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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Releasedatum: 16 nov 2010
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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

Systeemeisen

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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12 van de 13 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 januari
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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10 van de 10 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 mei
+ Beautiful

- When the rope gets stuck inside the objects when you're trying to unwind the last inches and you have to start all over again, you probably find out this game is only potentially zen, but actually one of the most stressful games you've ever played.
- Achieving the perfect score starts easily, but then it becomes a matter of luck, patience, and trial and error, rather than skill.

Bottomline: Those small bugs here and there are bad enough to completely ruin the zen experience, which is the main point of the game.
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7 van de 7 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 januari
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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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 januari
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 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 januari
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 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 april
Essentially, the game I rage quit to after playing CSGO.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 november 2014
I'm really not sure what to say about this game. I got it as part of a bundle that had some other games I wanted in it. But it was an interesting experience playing it.

I have to say that it is a very unique form of puzzle game. You're given a 3D object in 3D space, and you attempt to tie it up with rope, and cover it in paint. A very simple game mechanic that can very quickly become complex. The levels themselves come in various complexities and styles.

Initially, I found managing the camera to be quite odd, but once I got the hang of it the game plays quite well.

The graphics in this game are not overy complex, but they do a fairly good job at detailing the materials of the the objects. The rope can get a bit glitchy at time, though.

This game has a calming "zen-like" soundtrack to go with your ropework. It fits very well.

I still don't think I fully understand the concept behind this game, but if you are into the whole "zen" and "calming" puzzle game experience, then this is definitely worth a buy.
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 januari
this game can twist your eyes & your Brain at the same time ...
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 maart
Why did I buy this.
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190 van de 257 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
2.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober 2014
Made my girlfriend interested in bondage. 10/10
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51 van de 55 mensen (93%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
27.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 juli 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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57 van de 81 mensen (70%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 september 2011
Recensie voor release
wood wrap
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21 van de 22 mensen (95%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 oktober 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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31 van de 40 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 januari 2014
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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13 van de 14 mensen (93%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
15.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 september 2011
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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14 van de 16 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
3.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 oktober 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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13 van de 16 mensen (81%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 november 2013
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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21 van de 31 mensen (68%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 februari 2013
I've never been so frustrated and calm at the same time.
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36 van de 59 mensen (61%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 november 2013
Over the wintry

forest, winds howl in rage

with no leaves to blow
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9 van de 10 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 december 2013
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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