A Two-Dimensional Universe
Imagine if life were possible in a universe with only two dimensions of space. Planets would be flat disks with no thickess. There could be trees groing out of the surface, and animals walking the edge of the crust, moving east, west, up or down, flying vertical circles in the air, or in the water. If two beings on land met going towards each other, they could not pass by, since there is no "there" there, one would have to jump over. Or, one could lie down and have the other walk over him. Namiad is a two-dimensional being who lives in a garden on the edge of such a circular planet in a two-dimensional world like this. When his home is destroyed, he needs your guidance to survive and to find his destiny.
This computer program has established a control link to this creature's nervous system via radio waves that vibrate between our universe and his. From the third dimension, you even see inside his body and under the ground, but he cannot see all that, he only sees a line made of different colored line segments.
Use the keyboard WASD ( legs) and the 3 action buttons JKL ( arms) to guide him (and mouse wheel for zoom, mouse click for alternate arm or pistol control). Alternately, you can use the keyboard arrow keys for legs and Z, X, and C for arm action. The arm used is based on the last left or right direction chosen.
Technology Preview and Preorder (Alpha Stage)
This game technology preview is the product of many years of research, investment, and development. While its far from complete, its already very playable. We hope you enjoy it and we appreciate your support and feedback.
Kontrol is the first video game we know of which makes use of 100% physical modelling of individual body parts for all creature propulsion and balancing, on uneven ground. This is "ragdoll physics" taken to the next level. To achieve this level of realism and natural-looking motion, we've had to develop our own animation system. The creatures are walking by the simulated action of their feet to the ground, unlike characters in all other games which merely pantomime using their limbs for locomotion.
- Guaranteed different experience every session.
- Self-stabilizing and leveling legs. You may need to time his steps carefully in some spots, but the creature does pretty well balancing on its own.
- Encounter Artificial Intelligence-driven enemies. Choose to fight them toe-to-toe, trick them, or try and trip them up with something.
- Discover new moves and combinations using your hands and legs. Raise your front arm to alter the gait, grab and eat food, throw objects, control devices and vehicles, have adventures.
Since it is also a 2d universe simulation, with earth, wind, fire, and water (coming soon), things can go wild, and replays are always different. We are continually expanding this world using our custom tools.
Try the Free Trial first before purchasing to be sure it runs on your system. For adequate gameplay speed, the minimum system requirements ae Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion on a system with a Dual 2 GHz processor.
If you encounter any Microsoft Silverlight Issues, try a different browser. All major browsers should work, we recommend Chrome. If having to install Silverlight, you may have to close all brower windows then retry, or you might even need a reboot on some systems.
Build: 725, Sept 9, 2015
NOTE FOR CHROME or WINDOWS 10 USERS:
Use the old iExplore ( Internet Explorer ) or Firefox, or Opera. (Copy / paste the address www.puppetarmyfaction.com) By the new default settings, Silverlight and other plugins are blocked, and it will tell you to install Silverlight forever, so we suggest to use another browser for now.
Plays on PC and Mac OS X under Microsoft Silverlight.
If you liked the free trial, please buy the full version. It will provide unlimited lives and more levels, access to prerelease builds, and will be honored as a preorder for the first episode v 1.0.
Only $2 for a limited time.