Orbit - Playing with Gravity
By Chetan Surpur
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
~~~ 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).
What's New in Version 2.1.4
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
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.
This is really a perfect game for a phone or tablet. I enjoy the simplicity yet beauty of the gameplay. Putting the planets in orbit and solving the puzzles is ingenious and rewarding. Well worth the bit extra of money to remove adds and have access to the sandbox. The developer certainly thought this game out and it shows; one of my favorite games when I have some free time. I find it to be relaxing and calming yet has enough challenge to keep you playing and desiring to get to the next level. Very impressive and well done!
Great game, but something really needs to be fixed
I love this game. Throwing a bunch of spheres together and watching it get ripped to shreds by a black hole is surprisingly entertaining. HOWEVER, I donated to/supported the developer a while back, and I can't restore my purchase! I tap the restore purchase button, and... nothing happens. It just says "restoring purchases" and goes away. Other than that, it is a really fun game and I'd recommend it to anyone!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 16, 2016
- Version: 2.1.4
- Size: 125 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chetan Surpur
- © 2015-2016 Chetan Surpur
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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