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Trace Vector is a high speed action arcade game with puzzle elements. Featuring a modern take on vector style graphics, Trace Vector plays like an easy to learn, hard to master, game of the golden age of the 80′s video arcades. Race your space ship through each geometric level, grabbing extra fuel cells along the way. Reach a viable goal to shatter the networks' hold on your ship and increase your speed. Simple controls keep you focused on navigating the increasingly complex webs at ever increasing speeds. Collect fuel cells and warp time to assist in the precision maneuvering needed to ace a level! Warping time quickly exhausts precious fuel. If you deplete your fuel and crash, it's game over.

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Indie Games Searchlight reveals our secrets! – Trace Vector Review and Interview

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Indie Games Searchlight reveals our secrets! – Trace Vector Review and Interview

We did an interview with Mark Carr from Indie Games Searchlight at Retroware. Since then Mark has played through Trace Vector and has compiled information from the interview into his new video review!

Apr 8, 2014 News
Desura Weekly Release Highlights - Episode 11

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Desura Weekly Release Highlights - Episode 11

It's that time and whadda you know, we've got another gaggle of good games hot and ready to go so jump on in and join us for another hearty helping for Desura's weekly release highlights. In this weeks...

Feb 13, 2014 Article
Trace Vector Soundtrack now available!

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Trace Vector Soundtrack now available!

You asked for it and here it is! A specially arranged version of all the rocking music from Trace Vector!

Jan 24, 2014 News
Comments  (0 - 10 of 19)
Drake1009
Drake1009 Mar 25 2014, 3:49pm said:

Indie Games Searchlight made me aware of this game, and I'm not sure if I should praise or curse them for it. Such a simple concept, basic graphics, and yet so pretty and compelling to play. Not to mention frustratingly hard for an ageing person like me who lost most of my twitch reflexes long ago.
Could be nice with a level editor to see just how evil people could be with challenges.
And perhaps a grandpa needs practice mode with slowed down gameplay but inability to score or progress.

And as shadow1w2 noted isometric or 3D look. Don't know how it's rendered as is, but if it's 3D accelerated on a surface, tilting the view angle, maybe making the camera rotate slowly during play could be a challenge for those masochists out there who aren't content with the twitch reflexes required already. Or a "Follow" cam which will rotate way too quickly for anyone to not get sick.

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shadow1w2
shadow1w2 Feb 22 2014, 7:31am said:

I sure wish this had an isometric or 3D sorta look but overall its a rather nice litlte game.
Got my copy from the groupees bundle, had not to pass it up.

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VexelGames
VexelGames Feb 27 2014, 11:55pm replied:

It might make the game hard to play, but it could be interesting. I may take a look at implementing that in the future after all the releases are out. Could see it being nice for Endless mode in particular since that's quite a bit simpler to read visually.

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VexelGames
VexelGames Feb 21 2014, 7:54pm said:

Hey everyone. Sorry about the download 404 problems. I've sent a email off to Desura to see what's up. I would try again in a couple hours while I wait for a reply. I believe Groupees can set you up with an installer. Otherwise contact me and I'll get you a copy myself.

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ThreeSon
ThreeSon Feb 21 2014, 9:27pm replied:

For some reason Groupees doesn't have the installer on our profiles, just the Desura key. Maybe they're having the same problem?

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Caine123
Caine123 Feb 22 2014, 4:36am replied:

yes i used the desura key and if you use the desura key the Installer gets opened under downloads of the game profile too! but this doesnt work here?

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VexelGames
VexelGames Feb 23 2014, 3:07am replied:

I've sent off a notice to Desura. The problems seem to be very inconsistent. If needed, private message me and I'll get you a copy of the installer myself.

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ThreeSon
ThreeSon Feb 24 2014, 5:49pm replied:

Download is now working for me.

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Caine123
Caine123 Feb 23 2014, 4:46pm replied:

thx a lot :)

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Caine123
Caine123 Feb 21 2014, 5:57pm said:

i cannot download the EXE file not found!

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We just started our final round of testing before we release Trace Vector on Steam! So far so good! Jul 23 2014, 10:34pm
Our friends at Skymap Games have launched the Kickstarter for their new platformer game Bacon Man! Check it out! T.co Jul 16 2014, 1:45am
Achievements for Trace Vector are all set. We've added over 35 of them so far from the obligatory completionist... T.co Jun 28 2014, 5:18am
We used Code Spaces, which is now destroyed. No progress lost here as we kept our own backups as well. Hopefully no devs have lost anything. Jun 19 2014, 5:12am
Current Mission: Adding achievements into Trace Vector! Bonus: For a couple days you can pick up a copy of Trace... T.co Jun 8 2014, 7:28pm
Check it out, we did a really in-depth interview with TruePCGaming about making Trace Vector. T.co May 28 2014, 10:06am
Small update here. We've been digging into the Steam SDK and figuring out what features we can support. It's... T.co May 13 2014, 7:19pm
Trace Vector just got Greenlit on Steam thanks to over 7,000 of you who supported us with your votes! We're... T.co Apr 29 2014, 2:49pm
Chippin' away at a free demo build of Trace Vector : D Apr 23 2014, 5:55am
Guess what? Trace Vector is now available on a new store; Indie Game Stand! If you purchase a copy here you will... T.co Apr 17 2014, 8:30pm
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