6180 the moon

6180 the moon

6180 is a minimalist platformer where you play as the moon on a mission to wake the sun. The name derives from the amount of time it took to create the alpha (roughly 1 hr, 43 min). Its key feature is the ability to loop around from bottom to top of the screen, and using this to get around all manner of obstacles. The real game begins after you’ve reached the sun…


  • Simple controls, ease of play

  • Clean interface & design

  • Simple progression of difficulty with introduction of new mechanics

Real player with 14.1 hrs in game

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6180 The Moon, as has been mentioned in reviews before my own, was so named as this is the number of seconds it took the developers to make its prototype - around an hour and 45 minutes (thanks for the correction madsen). But why is this so important? Well, it’s my issue with this game; it feels like it never developed far beyond a fun little coding or development project.

Aside from the screen-wrapping mechanic you can see in the trailer, 6180 The Moon features all the typical “minimalistic puzzle-platformer” fare you might expect, albeit at a very rudimentary level. Move from left to right across the screen, get to the objective, and avoid the spikes. Levels are short and relatively uncomplicated, with difficulty in most puzzles coming through manipulation of the gravity mechanic. In essence, jumping pushes you out the top of the screen and in through the bottom; you hit an arc somewhere in the middle, and float right back down again. And that’s the game.

Real player with 7.5 hrs in game

6180 the moon on Steam