by: David Gedarovich • 26
Polygon Storm is fast-paced, minimalistic, arcade action in short doses; featuring an awesome soundtrack by the renowned chiptune artist, ABSRDST. The premise of the game is simple: stay alive and race for the highest score through varying game modes. Difficulty levels range from easy (for a calming, zen-like experience), to chaos (for absolute madness). The one catch, is that you begin playing the game with nearly a blank slate.
Playing the game awards the player with permanent points towards unlocking in-game features. By acquiring these points, the game slowly begins to come together. The player can unlock new sounds, music, graphics, special effects, menus, modes, difficulties, and more. It puts the player in to a living timeline of the game's development. Although they are not making the game themselves, they can feel similar rewards to how video games are incrementally created today.
It is not just a matter of time and reward, but an homage to video game developers as a whole. Of course, it's still a game, so the core elements are always present - everything only becomes more enjoyable with time. Suitable for all ages.
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