The Shape of Things Review (Steam)

For this The Shape of Things Review, where we experience a relaxing atmosphere from the comfort of our cozy room by solving small 3D puzzles inside collectible gachapons, and finding the original shape of things inspired by Rubik’s style.

The Shape of Things Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 604.67MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Graphics settings – display mode, graphics preset, and fps.
  • Full controller support.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • The Gacha machine unlocks new worlds.
  • Earn coins from completing puzzles and then use them for using the Gacha machine.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • The goal of the game is to rotate elements of an object and line it up to make it complete.
  • Chilled out the soundtrack.
  • Beautiful animated backdrops and locations.
  • Plays off the Rubiks Cube method of puzzle solving.
  • All the parts of a puzzle get highlighted to make it easier.
  • Aside from spinning and rotating pieces, you can also shrink and enlarge the puzzle pieces.
  • The angle at which you build the puzzle can have a bearing on how to finish it.
  • Each world has a line of puzzles and shows you the progress.
  • Can replay puzzles if you wish.
  • The hub is a room where you can freely look around in a point-and-click style, and change the time of day and weather at will.
  • Handy restart button.
  • Very Zen-like atmosphere.

The Shape of Things Review Cons:

  • No graphics settings initially and are hidden away.
  • Cannot rebind controls or tweak axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • The pause screen is nothing but a pink filter over the screen.
  • Little change in the soundtrack.
  • The pieces have to be so precise for the game to register it as complete.
  • None of the pieces snap together to give feedback.
  • Not clear what are options within the hub room.
  • It feels like sometimes you have to just grab a piece and keep moving it for the game to finally accept you are right with its placement.

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The Shape of Things:

Official website.

Developer: Hyper Three Studio

Publisher: Maple Whispering

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


A very Zen-like puzzle game, The Shape of Things is a game that has you rotating, resizing, and generally just lining up parts to make an object. It’s all done in a 3D way which does leave a lot of space for you to solve the puzzle. Sound like a Rubik’s cube, you will be glad to know that it is easier than a Rubik’s cube as you can work out what the object is, and with that, it makes moving pieces around easier. The progress of the game is done by getting a gacha from the machine and what this means is everyone will play the game in a different order which is a cool idea. Overall I found this to be the perfect wind-down game and get a good mental workout.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!