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  • Summary: The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasinglyThe Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph. Expand

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The Bridge - E3 2015 Announcement Trailer
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
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  1. Dec 27, 2015
    90
    With its perfectly-realized art style and a wide variety of puzzles that never break its themes, The Bridge takes its inspiration and runs an impressive distance with it. The developer has produced a charming, inventive, and only occasionally aggravating puzzle experience that I hope Escher would feel honored by.
  2. Sep 7, 2017
    85
    Overall, aside from the quality of some of the puzzles, namely the ones that require precise timing, The Bridge is a great game and a lot of fun. It forces you to think in unique ways and really understand what impossible constructions are. Try to experiment when you are playing this title because sometimes impossible moves can lead to the solution. I cannot recommend this title enough and that is why it gets one of our highest scores ever.
  3. Aug 19, 2015
    70
    Even a couple years after its release, though, The Bridge is one of the better examples of 2D puzzle games available right now. It's a shame that frustration can sometimes break the trance induced by the wonderful art and design, but that shouldn't keep you from exploring this unique black-and-white world.
  4. Aug 30, 2015
    70
    The Bridge is a good example of an Xbox arcade title done well, and if you want something to whittle away the weekend with, The Bridge stands as a very good option.
  5. 70
    Escher meets Braid in a puzzle game that's weird but not weird enough. Its imaginative environments and beautiful soundtrack do mean it's worth taking a trip to this beguiling dreamworld.
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    Oct 25, 2015
    60
    The music and black-and-white sketch style offer a refreshing change of pace to much of what's out there. [Issue#166, p.100]
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  1. Sep 7, 2016
    10
    A playful, mentally stimulating gem which should show game developers that more often than not, less is so much more. Uniquely original,A playful, mentally stimulating gem which should show game developers that more often than not, less is so much more. Uniquely original, creative game design. The puzzles here are deceptively simple in the beginning, yet gradually get much more complex as one make progress. Beautiful minimalist artwork and music - so hauntingly evocative. I can't recommend this wonderful, thought provoking puzzler enough. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2015
    8
    Woah. Mind bending. It had me with both feet on the floor and my eyebrows scrunched together, in absolute concentration as I calculated howWoah. Mind bending. It had me with both feet on the floor and my eyebrows scrunched together, in absolute concentration as I calculated how to get from point A to point B in a world that defies the logic of three dimensional space. Loved the look of the stylization. Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2019
    5
    Таки осилил я эту странную головоломку The Bridge, в которой мало понять что делать, надо ещё и реализовать свои догадки, а этому всяческиТаки осилил я эту странную головоломку The Bridge, в которой мало понять что делать, надо ещё и реализовать свои догадки, а этому всячески мешает топорное и неинтуитивное управление. Вдобавок ко всему ещё и всматриваться постоянно приходится из-за скромной цветовой палитры и очень нечёткого отображения направления гравитации в виде ветряных потоков.
    Даже не знаю, советовать играть в это или нет, ибо игра очень противоречивая - загадки весьма хороши и сложны, но исполнение крайне корявое:(
    Если хочется размять мозг и не боитесь трудностей с управлением, то советую поиграть - 10 часов выноса мозга обеспечено, если хотите 1000G... в паре мест таки бомбануло и обратился к гайду, оказалось, что я просто не могу сделать, но всё понял!
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