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Vortex Attack
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Spanish
Dec 23, 2014 @ 2:48pm
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:48pm

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Vortex Attack league with cool PRIZES are about to start!
Release date: Q1: 2015
"One of the funnest shooters I have played in a long time. Very addictive! Love the leveling and advancements for both the primary and assistant ships. Great job!"
- CrackerJackGames[/b]

"Really addictive game, cool graphics, it was awesome to play with my friends"
- Anonymous player at ParlaBytes 3.D fair

Vortex Attack is a frantic vertical space shooter (shmup) with modern effects, old school gameplay and an intense local multiplayer mode

From an initial choice of ships, (more unlockable by playing) the player has to destroy all the vortices they will face across its 50 levels.

  • Multiplayer with up to 3 simultaneous local players
  • 10 different ships
  • Tons of upgrades
  • Innovative vortex system
  • Massive Bosses (WIP)
  • 50 Levels
  • Energy combos
  • Multiplayer specific game mechanics including bonus awards
  • HD stunning particles
  • Awesome Music Tracks

Game mechanics
The goal of each level is to destroy the vortices. Although some vortices will take several stage to destroy. Upon reaching a level where the vortex can be totally destroyed, it will unleash the most dangerous of its swarms to make things a lot harder for our players. The twist we've added in this game is that the vortex on each level will keep growing, throwing ever increasing waves of enemies to overwhelm the player, so that they must continually fight to push the vortex back. The game has been especially designed to play with up to 3 friends, although we're considering adding an optional fourth player based on player feedback.

To implode the vortices, the player must destroy enemies to collect their energy. On top of the vortex there are two spheres: The player level (blue sphere) and the vortex level (red sphere). When the energy item sent by the player reaches the vortex, the blue sphere shrinks the red sphere. But in the other hand the red sphere is constantly growings streching the blue sphere. The game ends when the blue sphere makes the red one dissapear or the red one grows to its maximum size. The concept is kind of new, reuses the concept based in Beekyr and improves it by removing the unnecessary bits.

Game's history
The alien war machines caught us by surprise. A strange energy vortex appeared near colony Vehar-12, then they came, swarming from the centre of the vortex. The first attack was just over 20 Eartho-days ago and already eighteen colonies have been lost. 56 million souls, gone. Now they're approaching Earthos, our biggest colony. We're fighting back, but if it falls, we will be all but destroyed. The vortices had seemed all but indestructible. But now we have hope. Our technicians patched together a captured war machine, and discovered the key to the vortices, a new kind of energy they've dubbed 'Lumergy'. Our first tests of the device lead to an unexpected discovery. The energy used to create a vortex could also be used to destroy one. Using our modified war machine we can collect the Lumergy, and reverse its energy to collapse a vortex, destroying the swarm within. We can predict where the next vortex will open, and we can destroy it. We have only one chance at this, only one ship. Your only mission: Destroy the vortices. Save all of us.

The idea
After their first game Beekyr, Kaleidogames wanted to experiment with a more abstract space theme, whilst building on the successful gameplay of Beekyr. This resulted in the initial prototype for Vortex Attack, which they put in front of players at several game festivals. Even in this rough state, players were immediately captured by the game, with people playing all day long at each festival. Following that success, Kaleidogames decided to make it into a full game, including a local multiplayer mode that combines the best elements of competition and collaboration.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:34am
Parece ser bueno
Mar 14, 2015 @ 3:10pm
If you voted 'No' tell us why
Mar 11, 2015 @ 1:40am
What do you think of an Early Access version?
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KaleidoGames  [author] Sep 10, 2015 @ 12:01am 
Game is now 100% public and leagues (with PRIZES!) are about to start.
KaleidoGames  [author] Mar 27, 2015 @ 5:25pm 
Game NOW available in EARLY ACCESS:
hmytos Mar 11, 2015 @ 12:43pm 
It looks interesting. Voted, GL^^
KaleidoGames  [author] Mar 11, 2015 @ 1:39am 
Hi, we are still waiting a response from SteamWorks support. We have troubles with the log in. A week has passed and still no answer from them.
Kassan6ra Mar 9, 2015 @ 11:44am 
Why is this still in my to vote list when it has already been greenlit? T_T
Javi-voy Mar 5, 2015 @ 3:33pm 
KaleidoGames  [author] Mar 5, 2015 @ 1:04am 
Thanks everybody. We got greenlit ! We will publish the release date soon.
We will try to sync it with the arcade machine release. Stay tuned!
DokiDokiWangFest Mar 4, 2015 @ 5:58pm 
congrats guys cool to see u greenlit.
Beto [] Feb 26, 2015 @ 4:05am 
[UEF] _-Caleb-_ Feb 25, 2015 @ 5:37am 
Ha sido verlo y ponerme a buscar monedas de 25 ptas en el bolsillo... pinta genial :-D