Fireflies is an audio-visual game inspired by the behaviour of swarms of fireflies. Players take the viewpoint of a single firefly within the swarm, having control over the forces governing the patterns and music generated by the swarm. The game looks to explore the structural relationship between swarms and music, and the necessity of precise control in improvised audio-visuals.
No graphics? Get a WebGL enabled browser.
For audio, use Firefox 4 Beta.
Audio crackly? Increase the audio buffer size.
Audio laggy? Decrease the audio buffer size.
Hit F11. Fireflies looks better in fullscreen.
Change forces, but wait for results.
Do nothing. The fireflies are happy to be left alone.
Lost the other fireflies? Reposition them.
Balanced forces often sound better.
Move slowly. Then move quickly.
Closer fireflies sound more alike.
Think about depth. Fireflies move in three dimensions.