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Balance - Power Grid (2016) 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 a 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.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Balance - Power Grid 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Simulation game with Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

CostsCosts

Balance - Power Grid

App Store Mac Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
Contains adverts on Android. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/08/2016

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Hyper Games (@HyperGames)


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