Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate 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.

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.

Introducing the Humble Indie Bundle 2!

Pay-what-you-want for five awesome DRM-free games on Mac, Windows, and Linux: Braid, Machinarium, Osmos, Cortex Command, and Revenge of the Titans.

If you haven't heard of Revenge of the Titans before, it's because it is being launched directly into the bundle. Another cool Humble Bundle exclusive is that Braid and Cortex Command are available on Linux for the first time inside of the bundle.

The bundle comes equipped with two soundtracks and one mini-album for Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans.

Make sure to watch the video below:


Be sure to watch it in HD! Like last time, you can divide your purchase between the developers and our two favorite charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play Charity. However, new this time is a customizable "Humble Tip" which goes to fund a new company Jeff and myself recently started: Humble Bundle, Inc. We have some humble ideas on how to change digital distribution that we're going to try out.

Don't worry though, this should not change anything for Wolfire fans. This is just putting a different label on what we've already been doing for some time. It makes it more clear that the core Wolfire team developing Overgrowth is really David and Aubrey, while Jeff and myself will be able to make Humble Bundles even if a Wolfire game is not inside of it. We will still be around helping out though, as we have been during the development of the Humble Indie Bundle 2.

Please make sure to spread the word by tweeting, clicking the like button on the YouTube video, and sharing the bundle on Facebook.

I think my beard may make a reappearance this week as I probably won't have time to shave. Though this year instead of trying to man the live chat by myself there will be reinforcements from friends, and fellow game developers.

The Humble Indie Bundle 2 won't be around forever so check it out now!

Braid Editor

Braid Editor

News 8 comments

Braid the game loved by many now has a in-game editor with the PC release.

IndieCade Nominees & Official Selections Available on Desura

IndieCade Nominees & Official Selections Available on Desura

Feature 0 comments

This is a list of the 30 games available on Desura that were featured in one of IndieCade's events as a nominee or official selection. Each game has its...

Braid Editor Universe Tools

Braid Editor Universe Tools

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 2 comments

A tutorial for starting Mods in the Braid engine made my Jonathan Blow himself.

Accessing Braid's editor and loading mods

Accessing Braid's editor and loading mods

Starting a mod Tutorial 3 comments

How to get started with modding Braid, including accessing the editor and launching custom universes.

More Now Than Ever

More Now Than Ever

Singleplayer Map 2 comments

Braid: More Now Than Ever is a mod-anthology that attempts to echo and extend the spirit of the original game. All-new writing continues Tim's story and...

Nyx

Nyx

Singleplayer Map 2 comments

Your newest attempt to save Princess begins tonight. Good luck!

Tim's Modyssee

Tim's Modyssee

Singleplayer Map 7 comments

Tim's mOdyssee version 1.06b is finally here. All worlds are complete. Your newest attempt to save the Princess begins now. Enjoy!

silverbraid

silverbraid

Singleplayer Map 7 comments

Silverbraid is a new levels pack for braid game. The goal is to give a new experience with new ideas.

Installer

Installer

Schwabs Music Mod for Braid Installer Tool 0 comments

The installation file, just follow the instructions described during the installation process.

Schwabs Music Mod for Braid

Schwabs Music Mod for Braid

Schwabs Music Mod for Braid Music 2 comments

The Music Mod for Braid replaces the soundtrack of the game with music composed specifically for this game. The modification includes 8 songs: Autonomy...

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rioninja
rioninja

I'm enjoying this one so far. It's style and gameplay might not be for everyone, but it's very well done.

My only complaints are the lack of joystick support, and lack of graphical configuration options. I don't understand why joystick support was ommited, since it was obviously designed with joystick control in mind, having been first released on consoles. It's a (partly) platformer for crying out loud!
The lack of graphical control options just seems like laziness to me though. Why should I have to open up the config file in a text editor in order to run it in it's native resolution?

I haven't played it long enough to give it an honest rating yet, but I really do like it so far. These two issues are gonna keep me from rating it as high as I would like to though. I hope it gets an update!

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beefheartvliet
beefheartvliet

I can't say I have tried it, but I was reading about an application to allow you to map keys to joystick movements, thus allowing you to run games with a joystick where it was not before possible! This was for ubuntu, in fact, let's stop being lazy and ill see if i can find some info. Do a google search for Rejoystick. I'm not sure what the rules are as to regards linking to a page. Hope that helps :-)

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nawwashere
nawwashere

I agree. Got this with the Humble Bundle and was kind of dissappointed by the low resolution. Then, when i launched it with -width and -height it ran slow big time.

Hoping for an update, wouldn't hold my breath though. But seriously this game is too awesome for me to complain too much :D

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KameZero
KameZero

Well, you don't HAVE to use the config file. It has resolution switches to! (-width and -height)

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RavensKrag
RavensKrag

Only voted a 9 because of that glitch with the puzzle pieces. I'll change my vote later if I notice it's been fixed.

So glad to see that the Linux version is available through Desura now as well.

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RequiemLux
RequiemLux

beautiful game!

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Cybertrash
Cybertrash

It's a great game, although support for the Linux version is somewhat lacking, it works great under Windows.

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JamesTheWhitney
JamesTheWhitney

Last level is just genius!

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WinstonSmith
WinstonSmith

Brilliantly beautiful game. I've loaded this game and suddenly lost hours absorbed in its art and gameplay. Hooray for independent, innovational games!

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L0K
L0K

I cant believe it took me this long before I purchased and played Braid. It's beautiful, extremely well thought out and is the first game in years(!) to actually absorb me into its world.

9.5/10 from me, also voted for you guys :)

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Vatiel
Vatiel

One of the best modern 2D platformers/logic games. Not only because of mechanics but also amazing, deep story. Just one flaw - too short!
9/10

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intgr
intgr

Why are people complaining that it's too short? I got it with HIB#2 and I still haven't finished it :(

Oh well, maybe I'm just slow.

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Hamtaro
Hamtaro

One of the best 2D-Games

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It would be very difficult to adequately put into words how much I enjoyed Braid. It has, without a doubt, left a lasting impact on what I expect from indie games, raising my expectations to a level that only a handful of other games can possibly complete with. In terms of gameplay, Braid is original, refreshing and clever to the point where I was stuck for a good half hour in places and, I am ashamed to say, had to resort to a guide to finish certain levels. Some of the puzzles are fiendishly difficult…

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