Dyson 1.20 released

Hi all,

We just released version 1.20 which is the version we used on the IGF showfloor. We made it a bit smoother all around, added an attract mode, and changed the rules slightly.

To take an asteroid now, you will have to plant a tree there. It makes more sense this way and lets the belt be completely barren instead of covered in trees at the start of a game.

Also we added an attract mode, which kicks in if you leave the game in the main menu for a while. You can play while the game is in attract mode, but you’ll have the AI ‘helping’ you and the camera may take on a life of its own. Just quit out to the main menu if you want to play normally.


Any questions/comments either leave them on the blog, the forum or email them to us.



  1. rangramo
    Posted 06/04/2009 at 21:22 | Permalink

    Wow great! You put so much effort in this game, you’re doing a great job!

    Well, I’ll have to try the actual release first. But I’m sure it’ll be plenty of fun to try out this new version.

    Keep up the good work! Dyson is splendid!

  2. Posted 06/04/2009 at 23:45 | Permalink

    A suggestion: when you make a rules change like that, perhaps you could add a menu option for the rule. For the rule of having to build a tree to capture an asteroid, you can have this rule active by default, but allow players to play the old way if they want.

    Keep up the good work. :)

  3. nate
    Posted 07/04/2009 at 06:31 | Permalink

    omgeez christmas

  4. Ians
    Posted 07/04/2009 at 11:49 | Permalink

    is it possible to get a non-installer windows version? i spend alot of time on a computer with non admin and the installer wont run properly but with a zip or rar it would be alot easier to play.

  5. Alex
    Posted 07/04/2009 at 12:01 | Permalink


    You should be able to just download the linux version and use that :)



  6. Sparky
    Posted 08/04/2009 at 02:21 | Permalink

    Ah, I’ve been looking forward to this build! Great.

  7. Posted 09/04/2009 at 08:17 | Permalink

    Argh, I’m addicted to Dyson :)
    Thanks for the release. Downloading it!

  8. Posted 09/04/2009 at 10:20 | Permalink

    There seems to be a problem with this build, the sending ranges are waaay too big. Not too sure what caused it but I am investigating this now.

  9. Xul
    Posted 10/04/2009 at 15:40 | Permalink

    last version was perfectly working but this one … dont know how to say that in english, well … in fact its “jerky”, laggy, many problems when zoom in and out. Same problem with 2 others computes workin on vista or xp pro. Too many cuts while playing .

  10. Larry
    Posted 13/04/2009 at 13:13 | Permalink

    Awsome game keep up the good work.

    If you could make it multiplayer it would be insane!

  11. owniumo
    Posted 18/04/2009 at 10:45 | Permalink

    so, i made it through 6 stages.

    then i read up the build-log.txt

    WHAT IZ teh main menu sekrit key-combo, anyway?


    NEED MOAR LEVELZ, bcz MOAR!!!111

  12. Klamm
    Posted 12/06/2009 at 12:54 | Permalink

    I liked your game. I wish successes. Its purchase in steam

  13. RussellSprouts2
    Posted 26/06/2009 at 01:16 | Permalink

    This is a great game! One suggestion though would be to make it possible to select a certain seedling, or a group from a certain asteroid, or those that are above a certain speed, etc. That would add a lot of depth. You could send out high energy, high strength “bombers,” then some zippy ones that reach at the same time.

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