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Explore the human condition and manipulate time in the lush, painterly world of Braid.





Explore the human condition and manipulate time in the lush, painterly world of Braid, a puzzle-platformer that takes you from a house in the city on a journey through a series of worlds to solve puzzles and rescue the princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, including the ability to rewind, create parallel realities, and utilize time dilation. There is no filler in this game; every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world.
  • Untraditional platforming: You can never die and never lose, but challenge is always present and focused on solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to play and replay tricky jumps.
  • Puzzle-rich environment: Travel through a series of worlds searching for puzzle pieces and solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes and setting up pockets of dilated time. The gameplay is always fresh and new and the puzzles inspire new ways of thinking.
  • Aesthetic design: A painterly art style and lush, organic soundtrack complement the unique gameplay.
  • Non-linear story: A nonlinear fiction links the various worlds and provides real-world metaphors for your time manipulations; act out real-world themes at your own pace, exploring playful “what if” universes.
  • Forgiving gameplay: The game doesn’t force you to solve puzzles in order to proceed. If you can’t figure something out, just play onward and return to that puzzle later.


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64bit SupportNo
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU SpeedAny
System RAM512 MB
Drive SpaceUnknown
Video RAMAny
Video (ati)Any
Video (nvidia)Any
Video (intel)Intel GMA 950 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900

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  1. Worth it for the music alone.
    by elvee, Netherlands - Jun 24th 2016

    It's a sweet indie game, with cool mechanics. I wasn't a fan of the story, but that didn't hold me back from enjoying the gameplay.

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  2. Grown-up gaming
    by Jack Fate, United Kingdom - Apr 25th 2016

    The beautiful graphics initially draw you in to thinking that this will be just a slick update to the sort of platformers that were around in the 80s-90s. However after the first couple of levels it becomes obvious that Braid is so much more.

    Having introduced the rewind-time mechanic early on, it now stops being a novelty and becomes essential to completing the level as the puzzles ramp up.
    The puzzling is certainly challenging but never illogical or too obscure. Overall, a gorgeous- looking game that is both fun and engaging.

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  3. Fun ... but not easy
    by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

    Braid is fun to play but it requires more brain cells than many other games of its type. Be ready to be challenged.

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