Parallel Overhead is a colorful endless runner game in which you take control of the ships Truth and Beauty on a groundbreaking trip through hyperspace. A stable hyperspace tunnel has finally been achieved with the two ships supporting it on opposite walls of the tunnel. Well, almost stable…
Parallel Overhead features Fast Pulse by oglsdl as its soundtrack.
WARNING: This game is visually intensive and has rapidly changing colors.
The are two versions of the game: the web edition, which you can play in a browser, and a native version written in C, which is available for download on Codeberg. The native version requires SDL2 and GLES 2.0 support.
The latest source code of Parallel Overhead is available on Codeberg, both for the native version and the web version. See the README.txt in each for build instructions.
How to play
The game starts paused, so adjust the window and volume (in your OS mixer) first. The game can then be unpaused and paused again with space or enter and restarted with backspace. The native version can be exited with escape or by closing the window, the web version by exting the page. The ships can be rotated clockwise with the left arrow key and anticlockwise with the right arrow key. Keep the ships from falling through the holes!
Parallel Overhead can also be played with touchscreen taps (or mouse clicks). Tapping the left quarter of the game will rotate the ships clockwise while tapping the right quarter will rotate them anticlockwise. Tapping in the middle will pause or unpause the game.
The native version also has some command line options. Run it with the
--help-option to find out more about them.