Background

Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where the player manipulates the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more. Braid treats your time and attention as precious; there is no filler in this game. Every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world.

Features

* Forgiving yet challenging gameplay: Braid is a 2-D platform game where you can never die and never lose. Despite this, Braid is challenging—but the challenge is about solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to replay tricky jumps.
* Rich puzzle environment: Travel through a series of worlds searching for puzzle pieces, then solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes, setting up pockets of dilated time. The gameplay feels fresh and new; the puzzles are meant to inspire new ways of thinking.
* Aesthetic design: A painterly art style and lush, organic soundtrack complement the unique gameplay.
* Nonlinear story: A nonlinear fiction links the various worlds and provides real-world metaphors for your time manipulations; in turn, your time manipulations are projections of the real-world themes into playful "what-if" universes where consequences can be explored.
* Nonlinear 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.

Hardware Info

System requirements
Operating System: Mac® OS X 10.4/10.5 with latest updates

Processor: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® based Mac 1.0 GHz or better

Graphics support: ATI Radeon(TM) 9500 or better, NVIDIA GeForce(TM) FX 5900 or better, Intel® GMA 950 or better

Memory: 512 MB of available system memory

Controller Support: OS-supported keyboard and mouse

Audio: OS-supported sound card

Hard Disk Space: 185 MB of available hard drive space

Registration: One-time Internet connection required to activate

Official URL

http://braid-game.com/
Finally got around to playing this game! Got all the puzzles pieces, but no stars Braid PC

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This is the greatest game of all time. Braid PC

As with many efforts that struggle against the current, story-heavy platformer Braid has been called out by some... posted Aug 09, 11 3:10pm

Went back to this recently. Got a lot more puzzle pieces, but still don't enjoy it at all. Braid PC
So far, I don't see much difference between this title and the average online free-to-play flash game. Braid PC

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Introductory trailer for the PC version of Braid.
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