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 (1,235 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 22, 2011

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"If you enjoy point-and-click puzzle games, this one offers a great experience. They're actual puzzles with a very satisfying art style."
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Really nice game. If you like point and click and puzzle games, you'll enjoy The tiny bang story for sure. Colours and drawings are extremely well done, the underlying theme of the game is well done, and the overall quality of the product is high.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
One of the best puzzle games imo.

+ Art
+ Mini games
+ Soundtrack

- Annoying flies
- Not so clear hints

9/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I thought it was a pleasant experience until I had to play more than one mini arcade game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
nice game, simply with mouse button =D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Puzzle, adventure and HOGs are my go to games between my hardcore stuff or when I have nothing to play. They are typically very short and while they can be head scratcher as far as the puzzle solving, they are just about always relaxing to play.

Tiny Bang succeed on all levels in my book. Actually this is the type of game I would like to spend 100 in and not 10-20. The art style is reminisent of animation done in the 70s and 80s. Actually the game reminds me of the cult movie classic Fantasitc Planet. Just a very fun game to play.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I've only just started this game and I'm enjoying it so far. The visuals/music are lovely and the design is very minimalistic. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in properly!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Good eyes do not mean that you can win this game. Unlike other finding objects games, the developer has intergrated puzzle game and finding object into this game. Very relax game for free time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
An absolutely charming and elegant point-and-click puzzle game. Not much depth and nothing too tricky, but very absorbing and clever. Lots of little surprises to find, and a nice overall art direction. I wish there were more games out there like it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
It's a good quick game, only takes a couple hours to play it through. The puzzles are good and keep the game from getting boring like some other puzzle games. The art for this game is amazing and the detail in it is incredible. I wish it had a more of a stroy, but it's still interesting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Tiny Bang Story is a point&click quest. U can finish it in 5 hours. It isn't long&hard. If u loved Machinarium u have to play it.
All u have to do in this game is find objects that are hidding in the world.
Game has a kindly atmosphere with good soundtracks and graphical style.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Colibri Games created a really fantastic, graphically highly appealing game with "The Tiny Bang Story". Not unlike Botanicula, this game is like balm for the eyes, with a great graphic style drawing you into the game, and with very, very relaxing and fitting music for every level.

Tiny Bang Story is a relatively short game, again much like Botanicula. But that is also the appeal of it. It really invites to play again. But the really strong point, in my opinion, is the game's puzzles. And believe me when I say that they are absolutely not easy.

Overall, I would say that I'd absolutely play this game again. But first, I have to make sure that my backlog doesn't consist of about 200 games. Still, I'll return to this adorable game for sure!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game really made me feel good.
SPOILER ALERT
I love this game because its a puzzle, you have to 'restore' the planet that was hit by a meteorite. There are 5 chapthers. IN each chapter you have to colect a number of puzzles which is so adorable because you if you feel stuck there are little bugs that could be used at hints, you click a number of bugs ( i think 20 ) and you have a yellow bug that gives you a hint. Those puzzles are used at the end of the chapter when you have to restore parts of the planet. At the end of the game you have all the puzzles available at your own pace.
PROS
You have unlimited time to complete the puzzles/game.
You have hints.
Its easy and enjoyable.
Its not too long and not too short, the exact lenght for this kind of game.
Nice ambiental music.
Amusing puzzles in game.
Really nice graphic.
CONS
You cant skip the puzzles.
The hints dont give you the 'hints' you want for what task you want, but for a random task.
No replay.
ENDING
There isnt actually an ending to the game, I mean its very unsatisfying, butfrom mpv the ending is perfect for this type of game, I mean there are chapters and the same ending to all of them ( a puzzle ).
I recommend this game :3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Tiny Bang Story is a tiny point-and-click adventure -- less than 3 hours for me -- that is partly a puzzle game and partly a hidden objects game. There are no words, very little instruction, and almost no replayability. But the artwork is enchanting and, despite the (very minimal) backstory of repairing a shattered planet, the ambience is cheerful and soothing. It felt endearing and unexpectedly satisfying to jigsaw puzzle a broken planet back together again, section by section. If you can get it on sale and enjoy finding hidden objects and solving puzzles, this little game will take you on a charming, bite-sized adventure.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
If your into puzzle games, you'll love this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Excellent point and click adventure!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Super fun game. Hope they make more worlds!
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