Mandelscape is a landscape walking simulator based on the Mandelbrot fractal. Walk around and explore the smallest of details by shrinking yourself.
Build Guide (Linux)
Mandelscape depends on GTK3. To install it on Debian:
sudo apt install libgtk-3-dev
To compile Mandelscape:
git clone https://github.com/ErikPrantare/Mandelscape.git cd Mandelscape cmake -Bbuild -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release cmake --build build --target Mandelscape mv build/src/Mandelscape .
If everything built correctly, the program can now be run with
Binary Download (Windows)
Mouse: Look around.
WASD: Walk around.
SHIFT+WASD: Run around.
P: Toggle pause(releases mouse).
Left/Right mouse button: Shrink/grow.
CTRL+S/CTRL+O: Save/load preset.
CTRL+L: Load scripts.
J/K: Change iteration count.
1-4 + Up/Down: Change colors.
5 + Up/Down: Change terrain y scale.
X: Render image. Will be put inside directory named screenshots.
F: Toggle fast mode.
H: Allow for deeper zooms. Will increase lag (fast mode is recommended between rendering images).
L: Toggle lighting effects.
O: Toggle autozoom.
C: Toggle autowalk.
To use dvorak mode, start Mandelscape with
Controls can be found in
Using different scripts
Loading different scripts is done with ctrl+l.
This opens up a file dialog, where you can select the script you want
Scripts can be identified by their file suffix
shape.lua: Shape of the landscape.
value.frag: In what way the landscape is colored.
color.frag: Which colors are to be used when coloring the landscape.
Some algorithms can be found under
Detailed documentation on writing custom scripts is given in