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A platformer/shooter with emphasis on exploration, ala the Metroid series. Development began as a test to see what I could do with Game Maker, and expanded from there.

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Here is yet ANOTHER long-overdue version of Ex Vitro!

While I wasn't able to completely finish everything in this version, I'm determined to power through the rest of the year and get as much of it done while I still have my health. I expect that there will be one more major update after this, including the final phase of the last boss and a few endings.

It's hard to believe that when I started making it, Metroidvanias seemed like a bit of a niche genre, and now the internet is saturated with all sorts of variations on the formula. So, I figured I might as well get this monkey off my back and inject one more Metroid knock-off into the internet's well-stuffed gaming community!

Updates in 0.90

  • New main character graphics and animations.

  • New charging effects for all beams.

  • Screen scaling enabled.

  • Optional tutorial messages added.

  • Post-final boss rooms added.

  • Final game stats screens added.

  • Simplified or removed many 'crawling puzzles'.

  • Minimap has a glowing effect when the current room has a hidden EMP item in the walls.

  • A small animation has been added to the character when the EMP is ready to fire.

  • Some enemies have new charging effects before they shoot.

  • Some bosses have had their health reduced.

  • Credits screen added.
Ex Vitro Returns Again

Ex Vitro Returns Again

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Information about the latest update, including the final zone and first phase of the final boss.

Ex Vitro Returns

Ex Vitro Returns

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New version of Ex Vitro available for download. Main features include gamepad support, datalog archive, 35 new rooms, 2 new weapons, part of a new zone...

Ex Vitro Update

Ex Vitro Update

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Information about the upcoming update, which will mostly contain quality of life improvements to the existing game.

Ex Vitro New Character Concept

Ex Vitro New Character Concept

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Brand new concept to replace the existing character design. No more generic space soldier!

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Ex Vitro 0.90

Ex Vitro 0.90

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Development began as a passion project to experiment with what I could do with Game Maker, and expanded from there.

Ex Vitro 0.70

Ex Vitro 0.70

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A platform shooter with an emphasis on exploration. Battle corrupted robots and mutated creatures while collecting powerful items and weapons. This is...

Ex Vitro 0.52

Ex Vitro 0.52

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A platform shooter with an emphasis on exploration. Battle corrupted robots and mutated creatures while collecting powerful items and weapons. This is...

Ex Vitro 0.35 Beta

Ex Vitro 0.35 Beta

Demo 1 comment

A platform shooter with an emphasis on exploration. Battle corrupted robots and mutated creatures while collecting powerful items and weapons. This is...

Ex Vitro Demo

Ex Vitro Demo

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This program was created over the past 8 months by me, a hobbyist developer and game enthusiast. I hope that you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed...

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raxor666
raxor666

there will be one more update to the game, but when you release it, unless you make it by December

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Adjuvant Creator
Adjuvant

I probably won't have it done by the end of this year, but hopefully early in the new year!

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raxor666
raxor666

when there is a new version of the game and you have not updated it for a long time.

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Adjuvant Creator
Adjuvant

Coming soon!

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raxor666
raxor666

when there is a new version of the game and you have not updated it for a long time.

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negoay
negoay

Just finished playing the demo. I friggin' love metroid-vanias and Ex Vitro is just what I wanted. Nice music, great graphics and very fluent gameplay.

I entered every room thinking "I hope it won't end here since this is a demo...", but you've really made a large and fun demo. The only thing that made me upset is the first weapon we had; after getting the blue one I've never again used the first despite upgrading it. All others are awesome though.

Oh and just a little thing I've noticed; the "pipe-ways" we are passing through, at some of them there's a layering problem with pipes and particles. At some parts the bullets travel "above" the pipe layer where it should travel "below" of it. I believe it happened at that yellow area with lively yellow slimeys.

Great game Adjuvent, well done. Even the demo takes your time but it worth every second.

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Free...ze
Free...ze

After playing the demo, great game! Good atmosphere, good graphics and music, especially like music to praise)))
Thanks for the demo!

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Wonderland12
Wonderland12

I hope this gets finished.

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OMGbleech
OMGbleech

Solid start so far! I have started a similar project in C# and wish I was a decent artist like you! You need game pad support! Not only is your foreground nice but the backgrounds you have created are simple but work well. Great start I hope to see you continue this.

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