Face off against friends and challenge enemy swarms as opposites collide in the negative-space combat of INVERSUS! A dynamic board makes each round evolve into a unique battlefield.
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Very Positive (61 reviews) - 100% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 16, 2016

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February 16

Coming Soon: INVERSUS 1.5

The next update for INVERSUS is going to be the biggest one yet and I want to give you a preview of what's to come!

INVERSUS 1.5 Announce Trailer:

Key Features:

  • Compete on 12 new maps in Versus mode!
  • Master 3 new levels in Arcade mode!
  • Collect new split-shot ammo that can fork into multiple bullets!
  • Sharpen your skills against the community’s most requested feature: AI controlled bots in Versus mode!

On top of all that, INVERSUS 1.5 is also launching on Xbox One!

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January 16

New versus, arcade and lobby features! (update 1.4.0)

Today's update adds improvements across all parts of the game. There are new game settings to customize your versus matches, new challenges for your arcade games, and a better lobby experience for your online games!

So what is new in versus mode? I've added some new settings that let you customize the rules. These are available in local games and private online games. Public online matches always play by the standard rule set. First up, you can change how much ammo players get. This has a large impact on the pacing and risk/reward of taking a shot. The second new option adjusts what types of pickups can spawn on a map. You can either turn pickups off completely or make them random per round. With random pickups, you'll find all sorts of new surprising encounters!

How about arcade mode? Your performance on maps is now rated with a three star system. Each map has set goals in the solo and cooperative modes. Earning stars unlocks more maps and lets you brag to your friends. If you've already unlocked arcade maps with the old system, don't worry. Your existing unlocks will remain intact regardless of how many stars you have.

What's new with online lobbies? Previously, INVERSUS had the "Play Arcade While Waiting" feature in public lobbies. This was a big hit but there was room for improvement. You could only play solo arcade mode which was great for most cases, but not great for when you had a friend over and wanted to search for some 2v2 games as a team. With INVERSUS 1.4, you can now play any of the local game modes from any public lobby! This includes 1v1, 2v2 and coop arcade!

For a video demo of the bigger items, click right here. For all the little details, see below!

Primary Updates

  • Local and private versus games have new options for tweaking the game rules. These can be found under the options button when selecting players for the game.
    • Change the number of shots each player gets (between 2 and 6)
    • Change which pickups spawn on the map (standard, random, or disabled)
    • The setting for points needed to win the match has also been moved to this menu.
  • When starting a local game, there is a new menu for choosing which controllers control which ships.
  • The old "game options" menu and the "clear high scores" option have been removed. A new "clear save data" menu can be found under options instead.
  • When a pickup is spawning, you can see which type of pickup it is. No longer do the spawn animations always look like a circle.
  • Arcade maps feature a three star rating system based on score.
  • Arcade maps are now unlocked with total stars acquired instead of a cumulative score from the prior map. Note that if you already had an arcade map unlocked, it will remain unlocked regardless of meeting the necessary star requirements.
  • When in a lobby, the "play arcade while waiting" option has been replaced with "start local game while wating" and players can now play local games in any game mode. Play 1v1 with a friend on the couch while waiting together in a team lobby!
  • When returning to the lobby from a "play while waiting" game, players can now decide to start a new game or resume the old game. Previously, the old game was always resumed.
  • The arcade map "Free" has been tuned to start off slightly slower and spawn less ranged enemies. Go beat those high scores!

Minor Updates
  • The first few maps in the basic tutorial have been adjusted to feature a single player instead of two players.
  • Added nine new emotes to unlock.
  • The menu indicator for new unlocks is now a diamond instead of a star.
  • Drop down menus now play audio when navigating the items.
  • Fixed a bug where the multiplier display in arcade games could remain blinking due to a mispredicted death in online play.
  • It is now easier to see unselected emote icons in the customize menu.

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“The idea is so simple, but the strategic possibilities are near endless.”
9.5 / 10 – Destructoid

“An incredibly fun and addictive experience”
4 / 5 – Twinfinite

“Inversus is the most fun I've had shooting other players in ages”

About This Game

The playfield looks simple at first glance, but once the action begins, complexity unfolds at a rapid pace. INVERSUS is a negative-space shooter for one to four friends. Player movement is constrained to opposite colors of a black and white grid. My walls are your paths and your walls are my paths. Each shot flips tile colors in an attempt to block, trap and close in on the enemy. Firing a bullet opens up a path for you while also closing off a path for me. Both online and local couch play are supported. The competitive versus mode pits players against each other in 1v1 or 2v2 battles. The single-player and cooperative two-player modes pit players against endless waves of enemies as they fight for high scores on an ever-changing board.


  • Online and local multiplayer
  • Competitive battles in 1v1 and 2v2 modes
  • Fight for the world record in single-player and cooperative multiplayer arcade modes
  • Twenty-seven versus maps encouraging varied playstyles and strategies
  • Six arcade maps with distinct challenges to master
  • Over 60 unlockable color palettes
  • Over 250 unlockable emotes
  • Mind-bending levels in ever looping worlds
  • A constantly changing board makes every game a fresh experience
  • Rewarding for both strategy and skill as you balance spatial control with quick reflexes

Supported Controllers

  • DualShock 4 (PlayStation 4)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Keyboard

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 128 MB available space
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