Explore the world of Thirty Flights of Loving through a first-person short story. In this sequel to Gravity Bone, take a deep dive with high-flying schemers, lovelorn criminals, and more stray kittens than you can shake a stick at. Saddle up, gunslinger. Featuring an original soundtrack by Chris Remo.
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Release Date: Aug 20, 2012

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Quadrilateral Cowboy is a first-person cyberpunk heist adventure from Blendo Games, developer of titles such as Thirty Flights of Loving and Atom Zombie Smasher.

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"It’s made by someone who has spent a long, long time thinking about how to tell linear first-person stories, and who has found a new way to do it better than anyone else."
PC Gamer

"Chung spins a memorable yarn, delivers it with confidence and panache, and trusts you to put all the loose ends back together."
- Wired

"What's truly impressive is the narrative weight and emotional impact it delivers in such a short span of time."
- 8/10 ign.com

About This Game

Explore the world of Thirty Flights of Loving through a first-person short story. In this sequel to Gravity Bone, take a deep dive with high-flying schemers, lovelorn criminals, and more stray kittens than you can shake a stick at. Saddle up, gunslinger.

Featuring an original soundtrack by Chris Remo.

System Requirements

Mac OS X


    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:60MB OpenGL-compatible
    • Hard Drive:90 MB HD space


    • OS:Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
    • Processor:1GHz or faster
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:800x600 or greater screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
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92 of 115 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2012
Please visit the dev's page here and download the free game "Gravity Bone". http://blendogames.com/
You have time. The game is 15 minutes from start to finish.

If you like Gravity Bone, you will like Thirty Flights of Loving.
If you do not like Gravity Bone, you will not like Thirty Flights of Loving.
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208 of 293 people (71%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2012
you cant understand the voice acting in this game because everyone has a square head. really makes you think
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227 of 333 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
Thirty Flights of Loving is an indie art game which I found short, obtuse and largely uninteresting.

Speaking as someone who loved Dear Esther, and even Thirty Flights' developer's previous game ('Gravity Bone', which is included here as a free extra), I found myself thoroughly bewildered by Thirty Flights of Loving.

I was bewildered by the sloppy non-linear storytelling. The game hops, skips, and leaps, with all the grace of a big rig in a tutu. I've played through the whole game and read several summaries to make sure I wasn't missing anything, but even once I made sense of the story being told (a by-the-books tale of a criminal caper gone wrong), it didn't connect with me at all.

I was bewildered by the lack of flow within the gameplay. For such a short game, I was astonished to find myself stuck on at least two occasions. Normally I'd be the last person to call for such handholding tactics as blatant signposting or railroading of the player, but in this case the current state is completely at odds with the intended purpose. The developer obviously wants to tell a story, but I found it a trial just to get to the next part. This is not to mention the pointless interactions in the game which sometimes seem to serve no purpose whatsoever.

I was bewildered by the end. It came out of nowhere, and left me with the strongest feeling of 'is that it?' I think I've ever encountered with a game. I spent more time in the options menu than I did with the game itself. I wouldn't mind if it was some kind of masterpiece of storytelling, but it just wasn't.

Most of all, I was and am bewildered by the praise this game has garnered. 88% (at the time of writing) on Metacritic. Critical acclaim. Fans on the forums defending it to the hilt. I saw similar reactions to Dear Esther (which, as I said earlier, I felt deserved every bit of its praise), but I genuinely cannot understand it in this case.

Maybe I'm missing something huge here, but Thirty Flights of Loving was not an enjoyable, enlightening, or otherwise entertaining experience for me. I respect any developer who attempts to tell stories through games, but this feels like one of the more unfinished, unfocused efforts that I have played. Not recommended.
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37 of 53 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
It does what it does with panache and flair and at 75% it's easily worth it to experience if you like to experience different possibilties within the interactive entretainment realm. If not, stay away. It's short and not really replayable.
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101 of 169 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
$5 for 5 minutes of what?!
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125 of 212 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2014
5 euro, are you ♥♥♥♥ing high? So glad I got this in the humble bundle and not actually on steam, I would never have felt so cheated on steam than if I had actually payed five euro for this. I could buy four burgers at mcdonalds for a euro less and get a longer lasting and more enjoyable experience. Get out with your "It's art man you don't get it" bull sh*t. This is lazy and boring. Unless you are into pretending you're high and mighty for liking some obscure "modern video game art" then I'd avoid this. It can literally be finished in less than ten minutes. Definitely not worth the money. I would only recommend playing this if you wished to see what's up with the mixed reviews and if you literally have total free time with nothing better to do, and I mean nothing. Even stabbing myself in the finger would have been a more enjoyable experience, at least that would have envoked some sort of emotional response other than utter boredom.
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140 of 243 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
This is the shortest 'game' I have ever played on Steam. I took about 20 minutes, and I did it all again to make sure I wasn't missing something. Seriously, when it ended, I simply couldn't believe it. It's shorter than most flash games.

However, even if you ingore its ridiculous length, you still have the fact that it's barely interactive enough to even be called a 'game' in the first place. You just run from one area to another and things happen around you, to an extent, but nothing much happens to you. In short, you are not even involved in this tiny title's escapades. merely a biwildered bystander.

Luckily, I got this in some bundle or other so it didn't cost me very much. For the poor shmucks who actually payed good money for it (15 dollars for 15 minutes (or so) 'fun' .... I feel genuinely sorry for them.
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48 of 77 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
Thirty Flights of Loving: 3/10

Perhaps it was because I had gone into the game with high expectations (friends saying it was great, Extra Credits recommending it, and it having an overall 88/100 Metacritic score), but I expected a great game. A good game. At least a decent game… when I beat the game, I had a sour taste in my mouth, exclaiming “what the ♥♥♥♥? That’s it?!? …”. It’s difficult to say that I feel “burned” in my purchase due to the fact that I paid about $1.50 and the fact that I didn’t do any research other than “other people generally like it” (something I would chastise someone else doing)…but I feel incredibly disappointed in the game.

The first thing that I simply must state is the fact that it is short. I was “warned” of this beforehand, and I was cool with it. I’m fine with short games, so long as they “last” a bit (my view is one hour, thirty minutes and on is acceptable in most circumstances)…but this game lasted exactly 12 minutes. Yeah…12 minutes, from when I started it, to when I was done with the entire game. The ♥♥♥♥? I confused about the plot and game in general (I’ll discuss that shortly), so immediately after the game was over, I decided I was going to play it again to see what I was missing. Surely I missed something in regards to the plot or something. Thankfully, I thought, there’s a developer commentary, and so I selected that. Now, normally, this does a lot for me; as someone who’s obtained a degree in the field I find these things fascinating… but I was immensely disappointed in the commentary. Most of it was describing things that frankly wasn’t interesting (“Normally, ninety-degree angled hallways aren’t great, but after adding a bevel…”, “…I don’t approve of littering.”, etc.) and even after stopping to listen to the commentary, not only did it not shed any more light on the plot, but it lasted 15 minutes (with me taking my time and exploring, too). That adds up to 27 minutes. For beating the game twice. That’s not acceptable.

I was interested in reading some of the critic’s comments on why they enjoyed the game, and a reoccurring theme was that they enjoyed the ambiguous nature of the story, and the frequent use jump-cuts. I didn’t. Let me explain what happens in the story (spoilers, obviously): you start in a hallway, letting you learn the controls of the game (WASD for movement, mouse for camera, tough stuff). You then enter a bar, unable to interact with any of the characters, who oddly stare into your soul. All you can do is consume alcohol (which does nothing, I add, other than disappearing and making a sound), and interact with a fake painting (which is among numerous paintings), opening up a secret passage, leading to the introduction of two characters (which is, admittedly, my favorite part of the game, although that’s not saying much). After this, you board a plane, and, after you leave, you’re immediately thrown into an unknown situation: your romantic interest is pointing a gun at you, in a strange location, and bloody. This is just a short summary of what you’ll encounter. And, sadly, this is about a third of the game. There’s so many random cuts to different parts of the story that you never really learn enough about the characters to care about them (and, I’m not sure if I’ve emphasized this already, but the game is short). Perhaps, in a strange way, peeling oranges with your loved one might be an intimate moment between two characters and the player, but when you’ve known the character for about two minutes, it didn’t mean anything to me. Also, I simply have to pose the question: why the hell were there three rooms dedicated to “Bernolli’s Principle” (something to do about high and low air pressure)?

So…yeah…I tried to be objective about this game and find redeeming qualities, but I just don’t see any. I mean, it’s a functional game, I guess…?

TL;DR:[/b] Literally twelve minutes long, extremely brief and ambiguous plot, commentary about 90 degree hallways. Don’t waste your time with this game, no matter the price. Had I known what I know now, I wouldn’t have played the game even if it was free.
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45 of 72 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
While the game IS fun, and the art style is one that I enjoyed, for the price it is not worth it. It costs about half the price of a movie ticket, and you can beat it in less that 20 minutes. I in-depth played it (Stopping to read all the cards, payed extra attention to the environments, and tried to explore best I could, etc.) AND played through a second time on commentary mode, only to find myself clocked in at a little less than an hour. I wish the game were a lot longer and offered a lot more. It's a great story, but for 5 dollars you should just watch it on youtube.
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78 of 132 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
Thirty Flights of Loving is a game that is'nt probably for anyone but I found this game very fascinating. Its linear storytelling is what made it absolutely beautiful. I won't really call it a game because of its longetivity, I finished the main story for approximately 10 minutes. Just imagine you bought a not-so-cheap cheeseburger and it took 10 minutes for you to eat the whole thing.

( I picked up this is for $1.24 when it was on sale so if your interested on playing it, I highly recommend waiting for a sale since I think $4.99 for a 10 minutes gameplay is absurd )
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Randu Hollands
3.1 hrs
Posted: October 19
Thirty Flights of Loving is a really quirky, but in my opinion, very enjoyable game. The art style is unique, and even without any actual dialogue, the game tells an entire story. The game is pretty short, but it also comes with another game called Gravity Bone.

Unique Art Style
Good story
Strange, but in a good way

It is a very short game
The ending is... weird, not in a great way
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Master Miller - Starring Kaz
0.9 hrs
Posted: October 14
Thirty Flights of Loving is the sequel to the game Gravity Bone from 2008.

It is the perfect game to play when you have a bunch of friends over. Its extreme strangeness and unique humor will leave you all utterly confused. It's not just weird and funny, though. Through its simplistic style, it is able to convey an intriguing and comprehensive story.

If you aren't sure what to expect and don't want to spend $5 on something that may disappoint you, download Gravity Bone. You can download it for free from the developer's website.

If you do buy it, be sure to play through a second time with the developer commentary on. It is fascinating to see how much thought went into the level design, and I have great respect for the developer, Brendon Chung.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 11
5 bucks for half an hour. No replayability. Party's over. Disappointed :( really ♥♥♥♥♥ me when I buy a well reviewed game in good faith only to find out it's not a 5* proper game it's a 5* indie attempt that could have been made by a college student.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 9
waste of money and time
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 6
This game was ♥♥♥♥.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 3
DISCLAIMER: This is a full review, and NOT a first impressions review like all my other reviews, if you want a better full review, then please read better reviews then mine

PLEASE NOTE: I recommended this game with some exceptions, overall if the game did not live up to just a tiny expectation, I would not have recommended it at all, so please read the review carefully if you are thinking of buying/playing this game

Thirty Flights of Loving is a game developed by Blendo Games. The game forms part of the Citizen Abel series which also has a prequel known as Gravity Bone which is also include in the game

The game is extremely short, I completed everything the game had to offer in under 30 minutes and that for me is kind of ridiculous. I am not going to mention anything of the story because if I did I would tell you not to buy this game. The game is surprisingly developed on the Quake II and it shows as the game is horribly optimsed for modern systems, expect crashes if you want to play the game at 1920x1080

There are also some sound issues and graphical glitches which hinder the game. Honestly, this game should have been offered for free as what Blendo Games did for Gravity Bone. Honestly, the game is extremely short and I discovered what the game had to offer in a relatively short time. This includes finishing Thirty Flights of Loving, Gravity Bone and playing Thirty Flights of Loving with its developer commentary

Honestly, even for the price the game is offering now, I wouldn't recommend it at all. Wait until it's dirt cheap (which is what I had done) or (although I do not condone it) pirate it and just see what the game has to offer

Otherwise don't bother...

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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 2
Weird and experimental, doesn't qualify as a game, I don't understand the high metascore.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
Horrible game, you watch a story. And the story sucks ♥♥♥, it's 4 minutes long it's not worth any money it's not even worth the hard drive space
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Painbol #Trump2016
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 19

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Save the Queef
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 6
So, I guess this game is supposed to be about plains? Whatever.
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