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Lyman Alpha


Gravity Manipulation at it’s best.

Lyman Alpha is a Physics Based First Person Platformer, where players have the amazing ability to change the direction of gravity to virtually any direction, in order to complete puzzles.

You control ALFIE, as he tests the latest in experimental physics technology, the G.M.D. (Gravity Manipulation Device). As the game progresses, the puzzles become more difficult, as more challenges, obstacles, and dangers appear.


  • Change the pull of gravity to virtually any direction!
  • 20 increasingly difficult puzzles.
  • Beautiful soundtrack from Malevolent Studios
  • Hilarious storyline

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Released: February 2014
Gameplay: Single-player
Platforms: PC

Lyman Alpha

System Requirements

Processor: 1.5 GHz CPU
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
System Memory: 512 MB (XP), 1 GB (Vista/7)
Hard Disk Space: TBC
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Video Card: Radeon X800 or GeForce 6800 or better
DirectX: 9.0c or later
Pixel/Vertex Shader: 2.0

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Version History

Latest Version 1.2 – 05/04/2014

  • Fixed scripting errors
  • Fixed problems with DirectX on some computers

Latest Version 1.1 – 18/02/2014

  • Tweaked performance on Windows 7 Machines
  • Fixed a bug which would crash the game if the player pauses the game when they die
  • Removed developer keyboard shortcuts that would allow the player to cheat

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will Lyman Alpha be released?
Lyman Alpha was released on February 17th 2014

How much will it cost?
It’s totally free!

How do I get a copy of Lyman Alpha
You can download the game from the official website, and we’re hoping to distribute it through other providers too.

Will Lyman Alpha be available on other platforms?
At the moment, it is a PC exclusive.

Will there be a level editor?
The level editor used to create the game will become available in the near future.

Will the game support mods?
At this point in time, no support for mods is provided.

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Technical Support

Below is a list of the most common Technical Support Issues we’ve received regarding Lyman Alpha.

Please note that most problems can be fixed by upgrading to the latest version of DirectX and updating your Graphics Card Drivers.

When I try to run the game, I get an error message that states: “Runtime Error #### – Could not load image/sound/object/music at line ####”.

Try running the game as Administrator. Right click on the game’s Icon, and select Run as Administrator.
Lyman Alpha doesn’t usually require Administrative rights to install or play, but should you receive this error, even if you are logged in as an Administrator, the above instructions should be sufficient to make the game work.

When I try to run the game, I get an error message that states: “d3dx9_31.dll is missing”.
Try re-installing/updating DirectX to the latest version.

When I play the game, it crashes with an error message that begins with: “#x####”.
Simply follow the instructions on the error message. This usually occurs when a required file is missing or corrupt, in which case, re-install the game.

The game crashes saying it can’t load sprite/image/model/sound/music/map at line #####
You must run Lyman Alpha as an Administrator, with Read/Write permissions to the game’s root folder, otherwise the game will not run.

My configuration or save data isn’t being kept.
You must run Lyman Alpha as an Administrator, with Read/Write permissions to the game’s root folder, otherwise the game will not allow you to save your progress or configuration.

If you encounter a problem not mentioned here, or none of the above solutions work, please contact us and we’ll do our best to resolve any issues.

Please note, our technical support is just for technical support – we will not be able to provide hints or tips for playing the game.
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