Micron is a unique fusion of puzzle and rhythm gameplay. Place pieces on the board to deflect bullets of energy that fire to the beat. Guide the bullets to the exit through 51 challenging levels — and 12 bonus levels — featuring a variety of distinctive soundscapes. Your solutions create the music.
User reviews: Very Positive (82 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 23, 2014
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"This has an excellent mix of rhythm and puzzle genres."
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About This Game

Micron is a unique fusion of puzzle and rhythm gameplay. Place pieces on the board to deflect bullets of energy that fire to the beat. Guide the bullets to the exit through 51 challenging levels — and 12 bonus levels — featuring a variety of distinctive soundscapes. Your solutions create the music.

Award-Winning Design


Micron began as a game created for Kongregate's 'Project Eden: Experience the Music' game contest, in which it won 2nd place. The judges included Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of REZ and LUMINES, and representatives from Ubisoft, Gamespot, and Kongregate.

Classic visual like the Famicon but experiencing the process of sound effects evolving into the music felt really good. The harder the game, the more exciting the music gets — this was blended perfectly.” — Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Key Features

  • Test your puzzle-solving skills with 63 levels
  • Experience 7 level themes each with unique music and sounds
  • Play levels created by the community on the Steam Workshop
  • Create your own levels with the included level editor (Windows only)
  • Control the game with a mouse, keyboard, or controller — also works on touchscreens
  • Supports controller vibration for the Xbox 360 controller (Windows only)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Micron is a fun puzzle game consisting of 51 levels (plus 12 bonus); the objective in each level is to guide a stream of balls towards the exit by placing some special obstacle tiles that change the stream’s direction: there are vertical/horizontal blockers, diagonal ones and teleporting gates (that are unlocked during mid-game levels).

The first half of the game is fairly easy, the puzzles are not very complicated and have nice solving ideas that sometimes can seem to be repeating a bit too much, but this wasn't an issue for me. However, the last few levels are pretty difficult and the bonus levels are extremely challenging to the point of frustration because you might find yourself trying to come up with a solution for hours and you simply can’t find any. For those that want to obtain all the achievements in this game, this might be a bit annoying unless they resort to consulting a guide.

Also be warned that some of these puzzles are timed; you need to coordinate to the second the timing of placing the special blockers on the board. This again requires a lot of trial and error.

I’ve also tried a few levels from the workshop and they’re nice and enjoyable; I appreciated that the game automatically downloads the workshop items that I’ve subscribed to, without needing a restart.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Excercise your critical thinking skills in this fun puzzle game. With its simplistic design and musical sound effects I found it quite enjoyable and would highly recommend it. The concept is simple. Balls are shot from an opening and you must place angles and or portals to get it to open doors and get them to the end. The difficulty is you must put them in the proper spot at the proper time to achieve your goal.

It is a great game for all ages however those under ten may need help to finish it unless they are unusually patient. A great game to play with your children though. Get their little problem solving wheels turning! The game has some difficult levels but not overly so in my opinion. I did however cheat on one of the bonus levels and look for the answer elsewhere.

There are a number of free levels for download in the steam workshop as well. Just subscribe to them and they will be downloaded the next time you start the game.

I did not find any bugs and was not able to complete any level using less than the full complement of pieces provided. My only issue was it is supposed to come with a level editor and it is not in my tools and i see it listed nowhere in the game menu or on the steam workshop. If anyone knows how to get the level editor for the game please contact me.

In my opinon it would be worth the full price of $4.99 or even better to purchase it on sale! However I prefer to let the gamer decide how much a game is worth as it is a subjective matter. Hope this review helped.

Enjoy your Gaming!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Decent enough puzzly game. Wasn't jolly to have my controller constantly vibrating, but this was fixable via the weird slider in the options menu.

The initial puzzles are extremely underwhelming for anybody seeking a slight mental challenge; of course it's all the more suitable then for kids and sleepy adults.

Later levels up the pace and require semi-timed placement of items.

Especially user made puzzles might require some level of quick item placement, which makes me doubt they are very playable with a controller (that emulates mouse movement). Maybe using the dpad to select tiles is better, but the Xbox 360 controller diagonal pad is notoriously useless.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
June 4, 2015

Micron is a decent game, short and reasonable. I would consider it purely average, providing good gameplay with fair polish, but treading familiar ground.

I was expecting some rhythm elements, but they really don't exist. Each level has sounds associated with bullet reflections, which helps to generate the music. Nothing is really based on moving to the beat, and some puzzles require actions between the beats. Most levels don't require speed, but a few require timed actions to catch bullets at the right time. The difficulty curve varied widely due to these timing-based levels, forcing several restarts to complete. Still, the game is quite easy.

The music is fair, but is not a real gameplay element. Most levels are short and can only be solved in a certain way, so replayability only comes from Workshop levels. Puzzles were interesting but not hugely satisfying. Later levels became more frustrating, as one mistake meant a full restart. By the time levels featured over 10 objects, I was wanting an Undo button. Granted, it didn't take long, but the short game length could mean that 20% of your time is spent restarting and rebuilding levels.

Micron didn't do anything bad, but didn't inspire me much. It's a decent game at a fair price, a nice way to spend a few hours but not really compelling you to challenge your mind. I would recommend a sale above 50%, below $2.50 USD is a good time-value. If you are looking for rhythm gameplay, keep looking. But puzzle fans should find some entertainment here for a couple hours.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Simple, relaxing yet challenging fun.
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