Check out these two new surreal Xbox One video games

Brad Stephenson

Binaries on Xbox One

Things get a little surreal on the Xbox One console today with the launch of two artistic video games called, 140 and Binaries. 140 is a very stylised platformer while Binaries is a puzzle game with a challenging control scheme that requires the player to move two figures at once.

Here’s the official game description for 140: 140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack. Super tight puzzle design and a striking audiovisual presentation come together to form a challenging platforming experience!

Buy 140 on Xbox One

Here’s the official game description for Binaries: Test your skills and reflexes as you simultaneously guide two lovable(1) balls through over 100 controller-smashingly(2) tough platform challenges. Control both at exactly the same time as you try to avoid the death and danger that awaits their every move.  And there are jokes.(3)  (1)May not be lovable (2)May not even be a word (3)May not be funny  Features Over 100 levels of fiendish puzzle solving and death-defying challenges.  Glutton for punishment? Replay levels against the clock to get the fastest time you can. Can you get S rank on every level? (We can’t.)  Funky adaptive music that ramps up when you do well and chills out if you’re stuck. It’s like the game wants you to do well.  Choose your own route to completion through a non-linear map. Stuck on a super-tough stage? No worries, just hone your skills on a different level.  Laugh along with up to ten jokes! Look, we’re going to keep saying it’s funny. You’ll come around eventually.  (No controllers were harmed in the making of this game)

Buy Binaries on Xbox One

Have you tried either of these games yet? Let us know in the comments and then check out all of the other Xbox One video games that have come out today.