~~~ Winner of Google Play Indie Games Festival 2016 ~~~
ORBIT is a gravity simulator at the heart of a puzzle game. Launch planets with a flick of your finger, and try to get them into stable orbits around black holes.
Can you make enough orbits to progress to the next level?
New: ORBIT now features a Sandbox (premium) where you can create your own levels! Control time, disable collisions, and paint with gravity. Publish your creations to the world for everyone to play.
• 45 free levels, with new mechanics are introduced over time — like repulsive black holes and planets with their own gravity that attract each other
• Play community-created levels — virtually limitless content made by other players, all completely free
• Launch as many planets as you like, and watch the mesmerizing orbital mechanics unfold
• Planets leave colored traces, so that at the end of a level you will have created a beautiful piece of art
• See the future trajectory of a planet before you launch it
• Play in an environment of smooth, minimalist graphics while listening to relaxing classical piano
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Note: Upon launch, the game requests permission to access files on the device. This is an optional permission to enable the feature of sharing videos of gameplay (via Everyplay).
This update squashes a couple of bugs that some of you may be seeing.
- Fixes an occasional app crash
- Fixes Everyplay so you can record and share videos of gameplay without issue
Ratings and Reviews
This is a really freaking great game. There are no words for how ingenious it is. It runs pretty smoothly for me. The simplistic design is very appealing, and I love making massive clusters of planets and have their trails just go crazy. The puzzles are challenging enough to not be unentertaining, not hard enough to be (very) frustrating, and creative enough to make you think.
The mechanics are pretty great, and my friends and I had a good time puzzling over the solutions. (*obligatory uncomfortable silence after pun*) One thing I must note, however, is that you can solve a bunch of the levels by just spamming planets. Maybe add a limit to the planets per level?
The user-created levels were a great idea, and I fully support the idea of having to pay for them- and I would buy them if I wasn't poor- but I mostly see the same or similar things in the user-made levels. You can only do so much with what's given, I guess. I don't know what there is, I'm still poor.
The only problem I can see is that there isn't very many levels, and after I got sick of the same user-made levels over and over again I didn't play as much. I don't think it's fair to ask for more levels, as I know how much effort can go into thinking of a good puzzle, but I did all the levels in around 2 weeks, playing during lunch breaks.
Great game... if you can get it to open
I downloaded the game and I played it. It was a good game, watching the planets orbit black holes is really satisfying, and getting to interact with it is even better! But, of course, not everything is perfect. So, I was playing the game and then 10 minutes into playing it the game just crashed. Why? Could be something on my end, but I doubt it, being that this has never happened to me before with other apps. So I tried to open the game again but it wouldn’t let me. Every time I tried I’d see a gray screen for about five seconds and then the game would automatically close. I deleted the game and reinstalled it and it worked for another 10 minutes and crashed again. As I said, could be something on my end, but I doubt it. Overall great game, but what’s the point of a game if you can’t play it?
This is super cool. Simple but packed deep and is very engaging while also somehow being incredibly relaxing at the same time.
Playground is definitely worth buying.
Only requests are for the game to be full screen on iPhone X, and for improvements to the playground editor.
Editor needs more intuitive way of interacting with existing objects on the screen. I’ve only occasionally been able to edit an object; not sure what conditions must exist to do that. I usually have to clear all on screen when I make any mistake. I’d like to be able to put an object on screen, interact with it and edit the parameters as needed.
The editor controls are very tiny on phone (maybe increase size, show all at same time to avoid all the sub menu clicking and searching for the control I want) and the overlay pop up text on the control just gets in the way (simple labels on controls would avoid need to describe what the icon does).
Accidentally adding objects under the control menu is frustrating. Selective edit and remove item may help with that, or allow edit/move item.
Thanks. It’s a great app with tons of potential!
- HIGHKEY Games LLC
- 124.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015-2016 Chetan Surpur
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Sandbox (and remove ads) $2.99
- Remove ads $0.99
- $1 contribution $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.