140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack.
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Very Positive (46 reviews) - 91% of the 46 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,544 reviews) - 93% of the 2,544 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013

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“140 is a masterful, mentally stimulating platformer with a distinct visual and aural style”
8/10 – IGN

“140 is a magnetically moreish experience: delicately balanced and well thought-out.”
8/10 – Edge

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140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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    • OS: Ubuntu or Mint
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Very Positive (46 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,544 reviews)
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Tall Beard
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A clever and satisfying game. Really excellent soundtrack and use of simple mechanics. If you were wondering about length, it took me around 40 minutes to beat from start to finish.
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blarglemeister
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is a great rhythm game that knows exactly what it wants to be. No frills, no filler, just a tightly designed, enjoyable experience. Not very long, but defintely worth a playthrough. If you want to spend more time with it and want a serious challenge, the mirror mode should definitely keep you busy.
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pocken13
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Buy this game if you want to feel like a newborn:
"Shapes!" "Colors!" "Weird sounds!" "Waaaah!"
This was pretty much my reaction - and I like to imagine that this is similar to a thought-process of a baby.
(Except you could add for a child "Breasts!" - I am sure google can help you with this point, there are no breasts in game.)

Don't buy this game if you have epilepsy.
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charlie.haas
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great game with great visuals. A little challenging, but sti\ll an amazing platformer. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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RadioactiveKitten
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
An absolute mind-trip, this game can get pretty challenging within the few levels it has. REALLY fun to play, and re-play, and re-play in mirror mode. Seriously just play it.
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kimo
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Short Sweet Platformer
with a great Soundtrack
You could be tempted
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Origin Saint
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
140 is a very interesting game. It's pretty addicting until you've beaten it, but thankfully the game is pretty short. There are two modes, the first of which may take 1-3 hours, the second of which will likely take a couple days of play (if you die, you restart).

The "bosses" are well done, though the final boss feels a bit rushed. The colors and art direction is phenonemal, really gets you into the game. Where 140 shines, though, is the impressively good soundtrack. The music is some top-notch EDM/Electronica stuff that really brings the game together. The art and sound work in unison to create the games experience (art style/colors change to the beat of the music, as music changes based on your "modes" and such.

For a platformer though, there is one game mechanic that really must be paid attention to, and that's the controls. The controls on this game, despite being a pretty basic shape-based, music-infused, artistic indie platformer, are very tight and allow for all the needed effects whilst playing.

Really a pleasure of an indie platformer, definitely worth the small price tag.
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Davinlo
( 28.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Best jump'n roll game I've played so far.
Would recommend to anybody.
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ragys
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
The controls are tight, the music is sick, and the visuals are minimal but still somehow very complex. This is a good game to impress your friends with by the time you get to the second mode & have memorized every corner of every level. This is my favorite game where you play as a two-dimensional polygon
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fromanussum
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Game has 3 levels.
420/3 = 140.

I see what they did there.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Buy this game if you want to feel like a newborn:
"Shapes!" "Colors!" "Weird sounds!" "Waaaah!"
This was pretty much my reaction - and I like to imagine that this is similar to a thought-process of a baby.
(Except you could add for a child "Breasts!" - I am sure google can help you with this point, there are no breasts in game.)

Don't buy this game if you have epilepsy.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
64 of 66 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
So, what is 140? It is a minimal, abstract platform game. Aside from that, it is a really cool platform rhythm game. The levels start out "simple" the music isn't too complicated. As you get to checkpoints, more complex rhythms are put into the soundtrack and these make other things happen: blocks appear and disappear, shapes grow and shrink, static fields jump, bouncy floors activate, gravity shifts. Paying attention to the music and how it affects the level is crucial to finishing. At the end of each level there is a boss fight. Each level the boss fights get more complex.

Once you have finished the game three mirror levels open up. One wrong move and you fail - you must complete the entire level without dying. And all the patterns are backwards. Yeah right.

Fun but short platform game.
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73 of 80 people (91%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2015
PROS:
- Intro.
- Beat.
- Music.
- Rhythm.
- Mechanics.
- Graphics.
- Design.
- Visual.
- Outro.

CONS:
- Mirror levels can give you hell if you suck.

Final Remarks:
Don't let the extremely simplistically minimalistic visuals deceive you.
140 isn't just yet another indie game; it's pure art.
No need for more explanation; play it.
You are welcome.

. RECOMMENDED .
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116 of 145 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
140 is a true work of art. It conveys a level of emotion rarely seen in videogames, and yet there's no text throughout, making it very immersive. Instead of having things explained to you, you have to rely on the music to guide you, which is quite hypnotizing. It'll take you only about an hour to complete and will leave you speechless. I have never been so moved by a videogame before. 10/10
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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
140 is a rhythm based minimalistic platformer, made by one of the developers of Limbo. The music is superb and it's very nicely interwoven with the gameplay. The changes in the soundtrack when you reach certain parts of the levels makes for a vibrant experience. The main downside of this game is its length, it should have had more content. If you like rhythm games and platformers, don't hesitate to pick this one up!
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
And you will continue failing until your brain is rewired in a way that the game controls. And you and the rythm will be one. And only then, 140 you will feel.
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59 of 72 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2015
Simple platformer with colorful graphics. Everything is moving with the music and it's quite fun. The main story is for 1-2 hours, but if you add to this three mirror levels it takes a lot more time.
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
140 is a very short (~45 minutes or so, maybe less) platformer with ultra-minimal geometric graphics, a little reminiscent of Thomas Was Alone with even more of a commitment to visual minimalism and trashy, angry-psychadelic graphics. What sets it apart is that the platforming is built around rhythm elements, much like something like Beatbuddy or Sony/PSN's "Sound Shapes". Basically, as you go through the levels there are timed obstacles, platforms, and other mechanics that play along with the dirty, dub-step / glitch electronica that comprises the music. Periodically you will collect an orb which you bring to a set point, which causes the colour palette, sound, and mechanics to shift. At the end of each of the three levels is a boss which functions kind of like a shoot-em-up-ish genre. If you die, the screen dissolves into analog TV fuzz as the music glitches out even further and you respawn at the nearest checkpoint.

Cheat code: If you want to make the game easier, go slowly and count out a beat. Mostly the rhythm patterns seem to be 4/4 or 8/8 so if you can count the beat in your head you'll be able to crack the code no problem.

Whether you feel like you'll get $5 out of such a short game is up to you, but I found it to be a great experience. Often times when I died, I chuckled in spite of myself because I found the rhythm mechanics very clever. I especially liked the bosses.

Because of the emphasis on music, I recommend headphones--certainly you would find it very difficult to play without audio.

Hopefully this review has given you the information you need to try to decide whether or not this is for you.
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Really cool rhythm platforming game with unique bosses. I love that you need to pay attention to music to know how to progress.
It's a short game, but who cares? It's fun and worth it.

You will definitely like this game if you like Super Hexagon and Electronic Super Joy.
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
get this on sale, because it's nowhere near long enough for $5... but that's only because you wish there were many many many more levels. it's simple, elegant, challenging and hypnotic. a 140bpm techno-dubstep platforming masterpiece 8 )
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