Nemesys Team Studio releases Fortix on Steam
April 14, 2010
Nemesys Team Studio Releases Fortix on Steam
Nemesys Team Studio has released the arcade casual game Fortix on PC. The game is also available on PSP Minis on PSN, but is now coming to Steam as well. It is the first title of the Hungarian indie-developer on Steam.
Fortix PSP has been a success among players and gaming press from the start. PSM Magazine UK awarded 78 % while GamingXP scored 85 %. Many commented the addictiveness of the game: “…will have you hooked from the moment you turn it on” WonderwallWeb and Simple, addictive and entertaining concept…” Pocket Gamer UK. The first review of Fortix PC was written by Girl Gamers UK scoring 8,5 stars with a comment “Fortix is a great casual game that will provide a lot of fun to the Steam community”.
Fortix has been developed by Nemesys, a Hungarian indie development studio. Focusing on casual and racing games Nemesys develops on a wide range of platforms such as PC, MAC, XBOX 360, PS3, PSP, and Wii.
Szabolcs Jozsa lead designer at Nemesys commented “It has been an exceptional experiment to take the concept of a classic arcade game and the redesign it to a completely new casual, boosted with game elements of the 21st century. We had a lots of fun during the development and we honestly hope to provide the same for all Fortix players as well.”
Fortix is a simple fence-off game boosted by tricky game mechanics. The player controls crusader Fortix, a knight who has been exiled by the evil Xitrof, and now is back to re-conquer his father’s land. The objective of the game is to claim all castles on the playfield by fencing them off. The player must cut more and more parts of the playfield by drawing a closed shape from edge to edge. If any enemy unit hits the knight or his line a life is lost.
Crusader Fortix has to fight vicious dragons, bloodthirsty bats, destroy enemy turrets by gaining control over catapults over 22 levels of increasing difficulty. The player will face different types of speed modifying terrain such as roads, forests, swamps, and seas. While the easy and normal difficulties are offering a light casual fun, hard and impossible modes require sharp reflexes and strategic thinking as well. Some deadly situations can only be solved by the use of power ups which appear random on the playfield. Fortix offers a unique atmosphere by pastel colors and its medieval soundtrack.
The PC version brings three new challenges:
Battle yourself: Unlock all twelve tricky achievements
Battle the computer: Fight the evil boss Xitrof himself on the ultimate level of the game
Battle the other players: beat the top score on the online leaderboard
Fortix will be released on Steam on April 14, 2010.