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Opus Magnum

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Design and build machines that assemble potions, poisons, and more in the latest open-ended puzzle game from Zachtronics.
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About Opus Magnum

About this game

“It is not an exaggeration to say that without alchemical engineering, civilization would not exist.”

Hailed as the most promising alchemist of his generation, Anataeus Vaya has just accepted a position as Head Alchemist of House Van Tassen, the oldest and richest of the city’s ancient Houses. But dangers lurk behind the family’s opulent facade, and alchemy alone may not solve every problem.

Opus Magnum is the latest open-ended puzzle game from Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem, Infinifactory, TIS-100, and SHENZHEN I/O. Master the intricate, physical machinery of the transmutation engine— the alchemical engineer’s most advanced tool— and use it to create vital remedies, precious gemstones, deadly weapons, and more.

Design Machines - Design and build machines that carry out alchemical processes using a variety of components including programmable arms, customizable tracks, and more esoteric devices like Van Berlo’s wheel and the Glyph of Animismus.

Open-Ended Puzzles - Compete against your friends and the world to build the simplest, fastest, and most compact solutions to the game’s challenges. Export animated GIFs of your elegant designs to show them off.

Steam Workshop - Make and share your own puzzles with full Steam Workshop integration and an easy-to-use puzzle editor. Play the top user-submitted puzzles in the prestigious Journal of Alchemical Engineering, curated by Zachtronics!

Rich Story - Intrigues and dark plots swirl around the city’s ancient Houses. Alchemists, who hold the power to create almost anything known to science, are highly sought— and highly dangerous.

Solitaire Minigame - Alchemical engineering takes focus and concentration. Take a break with Sigmar’s Garden, an original alchemy-based solitaire game. Every game is winnable, but not every game will be won…

Game Details

Release Date:
December 07, 2017
Developer:
Zachtronics
Publisher:
Zachtronics
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Puzzle
Simulation

Building

Sandbox

Casual
Themes:
Programming
Logic

Great Soundtrack

Steampunk

Difficult
Play Styles:
Automation
Singleplayer

2D

Hex Grid
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Includes level editor

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1366 x 768
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1920 x 1080
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: macOS 10.9+
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1366 x 768
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: macOS 10.9+
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1920 x 1080
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+, SteamOS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0, 1366 x 768
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+, SteamOS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1920 x 1080
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

Critic Reviews

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IGN

95 / 100
"Opus Magnum is a collection of brilliant puzzles that I want to endlessly replay and re-solve, subtly encouraging my creativity as I hunt for better solutions. It’s also...

4Players.de

86 / 100
"Quotation forthcoming."

PC Gamer

91 / 100
"A beautiful exercise in freeform solutions, Zachtronics has created one of the most satisfying puzzle games ever made."
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Just Right
55.56%
Tough
33.33%
Unforgiving
3.7%
Relax & enjoy! 55.56%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
11.76%
Played It
20.59%
Halfway
17.65%
Beat It
44.12%
Conquered It
5.88%
Completionist! 5.88%  of players have Conquered It

Opus Magnum User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 3 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.3

User Ratings Breakdown

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Achilles
Verified purchase
Wonderful puzzle game, the type with simple mechanics that interact in very complex ways. While beating the levels is moderately difficult, there's multiple ways to optimize each puzzle and doing that is where the game truly shows its true challenge. If that sounds fun to you and you enjoy games like Factorio this one is definitely worth a shot. It's strangely addictive. The included minigame that shows up every now and then is also way more fun than it looks.
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Fanatical User
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This is a logic puzzle game. On a board consisting of hexagons, your goal is to transform input 'molecules' of given colors into specified outputs. You achieve this putting machines on the board. Simple ones change an atom's color, when the atom is hovered over it; cranes can be used to grab, move and rotate molecules, but you need to program their actions. I love how simple problems and simple solving mechanisms are turned into logic riddles. The difficulty raises slowly. It is rather difficult to get started, since there are many different actions already given at the start. I guess this is a burden for many players. However, once I got into it, it hooked me. For those, who do not only want to build 'a' solution, but want the 'best' one, there are three criteria to be optimized: time needed for the machine to build the output, space needed by the machine, and money needed to build the machine. After completing a match, the values of the best solutions of your friends are shown, and a statistical chart generated by all users that finished the level is also given for each of the three criteria. So at start, this is a competition the game vs you - afterwards, (and if you like) it is a competition of the best other players and you. There are some drawbacks, though. In the endgame, as always with these kind of games, the problems become very complicated and it takes hours to solve them, which can be tedious. Further, the interface is sometimes unintuitive. I needed to google how to scroll through the programming code, when my screen was too small to show it all the the same time.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 56% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 37% of GameFAQs users said Opus Magnum is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Opus Magnum is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1366 x 768
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1920 x 1080
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: macOS 10.9+
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1366 x 768
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: macOS 10.9+
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1920 x 1080
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 15 hours. 64% of users played Opus Magnum for over 12 hours.
Opus Magnum was released on December 07, 2017
Yes, Opus Magnum supports MacOS.
Yes, Opus Magnum supports Linux.
Opus Magnum is published by Zachtronics
Opus Magnum was developed by Zachtronics
Fanatical users tagged Opus Magnum as Puzzle, Simulation, Building, and Sandbox
Fanatical users tagged Opus Magnum as Programming, Logic, Great Soundtrack, and Steampunk
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Opus Magnum as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Opus Magnum as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Opus Magnum as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Opus Magnum as Building

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