Gameplay Tips

WXP games is a small shop (just 3 core developers and a few friends) located in Seattle, Washington. Xotic is our first PC game, and our first indie release.

Xotic is an arcade-style shooter where you rack up high scores by maintaining a chain reaction of points and powerups. Our goal with Xotic is to evoke the glory days of addictive coin-op arcade action by offering high-speed gameplay that demands accuracy, coordination and practice. Improve your reflexes, refine your route, and master each level as you climb the ranks on 23 high-score leaderboards.

A few pro-tips:

1. Learn how to ride holograms. Deploy a hard hologram (XBOX: Click Right Stick / PC : Tab key) while in mid-air to land on it – then immediately jump again. This gives you incredible freedom to move around the level at will. Try combining this with the FLIGHT powerup for maximum freedom of movement!

2. Learn to keep your terraform chain alive. That’s the meter in the upper-left corner of the screen. Keep shooting scab plants to keep the meter full and maintain your point multiplier. Complete a level in a single chain for the PERFECT CHAIN bonus!

3. Complete the level goals with an active point multiplier powerup (x2 or x3) to maximize their point potential. There are three primary goals in each level:

a. Terraform Complete (25,000 points: shoot all the red scab plants)

b. Orb Essence Eliminated (25,000 points: pick up all orange, yellow and purple Orb Essence)

c. All Orb Brains Discovered (25,000 points: shoot all the glowing Orb Brains)

4. Play in Hard mode. All points are multiplied by x3 during the tally phase in the hardest difficulty mode.

5. Watch your crosshair. The red arrow points to the closest enemy. Defeat all the enemies in each level to open the exit portal.

6. Bonus Levels: In the bonus levels, there are no enemies. To open the exit portal, complete the three level goals.

7. Practice, practice, practice. The first few times through a level you’ll just need to learn where things are. Start formulating a route that builds your chains and maximizes your point bonuses. Now perfect it and make it faster. Every point counts!

8. Learn to Fly. Picking up flight powerups allows you to perform quadruple jumps .