Constellation Machine



Little thing I made over the weekend for a game jam:

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19 Comments so far

  1. Fropps on January 26th, 2016

    How does it work? I can’t seem to do anything besides type and press enter ot remove the text.

  2. JerremyRedhead on January 26th, 2016

    I guess you couldn’t figure out how to ‘start’ the game, then…
    That’s too bad. 🙂

  3. Willem on January 26th, 2016

    Ughhhh this is so good Terry! Lovely in the same way that Panoramical is, but my favorite thing is how much it encourages experimentation and playfulness. I’m going to get back to playing now 🙂

    Also the music is perfect.

  4. EpicCreeper9001 on January 26th, 2016

    A few commands I found:

    Start: Makes a white box around the area. Type again to deactivate.
    Red: Makes the screen red.
    Green: Makes the screen green.
    Blue: Well, you get the idea…
    Dark: Makes the color darker.
    Light: Makes the color lighter.
    Hexagon: Makes a hexagon.
    Square: Makes a square.
    Rectangle: Makes a rectangle.
    Circle: Makes a circle.
    Stop: Shapes stop moving.
    Spin: Shapes spin around the center of the screen.
    : Makes shapes travel in the direction (up/down/left/right) you typed.

  5. SomeGuyNamedDavid on January 26th, 2016

    When you’re at a command prompt with no idea what to type, it’s always a good idea to ask for ‘help’.

  6. Caden on January 28th, 2016

    This is really fun! I like how you trigger the effects by typing them in the command prompt. Nice job Terry!

  7. bill on February 16th, 2016

    “wassup” is considered a command. I’m not entirely sure what it does, though…

  8. Terry on February 16th, 2016

    It’s just catching “up” 😛

  9. Kirbio on February 16th, 2016

    This is great! I just wish there was a command list… “help” changes too quickly.

  10. Chris on June 18th, 2016

    Hey Terry, great concept! I was a bit clueless at first so I started asking it how it was and by the end it was a congealed mess of vibrating geometric shapes. I love it.

  11. _O11l on August 29th, 2016

    “soup” is a command

  12. VVVVVVPlayer on November 17th, 2016

    OH MY GOSH I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Thank you, Terry, for making this wonderful shape generator. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to make my own shapes. Your hardware polygons changed all that, making everything perfect! The commands… The colours… The polygons… Everything.

  13. Dean on December 5th, 2016

    Type help

  14. Throwaway911 on September 29th, 2017


  15. Jaynotgay on November 13th, 2018

    it is so much fun! I oculdn’t stop playing to try to figure out all the different commands! Awesome game!

  16. anonymous on January 14th, 2019

    once you type “more” It is very fun. Cool game!

  17. me on February 7th, 2019

    write “cows”, then type “more” 5 times, then type “tangent”

  18. lynn devero on March 23rd, 2019

    Type ‘cows’ then ‘lots’ as many times as you want, then type matrix, also try:
    galaxy/space (doesn’t really matter which)
    different colours (try emerald, purple, anything)
    using ‘more’ or ‘lots’ after everything you type
    things like ‘city’, ‘car’, ‘phone’, also exist
    there’s also lots of commands for filters like ‘sepia’
    ‘grey’ makes it monotone
    ‘win’, ‘lose’ are fun
    lots of different places like ‘city’ ‘park’ ‘lake’ ‘doom’
    there is just sO MUCH you can do with this neat little game and i cant believe i haven’t found it before!!

  19. ducks on July 6th, 2019

    type ducks lots lots lots then type go go go go go then type spin

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