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Boson X Gets On Y (Where Y = Steam)

The grubby secret of science is that most of it performed by pipetting liquid from one petri dish to another. That’s why so many trained biologists become videogame writers instead; games are more fun. Boson X knows this. You play a “maverick physicist conducting high-energy experiments,” but you perform those experiments by running and jumping around the inside of a particle collider. Ben liked and linked the (still available) free version last August, and now it’s getting a more robust Steam release tomorrow.

Details and a trailer are waiting for you below, in the testing chamber.

Steam contains a few of these ‘runner’ games now, though the rotation mechanic is a little bit left-then-right-then-left-again of the norm. You can sprint through those tubes as either one of two human professors, or as “the rodent-controlled robotic lab assistant”, though I’ve no idea if there’s any difference beside the player model. You can also sprint through eighteen different levels and compete for faster times on leaderboards.

It sounds pretty straightforward then, which accounts for the $2.99/£1.99 price tag. If you need convincing, the free version is still available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux via the Boson X site.

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