Gauge is an experimental and minimalistic sport game.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Positive (173 reviews) - 72% of the 173 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 23, 2014

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Reviews

“It's fun, it's addictive, and there are different modes for you to challenge yourself with.”
App of the day – Kotaku

“Gauge looks artistic, and it looks experimental. It sort of is, but it's not pretentious (...) It's just simple, sexy and fun.”
4/5 – Touch Arcade

“Gauge puts you in charge of nothing more spectacular than an expanding line, and the results are astonishingly entertaining.”
9/10 – Edge Online

About This Game

Gauge is an experimental and minimalistic sport game.
The end does exist, can you reach it?

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- 5 game modes (Normal, Baby, Hard, Time, Touch)
- 23 Steam achievements
- Tons of Psychedelic effects
- Electronic music, jokes and LOLcats

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Read before playing:
A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to playing.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Audio standard
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Oh man.

You press space bar to fill a gauge and try to get as close as you can to filling it without actually filling it.

Sometimes you get to do 2 gauges at once.

Soundtrack works for the game, although I was far more focused on the gauge.

Gets boring rather quickly. The difficulty remains constant (despite the varying length of the gauge), and the background bombards you with irritating effects.

I could see it with very minor success on mobile, free with ads. Definitely not worth money.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
I am very confused how this has positive reviews. It is just a simple mini-game where you press the space bar constantly to maintain a gauge at certain level. Even if the game cost $0.10 I wouldn't buy it.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Not ♥♥♥♥ing good at all.

Maybe for 99 cents.

Not for 4 ♥♥♥♥ing dollars.

You can buy an rpg that will give you 1000 hours of content with that amount of money.

♥♥♥♥ this game, stupid wannabe meme.
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72 of 93 people (77%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Prententious dire pap. Only play if you like pressing the space bar whilst having yours eyes assaulted by flashing migraine ninja lights.
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92 of 130 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
DISCLAIMER / PROTIP: IF YOU SUFFER FROM EPILEPSY OR ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO FLASHING LIGHTS AND COLORS, DON'T BUY OR PLAY THIS GAME... YOU'LL PROBABLY DIE.

So after earning the achievement for playing a single round for 20 minutes and landing myself 4th on the global leaderboard, I suppose I can adequately evaluate this game:

It's simple.
It's fun.
It will cook your eyes and strenghten your fingers.

This game reminds me a lot of Super Hexagon for its simplicity; if you liked that game then you will probably like this one, but it is also a bit more... bizzare. The premise is simple: use the space bar to control a colored bar between the upper and lower limits on a "gauge" while the background flashes alternating colors and patterns. The closer to the top of the gauge you are the more points you earn per second, but if you TOUCH the top or bottom you lose a score multiplier A.K.A. your lives (think the Bit Trip series: reach zero multipliers and its game over). Periodically you can collect score bonuses near the bottom of the gauge and, if you so elect, press the CTRL button to start controlling 2 bars at once for twice the points.

Problem is, the game doesn't like it when you start scoring high and progressively speeds the rate of color flashing, swaps patterns more quickly, stretches/shifts/flips the screen orientation, moves the location of the upper and lower limits, changes music, and even flashes text questions and pictures of cats when you least suspect it.

It gets very difficult and I don't recommend playing for extended periods of time, especially on a large screen. That being said this can be a really fun game in small doses and getting put on the leaderboard is satisfying. In addition, after playing certain amounts more and more game modes unlock for you to try, tweaking one aspect of the game at a time to keep it fresh.

In conclusion I would give this game an 8/10 as a casual, but challenging, lunch break spender. The only detracting aspects of this game for me are:
-The music is good, BUT it could be better. I prefer something even more aggresive in this type of game to keep me focused.
-The agressive strobing of bright colors for minutes on end make this game difficult to play for more than 10-15 minutes, basicaly forcing the player to stop playing after a short time (and thats saying something because I have a pretty decent tollerance for this stuff).

All in all, for 4 bucks I'd say its well worth the money.
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