A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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A short, minimalistic rhythm game based on aligning the stars.

This is a post-jam version of my A Game By Its Cover 2017 jam entry, based on this Famicase by @fannyluor.

Interact with spacebar left alt / tapping the touchscreen (new!).

Quit with Esc, Full screen with F4.

The game is still in development: updates are to be expected...


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

syzygy-love-source.zip 1 MB
syzygy-1.21_all.deb 1 MB
syzygy-mac.zip 6 MB
syzygy-win32.zip 4 MB

Development log


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Really cool concept! I love the mood and aesthetic.

My only issue is that it's too easy to cheat by continuously tapping on the 16ths, since there's no penalty for extra taps (that I can tell).

Thanks for the feedback - and especially for pointing out that bug! I had no idea about this (in earlier releases, there indeed was a penalty for extra taps... I better fix this immediately...)

It's now fixed in every version except the linux build, it appears to take a bit for me to get the linux build script back to working again...

aaaand linux build is up!

Really cool! I love the concept!

I had problems with the audio not being in sync though.

Hmm... did you try opening the game again and recalibrating (tapping to the rhythm) in the beginning?

Oh wow, this is really hard!

Now a bit easier!

This is great! but also quite hard. I think one of the early planets is like syncopated in a way that makes it a lil hard to figure out, but I am not that discouraged by that. Dig the feel and sound.

Hm, some players have experienced audio sync issues. I'll try to fix them later today!

Hm... that wasn't that easy to fix.... but here's an update anyway.............

9 days later.... the audio sync issues should now be a thing of the past.

But how actually to play? I mean, we have v3 .zip & v5 .love

OK then, but what to do with a .love to update the game? I can't run it.

.love files need Love2D framework to be installed (they are basically zip files with extension changed to .love, containing the source code of the game.)


This is a great game, but hard to play