Velocity®Ultra is an award-winning top down shooter that puts you in control of the galaxy’s only Quarp Jet, an advanced spacecraft with the ability to teleport at will. Tasked with rescuing survivors from a collapsed black hole, you’ll need to use both firepower and quick-wits to catapult the Quarp Jet through 50 levels of sci-fi action.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (82 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 2013
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"Intricately designed shmup about a teleporting mechanic with quite a few challenges to master. Very polished and lots of fun."

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“Ikaruga meets Portal”
Keza MacDonald, IGN

“This is a remarkable shmup and should appeal even to those who don’t like games of the genre.”
Chris Priestman, Indie Statik

About This Game

Velocity®Ultra is an award-winning top down shooter that puts you in control of the galaxy’s only Quarp Jet, an advanced spacecraft with the ability to teleport at will. Tasked with rescuing survivors from a collapsed black hole, you’ll need to use both firepower and quick-wits to catapult the Quarp Jet through 50 levels of sci-fi action.

Featuring explosive visual effects, an anime-inspired art style and an exhilarating electronic soundtrack, Velocity Ultra combines the speed, ferocity and challenge of classical arcade shooters while introducing a whole new layer of complexity to the genre with unique puzzle mechanics.

Key Features

  • Fly the most advanced spacecraft in the galaxy through 50 challenging levels.
  • Solve devious puzzles and outsmart enemies using a range of space-shifting controls.
  • Full Steamworks integration including over 30 achievements and a full collection of Steam Trading Cards.
  • Online leaderboards and a pitch-perfect ranking system for every level.
  • Fully configurable keyboard controls and full gamepad support.
  • Bonus missions and a range of hidden mini-games to discover as you play.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NDIVIA GeForce series 512MB, AMD(ATI) Radeon series 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
very fun with a good flow once you get used to the controls. Highly recommend using a gamepad for this.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Velocity Ultra is a different spaceship game. The focus here isn't to fight enemies, but solving puzzles and rescue survivors while you run against the clock. You have the ability to teleport, and this adds a nice and refreshing new mechanic to the genre. The controls take some time to get used, and it's a bit hard to master at the start, but with some practice you'll do well. It's important to say that this is not a bullet hell title. If you are looking for a completely new experience, you might give this game a try.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Velocity Ultra is amazing, it feels like an HD remake of an imaginative Amiga game, down to its soundtrack. Game got it all: puzzles, racing, shoot 'em up, super twitchy and incredible responsive controls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
A puzzle-flavored shoot-em-up game. Simple but polished and intense. The trailer gives a good sense for what you're getting, so all I really need to add is: Yes, it's as fun as it looks. The levels are short and sweet and sweet. Different stages alternate their focus between puzzles, speedy navigating, and shooting/dodging, so there's a nice feeling of variety. The shooting is pretty forgiving (your ship can take multiple hits) so extreme shmup skills aren't required. The real challenge comes in going for speed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The gift that just keeps on giving. Every time you think you've seen the last this game has to show you, out comes another ability from the bottomless box of tricks. After a fumbly start, you soon find yourself zipping and teleporting around the brilliantly designed levels like Nightcrawler or suhin'.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Velocity®Ultra is a new(at least for me) twist on the slowly fading Shmup genre. The concept is simple: save all survivors, take out threats, and complete each stage as fast as possible. The twist to this game is that you have to teleport from area to area in order to complete these tasks. Where many shmup's difficulty stems from bullet hell, Velocity®Ultra's challenge comes from fast pace manuvering. The game's fluid and tight mechanics are its stong point. However, this is what will make or break you during your play. In other words, it's a perfectionist type of game. Learning how to navigate/teleport as quickly as possible while rescuing all survivors as quickly as possible is a rewarding challenge. Visually, its easy on the eyes. It boasts a cartoonish art style which is a nice touch, offering a different atmosphere than most shmups. However, It can be somewhat repetetive. Each of it's 40+ stages is just a slight variation over the others. Then again, for the under 5 bucks I payed for it, I can't complain. I think there's a lot of potential this title and I look forward to any future installments.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
It's worth a damn money!
Control's bit tricky at first, but very unique and addicting if you get use to it!
It's not bullet hell type game, but rather a Radiant Silvergun kinda of puzzle shooter.
Buy it! :D
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
To be fair, i bought the game in a bundle and therefore got it without actually wanting it. Still i am a huge fan of scroll shooters and tried it out.

In Velocity Ultra you try to rescue as many survivors as possible and finish the level as fast as you can to gain the maximum score.

While this is a different approach to the scroll shooter genre than the usual "kill everything", it doesnt seem to work very well. Even though all levels are different, they just feel the same, as all you do is collecting rescue pods that are hard to reach.

The fights feel really bad, as the opponets ships are all looking the same, are not animated and just feel wrong. They die in one shot and even though you get special weapons, its no difference as they are not fighting back. As the screenshots tell, this changes at some point, but the game was so boring that i couldnt make it to those levels without falling asleep.

The only challenge in this game comes from the high speed and the locations of the rescue pods that need to be collected.
A game that is about getting the best time and score, should offer scoreboards and allow the player to compete for the best time. However, in velocity ultra there is simply a maximum score you can get which totally desotroys the competition.


I recommend watching a couple of videos before hitting the "buy" button, as this is not the typical scroll shooter. As a huge fan of scroll shooters, I did not like this game at all.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Fun shmup with some very light puzzle elements.
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
471.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Velocity Ultra is amazing, it feels like an HD remake of an imaginative Amiga game, down to its soundtrack. Game got it all: puzzles, racing, shoot 'em up, super twitchy and incredible responsive controls.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Can't recommend enough. One of the most addictive games I've ever experienced.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
realli awesome game
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Very dissaponting game. Very bad controls and the teleporting its bad. it would be could if they edited conrols and change the teleport to a button and lets you go through walls. 5.6/10
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I can't get the game to launch. I tried re-installing and checking the cache but neither helped.
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2 of 22 people (9%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
To have the best gameplay experience, unintsall from hardrive.
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0 of 19 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
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0 of 21 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
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0 of 26 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
BEST GAME EVER

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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Velocity Ultra is a fast paced mix of shoot'em up and puzzle solving.

You control a ship that can fire lasers as well as teleport and you navigate through 50 levels with your main objectives being rescuing as many survivors as possible and finishing the level as fast as possible. You can teleport at will anytime, any distance and at whatever angle you wish, your only restriction being that you need to see your arrival point on the screen.

The game focuses less on the shmup combat and mostly uses the enemies as obstacles in your attempt to rescue all the survivors in a level ( which consists of flying your ship into them, like collecting a power-up). Survivors are spread around the level, often surrounded by enemies or impenetrable force fields that require you to activate switches in a specific order to deactivate them.

You can also speed up your ship, meaning that the screen will scroll faster. This is primarily used to get a better score for a level but some levels will demand that you use this feature as much as possible by implementing a short time limit.

At about the 33% mark, the game introduces the ability to place beacons at any point in a level, allowing you to teleport back to said beacon even if the screen scrolled past it. This paves the way for much more complex and enjoyable levels, with maze navigation becoming an important factor in your success.

The game has very tight controls and a great soundtrack. The art style is fine, but there is not much detail in the graphics.

Overall the gameplay feels innovative and very very fun.
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
A classic formula meets puzzle gameplay. You'll find yourself playin several levels without noticing, APPROVED^^
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