Average Playtime: 3 hours

Boson X

Add to
My games
Add to
Wishlist 1
Save to

Click to rate



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.
Release date
Ian MacLarty
Jon Kerney
Ian MacLarty
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5
  • Storage: 20 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5
  • Storage: 20 MB available space

System requirements for Android

4.1 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (64bit)
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5
  • Storage: 20 MB available space
Edit the game info
Last Modified: Sep 29, 2022

Where to buy

App Store
Google Play

Top contributors


1 edit
Rage Quit - Boson X | Rooster Teeth
Oct 18, 2013
Rooster Teeth
May 25, 2014
Jan 16, 2015
KSIOlajidebt Plays | Boson X
Oct 25, 2013
Nerd³ Plays... Boson X
Sep 3, 2013
Boson X - Steam Train
Sep 20, 2014
View all videos
49,318 items
Discover Anti X Boson
Discover the Anti X Boson particle
Discover Anti Y Boson
Discover the Anti Y Boson particle
Discover Anti Graviton
Discover the Anti Graviton particle
Discover Dark X Boson
Discover the Dark X Boson particle
Discover Anti Radion
Discover the Anti Radion particle
view all achievements
18 items
Boson X first level personal record
Highlight: Indecision Any% New WR
Boson X (Steam) - Geon - 609.21% (rank 2)
View all streams
36 items

Boson X reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
This Game is extremely hard. Probably something for Masochists who are happy when they try to dice a 24 with a Deltoidalikositetraeder, and you step into their Groin with a start at every other Number. over and over again... Now some will say, "Maybe you're just too slow, so the Game isn't bad after all!" But I'm not saying it's bad at all, I just can't recommend it because in my Opinion there's a Difference to other heavy Games, such as Super Meat Boy, which I like very much by the way, despite the high Degree of difficulty. As you can see in the Video On the Shop Page, you run through randomly generated levels that you complete by reaching 100%. As soon as you make a Mistake, you start again at 0%. However, the Percentage only increases if you walk across the blue Fields, which-and this is the hook-also appear randomly on the Track. So You may be getting very far but unfortunately no blue Fields appear, and that's extremely frustrating. Super Meat Boy, on the other hand, never frustrated me, no matter how many times I failed at a Level, because I always knew where the (operating) error was. And conversely, it was all the more satisfying if I had made it at some point, because I knew it was a Reward for the Perseverance I invested to finally master this particularly tricky Place. Boson X doesn't give me any Motivation to keep trying it because ultimately luck decides. Which is a shame, because I actually like the innovative Game idea quite well. As a possibly comparable Game, I recommend instead: BIT. TRIP Presents ... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Translated by
Microsoft from Dutch
Very bad I wouldn't buy it had it been bought for it in the app of the day am very grumpy really bad game don't take it though
Translated by
Microsoft from Norsk
A fun and highly additive game that you'll be playing until you fall asleep. If you haven't tried it yet, I suggest you do right away! My favorite game by far!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
astonishing that this title is still in the charts after all this time. Yet he is still there .... Just for a, worth 5 stars because I like what lasts!
Translated by
Microsoft from Norsk
This game is really really awesome and it is super fun and amazing but it would help if you add easy, medium, hard modes because it goes a little bit too fast. Best game ever!!!
Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
... you are not asked for the password if you have just entered it for another purchase .. if you don't know how to use your iphone, it's the apple or the developers' fault, I think it's obvious. Let us dwell on the huge theft of less than 2 euros ... how much did you pay for your cell phone? Mah .. take yourself back.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I think it's great, for a level I've used as many as 215 attempts: D The high level of difficulty is my motivation, but sometimes frustrates a lot. I am at the 5th level and only see 6 levels in total, I hope there is more, otherwise it might be a bit short.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
I finally finished the game and sincrement I hope that there will be new levels ... The last levels may be complicated once you know what the level can offer what we thought impossible becomes surmountable! Original levels and a big pride once the level ends! So a big congratulations to the developer and if there is new level I will be the first to play ^^ 5 canvas well deserved
Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
Celebrating the discovery of the Higgs boson, the so-called particle of god that gives mass to the particles and allows the latter to exist, born boson x. The two characters are obviously researchers (a man and a woman to be precise), who run in a particle accelerator. The aim of the game is to pass over blue areas that increase the energy of the collider. When you get to the%, finish the level and unlock others. Every time you redo the level, it changes. Good graphics and very nice layout. There is no advertising and it makes this game even more cute. Perfect for coach travel (scientifically tested!). Thanks for the attention.
read more