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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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.

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    • 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
Корисні рецензії покупців
6 з 8 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.5 год. зареєстровано
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.
Додано: 3 жовтня
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.3 год. зареєстровано
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.
Додано: 16 жовтня
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.4 год. зареєстровано
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.
Додано: 24 жовтня
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0.2 год. зареєстровано
Awesome fractal-based space driven music game:D
Sometimes my eyes were ready to bleed from the color explosions, but those explosions give game unique charm that none to compere with...
Very interesting sandbox, definetly costs all bucks!
Pros:
- space
- fractal
- shooter
- music
- color end blur explosions
- feeling you're drunk and in space :D

cons:
- erm...maybe controls, a bit weired for me
Додано: 13 жовтня
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0.1 год. зареєстровано
It looks pretty, but that's about it.
Додано: 3 жовтня
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5.4 год. зареєстровано
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.
Додано: 23 жовтня
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5 з 6 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.6 год. зареєстровано
The good: Colourful, arcade style, nice blend of music and space shooter, you play your own tunes, replayability is there despite there not being much to do
The bad: Instructions are kinda vague, no multiplayer (not sure how well that'd work), high-ish pricetag for what it is
Good solid fun, once you learn what everything is this game becomes highly enjoyable.
Додано: 22 серпня
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3 з 8 людей (38%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.4 год. зареєстровано
My non-recommendation comes down to not that this is necessarily a bad product, but by most players standards, The Polynomial is hardly a game.

Load up the game and you're brought up to the first loaded game world and a menu to configure a variety of options. The "world" you are in immediately shows you a list of "what items does what" much like an old arcade game or a flash game, though, I had to load into the game and aim my camera around to read the entire menu. The game worlds have various fractal based visualizations which appear to be various streams of light created by colorful small orbs.

Before I go into the details of the game, while there are definitely available combat game mechanics, it feels more like a 3D Space Flight simulator edition of the visualizations you would see in something like WinAMP. The game is damn pretty and it is interesting for a little while to see how the steams and balls of light react to the music (including your own injected music). You fly around these visualizations much like a 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) shooter like Descent or Retrovirus. Ghosts around the level can speed you up and heal some of your damage, while pac-man like chompers try to eat said ghosts and also shoot to kill you. You can also shoot in the same fashion in the form of a endless steam of blue orbs. It's week, but its infinite and perfectly accurrate with some bullet travel, so you need to lead targets sometimes. That appears to be the only way to harm these enemies. There are other items that protect you from damage, give you power ups like more speed and damage, and let you travel to other worlds and visulazations. The only true goal it seems to to see how high a score you can get in certain allotted time frames to be compared on the leaderboard. Strangely, the first time I played the game, I didn't have a HUD to show my kills, saves, points and etc on my first play, but on my second loading of the game, i saw a big list in the upper left hand corner of the screen - maybe I changed an option in error. Finally, you can also make and share your own levels by choosing from various Seeds a la Minecraft and messing with a multitude of visualizations and various options. The music you choose is in a separate menu for all players depending on what they imported, so I don't think it matters what music you "choose" for a level - the game is dependent on the music the player has (which there is some of in the game).

If you're expecting gameplay experience like Beat Hazard or Symphony, then you probably won't be entertained as I found the game the be quite boring and confusing and it felt like it was missing something. It feels as the game was meant to be a "interactive visulization" and the developer felt they had to add game mechanics to make it "playable". That said, it appears to be a potentially interesting way to "fly through your music" - I may give it another chance in easy modes just to "chillax" and soak in the visual experience, but I generally rather "play" my games. Though thanks to the indie scene, there are much more entertaining and rewarding "import your own music titles" from a pure gameplay perspective. However, as made obvious by the screenshots and video, the game is gorgeous.

This is probably best seen as a love letter to the fractal/math/demoscene/visualization community, so people of those types should potentially enjoy this. This game is a tough recommendation for core gamers and music lovers. I generally watch TotalBiscuits WTF videos of a game if I can find it, though for whatever reason I didn't look for one this time (and somewhat regret that). However, TB has made a video of this to give you an idea of what is going on.
Додано: 5 серпня
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1 з 5 людей (20%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.4 год. зареєстровано
Not something worth paying more than cents, honestly. it feels like a game which was released in alpha mode- not even beta, just plain alpha. confusing, boring, no good purpose for the gameplay. and i don't mean story, i'm basing myself on similar indie games. This needs some serious work on it by the developers. which doesn't seems that will be happening too soon, or at all.
Додано: 19 червня
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1 з 5 людей (20%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.5 год. зареєстровано
Just a fancy visualizer, disguised as a "game". It's not even a game, it's a "game".
Додано: 15 липня
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0 з 3 людей (0%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.8 год. зареєстровано
no
Додано: 21 травня
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0 з 3 людей (0%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Bought this like three years ago for $2.50 give or take a few cents. I still want my money back.

I guess it looks pretty though.
Додано: 19 серпня
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2 з 8 людей (25%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
The eye-burning, ugly, and poor-quality 3D cousin of Beat Hazard. Play Beat Hazard instead, it's both more entertaining with its eye-burning and a lot better as a game.

That said, other reviews suggest it might be better as something to watch while you're high than as a game to play. While I'm not about to verify that, it certainly seems quite possible!
Додано: 3 червня
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2 з 8 людей (25%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.7 год. зареєстровано
Boring game with repetitive visuals and little content.
Додано: 8 червня
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0.4 год. зареєстровано
I could not get into this game, maybe there is more to it but It fails to even open anymore
Додано: 8 травня
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0.4 год. зареєстровано
I am not really sure if I liked or disliked this game.
I am however sure that the makers deserve a thumbs up for the psychedelic graphical style.

If I got it right, the game is about shooting pac-man baddies and picking up goodies.
If you want to your music.
Додано: 9 червня
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1.8 год. зареєстровано
This "game" feels more like a test of software and an engine. Unique, stylish, but extremely short-lived.
Додано: 26 червня
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2.0 год. зареєстровано
Very neat with blue green 3d glasses. Only wish there was a multiplayer mode, as I do with most sp games.
Додано: 26 червня
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1.1 год. зареєстровано
Trippy as balls.
Додано: 21 червня
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1.2 год. зареєстровано
best game ever
Додано: 20 червня
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