Rotion is a challenging, addictive game where the aim is to clear shapes by getting to the middle and popping them. Relax in free play and Single, explore the Campaign, play against your friends in Splitscreen, or take on Survival and see how long you can last...

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0 comments by novemberdobby on Apr 3rd, 2013

Alpha 1.5 is now available on all 4 platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux 32 and Linux 64).

Here's the changelist:

  • Added new level editor
  • Added new AI shape: pulsers
  • Added nicer effects on some powerups
  • Added auto-search for assets folder when it can't be located
  • Added vertical sync option to menu
  • Added achievement for popping an imploder straight away
  • Added about a year's worth of SFML updates
  • Added new music track
  • Added better random AI generation
  • Added visual aim assist helpers
  • Fixed crash on pressing cancel in the 'unsafe close' dialog
  • Fixed various shader problems on each platform
  • Windows: fixed taskbar icon
  • Linux: fixed input bugs in fullscreen & startup dialog boxes
  • Linux: changed vertical sync to default to on
  • Mac: released first build

See below for cross-platform goodness ;)

And here's a video of the new visual assist in this release:

I hope to start rounding things off and finishing the campaign from now on!

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gabsd84 Jun 5 2012, 11:42pm says:

Just one or two things:

For Linux users, you will need to install libjpeg62 from the repository (I had to do this on Kubuntu 12.04 to get the game to run)

When I get the game to launch, mouse works but when I click on any of the titles, nothing happens. Keyboard does not seem to help either. Is there some other dependency that I need to install?

However, the game looks really polished and the background music for the main menu is great.

Running on Kubuntu 12.04 with proprietary AMD drivers.

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atarian88 Jun 12 2012, 9:48am replied:

I have the same keyboard/mouse issue on Arch Linux x86_64. Moving the mouse works, but clicking doesn't seem to do anything. What I assume is keyboard shortcuts doesn't work either.

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atarian88 Jun 12 2012, 12:20pm replied:

Oh, and I should also add that I'm using proprietary NVIDIA drivers, and that the issues appear with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Jun 12 2012, 12:36pm replied:

Looking into this now. Do the buttons turn green when you mouse over them?

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atarian88 Jun 12 2012, 6:39pm replied:


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jose1711 Jun 12 2012, 1:55pm replied:

thanks for 32bit version. i have the same mouse issue (can't click). jose

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Jun 12 2012, 2:08pm replied:

No problem. It's fixed and uploaded now - they'll probably authorise the upload in a few hours.

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atarian88 Jun 12 2012, 6:36pm replied:

Hey, thanks! Sorry I couldn't be of more help; I was otherwise occupied.

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Jun 6 2012, 2:32pm replied:

Thanks for the info. I have just added the jpeg and GLEW dependencies to Desura, which should be all that is required.

I'm on holiday at the moment and haven't even been able to try the Desura Linux install myself yet, but I'll definitely look into these problems when I get back at the end of the week!

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gabsd84 Jun 7 2012, 8:39am replied:

No worries. Hope you have a good holiday. :)

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liamdawe Jun 4 2012, 10:57am says:

Can you get the trailer up on youtube so i can put it in a new post for and get some more attention to it.

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Jun 5 2012, 8:05am replied:

Here you go:

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Luminesque May 26 2012, 7:31pm says:

Brilliant. Love the concept, the gameplay, and the menu layout.

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The2DTeam May 25 2012, 8:50am says:

looks great! I will be having a play of this as soon as possible!

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Adnap Apr 10 2012, 7:58pm says:


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headjump Dec 23 2011, 2:49pm says:

Hi, looks really interesting, but I'm hesitating a buy because it says:

"Pre-order your copy and get full access to upcoming Alphas!"

-> Does the preorder include the final version and every future version, or just "alpha-versions" of the game?

Thanks for your help!

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Dec 24 2011, 7:16pm replied:

It includes every alpha until the proper 'release', and then the final version too :-)

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