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  • Summary: You're trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 21, 2016
    90
    While the game is playable on both desktops and the Oculus Rift, the difference is minimal. Playing on the Rift makes it easier for those with the manual to keep from sneaking peeks at the screen, while also using your main computer screen as a location to pull up a copy of the manual, but it is just as easily played on any PC. [Tested with Oculus Rift]
  2. Nov 5, 2015
    85
    It's an intelligent and compelling cooperative experience, one that is really able to offer something you've never tried before.
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    Gather your friend, colleagues and neighbors, print the instruction and dive in to this amazing cooperative experience.
  4. Nov 10, 2015
    80
    Its intense and frantic gameplay is a recipe for hilarity and a true test of friendship.
  5. Dec 29, 2015
    20
    Even though the developers use the word ‘communication’ three times when describing their game, it doesn’t require you to communicate much. If you want to really test your teamwork skills, try a board game called Hanabi or Left 4 Dead on maximum difficulty.
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  1. Apr 21, 2016
    This is one of the most intriguing "two-screen" games we've ever played, and while its potential to grow stale is worth exploring, that worry is easily eclipsed by the game's accessibility, flexibility, and party-friendly nature.
  2. I really loved it, both as a game but also as a way of facilitating time with friends. The biggest part for me was that sense that everyone had a role. In a lot of co-op or team-based multiplayer games I play you get people who take on the captain role and that can leave other players a bit… backgroundy. With this it felt like you had to have everyone involved because of how the information passing works and how the time constraints work. That sensation might diminish quickly as the group gets bigger or if people are shouting over one another but for the three of us it was really gratifying.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 13, 2015
    10
    Admit it - you've always wanted to act out one of those high pressure bomb defusal scenes from the movies. Now you can, and it's so super fun.Admit it - you've always wanted to act out one of those high pressure bomb defusal scenes from the movies. Now you can, and it's so super fun.

    The best indie title I've seen in a good long while. One player sees the bomb but not the defusal manual, while the other sees the manual but not the bomb. Tensions rise as the clock ticks down, miscommunications occur, and instructions aren't clear enough.

    For the low price, you're crazy not to pick this up. A huge win in my book, and legitimately deserving of the almighty 10.
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  2. Jan 21, 2019
    10
    One of the best things about this game is how you grow as a team once you start playing it a lot. At the beginning, you're struggling to doOne of the best things about this game is how you grow as a team once you start playing it a lot. At the beginning, you're struggling to do the simplest modules in under 2 minutes each, and make mistakes when it's literally more likely to succeed if you had simply guessed. Also you can never seem to count the number of batteries for some reason. But you get better, you start to learn how all the modules work, you figure out who's good at doing what, and slowly but surely learn to be a team. By the time you get to the really hard bombs, you're rattling off information one way and instructions the other with clockwork precision and speed, and you even start to memorize parts of the manual for the easier modules. For a game that works so well when played with a group that has no idea what's going on, the skill ceiling is incredibly high and the feeling of accomplishment when your team finally beats those almost impossible bombs is amazing. Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2015
    10
    Loved it! It's really fun game to play with your friends. One defuses the bomb while the other has to tell the solution - only together youLoved it! It's really fun game to play with your friends. One defuses the bomb while the other has to tell the solution - only together you can successfully defuse the bomb. Good cartoony graphics, challenging puzzles, limited time. Would play again. Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2015
    9
    Great co-op game. Grab a partner and play an occulus rift compatible bomb defusing simulator. With only a limited time to defuse all of theGreat co-op game. Grab a partner and play an occulus rift compatible bomb defusing simulator. With only a limited time to defuse all of the modules, what makes the bomb go "boom", before the time expires. The only downside is the Morse Code modules as they are exceedingly difficult, having you tell your partner a mix of dots and dashes at a high speed. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2015
    9
    This game is genius. Invite a friend over, and one defuses while the other gives instructions using only a manual you print from theirThis game is genius. Invite a friend over, and one defuses while the other gives instructions using only a manual you print from their website. That's it. It's basically a boardgame where you get to live out a stressful bomb defusing scene.

    It's a little expensive for what it is, but TONS of fun. Highly recommended.
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  6. Jan 16, 2017
    9
    You are given the means and duty to defuse bombs! It starts out pretty chill, but gets progressively intense as you clear level after level.You are given the means and duty to defuse bombs! It starts out pretty chill, but gets progressively intense as you clear level after level. This experience, that you have to share with a buddy, is probably not like anything you have ever tried before.. One of you has the bomb manual and the other one has the bomb. The bomb has a number of randomly generated modules on it that all needs to be "addressed" for the bomb to be defused.

    This game is short, but epic! .. Its like she said.. it wasn't much, but the little i got was awesome! Would never miss!
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  7. Oct 29, 2017
    8
    This game is so much fun for you and your friends! My friend and I played it all the time! It is a pretty frustrating game, though, especiallyThis game is so much fun for you and your friends! My friend and I played it all the time! It is a pretty frustrating game, though, especially the morse cord which was almost impossible sometimes. Overall, it's a very interesting, strategic game which I admire! I would recommend this for people who don't get stressed easily and who love puzzle games. Expand

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