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Syzygaia

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Syzygaia focuses on the relationship between three different spheres of experience represented by three orbs, two controlled by the mouse and one via keyboard. The red and blue orbs represent yin and yang, within the spiritual realm. The green orb represents personal growth within the physical realm. To reach a new stage of development, the green orb must gain experience by collecting crystals. After growing to a certain size, the green orb can absorb a massive green crystal that represents a life changing revelation. This game abstractly delves into the concepts of life: lessons, balance, and the general nature consciousness.

Team Information
Number of Members: 
5
Full Name / affiliation / email / role: 

Robert Nall, Red Rover Games, rnallatbasketqase [dot] com, Programmer/Design

Lindsey Talbot, linds [dot] talbotatgmail [dot] com, Narrative Designer

Carter Thomas, USC Student, crthomasatusc [dot] edu, Designer

Jonathan Carmel, USC Student, jcarmelatusc [dot] edu, Designer

Christopher Cotta, USC Student, chriscottaatgmail [dot] com, Sound Design

Contact: 

jcarmelatusc [dot] edu

Game Submission
Version: 
1.2
Installation Notes: 

For Windows:
1. Find the "Syzygaia v1.2 (win)" folder within the release directory.
2. Copy the above folder to the desired directory on your computer (drag, copy and paste, etc.).
3. Find the copy of the Syzygaia folder you just moved onto your computer.
4. Open the folder and locate "Syzygaia.exe."
5. Double-click on "Syzygaia.exe" to open it. (Windows may display a warning regarding opening executable files. Choose "Okay" to proceed.)
6. Enjoy!

For Macintosh OS X:
1. Find the "Syzygaia v1.2 (mac bin)" application in the release directory.
2. Copy the application to your Applications folder (or preferred directory on your computer.)
3. Locate the copy of Syzygaia you just created.
4. Double-click on "Syzygaia v1.2 (mac bin)" to open it.
5. Enjoy!

For Web:
1. Find the "Syzygaia v1.2 (web)" directory within the release directory.
2. Find the "Syzygaia v1.2.html" file within that directory.
3. Double-click the html file in order to open it. (You may require a plug-in download from Unity Technologies to play the Unity content on your browser.
4. Enjoy!

Game Characteristics: 
Casual
Shooter
3D
Retro
Arcade
Unity
PC
Web
Platforms: 
Windows 98/2K/XP or DOS
Windows Vista
Mac OS - PPC
Mac OS - Intel
Web - Client side (Java/Flash/ASP/Javascript)

SheepTeam

One of the better GGJ games

One of the better GGJ games I've seen until now. A pity that the controls are so unintuitive on a non QWERTY keyboard. It would have been nicer if it used the arrow keys instead.

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Official Wiki page

Visit the official wiki page to learn more about the evolution of the development process behind Syzygaia.

http://biotelemetrica.pbwiki.com/Syzygaia

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