Developer: Hothead Games Inc.

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 149.8 MB - Download


Braid won the Apple's Mac Store Best Games of 2011 award

Play the game that Macworld named as one of the best! Created by Jonathan Blow and Number None.

* Braid has average Metacritic review score 90% *

* Braid is a platform game where you manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles.
* Every puzzle in Braid is unique. There is no filler. Braid does everything it can to give you a mind-expanding experience.
* Journey into worlds where time behaves strangely; observe, learn from, and then master these worlds.


"When it came time to select the best Mac apps of the year, we started with the list of the roughly 250 Mac programs we reviewed over the past 12 months. After much discussion, we whittled that list down to just 13 that we deemed worthy of our Editors' Choice Award" Macworld Editor's Choice Award

"Braid's artistic design is as imaginative as its puzzles. The whimsical world looks like a painting come to life." IGN

"One of the most interesting, satisfying, beautiful game experiences I've ever had." Destructoid

"Beyond Braid's enchanting hand-painted visual style, beyond its often haunting score, and beyond its musings on love and personal growth... Braid is one of the most progressive platform/puzzle games we've played in years." IGN Australia


Release Notes:

Minor bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by creativemistakes

Smart, difficult, and rewarding. - Braid is 3 things: 1) a difficult puzzler that demands thought and innovation from the player 2) an artisitcal masterpiece 3) a subtly symbolic story about man's search for power (if you think it's just about saving the princess, think again!) I just finished the game today and I am very glad I bought it. If you are thinking about buying it, don't get put off by how hard it is right off the bat. Keep playing even if you don't get all of the puzzle pieces right away. There is a bit of a steep learning curve for this game's dynamics, so don't give up! I got stuck within the first 10 minutes of playing and didn't actually figure out how to get 2 puzzle pieces from world 1 until I had gotten to the next to last world. Playing this game is equally as rewarding as it is frusterating and if you play to the end, you will find the storyline to be much more than it originally appeared to be. On top of all of that, the game is simply gorgeous and the music is awesome. Don't Buy If: -You hate quality games -You want mindless action -You can't appreciate art -You hate platformers -You give up when presented a challenge SERIOUSLY GO BUY IT AND PLAY TO THE END!

Found helpful by 26 out of 32 people
Version 1.1
Review by rontajr11

App not installing on Yosimte(2015) - The app isn’t installing for me at all, anytime I go to install the game from the App Store, I get errors and a message saying it can’t install.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by Ludwig Van Pete-oven

Doesn’t take long to solve, but replayable in Speed-run mode. - Braid plays beautifully, with each set of levels having their own mechanic which affects the playability. If you’re not a stranger to gaming, it won’t take you all that long to finish the game, but fortunately the game comes with a Speedrun Mode allowing you to improve on your playing time. Just to give you an idea, the challenge time to complete the game is 45 minutes. I’ve seen some of the Speedrun pros at AGDQ complete it in less than 30 minutes, but their precision is pixel-perfect in some cases. But that’s why it’s worth making the purchase for such a relatively short game. You can play it over and over. Just like the Van Halen albums from the 1980s. You could listen to the entire album in less than 30 minutes, but you could just play the thing all day. And it was good. Braid is also good. Much less anger and profanity-inducing as Super Meat Boy.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.1
Review by Heisenburg von Calrissian

Appreciation - This game is something I can appreciate. To me, that means I can see why others like it but I cannot bring myself to like it. Maybe I just don't like puzzles. I really thought I was going to get a straightforward platformer, but I got more than I really wanted. The game is beautiful and creatively executed. There is real thought and artistic expression and exploration going on here. If you're someone who believes that gaming can include artistic expression, it's likely you'll like this game. In order to like it, you'll also need patience. And it'll help if you're amused with the insufferable main character. For some reason I detest him. The back-in-time motion is interesting, but again, it's not for me. I was irritated by the plagiarism of Mario. Platforms, squat-statured character, even the green pipes with killer lotus flowers protruding from them. I'm unimpressed. Can't recommed this one. I tried to like it, I really did. Deleted.

Found helpful by 7 out of 25 people
Version 1.1
Review by dmanasco

Won’t Install with Old OS Either - Won’t download under Yosemite 10.10.5 either. At least for me. Please fix. . There is, by the way, NO Braid support. If you follow the link to Hothead Games you will find no mention of Braid on their website.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.1
Review by AnnyeFaye

Won’t Install - I clicked buy in my Mac App Store and it is hung up and will not install. Can’t find anyone to help resolve this issue.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.1
Review by Kiptunes

Bummer, won’t download - I am also having a problem being able to download this app…please fix!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people