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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.
Release Date: Jul 23, 2014
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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, controller, or touch
  • Supports controller vibration for the Xbox 360 controller (Windows only)

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2,040 products in account
12 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
What is Micron?

Micron is a 2D puzzle game where you have a grid of tiles and need to set diagonal or horizontal/vertical tiles in a way that balls - shot out by non-movable cannons - reach the exit. While this is easy at first, the puzzles get harder continuously, although only few are really difficult. Some can however be described as tricky - if you don't pay attention to the setup and pieces you have, you can't solve them, as you might need to use pieces for more than one purpose.

After all, it is a nice little game I would recommend for a price of maybe 1.50 to 2 Euro, as it will take you around two hours to solve everything, unless you get stuck on difficult puzzles.

A smaller version of the game is available for free on Kongregate.

Recommended: For puzzle-fans.
Posted: July 24th, 2014
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
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75 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
While very confusing at first this game quickly becomes more and more addictive to its cute puzzle type.

(Tip : have maybe 2 hours so far i think but steam did not record since my internet goes off and on so i did play this game and reached far : ) )

With the great 8bit Soundtrack that is very retrolike ( i think ) and very great and funny :).

you basically just make the way for the bullet to reach the end by placing boarders of different shapes, the game keeps getting harder and harder the more you progress with it, and needs a bit of fast thinking in most levels.
i think there is about 60+ levels and with steamworkshop you can even find more and create your own levels, i really like that about puzzle games because there are a lot of very creative people out-there that can make a very intelligent and challenging levels, so having Steam Workshop is always a plus for puzzle games in my opinion.

The achievements are pretty reasonable nothing too complicated just basic stuff, that you can get by finishing the entire game.

if you like a funny type puzzle game that packs a challenge For 4,49$ im completely satisfied with it.
and hopfuly if they add trading cards that would just attract more and more Players because currently they are a big deal ( trading cards ) for people to buy small games.

Also the game works with (Touch) tablets and whatnot so thats also pretty cool : )
i for myself perfer a mouse altho it also works with a controller so it supports it all.
Windows, linux and mac ? Thats also admirable : ) 10/10 for the entire game.
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,896 products in account
57 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Micron is an amusing puzzle game that's good for a couple of hours of fun. Admittedly, it's not very long and not too hard but it's at least on par (content-wise) with a few other puzzle games in the same genre and price range.

Honestly though if the Devs wanted to immensely increase the longevity and overall value of the game, they should add in workshop support. This game seems like a great fit for it. If they do end up adding it, I would have to rank this game a lot higher among my favorite puzzle games (along with LYNE for example).
Posted: August 10th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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135 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Micron is a deceptively simple puzzle game where you guide colored balls to the exit in each level using reflectors and portals. While it starts out easy the later levels, especially the bonus levels get quite complex. Rules are straightforward and easy to understand and the game uses a pleasing minimalist style. The note on the store page about combining puzzle and rhythm gameplay doesn't make much sense though since the music has no effect on gameplay, it is just generated by how you place blocks.

While the game is short, comprising 63 levels plus workshop support, it has a small price tag to match. Definitely recommended for anyone who likes puzzle games.
Posted: July 25th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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1 review
2.6 hrs on record
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect with this game. The preview seemed minimalistic in art design and pretty simple for gameplay as well. As it turns out, simplicity is what you get, and that is not a bad thing.

There are very few mechanics in this game. You have some slanted walls and eventually you can get a straight reflective wall and portals. For a game with only 4 placeable objects it is incredibly interesting. Each puzzle has a different goal-- A method of discovering a new way of thinking through a puzzle, and while the game is fairly short (I finished all of the achievements in 2 hours) it was definately worth my time. Additionally, the music for the game changes based on your actions which left me absolutely giddy for the first few stages.

If you enjoy a solid puzzle game and a conceptually magical soundtrack I would definately get this game.
Posted: July 24th, 2014
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