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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

LUTZ, FLORIDA – Artix Entertainment, the indie studio that develops web and mobile games like AdventureQuest Worlds and Battle Gems, is excited to announce there’s a new mobile game on the app store shelves: VelocityAE.

And it’s super hard, too. If you manage to get 500 points, you must be a wizard. And if you score 1000+, well, then, you’re some kind of god.

Hurl down a wormhole in an 8-bit spaceship—which has a proven track record of exploding—in this retro arcade runner. Your only goal is to survive as long as possible. The longer you last, the faster you go, and the higher your score climbs.

But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Your path through the prismatic wormhole is comprised of breakneck turns that will shatter your spaceship—and hopes of a high score—when crashed into. Luckily for you, you have infinite lives (and an amazing mechanic), so you can replay the game without hesitation or remorse for the spacecraft you destroyed seven seconds earlier.

Developed as an overnight project by the Crit Team at Artix Entertainment, VelocityAE was created with only four members: one to code, one for art, one to rig the particles, and another for the trippy 3D wormhole mesh. 

“We wanted to create and deliver a skill-based twitch game in as pure a form as possible,” says Spencer “Rolith” Renehan, lead Code Monkey on the Crit Team. “We would like to think we did just that.”

VelocityAE is Artix’s fourth free game to hit the mobile market since 2014, when the puzzle RPG Battle Gems secured the 12th position in the App Store’s Featured Best New Games list. Will VelocityAE race to the top of the App Store like Battle Gems? Get the game for your iOS or Android device and let’s find out!

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About Artix Entertainment

Artix & his team of 47 developers create continuously updated tongue-in-cheek RPG & MMO titles including AdventureQuest Worlds, OverSoul, DragonFable, MechQuest, and EpicDuel, the puzzle-based mobile game Battle Gems, the clicker game AdventureQuest DRAGONS, and the satirical AdWatch: Tournament Edition app. Their first game, AdventureQuest, has been updated every week with new content for the past 12 years, with over 220 million characters created for their combined games.

AdWatch: Tournament Edition at AdventureQuest DRAGONS at AdventureQuest Worlds at Battle Gems at OverSoul at EpicDuel at DragonFable at MechQuest at AdventureQuest at HeroMart (Artix’s online merch shop) Artix Entertainment games at

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Media Contacts

Daniel Vasile, Artix Entertainment, at Lauren Blanset, Artix Entertainment, at