Attention Pilots! Your skills are needed to defend our world! Collect, build, design, and fight your way to victory!
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Sep 8, 2017

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February 18

Patch 1.1.4

We have released our improved controller support patch. This patch adds mouse input support and extend controller support across the majority of the game. This patch also addresses some minor bugs and lays the groundwork for our two player co-op mode.

Change log
  • Corrected Linux and Macintosh controller support issues
  • Added controller support systems to shop, level select and Hangar
  • Fixed Hidden Achievement bug
  • Added extended controller options
  • Added mouse input support
  • Fixed bug that could cause tutorial not to end
  • Added better highlighted object graphic for controller support
  • Fixed shop navigation bug
  • Minor text fixes
  • Re-balanced some block weights
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December 24, 2017

Vulture Holiday Patch 1.1.3

We have (a bit later than planned) release the holiday items for this winter. Cubic Timeline Productions would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays.

This round of holiday items will be available from the 22nd of December to the 4th of January. And will become available again next year as well. Holiday items do not count towards the unlock all blocks achievement.

We have also made some changes to controller support and options in preparation for the two player co-op patch coming at the end of the month.

1.1.3 Patch Notes
  • Added controller support to title screen and hanger screen
  • Added more controller support to gameplay control options
  • Added controller support to Hanger Select
  • Added controller support to pause menu
  • Added Holiday Hull Blocks
  • Added Holiday Decoration Blocks
  • Added Holiday Equipment Block
  • Added Snow Ball projectile
  • Added animation to controller support UI system
  • Added Destroy animation to Orb projectile

As always if you encounter any issues with our content update please leave a comment in our Steam community forum and we will get on fixing it asap.
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“It’s a fun looking game that offers a great twist on the classic arcade vertical shooter. A build ‘em up Shoot ‘em up well worth checking out.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

About This Game

Vulture is a build-em-up arcade shooter with a retro aesthetic. In Vulture, the player controls a drone provided by the local military as it engages various types of enemies who have invaded the planet. As the player progresses through 9 levels of intense combat, they will encounter increasingly larger and more powerful enemies. Players are ranked at the end of each level based on their score and number of enemies destroyed. High rankings give better rewards!

Destroyed enemy drones will drop credits, power-ups and blocks that the play can use to improve their drone. Players can use the in-depth build screen to create new designs of drones to use. As the player progresses, they will unlock larger templates to build their drones. The design grid starts at 8x8, but increases up to 32x32 by the final levels.

Blocks used in the construction of drones all have specific attributes that change how the players drone will function. All blocks have Power and CPU costs that must be met using system blocks in order for the drone to be able to function.
  • Hull Blocks: Increase durability and provide structure
  • Wing Blocks: Increase maneuverability
  • Weapon Blocks: Provide firepower
  • System Blocks: Provide Power and CPU for weapons
  • Shield Blocks: Provide additional protection
  • Engine Blocks: Increase speed
  • Legendary Blocks: ????????

Players can also equip radar systems which will allow enemies to be located before they come onto the screen. The radar can be improved to have increased detection range and can allow players to plan their route through a level with ease.

Players have access to 5 different weapon types: Plasma, Missiles, Orbs, Flak and Laser. Each of these weapon systems has a Tier 1 and Tier 2 variant. The Tier 2 variants are more powerful but consume more power and CPU, and can’t be unlocked until the later levels. Players can also equip bomb systems that allow the use of a large, screen-wiping weapon once per level.

There are 9 levels of Campaign gameplay as well as a Bonus level that can be unlocked by meeting specific criteria in the game. Levels can be replayed for higher scores and for players to collect more blocks to build with. Each level consists of many waves of enemies followed by a boss. Some levels also have a mini-boss halfway through. At the end of a level, players are given a score (which is the amount of in-game credits received), a letter score (S rank to D- rank), and several items and blocks based on their achieved rank.

Giving players the ability to design their own drones will allow for many different strategies to be used. For example, weapons all have different rates of fire, which can be modified by capacitor systems installed on a drone. Using a single weapon type will yield a very different play experience than using multiple weapon systems. Changing the shape and size of a drone will greatly affect its maneuverability. The player must balance many factors to create a drone design that will be successful!

Fight! Collect! Design! Defend Your World!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+, Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 420 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 425 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 420 MB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
    • Storage: 425 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 420 MB available space
    • OS: SteamOS+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
    • Storage: 425 MB available space

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