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Grab a G-Lifter - your new best friend! Use it to change gravity at will, manipulate the environment, and throw huge crates at your enemies.

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Grab a G-Lifter - your new best friend! Use it to change gravity at will, manipulate the environment, and throw huge crates at your enemies.

Join the amazing exploits of astro-miner John Rochard and embark on a gravity-bending journey across the Solar System! Rochard is an award-winning side-scroller featuring hours of mind-blowing gravity gameplay, puzzle-solving and action. Narrated in a humorous cartoony style, Rochard tells a thrilling story of villains, a damsel in distress and a mysterious alien civilization.

Key Features:

  • 5 long Chapters crammed with fast-paced platforming action and mind-bending puzzles based on gravity

  • A beautifully crafted cartoonish visual style, rich with humor and personality Incredible items able to influence gravity and grab, swing and throw objects to solve puzzles or get rid of enemies

  • A groovy soundtrack composed by Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen from Poets of the Fall, mixing southern rock/blues and 80′s inspired electronic music

  • The legendary performance of Jon St. John as the voice of protagonist John Rochard

  • The most advanced use of the Unity engine in a video game

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THQ Nordic
Recoil Games
Indie, Puzzle, Mac
THQ Nordic
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Minimum Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Sound: Integrated audio interface
  • Additional: Notice that the game does not run on most of the integrated video cards such as Intel GMA. It also requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly.


  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: Intel Mac
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
  • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • Sound:
  • Required: Keyboard and Mouse with Secondary click enabled or gamepad (such as PS3 controller, Xbox 360 controller for Windows or Logitech gamepads).
  • Additional:Notice that the game requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly. Specifically, the game does NOT run properly on these configurations: iMac: 2006 (Intel GMA or ATI Radeon X1600 128MB or NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT 128MB)* iMac: 2007-2008 (ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 128MB)* Mac Mini: 2006-2008 (Intel GMA) Mac Mini: early 2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 128MB)* Macbook: 2006-2008 (Intel GMA) Macbook Air: early 2008 (Intel GMA) Macbook Pro: 2006 (ATI Radeon X1600 128MB)* Macbook Pro: 2007 (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 128MB)* Performance may be low on these configurations (switch to the lowest possible resolution from the game options):

iMac: 2006 (ATI Radeon X1600 256MB) Mac Mini: 2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB) Macbook: late 2008-2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB) Macbook Air: late 2008-2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB) Macbook Pro: 2006 (ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB) Macbook Pro: mid 2009 (13" models MB990/MB991 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB) Macbook Pro: mid 2009 (Low-end 15" model MC118 with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB)* *) Please note that 256MB configurations of these models exist *) Please note that most 15" Macbook Pro models with GeForce 9400M also have faster GeForce 9600M GT with dedicated video memory

Recommended Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 8 series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx
  • DirectX®: 10.0

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Solid platformer with aspirations of more


Every once in a while, I got the feeling this game desperately wants to be another Portal, and it's not. That said, it is a solid, entertaining game of its own. It's funny at times, the puzzles are satisfying, if relatively easy, and the combat is serviceable.

A Solid Puzzle-Platformer ;)


Rochard is a very entertaining platformer game where you can control gracity with your G-Lifter and also control the gravity in the whole room you are in. There are also other things, but I won't spoil everything here. Nevertheless, with these simple concepts a lot of fun puzzles are created in a beautiful space station environment made with the Unity engine. The soundtrack is awesome, especially the title song. It really gets you in the mood right from the start. The story is pretty good too and it keeps you going since you want to see the end so badly. Controls are responsive with mouse+kb, but work pretty well with a pad, too. Only the aiming is a little harder with the pad, so mouse+kb would be my recommendation. Voice acting is also top notch and it gives the characters additional depth. Easily recommendable to friends of platformer games. Also, it is made my a Finnish team, which give them 5 more points in my book! :)

Tingles your brain!


I've played this on PS3 and PC and had fun both times! The puzzles tingle your brain and there is plenty of action too! I grew up in the 80s and played a lot of arcade games and this game gave me the feeling that the very best arcade games did! There are physics-based puzzle elements like gravity that you can control yourself (and sometimes you can't), and action that includes blasting with your laser gun or launching grenades! It is somewhat short, but that's probably because the player feels like they want more of this great game! There is always DLC if you want harder puzzles!

A Delightful Entry


Rochard is mostly a puzzle platformer, and that is where the game truly shines. The puzzles are not incredibly difficult or cryptic. The controls, and execution of puzzles feels great. The pacing of the game is also really well done, as you will constantly be moving along, and the game doesn't really drag out. The story is ok, but nothing to really write home about. The graphics have a nice style, but the music is really good. The mechanics of the game mess with gravity and object placement, and it is all fun. However, the developers decided to include combat into the mix, and it doesn't fit into the game very well. Rochard is a great puzzle platformer, despite the questionable inclusion of combat. The cliff hanger ending really leaves you wanting more, but in a good game.



Nice ambience, good music, good story and lot of fun. I really recomend this game to the old school gamers. Rochard gives you the magic of the Mario/Sonic style, and puzzle pandemonium like portal. Basicly it is a very funny game.

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