Developer: Recoil Games Ltd

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.1 GB - Download


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* App Store Arcade: OS X Game of the Month (January 2012)
* IGM Game of the Year Awards 2011: PSN Editor's Choice

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.


- 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


The game requires minimum of 256MB video memory to run smoothly. Please check the amount of video memory by running 'System Information' (Graphics/Displays:VRAM).

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


- Customizable keyboard and two-button mouse controls. Use of Trackpad not recommended (except for ninjas).
- Wireless PS3 controller (OS X built-in driver; Pair as a Bluetooth device using USB cable)
- Logitech controllers (OS X built-in driver)
- Wired Xbox360 controller (with Tattiebogle Mac OS X driver)


- Gaming Universe: Best Downloadable Game of Gamescom 2011
- Unity Awards 2011: Best Graphics
- Unity Awards 2011: Best Gameplay
- GamingXP: Best Arcade Game of Gamescom 2011
- IGN: Editors' Choice
- GameShark: Editors' Choice
- GamePro: Editors' Choice
- Gaming Nexus: Editors' Choice


"Rochard kind of looks like a Metroidvania or Bionic Commando-style game at first, but it’s really neither. Instead, its focus is primarily on puzzle solving, and in that it succeeds, with clever challenges that get progressively more difficult." - Ars Technica (Verdict: BUY)

"Rochard is a breath of fresh air for the PlayStation Network and the gaming industry as a whole. It is an original ideal filled with great puzzles and an entertaining sense of humor." - Gaming Nexus (A-)

"Enjoy Rochard as it was intended, and let it bend your mind a bit. You won’t be sorry you did." - IGN (8.5/10)


Release Notes:

- Localizations for Russian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Czech and Turkish
- iCloud support
- On some Retina systems the fullscreen modes may not behave correctly. Pressing cmd-F twice fixes the problem.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by MediaJolt

Beautiful game and great idea, but... - … no way to remap keys for left-handers. I use my mouse with my left hand and typically use the arrow keys in place of WASD. With no way to change this, the game is pretty much impossible for me to change. Make this fix, and I'll happily change my rating to five stars! UPDATE: Now five stars! Developers tweeted me and explained how to do the remapping, and now I'm a happy camper! (FYI, for other remappers out there, use the mouse to select Customize Controls instead of the keyboard and that will take you to a mapping page; doing that via keyboard will just send you back to the Options menu). Killer customer service for a killer game! Well done, Recoil!!

Found helpful by 30 out of 32 people
Version 0
Review by Wetfarts

Crashes!!!! - I must be one of the few where a game I get doesn't load right. The game puts my display to sleep when I wake the computer up, I then have to type my account password and once I log back on the computer goes back to sleep a few seconds later. So it's a constant battle just to stayed logged on.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people