Water Bears

Water Bears is a mobile 3D puzzle game for everyone. In this game, the water bears are sad and dehydrated. They need the player to help get water to fall on their bubbles. Water bears are picky drinkers, though, so each one will only accept water of a particular color. Players need to put the pipes in the right place and manipulate the color of the water to make all of the water bears happy. With 50 levels, this game challenges a player’s spatial reasoning, while asking them to make the most of their limited resources. Get it now on the App Store or on Google Play!

We have an educational version of this game available, too! Water Bears was originally designed to give players hands-on experience with Systems Thinking concepts. Water Bears EDU is available on the GlassLab Games platform, where educators can use analytics and classroom management tools, along with lesson plans and other materials to help teach Systems Thinking.


This game has been named an Editor’s Choice by the Children’s Technology Review and is winner of Best in Show and a Gold Medal at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards. It was also chosen as a Best Pick App by, who calls the puzzles "beautifully constructed to encourage experimentation." Water Bears has also been awarded the "Top Rated App" award by Balefire Labs.

Below is the trailer for the educational version. To engage with the Water Bears community, check out the Facebook page.


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