Bullet-dodging game Void-X is a total blast on Vision Pro [Awesome Apps]


Playing Void-X on an iPhone
Void-X plays like a classic from the ’80s. It's great on iPhone, but even better on Vision Pro.
Image: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac
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I’ve had a lot of fun playing Void-X, a modern arcade shooter game. If you’ve ever emptied a whole pocketful of quarters into Galaga or Zaxxon, then you’ll love playing it, too. And you’ll like it even more if you play Void-X on Vision Pro. (You can play the tame on iPhone and iPad, too.)

Void-X, an arcade-style, bullet-dodging game

In Void-X, whether playing on Vision Pro or another platform, you control a small spaceship perpetually flying forward and firing bullets. Enemy ships of varying sizes inexplicably fire back at you. The gameplay alternates between shooting down squads of ships and dodging through bullet hell — carefully navigating narrow fields of mines.

There’s no backstory, no dialogue, no cutscenes — just classic arcade fun. You play until you lose and try to rack up the highest score. The game is pretty generous about giving back lives and handing out power-ups. (That’s a necessity for lifelong gamers who are still terrible, like me.)

Most of the on-screen graphics are a delightful one-bit black and white, which evokes early Macintosh games. Accents of red and green differentiate your helpful power-ups from enemy objects. And things get even wilder when you play Void-X on Vision Pro.

You’ll love playing Void-X on Vision Pro even more

Playing Void-X on Vision Pro in a living room with graphics showing up around the room
The real-world graphics extend the experience of the gameplay.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

The game is the latest from James Swiney, an independent developer from Brisbane, Australia. Void-X is available for iPhone, iPad and even Apple Watch — but it really sings on Vision Pro. It plays well in AR, just like Apple’s own offerings.

When playing Void-X on Vision Pro, the game window appears floating in your room, but the graphics extend into your environment. You see white pixels raining down around your room, with occasional flashes of lightning. Big shots from enemy ships explode out like fireworks in your personal space.

You also can enter an immersive space, which blackens the entire area around you. (All your other apps disappear, but don’t worry — click the Digital Crown and they’ll all come back as they were.)

Price: $3.99
Download from: App Store


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