Weave through missiles to generated music, and let the world flow around you.
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Mixed (464 reviews) - 62% of the 464 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 2, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Audio output recommended
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Zombie Pickle Man #ripMcMurray
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
"idk wtf this is" simulator
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PrinzEugen
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Certainly not a bad game as such, but the original idea has not been executed as it could have been. As a "dot in space" (or elsewhere), you have to dodge incoming lines. Seems familiar enough, but it comes with a twist: you can only move fairly slow, and when moving in a fluid motion, you can "direct" the incoming lines (I can't help of thinking about them as missiles) to a certain degree so that they slap into each other. The slow pace and the rather peculiar, somehow relaxing music, contribute to the overall feeling of ease the game offers.
But that's also, to a certain degree, its downfall: in order to progress through the levels, one has to stay sharp and move accurately. Somehow, I didn't manage to achieve that and the game became rather boring after a while. It felt more and more pointless to progress through levels offering basically the same mechanics over and over again.

There are several game modes, including an "endless" and a "score endless" mode, so there are some possibilities for variation, but ultimately these modes only change the "rewards" you get, not the playstyle. Borealis surely has an art-style all of its own, and can be visually quite pleasing. The game comes with trading cards, at least on paper since even after more than four hours of in-game time, none has dropped yet. The achievements, although not original in any way, are mostly not too difficult and with some dedication Borealis could be a nice 100% game for achievement collectors.

Not really recommended, although it is worth trying out if you can get it on sale.
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ENEMPro [NoMic]
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
"Boring"alis!!!
Bealtiful game, but not complete, not polish, and BORING!
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Alex
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Lines





10/10
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Deivis
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
Stay calm, and move your mouse to avoid being hit. Simple game and quite short in that sense, but full price (5 euros) for that is a bit too much.
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ledeir
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
You're a dot dodging lines. Those lines sometimes behave strangely.
Despite being reflex driven its fairly relaxing, so much so that it put me to sleep.
I'd look elsewhere for a good casual game.
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chaser
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
A great idea but simply lacks polish and depth. The framework is there for a truly brilliant game. Instead, Borealis is just.. meh. I hope the developer isn't discouraged by the mixed reception though. Borealis is by no means a bad game, it's just rough around the edges and doesn't do enough to keep your attention. As it stands, I can't recommend this game. At $1 maybe. Anything more than that, not so much.
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Ithaqua
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
Pro:
Graphics
Cards
System specs
Relaxing


Cons:
For short play at a time only (gets boring after that)
$5.49 is a little high. For me it's more of a $4 or less game
This game is 60% there. There just needs to be more options, more feedback, more instructions, more .... well game.

Overall:
5/10 +1 fun in short amounts = 6/10

This is one of those games you grab on sale and play for 20-30 min. Then come back in a few weeks and play another 20-30min. Then come back later and play again. It's not a sit down and put 200 hours over a two week vacation type of game. Well worth having in your library, but grab it when it's on sale for 33% or more off.
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shrewdlogarithm
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 30, 2015
There's an interesting idea here, but not enough is done with it to make it into an interesting game.

The rules aren't clear, pace is slow and there's no real feedback or reward to the thing other than *dodge stuff for ages"

Shame really - all foundations of an interesting game are there, but the actual game isn't.

Make the rules clearer, give score based on minimal movement, give more for multiple collisions - y'know, GAME things...
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The Pyronator
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 28, 2015
Move your mouse to dodge homing projectiles in multiple different gamemodes.
That's about all there is to this game.
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Razorbitz
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 27, 2015
Borealis is an undeniably intoxicating little gem that hides far more worth than initially perceived, although it is still a short experience depending on what you're looking for.

There is a lot of mixed emotions surrounding this game, and for good reason; the main mechanic is to guide a little white ball around the screen and avoiding missles of light. It's a simple concept that has been done to death, and by sheer gameplay that's all your getting. The one caveat is that you can't go too fast, and if you do it will slow you down exponentially as punishment.

As pushed in the opening sequence of survival mode (basically the closest thing to a campaign here), Borealis is meant to be a "zen" experience. "Take your time, man. Go with the flow. No need to rush." Is basically all the game has to say for itself, and while annoying at the passive-aggressive scolding when I tend to go past their desired speed, the text buggers off, and you're left to experience what many have come to call a glorified screensaver.

This is where I feel I'm in the minority, as I think Borealis is the best interactive screensaver I've ever dabbled with. As weird and interesting as Mountain is, the gorgeous amount of effort put into the varied stages that blend into one another is what kept me coming back, and to push to see what lovely texture and enemy missles I would encounter next. It's surprisingly challenging, but even then, I saw everything there is to see within an hour.

The variety helps keep it alive, and you can always pick certain stages to go back to, but at a point there was little motivating me on. I know this would please the developer, but for a good bit I was lost in the games dulcet atmosphere and did reach a sort of zen, but at this point I feel like I've gotten my fill. My one complaint is that there isn't a way to get these lovely backgrounds and sounds as an organic background or screensaver. I would not mind having it play itself in the background of my computer, let me tell you. While maybe not worth the 5 dollar asking price, the game is marked down often, so there are plenty of chances to check this game out. Definitely wortha pick up on sale.

And no, this has nothing to do with Half LIfe.
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TheWhitford
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 27, 2015
A game that many people just use to get the trading cards. I received this game for free and thought "okay a relaxing game with a new concept" but boy was I wrong. This game is just about moving your mouse to avoid obstacles, the worst thing is if you hit one and restart, there is no randomness, the obstacles come at the exact same time in the exact place as before. So no replayability, and no way to make the game more interesting, I suffered this game for an hour hoping that something good would finally come, but alas, im going to go cry in a corner for about 5 years.
Whitty's rating: 2/10
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King Pleb
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 24, 2015
I got this game for free, and I still didn't like it. I understand the calming atmosphere of the game, but it's just too slow-paced for my liking. If you want a faster and more difficult game with a much better soundtrack, try the superior Soundodger+ instead.
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kneiss
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 20, 2015
This game is supposed to be a zen game? It aggravated me like no other game. Nothing seems to happen on the screen. The game is super slow, game mechanics are are the most simple possible and the graphic looks like a screensaver from 1996. (Maybe the game is actually a port from one of those screensavers.) The worst for me is the music. To me it sounds like random notes underlined with random synth-sounds - totally inharmonic. This is probably the main cause of my aggression.

Maybe i should plays something completely different game now. Something i usually don't play, something with blood and violence. Hey right, there is left4dead still installed. It's installed for 2 years, and i did not really play it yet. This should get my inner self back to balance.

Graphic 2/10
Music 1/10
Gameplay 1/10

Overall 1/10
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Dasdad Asdf
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 13, 2015
I thought this game is related to the Half-Life universe. I was wrong.

10/10
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TOZ
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 1, 2015
Short review:

It's a turd, but it's a short turd at least.

Long review:

This is a very casual game where you play as a small dot avoiding lines that home in on your position.

This game however does not come with a ton of options. Would it be nice to listen to music that isn't provided by the game in? Would it be nice to just turn off the game's volume? Would it be nice to play the game while it's windowed? The answer is irrelavent because the game doesn't have an option menu.

Other than those issues, the actual game is very simplistic and gets boring pretty quick. You could describe this game as being like Asteroids without the option to shoot. Sure, when the game changes a level you get a different pattern, but these aren't exactly groundbreaking.

Thank you Conrad Nelson for the cards, I will sell them promptly.
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HungryCornet
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
Completely forgot about my ptsd.
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Sutgon
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30, 2015
This game is relaxing, yes, but a warm bath is even more so. This game, unlike a warm bath, gets boring within 30 minutes. People are different, yes, but that's my guess.

Lil' Sucky Gameplay to go with the review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsr5GpJyn7g
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Rau Aznable
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26, 2015
I looked up the words "meditate" and "relax" in the dictionary and didn't find "become sleepy" in their meanings. Which is concerning, because that's basically the effect this game has on me. Except for maybe three modes, the struggle to keep my eyes open was harder than the struggle to stay alive in the game.

While playing a certain mode, you’ll realize soon enough what’s the trick to complete it. On a lot of them, it’s just moving your mouse around, in a circle. When you finish a mode, there’s a smooth transition to another one, chosen randomly. Unfortunately, there’s a chance you may repeat the mode you just finished. And yes, that does happen.

In case you’re looking at the achievements and thinking about using this game to increase the size of your gaming ♥♥♥♥♥, be warned. At the time I’m writing this review, the names of the modes on the game aren't always the same as on the achievements. You need to look at the achievement’s picture to see which mode it refers to. Also, if you die while playing a mode and then repeat that mode and actually finish it, you won’t get the achievement for it. You need to exit the game, start it again and then complete that mode.

This game really needed more attention to details.
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BLACKxMETANK
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16, 2015
This game isn't related with Half-Life.

It's just a simple and relaxing game in that you play as your mouse pointer dodging colorful lines listening relaxing music, with an amazing background stage.

The game consists of 3 Modes, Survival, Score and Endless.

This game deserves a place in your library.

7 / 10
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Certainly not a bad game as such, but the original idea has not been executed as it could have been. As a "dot in space" (or elsewhere), you have to dodge incoming lines. Seems familiar enough, but it comes with a twist: you can only move fairly slow, and when moving in a fluid motion, you can "direct" the incoming lines (I can't help of thinking about them as missiles) to a certain degree so that they slap into each other. The slow pace and the rather peculiar, somehow relaxing music, contribute to the overall feeling of ease the game offers.
But that's also, to a certain degree, its downfall: in order to progress through the levels, one has to stay sharp and move accurately. Somehow, I didn't manage to achieve that and the game became rather boring after a while. It felt more and more pointless to progress through levels offering basically the same mechanics over and over again.

There are several game modes, including an "endless" and a "score endless" mode, so there are some possibilities for variation, but ultimately these modes only change the "rewards" you get, not the playstyle. Borealis surely has an art-style all of its own, and can be visually quite pleasing. The game comes with trading cards, at least on paper since even after more than four hours of in-game time, none has dropped yet. The achievements, although not original in any way, are mostly not too difficult and with some dedication Borealis could be a nice 100% game for achievement collectors.

Not really recommended, although it is worth trying out if you can get it on sale.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Stay calm, and move your mouse to avoid being hit. Simple game and quite short in that sense, but full price (5 euros) for that is a bit too much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
"Boring"alis!!!
Bealtiful game, but not complete, not polish, and BORING!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
A great idea but simply lacks polish and depth. The framework is there for a truly brilliant game. Instead, Borealis is just.. meh. I hope the developer isn't discouraged by the mixed reception though. Borealis is by no means a bad game, it's just rough around the edges and doesn't do enough to keep your attention. As it stands, I can't recommend this game. At $1 maybe. Anything more than that, not so much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
You're a dot dodging lines. Those lines sometimes behave strangely.
Despite being reflex driven its fairly relaxing, so much so that it put me to sleep.
I'd look elsewhere for a good casual game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Pro:
Graphics
Cards
System specs
Relaxing


Cons:
For short play at a time only (gets boring after that)
$5.49 is a little high. For me it's more of a $4 or less game
This game is 60% there. There just needs to be more options, more feedback, more instructions, more .... well game.

Overall:
5/10 +1 fun in short amounts = 6/10

This is one of those games you grab on sale and play for 20-30 min. Then come back in a few weeks and play another 20-30min. Then come back later and play again. It's not a sit down and put 200 hours over a two week vacation type of game. Well worth having in your library, but grab it when it's on sale for 33% or more off.
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57 of 76 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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51 of 74 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
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!
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
This game isn't related with Half-Life.

It's just a simple and relaxing game in that you play as your mouse pointer dodging colorful lines listening relaxing music, with an amazing background stage.

The game consists of 3 Modes, Survival, Score and Endless.

This game deserves a place in your library.

7 / 10
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
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.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Simple game, you play as your mouse pointer.
The rule is to survive the missiles strike.

Most people find out this game is boring.
But mehh, It's a casual game.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Pass the time by dodging a bombardment of lines while listening to various musical chords. Borealis can almost be classified as meditative...almost. The game purposely tries to slow you down by preventing knee-jerk mouse reactions. Simple concept, simple gameplay, simple review.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
TL;DR 4/10...This is a simple elegant game which should get a thumbs UP even though most people will get a quick zen moment for 10 or 20 minutes, then abandon. In theory, most any gamer could be happy to drop their 0.50-$1 for this on sale.

However, they took a simple one dimensional mechanic--and blew it.

There are only 13 modes. Meteors zip through the screen with various unique movements, but most of them are heat-seeking (to you), though with very wide turning radii. When encountering each other (or you), they explode. The 1st core rule is that you are not allowed to move your cursor (death-target) very fast. If you attempt to move fast, the game penalizes you by forcing you to move even slower than before. This is a fine rule in that it encourages deliberate, controlled movement, rather than quick, zippy motions.

In particular, 1 of the 13 modes is broken--Rave (conveniently missing in marketing screenshots and video.) The mode has tiny, thin, multicolored meteors on a black background. It causes immense eye-strain and nausea. To abuse the human player, not the skills of the human, the red meteors are virtually invisible in both RL day and night lighting. Furthermore, the background gives blue flashlight streaks across the screen which are completely harmless. So, this creates confusion as to what should be dodged. It creates the feeling of dodging a flashlight (you cannot).

This could be written off as simply 1 poorly designed mode--grind it or skip it, right? No. The achievement mechanism is broken. I completed the Symmetry and Summoning modes ten times before it gave me the achievement (1 completion required). I will be very ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when I finally grind out the Rave mode and it does not give me the achievement. EDIT: yep, the mode achievements fail. Another achievement is for getting level 1000 on Survival--I never got much past 100, yet I received the achievement after awhile at 89, perhaps it accumulates all scores ever? Achievement of level 10000 on ScoreRun is broken too.

5 of the Achievements are misnamed--do not match the name of the mode. Come on DEVs you have 13 modes--that is IT. How hard is it to copy/paste the name? Dev phail.

Such a simple, elegant game that deserved kudos for very little programming--they blew it.
Beauty/Zen: 8/10
Game Mechanics: 6/10
Quick Fun: 6/10
Overall Broken system: 4/10
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
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.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
A very laid back game where your mouse is a small white circle, and your goal is to avoid missle-like enemies as long as you can while listening to soothing music. Borealis can prove challenging to those who seek it, i.e. survival and score run, but in reality, its a game where it's supposed to help you relax, whether or not you try to rack a lot of points.

The only difference between survival, score run and endless mode are the amount of times you're allowed to get hit. Other than that, relaxing the mind is your main objective.

I took a nap while leaving this game on, and honestly, this game makes a good sleeping aid. The SFX and music helped further my sleeping experience, so I guess that's a plus especially since the developer's goal was to help you meditate.

Other than that though, this game is nothing more than an interactive screensaver that looks like it came out of windows XP, and I don't know anyone personally that would buy a game that would put them to sleep because it's Zen based.

So unfortunately, no. I cannot recommend this game.
But I might back to this myself if I ever feel stressed and just need to calm down after a hard day's work.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
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
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
I got this game from the Groupees "Give Back" bundle for free, and was pleasantly surprised with the gameplay.

If you like music generation, smooth/slower bullet hell-style gameplay (lots of dodging), and challenging gameplay against nice backdrops, you will enjoy this game.

The aesthetics are simple but nice - different-colored tracers fly toward you in varying patterns, all with changing backgrounds that are serene and minimalistic. The sounds and music are great - different sounds occur whenever you get the projectiles to hit each other.

The controls are very easy and simple - you just move around with your mouse. One thing to now, however, is that the your cursor speed is purposely slow, as the game encourages you to relax and use smooth versus frantic movements. Since I use extreme sensitivity on my mouse, it was a bit of a change having to actually move my mouse across the entirety of my mouse pad (my sensitivity + acceleration is so high I just have to flick my wrist to cover any area of my screen). The learning curve is pretty minimal, as you only have to dodge the end points of projectiles (you can cross over any other part of the projectile). The patterns in the different levels keeps the game challenging, refreshing, and fun.

I've enjoyed playing this game quite a bit. There are 3 game modes: survival (game over after getting hit), score attack (3 lives), and endless (it literally goes on forever). BE WARNED: there is no menu/options, and if you accidentally press ESC at any point during gameplay, it will take you to the main menu and you must start all over again.

If you are interested in this type of gameplay, you will enjoy Borealis.

Recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
The intended purpose of this game is to help induce a zen-like state.
You're a defenseless slow-moving dot, and we're sending hundreds of thousands of missiles to kill you, SO RELAX!
The key is in making subtle shifting movements, becoming one with space, letting your mind be free of the trials of everyday life. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?! HOW COULD I DODGE THAT!?

This game is composed of several stages, though achievement hunters will become far too acquainted with the easy first one. All subsequent stages are an immediate ramp-up in difficulty, and some are simply much harder than others. It can be unbalanced in the score-based modes, since your second stage could be easy peasy, or what-the-heck difficult. As far as I can tell, stages you complete without dying don't show up in the rotation in subsequent games. If you have the patience, you could complete all of the stages, and see for yourself if there's a reasonable difficulty curve in your next game. They stages are certainly vivid, and could make for some nice screenshots if you're not too concerned about DYING HORRIBLY.

While I appreciate what Borealis is going for, it's just not my thing. If I wanted to relax, I'd watch something, or play a puzzle game or an RPG. If I'm going to be pixel-close to death, I'd rather be playing a 2D shooter. At least that way I'd have some heavy firepower of my own, and can bathe myself in sweet gold whenever I destroy a mega battle-cruiser. I'm aware this completely goes against the design of this game. I'm sorry, but that's why it isn't my thing.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
There's an interesting idea here, but not enough is done with it to make it into an interesting game.

The rules aren't clear, pace is slow and there's no real feedback or reward to the thing other than *dodge stuff for ages"

Shame really - all foundations of an interesting game are there, but the actual game isn't.

Make the rules clearer, give score based on minimal movement, give more for multiple collisions - y'know, GAME things...
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
A good time killer! You have to save your cursor being attacked by several lines.
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