Anomalies is a computer program that randomly generates an interactive piece of audio-visual, virtual sculpture, which one can tinker around with and explore.
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Positive (17 reviews) - 88% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 28, 2016

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March 28

Modding Sounds

I have uploaded some new sounds for anyone interested in modding the game further. In order to replace sounds, simply copy the contents of this zipped folder into your Anomalies folder.

New Notes

Find your Anomalies folder by right clicking the game icon, and selecting properties. On the "Local Files" tab, you'll find a "Browse Game Files" button. Unzip the new notes ,and paste them into the Anomalies fiolder, allowign it to overwrite the original files.

Most of the notes have been updated with some effects, like vibrato and reverb, to make them sound more spacey. Some are brand new sounds.

To create your own sounds, you can use any audio editor to record sounds from your computer ,as long as it can export Ogg Vorbis format. I use Audacity (because it's free). I recommend using samples under 3 seconds or so, and they should be in the key of "D" if you want them to match the exsting notes. Just name your newly created note to match the existing name, i.e. Note_001.ogg, Note_002.ogg, etc... and it will replace the note for that segment number. Note_000.ogg is the opening note that plays between Anomalies. I don't think 14 or 15 are being used...

Once again, enjoy modding Anomalies!

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February 25

Anomalies Modding

Thanks to a curious player, I have realized that Anomalies is modable. Here is a quick tutorial on how to modify the background image...

If you access the "Anomalies" folder under your Steam Account, you can modify the "Space_Background_0xx.bmp" files. They are numbered 006 - 010 (replacing the 'xx').

In this way, by replacing bitmaps, the game is "modable." You can download a different set of "spacey" backgrounds I made here: Space_Backgrounds.zip



  • To find your "Anomalies" folder, right-click on Anomalies in your Steam Library, and click "properties."
  • In the "Local Files" tab, click on "Browse Local Files."
  • You may want to make a backup of the existing "Space_Background" files before doing the next step.
  • Copy and paste the contents of the "Space_Backgrounds.zip" file into this folder, and allow it to overwrite the existing files.
  • Run Anomalies after the files are over-written.

For making custom backgrounds, I would suggest the following:
  • They should be 2048 pixels wide by 1024 tall. ( they could be different sizes, but the 2x1 aspect ratio should be preserved and they should be powers of 2, i.e. 128, 256, 512, 1024 etc...)
  • The top and bottom colors of the image should be some flat color (mine are black), as any image details will get stretched in this region.
  • Follow the above procedures with your custom images
  • Make sure they are named the same as the original bitmap files (they need to be .bmp file format too)
  • Share your screenshots! Tell your friends how awesome Anomalies is, and don't forget to upvote or comment on other people's screenshots as well.

Thanks for playing Anomalies!

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About This Game

A Fine Art Game
Anomalies is a generative art game. There are no levels, points or objectives. It is a "game" in the sense of being an amusement or pastime, an interactive piece of audio-visual, virtual sculpture, which one can tinker around with and explore.

Generate and Explore
You can randomly generate the anomalies, or you can change the anomaly's parameters manually with a series of sliding dials in order to tweak your creation. Use the controls to explore Anomalies, and the unique sights and sounds they generate.

Sights and Sounds
Anomalies are both audio and visual phenomena, the parameters that effect one effect the other. Some are strange and discordant entities, while others are symmetrical and harmonious. All the images and "songs" you hear in the demo video were produced through the program's algorithms.

Other Options
Using a built in screen capture button, you can collect snapshots of your handiwork. Use it as desktop wallpaper, or share it with your friends. If you want to revisit a favorite anomaly, you can also save it and load it again later. There is also an auto timer feature that cycles through anomalies automatically, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the show.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 / Server 2008 / Server 2012, 32 Bit or 64 Bit; DirectX 9.0c or above.
    • Processor: No processor specified
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB 3D video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Anomalies is made with 3D GameStudio A7 Engine - specs are based on 3dgamestudio's website
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB video card
    • Additional Notes: Shader 2.0 support
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