This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Apr 13, 2015 @ 9:43pm
Jun 26, 2015 @ 8:56pm
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Release date: ASAP, development is finished




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.

Neat looking spaceships! Tell me more!

Choose the right one:

The Rapier
The Gladius
The Claymore

What are these awesome pickups?

There are 11 total awesome pickups to wreak havoc on your opponent. They are split into two categories: offensive and passive.


Minelayer: It poops mines
Gunship: It drunkenly goes around and shoots at you if you get close
Fighter: Deadly in packs
Defense: Protects the vortex
Mine: Don't touch it no matter how shiny it is
EMP: Not pronounced 'emp'
Nuke: Nuke


Beam: It helps your horrible aiming
Repair: It's like a band-aid
Shield: Ramming speed!
Clear: Nothing near you will survive


- Physics driven movement (forget twin stick!!)
- 2-4 players (At least two Xbox 360 controllers REQUIRED)
- Vector neon stylized graphics
- 11 different pickups

Notes and Requirements

*Windows 7 x64 or higher (this is a 64-bit game)
*500mb of hard drive space required
*At least two Xbox 360 controllers required (and additional ones for more players)
*Core I5 and dedicated GPU or higher recommended

Please Read

Game balancing are not final and will be tweaked continuously based on community input.
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Byte_Me Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:47pm 
Displace Media  [author] Jun 26, 2015 @ 5:50pm 
Not even close to the gameplay of geometry wars :)
Awesome_Man Jun 26, 2015 @ 3:36pm 
Geometry Wars rip off among other things I'm sure. - 10/10 IGN
Displace Media  [author] Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:01pm 
Thanks for all the votes guys!
Antokolos Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:17am 
Good looking game!
LadySky89 Jun 17, 2015 @ 5:09pm 
A single-player mode would be cool. :) voted anyway, nice concept
devotee Jun 16, 2015 @ 5:05pm 
Bought the game on Groupees and voted YES! :ss13ok: Good luck!! :clover:
syky_finisher Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:24am 
Great game, hopefully with single player mode also.:summersun:
Mathkitasiibala Jun 15, 2015 @ 7:16am 
kelicottia Jun 14, 2015 @ 8:56am