Experience the music in a new way. Feel it pulse around you. The Polynomial is a 3D space shooter with unique, fractal based scenery that animates to the music.
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Mayormente positivos (353 análisis) - El 76% de los 353 análisis de los usuarios sobre este juego son positivos.
Fecha de lanzamiento: 15 oct. 2010

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Críticas

“I could easily look at this game all day”
GiantBomb

“...the prettiest screenshots in the world.”
RockPaperShotgun

“This is less a game and more of synapse-melting visualisation experience, where you stare into the alluring psychedelic void of possibilities, never quite sure where you're going or whether you'll ever come back.”
7/10 – Eurogamer

Polynomial 2 released!



Polynomial 2
released on Early Access.

Acerca de este juego

Experimenta la música de una forma completamente nueva. Siente sus pulsos a tu alrededor.
The Polynomial es un shooter espacial en 3D con un escenario matemático único que se anima mediante la música. Pero estas matemáticas no son de las aburridas. Se trata de fractales. Hay mundos por explorar, horribles enemigos a los que destruir, bonitos aliados a los que proteger, bonificaciones que recoger y puntuaciones que superar (si te interesan este tipo de cosas). También incluye un editor de arenas y un modo sin disparos en el que simplemente puedes explorar y vivir tu música. El juego incluye una banda sonora de 50 minutos; además puedes importar tu colección de música y tus listas de reproducción, o incluso utilizar la entrada de tu micrófono. Hay una enorme variedad de opciones que puedes ajustar para lograr tu experiencia visual definitiva.

Características Principales:

  • Un universo dinámico que se adapta a la música que elijas o a la entrada del micrófono
  • 50 minutos de música original
  • Gráficos en 3D y efectos únicos
  • Visualizadores, música y efectos de postprocesado totalmente configurables
  • Lista de reproducción de música modificable
  • Soporte para estéreo 3D anaglifo y modos de televisión 3D normales
  • Soporte para joystick
  • Generador de arenas y editor de escenarios integrados
  • 35 arenas cuidadosamente seleccionadas
  • 4 visualizadores musicales entre los que escoger
  • Innovadora función de puntuación

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • SO: Windows XP / Vista / 7, 32 o 64 bits
    • Procesador: Intel Core 2 a 1.8 GHz, AMD Athlon a 2 GHz o superior
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 o mejor, familia ATI Radeon® HD 2000 o mejor. 256 MB de VRAM (512 recomendados)
    • Vídeo: OpenGL: 2.1, GLSL: 1.2
    • Disco Duro: 100 MB de espacio libre
    • SO: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 o posterior. (10.5 no está soportado)
    • Procesador: Intel Mac a 1.8 GHz o superior
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: nVidia® GeForce® 7600 / Familia ATI Radeon® HD 2000 o superior con 256 MB de VRAM (512 MB recomendados). Las gráficas Intel HD pueden bloquear el sistema o tener una velocidad de refresco muy baja.
    • Vídeo: OpenGL: 2.1, GLSL: 1.2
    • Disco Duro: 100 MB de espacio libre
    • 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
Análisis de usuarios
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Mayormente positivos (353 análisis)
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picollo71
( 5.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 9 de junio
1. Change your sound settings so that the sound input captures your sound output.
2. Imbibe your favorite mind altering substance(s) of choice.
3. Play SomaFM or your favorite dubstep psytrance vaporwave whatever
4. Turn up all the grafix!
5. Transcend this plane of existence to nirvana.

FULL OF STARS/10
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Shadowrunner
( 0.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 24 de mayo
Yep, it's a wallpaper generator lacking actual gameplay, but damn, the visuals are simply mesmerizing.
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nmflanders
( 9.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
I bought this game for the visualization and exploration, not the actual shooter. This is great for just floating through space enjoying the trippy visuals reacting with your music. The 3d shooter is alright, but never really grabbed my attention. There are TONS of options to adjust the visual and audio experience. I just turn off all enemies, hide the on-screen HUD and enjoy the view!

I know its been almost 6 years since the release date but adding support for the Oculus Rift and Vive would be amazing!
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Dyne
( 0.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 6 de mayo
A lot of the positive reviews seem to be from people who are blown away by late 90's winamp visualizations. If that's what you're into, this is for you.
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Cammy (she/her)
( 31.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 3 de mayo
if you're looking for an awesome visualizer with some gameplay look no further
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Idioteque
( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de abril
What do Enya, Rage Against the Machine and Igor Stravinsky all have in common?

This game. That's what.
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Cane McKeyton
( 1.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 19 de abril
I wouldn't really call this so much a proper game and more like an interactive audio visualization program with game elements. That being said, if you look at it from that stand point it's still a very beautiful program and a unique way to experience your music if you need a break from Audiosurf
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William Anthonio Zeppeli
( 3.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 17 de marzo
Personally, I enjoyed this "game". ok so the actual game play is nothing special; just another 3-D shooter. However, that isn't the draw to this game, it's more about the enviroment and it's interaction with your music. Now with that said exploring each enviroment was a blast and even with the faster and/or louder songs I felt very relaxed and amazed at each enviroment. so with that said if you want a cool and trippy visualizer to you music I would recomend this to you but if you are looking for a 3D space shooter you'll more than likely be disappointed.
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jen_erzsebet | ace ☯
( 15.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 17 de marzo
- 'Be your own DJ.' -

The Polynomial catapults you into a space arena, with colorful stars and lights illuminating your endless surroundings.
Controlling your own little spaceship, shooting 'enemy' objectives and gather power-up items makes it feel like an all classic space-shooter game.
It’s more a case of floating around, attacking anything that comes in your direction, exploring the intriguing and trippy world.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=602627619
Customize your own playlists while navigating along gorgeous environments, tweaking the settings to the style of music, flying around and listening to your favorite songs.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=567639290
The editor mode gives you plenty of freedom to mess around on over 30 custom designed maps, by changing the fov or adding post processing effects to your game.
The developer did a beautiful job, making the game analyzing your music and syncing it to their individual beat, starting from simple classic, jazz or dubstep and R&B.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=602630634
+Visually refreshing and unique game.
+Easy gameplay with lots of graphical options and customizable playlists.

The only downside, after a while it'll appear to be the same over and over once you've gone through all maps.

Verdict:
Overall, I had a great time exploring and enjoying playing with my own music. The flashing lighting effects can be trippy for the eye, so not an 'everybody's' game with the massive amount of crazy color particles on screen.
I still recommend anybody to give it a try!


8/10
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Jack3d
( 3.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 12 de marzo
7/10
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A 4 de 5 personas (80%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
0.9 h registradas
Publicado el 8 de diciembre de 2014
Como decían otras reviews, es más bien un salvapantallas interactivo o un visualizador 3D de Winamp.

Los gráficos son bonitos, es cierto, pero no da la sensación de que respondan a la música. El mundo no es infinito como esperaba, y de hecho se queda pequeño (aunque parece haber varios, pero no me queda claro como se salta de uno a otro), unas cuantas formas fractales desperdigadas en el vacío.

No esperaba mucho de la parte jugable, pero realmente ni hay. Es todo muy confuso con tanta partícula flotando y ni te das cuenta de cuando te disparan, ni de los powerups que consigues. Tampoco hay motivación real para matar a los bichos más allá de que te dejen tranquilo mirar las cosas.
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A 75 de 78 personas (96%) les ha sido útil este análisis
19 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
16.8 h registradas
Publicado el 23 de enero de 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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A 57 de 59 personas (97%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2 personas han encontrado divertido este análisis
Recomendado
15.2 h registradas
Publicado el 17 de marzo
- 'Be your own DJ.' -

The Polynomial catapults you into a space arena, with colorful stars and lights illuminating your endless surroundings.
Controlling your own little spaceship, shooting 'enemy' objectives and gather power-up items makes it feel like an all classic space-shooter game.
It’s more a case of floating around, attacking anything that comes in your direction, exploring the intriguing and trippy world.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=602627619
Customize your own playlists while navigating along gorgeous environments, tweaking the settings to the style of music, flying around and listening to your favorite songs.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=567639290
The editor mode gives you plenty of freedom to mess around on over 30 custom designed maps, by changing the fov or adding post processing effects to your game.
The developer did a beautiful job, making the game analyzing your music and syncing it to their individual beat, starting from simple classic, jazz or dubstep and R&B.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=602630634
+Visually refreshing and unique game.
+Easy gameplay with lots of graphical options and customizable playlists.

The only downside, after a while it'll appear to be the same over and over once you've gone through all maps.

Verdict:
Overall, I had a great time exploring and enjoying playing with my own music. The flashing lighting effects can be trippy for the eye, so not an 'everybody's' game with the massive amount of crazy color particles on screen.
I still recommend anybody to give it a try!


8/10
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A 37 de 41 personas (90%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
1.2 h registradas
Publicado el 5 de octubre de 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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A 29 de 30 personas (97%) les ha sido útil este análisis
Recomendado
0.2 h registradas
Publicado el 7 de noviembre de 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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A 87 de 133 personas (65%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Recomendado
0.2 h registradas
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Publicado el 22 de septiembre de 2011
forgettable characters
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A 42 de 57 personas (74%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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5.1 h registradas
Publicado el 22 de febrero de 2014
screensaver simulator
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A 21 de 22 personas (95%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Recomendado
11.6 h registradas
Publicado el 10 de noviembre de 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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A 21 de 23 personas (91%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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208.8 h registradas
Publicado el 25 de diciembre de 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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A 15 de 15 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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1.4 h registradas
Publicado el 24 de octubre de 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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