has announced the release of Vortex Next Generation. The game combines old-school arcade entertainment with modern amenities; it recently won the 2001 Independent Games Festival’s Student Showcase, as well.
The developer describes the game as “a cross between Arkanoid and Tempest.” At its core, Vortex Next Generation is inspired by the old arcade classic Breakout, but it incorporates a 360-degree range of motion around the bricks themselves.
The game incorporates multiplayer features as well, capable of supporting both local and networked cooperative multiplay.
Users can purchase the software either by paying a US$20 registration fee or by buying a CD-ROM for $30. Feline Entertainment indicates that the CD-ROM includes two other registered games as a bonus.