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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,272 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013

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"A musical platformer with super tight puzzle design and a striking audiovisual presentation."

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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
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
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    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
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    • OS: Ubuntu or Mint
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
140 is a simple game, but it is a very lovely fresh game. the game is on the lines of a casual puzzle/platform game where you control a cube/triangle/circle and you just have to save all the colored balls around the levels, it has surprisingly good boss fights and great level design. Nothing was impossible and it was all enjoyable due to the soundtrack and visuals. In my personal recommendation, if you have $5 to spare on this game, you should probably buy it, if you don't have the 5 dollars, it's been on the humble bundle a few times and its not super popular, so you could probably pick it up from someone for very cheap, if not free from a friend. The best way to explain this game is fresh and relaxing. Which doesn't come very often in puzzle/platform games.

Only true regret: the game is very very short. would've been angry if it was $5, but I spent $1 on a bundle.

So now the standard game rating:
  • Story: 8/10 (Nothing is over complicated, but at the same rate you could argue no story.)
  • Gameplay: 10/10 (Beats affect the game, and has a few creative elements to it. Plenty of challenge and timing, and perfection.)
  • Presentation: 10/10 (Simplistic style, but all in all, very fitting, very fresh.)
  • Soundtrack: 10/10 (these beats don't get old.)
  • Replayability: 9/10 (Has a frustratingly hard set of mirror levels, which reward you with very rare achieves. separates the good from the mediocre.)
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
140 introduces an innovative concept in a well-implemented fashion, but fails to fully explore its own mechanics. The rhythm-based gameplay creates an exciting atmosphere, and the final boss will tie your brain in knots, but the paltry three levels offer barely an hour of gameplay. This would be acceptable if the levels were interesting, but the difficulty is just beginning to ramp up when the game abruptly ends. 140 will make you excited for its potential, then shut down before you get to the good part.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
A very fun way to spend an hour. Minimalistic but the controls are exact and when you manage to traverse a particularly difficult section it is enormously satisfying.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I ♥♥♥♥ING NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME.
Posted: October 21
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
½ out of four.

Three levels in one hour is what this game offers unless one sticks around for the additional challenge. The title screen really makes a good presentation of itself by being colorful and taking a slightly aggressive stance. Surprisingly, the suppporting music won't vary as much as one would hope. I almost forgot to say, but this game is a rhythm-based platformer if you were not aware. That's about it. Let me be clear: the game is fun and bundle-owners like myself wouldn't be wrong to give this game a try if in the mood for it.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Extreeemely awesome rhythm game! Variety, innovativity and perfect balance. Music and style fits perfectly together. I especially like the boss design! Definitely a must play!
Posted: October 8
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Great game, great music and a great concept, but for £3.99 I expected a lot more game time. There are essentially three levels with three boss-style scenarios, which are all fun and challenging, but there isn't much more to acheive in this game. If you complete it the game, you get some optional mirror stages (with no checkpoints) to acquire all of the achievements, but after that the game is complete and there is nothing else to do. Never-the-less, I really enjoyed the way the game moved with the music.

I recommend this game, it is a good one, but I don't recommend you pay full price. If it's on sale, you should definitely add it to your collection, especially if you like rhythm and or platform games.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Eh.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
140 is a minimalistic puzzle platformer with abstract, colourful graphics, and a groovy electronic soundtrack - which is pretty much how the developer described the game on the Steam store page. If you're cool with that, you'll find the game a blast to play especially if you have a good sense of rhythm thanks to the music giving you aural cues with respect to the many challenges you face. My only criticism is that the main game will only take you about an hour and its replay value is severely limited thanks to a hard mode that merely recycles the same three levels you've already completed but in reverse and without savepoints.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Absolutely fantastic! I'm not one for platformers or rhythm games, but this games hits me with a shock of wow every time I progress.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Similar yet more minimalistic than the bit.trip series, 140 is a very fun and short rhythm platformer. As you progress through the three main levels, each iteration adds more challenge and another layer ontop the building techno track. Every boss has its own unique playstyle and track. The music is absolutely excellent and somewhat essential as it and the level mechanics are directly linked. While only an hour long, it is a must own if you enjoy rhythm platformers. The only real post-game content is replaying the previous levels reversed and without checkpoints (which is actually fairly difficult.)

Pick it up when it goes on sale, you won't regret it.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
140 is a rythem music platformer that uses minal abstrat graphics. It starts of slow and easy and as you pass each checkpoint another layer of music is added and it gets a little harder. Anything that moves whether it is a platform, obstical or checkpint key it all moves to the music. You have ublimited lives and if you die uyou go back to the last checkpoint. It is a fun and enjoyable game.
Posted: October 1
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Totally not worth the money, got it in a Humble Bundle. So that's fine I guess.
Posted: October 14
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1.0 hrs on record
I played the first half of the game before going to bed one night.
I didn't know what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised.

The game perfectly captures what it's like to be a small shapeshifting triangle drifting between abstract planes to 140 beats per minute of ambient techno music. It was a mesmerizing experience.

The puzzles are simple but clever. Parts of it are very challenging, but well-placed checkpoints keep you grooving to the beat even when you make a mistake (except in the "hardcore" second half of the game). However mind-bending and challenging the puzzles got, the overall feel of the game was very therapeutic and flowy.

The screenshots don't look like they make any sense - even to me, but they all make sense at the time. You have to play it to understand.

The game ended when I was ready for it to end, but it is a short game, and part of me wishes there was more. My hopes were raised when I discovered the hardcore levels, but after a few attempts, my frustration got the better of me.

I didn't try it, but I recommend trying the game after getting high first.

9/10
Posted: September 25
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2.3 hrs on record
With minamilistic design and splenditacular music, 140 is not just a typical platformer but also an artistic piece of modern flat design.
The game features 3 levels; each with its own mirrored "hard-core" no check-points level, and bosses.
Figuring out the last boss pattern and finishing the game is a pleasant experience :) Recommend!
Posted: September 25
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0.3 hrs on record
Finally a rhythm action game where it all syncs up!

You're platforming around, but the timing of everything around you is synced to instruments of the current song. You can derive the timing rhythmically. The gameplay is good and the aesthetics are amazing.
Posted: September 25
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7.5 hrs on record
Great game, great music.
Posted: October 18
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8.4 hrs on record
This game is worth every penny - and more!

For £3.99 you definitely get your money's worth in 140, it's challenging and full of surprises. This is one of the most underrated games on Steam, especially seeing as though not many games rely on the player having to focus more on the rhythm of the music that what he's doing on screen!

The only downside is that you can't save your progress, but that's not really a massive issue if you have a lot of spare time!
Posted: October 16
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1.5 hrs on record
Highly recommended if you enjoy platformers or creative takes on gaming mechanics. It's short (3 levels + a backwards version of all 3), but challenging and interesting. The music is excellent (if you like that sort of thing) and you really have to get into the rhythm to proceed. I really started enjoying the game when I stopped trying to time to the beats and just sat back listening to the music I was feeling it subconsciously. For a frame of reference, 140 really reminds me of the Sync level in FEZ where I had to employ the same strategy. All in all, a very worthwhile experience.
Posted: October 20
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6.4 hrs on record
Minimalistic, fun and challenging
Posted: October 6
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