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

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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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118 з 151 людей (78%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 жовтня
Made my girlfriend interested in bondage. 10/10
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45 з 48 людей (94%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
27.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 липня
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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9 з 9 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 жовтня
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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4 з 4 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 листопада
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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6 з 8 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 жовтня
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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5 з 7 людей (71%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 21 жовтня
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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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 10 серпня
Needs a bit practice to get used to the controls and behaviour of the rope but then its realy nice.

The game is even better if you try to get perfection. 100% on a figure is sometimes realy tricky but so satisfying when you solved it.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
16.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 жовтня
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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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 листопада
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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4 з 6 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 жовтня
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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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 жовтня
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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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 листопада
Creative first but then boring, Good for less than 1 dollar.
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6 з 11 людей (55%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 жовтня
Bondage Simulator 2014
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57 з 78 людей (73%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 вересня 2011 р.
wood wrap
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31 з 36 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
10.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 січня
Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 7/10
Genre: Casual/Puzzle

I must admit I am a bit of a sucker for puzzlers like this one. I enjoy having these lo-fi games installed amongst the more brash, louder and bigger titles that I play at any given point and Zen Bound 2 is one of those games that relaxes yet frustrates me in equal measures (especially when I realize I have screwed up my object yet again).

Having originally started out as a game for mobile touch screen devices, the conversion to PC is pretty much spot on. In fact this is the ideal kind of game to have installed on a mobile device that you play in bursts whilst traveling or waiting for a meeting to begin (in my case) or during a meeting (as in my case when the meeting is simply boring me to death).

The concept is simple - you are given a wooden object which you simply have to cover in string. This has the effect of applying paint to the object with the ultimate goal of having the entire wooden object decked out in paint before progression to the next object begins. Along the way you will encounter paint bombs that will need to be wrapped over in order to use. These paint bombs have the added effect of spreading the paint to more difficult regions and areas of the object. You are also limited by the amount of string you can apply to the object so you will have so spatially work out your next move by continuously rotating the object and making sure you are reaching all the paint bombs to maximize your efforts.

The object you begin with is easy enough and one should be able to cover it in one's sleep but the further you progress (wonderfully represented as different themes each containing a tree with hanging oriental lanterns). As each challenge is completed, these lanterns are lit and the player is then able to move onto the next challenge. The spatial puzzles do get a bit more difficult and tricky as the wooden objects get more complex and it can become quite a handful trying to make sure you cover as much of the object as possible whilst also trying to maximize your paint bombs with the limited piece of string you are given.

Graphics and sound are wonderful and very Zen - as I am sure you would imagine considering the games title - and if you enjoy these kind of experiences I wouldn't hesitate recommending you pick it up. If you can, rather purchase the tablet version which will allow you to get in some casual gaming in the work-space when you just need some downtime from your busy day. Zen Bound 2 Is an incredibly low-fi and pleasantly enjoyable experience that sometimes veers into frustration the further up the object tree you climb.
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31 з 47 людей (66%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 25 листопада 2013 р.
Over the wintry

forest, winds howl in rage

with no leaves to blow
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11 з 12 людей (92%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
15.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 вересня 2011 р.
Simplicity and Serenity are what excel in this game - great no stress time waster! Who would have thought winding a rope around a sculpture could be so addictive and challenging. Graphically very nice, music very soothing and plenty of levels to master. Going to take me a while to get 100% on all these puzzles. Check it out!
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19 з 27 людей (70%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 лютого 2013 р.
I've never been so frustrated and calm at the same time.
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13 з 16 людей (81%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 листопада 2013 р.
If you have an OCD for wrapping objects in rope, hopefully this game will keep you from moving on to fellow humans... It is a good game that is pretty enjoyable and is addictive to get the highest score. I would say that becoming a grandmaster in this would probably not really translate much to anything else, unless you do in fact start wrapping people up or you are actually Spider-Man.
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9 з 10 людей (90%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 грудня 2013 р.
Zen Bound 2 is one of my favorite puzzle games. I keep coming back to it because it avoids the common frustrating elements that some puzzle games use as a challenge or rating system (time limits, move limits, complex trial-and-error combination "puzzles" etc). The game lets you play at your own pace, if you just want to breeze past the levels you can do just that, and then come back later if you want to complete the achievements, it's fun and surprisingly entertaining either way.

Visuals and sound design are great as well, and last but not least, some of the best multi-touch trackpad controls in a Steam game to date :).
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