A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Expand is a 2D indie minimalist game in which you guide a pink square through a circular labyrinth that constantly rotates, unfolds and expands around you. Navigate through a world that can easily lift as well as harm you, keeping you disorientated and unfamiliar in your surroundings.

A world set in five stages, Expand offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through gameplay and compelling soundtrack designed to immerse you deeply into its allegorical themes.

Playing with a controller is highly recommend but nonessential.

Expand is playable in English, Japanese, French, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.


"This unique experience is well-paced, polished, and brimming with ideas, and backed by one of the best scores I've heard in years."

Cam Shea, IGN Australia

"Expand is a wonderfully original experience that defies easy definition, but when you play it, you will know. You will know you've played something special."

Mark Serrels, Kotaku Australia

"Expand is fiendish and clever, but what really stands out about it is how curiously emotional the experience is. It's definitely one of the most interesting games being developed in Australia right now."

James O'Connor, games.on.net


Awards

  • "Official Selection" Indie Game Contest - Strasbourg 2015
  • "Indie Showcase Selection" PAX Australia 2014
  • "Official Selection" Sense of Wonder Night 2014
  • "Honourable Mention for International Competition" Ludicious
  • "Official Selection" Out of Index 2014
  • "Best in Audio Finalist" Freeplay 2012
Published Jul 03, 2014
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 29, 2015
Rating
(12)
AuthorChris Johnson
GenreAdventure
Made withSDL
TagsAbstract, expand, minimalism, square
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish, French, Japanese, Chinese
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles, Configurable controls, High-contrast, Textless
LinksHomepage

Purchase

Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

expand-windows.zip 140 MB
Version 4
expand-osx.zip 139 MB
Version 2
expand-linux-64bit.zip 142 MB
Version 2
expand-soundtrack-mp3.zip 115 MB
if you pay $10 USD or more
Version 1
expand-soundtrack-flac.zip 568 MB
if you pay $10 USD or more
Version 1

Comments

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I'm loving it so far!

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Finished the game: it was so so so good! I really loved it!

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Hey, this game is really incredible. Just thought you should know, The editor always launches when I play. It's cool, because I can mess with everything, but I'm guessing not your intention. I was really confused at first because I thought I was playing a level editor.

Yeah that's my bad. I need to configure the game to properly work with the itch.io app. I'll be pushing an update to the game soon.

I actually loved messing around with the editor! I was pretty blown away by your tools.

This is a great game! Good job :D

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For me, this game is a lot of things. It's beautiful, it's talented, it's thought provoking. This isn't your normal platforming rage game, this game is relaxing, even in failure. The sound track is amazing, and it really adds a whole dimension to the world that's created in this game.

If you are still on the fence, let me show you just a little bit of it. It's an experience from start to finish:

The movement is so slow. It should be triple the speed, then it would be challenging. At the moment I find it very boring. Nothing compared to Super Hexagon or Circa Infinity.