Boson X is a fast-paced rotational runner set in a particle accelerator.
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Very Positive (1,190 reviews) - 92% of the 1,190 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2014

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“a brilliant, twitchy arcade masterpiece that pulsates with originality and heart”
9/10 – Pocket Gamer

“a massively unique take on the endless runner genre”
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

“an amazingly compelling game”
5/5 – Touch Arcade

About This Game

Quantum jump your way to critical velocity in Boson X: the rotational runner set in a particle collider.

Build up speed inside a massive particle accelerator and generate high-energy collisions to discover strange new particles. Use precise timing and fast reflexes to navigate a subatomic world where floors and ceilings don't exist. Be fast enough to find the elusive Boson X.

  • Fast-paced, unforgiving gameplay
  • 18 challenging levels to master
  • 3 highly qualified physicists to play as
  • Steam leaderboards and achievements
  • No superfluous powerups, coins or XP systems - just deadly serious scientific research

WARNING: This game contains flashing lights.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (64bit)
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I wish I could run this much irl.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game belongs in the thumbs-sideways category. I like almost everything about this game, the graphics, the music, the pace, the whole atmosphere-vibe to it..
But.. (you knew this was coming..) the difficulty? NO.
I've long to see an endless runner game where you can beat it relying only on your reflexes and not on your memory of every single pattern of every level. Because that's what you have to do here. The way it works, in the later levels, it is impossible to see ahead far enough so as to plan your steps. There are alternating and repeated patches of patterns, as in most such games, and if you don't instantly recognise the pattern, you will fail. Reflexes are needed very much too but they won't save you.
So if you like such games where you try and try again until you memorise the whole level-pattern, then this is for you. Everything else about it is really well done and the gameplay is very smooth.
But not for me, so I will leave this as a non-recommendation so that others know what the main issue is.
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
I love this game and would recommend it to almost anyone.

-Simple controls
-Beautiful asthetic
-Well executed science theme
-High difficulty - However, this is not the kind of difficulty that makes you angry at the game but instead, determined to beat it.
-Completely addicting

I've spent many hours playing this game before it went on steam and I look forward to playing many more now.
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54 of 61 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2015
Length of Time Played: ~7.5 Hours
Distance Played: Beaten The Game And Unlocked All Achievements
Personal Grade: B

Opinion of Each Aspect

Grading System - Based on a 5 point rating system.
(5 = Outstanding, 4 = Good, 3 = Average, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful)

Gameplay: 4/5
Stability: 5/5
Story: N/A
Controls: 3/5
Graphics: 3/5
Music: 4/5
Sounds: 3/5
Difficulty: 3/5

Notes: + (Positives), = (Small Gripes), - (Negatives)

+ Catchy soundtrack
+ Addicting gameplay
+ Achievements are reasonable
+ Simple enough premise

= Difficulty can go all over the place
= Jumping forward can be a little odd on a controller

- The black and white wire-frame level will make you scream
- The depth perception really messes with your brain on where to jump
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2015
Endless runner game done right!
Simple game with only 3 buttons to press.
1. Left to jump left
2. Up to jump forward
3. Right to jump right
Got clean graphics and gameplay. The game getting harder and harder each level (obviously).

Your objective is to fill your energy bar by stepping on the blue platform.
If your energy bar is 100% you are done with your particles but you can still challenge the community on who can fill the most energy bar.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
An exemplary bosson emitter. Then again all video games are.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014

Anyway, This is a good game and can last a very long time. It has the ability to decrease your reaction delay and can give a vey large sense of acomplishment when completed.

Level Mechanics

#1- Tutorial
#2- Falling Platforms (red) & Walls
#3- Deadly Lazorz
#4- Moving Platforms (Quicksilver) and EWS (Excessive Wall Syndrome)
#5- "invisible" Falling Platforms
#6- Nothing New
#7- Baracades
#8- Walls can be jumped on.
#9- Stay on the reds
#10- Quicksilver Hell
#11- Timing
#12- Solid Colors
#13- Welcome to the Mind♥♥♥♥.
#14- Pylons
#15- Nothing New
#16- Up n' Down
#17- Endless Pain, Evil, and Suffering
#18- Inverted Textures
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
If you like the "runner" genre you'll love this one.

You're basically running through an endless tubular map and you jump to either side or straight up and you can jump higher by holding the button/direction pressed. You cannot move more than 1 tile to the sideways without landing first though.

The goal is to get as much energy as possible by running on the blue tiles while avoiding any collisions or bottomless pits. Once you reach 100% of energy you're free to collide against something or fall to end a stage, otherwise you can keep going and try to reach a higher score.

* Simple graphics, which means it can run on any toaster and wont bother you while going at full speed.

* Good soundtrack! It's kinda electronic-something, I don't know, it sounds good enough in game and it changes dynamically (The more upbeat version plays when you reach over 100% of energy).

* Controls are quite comfortable. You can just plug in your Xbox 360 controller and be ready to play. You can move with the triggers, the shoulder buttons, the directional pad and the analog, they're all supported at the same time.

* Excellent port of what I suppose is an iOS game. No flaws in framerate nor stuttering or anything.

* Achievements aren't something so special here, they're all about you beating a stage. Latter stages are quite hard though! Still, it would've been cool to have some weird achievements or even some score attack ones to push you to try harder.

* Good replayability if you care about score attack and leaderboards.

I'm sure the graphics are WAY too simple for a lot of people but the game is just 3 dollars full price. I don't really mind that. I had lots of fun so far and I expect to 100% the game in a few days.
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
Play this if you thought Super Hexagon was too easy for you.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
Boson X is one of these games that deserves a place in your library.

As hard as fun this amazing and highly addictive 3D platformer indie game will destroy your keyboard, not for pressing many keys, it's because this game will test your reflex and this game will challenge you in every single level.

As a cheap game, this game worth every cent.

Graphically looks friendly and the soundtrack fits perfectly with every level.

Basically i can't stop thinking on flip flip.

10 / 10
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13.0 hrs
Posted: October 3
This is a great game! Cool if u have a bad mouse lol
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8.0 hrs
Posted: September 17
I have hours logged in this game, a real diamond in the rough. Challenging, intuitive, and addicting, for the price it'd be foolish to pass it up.
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19.0 hrs
Posted: September 16
Took me 18 hours but I finally beat it :D

Fun and trippy at a good prize 10/10
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Lord Steve Bobbington The First
9.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
One I started on this game I wouldn't stop, I had the free demo and im so glad I have it now
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Silly BoxCat
152.1 hrs
Posted: September 12
I play this game whilst I watch Youtube... I must watch alot of Youtube. Seriously, my play time makes me sad.
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I Wanna Be The Grand Master Dev
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 10
Pros: Tripping in the Large Hadron Collider is funny and challenging
Cons: Makes you feel like a scientist but doesn't actually help you learn physics
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Der Außenseiter
39.3 hrs
Posted: September 6
great game really enjoyable good difficulty (took me 24 hours to do every level) fun to play against friends and online to see who can get the best % in the world (i do this on the first level im 201)
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8.1 hrs
Posted: September 6
You venture through another universe to see the end of the quantum mechanics behind all this. What you probally didn't notice is that there is no end. That's right, a universe that generates itself without stopping by nothing else but 6 main particles, able to take you through its glory until you die, or continue without stopping and run forever. Will you give up or will you enter this paralel universe?
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