Updates to Waveform have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
This update addresses the following compatibility issues that affected some users: -Texture display problems on netbooks (some textures appeared as white boxes) -Running the game on Vista or Windows 7 with Aero enabled -Black screen in any level with the Distortion effect
Also included in this update are two features requested by the community: -Press 'Esc' to back out of menus. Previously pressing 'Esc' would quit the game -Choose whether or not to have the cursor visible in-game. Toggle this via the Options menu
Hey everyone, I hope you're enjoying Waveform so far! I just want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has supported Waveform. It truly means a ton to us!
But instead of just saying thank-you, we have a gift we'd like to give you! As we speak, a DLC package is being prepared that will be offered free to anyone who has purchased Waveform at the time of its release. It'll feature a new planet to explore, which means new levels, a new object to interact with, and of course a new Deep Space Mode to experience!
So look forward to that and keep riding the wave!
Edit: Just to clarify, the DLC will be free for anyone who buys Waveform up until the time the DLC is released, and for a short time thereafter as well. Thanks!
This update addresses compatibility issues some users were having when trying to run Waveform with older machines or graphics cards. Give it a try if it wasn't working for you before!
Also included in this update are two options requested by the community, both of which can be found in the options menu: -Choose whether or not you prefer holding the mouse button down to reform the shape of your wave -Choose whether or not to have the game pause by pressing the right-mouse button
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Rossignol)
Clever wavelength-tweaking game Waveform – in which you must fit a wave to suit the incoming stream of, uh, things – failed to reach its relatively modest Kickstarter goal, but has nevertheless arrived in the mechanical innards of Steam. There’s a demo on there too, so you can get a taste of what the thing is like before you choose to plunge headfirst into its attractive, wave-based challenges.
A single beam of light must travel through a solar system plunged into darkness in Waveform, a musical arcade adventure that places the hopes of entire galaxy on a single mouse button.
As a wave of light coursing through the solar system from Pluto to the Sun, one need not worry about jumping, or shooting, or even moving forward. Your course is already set; you've just got to collect motes of light and navigate obstacles using the only two things that matter to you; wavelength and amplitude.
So the only control you'll need throughout Waveform's 100+ levels is your left mouse button. Dragging the mouse left and right controls the wavelength—how wide your waves are—while up and down hands amplitude, or height. Those two factors alone are what determine if you live to light another day or go out in a blaze of glory.
Waveform starts off easy, presenting a relatively relaxed ride through the cosmos. Soon obstacles appear and navigating your path becomes less about collection and more about survival. Eventually items like particle accelerators (shooting you forward in a straight line) and warps enter the mix, and the whole shebang gets much more chaotic.
So chaotic that you'll completely forget that all you're doing is controlling the height and width of a single beam of light. Waveform's glorious simplicity will either completely charm you or drive you insane. Either is a bargain at only $5.95 on Steam.
Waveform is now available on Steam and is 15% off*!
Navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding on a wave of light in this innovative action-puzzle game. On your journey to restore light to a dying galaxy being consumed by a Singularity, you'll travel from Pluto to the Sun and interact with a wide variety of strange objects, and mind-bending situations that will affect the path of your wave, and the world around you, in interesting ways.