The story of the kid who escaped from the school crossing sign.
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Mixed (82 reviews) - 63% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2014

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“A game of art, a game of immersion, a game of challenges and above all lots of fun!”
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“One of the most fascinating games I've seen this year”
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About This Game

For a long, long time they have been bound by rules and assumptions. Trapped within the boundaries of signs. Until one day, the kid from the school crossing sign is thrown out – unleashing a new world – the world of Sign Motion. Where will the kid go now? Will others follow, help or oppose?

Experience mind-bending puzzles in a strange yet familiar world.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 bits processor
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 bits processor
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Overall:
Mixed (82 reviews)
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Chironaila
1.4 hrs
Posted: April 24
Would like to give this a positive review because it started out really fun, but it turned into the most annoying thing. I like the simple graphics and overall look of the game, it's just what it needs to look like, signs. The timelimits on the puzzles killed the little satisfaction I got after finally beating the umbrella course. Would appreciate a walkthrough because right now I can't seem to figure out what to do before the poison cloud kills me. (All I can do is get a suitcase stuck between two signs.) It doesn't always read that I want to jump so I ran into death too many times, and sometimes I just get stuck on boxes/signs. I hear rumors of a Sign Motion 2 so I hope that one fixes the few but annoying faults of this one.
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Garamoth
3.9 hrs
Posted: March 29
It's a standard-ish indie platformer with a visual gimmick.

The excruciatingly tiresome bit where you fly on an umbrella killed it for me.
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leosefcik (Λέων)
1.4 hrs
Posted: March 17
Is this just me, or this is a stealed game from LIMBO?
Anyways, good game!
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`念你更甚
4.1 hrs
Posted: March 10
This game is some kind of stupid.

It is endless and has no final.

What you have to do is just to jump or move something to prepare to jump.

I can't stanp It !
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Deputy Duck
1.2 hrs
Posted: March 8
It's a unique idea with some decent ideas but the controls are shocking and the puzzle design falls apart once you encounter the gas leaks. In a puzzle-platformer you have to expect decent controls and good puzzle design & the sluggish and nonresponsive controls just makes the poor puzzle design stick out that much more.
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Hypersapien
1.4 hrs
Posted: March 7
A lot of people don't seem to like this game. I do. I think it's beautiful in its simplicity. It takes a lot of talent to take something completely mundane and turn it into something emotional. I highly recommend.

Although, take into consideration the fact that I got it on sale for $2.50.
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GoobyTheCat
0.6 hrs
Posted: March 7
I really wanted to like this game because it has such an interesting setting, but it's just so bland and repetitive. I couldn't get through an hour of gameplay before uninstalling.
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Satans Little Helper
3.7 hrs
Posted: March 3
Sign Motion Is a great little puzzle platformer that in my view deserves more credit than what it has gotten in the overall reviews. Sure the handling is somewhat frustrating from time to time but the overall experience is still really great and the design of the game is pretty remarkable with an otherwise dead world of signs and figures comming alive. The soundtrack of this game is also really great and fitted the game very well. The game is rather short and its fairly easy for the most of the parts. I will rate this game 8/10
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Dangerous Beans
2.4 hrs
Posted: March 3
Fun little game with beautiful artwork! The game has a certain "Limbo" vibe to it: Silhouette main character, simplistic controls (left, right, jump, push/pull), environment puzzles and many, many deaths. It never gets overly frustrating because, except for a few sequences, checkpoints are never far apart.

Cons: The controls could be a bit tighter, and the game is pretty short for the full prize (2 to 3 hours playtime, including all achievements).
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BBQ_Tactic
3.9 hrs
Posted: March 2
At the beginning, the game made me think it may has a rich ending, but I was wrong, and the game is too shot.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
125 of 178 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this game yet. It feels like it is still in early access, and can use some work, but theres a lot of potential. As a full game though as it is right now, I would not recommend it.
The controls seem slightly delayed, and are sloppy. Jumping is a huge issue, as well as running.
You tap slightly to make your character move and NOT fall off, and your charater doesnt move. So you hold down for slightly longer, and your character goes flying off the sign.
I've died so many times because I hit spacebar to jump and because of the delay, the character doesnt jump, just runs straight off the sign. It is very frusturating and unrewarding. You have no control over your jump, once you jump your charatcter will jump at whatever speed you were running at, and you have no control of the jump while in the air. So quite often you'll jump from a sign right into the abyss.
The idea of the game in general is very creative, but as a platformer, there are much more polished games out there you can get for a cheaper price.
The controls are just so sloppy that it ruins the game for me. I'd recommend this game once the controls are fixed.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Nice little platformer. I reviewed this game a while ago, and gave it a negative review – based on its original controls, which made the game unplayable for me. A few days ago, the developer Midnart contacted me, informing me that the game has been patched, including the controls. So I gave it a second chance – and I am glad I did. The game is now controlled smoothly and after beating it (which took me, I do not know, 2 – 3 hours maybe? ) I can see its other positives:
- Good atmosphere – from tense moments like running from poisonous gas, through adrenaline riding moments to overall melancholic feeling of the game (loved the end – no one left behind :) )
- Fine music fitting the game
- Clever puzzles – some of the puzzles seemed frustrating at first, but once you realize the principle of solving them, you will feel a sense of accomplishment (at least I did) – the puzzles are based mostly on perceiving the physics of the environment and interaction with it
- Stylish graphics – although minimalistic (based on sign infographics), they serve their purpose and benefit the game

The game is basically one continuous trip (not classic levels) with checkpoints on the way. The one negative that comes to mind is its length. On the other hand, if you want to spend an evening or two with something interactive (rather than watching stupid movies), Sign Motion is a good alternative.
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58 of 89 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Not worth $10
* Uninspired platforming gameplay
* Jumping/running controls handle like a shopping cart, straight up ignores jump inputs / keeps moving forward after letting go
* Continually makes you repeat the same boring platforming sections if you mess up (which you will mainly due to aforementioned rancid platforming.
* Graphics/audio are meh

Summary: if you want a decent 2D platformer gameplay go play one of the mario / sonic's, not this. If you want quirky indie platforming/puzzle solving, go play braid or limbo, not this.

Keep away.
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58 of 90 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
A dull, broken mess of a puzzle platformer, Sign Motion offers a bleak, frustrating, trial and error trudge through dodgy physics puzzles and unpredictable obstacle courses. Its promising concept is not enough to save it from such a woeful list of problems.

Full review: http://www.gizorama.com/2014/computer/pc/sign-motion-review-do-not-enter
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205 of 358 people (57%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Every bit as fun as stappling your foreskin to your eyelids
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Reviews for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Overall Rating: 10/10
Gameplay Rating: 9/10
Accessibility Rating: 10/10

Overall rating is a combination of the gameplay (mechanics and story) and accessibility (how the game includes deaf/hoh gamers).

General Gameplay
Sign Motion is an extremely creative 2D scrolling puzzle/challenge game that begins when events throw your character's sign out of its normal existence.

You play as a stick figure, either male or female (changed in settings), that traverses across of signs from throughout the world. The signs in the game provide clues as to what puzzles or challenges you will face, ranging from sliding cars to falling rocks, explosive crates, and poisonous gas that chases through through a large portion of the game.

Your progress is saved after each major puzzle or challenge and, if you 'die,' you restart at the most recent save point, ready to begin the challenge again.

Although the game is not overly hard, it provides a hint system for the slightly more complex challenges that explains in three individually revealed images how to pass the challenge.

There are a few visual treats in the game as you go along, including indicators for how much is left to travel before you finish by way of US destination milage signs.

Sign Motion is ultimately a game on level with mobile or console gaming that was ported to PC.

Replayability
All in all, Sign Motion is a really cute, creative, fun game that will entertain you for a few plays. Realistically, you could get 2-3 fun iterations of this game before you've successfully completed all of the challenges without issue.


General Accessibility

Accessibility Options
Options are limited in the game, which is a design for both console and PC games.

For HoH gamers, you can choose volume between master volume controls, game sounds, and game music, allowing you to tune according to what is best for you.

As a side note for mobility challenged gamers, this game uses either A and D or left and right arrows to move forward and backward, left control to push/pull objects, and space to jump. These keys cannot be changed.

Subtitles & Captions
This game can be complete and enjoyed entirely without sound, so no captions are needed or provided.

Chatting/Communicating
This is a single player game; no chatting.

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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
It's a 2D puzzle platformer. With Limbo sort of gameplay but equally as nice. Was quite surprised by this game as i wasn't expecting it to be this good. The game is very simple yet can be challenging at times. A stick figure in the land of road signs and must keep going. I liked the puzzles and sound is very relaxing. The graphics are as you would expect a 2D sidescroller to be like.

It's not that long, took me 2 hours to beat the game and get all the achievements.

Nice pricetag of $10 and probably will be cheaper during sales too. Get it if you like puzzle platformers.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I came to this game at the recommendation of a friend, who knew I enjoyed puzzles. I typically like games like World of Goo, Diner Dash, and other casual games but when I saw the preview, I was intrigued. It was the most unique game I'd seen.

So I played it and like many people, got frustrated. A lot. But then, I'd figure out the puzzle and what I needed to do and had a great feeling of achievement. This is a game where you have to think and it feels good to exercise those mental muscles! I'm enjoying playing it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Sign Motion Is a great little puzzle platformer that in my view deserves more credit than what it has gotten in the overall reviews. Sure the handling is somewhat frustrating from time to time but the overall experience is still really great and the design of the game is pretty remarkable with an otherwise dead world of signs and figures comming alive. The soundtrack of this game is also really great and fitted the game very well. The game is rather short and its fairly easy for the most of the parts. I will rate this game 8/10
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36 of 64 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
It's a great game, but it needs a few improvements:

-A save/load/level select system
-Better physics (sometimes my character got stuck on a ramp and I had to jump repeatedly to move at all)
-Customizable controls
-A bit more checkpoints
-More sound

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great game, but I'm also hoping that an update will be released for it to fix a few things.
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