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.
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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
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Sneaky-Smoppeyy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Its pretty funny ;D
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Enkazadas The Indomitable
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
A really inventive puzzle game that I highly reccomend.
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keohookalani
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Even though Fortix is a pretty old game, it's a lot of fun.

It reminds me of the days of QIX but with a Fantasy spin and more interesting enemies and with an actual mini story. The game takes QIX mechanics and pits you against dragons and to win each level you have to capture the forts on the map. You can win by default by claiming enough of the map regardless.

The music isn't bad and doesn't get old too quickly, at least if you're not totally bad at it. Simple graphics are all this game needs and it does it well.

In terms of the Achievements, most of them are pretty standard things to get and won't make you work too hard. You'll get a lot of them just from playing and beating the game. Only three Achievements require any sort of skill. One of them is downright hard, but as I started playing yesterday and finally managed to get it, not too bad.

It's a good game to pick up and put down, however it may drag you in for an extended stay when you get so frustrated that the level is so easy and you made a silly mistake.

There are two control options for this game, mouse (casual) or keyboard (hard, but better for mastery.)
Options are pretty limited but there's not much to need.

One minor annoying thing I found, was no way to kill my profile and start over if I'd lost too many lives. You're stuck with whatever you've done unless you change difficulties.

However, for what it is, it's a great fun time. Technically it could have a lot of replayabliity, if you really enjoy this style of game.

I'd get it on sale or in a bundle. But regardless, it's good fun.

8/10
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Diablo Neruda
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
+ Qix with a plot.

- Depends on how much you liked Qix.
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Cazzoe
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
A medieval-themed version of Qix, this game is fast, fun, casual, and easy to pick up. There are varying difficulty levels, allowing the game to be played by both the casual arcade lover to skilled enthusiasts. The mechanics are simple and the game is very much "pick-up and play", and with the low price tag "Fortix" is something worth adding when you've got that extra dollar or two hanging around (or even if you don't).
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VINNY132 ツ
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
1. Buy the cheapest game with Steam Trading Cards.
2. Install the game.
3. Get cards.
4. Sell cards.
5. Profit.
6. Uninstall.

10/10 - Would make profit again!

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Real Review: This was a good game!
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Vienticus Prime
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
I remember Qix back in the day, and I still have no idea how to properly pronounce it. Anyway, this is an interesting take on the idea. The different aspects make for a fun and interesting challenge.
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thorvindr
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
Remeber Qix? this is Qix. If you like Qix and want to play it with a mouse, try Fortix. I don't really want to give this a thumb up or down but I don't have a choice. I personally didn't find it very engaging so thumb down.
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Sol Invictus
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
A fun and cheap casual game - really recommend it to anyone
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Salarn
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
https://youtu.be/KsjT0zAPQLU

This game is the perfect example of 'is okay' for a review.

It's overshadowed by it's sequel in all ways, but the first game delivers solid it's goals in a solid but simple way. If for some reason you can't just get 'Fortix 2' you'll do okay with the original.
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Nyx
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 12, 2015
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shake'n bake
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
10/10 Would buy on sale again to earn money from cards again.
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Indelacio.co.uk
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 26, 2015
I played it for 6 hours to completion, I loved this sort of game when I was a kid and it turns out I still love this modern version.
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Kevsthabest
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
Simple game, great price, and lost myself for an hour just trying the game out! Even years later it is still a great game to revisit and burn off a quick hour or tw.
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♫ MoPcKo cBuH4e :d
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
I used to play similiar game in the past on my mobile. I am glad I bought it because I like such games. It's also cheap. Not hard to 100% but the "Mission Impossible" achievement might take you a while to get.
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spaceboyzoom
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2015
great for what it is. smooth, cheap, basic game with better graphics than you might expect. a simple short-term time waster, and it does it well, without trying or pretending to do more.
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Ψ Psi-Lapse
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 29, 2015
You're a knight, and you square off territory to occupy it, and then its yours.

7/10
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Jonttu
( 28.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2015
This was the 2nd game that i had in my steam library... and i still remember when i played this! Just awesome and cheap game!
10/10
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dayvan cowboy
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2015
Do you remember Qix and all the other similar clones? Basically Fortix is that in a mediaval setting with dragons.
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Mustang
( 49.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 18, 2015
Extremely addictive and very low price. a winner
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Even though Fortix is a pretty old game, it's a lot of fun.

It reminds me of the days of QIX but with a Fantasy spin and more interesting enemies and with an actual mini story. The game takes QIX mechanics and pits you against dragons and to win each level you have to capture the forts on the map. You can win by default by claiming enough of the map regardless.

The music isn't bad and doesn't get old too quickly, at least if you're not totally bad at it. Simple graphics are all this game needs and it does it well.

In terms of the Achievements, most of them are pretty standard things to get and won't make you work too hard. You'll get a lot of them just from playing and beating the game. Only three Achievements require any sort of skill. One of them is downright hard, but as I started playing yesterday and finally managed to get it, not too bad.

It's a good game to pick up and put down, however it may drag you in for an extended stay when you get so frustrated that the level is so easy and you made a silly mistake.

There are two control options for this game, mouse (casual) or keyboard (hard, but better for mastery.)
Options are pretty limited but there's not much to need.

One minor annoying thing I found, was no way to kill my profile and start over if I'd lost too many lives. You're stuck with whatever you've done unless you change difficulties.

However, for what it is, it's a great fun time. Technically it could have a lot of replayabliity, if you really enjoy this style of game.

I'd get it on sale or in a bundle. But regardless, it's good fun.

8/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
A medieval-themed version of Qix, this game is fast, fun, casual, and easy to pick up. There are varying difficulty levels, allowing the game to be played by both the casual arcade lover to skilled enthusiasts. The mechanics are simple and the game is very much "pick-up and play", and with the low price tag "Fortix" is something worth adding when you've got that extra dollar or two hanging around (or even if you don't).
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
This game in 4min
https://youtu.be/SRBYQfUQqJg

Simple gameplay.
You play a greedy knight that runs around in 12 kingdoms on lines that you "own" on the board and he takes land by squaring it off.
Dragons and the current land owners will try to kill you when they find you on their land.
When you venture out some dragons will come at you and/or shoot fire at you.
There is also the towers that will fire on you, and a bat that has your scent, traveling on your lines hunting you down.
If any of these touch you or your line when your taking land your dead and the bat will just kill you outright on your own land but can not follow you out.
Water, cliffs, and sand will slow you down, then there are also impassable walls (dragons can fly over these).
If you can take the area with the crossed axes you'll launch a catapult and take out one of the towers.
You win by destroying all enemies or taking enough land to satisfy the gods.

"Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women."
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33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2013
7/10 - Very simple yet good game. Worth the price.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
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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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
It's very simple, cheap and good puzzle game, it's also have trading cards.
just fun!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
Fortix
Rating : 7/10

Great casual game where you have to steal land by drawing lines from the edges. Makes you play 'just one more round'. Not that long, but fortunately there is ... Fortix 2 which is even prettier \o/
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
Fortrix is a medieval Qix clone with simple mechanics and very atmospheric music
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
Reclaim the land your ancestors once lost! As knight Fortix will not fail.

This game includes great mechanics with simple gameplay. Cheap and easy to understand.
It has also got Trading Cards. Trading Cards are always a plus!

Great game and I highly recommend it!
What are you waiting for?
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2011
...my first cell-phone was Ericson, some old model. There was a game called "Erix", and that one was very good for me - I could have spend a lot of my time with it. And this game just makes me remember these good old days. Thanks, Fortix!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
This was the 2nd game that i had in my steam library... and i still remember when i played this! Just awesome and cheap game!
10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Fortix is a fun casual game. Use your mouse or keyboard and draw a path to cover up the map. Within your box you can kill dragons/bats and take down towers. Or you can collect arms within your drawn box to activate catapults to take down the towers. This game is super simple, but can get extremely difficult if you play on the impossible difficulty level. Worth a play, especially since it can easily be found for a cheap price. Definitely worth the time spent and I recommend if you like these types of games.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
Ahh, Fortix... Where to begin? Think about the best game you've ever played. Got it? Now think about what if that game had a love relation with a god of your choice... Pretty sexy, am I right? Imagine the love child of your favourite game and a god. A masterpiece forged in heavens. Ladies and gentlemen, that would be Fortix. I cannot think of any defect in this artwork and I honestly feel bad for everyone that hasn't played it yet, to the point of having rivers of tears falling from my sad eyes. Ever since I laid eyes on this "game" (such an offensive and futile denomination for such wonder), I started seeing life with different eyes. For exemple, I was a sad human being and wanted to end my own suffering... But now, fortix is all I ever think about. I now have a reason to live, and a new hope for tomorrow.
For those of you who took the time to read my felt review, my deepest gratitude. I hope you take my advice and make a good action for both the developers and yourself.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2015
Fortix is a strategic puzzle game in which you must capture the castles by making lines and rectangles. There are turrets and dragons ready to kill you all around and you have a set amount of lives per stages.

The game is really stressful, because if you die in a set of levels, you will start over at the first one. Also in the later difficulties, with how hard it is to make pixel perfect squares, you will die to random 1x1 pixel bumps you have made while capturing terrain. This game could have been pretty good, I like the idea. There's even more bad things about the game...

This is a "puzzle" kind of game, but the enemies and bonuses doesn't spawn at the same place if you retry or start over. That makes it so you can win many levels just by re-trying until you get a "Stop-time" bonus in a convenient spot and clear the level in 20 seconds.

The game can be completed in less than 30 minutes (even on Impossible difficulty), but at least it's cheap...

I do not think it is too bad, but I cannot recommend it, way too punishing, it's 1$ though... So if you want to try a new type of puzzle/strategy game, sure, try it. Personally, I found it too punishing and frustrating. I also felt like I had no real control over certain of my deaths.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
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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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Just like Skyrim But your fighting more dragons at once 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Worth the price. Although it is pretty short, i enjoyed my time playing it. Enough to buy the 2nd, which is cheap as well. Overall a good game. 7.5/10
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22 of 39 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
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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