Defy Gravity is an action platformer that is a mix between classic platforming and gravity based puzzle solving.
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Mostly Positive (49 reviews) - 79% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (8,426 reviews) - 86% of the 8,426 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
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Juju
0.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 25
A simple puzzle game, comparable to flash games. It's not very long, but you will uninstall the game as soon as you get the last trading card anyways. Well worth 10 cents, you can sell the trading cards it gives for more than that.
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LordBlob
2.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 20
Really fun, short, unique puzzle platformer that is worth its low price tag.
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SUPREME
0.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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nktn=DD
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 18
Great Game!
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Putt-Putt is my waifu
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
Fapping in space has never been better.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Defy Gravity is a fairly minimalist 2D platformer. The game’s controls are very simple:

• You can jump.
• You can double jump in the air (with a cooldown between aerial jumps – but it is possible to jump more than once if you spend enough time in the air, such as if you’re in a gravity well).
• You can create a gravity well which sucks you (and gravity-sensitive objects) towards it. You can create one of these at a time, and have two shots before you need to touch the ground again.
• You can create an anti-gravity well which repels you (and gravity sensitive objects) away from it. You can create one of these at a time, and have two shots before you need to touch the ground again.
• You have a shield you can activate which prevents you from being affected by gravity (and in some levels, it is always on).

The core gameplay mechanics are decent enough – the game has a very minimalist set of elements (platforms you can jump through (some of which move on their own, some of which fall down a few seconds after landing on them), enemies you can jump on top of to kill them and jump again, enemies you can’t bounce off of, and an enemy that kills you if you touch it which shoots other enemies which kill you if you touch them, and ground that kills you if you touch it). Everything in the game moves in linear, predictable paths. Some enemies can be affected by gravity wells (signified by them being gold-colored), others can’t (signified by them being gray); the same applies to the platforms.

At its core, the game presents about an hour and a half of puzzles with these mechanics, and it is simple enough; it gets progressively more difficult the further you get into the game, and the last few levels are quite difficult. The game is mostly pretty generous with checkpoints, but the second to last level requires you to get through fairly long puzzles without screwing up.

Once you beat the game, the game puts you back at the start in hard mode, in which you no longer have anti-gravity wells and all enemies are affected by gravity, which makes the game significantly more difficult. But the levels are the same as they were before, though I think there might be a few modifications to make it possible to solve some of the puzzles which require too many gravity well shots to solve otherwise.

In any case, this core gameplay is decent enough, and while the game is quite short (about 90 minutes to beat the regular mode), it is probably about as long as it wants to be.

The real weakness of this game is the fact that there is really nothing else here. The game is extremely simplistic, the graphics are clean and clear but pretty lackluster and not particularly pretty to look at, there is no story, and the levels feel clearly designed to be challenges without actually even bothering to feel organic in any way (which, ironically, may actually make sense, as the premise of the game is that you’re in there to… complete challenges…).

Anyway, while this game has a fairly decent score on Metacritic, that is likely because, quite frankly, there’s not much to criticize here. But there’s not much to like, either; this game is extremely forgettable and I feel like I’m going to forget it within a very short period of time. The game never wows you, and that makes it hard to really love it or even care particularly much about it.

All in all, this isn’t bad. But you can probably find a better use for an hour and a half (or three hours, if you really want to beat the hard mode and get 100% achievements) of your life. This game is simply unremarkable.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 25
1.Buy game for 0,10 €
2.Sell cards for 0,20€
3.Profit €€€
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
not worth its money
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
615.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
yea this is it
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
might have been ok if it was either free or it was still 1997. sadly neither applies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
Great game, especially if ur looking for a cheap puzzle platformer and you can earn by it dropping cards too!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
708 of 888 people (80%) found this review helpful
405 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 26, 2014
I bought this game for 2 rubles. Then this game dropped 3 steam-cards. Sold them for 2 rubles each. So +4 rubles. Gaben thx for easy money! I am rich now!
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617 of 781 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 20, 2014
good game! bought it for $0.29 got cards worth $0.45
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175 of 205 people (85%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 1, 2014
Pros:
•Amazing concept.
•Fast paced gameplay.
•Difficult gameplay.

Cons:
•The graphics are disgusting, they need to hire a new artist.
•The game although getting incresingly harder becomes a bit repetitive.

Over all, I would say it is above average.
This game has sales very often so don't buy it at full price.
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