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Crayon Physics Deluxe (Windows)

82
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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100
Out Of Eight
Flexible and wildly entertaining, Crayon Physics Deluxe is a hallmark puzzle game. The most striking and easily identifiable feature of Crayon Physics Deluxe is the art style: sure, it’s gimmicky, but it’s darn effective at creating a creative environment…creatively. I mean, how many games let you draw on the campaign screen? Thankfully, the quality doesn’t stop there, as there is a very solid physics engine and well-designed puzzles contained herein. I have the propensity to become frustrated if I repeatedly fail a series of levels in a game, but Crayon Physics Deluxe never pushed my buttons in a negative fashion. There are many "close calls" while attempting to solve the various puzzles in Crayon Physics Deluxe and there is always room for improvement, either in overall strategy (of which each puzzle has many) or general drawing skill. Even crazy and poorly-drawn objects with a lot of stray lines get appropriate collisions.
92
Indie Game Magazine
Crayon Physics Deluxe is an atmospheric romp in creativity that must be experienced. It has its flaws, but when you boil it down, the game overcomes its shortcomings because it gives the player the freedom to pretty much do whatever they can imagine. Imagination is an inspiring thing for a game to give.
91
UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
The concept of risk/reward-based play is absent here; creativity proves to be its own reward. I challenge any one of you not to bellow (or squeal, if that’s more your thing) with glee after constructing a particularly elaborate solve out of crayon lines and curves. That’s really the game’s greatest triumph, allowing players to dictate the course of play using a simple yet powerful set of creation tools. In the final analysis, any complaints are minor: Crayon Physics Deluxe is superior indie gaming, providing an experience which is at once entertainingly simple and cleverly innovative.
90
Clubic
Après tant de mois d'attente, la version finale de Crayon Physics Deluxe est désormais disponible sur Clubic. Vous pourrez découvrir ses 18 niveaux gratuits ainsi que ses nouvelles règles dans une atmosphère enfantine, à travers des décors renouvelés ainsi qu'une ambiance sonore des plus zen. Faites travailler votre imagination, relaxez-vous tout en vous amusant. À découvrir sans plus attendre !
90
Gamer.co.il

קריון פיזיקס הוא מתנה נהדרת עבור אנשים יצירתיים, שמעולם לא נגעו במשחק מחשב. הוא מתאים לכולם: ילדים ומבוגרים, נשים וגברים, גיימרים ותיקים וכאלה שעדיין אינם יודעים שהם גיימרים. גם אם מדובר בחוויה קצרה, ניתן לחזור לכל אחד מהשלבים על מנת לנסות שיטות חדשות ורעיונות מקוריים. את המשחק ניתן לרכוש ישירות מהמפתחים ב-20 דולר – מחיר מעט יקר למשחק עצמאי, אך במקרה זה התמורה הולמת.

88
IGN UK
This is such a simple yet brilliant puzzle game that anyone can pick up and enjoy. Needless to say, it's a great game for kids as well as adults. Granted, it's not the most challenging puzzle game ever made, but there's a rare charm and a joy to it. You may think you're too old for crayons, but give this game a chance and within no time you'll be transported to your youth, grinning once more at the possibilities in front of you.
85
Destructoid
In the end, there's no real reason not to get Crayon Physics Deluxe. So what if most of the later puzzles can be solved with stubborn brute force? The drawing mechanic will make you feel like some sort of cross between Harold and Jehovah. Crayon Physics Deluxe is a game full of charm and imagination (you can doodle on the world map!) the likes of which you've never, ever seen before.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Crayon Physics Deluxe est une nouvelle démonstration de la vitalité de la production indépendante. Une idée originale, une jouabilité impeccable, une personnalité attachante : il n'en faut pas plus pour faire un bon jeu, qui mérite largement l'excellente réputation qui le précède.
80
GameZebo
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a very special game. You may not have heard of it, but one level in the demo, and you’ll be “drawn in” in no time. This is easily one of the best game’s you’ll play this year. Whatever you do, erase some time in your schedule for it.
80
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Kortom, Crayon Physics Deluxe kan de hoge verwachtingen niet helemaal waarmaken, maar het is en blijft een erg knappe game die je zeker eens moet geprobeerd hebben.
80
Binary Joy
ll in all Crayon Physics is a lovingly put together example of what indie gaming is all about and I would recommend it to pretty much anyone.
72
Cheat Code Central
As of right now, Crayon Physics Deluxe is an example of innovative game design, but it's also an example of over-hype in the video game (and mainstream) media. Without the game's being talked up so much over a period of ten months, and without the overconfident price point all that talk probably inspired, this would be a terrific value and an inspiration to indie developers everywhere. As it is, the too-easy levels, the lack of any limitations to make the puzzles more difficult, and the serious technical issues make Crayon Physics Deluxe a bit of a disappointment. We've got our fingers crossed for some great user-created levels and for a few patches from the developer.
70
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Зато CPD придется по вкусу тем, кто ставит свободу самовыражения выше логических выкладок и зауми воплощенного сопромата. Например, детям.
70
Bit-Tech
Unfortunately though the inconsistent difficulty and the lack of real replayability for those who want to do most of their gaming offline really hurt our final impressions of Crayon Physics Deluxe. The first 3/4s of the game are fun while they last, but they don’t last very long and the last 1/4 is more egregious than enjoyable on the whole.

For $20, Crayon Physics Deluxe is still a tempting offer for anyone with a spare bit of cash, but so are a lot of games. Crayon Physics Deluxe doesn’t need to go all the way back to the drawing board, but all it really needs is a bit more refinement to really compete with many of the other fantastic indie games vying for our attention.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
That's just potential, but Crayon Physics Deluxe is still well worth the USD 20 for the adorable fun it offers right now. Having your drawings come to life is just wonderful, and when you choose to do something inventive and imaginative, you'll have a fantastic time. If only the level design forced this kind of innovation on the player, it would have been even better.