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Dyson is an ambient real-time strategy game with abstract visuals. Remotely command semi-autonomous self-replicating mining machines to take over an entire asteroid belt. The original game was made in one month for the TIGSource Procedural Generation competition. Much of the game's content is procedurally generated. Brian Grainger a.k.a. Milieu created the music and most of the sound effects.

Version 1.2 includes smoother gameplay and rule changes.

What's new in 1.2 version?

Gameplay * Pods The game now allows you to plant defensive trees which grow explosive pods. These pods launch themselves at enemy seedlings when they get too near and can be a formidable weapon. * Sphere of influence The camera is now limited to those parts of the galaxy that you have discovered. This goes hand in hand with a limit on sending your seedlings, which is now no longer unrestrained. HelpThe game now features a more sophisticated help screen that really does a much better job of explaining how the game works, yet isn't obtrusive at all.LevelsDyson will consist of many levels, and here are five examples that show different aspects for gameplay. Most of the content is still procedural, so there is still huge scope for replayability. The levels will eventually be part of a much bigger campaign and will be very diverse in content.UIWe have improved the UI specifically for this build, more and better information is presented to the player, but the UI will eventually be replaced with a system more appropriate to the visuals and style of the game.Music and SoundBrian (Milieu) has given us two new tracks from a bigger suite of music being written uniquely for Dyson! How cool is that? The two tracks now play after the known initial track. I personally love the new stuff to bits. He has also done a bunch of new sounds for us and the game really benefits from it.CodeThe code improvements are too numerous to all be mentioned but some major ones deserve a shout. * Installer We now have a nifty "proper" game installer, which extracts and installs the game in a Dyson directory without any fuss. * Linux version Thanks to KareemK and d0k, we now have a linux version. It is available from the download page. * Fullscreen The game can now be played fullscreen, which is a very nice experience. Trust me! * Scripting/levels support YES! This means we can now start adding tons of content to make use of all the game's little features and mechanics. (Which we will be doing from now on) * Options menu The options menu now allows a number of thing to be toggled on and off. * Bugfixes Many bugs have been found and squashed, the game is getting quite slick. :D

More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-11-13
  • Developer: Rudolf Kremers and Alex May
  • Version: 1.2
  • File size: 26.47 MB
  • Downloads: 2,251
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: Dyson120.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: e44a07269b2eb6b33121afa725130dfc