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Bipole

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Two little balls are trapped in a sphere, aching to be reunited. Unfortunately, these balls are not just your everyday, run-of-the-mill little balls – they are magnets. Normally opposites attract, but for our spherical friends life isn’t that easy. Their quest for unison is troubled by many a challenge, such as thick walls, trap doors, and magnets that change the polarity of our little heroes. Tilt the game world to guide them on their path, and make sure to magnetize them oppositely when they meet– or their presence to each other could turn out to be just what keeps them apart.

Team Information
Number of Members: 
6
Full Name / affiliation / email / role: 

- Koen Bekkering / Spil Games / emailatkoenbekkering [dot] nl / level designer, quality control, audio R&D, caterer

- Eva Nieuwdorp / Universiteit Utrecht / eva [dot] nieuwdorpatgmail [dot] com / audio R&D, senior audio editor, playtest coordinator, team captain

- Thomas Theisens / Spil Games / tjtheisensathotmail [dot] com / level designer, quality control, audio R&D

- Lars van Schagen / Spil Games / lvanschagenatgmail [dot] com / artist

- Sjoerd Schoneveld / Spil Games / illogiczatgmail [dot] com / programmer

- Tomas Staelens / Spil Games / tomas [dot] staelensatgmail [dot] com / programmer, quality control, team Belgian

Contact: 

tomas [dot] staelensatspilgames [dot] com

Game Submission
Version: 
1.0
Installation Notes: 

unzip and run exe.

Brief Play Description: 

Bipole is a physics puzzle game. The goal of this game is to reunite two magnetic balls by guiding them through the game world, making sure they are oppositely charged when they are in each other’s vicinity (otherwise they will repel each other). The player rotates the spherical game world through the use of the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard. This rotation guides the two magnetic balls through puzzles made up of walls and other obstacles, as well as magnetically charged objects that switch the polarity of the balls when they collide with them.

Game Files: 
Game Characteristics: 
Casual
Flash
Puzzle
2D
PC
Web
Platforms: 
Windows 98/2K/XP or DOS
Windows Vista
Mac OS - PPC
Mac OS - Intel
Web - Client side (Java/Flash/ASP/Javascript)

Wally Walrus and the Banana  Tusks

Sweet!

Very cool, I'd love to keep playing more levels! :)

Backslash

This is a really great

This is a really great puzzler. Well done!

-Rolf

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