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28.11.07

Spheres of Chaos

Posted in everything, games, shmups at 9:11 pm by the2bears

Spheres of Chaos is now freeware. In fact multiple ports are available, including Linux and even PS2 Linux. If you haven’t played it, download it now. It’s about the trippiest Asteroids style game I’ve ever seen. In fact, just to throw in a cultural reference that very few people will relate to: Spheres of Chaos is the Hilarious House of Frightenstein of shooter games. The good news is that Iain McLeod is working on Spheres of Chaos 2008. Thanks to Jamesac for this news.

Spheres of Chaos

Spheres of Chaos

Bonus video material courtesy of The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein and my childhood…

6 Comments »

  1. Ryan said,

    November 28, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    I wonder how all those particles are being accounted for. Perhaps some sort of screen buffering? Anyways it was a good little diversion.

  2. noah said,

    November 29, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    this game is phenomenal and is so much more than an asteroids clone, despite first appearances. from the additive effects of collecting multiple power-ups, the screen-filling sub-dividing enemies, the fact that it’s got more particles and action than geometry wars, despite being, what, almost a decade old? best free shooter on the internet? maybe…

  3. the2bears said,

    November 29, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    It’s good, and you’re right, it stands up very well for its age. But, respectfully, it’s not even close to the best free shooter on the internet 🙂

    Bill

  4. Ryan said,

    November 29, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    I would agree. It is a good playable game but there is little twitch action. I think it accomplishes what you would expect from this type of game. I’m not going to cal it a clone since it varies in several ways from geometry wars and asteroids. It is an arena shooting game with new rules and perspectives. I usually don’t like arena shmup and hypocritically am working on one and forcing people to play it with high expectations. I think freeware game creators who use custom made media should be applauded for their spirit but all games should be judged on content.

  5. the2bears said,

    November 29, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Yes, certainly not a clone, and pre-dates Geometry Wars by quite a few years too. Stands very well on its own, well above “average”. Really looking forward to the sequel.

    Bill

  6. crackers said,

    November 30, 2007 at 2:48 am

    I’m looking forward to a sequel as well. My eyes aren’t but I can always close them.

    They have made brail monitors yet, haven’t they?

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