Unique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the invader! Use destructive weapons or lead you enemies into a maze of towers. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into the heat of the battle.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (13) - 84% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (756) - 92% of the 756 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 30, 2017

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By Exor Studios January 16, 2018

“Destroy humanity in an innovative mix of tower defense and a twin-stick shooter. Fully destructible environments, over the top boss fights, and lots of explosions.[Created by EXOR Studios]”


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April 11

X-Morph: Defense - Dev Stream

Hi there!

Join our Mixer stream, it's live right now! It's a great opportunity to chat with us and ask anything you'd like to know about our games, indie dev life, or the events we attended in the past month.

Click here to go there now!

We stream twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 PM CEST. At the moment, X-Morph: Defense is our main game, but we have streamed Zombie Driver in the past. Some other games might start showing up as well... :)

Hope to see you there!
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March 8

THE RIFTBREAKER - Our next game

Hello everyone!

Today, we are proud to announce what we have been secretly working on for more than a year. World, meet our brand new game - THE RIFTBREAKER.

The Riftbreaker is a brand-new IP from EXOR Studios. The game combines elements of base-building, survival, exploration and action RPG. The story takes place in the distant future. Humans have managed to master the Rift technology, allowing them to instantaneously travel to far reaches of space. You take the role of captain Ashley S. Nowak, one of the titular Riftbreakers. They are a group of elite scientists/commandos. The Riftbreakers jump into newly established, one-way Rifts with no safety net, with the purpose of establishing a connection back to Earth to allow for further colonization. To make this possible, the pioneers take control of powerful Mecha-suits, equipped with all the tools necessary to get the job done.

An image says a thousand words, so let’s take a look at some of the things you are going to do in The Riftbreaker


The first order of business after jumping through an interstellar Rift is establishing a field base. Ashley’s Mecha-suit, which she calls Mr. Riggs, has all the blueprints necessary to build the basic structures. Ashley’s task is to establish a safe, two-way connection between the planet Galatea 37 and Earth. Such a link requires massive amounts of energy. Therefore, Ashley has to build up a field base and infrastructure to complete this task. Her resources are limited. She will have to plan her expansion, mine and refine the resources available on the new planet and come up with an energy harvesting solution to complete her task. Ashley must not forget about fortifying the base, either. Who knows what might lurk in the darkness of the night.


Not much is known about Galatea 37. Rudimentary scans indicated that the planet has the necessary resources and conditions suitable for colonization, but nothing more. Ashley has to explore it on her own, visiting multiple biomes and encountering new species of vegetation and wildlife. Knowledge and samples collected during her excursions will allow her to research new technologies and adapt to the multiple threats presented by the forces of nature. Exploring new areas will allow Ashley to gain access to rare resources and discover new life forms. Setting up outposts along the way will also create a network of Rifts to safely and quickly travel across the new world.


The planet is teeming with life, not all forms of which are peaceful. Ashley will often have to fight for her survival against the alien animals. The Mecha-suit she uses can be equipped with multiple weapons, allowing the Riftbreaker to fight off the enemies both in close quarters combat and from a distance. Mr. Riggs, the Mecha-suit, is fully customizable and upgradable. It will be Ashley’s main weapon against the beasts of Galatea 37. Slain enemies will often drop valuable specimens and samples. Research conducted at the base will expose the enemies’ weak points and reveal the best approach. Create new blueprints, craft weapons, and equipment. Each item you make will have unique properties.


The Riftbreaker has built-in integration with all the popular streaming services out there. It will allow streamers and their audience to connect during streaming sessions on a whole new level. The viewers will play the role of the forces of nature, something beyond Ashley’s control. They can either hinder or boost the streamer’s progress by, for example, gifting additional resources, spawning an enemy attack wave or even directing a tornado at the base. What is important to note here is the fact that interactive streaming features are only an addition to the experience. The Riftbreaker can be experienced fully also in single-player mode.

The Riftbreaker runs on the newest version of our custom game engine, the Schmetterling 2.0. During the game development process, we are going to post regular updates on the game. You will know what we are working on at all times. We also encourage you to join in and help us with the process. If you have a great idea for an upgrade to an existing feature, or something completely new, let us know. Post on the game forum, join our Discord server, or any other social media channel and help us make the Riftbreaker the game you want to play.

Last, but not the least, here’s a teaser trailer for the game.


We hope you are as excited about this project as we are. We can’t share anything more just yet, but if you’d like to see the first playable version of the game in action, we are going to present it at the GDC 2019 and PAX East. We also encourage you to add the game to your wishlist.

EXOR Studios


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“X-Morph Defense is a fantastic meeting of 2 popular genres, and Exor Studios have made it work, and it works well”
9/10 – Adult Gaming Underground

84% – PC Guru - Printed Magazine

“X-Morph: Defense is a marvel of physics, visuals, and that incredibly fulfilling arcade feeling.”
8.5/10 – TechRaptor

Enhanced for the PC

  • Uncapped frame rate, works even in 144FPS
  • Support for panoramic resolutions 21:9 included
  • Custom Keyboard + Mouse Controls, created specifically for the PC. No artificial constraints.
  • Customizable controls
  • NVIDIA Game Ready Certified

About This Game

Unique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the X-Morph - an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources and terraform the surface. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into heat of the battle. Build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction. Possess a range of unique alien weapons and use defense strategies like you've never seen before in this genre.

Your goal is to defend the X-Morph harvesters from waves of incoming human forces. Each enemy wave is preceded by a setup phase in which the player can check what types of enemies are going to be attacking him and to observe their paths. There is no time limit for this phase, so the player can carefully plan his defenses or choose to start fighting immediately and place towers when needed during the battle. One of the game's key features is the ability to build towers virtually anywhere on the map and to shape enemy paths by connecting towers with laser fences. The player can choose between building long mazes out of basic towers or placing more advanced towers which are more effective at different types of incoming enemies. Advanced tower types specialize in dealing with specific enemy types e.g. flame towers are great for destroying fast moving ground units, artillery towers are best at countering large groups of slow enemies, anti air laser is ideal for shooting down heavy bombers.

As the X-Morph fighter you can engage enemy units directly with a diverse arsenal of weapons. You can morph into four distinct forms which specialize in dealing with different kinds of threats. Each form has a basic attack and a special charged attack mode. The Plasma Fighter is the most universal form - good at destroying both air and ground units. The Dark Matter Bomber is great at decimating groups of ground units. It can also slow down time and release a dark matter bomb that can cut down buildings. The Shredder fighter is perfect for annihilating large numbers of human air units and clearing the sky. Finally the Laser Destroyer is best for smelting large single units. It can also charge up a gravitational anomaly that sucks in smaller enemy units. A large variety of weapons and enemies along with a dynamic, fully destructible environment provides a rich arcade shooter experience.

The game's environments are constructed with a lot of attention to detail and they are almost completely destructible. From small picket fences to huge skyscrapers. Any bridge or building in the game can be collapsed and it's destruction is dynamically simulated using realistic physics. The destruction is not only a visual effect as it can significantly influence the layout of the battlefield. The combination of dynamic environments, laser fences and real time calculated enemy paths creates unique gameplay scenarios.

Humans are desperate to defend their home world. They have created huge, building size, mechanical war machines to fight against each other, but now they will use them to destroy the X-Morph. Each boss fight is unique and heavily influences the gameplay environment. Entire cities will be destroyed.

X-Morph: Defence includes a split screen co-op mode. All missions have different gameplay scenarios designed specifically for co-op play. Enemies attack in larger numbers and from new directions making good cooperation essential to winning. In this mode the game can be played in many different ways, one player can focus on optimizing tower placement while the other shoots at enemies or they can both focus their firepower on the strongest attackers.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Processor: i3 2.6Ghz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Processor: i5 2.6Ghz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

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