Watch us play Dyad on a tilting machine
posted on 03.14.11 at 07:42 AM EDT by (@salromano)

At PAX East this year, we checked out an upcoming, independent PlayStation Network racing/shooter/puzzle hybrid titled Dyad. After playing it on a standard screen with DualShock 3 controllers, we moved over to the big guns.

Behold, the machine!

The game’s a bit complicated, but it’s pretty easy to latch onto once you’ve got everything down. Basically, your goal is to keep moving; in order to do that, you’ll have to keep grabbing these spheres that thrust you forward. Continually grabbing spheres of the same color will give you a speed boost. As you pull towards the sphere, you have to make sure that you don’t thrust directly towards it, or else you’ll hit it and get pushed back.

Another element not demonstrated in this level wraps these sort-of arm-like things around the sphere which the player should try and move through as they go forward. Doing that will fill up their gauge in the lower part of the screen; once one bar is full, they can hit Square and use their boost ability. While in boost, your goal is to run into as many spheres as possible to keep the boost going — once you stop of even two seconds, the boost will end.

Check out the video and share your thoughts!