🐳 New! Moby v2023.05.26 update


aka: Alpha Waves

Description official descriptions

Continuum is a 3D game viewed from third-person perspective. The player pilots a "Mobile", a craft which bounces off of the platforms that fill the rooms. The player can rotate the craft left and right, thrust it forward, and move the camera up and down for optimal viewing. The game contains 256 rooms, which the player explores while in search of 16 crystals and 16 cubes. The Mobile bounces from platform to platform, making its way around the room to the doors that lead into other rooms. On the way, the player encounters many other creatures and vehicles, as well as surprises, such as rooms with reversed gravity.

There are two modes of play: Emotion and Action.

  • In Action, players start in the central room, and work their way around with a time limit. Players gain time when going into a room they haven't been in before, and when crystal or cube power-ups are picked up. When time runs out, the Mobile explodes and the game ends.
  • In Emotion, players can choose to start in any of the 12 regions into which the 256 rooms are grouped. The regions are arranged in the context of different areas of the human brain. While there is no timer, players also can't explore beyond the region that is chosen.

Groups +



Credits (DOS version)

9 People (5 developers, 4 thanks)



Influence on developers

The music is an important part of this game and in the manual it states:

NOTE: Although it is not a system requirement, we highly recommend using an Ad Lib or compatible sound board to enhance your gaming experience.

Influence on developers

Frédérick Raynal described the 3D usage of Alone in the Dark as a consequence of his earlier work on Alpha Waves (Continuum).


A last minute optimisation of the program code, which gained 2% of speed, prevented the game's compatibility with later 680x0 computers (like the Atari TT), although the game in it's plain form was compatible.

Related Games

Sudoku Relax 2: Summer Waves
Released 2019 on Nintendo Switch
Released 1997 on DOS
3D Armada
Released 2000 on Windows
Released 2012 on iPad, Nintendo Switch, 2018 on Android
Cytus α
Released 2019 on Nintendo Switch
Space Shooter: Alpha Impact
Released 2003 on Windows
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Released 2014 on Nintendo 3DS
Alpha Polaris
Released 2011 on Windows
Shadow Complex
Released 2009 on Xbox 360

Related Sites +

  • Christophe de Dinechin about Alpha Waves
    Programmer <moby developer="Christophe de Dinechin">Christophe de Dinechin</moby> present some historical and technical insights about <i>Alpha Waves</i> on his blog.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 939


Know about this game? Add your expertise to help preserve this entry in video game history!

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Peter Hall.

Amiga added by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker. Atari ST added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Game added March 22nd, 2000. Last modified March 9th, 2023.