The Polynomial is a 3D spaceflight music game with abstract, mathematically generated scenery and models which are set to the music of your choice. You fly around in a very strange universe, shoot the enemies, meet and protect the friends, collect bonuses, fly through wormholes, and so on, all while rocking out to the music.

You can play the music supplied with the game or build a playlist of your own songs; you can even use microphone as music source. The music animation is highly configurable with multiple visualization types.

If shooting up stuff is not your thing, maybe you'll like using it in editor mode to create unique fractal artwork. Or you can set the difficulty to none and concentrate on all the non-killing action and enjoying the beauty.

The Polynomial features an innovative scoring system. Scoring is based on continuously timed counts of your actions in the past 1, 5, 20, and 60 minutes of your play, as well as on how much you can do in the space of one lifetime without being killed. If you are playing for the score and you screw up early, you can just keep on playing thanks to the unique continuous scoring. All of the timed counts are running simultaneously and your scores are constantly updated.

There are multiple scoreboards for different types of action, as well as a combined score which rewards you for balanced play. Conversely, if you just like flying around and don't like shooting, you can try top the scoring in just the flowers you have collected or wormholes you passed through and if you think you are very bad at this game, you can try to get the high score in number of deaths.

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The Polynomial is a 3D musical 'space shooter' game, with non-shooter mode and built in fractal editor. Visuals are generated mathematically and animate to your music or microphone input; there are 4 music-driven animators and 38 arenas to choose from (12 arenas in free demo). You can create your own arenas using built in editor, and you can save your fractal images at any resolution. There are many parameters you can change for entirely new, original look; the number of combinations is astronomical. The Polynomial comes with 50 minutes of excellent soundtrack created by Alexey Lavrov and T.K.

System requirements: GeForce 8 series or later, Radeon HD 2000 series or later, with at least 256MB of video memory. NOTE: Intel's integrated graphics (GMA and the like) mostly do not work due to their slow speed at anything other than textured triangles. If you encounter any problems, see the forum. Linux issues: you need proprietary 3D drivers.

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The Polynomial Mac OS X demo

The Polynomial Mac OS X demo

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The Mac OS X demo version of The Polynomial - Space of the Music, a 3D musical 'space shooter' game, with non-shooter mode and built in fractal editor.

The Polynomial Linux demo

The Polynomial Linux demo

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The Linux demo version of The Polynomial - Space of the Music, a 3D musical 'space shooter' game, with non-shooter mode and built in fractal editor.

The Polynomial Windows demo

The Polynomial Windows demo

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The Windows demo version of The Polynomial - Space of the Music, a 3D musical 'space shooter' game, with non-shooter mode and built in fractal editor.

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darkfawful
darkfawful

make this online multiplayer and we're good

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robinerd
robinerd

This is not just a game, this is art!

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Patofet
Patofet

It's beautifull and it's a good game

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andalucian
andalucian

Amazing! Especially when one in spacey *wink* *wink*

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balasar0451
balasar0451

The Polynomial.... I have to say is the ultimate Space game for the Space out ;)

simply put a very beautiful game

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A_Dungeon
A_Dungeon

Fantastic fractal game!

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parpel
parpel

I bought polynomial a month ago, there's any chance to get a desura key?

regards :)

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mikeplus192
mikeplus192

This game is amazing. I've only got the demo so far, but still.
(also, Linux support, thank you very much)

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Ahmose
Ahmose

ANyone have any ideas why this wont start for me?
Running ubuntu 11.10 32 bit.
The game window opens for a second and acts like its going to run, then the window just vanishes and I get nothing. This happens every time i click "launch". The window shows for half a second then disappears.

ANy ideas? Thanks

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noxein
noxein

Mmm, run the game in the console and search the error, it's posible a missed library.

Regards.

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Graphics is amazing.

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