Play with squishy clusters of soap bubbles in this mesmerizing new puzzle game. Winner of over a dozen indie gaming awards!
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Positive (14) - 100% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 8, 2018

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April 24

How Leaderboards Work

We've added 6 leaderboards that track top scores in the community for the 3 Arcade worlds. When you complete all the puzzles in an Arcade world, the best time to win each puzzle is added up, as well as the total moves remaining when the puzzle is won. You can replay the puzzle as many times as you want to try and beat your best time or moves score. This will then update the total score for the world's leaderboard.



A good strategy is to use the Bounty Bonus to collect extra moves and that way you end up with more moves left when the goal is achieved. You'll probably play a little differently, depending on whether you're going for best time or using fewest moves.
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April 11

Color Blind Players Matter

My grandfather had tremendous influence over me as a boy, spending summers with him out in the woods of New England. He would marvel over the structures of leaves, molds, and tiny forest creatures. At dinner he’d go on and on about how fascinating the world was, and had a particular interest in minerals, metals, and soap bubbles. I didn’t know until later that he was a rather well known scientist at M.I.T. His work inspired the bubble clusters and strange physics in Tiny Bubbles. He was also color blind.

Color blindness is not rare, in fact almost 1 in 10 males has some degree of color disability, usually in the red-green part of the spectrum.

My grandfather’s color blindness was never a disability, in fact it helped him appreciate structures in nature where others did not. When I was 13 years old he sent me some bubbles to color in for a lecture he was giving. He needed my help because of his color blindness. He would have had the same problem playing Tiny Bubbles, had I not taken the effort to make a color blind mode in the game.

While many developers use patterns or icons to make their games accessible, it was important to me to make a colorblind mode that was authentic to the original game. After a lot of testing, my color blind friends and I came up with a new color palette that works for all 3 color blindness types and defines new color mixing rules that are easy to remember.

When showing Tiny Bubbles at shows like PAX or SXSW, people come by and play in groups. Often I notice a gamer standing behind a friend watching the friend play. Later they would come up to me and tell me how they had dismissed the game, like so many others before, when they first saw it. The gameplay was based on color. But while watching their friends play, they noticed this prompt appear:



If you have the most common color blindness type (Protanopia), you'll see that a lot of the colors are the same (simulated):



When you select the [Too Similar] button, you get this next screen:



I like this approach, it's similar to how first-person shooters sometimes have a test for reversing the Look Y-Axis while you're playing the game. I hope you agree it was worth the extra effort.

You can help us by telling our story about color blindness in games. Share this article. Maybe it will convince other game developers to think more about color blind players.

-Stu
Creator of Tiny Bubbles

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What the press is saying

GeekWire: "plays like no other puzzle game" - Tim Ellis
Hardcore Gamer: "a truly enjoyable challenge" - Kirstin Swalley
Touch Arcade: "blown away with the level of depth. One of the titles from PAX I'm most excited to play when it finally comes out." - Eli Hodapp
"breathtakingly slick and creative action" - Rob Funnell

About This Game

Play with squishy clusters of soap bubbles in this mesmerizing new puzzle game. Inflate, mix, match, pop, and win with hundreds of super fun goals to complete. Using a proprietary Molecular Dynamics Engine, the game's physics plays like no other game. Color-blind option available.

INNOVATIVE NEW GAMEPLAY

Fill bubbles with colorful air and push nearby bubbles around using the playful physics of real bubbles! Break edges between bubbles to mix new colors and create matches of 4 or more. Plan your strategy from a tetris-style queue to build up cascading chain reactions and longer matches for dazzling bonuses and wilds.

HOURS OF AMAZING CONTENT

Experience unique surprises down every path! Each of the over 170 handmade puzzles requires new thinking and twisting strategies with ever increasing challenges. Play in 3 different game modes: PUZZLES, ARCADE, and INFINITY. Try to beat 35 bubbly achievements that will test your mastery.

RELAXING AND ATMOSPHERIC

Relaxing ambient music gracefully integrates with the satisfying sounds of popping bubbles. Put on a pair of headphones and experience a new level of flow and mindfulness. Helpful hints are available if you get stuck.

LIFE-LIKE SOAP BUBBLE PHYSICS

From the vision of artist/coder/designer Stu Denman and inspired by the work of his MIT scientist grandfather, the game brings the beauty of nature to your screen. Incredibly fluid “molecular dynamics engine” animates hundreds of bubbles at 60 FPS.

CHARMING CREATURES

Help tiny aquatic creatures that are trapped in the bubbles. Avoid greedy jelly crabs and spiky urchins. Love him or hate him, a curious fish named Bloop will surely reveal your nature as an optimist or a pessimist.

COLOR-BLIND MODE

Featuring an innovative color-blind mode that provides an authentic and accessible game experience without intrusive icons or patterns.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2+GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, OpenGL
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Steam client required.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 2+GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL3+
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Steam client required.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2+Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL3+
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Steam client required.

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