Polynomial 2 is a 3D space shooter game developed by brothers Dmytry Lavrov and Alexey Lavrov that was released on Steam Early Access on May 31, 2016.
It features mostly procedural scenery with an infinite starfield and a multitude of nebula-like fractals scattered throughout. The game’s name comes from its use of random polynomial equations to define its fractal shapes.
The player fights with different enemies and bosses, collects bonuses, and recharges health through fractal flowers.
One of the most mesmerizing features of Polynomial 2 is the music visualizer which affects some of the fractal objects. The sound engine supports “what you hear” sound capture and has a built-in music player that supports mp3, flac, and system codecs. This gives the player the ability to visualize his own music the way he listens to it: from files, streaming services, music player, or an external sound input.
As of the June 17th update, the game officially supports both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets in the seated configuration. The VR experience really expands the user’s visual perception, creating a synesthetic adventure for the player.
Early Access version main features:
- Original game engine.
- Virtual reality support (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, other SteamVR-compatible headsets may work).
- 9 unique levels with different game scenarios and goals. We also include levels under development, and you’re welcome to participate in level design by contributing your opinions and ideas on our community forum.
- 10+ enemies, 4 weapons, bonuses. We’re planning to add more weapons and more enemies during the Early Access period.
- 40+ minutes of original soundtrack.
- Ability to add your own music and playlists (M3U). The game can also animate to the music that is being played on your computer (via “What you hear” capture option) or use a microphone / line in.
- Built-in custom resolution screenshot rendering.
- Game controller support (Steam, Xbox).
During the Early Access period we will add more enemies, levels, weapons, bonuses, and achievements.
You can get Polynomial 2 on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/379420