Weave through missiles to generated music, and let the world flow around you.
User reviews: Mixed (423 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 2, 2014

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March 13

Borealis in IndieGala Monday Bundle!

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Borealis has been featured in the IndieGala Every Monday Bundle. Along with 7 other games, you can pick up the one and only Borealis for (USD) $3.49! Want to compare scores with a friend? Want to spread the love of Borealis? Now is the chance to pick up the game (As well as 7 other fantastic titles!) for a low price.

We hope you enjoy Borealis, and stay tuned for any future updates. Have fun, and keep on Borealis-ing! ːthumbsː

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About This 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
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Very relaxing game
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
The way to play this game well is to empty your mind of all distraction, made me a zen buddhist 10/10 would achieve nirvana again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
cool looking game
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50 of 65 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
To play, you must un-learn everything you once knew about arcade shooters. Use cautious and purposeful movements to redirect your enemies into each-other and make a safe path forward. All of this exists in an infinite universe, which constantly adapts to keep you at the edge of your skill, and generates soothing procedural music from your actions. It's fun!
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