Boreas is a name of the Greek god of cold north wind usually depicted by ancient Greeks as a cruel and bad-tempered character. For some reason, the same title was given to a new online game that was released last week. This game belongs to the category of physics and skill games that focus on the abilities of the player to manipulate objects and make them reach the ultimate goal.
The main objective of Boreas is to move through the clouds or asteroids maintaining the equilibrium and at the same time trying to get higher. The control in this free physics game is realized with the space bar to jump, and left and right arrow keys to change directions of movement. It's a useful tip to press the space bar for several times before actually performing jumps.
This online game is featuring two different modes that allow a player to choose the level of difficulty he prefers to experience. The first mode is called “Reach for the stars”, and it's the easiest one. The player appears to be in the middle of the sparkling clouds that he has to overcome while climbing all the way up in a luring perpetual sky. It becomes more complicated at the end of the level when the clouds get smaller and the player has to maneuver in order not to fall down. Actually, completing this task is all about the abilities of maneuvering the objects in the space and knowing simple physics techniques as a gravitation or slip force.
The second mode “Asteroid climber” has an increased difficulty, where the player has to deal with numerous asteroids jumping over them. Asteroids move in groups of 3 making it possible for the player to catch a moment and jump over them. The difficulty consists in the permanent movement of asteroids that sometimes impede to move higher.
To sum up, a new free online game Boreas offers a great leisure time opportunity for the lovers of physics games, and also for those players that like to try out their skills online. The availability of different modes of difficulty may be attractive as well.