Firstly an apology we hoped to have an early review of Orbitalis up by now, unfortunately it's not quite ready but will be soon.
The game itself may not have the big production values of a AAA title but it does have a hugely addictive game mechanic that will easily draw players in. You control a satellite and try to create paths that are always under pressure from gravity. More details in the trailer and press release below.
Out now on Steam access (PC only).
Acclaimed indie developer Alan Zucconi and UK independent publisher Mastertronic are delighted to announce the launch of 0RBITALIS on Steam Early Access.
0RBITALIS is a simulation game born out of the Ludum Dare 28 gamejam. The theme ‘You Only Get One’ inspired Alan to blend his passion for physics with gaming, accentuated by his trademark aesthetic.
The mission: control the trajectory of a satellite in different celestial situations to have it successfully orbit the various objects in the given time limit. The objective: figure out which direction to push the satellite so that it won't collide into any other objects while staying in orbit. Stay alert - you only get one chance to launch the satellite before you are left to the mercy of the gravitational pulls from other planets.
Test your staying power with probing missions and scan celestial bodies for the perfect launch time. Success is not just determined by how long you last in orbit - points are awarded by more complex orbits. With over 50 missions to explore and innovative in-game interaction, 0RBITALIS offers a unique experience blending simple but effective visual artistry with physics perfection. The music and audio by composer Doseone, known for the soundtrack of "Samurai Gunn", adds a unique atmosphere to the game. Ambient music and static noise are fused at runtime to enhance the player's perception of being in space.
Alan Zucconi said “When I developed 0RBITALIS, I didn't expect it to get so much attention and interest from players. Finally being able to see it on Steam is a moment I don't think I'll forget.”
Andy Payne, CEO of Mastertronic, added “As soon as I met Alan I loved him and as soon as our team saw 0rbitalis they wanted to work on it. Over a cup of tea, with biscuits, we agreed to work together. I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful partnership.”