Can you reclaim your ancestors’ land? Evil forces have taken over the once fertile land of Fortiana. You are the only one who can storm the castles and claw it back from the hordes of dragons. Experience a new type of strategy and arcade game. Fence off parts of the battlefield to corner your enemies.
User reviews: Very Positive (637 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 14, 2010

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Can you reclaim your ancestors’ land? Evil forces have taken over the once fertile land of Fortiana. You are the only one who can storm the castles and claw it back from the hordes of dragons.
Experience a new type of strategy and arcade game. Fence off parts of the battlefield to corner your enemies. Collect catapults and power-ups to besiege the fortresses and take on dragons. But beware! As you progress through the levels it gets harder and harder. The fortresses become much larger and the monsters more vicious. Can you emerge victorious and reclaim the land of your ancestors? You are knight Fortix, the sole hope for the desolate and tortured land of Fortiana to become the fertile land that it was before.

Key features:
  • New, yet familiar gameplay
  • Fantasy setting
  • 22 levels of increasing difficulty
  • Family-friendly / no violence
  • Simple controls suitable for all ages
  • Easy-to-learn, hard-to-master
  • Likeable, cartoon-like characters
  • On-line high score chart

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • Operating system: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Minimum 1Ghz
    • Memory: Minimum 512Mb
    • Hard disk space: 110Mb
    • Video: DirectX 9.0c Compatible video card with minimum 64Mb memory
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • OS: 10.5.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 190 MB
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Fortix is a cracking little casual indie game thats furiously fast and ferociously fun to play. The basic premise is something akin to 'Join the Dots' meets basic geometry. You take control of an intrepid knight that must be manoeuvred around and across various maps in order to capture the enemy castle. The action is displayed in birds-eye view.

The knight must be moved out from a safezone which starts on the outer border of the map. While in the safezone the knight is immune to any deadly enemy attacks. Rectangles must be drawn from one part of the safezone to another to cut down the enemys control of the land (map). This must be done with all manner of obstacles ready to kill the knight, while being up against the clock.

Of course the further into the map the safezone encroaches the less space the knight has to avoid deadly obstacles. These include: two types of cannon ball firing towers and, a multitude of dragons that swoop down or shoot fireballs in an attempt to kill your knight. These must be avoided by ensuring that your knight is in the safezone when hit and not in the midst of drawning a rectangle. If the knight is hit while drawning a polygon then a life is lost. If this isnt enough of a challenge note that the map must be conquered against the clock.

Fear not for the knight has a few actions they can perform to help you win. They can 'capture' triggers to destroy enemy towers, or trap dragons in a part of the safezone killing them instantly. Special tokens can also be 'captured' that provide a number of neat abilities such as: temporary invincibility, stopping cannonballs, killing dragons, receiveing an extra life or stopping time. To capture a trigger or token a polygon must be drawn around the item on the map.

There is one campaign which covers twelve maps. It can be replayed through four difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Hard and Impossible. Difficulty affects time available, starting lives, the reaction speed amongst others.

With rudimentary controls the game is easy to pick-up. While graphics are basic they are well rendered and provide a more than fitting medieval ambience that goes perfectly with the incredibly catchy music played in the background. No bugs were encountered during twelve plus hours of play.

Overall I really enjoyed playing and beating this game. It has that 'just one more go' addictive quality, which kept me playing. Easily worth the money.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Small but likeable top-down strategy

This is a really small game, but it still takes a bit of time to get to like it. The basic idea is very simple: capture enemy territory by moving your one character along a "baseline", where you are safe from attacks, and cutting off pieces of the territory by leaving the safe baseline. While you're out in the open, you're prone to attacks from cannonballs and dragons, so it's crucial to get a good timing, and even apply some basic strategy here and there.

There isn't much more to it, really, so the game is quite easy to master, but the intricacies of some of the later levels ask for some quick reactions while moving into the open. There is something addictive in trying to finish every level and outwit the dragons; and there are some nice steam-achievement and even trading cards on offer. So if you can pick this one up at a low price: just spend the money, but don't expect a great game in return, just a quick but tasty snack.

Gameplay: 20/30
Graphics: 12/20 (basic really, but still with some atmosphere)
Sound: 5/10
Longeliveity: 10/20
Stability/techical: 15/20 (I had a couple of sudden minimalizes, but the game just continued in the background so no big deal).

Overall: 62/100
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I bought it for the price hoping it would be a some what enjoyable game. It turned out to be a fun casual game for me. I was really surprised how addicting the game was for me.
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
As it stands, however, I found Fortix a mediocre experience that just didn’t grab me as much as I thought it might.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Fortix is a small game, in which you need to attack castles. But their defences can be much stronger than you. I hate that Black Dragon! Anyway... The game is very cool. It's fun to get the achievements, they are not that hard.
For this genre, the game it's cool and can be played on the most of computers. 10/10 I Highly reccomend this game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Truly a mediocre game,

I use to have this game on the black/white gameboy called something with Q, it would have a mexican guy play a nice song as outro, this is a slight upgrade with catapult and dragons, both great games though.

6.5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Some of you might not remember, but this game is very similar to a game a was playing back in the days (in the early 90s) on my 386 computer. The game name was Volfied and it was one of the best games i played back then.

A lot of nostalgia while playing Fortix.

It's a cool game, i'm happy they made it.

Edit:
I finished the game in 1hour...so wait for a very cheap price before buying it...
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Just like Skyrim But your fighting more dragons at once 10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
94 minutes of fun for a buck. I played this on easy and have no desire to play on a harder setting right now. I'm sure on harder difficulties there is some strategy involved but basically you draw boxes and you avoid letting anything hit the line you are drawing. Sounds pretty dumb but it actually is pretty fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
The biggest flaw of this game is the duration taken to beat it.
I have enjoyed playing it for an hour before I completed it, and whilst you can fight the same battles over and over again on harder difficulties this just isn't enough.
However, for the price, it's alright in my opinion.

Thumbs up
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
At this prize you can't go wronmg. Its a nice Stix spinoff with some new touches
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
A simple concept where you run along the edges of a map trying to claim territory by leaving the relative safety of the border and grab a small (or large) area by linking it back to the border. It's been done before plenty of times, but it's not a bad implementation of the concept.

Things get hard later on, to the point where it primarily gets frustrating (black dragons...) but it's cheap, and as long as you go into it with low expectations you could get some fun out of it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Hope this helps other gamers, have fun! ^.^

In fortix you are a knight who has to take control of land by walking over it and creating shapes, once controled it becomes a wall for other entities, the goal is to take control of the castle domains area (not necesarily the whole map);

Cons:
- impossible dificutly achievement is the bane of 100%-ers;
- outdated graphics for those who care;
- limited gameplay...i mean you just walk, create areas and dodge entities;
- low variety of enemies;
- no actuall story/plot;

Pros:
- a nice simple in idea but challenging game;
- despite having it's frutrating moments it actually is fun and fulfiling to complete level's;
- mostly easy to 100% minus one achivement who kills your brain (the impossible dificulty one);

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Okay puzzle game to spend a few hours playing it. The impossible mode is quite challenging and getting all of the achievements is kind of rewarding !
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
PRO:
+ Easy to learn how to play it
+ Achievments
+ Hardcore Levels
+ Leaderboard

CONTRA:
- The graphics are more functional than fancy
- Only 22 levels

CONCLUSION:
Gameplay is the pattern defined through the game rules. The rules of this game are very simple and makes you feel that the are heavier.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Originally bought number 2 on special and decided to try the original. Love them both. Yeah the prices are low but the gameplay quality isn't. Both Fortix one and two are enjoyable games
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I loved the concept. Simple and casual but there is some challenge there, but not much.

Easy perfect game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A very fun game that even supports trading cards!
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2013
7/10 - Very simple yet good game. Worth the price.
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Fun, easy, casual, short. (Has trading cards.) What really more to say?
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