InFlux is a puzzle game that mixes exploration and puzzle platforming in a series of beautiful natural and abstract environments. You are a mysterious metal sphere which falls from the sky, traversing an apparently deserted island dotted with cubic structures of glass and steel. Each glasshouse is a puzzle to be solved.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2.0 GHz or higher processor, 2 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card with Shader Model 3.0 support and 256 MB VRAm , 2 GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.Compatibility notice: AMD onboard graphics cards are not supported.
Posted on 2013-07-24 00:36:57 byJoesGuy:
Influx taps into the likes of Rock of Ages and Portal with an almost surreal puzzle game based on physics and gravity.
You play as a ball (similar to the boulder from Rock of Ages) and make your way through a combination of open world landscape based puzzles and controlled environments, with a familiar blue and orange colour scheme.
The puzzles themselves are often challengingread more and will require some lateral thinking to get through. Your ball has the ability to perform gravitational maneuvers on other objects in the environement, including the ability to attract or repel objects.
Influx is an engaging, artistic puzzler that is well worth your time.
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Posted on 2013-07-28 09:00:27 byJazzdude:
... you will find almost nothing.
Your objection is to roll through the levels and collect all blue hidden spheres scattered throughout the level. With those you can open a portal into a glass house at the end of every level. In this glass house there is a puzzle to be solved.
Well it really isn't. Collection the blue spheres gets just boring, as there isread more no challenge to get them, and is getting repetitious.
The puzzles in the glass houses are often solvable with only trial and error, and sometimes the ball just feels like it is made of rubber instead of heavy metal, as sometimes it is bouncing through the level because of some clipping bugs
Also there is no story in the game.
Also the creatores did not use the potential they had, when creating the levels. The artdesign is just great, with this strange island and it's glass house structures all over it. But there is almost no interaction with this great environment.
There are no physical obstacles apart of those, the creatores want you to use.
The hole island just gets to a scenery you are acting in, but not acting with!
And this is, because of the nice design, just a pity.
Influx has nothing what could make the game outstanding.
Boring gameplay, but no good story either. The only unique is the atmosphere on the island. And because of the lack of interaction, even this is not delivered right.
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Posted on 2013-07-25 08:18:59 byfortuni:
if your bored of the usual shooters, RPGs and the like, this is well worth looking at. However there is no walkthr available on the net so if you get stuck it can be a bit frustrating. Also it seems to be a little bit sticky in places ( frame sticking/jumping ) but i think this caused by not having the resolution set correctly for your computer so try different resolution settingsread more in the option settings. Also it only seems to saves automatically at checkpoints so be careful when starting the game not to start a new game or else you will need to start all over again....apart from these 2 issues an excellent indie game well worth trying
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