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I Want To Be A Circle

Moving About

Use the arrow keys for navigation. Hold Up to speed up, Down to slow down, and Left and Right to steer.

Gaining Sides

To gain a side, come into contact with someone who has more sides than you, and one of their sides will rub off on you. But be careful not to let any lesser shapes get too close, in case they drag you down.

Gaining Colour

Every time you gain a side, the world loses a little colour. You can get it back by bouncing off someone that has equal or fewer sides than you.

This is a game about aspirations.

We live in a society that encourages us to strive for success, fame and riches; but will we ever feel successful enough? Does success necessarily equal fulfilment?

This is a game about Flatland.

A 19th-century novella that describes a society of two-dimensional shapes that are so obsessed with attaining to the form of a circle that they sacrifice family life, freedom and even colour in futile pursuit of perfection.

This is a game about life.

You can play it to win, and you can play it just to enjoy it. Whether or not those are two different things is up to you.

Design & Development

Chris Armstrong

Box2D Physics Engine

Original C++ version by Erin Catto
Ported to AS3 by Colin Northway

Comin’ Home Baby

Performed by Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Verve Records

Thanks to

Greg MacWilliam for teaching me the majority of what I know about AS3 from scratch, despite not actually knowing me at all.
Emmanuel Ferronato and Todd for their fantastic (and free) Box2D tutorials
Verve Records for not suing me (yet) for using their song in this project

  1. Jennifer McNeill says

    The concept relates well to the Flatland book. Great game. Quite addictive, if not a little frustrating! Good work Chris

    Posted on November 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm

  2. Jennifer McNeill says

    I keep going through the walls, is this suppose to happen or is it just my bad gaming skills?

    Posted on November 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm

  3. fatbuoy1 says

    No I’m afraid thats a bug currently, is it both walls or just the right hand one? Must look into that, its a bit of a game-wrecker!

    Posted on November 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm

  4. Alice McKee says

    I’m liking the music and colours of game though once I hit the first shape I get stuck in the wall! :( so havent been able to play on!

    Posted on November 10, 2009 at 9:22 am

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