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Balance - Power Grid Review

Posted: A year ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Balance - Power Grid is a puzzle game about power grids. You place cables, pylons and power generators to make sure there are no blackouts. Through a series of challenges you build power grids that are functional, and that produce the right amount of power.

As you progress you must adjust the level of power for day and night to match the demand. Apply limits on how much power is transmitted through a single power line so it doesn't overload. Build in contingency so that downed power-lines don't bring down the whole system.

You do not need any knowledge about electricity or power grids in order to enjoy this game. Balance is developed by Statnett, the system operator in the Norwegian energy system, and is based on real challenges they work with every day. The game has been very popular on Google Play and now counts over 2 million downloads.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 05/08/2016

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac and iOS

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Hyper Games (@HyperGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Balance - Power Grid

Steam Store Mac Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Contains adverts on Android.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Balance - Power Grid Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@HyperGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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