Storyline

The Xenophis, a Vulcan exploratory vessel, has incidentally found the mythical sector of Firia where the planets, only reachable through warp tunnels, are told to be made of staggering ice and liquid fire. As a precautionary act, the Xenophis crew are attempting to launch interstellar probes, significantly altered to exist within the Firia atmosphere, in order to learn more of this magnificent piece of the galaxy.

However, evidence shows that the former inhabitants do not like outsiders.

You are the probe, and your mission is to maneuver your way to the other end of the warp tunnel. You are equipped with two shields, one to protect you from icy drones, and another from fiery ones. However, only one shield can be active at a time.

Warning: mental stability may deteriorate.

Gameplay

In theory, playing the game is very simple: when a drone is approaching you, you must activate the correct shield before it hits you. Failing to do that, you will lose a percentage of your shield's stability. Primarily, there are two kinds of drones you will face:

  1. Chasing drones: you can not escape these and must switch shield in time to collide
  2. Duette drones: a pair of drones, one of fire and one of ice. You must move and collide with one of them, while regarding, of course, your shield.

There are 4 game modes each zone could be in, each mode has different objectives, suggested difficulty, and possibly a way of playing. Briefly:

  1. Arcade: this is the "normal" mode; your objective is to reach the last portal with your shields intact
  2. Survival: virtually, you can't beat this mode, every time you enter a portal, the game will get harder and you can see how long you will last!
  3. Dodgy: only one of your shields is active and flipping is not possible, you will be faced with Duette drones and you must dodge to stay alive and reach the last portal
  4. Nervebreak: the rules of the game change; the drones have adapted to your shields and you must collide with every drone using the opposite shield. In other words, face fire drones with your ice shield, and ice drones with your fire shield

At the time of the release, there are 6 zones to choose from. Once you engage a zone, you will be briefed with your objective and how to play. Good luck!

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5 comments by Henley on Aug 15th, 2011

You are the probe, and your mission is to maneuver your way to the other end of the warp tunnel. You are equipped with two shields, one to protect you from icy drones, and another from fiery ones. However, only one shield can be active at a time.WARNING: Be quick; your nerves will be tested.

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Vertigo 1.0 - Linux

Vertigo 1.0 - Linux

Apr 27, 2011 Full Version 1 comment

Vertigo v1.0 precompiled libraries package for 32/64bit Linux.

Vertigo 1.1 - Windows

Vertigo 1.1 - Windows

Apr 27, 2011 Full Version 0 comments

Vertigo v1.1 installer for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

Vertigo 1.0 - Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Vertigo 1.0 - Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apr 27, 2011 Full Version 0 comments

This is a .DMG that contains the game compiled for Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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amireh Creator
amireh Oct 7 2011, 7:55pm says:

Guys if the game crashes or doesn't run at all, please do notify me here or by email by giving me more information: the game generates log files found under Vertigo/log, these are usually enough to indicate what went wrong and how to solve the issue.

This is the first game I deploy and there are many things that could go wrong which I probably haven't foreseen, so if you do want me to help you, please help me out too! :D

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perjo132
perjo132 Dec 4 2011, 4:48am replied:

Hey heres my log

./vertigo: error while loading shared libraries: libXmu.so.6: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

does not run at all or even attempt to open.

Linux mint 12 64bit, straight intel hardware

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Techna
Techna Mar 20 2012, 4:47pm replied:

there is no 64bit version of the game

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TheLastProject
TheLastProject Sep 28 2011, 9:39am says:

The trailer makes the game look bad, but if you are looking for a simple yet hard game to waste some time on, you should surely give this game a chance.

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flexman
flexman Sep 12 2011, 3:58am says:

terribleļ¼

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Abecbu
Abecbu Sep 9 2011, 11:44pm says:

You have to go into program files and change its properties to run as administrator to get it to run on windows 7

+2 votes     reply to comment
amireh Creator
amireh Oct 7 2011, 7:52pm replied:

That issue was fixed with the 1.1 installer: if you had installed the game to Program Files, you do indeed need administrator privileges to run the game, but if you'd install it to a local folder (such as AppData), you won't.

+2 votes   reply to comment
linux-gamer-91
linux-gamer-91 Aug 20 2011, 4:53am says:

looks good. Running nativ on Linux

+5 votes     reply to comment
fiddlesti5
fiddlesti5 Aug 18 2011, 3:18am says:

i cant play it for some reason

+2 votes     reply to comment
kotorfreak1994
kotorfreak1994 Aug 17 2011, 5:59am says:

crashes without even starting on my system?

+1 vote     reply to comment
kotorfreak1994
kotorfreak1994 Aug 17 2011, 5:59am says:

crashes without even starting on my system?

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Vertigo
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Very hard at first, but after some time becomes quite enjoyable. Difficult to master in any case.

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