Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peer Johannsen

Vectrex Academy 2019 Project

Game Title


Project Status

  • Release
  • Project completed


  • Galaga and Defender clone, defend your area against evil space enemies
  • Recreated Space-Shooter game designed for the Vectrex console
  • The game is tuned to the requirements of the console and its aim is to provide a great amount of fun.

How To Play

  • The player controls a space ship somewhere in the galaxy.
  • The ship can be moved to the left and right at the bottom of the screen.
  • After a while, enemy asteroids and enemy ships are approaching, threatening the player. The player can defend himself by shooting or moving away.
  • The player has three lives, and once hit by an enemy, a live is lost.
  • For shooting an enemy, points are awarded and added to the game score. Ships give twice as many points as asteroids.


  • The latest implementations were a fitting background music and a new effect, when a collision between an enemy and the player occurs.
  • Also the score is now updated, and different enemies yield a different amoint of points when shot.
  • From level 3 on, the enemies are starting to fire back.
  • Recent additions are a new overlay Design, a manual and a history, how it came to the space war, a short animation after a level is won, and an explosion sound.

Author and Rank

  • KusoTech
  • Principal Software-Engineer

Concept Art

Demo Video 1

Demo Video 2

Release Video 3



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Latest modification on 07/29/2019, 14:00

  • Project status updated
  • Release binary and third demo video uploaded
  • Project completed