A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Defend The Galaxy

Fly your spaceship in first-person, third-person, or VR in this fast-paced, classic arcade style shooter with a geometric twist!

An Uphill Battle

Your enemies approach along a curved path, allowing you to see incoming dangers even from the pilot's seat. Dodge asteroids, lasers, missiles, and other hazards as you blast your way through wave after wave of invading spacecraft, all culminating in an intense boss battle. Then, warp to the next sector to discover what new perils await!

Three Ways To Play

At any time during gameplay on a monitor, you can swap between first and third person. Enjoy the classic arcade vibe with an orthographic, top-down view of combat, or jump into the cockpit with a first-person perspective!

For even more immersion, strap on a virtual reality headset and BECOME the pilot of your starfighter! Enjoy the full 360° view offered by your cockpit on any VR headset*, thanks to the power of OpenVR!

Fight With A Friend

Play alongside a friend in local co-op on a single monitor.** The sum of your scores is posted to the global leaderboards, but the enemies will be tougher!

Click here to view all high scores!

*OSVR support has been replaced with OpenVR support as of version 0.3.1 to better facilitate compatibility with the widest range of headsets.

**Multiplayer not available in VR mode.

Recommended Specs for VR:

  • Intel i5-4690 or better
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  • 8 GB RAM
  • About 130 MB free disk space

Recommend Specs for non-VR:

  • The Quality setting under Settings -> Graphics should allow the game to run on most systems even several years old. 

This software is provided as-is, with no warranty express or implied. 


parabolic-win-demo-openvr.zip 52 MB
Version 0.4.0 Mar 25, 2018
parabolic-win-demo.zip 52 MB
Version 0.4.0 Mar 25, 2018
parabolic-mac-demo.zip 55 MB
Version 0.4.0 Mar 25, 2018
parabolic-linux-demo.zip 56 MB
Version 0.4.0 Mar 25, 2018

Install instructions

Download the executable appropriate for your OS. If you intend to play in VR, download one of the options ending in -openvr.

To install, unzip the contents of the download file to a convenient location, then double-click on the game executable to run it.

Remember, use the left controller's "menu" button to recenter yourself while in VR!

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