A downloadable game for Windows

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Play single-player or local multi-player with a friend and two controllers!




The central superintelligence, aboard the isolated deep space research station ████████, has gone rogue and poses a threat to not just the galaxy and humanity itself, but the company's profits and reputation, as well.

As long as the superintelligence is active, it is likely to shoot down incoming strikes before they have a chance to reach their target. One to two operatives are to be dispatched to the station once a tele-link can be established with one of the docking bay doors. 

The superintelligence must be deactivated from inside.

The operative(s) will be aided by support items beamed into the station, including weaponry upgrades and combat suit modules enhancing mobility and defense. Once the superintelligence has been deactivated, the station will be clear to receive an anti-matter strike. The operative(s) are to immediately evacuate the station to return their highly valuable equipment.

  • Play single-player or local multi-player co-op in this action-adventure-bullet-hell-shooter hybrid!
  • 16-bit inspired graphics with tough-as-nails gameplay and a unique soundtrack.
  • Upgrade your weaponry and combat suit. Will you share the upgrades or fight over them with Player 2?
  • Explore a sprawling map packed with action! Eight distinct sectors span the station with unique enemy types and environmental hazards.
  • Multiple endings in the multiplayer mode.
  • Get a detailed performance ranking at the end of your mission, with mission time, items collected, weapon accuracy and damage taken all accounted for.


This game is best played with two Xbox 360 or Xbox One controllers and a friend.
D-pad/Left stick: Move (Analog supported!)
X: Fire
A: Interact
B: Module
Right trigger: Strafe
Start: Map screen

Keyboard controls:
Arrow keys: Move
X: Fire
Z: Module
C: Interact
Shift: Strafe
Q: Map screen, ''Select''

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Tags2D, Difficult, hard, Local Co-Op, Metroidvania, Multiplayer, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few seconds
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SPACE CORTEX 20201104.exe 179 MB
SPACE CORTEX 20200313.exe 25 MB

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I know that I'm really late but. Android port, pls

Really loved this, perfect short metroidvania-ish game (here's a longer review)

omg!! i love the entropy pump; i saw Saving Princess made it on there, too. this is so exciting, thank you for the coverage!

i don't think i'll ever be able to implement online multiplayer sadly; and two player only works with a second, xinput controller! that means that only xbone, x360 or windows controllers will guaranteeably work.

i've been meaning to experiment with remote viewing and stuff like over-the-internet-controller support, but noooo idea when i'll actually be sure if that can work!

thanks for the comments!

Bro I have the same problem. But I use Gdevelop 5 engine and I'm studying about Multiplayer Online using P2P or THMK extension. If you use GDevelop5, I recommend you to see TheGemDev Multiplayer Online tutorial. If you use other engine, just don't give up!


help two player doesnt work

please fix


is there a way i can remote view or play with an ps3 controllers?


when online multiplayer?