Defy Gravity is an action platformer that is a mix between classic platforming and gravity based puzzle solving.
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Very Positive (8,267 reviews) - 87% of the 8,267 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2016

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“I would highly recommend this game to any fan of Portal, Braid, or Mega Man as well as platformer/puzzle fans.”
9/10 – The Geeks FTW
“The unique blend of gravity puzzles, old school platforming, and devilishly difficult let-me-try-that-just-one-more-time gameplay it offers that make it a worthy investment for five of your gaming dollars.”
4/5 – Evil Avatar

About This Game

Defy Gravity is an action platformer that is a mix between classic platforming and gravity based puzzle solving. Kara, our heroine, has access to a unique gameplay mechanic that she uses to manipulate the world around her. She has a gun that is able to alter the laws of physics through the creation of pockets of gravity and anti-gravity. By mastering the use of these abilities Kara is able to augment her jump in order to almost fly past obstacles. These powers can also be utilized to move objects that block her path and platforms that Kara stands on in order to traverse the levels.

Key Features:

  • Unique physics engine that provides a never before experienced gameplay experience.
  • Xbox controller and keyboard/mouse support
  • 24 unique levels
  • A second quest mode that radically changes the game and adds an additional 24 levels
  • Custom Soundtrack
  • 8 Steam Achievements

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 512Mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 50Mb
    • Video Card: 128 MB Graphics Card that supports Shader Model 1.1
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Rage simulator
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
8/10 - Gem of an indie game with a unique and engaging mechanic
+ Extremely cheap buy (you can even MAKE money off the game if you buy it on sale and sell the trading cards)
+ Satisfying puzzles and platforming
+ Well-paced difficulty and introduction of new elements
+ Awesome soundtrack

Sure, it was short (I was able to 100% the game in less than 3 hours), but at its extremely low price, you won't regret embarking on this gravity well-shooting adventure
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This game requires good forward thinking, great hand-to-eye coordination and an unearthly amount of patience to beat, especially if you want to get all the achievements.

The use of gravity wells to adjust your jumps is the gimmick in this game, it is implemented to the core style of play and you’ll find yourself using it pretty much for all kinds of situations. Thankfully, the mechanics are very easy to learn, though it will take more than a few tries for the trial and errors to take hold in experience.

There are 24 levels in total, you can expect to die countless times on laser traps, football-like projectiles, collapsible platforms, shuriken shooting bots, moving walls of doom and the classic never-ending pits of doom. It won’t be unfair to call this game brutal, but you’ll have unlimited continues in your disposal, along with a save point practically after every trap.

The length of this game will vary depending on how good you are at it, a speed runner can do this in 20 minutes, a good player may get away with 2 hours, it took me around 12 hours to complete it entirely along with the hard mode.

If you are someone who likes a real challenge, get this. If you’re a casual gamer who can’t take setbacks very well, please avoid it like the plague.
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126 of 162 people (78%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
I got it for $0.14
The trading cards sold for $0.21
I made a profit off of this decent game.
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Pre-Release Review
Overview
Defy Gravity Extended is a small game, with only a few tricks, but does it very well. It lacks the flair of a quality game, but once you go in and try it, it certainly redeems itself. In this game, you play as a spacesuit wearing gravitymancer trying to pass the gauntlet. You are equipped with a gravity gun (not the HL type!) and have to traverse many levels to prove your worth!

The Pros:
  • Simple Concept - If you can make a simple game fun, you have succeeded as a developer. The game mechanics are very simple. You move about, and create two types of "portals". One that has a strong gravitational pull and one that repels objects. You can also activate a shield around you that negates any gravity effects. Leaving breaking the laws of physics aside, you must combine these simple actions in order to get yourself to the exit.

  • Good Level Design - I'm not talking about the aesthetics, of course! I'm referring to the level layout, the challenges you face, their diversity, their difficulty. It impressed me how challenging this game became in later levels, without repeating itself throughout. The levels are many times relying on sinusoidal patterns and geometric arrays of projectiles!

  • Challenging - The levels begin increasingly harder, and some are outright stressful. If you are looking for something to test your skill and patience with, you've come to the right place!

  • Good Music - The background music is a nice relaxing tune that suits the space environment we are supposed to be in. Really helps ease out the stress from those hard levels.

  • Cheap - The game is 0.99€ at normal price and can go all the way down to 0.09€ when on sale. So, just give it a try, it will cost you basically nothing. (Not to mention it has Steam Trading Cards)

  • Achivements! - Few achievements, only requirement is passing the game. Sounds easy, huh? It's not, but good luck, hunters!

The Cons:
  • Ugly Visuals - The textures aren't eye candy and everything is flat and pixelated. While I'm not saying a game is good if it looks good, it wouldn't hurt getting a little face lift every now and then.

  • Shabby Animations - The animations are barely existent, sometimes movement may seem plastic, especially the way your character tilts its body when looking at the cursor.

Conclusion:
Defy Gravity Extended is certainly not a game for everyone, so if you don't like skill-based platformers with minimal controls, then look elsewhere. If however, you like that sort of thing and still have the pocket change from grocery shopping, then consider giving it a go!

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