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...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,296 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 22, 2011

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June 10

Legacy version and plans

We are receiving email from players about old version support and about troubles to run game on old hardware. Few words - You still can play it! Let me explain some moments.

Steam have 3 versions of the game (you can switch it in the game preferences):
- Default - Modern stable version for everyone.
- Legacy - The old original game released in 2011. Use it on old hardware.
- Beta - New version of release candidate.

Few words about plans:
- We plan to add better support for fullscreen mode.
- We'll add image smooth algorithm for big screens.
- We'll add achievements and cards.

Suggestions!?

Best,
Colibris.

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June 4

Linux beta version

Linux beta version is available. It's first public linux version. Some minor bugs can be expected. You need last version of Steam client to run the game on linux. You can update Steam client manually from menu.

Try the game and leave your comments here about your experience with linux version.

Cheers,
Colibris.

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Reviews

“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”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“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”
8/10 – Игромания

About This Game

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Sound: Standard
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
How charming could any game really be?
This is a question you will be asking yourself several times during the course of reading this review. I maintain throughout that you shall doubtlessly be wonderstruck by this land unless the happy-go-lucky temperament of animation features like Up is fiercely disliked.

Note: Played OFFLINE for 3 hrs
Steam Client displays the added playtime duration offline, only while offline. It is unfortunate that this resets after reconnecting. So my 8 minutes was purposeful idling to add this review of my three hour offline playthrough.


Trusting only the reviews, I bought this game on a whim without much knowledge of what the game was. It is one of those games so darling in its inventions that you'll have to check it yourself to understand the fuss. The art style reminds me of original Pixar sketches and are aesthetically flushed in simple pastels and coloured in complementary contrast tints of green, blue, orange, brown and grey.

Unlike the storyline offered in the description, it didn't seem as if I was saving a planet as everything seemed hunky-dory despite the meteor hit. Instead, as I was still fixing odd broken gadgets here and there, it felt as if I were the new mechanic on Tiny Planet and through my work, the tales of its inhabitants were shown to me in a fabular form. These are tales of life and happy souls which will lighten your spirits from all megrims and entertain with a puzzle variety ranging easy to medium which are all jolly good fun. It has been the most enjoyable hidden object game I've played on Steam as through the course of most of this game you will be searching for a variety of items to fix things and open up new paths and stories.

Other than hidden object puzzles and jigsaws, the puzzles consist of sequential move puzzles using 2D sliding puzzles as well as tiling puzzles, construction puzzles, 8-bit games, memory games and code breaking puzzles. Keeping in mind that is entertaining and soothing for adults, it hasn't any word games and lacks any true challenge that would be too different to progress through for children. It has the medium difficulty crucial for enjoyment from wider audiences so you'll definitely spend time figuring things out but none will take more than a few minutes for mature or experienced puzzlers.

Please sell me this soundtrack ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ
The Steam Library has a Music menu which seemed pointless to a person who'd never really come across any fantastic gaming soundtracks which felt like proper music and not just good game "BGM". Despite many titles with fun, and at times brilliant soundtracks, it is rare to find one which you hope will essentially own its own album. Even heavenlier than the Hotline Miami series soundtracks, which made me rave a little too, The Tiny Bang Story is the first game to give me goose bumps over listening to the harmonic music in the background of a GAME. It would often be nudged towards the front of the line to relay an enthralling experience which at times lead me away to a distant dreamland, simply stargazing through the splendiferous scores (no pun).

No loot?!!
Spellbinding as I found this game, it was a disappointment to know The Tiny Bang Story omitted achievements, badges and all that good ol' stuff on Steam. When the art is such a joy, I tend to want "merch" and medallions as souvenirs of my brave(?) journey. In retrospect, I had bucket loads more fun than any odd puzzle game with delirious achievements and roughly sewn badges. So I am content without any (still a shame it lacks them). As a side effect to ease the transition into focusing solely on the game without "side quests", I had my own achievement creations dinging in my noggin each time I noted something worthy of one happen in-game.

A title you'd automatically want to spread to others is a positive sign of its quality as a game. This is another first for me following the scrumptious soundtrack; The Tiny Bang Story is a game to treat yourself, gift to others and share with those close whenever an opportunity arises.
 
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Simple and fun game for the whole family to enjoy. This a puzzle/adventure game with a few hidden object sequences added in. The puzzles go from simple to mildly difficult. Getting stuck is typically not going to happen in this game. The art is cute and fits the genre perfectly. The story is fairly non-existent other than the beginning premise set up for the game of a world struck by disaster. Now you need to fix it. Definitely worth the time and money if you enjoy point and click games.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Puzzle HOG game that's not really story based but nonetheless tells its own peculiar tale visually as you progress. Relaxing to play through and has a charming style to sets it above your typical hog game.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Never did I think that I am going to repeatedly rage-quit a game like this. It first charmed me with its pretty graphics, enjoyable music, summing up to a cute atosphere alltogether. The first level was in fact fun to play, however as I progressed into the game, I grew more and more frustrated and found myself thinking, "Is the game challenging, or am I just challenged?".

The game is based on three elements:

1. Finding hidden items that help you get to proper puzzles. You do have to be very observant to find the clues. What I found annoying was that you cannot collect all of the items beforehand, only upon discovering a puzzle that requires certain things to work.
2. Proper puzzles/minigames. Some are genuinely interesting and fun to play, although the code to cracking them could be discovered in another way than just clicking the help button. But beware the flickin' arcade games with horrible controls (after all, it's a point and click game!)
3. Putting puzzle pieces together. Boring and frustrating, with all the pieces having the same shape.

The game gets rather dull when you are forced to repeat exactly the same actions all over again with little varation between them. It is also easy to get frustrated while searching for objects, and the clue system can get annoying too.

I imagine it could be better to play the game on the tablet than a computer. I'm definately glad I bought it on sale, because the PC gameplay is rather nightmare-ish.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
The drawings are nice, the puzzles are okay, it's relaxing but you have to think. It's not to deep and the whole game shouldn't take you more then 2-3 hours from begining to end.

Only negative is that the hints arn't really any help at all.
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