fortix 2

Submitted By:
Nemesys Games

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Game Type:
Casual
Game Platform:
Windows
Class:
Professional
Credits:
Szabolcs Jozsa

team leader

David Kozma

graphic art

Ildiko Antal

graphic art

Zoltan Nyakacska

programming

Peter Minarik

programming

Peter Balogh

producer

Game Title:
Fortix 2
Game Description:

Fortix is a reversed turret defense game. Dodge bullets of the turrets protecting the forts! Grab the catapults to shoot out towers! Run from the dragons and other evil monsters! In this “funtasy” game your aim is to recapture your ancestors land from the army of evil wizard Xitrof.



Can you defeat the evil mage and his dragon army? And how about the score of other players?



What was your inspiration for making the game?

We loved playing the old Qix back then when we were 5 years old or so. We always wanted to do something with a classic game. So we started experimenting with the gameplay and it evolved into Fortix.



How is your game unique from others out there?

It is a kind of reversed turret defense. Need to say more? It does the whole genre backwards. Towers shoot at you and you run.



How long did it take you to make your game?

It all started as a little “R&R”. We were all overworked at that time and needed some time off from a much larger scale project. We decided to do fun prototype for a week. We thought we were just going to relax a little bit and do something fun in the meantime. But at the end of the week we all wanted to finish it, so we worked one more week. And then about 10 more and still that was not the end. We are still changing stuff around (after six months) but soon it will be done.



What was the hardest part about making it?

Leaving out so many good ideas. We did not want to overcomplicate the game, so we had to leave out a whole bunch of good stuff. We have ideas probably at least for 3 sequels.



Any other unique or interesting facts about your game we should know about?

We could not come up with a name for the evil mage. We gave a number of sessions to this problem but could not come up with anything that would fit the game. Until one day our designer just said why don’t we call him Xitrof? We liked the name. It sounded a bit familiar from the first moment though. We asked where it came from and he said: It is Fortix spelled backwards.



How did you pick the name of your game?  Did you have any others in mind?

We went through a whole bunch. We wanted to refer to the classic Qix and the castles on each playfield so the project name was Castlestyx. But a friend of ours who came over one day and were kind of mocking us that the castles don’t really look castles they are more like forts. And there it was the final name Fortix.



Questions for the Team Leader
Hometown?

Budapest, Hungary



College?

Kodolanyi Janos College – Communications



What is your gaming background?

I played games since I was 6. I once made it to the top 16 in Quake in Hungary.



How long have you and your teammates known each other?  What’s the story behind how your team got together?

I met Peter 5 years ago. A mutual friend introduced us to each other. He always wanted to make games and I caught the virus as well quite soon. The others came later as we worked at a standard IT company.



What game or games are you playing right now?

I’m a big fan of rts-es. I play Starcraft 2 and because I travel a lot I play a lot of iPad games.



What is your favorite all-time game?

Hard to pick one but if I really have to name one it would be Starcraft: Brood War and Quake. (I know it is 2)



What is your least favorite all-time game?

Mirror’s Edge! I absolutely fell in love with the design, the story and everything. I waited for that game more than any other game before just to find out that is so hard and needs impeccable tenth of a second timing that I was just unable to play it. I think it was such a waste of a great idea.



What is your best game-related story?

I met the Rovio guys at a conference in early 2010. They told me about their game and that it performs quite well on iPhone. They told me about their plans to turn this bird game into a global scale thing with stuffed animal toys and millions of fans. I thought they were completely nuts and told them that they should not have that high expectation with a game that is only a new skin on one of a dozen flash games. It turns out that I was completely nuts…



First video game system you owned?

Does the Commodore 64 qualify as a video game system? That is what I only used it for…



Current system you spend the most time playing?

PC – shooters and strategies are best played on pc. I’m sorry.



When you and your team aren’t making awesome games, what other hobbies are you involved in?

We have an in team Starcraft league and we also like to do random stuff together: barbecuing, waterskiing, going to a shooting range, etc…


Szabolcs Jozsa

David Kozma

Ildiko Antal

Zoltan Nyakacska

Peter Minarik