A Zoë Mode production for the video game charity initiative OneBigGame, Chime pits gamers against the melody in an all-new puzzle experience. Place blocks against the clock, complete solid quads and try to cover the whole playing surface, all the while remixing and embellishing pieces by musicians from across the planet.
User reviews: Very Positive (372 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 6, 2010

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A Zoë Mode production for the video game charity initiative OneBigGame, Chime pits gamers against the melody in an all-new puzzle experience. Place blocks against the clock, complete solid quads and try to cover the whole playing surface, all the while remixing and embellishing pieces by musicians from across the planet. And you get to feel good about yourself, too: The console version of Chime was originally developed for OneBigGame with all the developer’s royalties going to Charity for sales up to June 2010, and Zoe Mode will continue to donate a proportion of its royalties (equivalent to 5% of purchase price) for sales of the Steam version. OneBigGame always aims to donate a minimum of 80% of all donations to its charity partners Save the Children and the Starlight Children's foundation.

Key features:

  • Puzzle: Rotate and place shapes to form solid quads and fill up the grid before the time runs out
  • Listen: Chime features music by Moby, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), and more
  • Remix: Fill the grid to alter the track loop, place pieces to play notes, and create quads to trigger a range of song samples
  • Replay: Reset the grid by reaching 100% and continue playing and beat your high score
  • Experience: Each of the six unique levels is made up of its own music, grid, and shape sets, including the new Portal-inspired sixth level: “Still Alive”.
  • Free-play mode: Choose between three different levels of difficulty or just play for the sake of making music with no time pressure

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition)
    • or Windows Vista (Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate)

      or Windows 7 (Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate)

    • Processor: 1.7 GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: VGA
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card, shader model 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 180Mb
    • Sound: Stereo
    • Other Requirements:

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition)
    • or Windows Vista (Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate)

      or Windows 7 (Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate)

    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor, 3.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card, shader model 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 180Mb
    • Sound: Stereo
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 15 people (7%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
♥♥♥♥ this ♥♥♥♥
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
✓ Good game mechanics
✓ Very good electro soundtracks
✓ Good presentation

✘ No Linux support.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Awesome game. Just you and the blocks. And the time. Requires thinking, planning your moves. I highly recommend this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This is an great and addicting game. At first glance I thought it was someone trying to recreate Tetris, but I was way wrong. My one fart about it is the Steam version is not as fun as the PS3 Deluxe version. A lot of the fun is had in co-op, but the Steam version is single player only. Still a great game.

I would love to see the Deluxe version on Steam too, and definitely DLC expansions with more levels and songs.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Tetris + puzzle + chillout music = Interesting and relaxing casual game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Pretty fun relaxing game. Plus the final song is portal themed so there's always that.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
One of the best games I've played on Steam.
I definetly recommend this game for people that has a puzzling passion.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
I liked the game for the most part, but it was too short. There were also frequent moments of lag (at the worst possible times, of course) when the music started to loop back. It didn't happen every time - just when I was trying to pick up bonus coverage.

It might be worth giving it a try if you can find it on sale. Otherwise, I'd give it a pass.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Philip Glass. Only good about this game.
I got it from a friend though so no sweat.
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21.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
It a nice puzzle game. Its a little too streamlined for my liking. I wish that they made a sequel for this game.
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11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Fun little game to play, addictive, challenging and has a great sound track. Content here is a bit limited though.

One minor complaint, each time you build a match, the screen flashes white,its not really noticeable as you play.. but after an hour or so of play with as much concentration as this requires, it can hurt the eyes. Don't expect to jump out of it and start browsing reddit, as you wont be able to read a thing, at least thats how it is for me.

That being said, I still enjoy the game, maybe wait till its on sale, as it only has 6 songs.
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18.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Think top-view Tetris meets Qix with interesting music choices. Quite the enjoyable time-waster.
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6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
It's a fun game, brilliant music,and simple, but it needs more songs!!! :avgn:
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4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Entertaining game if you're downright utterly bored and waiting for something to happen. Highly reccomend.
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25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
An adictive little puzzler. If you like puzzle games with a direct tie into the music look no further. If you enjoyed lumines for playstation then this game will be right up your alley. Not much else to say about it really music tetrisy puzzle game that I would buy again.
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57.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Some fantastic tunes, and fun puzzles. Well put together game.
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11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Remind me Tetris. :)
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
A lovely, meditative music puzzle game. Great for relaxing.
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8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Lots of fun, nice music =)
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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Recommended.I play this like month a month when I feel i have nothing else to do.
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