With Bridge Constructor the player becomes an engineer in bridge building. In many different levels the player creates bridges over deep valleys, streets or rivers and crosses them with a truck or by car.
For the constructions are different components with different qualities available. Each component has physical qualities and the whole construction will be under load like gravity immediately after the creating process. Due to the individual combination of the components there are almost infinite numbers solutions, only limited through the determinated budget. Creativity and inventiveness are required!
Complex statics- and physics simulation
Realistic features of the material create biggest authenticity
Player gets rewarded by succesful passing of the own creations
Unique Facebook integration
Clear tutorial allows simple introduction to the game
Not Too FlexibleJamfrost | April 5, 2014 | See all Jamfrost's reviews »
Bridge Constructor is a puzzle game where you build bridges for three types of vehicles to cross over with the third one being unlocked after beating the game ( the tanker ).
This game will take some time to beat. It took me around nine hours to solve the puzzles for the main portion of the game. You'll have quite a few puzzles to chew into as you build bridges or cause accidents.
The puzzle solutions really felt restrictive. You're given a set limit of money that you cannot exceed via the choice of the building tools available to to you, wood and concrete, for example. You'll end up needing to build very specific bridges that can handle the load of itself, and the vehicles that are passing over it. The game really could have benefited from having a bit more leeway in terms of funds allowance. It puts a stranglehold on fun designs and really limits your architectural vision. To be more clear though, your designs can be a bit more wacky when only using cars as the vehicle of choice. If you choose trucks or tankers, you're very, very limited in how you place and utilize resources, especially with tankers.
If you don't mind the limit on design freedom, then you're looking at a ton of puzzles waiting to be solved. You'll need to be able to construct bridges capable of supporting 3 types of vehicles. Effective designs will stand strong while bad ones will turn red and more red until things start snapping and vehicles start crashing or exploding (they can be hilarious). The materials you can look forward to using are wood, steel, concrete, and steel ropes.
That's pretty much it for this game. The controls felt fine and worked with a mouse properly in my experience (this game is a port, I believe mobile or tablet).
ChallengingSimao20 | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
I had seen this game and thought it had an interesting premise. Build tracks and see if the train will make it past. You get different levels and terrain to try to make your train make it to the other side. Its rather addicting and kind of fun for a game thats pretty basic. However the one thing I don't like about the game is that there seems to only be 1 answer, it is a puzzle game but I would have liked potentially 1 or 2 more ways to build a track but I guess that would defeat the purpose of the game itself so its not a huge deal. Its a small game, simple yet fun , challenging and addicting. Worth a try at least
Found it quite fun!DanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
Of course it's not gonna be the new Mass Effect, but it does what it says on the box with no distracting elements. It's basically an engineering puzzle game, leaning to the casual appeal rather than going for the physics sim. It's perfect for me since I have no formal training in construction of any kind, but I can still benefit from experimenting with various bridge designs and see them fail (often) or fly. There's a simple map with the stages spread for you to unlock. The in-level screen is just you, the gap, and some elements to build with. There's no 'engineering lingo' to get you confused, nor any numbers (weight etc) except for the price of your building blocks and your funds limit. It's never about 'fitting the budget' as much as playing around with the designs, which is great. I had fun testing the designs, even (or especially) when they failed. Overall, I really like what this game does, and if you're here, you probably will too. With an "Expert mode" it could be used in schools, but as of now, Bridge Constructor is a fun toy with a subtle educational side to it
Updated from an Andriod Gamekyle939 | Aug. 4, 2012 | See all kyle939's reviews »
This is basically an updated version from the android phone game.
It is good as it's constructing to then stuff drive over and see if it works. I like it and would say it's a 50/50 game because it's hard aswell as fun for a little time...
Fun, challenging but too expensiveDagexon | June 20, 2012 | See all Dagexon's reviews »
The game is very much challenging and has very good physics however at times you may forget how good the physics are when you come across an odd glitch but don't worry it is very rare to come across one and even when you do it doesn't necessarily mess up your game. I've played many hours and I've hardly seen any so seriously don't worry. What is annoying though is the lack of freedom, I just wish you could design your own puzzles by choosing how much cash you have, what materials you have and what cars and trucks you have to get passed. Over all it's a fun game yet repetitive, if you've got spare cash get it if not wait till the price drops.