Zachtronics Industries is back with an ambitious new design-based puzzle game. Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products!
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Senaste:
Väldigt positivt (42 recensioner) - 95% av de 42 användarrecensionerna från de senaste 30 dagarna är positiva.
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Väldigt positivt (3,140 recensioner) - 90% av 3,140 användarrecensioner för det här spelet är positiva.
Utgivningsdatum: 2 mar, 2011

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Zachtronics Industries is back with an ambitious new design-based puzzle game. Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products! Streamline your designs to meet production quotas and survive encounters with the sinister threats that plague SpaceChem.

Key features:


  • Over fifty mind-bending puzzles!
  • An original soundtrack by Evan Le Ny, whose music was featured in The Codex of Alchemical Engineering!
  • Twenty challenging achievements!

Systemkrav

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    • Operativsystem: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz-processor
    • Minne: 1GB RAM
    • Hårddiskutrymme: 300MB
    • Grafikkort: stöd för Frame buffer rekommenderas
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: frame buffer support recommended
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Other: Mono 2.6 or later
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SciBoy
( 49.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 17 maj
Puzzle game for programmers (and others). This game is so hard! I really like it, but the difficulty level can be daunting.
I would recommend it if you like solving logic puzzles and if you don't mind spending a long time to get a puzzle right. You'll probably enjoy it even more if you *after* solving a puzzle then also enjoy optimizing that solution.
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TheKiurK
( 3.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 17 maj
One day there will be a special episode of Breaking Bad. In that episode Walter White will play this game. It would be the best episode of the series.
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Papa Franku
( 8.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 17 maj
Hardcore game
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Fantail
( 8.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 16 maj
After each puzzle you feel like a pro but then you realize you're not even halfway through the game and haven't even unlocked all the symbols to work with yet...
Sometimes my score is by far the worst out of all players and I wonder how I did it at all, but I did it. And it's just so damn satisfying.
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hubbahubba2112
( 3.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 15 maj
Great puzzle game.
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Marcellus Pye
( 28.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 14 maj
All Zachtronics games are logical beauty in video game form
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RampageBunneh
( 7.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 13 maj
My brain hurts now.

This is a great game with great design and very hard puzzles that you will love to replay and improve upon.

Lastly if you ever wannted to feel like a space chemistry engineer programmer, get this game!

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Übeo
( 23.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 13 maj
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My thoughts after playing through the first level were to create a NaCl production chain.
Also this game is about fake-chemistry if you haven't figured it out yet.
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♠E♣
( 4.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 10 maj
A very challenging and fun puzzle game
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MF
( 2.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 maj
This game isn't for everyone, but if ur a ubernerd then its a must play.

7.5/10
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⎛⎝Fishcake⎠⎞
( 3.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 maj
I think this might be one of my favorite puzzle games of all time
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△TRIANGLE△#ReviveRapid
( 2.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 6 maj
Fick produkten utan kostnad
Heard u like complicated stuff
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SuperSandro2000
( 5.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 5 maj
Very hard puzzle game.
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adamjadair
( 71.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 april
The best puzzle game I've played since Hexcells.
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tstki
( 3.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 april
Yep you can watch youtube for the solutions.
But, where's the fun in that?

This game is pretty dang hard, it really takes a LOT of thought - different from the usual puzzle game.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
[DB][PG]Rico2 ︻デ═一
( 85.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 25 april
Awesome
9.3/10
But a pain in the ♥♥♥ to beat
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
MIDIManNI
( 4.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 24 april
A difficult game to get your head around but once learned the depth and enjoyment derived from it are superb...
A real sense of achievement when completing a section/task...I love it!!!
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Lizard
( 0.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 23 april
After playing this game I tried to do open heart surgery on my dog. It didn't work. But the game is ok.
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Afternoongaming
( 10.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 20 april
Another awesome puzzle game by Zachtronics! <3
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5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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7.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 maj
My brain hurts now.

This is a great game with great design and very hard puzzles that you will love to replay and improve upon.

Lastly if you ever wannted to feel like a space chemistry engineer programmer, get this game!

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3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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8.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 maj
After each puzzle you feel like a pro but then you realize you're not even halfway through the game and haven't even unlocked all the symbols to work with yet...
Sometimes my score is by far the worst out of all players and I wonder how I did it at all, but I did it. And it's just so damn satisfying.
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3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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28.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 maj
All Zachtronics games are logical beauty in video game form
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4 av 6 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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3.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 27 april
Yep you can watch youtube for the solutions.
But, where's the fun in that?

This game is pretty dang hard, it really takes a LOT of thought - different from the usual puzzle game.
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1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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23.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 maj
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My thoughts after playing through the first level were to create a NaCl production chain.
Also this game is about fake-chemistry if you haven't figured it out yet.
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1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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2.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 maj
This game isn't for everyone, but if ur a ubernerd then its a must play.

7.5/10
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5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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26.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 april
Congratulations! You’re hired as a reaction engineer for SpaceChem Industries, the galaxy’s leading chemical supplier. You’re going to be shipped off to far-flung worlds, harnessing their resources to generate the molecules that our space-faring society requires.

SpaceChem is a game about molecules. No, that’s not right. It’s a game about programming. Well, that isn’t exactly true either. SpaceChem is a game where you will take an impossible-seeming assignment, deconstruct it and build an incredibly complex engine to complete it, one bit at a time. This is a game of puzzles, of organic problem solving, of creativity.

In the most boring terms possible, here’s what you do in SpaceChem. Take input molecules, break them down or combine them, and then output a target molecule. Your “waldos” can manipulate the molecules on the board, but you have limited space to work in. After a few easy introductory levels, timing and layout become incredibly important to your success.

The best thing about this game is how open-ended it is. There is no “correct” way to solve each level. You could solve it with a small number of instruction symbols. Or you could strive to limit the cycle time of your reactor. Either way is valid, but you will hardly ever be able to minimize everything in one single solution. When you finally do conquer a puzzle, you will see your scores compared to the entirety of the playerbase. How did someone solve that level in less than 1000 cycles?! It took me hours to figure out how to solve it in 3000! You could revisit the problem again and try tweaking your reactors (as all of your solutions are saved when you finish them), or you could jump into the next problem right away.

The soundtrack is both familiar, and entirely new. Its’ epic soaring highs and quiet methodical moments are both uplifting and encouraging, but it doesn’t distract from the matters at hand.
The visuals are likewise very well thought-out. This feels like an industrial console, and is likewise very simple and it is mostly very easy to grok what is going on. This is critical, as your understanding of how the different objects interact and the sequence they will perform is your only hope of debugging your solution.

SpaceChem is not easy. In fact, it is one of the most difficult games I’ve ever played. I couldn’t even beat the last few levels without looking on youtube for hints on how to set up my reactors. But, it is not punishing. Instead you feel joy whenever a little part of your setup finally starts working, and when you manage to finally get that last piece into place, its like you toppled an empire single-handed.

If you have experience programming, or want to try your hand at it, SpaceChem teaches you the most important skills that you’ll require. Not syntax or coding. But trial-and-error, debugging, and breaking a problem into smaller parts. If you think you can crack some of the toughest puzzles in video games, this is for you.
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 mars
It's too hard :( i choose death
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
11.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 mars
SpaceChem is an excellent puzzle game that demans more from its players than many standard titles in this genre. It requires spatial design, layout construction, coordinating of various components, and production output among other facets. It requires its players to build an assembly line to bond chemicals in various designs and then export them to either a load bay, or to the next factory in line, in which that design will be incorporated into a production that will result in an additional design. It can be wonderfully consuing and engaging for the right audience, and an infuriating nightmare for those who don't want to dive into the more challenging levels.

It's fun for awhile, and it's excellent in its design, though it's not something I want to spend too much time with, though those who enjoy various forms of engineering will find hours of enjoyment in this game. Highest recommendations for those who enjoy engineering puzzles with a heavy science bias, while others who wish to dabble in that game space may enjoy it for a bit and then look elsewhere.
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1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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52.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 april
This game is a marvel. Zachtronics Industries proved that their sandbox games deserve a bigger scope. Spacechem offers dozens of puzzles in a story-driven campaign, where you need to design and optimize atomic assembly lines. Usually, you just need to produce given compounds, but the real fun begins when you need to manage the reactions in real time to defend yourself against exotic space monsters.

For serious players, the game offers achievements, an optimization race in leaderboard statistics, and hundreds of player-created puzzles in the Journal of Reaction Engineering.

While the main game environment looks very technical, you will become absorbed in building, optimizing and debugging your reactions to achieve results that initially seemed impossible. The austere environment of reactor grids is accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn visuals of various planets and cosmic monsters. The music is original, fitting, I would even say motivational, yet another high-quality element of the whole impressive piece.

So, if you are actually reading this review, I cannot recommend Spacechem enough. Go buy it and make some chems!
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39 av 40 personer (98%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
23 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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28.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 januari
WARNING: Playing SpaceChem may cause depression, frustration, and suicidal tendencies.

Most of the time it's like:
1. Spend 2-4 hours designing an elaborate circuit to solve an assignment with just one reactor.
2. Success! 1 Reactor, 5400 cycles, 89 symbols! :D
3. Google "1 Reactor solution for <the problem you just solved>"
4. Find a mind-numbingly simple solution: 1 Reactor, 1400 cycles, 43 symbols. :-/
5. Turn off the computer and contemplate on the astonishingly pea-like size of your brain.

10/10
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34 av 36 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
16 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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2.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 januari
Does the idea of designing tight loops and ensuring proper synchronization for pseudo-chemistry-based processes, as an engineer within the space-chemical-industrial complex, get you out of bed?

How about an unhealthy fixation on leaderboards?

If the answer to either of the above was a resounding, "Sweet gentle Jesus, yes!" -- then play SpaceChem!
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30 av 30 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
8 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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315.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 januari
This game is HARD. If Logistic Hell is a real place, the last four worlds are it. And then there's ResearchNet, wherein congregate wizards that have been practicing this divine art for thousands of years.

+ You make useful ♥♥♥♥ out of useless ♥♥♥♥
+ Statistics -- it's like leaderboards except it shows bar graphs of players' solutions' efficiencies
+ Difficulty ramps up slowly, from hand-holding to director-of-NASA
+ ResearchNet -- there's a level editor and hundreds of player-submitted levels
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91 av 133 personer (68%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
30 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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1.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 december, 2015
Due to its extreme complexity, SpaceChem will never be a title for everyone. Too deep and articulate for casual players, it will be appreciated only by those who are willing to engage themselves with the deep game mechanics.
Clearly, it was not made for me
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10 av 10 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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9.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 januari
This is weird game. Seriously. It was also bundled bunch of times, so you can grab it, if you so desire, for almost nothing. TL;DR (regarding gameplay itself) at the end.
But what it's all about? I wouldn't say "chemistry" like others (and whats funny - also title) says. In chemistry, at least for now, you have to use reagents to get specific products (for example Na + Cl2 -> 2 NaCl). Here, you can operate on atomic level to manipulate what are you getting.

You have something in your inputs and there is requirment to get something specific to output. Sounds easy? At first it is, only thing you need is to "spawn" molecule, grab it (with weird looking circle-like thing), drop it, "despawn" it and do it periodically. After that? Get 2 molecules, bound them and send them out. Next? While having only single H (hydrogen) and single C (carbon) make not CH but CH4 (methan) instead. And you can't simply spawn 4 H's (they appear in the same spot - causing an error), grab every one of them (only one atom with its bindings can be taken at the time) bind them with carbon...

I would say playing this game literally using YT to pass levels is pointless (and I saw it in leaderboards that its common practice) because difficulty level grows quite quickly, you will need those YT clips to pass next level... and next one, and next and so on - which will become boring very quickly, you won't enjoy it as much etc. It is logical game for a reason. It took me good hour to do one level, but it was so good feeling I did it MYSELF without external help.

(almost)TL;DR:
Pros:
  • good (but not great, mind you) design
  • leaderboards (doing levels over and over again to do stuff even faster or with less "parts" is amazing)
  • it's clear regarding what is actually happening/will happen
  • requires carefull planing
  • difficulty
Cons:
  • well... difficulty
  • would love to see some kind of small guide in the game how exactly everything works
  • solutions are sometimes hard to pull off due to...
  • ... limited amount of complication you can have
Regarding my last point - each waldo can "go" into specific point at best 2 times during one cycle. No more, due to how the game itself is constructed. Its painful when I want to drop 3 specific atoms one after the other in the same place, but I simply can't... Of course there is way around it but it makes things even more complicated.

Ok to sum up - this is great game that requires huge amount of thinking, planning and almost literally debugging to make things work as intended. Feels seriously like programming but it's not.
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6 av 6 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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11.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 december, 2015
This game is wonderful.

Chances are if you're this far down in the reviews you have an idea of how this game works. If you don't, basically you use puzzle pieces to program machines that do chemistry. For every puzzle, there is no one solution, you are limited only by the rules and your creativity as to what will work.

You will spend hours trying to figure out one puzzle, but when you figure it out, there are few feelings better than that one of accomplishment the game creates.

The game runs absolutely fine, of course, it's really not very demanding, so if you have a lower end PC and need to waste umpteen hours of your life, this can be your game.

If you like puzzles, or programming, or chemistry, or running headlong into challenges, difficulty be damned, I recommend this game wholeheartedly.
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6 av 6 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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69.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 17 december, 2015
This game is the perfect puzzle game.It is brutally difficult with extremely challenging puzzles.The basis of the game is that you control a thing called waldos of blue and red colour to achieve an output atom structure based on the input atom structure.There are various puzzle elements like bonders,sensors,flip flops that are introduced to help you in your way with bonders bonding atoms,sesors sensing the atom and allowing you to take alternate paths and flip flops which are the most complicated puzzle element I have ever seen.***K flipflops.It is a highly rewarding fame once you figure the solution.It requires high critical thinking to come to the solution.It has absolutely nothing to do with chemistry with the atoms just forming a premise for the puzzles.I got more than the amount paid for the time I played the game.teh defense missions are one of the weak points and I gave up the game in the last 4 stages at a level called dont fear the reaper.but till that time I got more than my money's worth.the story is intriguing and is interesting and is displayed through text only.Highly recommended if you like to solve puzzles.Highly frustrating but equally highly rewarding.
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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3.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 december, 2015
+ amazingly detailed chemistry bits n bobs (which were not mandatory for the game, but there it is, a whole periodic table for you to peruse);
+ puzzles are hard, like buttmad hard;
+ you can complete the puzzles in wildly different ways;
+ the harder the puzzles get, the more stranger ways you can complete them;
+ the whole "process" will actually teach you a think or two about logistics and pre-planning;
+ this game would pass the edutainment check in my books;
+ there is a story to it as well;

~ could not find anything particularily negative about the game;
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7 av 10 personer (70%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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31.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 31 januari
Game is great, but unfortunately, the developer dropped support for it on OS X, so I'm no longer able to play it.

Unfortunately, due to the bad support from the developer, I have to give it a thumbs down.

If you're on Windows or Linux, you're fine. Just be aware, that the developer will likely drop support at the first sign of trouble.
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