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Apr 22, 2008 | 6:18 AM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place April 23, 2008

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I've worked on abstracta a couple of weeks now, and I'm proud to present it on NG!

Abstracta is an attempt at translating classic game mechanics that I love into a unique and fluent new game experience. It starts simple: collect crystals, make combos, avoid the deadly mines, fight the four evil bosses - but it gets increasingly complex over time, as more powerups are unlocked.

Controls: Mouse to move. SPACEBAR to toggle menu.

Note: I found abstracta very immersive during development, to the point where I didn't get any work done because every time I tested a new feature I ended up playing 15 minutes, completely forgetting what I should be testing. Well, might be just me, but don't say I didn't warn you, it might be addictive ;)

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alexanderthegreat123alexanderthegreat123

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

COOL

u got a cool game


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amateur6amateur6

Rated 3 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

Semi-addictive, but also... tedious.

To me, the problem here is that abstracta doesn't know what type of game it is. At first it seemed like it was just another flow or bubbles clone, but that obviously isn't the case. It seems like you added the boss fights to break up what was in danger of becoming boring gameplay, but instead it totally breaks the game flow.

And is equally tedious.

The boss fight (the first one) took about 5 minutes! Ugh. It may be a problem of all the moving elements (I AM playing on an older machine). Also, the title (and lightning) fade-outs take for EVER to go away.

On the plus side, there are some fun elements -- the pacman powerup is amusing. But overall, I'm afraid I want a rebate on the last 20 minutes of my life.


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butsbutsbutsbutsbutsbutsbutsbutsbutsbuts

Rated 1 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

Takes too long

Good game but it takes much too long. I stopped playing once I got 1000000 points. You need to cut the time between bosses to 1/4 of what it is now at least.


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D4M4D4M4

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

Nice game!

I got a daily 2nd place.. around 190k points ;)


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