In the dark and mysterious world of Closure, only what you see exists. Manipulate lights to phase objects in and out of reality in this multiple-award-winning puzzle game. Play as a strange spider-like demon who explores the stories of three human characters through beautiful, eerie environments such as a decrepit factory, a murky...
User reviews: Very Positive (411 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 7, 2012

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2012 - Solve puzzles in a world where only what you see is truly present."

Reviews

IGN: 8.5/10 - "Stylish and engaging, Closure’s thoughtful and pensive approach to the puzzle genre should be applauded."

1-UP: A- - "The game is crammed with challenges and collectibles that will hold your attention well passed the expiration date of most downloadable titles."

Joystiq: 4/5 - "Closure offers up a unique puzzle experience set in a wonderfully moody environment caught somewhere between the designs of Dan Paladin and Edward Gorey."

About This Game

In the dark and mysterious world of Closure, only what you see exists. Manipulate lights to phase objects in and out of reality in this multiple-award-winning puzzle game. Play as a strange spider-like demon who explores the stories of three human characters through beautiful, eerie environments such as a decrepit factory, a murky forest, an abandoned carnival, and the strange, surreal realm that connects them together.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB with support for OpenGL 2.0, older or integrated cards may not work
    • Hard Drive:512 MB HD space
    • Additional:email support@closuregame.com if you have problems
    Recommended:
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Additional:email support@closuregame.com if you have problems
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB with support for OpenGL 2.0, older or integrated cards may not work
    • Hard Drive:512 MB HD space
    • Additional:email support@closuregame.com if you have problems
    Recommended:
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Additional:email support@closuregame.com if you have problems
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Closure is a puzzle game with a simple premise - What you cant see really isnt there. I thought this was a cool premise

Most of the puzzles were very easy some even purely atmospheric. However many times i fell threw annoying small holes in the ground or messed up on something really minute causing me to replay the whole level. This game was still very fun despite being really annoying.

The final level set and secret bonuses were mostly pretty challenging and enjoyable. Closure has no replay value but the over 100 levels should last a decent amount of time themselves. There is also a developer commentary unlocked when you complete the game any% I found it fairly interesting

i got this game in the 1$ humble bundle not going to comment on the price overall i thought it was a great game buy it if you like an atmospheric puzzler
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Closure is a game unlike anything else out there.

Which isn't necessarily saying much on its own merit; there are many games out there are that are one-of-a-kind but also aren't really well-made games.

Closure isn't this game.

The core mechanics consist of a puzzle-platformer where solid ground shifts according to what is visible in the light. A very simple concept to understand, yet in end-game becomes very complex.

The atmosphere and art direction contribute substantially to the light/dark dynamic, and overall create a particular experience that only Closure can deliver.

If you enjoy puzzle-platformers, interesting art design, and conceptually stimulating gamesets, this is a game you cannot miss.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
B&W platformer with a dark atmosphere. Play with lights & shadows, tons of possibilities. Just began trying to speedrun it, and there are some amazing shortcuts. Ambiant music is quite soft, has a nice ring, and not too tedious, even after listening to it for couple hours straight !
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
I'm sure there probably was a somewhat interesting game in here somewhere, but you'll have to restart the game endlessly it seems to actually see it. Game grinds to a halt only minutes (or levels, can't really tell yet) in, before crashing entirely, requiring a restart. Looks like I'm not the only one it has happened to either from what I've read.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Do not buy this game.

I was entranced by the idea of the game's core mechanic, but sadly this game is a buggy mess. I've had it crash on me multiple times. I've had it lose track of where the player was, and of the geometry of the level.

Here's a sign your game hasn't gone through enough QA. Level 2, you have a ball on top of a ramp that the player is to push down. However, sometimes the level spawns and the ball rolls the wrong way off the ledge under its own power. The level must be restarted. This happened six times in a row for me. I thought there was something I was missing. No, seventh time was the charm: The ball stayed in place and I could complete the level.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Love the simple & clever gameplay and the weird art style. Great puzzle game to sink time into.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
It's a nice little platformer if you like puzzles.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This is a game for those who enjoy solving puzzles. A game for those who are tired of photo-realistic and complex graphics.

The premise is simple. Get from point A to point B, carrying items to unlock the door at point B. The trick is that everything is dark, save for small pockets of light. Where it's dark, the surfaces cease to exist. Where it's light, the world comes alive.

It sounds great, and probably would be, if it wasn't so buggy. The game crashes repeatedly or fails to start, saves get corrupted, and so on. I can't recommend a game that is so buggy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game was surreal, industrial, fantastical all in one. Straight up amazing and visually interesting game.

However, on the last level the game save got corrupted while playing, looked like they weren't locking the file while saving/loading from it. I emailed the creators asking for a save in that level but they never even replied. Since the game has a showstopper bug I wouldn't recommend the game.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
having to restart the entire puzzle when you die is tedious and frustrating, ruins the whole game
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Nice little platformer
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Spent the last 5 minutes just falling into the water and rebirthing while playing fullscreen in 1080p. 10/10
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15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Closure is a creative puzzle game based on the light/dark relationship. Black and white aesthetics are very well done, music is good too and adds a lot to the experience. The game may be a little short but the puzzles are enjoyable and some of them will really twist your brain.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
An interesting title. I can't say its bad. I will simply say its a different game that gets my thumbs up for being unique and not sucking.
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I probably will not finish this game because of the great puzzles in the game. I refuse to look up the answers to the puzzles, but have made it about half way on each of the 3 doors in the hub area. This is a great puzzler with a very creepy atmoshpere. I will however come back (after letting my mind refresh to try to beat the puzzles again).
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9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
A fun little puzzle/platformer. The use of light to reveal environment to walk on presented puzzles that had me grinning with delight at times. Some puzzles later in the game were a little frustrating, but overall it was challenging and interesting to the end. The art style is very nice, complementing the use of light and dark. The level design features a great variety in puzzles.

It's unusual for me to pull metaphors out of gameplay mechanics, but I found it interesting that only what can be seen was real. This ties in nicely with the quasi-afterlife theme of the game.
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Its a atmospheric puzzle game where the floor only exists when you shine your light on it that you carry around.
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16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I loved the original web game this is based on, and this fully fledged version added a ton of things to the light/dark and lights on rails formula I'd experienced back then, a ton of new mechanics for the puzzles! Rolling lights, blocks, spotlights, moths, water physics, deaths, multiple characters... the game was complex before, but this is a whole new level of complex puzzle solving! Really satisfying when you finally win.
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8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Interesting puzzle game with an interesting gimmick, but it has my most common complaint: it's too damn easy.

7/10

Not quite sure what the overall plot was though. I think it was like going through a girl's subconscious while she was in a coma before she dies.
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