Defy Gravity is an action platformer that is a mix between classic platforming and gravity based puzzle solving.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,865 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 25, 2011

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November 26

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July 8

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Reviews

“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
344 of 419 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
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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82 of 92 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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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175 of 245 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Baught for $.29 got $1 in cards 10/10
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Cool platformer. A lot of unique gameplay elements. I really enjoyed the cool gravity mechanic, and the game kept introducing new ideas until the end. Also the length is pretty good for 1,99€.
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I just bought it for cards admittedly (at $0.29), but I actually found it rather fun to play instead of just idling. The game is short so I have to say only buy it on a major sale, but well worth the time if these kind of games interest you.

Gameplay wise it is a fun platformer, and does remind me a bit of Portal. It isn't an exact copy though, instead of Portals, you manipulate Gravity to repel and attract yourself and other objects. The momentum and physics of the game is fun to toy with, though it CAN be frustrating at times. Checkpoints are placed in fair spots of most stages to reduce frustration, but later stages stretch this out quite a bit so you will have to keep on your toes or be prepared to die again and again.

I did beat the main story but I decided to leave before continuing deep into hard mode. It takes away one of your powers and while I do feel that's an interesting challenge, I'm satisfied with just beating the main modes.
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73 of 120 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Bought the game for 10 cents
Got 20 cents by selling the game's trading cards
10/10 would get free money again
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65 of 109 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Sold the trading cards for more than the cost of the game.

10/10
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
Controls are unresponsive and all most objects seems to have randomised hit-boxes. This will make you furious and tired of playing this game. I can appreciate a difficult game, but not an unfair one. Defy Gravity Extender have some cool ideas, but the controls and level design just ruins it. It tries to be Portal copycat with some other elements, but it never feels like anything else then a simple school project.

The graphics are very simple, but okay. It looks like a web browser flash game almost. The music is, in my opinion, the best part about the game, however it can get repetitive after a while.

Only pick this game up on sale if you want trading cards. You can sell the cards for the same price as this game, maybe even earn some cash. Based on gameplay and enjoyment I cannot however recommend this title.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game pleasantly surprised me. At first I was quite sceptical since I didn't like the graphics too much, but the gameplay was great. Definitely worth the price.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game is okay, worth the money if it goes on sale under $1.00. This game is really easy all the way to the second level of the gauntlet, I rage quitted once I made it to the 3rd level of the gauntlet, if you're into strategy then you'd like this game, it's an extremely short playthrough and it's really easy to get all the achievements if you're good at this sort of thing.

Pros:
1.) Fun gameplay for about 15 minutes
2.) Alright music for a cheap indie game
3.) Controller support (If you like that)
4.) Really inexpensive alternative to the Portal franchise

Cons:
1.) Graphics could have been run through MSDos
2.) Locked resolution
3.) It's that kind of game you will play for fifteen minutes, beat it, and never touch again
4.) Really inexpensive alternative to the Portal franchise

If you're an achievement hunter and need to get your AGP rate up, try this game out.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
We don't speak of this game anymore.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game was absolutely fantastic. It has an original concept, and good application. It was challenging, fun, infuriating at times, and immensely satisifying to complete. The storyline is relatively simple - as are the controls. You will almost always be able to understand how a level should be beat, but the application will still be somewhat challenging, and may require a few attempts. Once you've beaten the game, there is a secondary playthrough which removes one of your abilities, rendering the game a completely different approach - needing more planning and less random leaping about. It assumes you know how the mechanics work at that point, then puts your knowledge to the test. The game was a bit short, but well paced. I would happily buy the game again, and at it's current price, it is more than worthwhile, even just to test it out.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
This game is easy if you play the easy mode of course. But when I play the hard mode, it takes hours to end this sheeeeet. Just be patient and have fun, raging will give you wrinkles, so just pretend that you are happy and smile :) .
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26
Very strategic game, makes you angry if you are impatient yet it gives you motivation and enhanced your problem-solving skills.

Also this game is cheap, bought it for only 5.00pesos/$.09 .
This game is worth buying. Try it, I know you won't regret it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Actually fun and demanding puzzle game that requires you to spend some time getting used to the mechanics in order to pass the levels.
And I got more money from the trading cards than I payed for the game.
10/10 puzzles and totally worth the money!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
I'm currently a Grand Master Gravitymancer. :) This game is simple, clever, and can become very challenging. Its worth if you can pick it up for 1 or 2 dollars. right now its 15 cents for the winter steam sale. WORTH!!!
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
LOL BEST GAME EVER : YOU CAN SHOT THE MENU BUTONS!!!!!!!!!! 100/10
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24 of 42 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Fantastic game. You can play it in an hour. So. Do it. I recommend this based on the fact that I played it and enjoyed it. End of review.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Fun Game.
I buy it for $0.29 Cents and then sold the cards for $0.45 Cents Total.
What can i say easy money and a good game to boot.
Game on.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
As someone who's played a fair share of platformers and puzzlers and has pretty defined opinions about design and what "difficulty" entails, this game started out as decently fun and interesting. I enjoyed the music, and the title screen background art got my expectations comfortably high. But quickly, it feels like the game runs out of ideas for level design using the gravity gimmick. It starts to feel like a mediocre free Flash browser game - long segments of jumping on a slow stream of orb enemies, repeated "use gravity to drag this platform around" bits, and a lot of areas where the solution to the puzzle is to simply use the same bruteforce technique a few times, because the inconsistent physics will net you a win. Some of the puzzles that brag difficulty turn out to be boring - you have to place a grav/anti well at a very precise point that you won't realize is wrong until a full 10 seconds pass, so you try just a little bit to the right, etc. A browser Flash puzzle platformer game is the best comparison really, because of the inconsistent physics and drawn out level design characteristic of them. And the "ultimate challenge," which is the game's sort of newgame+ hardmode, serves to limit your options to make levels feel even less creative to pass by removing anti-grav wells, and makes all enemies physics-based, allowing the often shoddy engine to make your play even less consistent than your first run. Ultimately, I gave up on that because I was bored, not challenged. Games like La-Mulana will leave you feeling challenged by the puzzles and platforming. Or, perhaps this game will as well. A lot of people seem to like the game, but I would have been bored of it if it were freeware. A lot of positivity about this game seems to repeatedly refer to the price point. A game at a comparably low price point which I will recommend in Defy Gravity's stead is Super Hexagon, a challenging game that tests skill rather than the sheer snoring patience required of Defy Gravity. Or maybe I'm wrong and don't know ♥♥♥♥ about video games.
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