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Dyad Coming To PSN

A warpspeed abstract racing game.

Space cookies at the ready, it’s time for another one of those ‘weird’ games the PSN does rather well. The title in question is Dyad, an ‘abstract racing game that has influences in many genres including racing games, fighting games, puzzle games and classic arcade shooters.

I am not even going to try to explain how the game works as it’s baffling when the main programmer, Shawn McGrath, has a go – like this:

“Rather than having the traditional mechanics of break and accelerate, you must navigate an infinite tube by interacting with enemies for speed. This creates an interesting dynamic where your only obstacles are also your only source of speed.

Dyad presents you with a unique toolbox of interactions including hooking on enemies for speed, grazing enemies for energy, turning yourself into a highspeed lance to kill enemies, and more.

Dyad’s unique interaction palette creates a puzzle-like gameplay experience where you must constantly make intelligent choices to complete a wide variety of objectives including speed based objectives, various combo goals, and many more.”

I’m sure all will be clear when you play the game. Dyad runs at 60fps at 1080p and has been in production for three years and will make your brain go funny. Shawn says,

“Dyad is a cognitive experiment presented through gameplay. It will take you to a new world with unique physical rules, and take your mind to a new level of consciousness.”

Wow. Heavy. Check out the video below to ‘transmigrate through medative play’ – and pass the space cookies over please.

Still not convinced the game is one hook short of a hatstand? What if Shawn took scrap metal, bedsheets, recycled plywood and car parts and constructed a machine in which you can sit and it moves about in synchronisation with the game. Nutter!

Source: PSN Blog / Dyad

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  1. Nauraph
    Since: Jan 2010

    I have no clue what I’m looking at exactly.
    But it looks great!

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:16.
    • Foxhound_Solid
      Is a smart cookie.
      Since: Dec 2009

      Agree totally….

      Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:22.
  2. Deathbrin
    Since: Aug 2009


    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:17.
  3. bacon_nuts
    Since: Mar 2011

    Looks mental, I might say a little too mental, I wouldn’t even have been able to read the name if I hadn’t read it in the article first…

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:23.
  4. gaffers101
    Since: Oct 2008

    Looks cool.

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:24.
  5. sesameseed
    Since: Mar 2009

    Reminds me massively of Tempest. I played Tempest X3 for hours on end on the ps and never mind space cookies, a hearty dose of LSD and the game was utterly superb (I imagine, never having taken any drugs,,, *cough*)

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:32.
    • Sympozium
      Since: Aug 2009

      N20… Drugs? no wonder…..

      Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:22.
    • Gadbury
      Since: Jan 2009

      Reminded me of Tempest too, and Stun Runner (a remake of this would be great!)

      Comment posted on 21/06/2011 at 20:13.
  6. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    I like it!

    This’ll nestle in nicely between My Aquarium and Noby Noby Boy.

    I was just thinking about the 80’s but that’s pretty much unrelated.

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:40.
  7. yogdog
    Since: Feb 2010

    Saving some money for this now then, looks lovely.

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:12.
  8. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Excellent music.

    Game looks like a bit of a headfuck though!

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:17.
  9. Sympozium
    Since: Aug 2009

    N20? I bought it on the PSN store, great game this will be great :)

    Let’s just hope its priced correctly.

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:21.
  10. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I really liked the first little piece of music , intriguing game mechanics and stimulating visuals and it’s got Particle Grazing! – I’m there man! hahaha

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:33.

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