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 (117 reviews) - 94% of the 117 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 23, 2014

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“It's got style… It gets you thinking. It gets your toe tapping as well because the music in this is fantastic… This is a clever reintroduction of puzzle and rhythm fusion.”
8.0 Marissa / 8.0 Victor – Reviews on the Run

“Micron presents a perfect blend of aesthetically-pleasing visuals and head-bopping music that is sure to leave you thinking about the game long after you’ve completed it.”
4.5/5 stars – Operation Rainfall

“Micron is more of an interactive audio-visual experience than just a simple puzzle game, and if you're at all into retro styled games and music this is a puzzler you just can't miss.”
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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
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
"Bullet redirector 1.0"

Nice little puzzle game in the style of itchi (another great game). You have one or many different colored sources of bullets. Activate switches, use portals, redirect them with placeable bumpers and finally they'll go to the target. 51 levels + 12 Bonus levels is the right amount to entertain you for a few hours. Also nice: SoundFX.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
I have read most of the negative and positive reviews, and summing up: This game is short, yes, but it's a game with no more than 70 levels so what did you expect? The game itself and the music is neat, that's for sure. As for the complaints (actually complaint) about the "annoying music", it actually is relaxing music and you could just turn it off anyways. The difficulty curve is good as well, people complaining that there were "way too hard" levels within the first 10 levels have clearly not played any puzzle game in their life. As for the controller support, why would you need it? This game is perfect to relax for a couple of hours just clicking here and there every now and then, there's no need for a controller.

TL;DR: This game is short, relaxing and worth playing, not sure I'd recommend buying it on full price but you could throw a couple of bucks into this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Relaxing, enjoyable and rewarding. Definitely of the best puzzle games on steam. The minimalistic music works well and helps to absorb you into the game. The main game is a bit short, but the steam workshop allows you to play user created levels, or create your own.

Some of the later levels are quite difficult if you don't examine the puzzle close enough. Stop and think. Backwards deduction helps. Even then you will miss things and may get stuck. If you want a real challenge try the player created content, some of it is insane!

Thumbs up. A very good purchase when it is on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
Micron is a nice little Indie musical puzzle game created by Apparition Games. The puzzles are never really actually that hugely difficult, there were a few that caused me a couple or so more minutes of thinking to solve, but there were only a few of these within a total of 63 levels (including the bonus levels).

Your actual goal is basically guiding these different colored balls towards the goal of the level by placing down varying types of barriers that will, depending on their direction and orientation, bounce them in a different direction. More and more obstacles will eventually be added throughout the game the more levels you complete, like colored lasers that won't let any differently colored balls through.

Additionally, in various levels, you actually gain the ability to place portals to further influence your control on these various balls. While some of the latter levels are definitely far more complex than the early ones, I doubt a guide would be needed for most of the levels. Personally, for me, all of the main and bonus levels took me about an hour and a half in total to complete. While that's relatively a short amount of time, I enjoyed the puzzles, liked the look of the game, and especially enjoyed the music. Additionally, there are also Steam Workshop levels if one still wants to play Micron after they finish all the original levels.

Ultimately, Micron is a rather enjoyable although not frustratingly hard musical somewhat short puzzle game that I would say if puzzle games are your thing, is worth the five dollar price as long as you're fine that it's somewhat on the short side. Otherwise, go for it when it's on sale or in a bundle you're already interested in.

7/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
This is neat little puzzle game. Some of the puzzles are quite simple, while others are maddeningly difficult. Sometimes, I wanted to kick myself after solving a level and realizing that the solution should have been obvious. You have to take several different approaches to reach the answer sometimes, I guess. Anyway, this game is good to get the ol' brain working a bit. I'm having fun with it.
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