Life on Tiny Planet was calm and carefree until a great disaster occurred - Tiny Planet was hit by a meteor! The world fell apart and now its future depends only on you! Use your imagination and creativity: in order to restore Tiny Planet and help its inhabitants you will have to fix a variety of machines and mechanisms as well as solve...
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Release Date: Apr 22, 2011

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“We are not afraid of declaring hidden object games as potentially great puzzles, and The Tiny Bang Story is a superb piece of evidence for that / The 25 Best Puzzle Games Ever Made”
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“Click on the unusual colorful landscape by wonderful guitar play and solve puzzles unpretentious - a process that quickly turns into a healing meditation and relaxation session, which does not want to give up too soon”
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Life on Tiny Planet was calm and carefree until a great disaster occurred - Tiny Planet was hit by a meteor! The world fell apart and now its future depends only on you! Use your imagination and creativity: in order to restore Tiny Planet and help its inhabitants you will have to fix a variety of machines and mechanisms as well as solve puzzles in each of the five chapters of this game. Navigation is simple and intuitive. It doesn't distract you from the witty brain teasers, and you will be able to fully immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the game.

  • There is no text in this game. It is fun for all ages and suitable for the whole family!
  • Five vastly different chapters and over 30 exciting brain teasers (minigames)
  • A bright, gorgeous world drawn entirely by hand
  • Absorbing game play and simple navigation
  • 10 enchanting musical themes

System Requirements

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    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP1 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard disk space: 180 MB
    • Video: Standard
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Sound: Standard
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz Intel and above
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 180Mb
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard disk space: 180 MB
    • Video: Standard
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klanglor
( 30.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great mini game for young kids. need more like this!
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No Good Name
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Beautiful art. Relaxing atmosphere. Great for late night.
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Lehelovics Lóri
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
A very fun game, it gets you distracted for a few hours. It has a quality artwork, and even a nice storyline to it. Waiting for the second episode already.
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amhuisman88
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Nice little gem of a game!

It is strong combination of searching for hidden objects and using those to unlock challenging, unique puzzles. The Tiny Bang Story has a nice atmosphere with its unique artwork and matching music.
After finishing it once I almost immediately started over again. It is addictive and absolutely fun to play!
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MEOW OR NEVER
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I really enjoy playing this game when i'm listening to podcasts or simillar but I mostly use it to calm down, like a therapy after playing another game and raging on it.
Also it's a good difficulty for me and i like that if you're stuck on a problem you can get tips from the bugs.
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wyldrose
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This one is a bit of a mixed bag. I really *wanted* to like it, but it came up a bit short.

Pros:
- No dialogue.
- Art style.

Cons:
- No mini-game instructions.
- Twitchy mini-games.

Mini-games are my least favorite part of HOGs, so it's probably the hitting of *both* my mini-game pet peeves that's putting me off. So, I'll give it a tentative thumbs up, unless mini-games but you, in which case you might want to pass.
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PandaCray
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
A fun and quick little game, you can finish it in about 5-7 hours. The puzzles aren't so challenging that you have to cheat but just hard enough to make you think.
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normalsauce
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Wonderful art and peaceful music. Intuitive seek 'n find and other puzzles (although a couple were deceptively difficult, in a good way). Well-made, simple puzzle game. Grab it on sale. :)
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NoLimit
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This is the game I always go back to when I want to play something »pointless«. I remember one guy playing this on YouTube and I was instantly hooked. I think what's really brought me in was the soundtrack of the game. It was the most relaxing soundtrack I've ever heard in any game really. It doesn't have that epic Halo theme, but it suits the game very well indeed.

The hand drawn pictures are phenomenal pretty and you step into a whole other world. If you don't know the game already it's about you collecting puzzles to piece back the earth. It's a quite interesting journey with a shallow ending.

It has mini games, which might be frustrating for some people, but it's not something that ruins the experience of the game, but it's worth to point out. This is one of my favorite point-to-click games, and it's definitely up there with Machinarium, even though the two games are totally different. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves these types of games.
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waverider202
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
It is a fun puzzle game. Since there are no instructions, it really makes you think about the puzzles. The creator did a good job of leading you into the right direction, even without instructions. My only complaint is that my touch screen doesn't work with the game. It would be nice if I could fold my screen back to turn my keyboard into a stand, but the games is still playable. I'm really glad the game works on Linux, though.
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aoifefirth
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
I love this game!

The Tiny Bang Story is an interactive point and click puzzle game. The graphics are adorable, and the puzzles are a little challenging without being too crazy hard. The premise is that you are solving the puzzles to put the world back together after an explosion tore it apart. The price is reasonable, and it's fun enough to be a great value for the money.

I give it a 9/10.
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allarys
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Fun game that let's you relax. Also, great soundtrack and amazing art style! Definitely recommend if you like hidden object games.
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haltrooper
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
For a game called Tiny Bang Story there's not much of a story to speak of, and the ending (if you can call it that) is pretty unsatisfying. The HOPs are pretty good though and the puzzles are entertaining enough. Some other aspects of the game, like finding the puzzle pieces, can get a bit tedious for no real reward. The game does look very nice though, the art is great. Overall, a decent puzzle/object finding game for a lazy afternoon, but it definitely felt like they could've done more with it. Relatively short. I'd get it on sale.
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B a l l a g e
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game is good.
The gameplay is good. The graphic and the background is good too. The game is short if you are skillful but not too long so don't have to play a lot if you want to see end of the game. The story is good too.
And you can get trading cards.
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Zombie Pickle Man #ripMcMurray
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
find puzzle pieces simulator
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UthersonL [PL]
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
A short and relaxing hidden objects game. I especially enjoyed the mechanic of rebuilding the world after each chapter using the jigsaw puzzle pieces you collect.
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Shamefaced
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Much better than average hidden object game - way more depth. Beautifully illustrated as well. A short game, and not very difficult either, although I had to Google the solution to one tricky puzzle (as usual, the answer was right before my eyes).

It ends rather abruptly, wish it had slightly more climactic conclusion.

Definitely worth a play if you like hidden object games – very relaxing.

TIP: be sure to collect all the puzzle pieces of each chapter first. The progression from one chapter to the next can happen quite unexpectedly, leaving you with uncollected puzzle pieces.
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BluePaw 🐾
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
This is not a game to get tense. This is not a game to be stressed. This is not a game to rush This is a game to relax, calm, and breath.

Go back to those days of playing I Spy or Where's Waldo from those books mixxed with hide and seek with items and a bit of camouflage as well. Then put in a few puzzles into the mix to spice it up.

That's what this game is. There is a demo you can try out on the game's store page.

The music is soothing, the world is surreal in a good way, and you just want to escape from this bleak world into something new and refreshing.

The full price is worth it.

Only issue I had was that I couldn't get the intro to play again... only once when I tried the demo few months back. There is one puzzle that is more trivial than the others that it feels a bit annoying to solve.
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Wedge
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I honestly don’t remember playing this?
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TheRas
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
This was given to me as a gift. Not something that I would normally buy for myself. However, i was pleasantly surprised. Some of the puzzles were tricky to complete. I got into it and was dissapointed that I had finished. Yes, sense of accomplishment and all that, but I felt that it was just too short. Good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game is good.
The gameplay is good. The graphic and the background is good too. The game is short if you are skillful but not too long so don't have to play a lot if you want to see end of the game. The story is good too.
And you can get trading cards.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Wonderful art and peaceful music. Intuitive seek 'n find and other puzzles (although a couple were deceptively difficult, in a good way). Well-made, simple puzzle game. Grab it on sale. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
This is not a game to get tense. This is not a game to be stressed. This is not a game to rush This is a game to relax, calm, and breath.

Go back to those days of playing I Spy or Where's Waldo from those books mixxed with hide and seek with items and a bit of camouflage as well. Then put in a few puzzles into the mix to spice it up.

That's what this game is. There is a demo you can try out on the game's store page.

The music is soothing, the world is surreal in a good way, and you just want to escape from this bleak world into something new and refreshing.

The full price is worth it.

Only issue I had was that I couldn't get the intro to play again... only once when I tried the demo few months back. There is one puzzle that is more trivial than the others that it feels a bit annoying to solve.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Normally I don't like the hidden object style of puzzle game, but this one was better. Instead of hunting through the same bad art and static images stretched beyond recognition, The Tiny Bang Story has beautifully drawn art. The objects are not necessarily all identical, e.g. You need to find many balls, but they could be three different colors. That said, each objec is recognizable.

Mixed in are several jigsaw, sliding tile, simple sidescrolling video, and matching minigames. These help break up what could become a slightly monotonous find-the-thing game.

It's simple, relaxing, and well-made, if a bit short.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I really liked it on the first playthrough, and I was a sad panda when I found out several artist had their pieces copied to the game with no credit :(
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This is the game I'm playing before going to bed, generally in 30 mins sessions.
Everything is so relaxing, peaceful and gently colorful, that it helps me to unwind after a long day of work.
From what I can see so far, it's all about completing jigsaw puzzles and finding hidden objects.
It's not particularly challenging, certainly needs a keen eye!
The artwork is lovely, I really recommend it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
This story game uses seek and find (then click), then solve puzzles with the pieces you found, to show you a story. The art style is cute but not cloyingly so. The music is good, and didn't become so discracting that I shut it off. I laughed out loud at the silliness of some of elements in the various "chapters". The puzzles are all different, and have some rather clever twists to puzzles that puzzler afficianados will appreciate. This game doesn't have achievements, which this game doesn't need. If you finished that game without cheats/guides, THAT is an achievement.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
This game is a hidden object game. It's actually a very good one, I played it with my 5 year old daughter who enjoyed the various mini games and hunting for the pieces. I don't like hidden object games I find them repetitive and boring but this one along with the artwork, jigsaw sections and mini games came together very well.

It's a relaxing game. A game to play when you have a 30 minute break and don't want to get into a long haul or story rich game. I would buy the sequel . If you enjoy Hidden object games you will enjoy this, if you have a young child who likes to play games this is a good one you can play together and if you just want a casual and relaxing game this is one of the better hidden object games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Very fun and beautiful point-and-click puzzle game. Definitely a credit to the genre. Didn't take very long to complete, but absolutely worth the $1.37 I paid for it on sale. Not much else to say: it's a great game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The Tiny Bang Story is a mouse click puzzle game. With beautiful drawings and an interesting puzzle board like quest I can honestly say I did enjoy it. This is a wonderful game to play, and jump on to when between games or just looking for something new.
3.5/5
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
For me, hidden object games are taking one of the worst elements of traditional point-and-click adventure games, pixel hunting, and making that a genre. I don't understand the appeal and find it frustrating and stupid in general.
I enjoyed some of the other puzzles in this game, but the couple that are roadblocks to your progress are at odds with how easy the game is in general.
The jigsaw section that you play between levels is garbage, as the pieces change colour after being placed, so you can't even match some of them properly.
The graphics are quite nice and remind of Samorost a bit, but could use some more click interactions with background objects; like clicking a bell would make it swing and ding.

If you enjoy pixel hunting games for some reason you may have a better time with this than I did, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Try Machinarium, Botanicula, or Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure instead, which I actually enjoyed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
An outstanding game packed with soothing soundtracks for a relaxing ambience throughout gameplay.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
My kids and I have played through this game several times. It has a good balance of hidden items and puzzles. We were able to sucessfully find all the hidden items, but did need help finding the right solutions to a couple of the puzzles. A very enjoyable game. Worth full price, if you enjoy this type of casual game. 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Loved it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Super cute and colorful. Loved the graphics. I was a little disappoionted at how short the game was though. Other than that, it was a great little puzzle game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
It was a fun game to go through. If you like hidden objects and point and click adventures you will enjoy this. Some of the puzzles I did get a little frusterated with and had to look up online but overall they were doable and enjoyable. If you have an afternoon to waste pick it up, it's worth $5.
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80 of 93 people (86%) found this review helpful
59 of 64 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
This game genuinely makes me happy.

The devs succeeded in creating a really atmospheric puzzle game. The music really mellows you out, and the artwork is fitting extremely well done; simple but elegant. The puzzles come in all shapes and sizes with a few minigames for variety's sake. They arent easy enough to make the game boring, nor are they impossible because of the game's voluntary hint system (which I think is clever). Even the one or two hard puzzles that you can't use hints on (I'm looking at you world map) are beatable if you rack your brain a bit and give you a pleasant sense of accomplishment. Its a game that one would enjoy playing between games, something to relax and fall in to after a disasterous game of league, doto, or cs.

My only complaint is that this game is too short and that I'm going to miss it when I finish it :c
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60 of 68 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Short Version:
  • Recommended, but only if on sale, and mainly for the great art.
  • Seasoned P&C/HOG players will not be impressed by gameplay.
  • If you're colorblind, skip this altogether - the minigames rely too much on color-matching.

PROS:
+ Beautiful art
+ Nice soundtrack
+ Smooth mechanics
+ Some unique puzzles

CONS:
- No real story
- Repetitive tasks
- No instructions for puzzles/minigames
- No choice to skip puzzles/minigames
- Includes 2 short but stressful 8-bit 'obstacle-avoidance' action minigames (not what P&Cers are looking to play)
- Hint system not very good
- Anticlimactic and unsatisfying "ending" (if it can be called one)
- No replay value.
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Long Version:
My feelings towards this game are mixed. I bought it based on all the positive reviews, and while I did enjoy it (mostly), and I do recommend the game (on sale), I still have a bunch of curmudgeonly gripes.

STORY
It didn't feel like there was much of a story. The wordless intro clip only show a basic scenario: meteor hits planet, planet breaks into puzzle pieces, you need to find them all and fix the planet. Not much of a plotline, just an excuse for the player to do stuff. The store description says that the world "fell apart" and "its future depends on you", but I honestly expected a bit more for the main objective than literally putting a picture puzzle back together. And aside from the puzzle pieces, the actual game feels disconnected from the initial "story" idea; it doesn't seem like there's any dire trouble to tackle in the world - just finding misplaced parts and accessing new areas. There's not much that connects the minigames, puzzles, and hidden object bits to an actual story, anyway. Yes, the puzzle pieces fix the planet. But how does anything else in the game itself factor into the "story"? I know that's being nitpicky, but if "Story" is in your title, there should at least be more plot-like connections between the tasks a player must complete.

GAMEPLAY
You get a couple of initial tutorial arrows showing what to click on, but then you're on your own. The puzzle piece hunt is obvious, but you still have to click around to find out what parts of the scene need "fixing". Those bits give you an secondary objective to find a certain number of objects (gears, pipes, dice, etc) to fix the broken part. Sort of a semi-hidden-object hunt. After fixing your ladder/panel/door/whatever, you either unlock another area, or are presented with a minigame/puzzle to complete in order to get the last piece for another secondary objective. Basically, "Find all the _____, or else you'll never get that last _____." At least clicks are precise, and the movement between scenes/areas is very fluid.

MINIGAMES/PUZZLES
Many of the puzzles were very familiar/common in other games. But there are a handful I haven't seen in P&Cs/HoGs before, and the difficulty varied, which was nice. Either way, you get NO instructions once you start. Some are intuitive - like the "Simon Says" levers, or a version of that tube puzzle where you rotate pipes to complete a network. But many have you scratching your head before you realize what you're supposed to be doing in the first place. (I spent far too long on the Compass "puzzle" until I looked up the solution out of frustration.) At least you can click the red X to exit and reset everything if you mess up.

I really didn't like the action 'video game' minigames you're forced to play to continue, and was very glad there were only two. They're 8-bit obstacle games: one guiding a boat up and down to avoid walls, and one moving a plane left and right to avoid trees and planes. If you crash even once, you start over. They're not all that difficult, but they introduce an unwelcome level of stress that I generally play P&Cs/HoGs to avoid.

Oh, and forget about finishing the game if you get stuck. You can't skip a single thing. Not cool.

HINT SYSTEM
The hint system is cute, but iffy. Click on the blue flies to fill the "?" meter. Once it's full and clicked, a red bug will fly out and circle around whatever you're supposed to click or focus on next. The problem is that if you're in the wrong scene within a level, the bug will simply fly to the edge of the screen to the signpost arrow. I understand that means the next 'piece' or whatever is not in the current scene, but when you move to the next scene the bug disappears. So all you really got as a hint was "Nope, it's not here". Then the hint bar won't release a bug again for quite a while, even when full. I don't know what the timer is on it, but it's annoying to unknowingly "waste" hints like that. It's not difficult to refill the meter, but that really doesn't do much good if you can't use it.

VARIETY
The description calls each chapter "vastly different". I disagree with most of that. Different, somewhat. Vastly, no. Any major differences between levels are purely cosmetic. It's just different scenes, music, and what type of objects you need to find. The minigames/puzzles themselves are obviously going to be different, but that's expected for any game like this, so I wouldn't consider that a "vast" difference.
The tasks in each level are pretty much the same:
1) Find all the hidden puzzle pieces.
2) Find multiple objects to "fix" things so you can progress. Objects are hidden in similar ways in each level (behind panels, overlaying a similar shape, blending into the background, etc).
3) Help some random person (usually just a version of "find this many ____").
4) Solve a handful of minigames or puzzles.
5) Put the puzzle pieces together at the end of each level.
That said, it didn't take long for it to feel a little repetitive.

ENDING
What ending? When you complete the world puzzle, you're put in a room with the people you helped out. Initially you think it's a bonus level, but then you realize all you can do is change the radio to play music from each level, and in the next room you can replay each minigame/puzzle individually. Beyond that...what exactly was accomplished? It's very anticlimactic and unfulfilling.

REPLAY VALUE
None whatsoever. You can't complete a level if you don't find/solve everything, so once you play through, you're done. Maybe it has replay value if you want to revisit a minigame. But I don't see myself loading this up again just to play a puzzle with a 1-minute-or-less solution.

CONCLUSION
Despite my nitpicking, I do recommend the game to PoC/HoG fans (wait for a sale though - save the $5 for a latte or something). The lovely art and music are worth a look, at the very least. If the game was any more expensive, I'd probably just go look at some nice galleries on deviantART instead. But honestly I can't comment/complain about value, since I got it on sale for $0.49.

Developers: Beautiful game, nice puzzles, but if you advertise it as a story, it needs more plot depth to be "immersive" or feel that I'm saving or helping anyone.
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57 of 65 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2014
The Tiny Bang Story is something between a traditional point'n'click and a 'hidden object' type of game. It's biggest flaw is its length. It can be completed in 2 hours and although every puzzle enthusiast will find this time enjoyable, you have to decide whether such a short adventure is worth your buck. The Tiny Bang Story has a ton of puzzles and a great atmosphere. You can't deny that a lot of love has been put into this game. One of my few major gripes however is that you will notice there's a lack of variety, as you progress through this pretty short game. However if you can look past this matter, you will find a rather charming game.The Tiny Bang Story is a perfect lunch break companion, but it doesn't offer enough for a long lasting appeal.
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