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The Tiny Bang Story


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The Tiny Bang Story

JohnBBest of Casual Gameplay 2011When Amanita Design's Samorost or Machinarium meets a smart, non-formulatic hidden object game, The Tiny Bang Story is the beautiful result. A point-and-click puzzle game at heart, this charming release from Colibri Games will hook you from the start, keeping your eyes busy and your cursor mobile from the opening screen all the way to the very end. It's a stunning and very memorable game that will make you wish more games followed its careful design concepts.

tinybangstory.jpgThe bucolic Tiny Planet was just hovering happily along, looking all peaceful and serene with its babbling brooks, patchwork machines, and scattering of quietly content inhabitants. Then an asteroid shatters and drops its pieces across the planet, splitting it apart into a massive jigsaw puzzle. Now, it's your job to put everything back together, traveling from location to location, picking up jigsaw pieces and assembling machines to help you rebuild the world.

Each part of The Tiny Bang Story is filled with hand-drawn art, depicting imaginative contraptions and scenes that could have been pulled out of the most dreamy children's book ever released. By clicking on things you can discover puzzles, indicated by the cursor changing to a gear. When you find an incomplete part of the stage, a small inventory icon will appear on the side of the screen. These icons show a number along with the item you need to find. So, for example, you might need to locate ten gears, 15 lightbulbs, one wrench, etc. Find the items, return to the screen with the puzzle, and put things back together to see what happens!

Finding items is the main focus of the game, but don't confuse The Tiny Bang Story with your run-of-the-mill hidden object release. Items aren't hidden, camouflaged, scaled to ridiculous proportions, or turned almost invisible. Instead, they're hidden right in front of your eyes, rotated and scaled to fit logically into the scene. Look across several areas as you search for the many items you need. And don't forget to click the blue bugs to charge your hint meter!

tinybangstory2.jpgAfter you've found the puzzle pieces and beaten the level, you'll return to the main view of the planet to assemble the jigsaw puzzle. If you've played a casual game before, you'll probably expect a simple sort of jigsaw where pieces snap to each other when they're within breathing distance, right? Not so, here. This is a for-real jigsaw puzzle, and it requires you to take some time to solve. But, you know what? It's stupendously enjoyable!

Analysis: The Tiny Bang Story is a relatively low-key game, but it's that subtlety that makes it so very very good. There's no dialogue, no text to read, no cutscenes or other gimmicky inclusions to force-feed you anything. It's just a simple story and simple gameplay, all baked together and prepared with mountains of love and attention. It's obvious Colibri Games spent a lot of time getting The Tiny Bang Story just right. When you try out the demo, you'll see how far that goes in making a game like this stand out from the crowd.

The Tiny Bang Story never hands you the answers, so you actually have to put in some legwork to get things done. Items don't jump out at you, puzzles don't solve themselves, and even the hint system requires a bit of work. In order to charge the button, you must collect floating bugs that hover around the screen. This discourages players from spamming the hint key and makes everyone slow down and experience this wonderful game for all it's worth.

Games like The Tiny Bang Story aren't a common occurrence in the video gaming world. So, when you see something this beautiful, this engaging, and this playable, grab it right away. The Tiny Bang Story is a phenomenal game that everyone should experience from beginning to satisfying end!

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Walkthrough Guide


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The Tiny Bang Story Walkthrough

General Information

  • Menu options include sound and music volume, and choice of full or windowed screen.

  • The goal is to find objects scattered around in each scene, collect them and use them to solve puzzles.

  • When anything in the environment can be interacted with, the cursor changes into a spinning cog.

  • Navigate between scenes either by clicking on the blue arrow signposts that are part of some scenes, or by clicking on doors, stairways and ladders.

  • Buttons on the game screens include:

    • Pause - takes you to the menu

    • ? - Hint button

    • Inventory - includes the puzzle pieces at the top, and all other items to be collected underneath. Each item tab shows the number of items left to collect. Move the cursor over the item tabs, and the menu will expand, showing where the items to be collected are to be used.

  • The hint button at top right is recharged by collecting the blue flies that hover around the screen. 30 flies are needed to refill the hint function.

  • Items can only be collected as tasks are created. Click around each scene to locate puzzles and create tasks.

  • Each level contains hidden puzzle pieces which need to be collected to progress to the next level.

  • Clicking out of puzzles and mini-games before completing them will reset them. This is helpful if you wish to restart a puzzle or mini-game.

Walkthrough

Level 1 - The Tree House

Ground level

  1. Start by collecting five puzzle pieces.

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  3. Click on the red button towards the top of the tree and click on the door to enter.

Second Floor

  1. Find 4 puzzle pieces.

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  3. Click on the ladder towards the top to create the rung-seeking task.

  4. Click on the inner handle of the round hatch door.

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  6. Click on the stairs inside the tree for a matching mini-game, where the goal is to match numbers.

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  8. When all the pairs of numbers have been matched, the three remaining numbers will light up.

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  10. Go back down to the base of the tree.

Ground level

  1. Collect 3 rungs.

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  3. Click on the large bent panel to start the wrench-seeking task.

  4. Click on the area that looks like a fireplace, bottom right, and collect another rung that looks like a pot handle.

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  6. Also collect 3 puzzle pieces here.

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  8. There's more to be found here, but later on. Click out and go to the control box at the right of the screen.

  9. Click on the control box to find a 3 digit code is needed.

  10. The code is the three numbers located in the mini game upstairs.

  11. 713

  12. Enter the code and note the lightbulb panel missing 9 lightbulbs.

  13. Click on it to begin the lightbulb-seeking task.

  14. While here, click on the inside handle on the door of the panel to collect another rung.

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  16. Head back up to the Second Floor, click on the rungs in the inventory and click on the ladder. Head up to the Old Lady's room.

Old Lady's Room

  1. Collect 7 puzzle pieces, one of which is in the cupboard to the right.

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  3. Click on the trunk to the right to create the key-seeking task.

  4. Click on the Old Lady, and she will indicate that she will give you a key in exchange for a picture.

  5. Click on the empty frame at left to create the canvas collecting task.

  6. Collect 2 lightbulbs from the lamp near the frame and one from the balcony at right.

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  8. Head upstairs to the Observation Deck.

Observation Deck

  1. Collect 4 puzzle pieces.

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  3. Collect 3 lightbulbs.

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  5. Click on the lens end of the telescope and start the canvas-collecting game. A number of bottles will float up in view, and the goal is to click on and pop the balloons carrying the bottles with pieces of canvas in them. There's no win or lose; just keep collecting until the inventory is stocked with 25 pieces.

  6. Head back to the Old Lady's room.

Old Lady's room

  1. Use the canvas pieces on the empty frame and assemble them to complete the picture.

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  3. A key will appear near the feet of the Old Lady, so click on it to collect it and use it on the trunk.

  4. Inside the trunk, collect the wrench, 2 puzzle pieces and a lightbulb.

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  6. Head down to Ground level.

Ground level

  1. Use the wrench on each of the screws on the bent panel.

  2. When the interior machinery is revealed, click on it to start the 8 elbow pipes and 7 cogs collecting tasks.

  3. Collect the lightbulb above the top door.

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  5. Click on the fireplace again to collect one pipe and one cog.

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  7. Collect two cogs in the wider view of the base of the tree, and the elbow pipe nestled in near the red lever on the control box.

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  9. Head back up to the second floor.

Second floor

  1. Collect the lightbulb from the top of the compartment with the warning symbol on it.

  2. Collect a cog from inside the hatch and an elbow pipe from just above the lower door.

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  4. Time to visit the Old Lady again.

Old Lady's room

  1. Go the trunk and collect the cog and pipe from inside.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the cog from inside the hatch cover, and collect two more pipes, one from the cupboard and one on the end of the bannister railing.

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  5. Nearly there, but we need one more visit to the Observation Deck.

Observation Deck

  1. Collect two pipes and a cog.

  2. Screenshot

  3. We're almost done, just a couple more things to take care of at Ground level.

Ground Level

  1. Click on the pipes and cogs in the inventory and click on the panel.

  2. Use the lightbulbs on the control box and complete the mini-game by clicking to spin sections and getting the 3 red bulbs across the top row, the purple bulbs along the centre row, and the green across the bottom.

  3. Pull the red lever on the control box, and then click on the yellow button at the bottom of the stairs. When the hatch opens, click on it and complete the train by finding each part and putting it together.

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  5. When the train is complete, it will choof off, marking the successful completion of Level 1.

Globe Jigsaw Part 1

Level 2 - The Gnome and The River

Elevator

  1. Use the blue arrow signposts at the bottom of each scene to navigate between views.

  2. Start by clicking on the red elevator control box to the right to create the battery-seeking task.

  3. Click on the machinery in the tree to start the cog-seeking task.

  4. Click on the fragmented apple and plane picture, and complete the minigame by clicking on the green buttons at the bottom to form a complete picture of the plane.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Also, collect 8 puzzle pieces in the wider view.

  7. Screenshot

  8. Head to the left.

Control station

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the middle hatch in the right side building and click again to create the bottle-seeking task.

  4. Click on the small hatch to the bottom right, to enter the Gnome's Quarters.

Gnome's Quarters

  1. Click on the trapdoor to collect a bottle.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the lower cupboard to the left to collect a cog.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Click on the upper cupboard to collect a puzzle piece.

  6. Click on the trunk and inside collect a puzzle piece, a cog and the second bottle.

  7. Screenshot

  8. Collect the puzzle pieces from the orange chair at the back, the cushion next to the gnome, the coffee table and two more from the front of the trunk.

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  10. Click on the picture at the back and complete it by sliding tiles.

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  12. Click on the Gnome, who will indicate that a battery can be collected from a contraption.

  13. Head back up.

Control station

  1. Click on the bottles in the inventory and click on the middle hatch. Reassemble the contraption using the diagram at left.

  2. Screenshot

  3. When the contraption is complete, a hatch will open, revealing the battery.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Head left to the bridge.

The Bridge

  1. Click on the far left hatch and click again to create the spigot-seeking task.

  2. Collect the first spigot from the left.

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  4. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head back to the control station.

Control station

Collect the spigot from the centre of the screen before heading back to the elevator.

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Elevator

  1. Collect the spigot from the far right.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Use the battery on the red elevator control.

  4. Click on the elevator doors to create the sphere-seeking task, requiring that you find 24 spheres and one red button.

  5. Collect 6 spheres from this scene.

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  7. Go left to the Control station.

Control station

Find 6 spheres and then head down the hatch to the Gnome's Quarters.
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Gnome's Quarters

  1. Collect 6 spheres.

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  3. Collect the final spigot from the trunk.

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  5. Head back up and left to the Bridge.

The Bridge

  1. Collect 5 spheres.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Use the spigots in the hatch on the big bottle to the left.

  4. Complete the minigame by connecting all pipes. Hitting the hint button at top right will show a blueprint with a solution.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Click on the top right bubble window to start the lever-seeking task.

  7. There's a different coloured lever located in each of the four scenes

  8. Yellow lever

    Blue lever

    Green lever

    Red lever

  9. Click on the bubble window and use the levers on it to complete a mini-game. The radar will emit a sequence of colours that will need to be replicated by clicking on the coloured levers. The sequences vary each time you play. When complete, click on the screen down below to complete another mini-game.

  10. The screen game requires that you navigate a boat by clicking on the up and down arrows on the screen.

  11. To the left of the screen is a green button with a cross on it. Click on this button each time green squares with crosses appear in the game, to remove them.

  12. When complete, you'll return to the bridge scene where a boat will be docked.

  13. Click on the red button with a triangle on it, which is on the front of the boat.

  14. Time to return to the elevator.

Elevator

  1. Click on the spheres and the button in the inventory and use them on the circular panel in the elevator doors.

  2. The aim of the game is to have all green spheres in the outer ring, blue in the middle ring and orange in the centre ring. Click on each ring to rotate it and click on the spheres to move them.

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  4. Click on the hatch to open it, and the elevator will start to ascend, marking the successful completion of Level 2.

Globe Puzzle Part 2

Level 3 - Apples

The Foyer

  • Find 7 puzzle pieces.

  • There are 5 scattered around the foyer.

  • The other two can be found by clicking on the security camera, top right.

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  • Click on the doors to the left to go to the Apple Shop.

The Apple Shop

  1. Click on the Apple Lady, and she will indicate that you can receive a coin in return for a complete picture and 3 apples.

  2. Collect 7 puzzle pieces from around the shop.

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  4. Click on the picture frame at the back of the shop to begin the scroll collecting task.

  5. Click on the arcade machine to the left.

  6. Complete the mini-game by assembling the colours in the right order. Note the order of colours indicated by the top bar, and the brightness of colours as indicated by the bar to the right.

  7. When complete, the machine will reveal the scroll.

  8. Use the scroll on the frame.

  9. Click on the wooden display case towards the back to begin the apple-seeking task.

  10. Head back to the Foyer and then right again to the Balcony.

The Balcony

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

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  3. Collect the apple in the nest top left.

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  5. Click on the poster at the back with the two worlds printed on it.

  6. Complete the mini-game by rotating the globes until all yellow segments are at left, all green segments are in the centre and all pink segments are at the right.

  7. When complete, the shutter to the right will open. Click on it to activate the coin-seeking task.

  8. Go left to the Foyer then use the elevator to go up.

Screen Room

  1. Collect 6 puzzle pieces, one of which is in the cupboard at left.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the yellow circular dish next to the cupboard to activate the compass-seeking task.

  4. Click on the machine next to the yellow dish to activate the dial-seeking task.

  5. Click on the bunch of papers on the small table to the right to start the stencil-seeking task.

  6. Head back down to the foyer.

The Foyer

  1. Click on the security camera and collect the compass.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the apple and the dial from the shelves next to the elevator.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Before heading up to the screen room, visit the Balcony and the Apple Shop to collect two more dials.

  6. Apple Shop

    Balcony

  7. Now head back up to the Screen Room.

Screen Room

  1. Use the compass on the yellow dish.

  2. Complete the mini-game by aligning the red line in each disc so that it runs from top to bottom, with the largest disc at the top.

  3. Rotate the discs by clicking and holding on the largest disc.

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  5. Collect the stencil from inside the compass puzzle, and use it on the batch of papers to the right.

  6. Move the stencil around the drawing on the grid until you find the right location.

  7. Screenshot

  8. When complete, note the equations running from top to bottom, and that the numbers at the bottom are the difference between the two upper numbers in each row. You should now have a four digit code worked out.

  9. 3132

  10. Take the dial from the table that the papers are on.

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  12. Use the dials on the machine next to the compass puzzle.

  13. When in close-up, turn the dials to match the code found from the stencil and paper puzzle.

  14. Take the apple that's revealed by the hatch opening and go back down to the Apple Shop.

The Apple Shop

  1. Use the apples on the display case, and then click on the lady.

  2. Take the coin from the till and go to the Balcony.

The Balcony

Use the coin on the open shutter and then head back up to the Screen Room.

Screen Room

  • Click on the big screen at right to play another mini-game.

  • The aim is to navigate a yellow plane through the forest, avoiding trees and black planes, by clicking on the left and right buttons onscreen.

  • I found that by taking the clear paths on the left side of the screen was the best strategy.

  • When done, head back to the Balcony.

The Balcony

  1. Click on the big orange button to open the plane door.

  2. Click on the open door to activate the parcel-seeking task.

  3. Collect 2 parcels from the balcony area and open the hatch to collect a third parcel.

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  5. Head back to explore the other three areas for the rest of the parcels, and then use them on the plane.

The Apple Shop

Find 3 parcels around the shop and one hidden in the lower part of the middle display case at left.

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The Screen Room

Find one parcel in left cupboard and one on the stool to the right.

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The Foyer

Collect 2 parcels from the main view and one from the camera view.

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Globe Puzzle Part 3

Level 4 - The Sailor and the River

The Airport

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the scales at right to activate the bag collecting task.

  4. Collect 7 bags in the scene, which includes one in the oven-style contraption below the plane.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Click doors at the base of the big bottle at left.

  7. Inside, collect 3 puzzle pieces.

  8. Screenshot

  9. Also collect 3 bags.

  10. Screenshot

  11. Back outside, use the bags on the scale. The goal is to get the weight indicator exactly in the centre.

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  13. Once completed, the boom gate will open and it's now possible to move right to the next scene.

The Gazebo

  1. Click on the circular stone platform at centre, to activate the dice collecting task.

  2. Collect 3 puzzle pieces.

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  4. Head right to the Jetty.

The Jetty

  1. Collect the blue die from the paving stones, lower left.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the lock that's lying on the jetty near the boat to activate the key-finding task.

  4. Click on the broken decorative mandala on the elephant statue to activate the mandala piece-seeking task.

  5. Collect a mandala piece from the top of the elephant statue.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  8. Screenshot

  9. Head back to the Airport.

The Airport

  1. Collect a piece of the mandala from under the stairs.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Enter the lower left doors and once inside, collect a piece of the mandala and the red dice.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Back in the wider view, collect the green dice from the top bubble hatch on the big bottle at left.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Head right, stopping at the Gazebo.

The Gazebo

Collect the mandala piece from top left.

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The Jetty

  1. Use the mandala pieces on the elephant statue and complete the puzzle.

  2. Screenshot

  3. The two bottom doors will open. They both go to the same scene, so click on either one.

  4. Inside, collect the yellow dice and a puzzle piece.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head back to the Gazebo.

The Gazebo

  1. Use the coloured die on the circular stone platform.

  2. Click on the dice to move them through the slots to their respective squares.

  3. Pull the green lever to activate a ladder.

  4. Head up the ladder to the Sailor's Quarters.

Sailor's Quarters

  1. Collect 5 puzzles pieces, 2 of which are in the left and right cupboards.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the torn picture in the frame to activate the ship-collecting task; you'll also need to locate the missing piece of the picture.

  4. Click on the puzzle in the lower right on the floor to activate the lure-collecting task.

  5. Locate one lure in the left cupboard.

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  7. Go back down to the Gazebo.

The Gazebo

  1. Click on the left bubble hatch to collect a lure.

  2. Click on the round wooden trapdoor to collect a ship.

  3. Click on the crank to open the upper shutter and collect another lure.

  4. Collect the ship from the viney plant at left.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head left to the Airport.

The Airport

  1. Go to the lower left doors and inside collect one lure and one ship.

  2. Screenshot

  3. In the wider view, collect a lure from just under the clock and a ship in the vines above the low left doors.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Go all the way to the right to the Jetty.

The Jetty

  1. Enter the building through either of the doors and collect a ship piece from the photo, and one from the wall above the model ship.

  2. Also, collect a lure from the desk and a lure from the model ship.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Back outside, collect a giant lure from the river, and another smaller lure from the bubble hatch lower left.

  5. Also, collect a ship piece from the statue and another at the very bottom of the scene hidden amongst the plants.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Head back to the Sailor's Quarters.

Sailor's Quarters

  1. Use the lures on the puzzle on the floor and complete the puzzle. The hint will give you a clue, but it's a mirror image of the solution.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Take the torn piece of the picture that appears on the floor, left of the Sailor, and use it on the picture on the wall.

  4. Complete the mini-game by connecting like-coloured ships. The paths between the ship pairs cannot be crossed over by other paths.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Take the key that appears from under the floor rug and head back to the Jetty to use it on the lock. The boat will then move off, marking the successful completion of Level 4.

Globe Puzzle - Part 4

Level 5 - The Clock Tower

The Dock

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the door to the elevator control room at bottom right to activate the valve-collecting task.

  4. Collect two valves from the scene, one in the small wooden trapdoor and one from the round globe building at left.

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  6. Go through the sliding glass doors into the building.

The Fountain Room

  1. Collect a valve from the left near the stairs.

  2. Screenshot

  3. There's also another valve in the close-up view of the fountain.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Collect 5 puzzle pieces in this scene.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Click on the doors at the top of the stairs to activate the key-seeking task.

  8. Click on the unfinished picture behind the fountain to activate the tile-seeking task.

  9. Collect 4 tiles in the scene.

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  11. Collect another tile from the close-up view of the fountain.

  12. Screenshot

  13. Go back outside to the Dock.

The Dock

Collect 5 tiles from the view of the Dock.

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The Fountain Room

  1. Use the tiles on the unfinished picture. Complete the puzzle by clicking on tile spaces, starting on one space and clicking on every tile space once in an unbroken path.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the final valve from the compartment that opens up beneath the picture.

  4. Head back to the elevator control room on the Dock.

The Dock

Use the valves on the elevator control room, and complete the puzzle by placing the valves in the correct positions. Then head back to the Fountain Room.

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The Fountain Room

  1. Click on the fountain for a close-up, and note the water is gone.

  2. Take the key and 2 puzzle pieces.

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  4. Use the key on the upstairs doors.

The Dining Room

  1. Click on the safe at left and note the two dials.

  2. Collect 4 puzzle pieces.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Head upstairs by clicking on the doorway at left.

Clock Room

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the draughts board at left for a close-up. Note the position of the two draughts.

  4. B1 & C3

  5. And collect 3 puzzle pieces.

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  7. In the wider view of the room, click on the blank clock-face to activate the roman numeral and clock parts seeking tasks.

  8. Click on the Man, who indicates that fixing the clock will make him happy.

  9. Click on the small wall cupboard directly behind the Man and collect a roman numeral.

  10. Screenshot

  11. Head back down to the Dining Room.

The Dining Room

  1. Click on the safe and use the code found on the draughts board.

  2. Set the left dial to B1 and the right to C3.

    Screenshot

  3. When the safe opens, take the clock hand.

  4. Collect two roman numerals from the wall above the bookshelves.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head back downstairs.

The Fountain Room

  1. Collect 3 roman numerals.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the fountain, and collect one roman numeral and another clock hand.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Head outside to the Dock.

The Dock

Collect 3 roman numerals and then head back up to the Clock Room.

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The Clock Room

Back in the Clock Room, use the roman numerals and the clock hands on the clock face, then go back down to the Dining Room.

The Dining Room

  • Whether you have collected all the puzzle pieces or not, to finish the game the very last puzzle piece must be collected.

  • The last puzzle piece is behind the pendulum, which is now swinging.

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  • The final stage of the globe puzzle will appear, heralding the successful completion of the game.

Some extra fun

  • When you have successfully finished playing The Tiny Bang Story, all the characters you met during the game will be sharing high-tea.

  • Near the Man is an old radio. Click on it to cycle through the game's soundtrack and listen to your favourite tunes from the game.

  • Click on the arrow signpost with flashing lights to go right. Here you can replay some of your favourite mini-games.

  • Congratulations on finishing The Tiny Bang Story!

37 Comments

Absolutely brilliant game. Only disappointment is that it ends too soon.

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delrio_gw Author Profile Page May 8, 2011 5:13 PM

i picked this up on steam when i saw it, it's a fantastic game, beautiful graphics.

i think however bigfish has given me very high expectations for my money, it ends a bit soon considering the price, in my opinion

my advice would be to stick it on your wishlist so it notifies you if it's ever on sale

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The game's graphics (reminding of Machinarium's hand-drawn, though actually computer-drawn as seen in their wonderful video) has sold me. Though some of the puzzles seem to be off (looked at a walkthrough to skip the globe and the pipes puzzle), and somewhat short though it's a beautiful experience and I hope this helps them for future projects since this is their first.

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I just tried the demo on Steam -- and it promptly went onto my wish-list. Definitely one to pick up once finances allow.

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delrio_gw Author Profile Page May 9, 2011 12:14 PM

JohnB: i do too, believe me, but there should still be value for content, 11-12 pounds (don't know the conversion to dollars) is a lot for the length of the game imo.

i'm used to games of this length (and indeed caliber) costing 7 pounds approx - and not just on bigfishgames.

and when you're on a limited budget, that 4 pounds difference can feel a lot, especially when the game is over quite quickly

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In USD it's $14.99 on Steam. Based on the awesome demo it seems definitely worth the price, but it's still a little steep for casual gamers on a budget.
Personally, I loved that none of the content felt like padding. It's so obvious by comparison when developers put actual time and care into their games. This one's a definite buy for me :)

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short game with illogical puzzles.

Machinarium at least had puzzles that made sense. Do X, Y Z so that we can get into a room, or so that robot will leave, or whatever. Tinybang starts off well, but things like the Tetris-shapes puzzles, or the Mosaic puzzle and the pipes/globe puzzles leave you feeling like management said "make it shorter, add more puzzles"

well made, just not well thought out. kind of like a Michael Bay movie.

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Buttons Author Profile Page May 9, 2011 2:31 PM

Finished it. Gorgeous, but the puzzles and (lack of?) ending were disappointing. Also, there seemed to be no consequence for not collecting all the jigsaw pieces and, more annoyingly, no way to go back to earlier levels to search for ones that you missed.

I'm always happy to support developers with a little cash, but I'm not sure this one was worth it.

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The Logical Ghost Author Profile Page May 9, 2011 8:54 PM

Concur with the criticism re: puzzle piece collecting. If the storyline is to reassemble the planet, why aren't the puzzle pieces mandatory?

Also agree with the lack of a satisfactory ending.

The only puzzle I found completely and irritatingly illogical was the one with the pipes and valves. I appreciate the minimalist picture instructions, but some of the puzzles, like that one, required more explanation, or a more straightforward goal.

The game IS gorgeously beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. More please!

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Anonymous May 13, 2011 11:08 AM

I enjoyed the demo but I found the extended game boring. Quite a few tedious mini-games that I just wanted to skip and couldn't. It's a nice hidden object game with good graphics, and a few interesting puzzles,but it is not in the same league as Samorost, Anika's Odyssey etc. It lacks the quirky imagination, cleverness, humour and sense of wonder that these games have.

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Chiktionary Author Profile Page May 14, 2011 10:49 PM

It's actually quite strange to play a game without a protagonist. It felt as though there was room to be more open to the game, if that makes sense.
Some of the puzzles were downright frustrating, and I confess I'm a skip button addict. But as suggested in the review, it does slow you down and help one to feel more satisfied at the end of the game. And the glorious art combined with the fantastic music make the lack of a skip button entirely forgivable.
I LOVE this game! I bought it, I'm gonna keep it, and for me it was worth a few extra dollars to do so.
This one's truly a gem.

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katkins May 18, 2011 7:47 AM

I'm sorry but if I was Amanita I'd be very cross indeed. This game is complete plagiarism of Samarost and Machinarium, there isn't an orginal idea here at all, they have copied the look of their games completely. Would of expected Jay is Games to pick up on this straight away. Very disappointed

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Chiktionary Author Profile Page May 22, 2011 7:33 AM

I don't think this game is created on a plagiaristic basis. Sure there's a lot that's reminiscent of Amanita Design's games, but I feel that Tiny Bang's creation and development was inspired by Machinarium, not based upon it. Samorost involved a lot of beautiful nature photography for its backgrounds, and Machinarium's scenery was comprised of a lot of beautiful drawings of cityscapes.
In Tiny Bang's scenery you can see a lot of crockery, bottles and pots. But there's no Samorost-esque backgrounds nor are there cityscapes.
Yea, there are similarities, but aren't we all inspired by the work of our predecessors?

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Chiktionary Author Profile Page May 23, 2011 12:10 AM

The Tiny Bang Story Walkthrough

General Information

  • Menu options include sound and music volume, and choice of full or windowed screen.

  • The goal is to find objects scattered around in each scene, collect them and use them to solve puzzles.

  • When anything in the environment can be interacted with, the cursor changes into a spinning cog.

  • Navigate between scenes either by clicking on the blue arrow signposts that are part of some scenes, or by clicking on doors, stairways and ladders.

  • Buttons on the game screens include:

    • Pause - takes you to the menu

    • ? - Hint button

    • Inventory - includes the puzzle pieces at the top, and all other items to be collected underneath. Each item tab shows the number of items left to collect. Move the cursor over the item tabs, and the menu will expand, showing where the items to be collected are to be used.

  • The hint button at top right is recharged by collecting the blue flies that hover around the screen. 30 flies are needed to refill the hint function.

  • Items can only be collected as tasks are created. Click around each scene to locate puzzles and create tasks.

  • Each level contains hidden puzzle pieces which need to be collected to progress to the next level.

  • Clicking out of puzzles and mini-games before completing them will reset them. This is helpful if you wish to restart a puzzle or mini-game.

Walkthrough

Level 1 - The Tree House

Ground level

  1. Start by collecting five puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the red button towards the top of the tree and click on the door to enter.

Second Floor

  1. Find 4 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the ladder towards the top to create the rung-seeking task.

  4. Click on the inner handle of the round hatch door.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Click on the stairs inside the tree for a matching mini-game, where the goal is to match numbers.

  7. Screenshot

  8. When all the pairs of numbers have been matched, the three remaining numbers will light up.

  9. Screenshot

  10. Go back down to the base of the tree.

Ground level

  1. Collect 3 rungs.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the large bent panel to start the wrench-seeking task.

  4. Click on the area that looks like a fireplace, bottom right, and collect another rung that looks like a pot handle.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Also collect 3 puzzle pieces here.

  7. Screenshot

  8. There's more to be found here, but later on. Click out and go to the control box at the right of the screen.

  9. Click on the control box to find a 3 digit code is needed.

  10. The code is the three numbers located in the mini game upstairs.

  11. 713

  12. Enter the code and note the lightbulb panel missing 9 lightbulbs.

  13. Click on it to begin the lightbulb-seeking task.

  14. While here, click on the inside handle on the door of the panel to collect another rung.

  15. Screenshot

  16. Head back up to the Second Floor, click on the rungs in the inventory and click on the ladder. Head up to the Old Lady's room.

Old Lady's Room

  1. Collect 7 puzzle pieces, one of which is in the cupboard to the right.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the trunk to the right to create the key-seeking task.

  4. Click on the Old Lady, and she will indicate that she will give you a key in exchange for a picture.

  5. Click on the empty frame at left to create the canvas collecting task.

  6. Collect 2 lightbulbs from the lamp near the frame and one from the balcony at right.

  7. Screenshot

  8. Head upstairs to the Observation Deck.

Observation Deck

  1. Collect 4 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect 3 lightbulbs.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Click on the lens end of the telescope and start the canvas-collecting game. A number of bottles will float up in view, and the goal is to click on and pop the balloons carrying the bottles with pieces of canvas in them. There's no win or lose; just keep collecting until the inventory is stocked with 25 pieces.

  6. Head back to the Old Lady's room.

Old Lady's room

  1. Use the canvas pieces on the empty frame and assemble them to complete the picture.

  2. Screenshot

  3. A key will appear near the feet of the Old Lady, so click on it to collect it and use it on the trunk.

  4. Inside the trunk, collect the wrench, 2 puzzle pieces and a lightbulb.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head down to Ground level.

Ground level

  1. Use the wrench on each of the screws on the bent panel.

  2. When the interior machinery is revealed, click on it to start the 8 elbow pipes and 7 cogs collecting tasks.

  3. Collect the lightbulb above the top door.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Click on the fireplace again to collect one pipe and one cog.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Collect two cogs in the wider view of the base of the tree, and the elbow pipe nestled in near the red lever on the control box.

  8. Screenshot

  9. Head back up to the second floor.

Second floor

  1. Collect the lightbulb from the top of the compartment with the warning symbol on it.

  2. Collect a cog from inside the hatch and an elbow pipe from just above the lower door.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Time to visit the Old Lady again.

Old Lady's room

  1. Go the trunk and collect the cog and pipe from inside.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the cog from inside the hatch cover, and collect two more pipes, one from the cupboard and one on the end of the bannister railing.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Nearly there, but we need one more visit to the Observation Deck.

Observation Deck

  1. Collect two pipes and a cog.

  2. Screenshot

  3. We're almost done, just a couple more things to take care of at Ground level.

Ground Level

  1. Click on the pipes and cogs in the inventory and click on the panel.

  2. Use the lightbulbs on the control box and complete the mini-game by clicking to spin sections and getting the 3 red bulbs across the top row, the purple bulbs along the centre row, and the green across the bottom.

  3. Pull the red lever on the control box, and then click on the yellow button at the bottom of the stairs. When the hatch opens, click on it and complete the train by finding each part and putting it together.

  4. Screenshot

  5. When the train is complete, it will choof off, marking the successful completion of Level 1.

Globe Jigsaw Part 1

Level 2 - The Gnome and The River

Elevator

  1. Use the blue arrow signposts at the bottom of each scene to navigate between views.

  2. Start by clicking on the red elevator control box to the right to create the battery-seeking task.

  3. Click on the machinery in the tree to start the cog-seeking task.

  4. Click on the fragmented apple and plane picture, and complete the minigame by clicking on the green buttons at the bottom to form a complete picture of the plane.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Also, collect 8 puzzle pieces in the wider view.

  7. Screenshot

  8. Head to the left.

Control station

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the middle hatch in the right side building and click again to create the bottle-seeking task.

  4. Click on the small hatch to the bottom right, to enter the Gnome's Quarters.

Gnome's Quarters

  1. Click on the trapdoor to collect a bottle.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the lower cupboard to the left to collect a cog.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Click on the upper cupboard to collect a puzzle piece.

  6. Click on the trunk and inside collect a puzzle piece, a cog and the second bottle.

  7. Screenshot

  8. Collect the puzzle pieces from the orange chair at the back, the cushion next to the gnome, the coffee table and two more from the front of the trunk.

  9. Screenshot

  10. Click on the picture at the back and complete it by sliding tiles.

  11. Screenshot

  12. Click on the Gnome, who will indicate that a battery can be collected from a contraption.

  13. Head back up.

Control station

  1. Click on the bottles in the inventory and click on the middle hatch. Reassemble the contraption using the diagram at left.

  2. Screenshot

  3. When the contraption is complete, a hatch will open, revealing the battery.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Head left to the bridge.

The Bridge

  1. Click on the far left hatch and click again to create the spigot-seeking task.

  2. Collect the first spigot from the left.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head back to the control station.

Control station

Collect the spigot from the centre of the screen before heading back to the elevator.

Screenshot

Elevator

  1. Collect the spigot from the far right.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Use the battery on the red elevator control.

  4. Click on the elevator doors to create the sphere-seeking task, requiring that you find 24 spheres and one red button.

  5. Collect 6 spheres from this scene.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Go left to the Control station.

Control station

Find 6 spheres and then head down the hatch to the Gnome's Quarters.
Screenshot

Gnome's Quarters

  1. Collect 6 spheres.

  2. Screenshot

    Screenshot

    Screenshot

  3. Collect the final spigot from the trunk.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Head back up and left to the Bridge.

The Bridge

  1. Collect 5 spheres.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Use the spigots in the hatch on the big bottle to the left.

  4. Complete the minigame by connecting all pipes. Hitting the hint button at top right will show a blueprint with a solution.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Click on the top right bubble window to start the lever-seeking task.

  7. There's a different coloured lever located in each of the four scenes

  8. Yellow lever

    Blue lever

    Green lever

    Red lever

  9. Click on the bubble window and use the levers on it to complete a mini-game. The radar will emit a sequence of colours that will need to be replicated by clicking on the coloured levers. The sequences vary each time you play. When complete, click on the screen down below to complete another mini-game.

  10. The screen game requires that you navigate a boat by clicking on the up and down arrows on the screen.

  11. To the left of the screen is a green button with a cross on it. Click on this button each time green squares with crosses appear in the game, to remove them.

  12. When complete, you'll return to the bridge scene where a boat will be docked.

  13. Click on the red button with a triangle on it, which is on the front of the boat.

  14. Time to return to the elevator.

Elevator

  1. Click on the spheres and the button in the inventory and use them on the circular panel in the elevator doors.

  2. The aim of the game is to have all green spheres in the outer ring, blue in the middle ring and orange in the centre ring. Click on each ring to rotate it and click on the spheres to move them.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Click on the hatch to open it, and the elevator will start to ascend, marking the successful completion of Level 2.

Globe Puzzle Part 2

Level 3 - Apples

The Foyer

  • Find 7 puzzle pieces.

  • There are 5 scattered around the foyer.

  • The other two can be found by clicking on the security camera, top right.

  • Screenshot

    Screenshot

  • Click on the doors to the left to go to the Apple Shop.

The Apple Shop

  1. Click on the Apple Lady, and she will indicate that you can receive a coin in return for a complete picture and 3 apples.

  2. Collect 7 puzzle pieces from around the shop.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Click on the picture frame at the back of the shop to begin the scroll collecting task.

  5. Click on the arcade machine to the left.

  6. Complete the mini-game by assembling the colours in the right order. Note the order of colours indicated by the top bar, and the brightness of colours as indicated by the bar to the right.

  7. When complete, the machine will reveal the scroll.

  8. Use the scroll on the frame.

  9. Click on the wooden display case towards the back to begin the apple-seeking task.

  10. Head back to the Foyer and then right again to the Balcony.

The Balcony

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the apple in the nest top left.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Click on the poster at the back with the two worlds printed on it.

  6. Complete the mini-game by rotating the globes until all yellow segments are at left, all green segments are in the centre and all pink segments are at the right.

  7. When complete, the shutter to the right will open. Click on it to activate the coin-seeking task.

  8. Go left to the Foyer then use the elevator to go up.

Screen Room

  1. Collect 6 puzzle pieces, one of which is in the cupboard at left.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the yellow circular dish next to the cupboard to activate the compass-seeking task.

  4. Click on the machine next to the yellow dish to activate the dial-seeking task.

  5. Click on the bunch of papers on the small table to the right to start the stencil-seeking task.

  6. Head back down to the foyer.

The Foyer

  1. Click on the security camera and collect the compass.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the apple and the dial from the shelves next to the elevator.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Before heading up to the screen room, visit the Balcony and the Apple Shop to collect two more dials.

  6. Apple Shop

    Balcony

  7. Now head back up to the Screen Room.

Screen Room

  1. Use the compass on the yellow dish.

  2. Complete the mini-game by aligning the red line in each disc so that it runs from top to bottom, with the largest disc at the top.

  3. Rotate the discs by clicking and holding on the largest disc.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Collect the stencil from inside the compass puzzle, and use it on the batch of papers to the right.

  6. Move the stencil around the drawing on the grid until you find the right location.

  7. Screenshot

  8. When complete, note the equations running from top to bottom, and that the numbers at the bottom are the difference between the two upper numbers in each row. You should now have a four digit code worked out.

  9. 3132

  10. Take the dial from the table that the papers are on.

  11. Screenshot

  12. Use the dials on the machine next to the compass puzzle.

  13. When in close-up, turn the dials to match the code found from the stencil and paper puzzle.

  14. Take the apple that's revealed by the hatch opening and go back down to the Apple Shop.

The Apple Shop

  1. Use the apples on the display case, and then click on the lady.

  2. Take the coin from the till and go to the Balcony.

The Balcony

Use the coin on the open shutter and then head back up to the Screen Room.

Screen Room

  • Click on the big screen at right to play another mini-game.

  • The aim is to navigate a yellow plane through the forest, avoiding trees and black planes, by clicking on the left and right buttons onscreen.

  • I found that by taking the clear paths on the left side of the screen was the best strategy.

  • When done, head back to the Balcony.

The Balcony

  1. Click on the big orange button to open the plane door.

  2. Click on the open door to activate the parcel-seeking task.

  3. Collect 2 parcels from the balcony area and open the hatch to collect a third parcel.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Head back to explore the other three areas for the rest of the parcels, and then use them on the plane.

The Apple Shop

Find 3 parcels around the shop and one hidden in the lower part of the middle display case at left.

Screenshot

The Screen Room

Find one parcel in left cupboard and one on the stool to the right.

Screenshot

The Foyer

Collect 2 parcels from the main view and one from the camera view.

Screenshot

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Globe Puzzle Part 3

Level 4 - The Sailor and the River

The Airport

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the scales at right to activate the bag collecting task.

  4. Collect 7 bags in the scene, which includes one in the oven-style contraption below the plane.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Click doors at the base of the big bottle at left.

  7. Inside, collect 3 puzzle pieces.

  8. Screenshot

  9. Also collect 3 bags.

  10. Screenshot

  11. Back outside, use the bags on the scale. The goal is to get the weight indicator exactly in the centre.

  12. Screenshot

  13. Once completed, the boom gate will open and it's now possible to move right to the next scene.

The Gazebo

  1. Click on the circular stone platform at centre, to activate the dice collecting task.

  2. Collect 3 puzzle pieces.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Head right to the Jetty.

The Jetty

  1. Collect the blue die from the paving stones, lower left.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the lock that's lying on the jetty near the boat to activate the key-finding task.

  4. Click on the broken decorative mandala on the elephant statue to activate the mandala piece-seeking task.

  5. Collect a mandala piece from the top of the elephant statue.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  8. Screenshot

  9. Head back to the Airport.

The Airport

  1. Collect a piece of the mandala from under the stairs.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Enter the lower left doors and once inside, collect a piece of the mandala and the red dice.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Back in the wider view, collect the green dice from the top bubble hatch on the big bottle at left.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Head right, stopping at the Gazebo.

The Gazebo

Collect the mandala piece from top left.

Screenshot

The Jetty

  1. Use the mandala pieces on the elephant statue and complete the puzzle.

  2. Screenshot

  3. The two bottom doors will open. They both go to the same scene, so click on either one.

  4. Inside, collect the yellow dice and a puzzle piece.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head back to the Gazebo.

The Gazebo

  1. Use the coloured die on the circular stone platform.

  2. Click on the dice to move them through the slots to their respective squares.

  3. Pull the green lever to activate a ladder.

  4. Head up the ladder to the Sailor's Quarters.

Sailor's Quarters

  1. Collect 5 puzzles pieces, 2 of which are in the left and right cupboards.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the torn picture in the frame to activate the ship-collecting task; you'll also need to locate the missing piece of the picture.

  4. Click on the puzzle in the lower right on the floor to activate the lure-collecting task.

  5. Locate one lure in the left cupboard.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Go back down to the Gazebo.

The Gazebo

  1. Click on the left bubble hatch to collect a lure.

  2. Click on the round wooden trapdoor to collect a ship.

  3. Click on the crank to open the upper shutter and collect another lure.

  4. Collect the ship from the viney plant at left.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head left to the Airport.

The Airport

  1. Go to the lower left doors and inside collect one lure and one ship.

  2. Screenshot

  3. In the wider view, collect a lure from just under the clock and a ship in the vines above the low left doors.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Go all the way to the right to the Jetty.

The Jetty

  1. Enter the building through either of the doors and collect a ship piece from the photo, and one from the wall above the model ship.

  2. Also, collect a lure from the desk and a lure from the model ship.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Back outside, collect a giant lure from the river, and another smaller lure from the bubble hatch lower left.

  5. Also, collect a ship piece from the statue and another at the very bottom of the scene hidden amongst the plants.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Head back to the Sailor's Quarters.

Sailor's Quarters

  1. Use the lures on the puzzle on the floor and complete the puzzle. The hint will give you a clue, but it's a mirror image of the solution.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Take the torn piece of the picture that appears on the floor, left of the Sailor, and use it on the picture on the wall.

  4. Complete the mini-game by connecting like-coloured ships. The paths between the ship pairs cannot be crossed over by other paths.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Take the key that appears from under the floor rug and head back to the Jetty to use it on the lock. The boat will then move off, marking the successful completion of Level 4.

Globe Puzzle - Part 4

Level 5 - The Clock Tower

The Dock

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the door to the elevator control room at bottom right to activate the valve-collecting task.

  4. Collect two valves from the scene, one in the small wooden trapdoor and one from the round globe building at left.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Go through the sliding glass doors into the building.

The Fountain Room

  1. Collect a valve from the left near the stairs.

  2. Screenshot

  3. There's also another valve in the close-up view of the fountain.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Collect 5 puzzle pieces in this scene.

  6. Screenshot

  7. Click on the doors at the top of the stairs to activate the key-seeking task.

  8. Click on the unfinished picture behind the fountain to activate the tile-seeking task.

  9. Collect 4 tiles in the scene.

  10. Screenshot

  11. Collect another tile from the close-up view of the fountain.

  12. Screenshot

  13. Go back outside to the Dock.

The Dock

Collect 5 tiles from the view of the Dock.

Screenshot

The Fountain Room

  1. Use the tiles on the unfinished picture. Complete the puzzle by clicking on tile spaces, starting on one space and clicking on every tile space once in an unbroken path.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Collect the final valve from the compartment that opens up beneath the picture.

  4. Head back to the elevator control room on the Dock.

The Dock

Use the valves on the elevator control room, and complete the puzzle by placing the valves in the correct positions. Then head back to the Fountain Room.

Screenshot

The Fountain Room

  1. Click on the fountain for a close-up, and note the water is gone.

  2. Take the key and 2 puzzle pieces.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Use the key on the upstairs doors.

The Dining Room

  1. Click on the safe at left and note the two dials.

  2. Collect 4 puzzle pieces.

  3. Screenshot

  4. Head upstairs by clicking on the doorway at left.

Clock Room

  1. Collect 5 puzzle pieces.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the draughts board at left for a close-up. Note the position of the two draughts.

  4. B1 & C3

  5. And collect 3 puzzle pieces.

  6. Screenshot

  7. In the wider view of the room, click on the blank clock-face to activate the roman numeral and clock parts seeking tasks.

  8. Click on the Man, who indicates that fixing the clock will make him happy.

  9. Click on the small wall cupboard directly behind the Man and collect a roman numeral.

  10. Screenshot

  11. Head back down to the Dining Room.

The Dining Room

  1. Click on the safe and use the code found on the draughts board.

  2. Set the left dial to B1 and the right to C3.

    Screenshot

  3. When the safe opens, take the clock hand.

  4. Collect two roman numerals from the wall above the bookshelves.

  5. Screenshot

  6. Head back downstairs.

The Fountain Room

  1. Collect 3 roman numerals.

  2. Screenshot

  3. Click on the fountain, and collect one roman numeral and another clock hand.

  4. Screenshot

  5. Head outside to the Dock.

The Dock

Collect 3 roman numerals and then head back up to the Clock Room.

Screenshot

The Clock Room

Back in the Clock Room, use the roman numerals and the clock hands on the clock face, then go back down to the Dining Room.

The Dining Room

  • Whether you have collected all the puzzle pieces or not, to finish the game the very last puzzle piece must be collected.

  • The last puzzle piece is behind the pendulum, which is now swinging.

  • Screenshot

  • The final stage of the globe puzzle will appear, heralding the successful completion of the game.

Some extra fun

  • When you have successfully finished playing The Tiny Bang Story, all the characters you met during the game will be sharing high-tea.

  • Near the Man is an old radio. Click on it to cycle through the game's soundtrack and listen to your favourite tunes from the game.

  • Click on the arrow signpost with flashing lights to go right. Here you can replay some of your favourite mini-games.

  • Congratulations on finishing The Tiny Bang Story!

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any tips for the compass puzzle ? i can't seem to get it

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Angel, the compass thing had me stuck for a while too, but i tried

closing out of the puzzle, then opening it and rotating the wheels the opposite direction to how i had been going. Then the solution happened really fast.

My only problem with this game is

the arcade mini-games. I've wiped out three times and i'm getting so frustrated!

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Anonymous June 6, 2011 3:42 AM

The compulsory arcade games are a total blocker: lousy and plain irritating. I regret buying this game.

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The only thing I don't like about this game is the hint system. Catching those bugs is a pain.

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I am having a really hard time with the Level 3 Balcony puzzle. Any suggestions? I almost get it but can't get one last piece to fall in place.

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Well, I figured out everything finally and finished the game. I really enjoyed it. The hint system is unique but I wish they made you catch less flies. :) Definitely different.

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If I had been able to skip some of the arcade games I would have been able to finish this game. Not pleased.

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A delightful game, best one for a long time, totally different. Wonderful graphics.

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Anyone got a solution for the 2 overlapping spheres? I got it the first time, now I just can't get it. I get the middle bit in one piece, but still a pink part is not where it should be.

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Tried it again and it was solved in about 3 or 4 moves.

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clare turton December 5, 2011 8:31 AM

Anyone tell me where the walkthru is, i am stuck and cant find any walkthru despite this page telling me there is one!! HELP lol x

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@ clare turton -
Just above the comments section and below the review there is a blue box for the W/T. It is hidden with a spoiler tag so you have to click to open it.

If you can't see it, then your browser page is not loading it properly. To make sure games and web pages are always working fully, try using the latest Chrome or Firefox and make sure you also have Flash updated.

:)

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By the way, there is a supportive community here at JIG... Perhaps you can post your question and we can help?

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Could anybody help with the 24th sphere? I can find only 23 and the walkthrough also merely says where 23 of them are (which are the ones that I found). Or am I just blind?

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Found it!

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please help! I cannot get the wheels in the right order on the last level to drain the fountain. i have tried for four days to get it right.

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ionescu maria catalina January 10, 2012 2:36 PM

please help! i cannot get the wheels in the right order on the last level to drain the fountain.

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Amanda Heth January 18, 2012 7:56 PM

Beautiful game and a great time waster if you have a few hours, because it really doesn't take that long to get through the game. Not worth $9.99. I agree with the first post, put it on your wishlist, if on Steam and wait for it to go on sale.

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It reminds me of the original "Walk through" games like the King's Quest Series... which brings the obvious point, MAKE A SEQUEL.

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I also can't find the last ball. I would really like some help on that.

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Jordana,

Here are all the ball/sphere locations (click to view the screenshot):

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkQFIgqUAj7btQ52L5dOiJt4RvMFgMomXU Author Profile Page February 21, 2014 6:01 AM

I need help solving the over lapping spheres PLEASE !!!!!! AUGH

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