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Release Date: Sep 2, 2014
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Cards fixed

September 3

Just a heads up, Cards should be fixed now. Have fun! ːBorealisGalaxyː

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Steam Release + Card Issues

September 3

Hey all!

Guess what? We released on Steam!

This means all you now get to enjoy Borealis ON STEAM! Have some fun with it!
Before anymore posts crop up, there is an issue regarding the Steam Trading cards for Borealis, wherein the cards have not been reviewed yet the game has. Never fear! This will be rectified shortly. Sit tight :)

Have fun guys, and I hope to see you in the forums!

~Multi

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About the Game

Borealis is a Zen game focused on measured motion and planning, rather than swift action.

The goal is simple: don't get hit. You have no weapons to fight back though. That would be too easy. In fact, you can't even move very fast. Your only way through is to guide the incoming waves into each-other through subtle and careful shifts. Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent, after all. Better to guide your opponent into destroying itself.

The game is composed of many environments, each of which has a unique style and set of missiles, as well as its own sound profile. Each will require a different strategy, and produces more interesting types of missiles as you advance. All of this is done to a procedurally-generated soundtrack that is completely driven by what happens in the game.

Features:

  • Three gameplay modes: Survival, Score run, and Endless
  • Many different moods, which each represent a massive change in gameplay
  • Completely procedurally generated, with incredible replay value
  • Known to induce meditation-like trances in monkeys*
  • *Not actually tested, results may vary.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 1.5ghz i3 or equivilant
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800 or equivilant
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Audio output recommended
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Every element of this game is nothing short of awesome, the soundtrack suits the game very well and the game players very well. The game offers a few modes to choose from which can offer some variety for the player!

-Survival
-Score Run
-Endless

All of these modes are really fun, and add extra value and playtime to the game! - Borealis is a great Zen styled game with procedurally generated levels, so each play is unique and different.

I would recommend this game to anyone that is on the fence about buying this game, I would say pick the game up it’s a great game on Steam with a chilling soundtrack!
Posted: September 3
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
A very relaxing affair with serene visuals and pleasant, ambient sound design. Gameplay couldn't be simpler, avoid everything with only the mouse for input. Difficulty builds slowly, but don't be lulled into complacency or it's game over before you know it!

A great little game, one I'll likely come back to for quite some time. Well worth the trivial price.
Posted: September 3
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I read the description of the game before I bought it, and it gave me exactly what it said. A game where you move a small object around slowly dodging lines. I can't really complain, even if it really isn't that fun.

I am however, very saddened that you cannot select a graphics mode to play in, turn off the music, or anything else. I was looking forward to playing the stage with the retro green lines and turning off the music for a semi enjoyable nostalgic experience, but alas, you need to go through the entire game every time.

In short, read the description before you buy a game, and don't complain like a jerk if you got exactly what was advertised.

Price could be a bit lower though, there's really not much to offer. Then again, the developer has mentioned adding more options to allow a bit of customization to your game experience, and has shown that he cares about what others think, so you know, at least you're sending your money to a nice enough person, which is always nice.
Posted: September 3
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
A truly Unique experience that will leave you relaxed to begin with but the game slowly ramps up with difficulty adding different types of missiles which may or may not leave you getting tense in moments even as the music continues to relax you. The game consists of 3 Modes, Survival, Score and Endless.

Survival is simple, survive against the incoming missiles which start slow and easy to dodge but hey slowly get more and more tough with increasing speed and even lock on.

Score is also simple, try to get the highest score but it starts a little tougher and your score increases at a much faster rate.

Endless is just like the others except of course it's endless.

While the concept seems simple there are some devious tricks at play such as the beginning which throws various planets scrolling down through the background but some are very bright white which makes it hard to see the enemies and even yourself. And if you thought you could just fling your mouse across the screen then you would be horribly mistaken, the game features a really unique and cool concept where if you move your mouse too fast then your speed is heavily limited to near snail speed so it's best to stay relaxed even in the most intense moments.

I give the game an 9/10 for being relaxing, fun and all round unique.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnAJpug7kZI
Posted: September 2
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
If I had to describe this game in three words, I would say: Fun, relaxing and addictive. I'll definitely be spending many, many hours on this game, especially since it seems to get more challenging after the first few levels. Personally, I don't mind the capped cursor speed, since moving slow is what you're supposed to do. (so stop crying about this, kids!)

The game itself is as described, so do make sure to watch the video and read the description on the store page before purchase. And do not forget to check the system requirements as well. Just saying...
It is currently missing some features, such as 'pause' and 'save' but the devs are looking into it, so I'm sure we'll get those at some point.

Would I recommend this game? Hell, yes!!
Posted: September 4
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