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Apr 22, 2008 | 6:18 AM EDT
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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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Link3KokiriLink3Kokiri

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 23, 2008

Awesome and certainly addictive!

It's simple, sweet and playable. and I think it deserves a better rating than it's got at the moment. Here's hoping ^^

the only tiny thing I'd mention is that the music seemed to jitter a little bit where you might've edited it to last longer? Other than that (and it really is a very small thing) It's great! Suitable trancy music, a good difficulty and the collision detection seems spot on! Well done. 8]


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MinusNickMinusNick

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

Very cool.

The whole concept behind this thing was pretty neat, as were the graphics and gameplay. The music was nice and relaxing, so good choice there! My only gripe is the longness of this game, especially during the boss fight. If you could maybe cut that down to 75% of what it is now, that would be great. Nice game, though!


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DavooDavoo

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

4 out of 5

Wow, a game where you collect points and avoid spikes. I haven't seen that a million times.

Thankfully this potential boredom is saved by a blue ball that controls very strange like, the clever "speed up" powerup, and interesting boss fights.

But no, I didn't get addicted.


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CloakedOneCloakedOne

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 22, 2008

Hmm

I can see that it was taking strong inspiration from Bubbles 2 game.
Thus I can't say it's very original.
Never the less,game is good,bosses made it a bit different.
But in general,isn't it a bit too easy?Since this "spirit" or whatever it is,were guiding, is same size all the time,there's no problem with evading mines.
Even more that all power ups(ones I saw so far) are working rather for benefit of player.
I also would suggest switching controls,from mouse,to cursor keys.Unless you want us to have unprecise movement - as difficulty;]

I guess I found a bug too,not sure though.
Later in game,after picking 3 power ups in row: Multi spawn + Lightning + Lightning. Game half-freeze. Everything was moving,but at snails speed (Im pretty sure it was NOT slow down powup) Bubble itself started to grow to some level,couple of whiles later,everything returned to normal.It all looked like lag or something.

Well,that's all I have to say,I think...
Again,nice game ;)


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Frederik77 responds:

Thanks for the review,

I honestly never heard of Bubbles 2, but I found it here on NG now, and I can see what you mean! Pretty cool game, it's funkier though.

The blob isn't the same size all the time - it grows slightly when it gets crystals, and shrinks slightly when it gets none - play around with it more to see how :)

The bug is probably lag - that happens with the lightning powerup on some systems, but it goes away when lightning has faded away.


PoundDotBlamPoundDotBlam

Rated 4 / 5 stars January 14, 2012

Nice job

Another game that has been spammed to the top. This game isn't even a top 200 game let alone a top 50 game.

Don't get me wrong... it's a good game... but it's not ranked where it should be on the all time list.


Frederik77 responds:

Please read how the NG voting system works before accusing people of spamming.