Check out our Monthly Survey Page to see what our users are running.

Puzzle game Operator Overload is here to make your brain sweat

By - | Views: 3,369

In need of a new puzzle game? Operator Overload [Steam] might be the one to really make your brain sweat and it had same-day Linux support.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

The aim of the game is simple: you need to get a ball that shoots from one object to be caught by another. It's deceptively simple as it hides the difficulty behind its simplicity and it really can give your brain a good workout. It didn't take long for me to get completely stuck.

You place down rotators, which if placed correctly will switch the direction of the ball, hopefully sending it on its way to get captured. Once you get further in, it offers up some different types of rotators, making the game steadily more difficult. The issue is, you're placing down multiple rotators, while you take into account the paths of multiple balls. You activate the shooters one at a time, so it is quite slow paced giving you time to think and plan.

Some of the levels are really damn clever too, the layout will often make you think it's going to be extremely simple. Twenty minutes later and you're sending the same ball in circles and your head is spinning. Some levels literally require you to send a single ball around a maze of operators, going backwards and forwards and eventually hitting the mark.

The great thing is that it usually unlocks multiple new levels, so if you're stuck on one, you can go for another and come back to it. For me, this helped prevent burnout on it when I got completely baffled, which allowed me to enjoy the challenge quite a bit.

It also has a level editor, with Steam Workshop support so you can make levels for others or download more for free to enjoy it some more. Will be interesting to see what people come up with!

I've had no issues with at all, it works really nicely. You can find Operator Overload on Steam, where it's currently £8.99 due to a 10% off deal that will last until October 5th.

Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
No comments yet!

While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
Latest Forum Posts