Experience the music in a new way. Feel it pulse around you. The Polynomial is a 3D space shooter with unique, mathematical scenery that animates to the music. And this is not some boring mathematics. This is fractals.
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Udgivelsesdato: 15. okt 2010

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"It's like flying around inside of an electric light show."

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Experience the music in a new way. Feel it pulse around you.

The Polynomial is a 3D space shooter with unique, mathematical scenery that animates to the music. And this is not some boring mathematics. This is fractals. There are worlds to explore, ugly enemies to kill, pretty allies to protect, bonuses to collect, and scores to beat (if you are into this sort of thing). It also includes arena editor and a non-shooting mode in which you can simply explore and rock out to your music. The game comes with 50 minute soundtrack; you can also import your music and playlists or even use the microphone input. There is a great variety of options that you can adjust for your own ultimate visual experience.

Key features:

  • Dynamic universe animated to music of your choice or microphone input.
  • 50 minutes of original soundtrack.
  • Unique 3D graphics and effects.
  • Highly configurable visuals, music, and image post-processing.
  • Full featured editable music playlist.
  • Support for anaglyph 3D glasses and the common 3DTV formats.
  • Joystick support.
  • Built in arena generator and editor.
  • 35 hand-picked arenas.
  • 4 music visualizers to choose from.
  • Innovative scoring function.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, 32 or 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon 2GHz, or better
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 or better, ATI Radeon® HD 2000 series or better, with 256MB video memory (512 MB recommended). Intel HD cards may hang up or have very low framerate.
    • Video: OpenGL: 2.1 , GLSL: 1.2
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later. (10.5 is not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8GHz or better
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 or better, ATI Radeon® HD 2000 series or better, with 256MB video memory (512 MB recommended). Intel HD cards may hang up or have very low framerate.
    • Video: OpenGL: 2.1 , GLSL: 1.2
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon 2GHz, or better
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 or better, ATI Radeon® HD 2000 series or better, with 256MB video memory (512 MB recommended). Intel HD cards may hang up or have very low framerate.
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
Helpful customer reviews
17 af 17 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 7. november 2014
Load up your favourite tracks, sit back and enjoy the strangely trippy yet relaxing experience that is Polynomial.

Don't expect any story, or in depth mechanics from this title. You're essentially a floating entity in space that shoots giant cannon balls that look like a cross between Pac-Man and Bullet from Mario. You can collect power ups along the way that do a small upgrade for a short amount of time, however I didn't really feel any difference.

There are other games out there that offer a similar but more frantic experience to Polynomial, however I think Polynomial might be the only one that offers the chilled/relaxed angle on the musicially generated action genre.

In short, Polynomial isn't really a game, but an app that you can casually relax in while you listen to some of your favourite songs.
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11 af 11 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
3.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 10. november 2014
This is a brilliant music-based game. Beautiful artwork interspersed with game-play you can choose intensity level on. My favorite is listening to some very chill electronic music and fly around while I trip on my substance of choice. Very recommend much amazing!
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7 af 7 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1 person fandt denne anmeldelse sjov
1.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 24. oktober 2014
The Polynomial is great: when high. Seriously, I'm not even gonna lie about it. The visuals are spectacular. Fractal-based landscapes with blazing colours and a handful of presets to change up the mood. As for gameplay, it is simple. You've got allies that look as if they've just arrive from a different plane of existence (the Ancients of Stargate SG-1 come to mind), and enemies that look like pacman. You kill your enemies with a dual gun. But WHILE doing that, you've got some stoner metal blazing in the background, and a visual spectacle that anybody on a good high can appreciate. When this is on sale, I recommend you buy it.
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16 af 24 brugere (67%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1 person fandt denne anmeldelse sjov
1.5 timer bogført
Indsendt: 3. oktober 2014
After trying Polynomial, I can honestly say this title will be collecting dust for many years to come. I did like some of the visuals and vector graphics, but I found nothing that makes this game enjoyable to play.
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5 af 5 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1 person fandt denne anmeldelse sjov
0.5 timer bogført
Indsendt: 16. oktober 2014
This is one strange shooter where you fly around and shoot at killer Pac-Men while flying around, doing whatever. I honestly don't know what the heck you're supposed to do in this game... but it can be powered by your own music, so that's something.
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3 af 3 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
166.0 timer bogført
Indsendt: 25. december 2014
Ok, here's how to get the most out of the game.

1. Turn off the enemies.
2. Turn off the hud (press H 2 or three times).
2. Switch the "map" every so often manually if the song that's playing isn't spectacularly visualized.
3. Screw around with the settings (beat/melody) for each song/map to see if you can optimize the experience. You have to be creative and experimental.
4. Add your own music once you get the hang of it.
5. Use this as a christmas card for a loved one. The "Christmas" map goes with "Jingle."
6. If you stay still, it looks like the little friendly beings are crawling across your screen.
7. Try and find a good view which includes the "Sun" and most of the particle effects. Stay still for a bit.
8. Try and "dance" to the music by moving along the particle effects, kinda like surfing on soundwaves.
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3 af 3 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 8. februar
The Polynomial is a music game that provides an awesome relaxing experiece.

I would say it's more of a gamified 3D music visualizer than a true game by itself; and what it does, it does surprisingly well. You just really feel your music blasting all around you and shoot enemies, though that's not required if you'd prefer to just sit back and truly relax.

It isn't going to satisfy you if you're looking for a space shooter with some depth, but for a casual music trip, it's perfect.
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3 af 4 brugere (75%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
5.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 23. oktober 2014
In The Polynomial you pretty much only fly around inside a fractal-generated nebula that moves to the music of your choice, whilst occasionally shooting stuff. it's not much of a game really, so if you're looking for a game, look elsewhere.
However, If you look at The Polynomial as an interactive music visualizer, which it basicly is, it's a pretty damn good one. Because It is highly customizable, allowing you to generate your own fractals, choose color themes, mess around with 3D settings, control input, and beat detection methods and more. So if you're into synesthetic audiovisual experiences and owns a nice music collection. You really can't go wrong with this one, especially if it's on a sale. We are talking about watching pretty lights dancing gracefully to the sound of your music here, it's just beautiful.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
3.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. december 2014
Calming, or frenzied, it's your choice. Beautiful design and overwhelmingly customizable to point of distracting one with experimentation. Mostly trippy AF; has only vague semblance of narrative or 'purpose'. Excellent on drugs.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 11. januar
It looks like it COULD be a very good game, but I cannot recommend it until it has Spotify and/or iTunes support. Entertaining, from what I played of it.
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5 af 10 brugere (50%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 15. november 2014
Terrible game. Feels more like a winamp plugin that does graphical effects while you play your music.

If you wanna play something cool that responds to your own music, try Beat Hazard.
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2 af 4 brugere (50%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 5. november 2014
Beautiful game with all the star looking dust but not addictive.
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71 af 91 brugere (78%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1 person fandt denne anmeldelse sjov
0.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 22. september 2011
Pre-Release Review
forgettable characters
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36 af 37 brugere (97%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
16.8 timer bogført
Indsendt: 23. januar 2014
I do NOT recommend this game to discerning gamers. I HIGHLY recommend this game to someone who is looking for a cool thing to have on one's LED Projector wallscreen while playing phat beats or haunting melodies from one's "altered states of consciousness special music" folder.
I use Winamp's milkdrop for the beginning of the party, and then when guests are looking to relax and play simple mindless no-consequence gaming in the smoking room we switch to the Polynomial and the music never skips a beat.
Also, I understand the game does get more challenging when you crank up the difficulty, and that's the only way to get the higher level achievements, but I don't use this game for gaming.

The game mechanics are great. You fire your inobtrusive, silent weapon and attempt to hit an enemy this is often impossibly far away, carefully compensating for the great distance by projecting the target's trajectory in your imagination. That's hard to do, so this game is a challenge.

Its best features are the silent weapons fire and the silent seamless transition from getting silently shot to death by nazi robots to silently respawning; your music won't skip a beat, so people in the next room won't go, "Hey, what happened to the music!?"

Also, this game may cause people on drugs to stop talking and stare for a long time. Get an LED projector is my point.

On a side note, have any of you other reviewers actually done acid? This game will not cause you to become every person who has ever lived, so it does not feel like an acid trip. That being said, you should smoke the stuff that was recently legalized in your state before playing
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34 af 42 brugere (81%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
5.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 22. februar 2014
screensaver simulator
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27 af 31 brugere (87%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 5. oktober 2013
The Polynomial is a trip. Though there is a game hidden here, one that would most easily be described as an aerial combat shooter, a more appropriate term would be "sensory experience". I spent the majority of my time doing nothing more than floating through an endless space, with equal amounts of awe at what was happening before me and curiosity over how certain songs would be represented within the game or how tweaking different settings might transfigure the sky around me (virtually everything can be edited to you liking).

The neon light show of particles and bloom effects is by itself mesmerizing to look at, but when pared with the proper music it becomes something truly breathtaking. The song playing in the background directly influences how the visualization looks and behaves, and when they mesh together it creates something that is impossible to describe with simple words, nor one screenshots can do any justice.

The Polynomial has limited appeal to be sure, and after the initial novelty staying power is put into question, but regardless I can't help but urge those even partially interested to give it a few minutes of their time. It is truly unlike anything I've ever played, and something that really must be experienced first hand to comprehend its artistry.
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11 af 12 brugere (92%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
3.8 timer bogført
Indsendt: 16. juli 2013
Oh my! Oh my, oh my! That is really all I can say for this game. It is absolutely beautiful. Depending on the music you put with it, it can be relaxing, hectic, chaotic, blissful...anything! If you do not own this game, GET IT NOW! Might I recommend using the song called 'Promise' from Thomas Bergersen's 'Illusions'.
Honestly this is a rival for audiosurf and in many ways more than a match for it! I cannot recommend this enough!
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13 af 16 brugere (81%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
16.8 timer bogført
Indsendt: 14. december 2013
Best LSD trip without illegal substances. Plus for animated visuals in time with your own choice of music.

Ah, ♥♥♥♥ it, it's simply the best game, ever.
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21 af 32 brugere (66%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.0 timer bogført
Indsendt: 4. januar 2014
This is quite an odd "game" as its more of a free-flying space shooter within a winamp visualization. It lacks direction and feels more like a test of visual effects and messing with a game engine then an actual game.

The achievements are mostly along the lines of "do X in Y amount of time" and in general really uninspired and feeds the feeling of the whole thing being a test more a game even more.

Time to 100%: 1-3 hours
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6 af 6 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 27. februar 2014
It's like a modern 3D Atari Space shooter with blinging lights that go with your custom music. Get the highest score possible and post it on Youtube for bragging rights if you want. In the end, it's all about challenging your high score and doing better than what you did in the past.
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