[RTS] Dyson

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Offline PONTO

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[RTS] Dyson
« on: April 04, 2009, 18:58:08 »
Type: Real Time Strategy

Official website: http://www.dyson-game.com/

Description:

This is a strategy game where you control little winged creatures called Seedlings and use them to fight the different colored ones in order to conquer a certain number of asteroids. The mechanics are very simple, but the great thing about the game is the atmosphere. It's really relaxing to play. See for yourelf!
The game is still a work in progress and I'm not sure if it is going to stay free, but for now there is no charge.


Download: Version 1.20
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 23:11:32 by PONTO »

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Offline lilmanjs16

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 19:23:13 »
this is a cool game. thanks for posting a thread about it here.
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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 19:42:08 »
You may want to mention that this game was a finalist for the grand prize at IGF this year. (It's really that good.) :D
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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 19:55:53 »
Woah that's a pretty awesome game  C)
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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 19:58:15 »
You may want to mention that this game was a finalist for the grand prize at IGF this year. (It's really that good.) :D
Meh... Not feeling like adding that now... Besides, it's right there when you open the website. xD

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 19:58:44 »
Looks like it has gotten an update since I played it last. Gotta try it out again. :D
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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 23:34:56 »
Looks like it has gotten an update since I played it last. Gotta try it out again. :D
Yeah your allowed to change color of the dyson seed thingys and theres on extra level
Awesome game
Thanks Paula (or whoever did this) for putting other games up... whatever changed your mind?

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 08:16:42 »
This looks terrific. Cant wait to try it.

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009, 23:12:15 »
Updated first post. Version 1.20 is now up! :D

*starts downloading*

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 02:34:08 »
I download version 1.10 and version 1.20 is released in two days.

Oh well.

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2009, 20:17:01 »
Version 1.20 has some sweet changes. I like the grss. :)

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2009, 21:03:04 »
dyson...a vacuum?

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2009, 21:12:29 »

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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2009, 22:18:08 »
"In Michael Swanwick's 1987 transhumanist novel Vacuum Flowers, "dysonsworlders" have established tree settlements in the Oort Cloud."

I wonder if the Dyson hoovers were named after that novel...

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"Dyson is a British appliances manufacturer. Its main products are vacuum cleaners that use cyclonic separation. The founder, James Dyson, used centrifugal particle separation after finding that to restore suction, the dust bag in his vacuum cleaner needed to be replaced ? even when it was not full."

Nope, coincidence...

Awesome, a book called VACUUM flowers using something called DYSONsworlders, then a guy called DYSON makes a VACUUM cleaner...



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Or is it a coincidence ?
"Dyson developed 5,127 Dual Cyclone prototype designs between 1979 and 1984. The first prototype vacuum cleaner, the G-Force, was built in 1983, and appeared on the front cover of Design Magazine the same year.[1] In 1986, a production version of the G-Force was first sold in Japan."

That means the dyson vacuum cleaners may have inspired the title of the book, and not the other way round as I initially expected...
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Re: [RTS] Dyson
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2009, 22:26:11 »
Seems likely Michael Swanwick drew inspiration from a combination of the Dyson tree concept itself and the fact that space is a vacuum, and the vacuum cleaner link is coincidental.
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