Discover the physics of a mysterious 2D tile-based universe, including ballistics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, chemical and nuclear reactions. Use automation bricks, build structures, machines, vehicles, produce power, solve puzzles, pierce the fog and defeat CHR$!
All Reviews:
Positive (10) - 100% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 4, 2021
Developer:
Publisher:

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as ignored

Download CHR$(143) Demo

Buy CHR$(143)

PROMOTIONAL PRICE! Offer ends in

-25%
$3.99
$2.99
 

Reviews

“Five new Steam games you probably missed (August 9, 2021) This one is a little tough to describe, but here goes: It's a sandbox puzzle game with an Amstrad CPC 464 aesthetic, but it allows a lot of room for experimentation when it comes to physics, and there's an emphasis on automation that recalls the likes of Factorio. (...) Sounds fascinating, and with 72 levels it'll probably keep you busy for a while.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

Guiding a small group of "agents", you will gradually discover a Lost World, the seemingly simple graphics of which conceal its hidden complexity...

You will learn to move in it, to understand its physical properties, to accumulate sufficient stocks of materials, to build structures, machines and vehicles, to engineer various types of power plants to fullfill your growing needs for energy, and to search, sometimes even in the fog of war, for the enemy that your destiny requires you to defeat...

72 built-in levels + unlockable User Level Editor and (experimental) unlockable LAN Multiplayer Mode


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

@thePalindrome (itch.io): "An amazing game that's devilishly tough at times!"

@joey (Discord): "I am just surprised this game hasn't already been made! Like, it just seems like such a good combination of mechanic: the logic gates + physics + building machines... it's really good!"

@aoi (bay12forums): "This is... quite something. It feels kind of like something you'd see if Zachtronics worked from ZZT (...) if anybody does enjoy logic puzzles, definitely give this little guy a try"

@krakout (twitter): "Regardless of whether you're an #Amstrad #CPC fan, this is really lovely and polished!"

@jmk462 (reddit): "We need more of this!"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

In tribute to Amstrad CPC 464 (user-defined) "CHaRacter$" based games...

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: if you get a "level 002 not found" message, just restart the game and it will fix the problem once for all.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Customer reviews

Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph



Playtime
Filter reviews by the user's playtime when the review was written:



No minimum to No maximum
Display As:
Show graph
 
Hide graph
 
Filters
Excluding Off-topic Review Activity
Playtime:
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...