March 20, 2015

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Vortex is a retro styled physics driven local multiplayer top down shooter game where the goal is to fly around in neat looking spaceships and kill your opponent by making his life miserable.

How do I ruin his life?

It’s super simple. You fire at their vortex until awesome pickups appear. You then pick them up and fire them right back into their vortex. You indirectly kill each other.

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Neat looking spaceships! Tell me more!

Choose the right one:

tx_rapierThe Rapier
tx_gladiusThe Gladius
tx_claymore The Claymore

What are these awesome pickups?

There are eleven total awesome pickups to wreak havoc on your opponent. They are split into two categories: offensive and passive.


tx_pickup_minelayer Minelayer: It poops mines

tx_pickup_gunshipGunship: It drunkenly goes around and shoots at you if you get close
tx_pickup_fighterFighter: Deadly in packs
tx_pickup_defenseDefense: Protects the vortex
tx_pickup_mineMine: Don’t touch it no matter how shiny it is
tx_pickup_empEMP: PME for the dyslexic
tx_pickup_nukeNuke: Nuke


tx_pickup_beamBeam: It helps your horrible aiming
tx_pickup_repairRepair: It’s like a band-aid
tx_pickup_shieldShield: Ramming speed!
tx_pickup_clearClear: Nothing near you will survive


  • Physics driven movement (forget twin stick!!)
  • 2-4 player¬†local splitscreen multiplayer (At least two Xbox 360 controllers REQUIRED)
  • 11 different pickups, customize them however you like
  • Vector neon stylized graphics

Notes and Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 x64 or higher
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.5 gHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Please Read

Game balancing will be tweaked continuously based on community input.

Vortex Press Kit