find my own reasons to enjoy it. The game is challenging and maybe even punishing, as Perfection always is. There's more to this game than its claws.
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