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App description: Float, jump and fly around a surreal, 3D planetary system as a comet.

"you're just hangin' out, chillin', relaxin' ... the solar system is yours in this video game" - Touch Arcade

"There is a certain exhilaration in swooping down from orbit, rebounding off a planet, and flying upward again, travelling off to the distant stars." - 148Apps

"All in all, if you enjoy motion based flying games, you wont want to miss Unknown Orbit, which has a gorgeous space theme, an entrancing soundtrack, and challenging but rewarding gameplay." - AppAdvice

Use the planets hills and valleys to launch yourself into deep space and hurtle through sparkling firefly clouds to reach the orbiting moons and beyond.

Space out and enter a state of flow with an entrancing vibe and soundtrack by Rhys Lindsay. Perfect the smoothest landings and highest jumps, and glide across a strange orbital landscape.

Two nearby stars are melting away your comet's icy core, so you must absorb snow balls that are scattered around the environment to prolong your life.

String together moves to gain an ever increasing and limitless point combo, then compete with your friends on the Game Center Leaderboard.

strivemind's comments:






Tiny Wings 3D?
12-04-2012, 08:55 AM
#2
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Tiny Wings 3D?
Hey StriveMind,
Thanks for posting this for me And yes, Unknown Orbit is indeed inspired by Tiny Wings (and WaveSpark before it).

Cheers,
Jay

12-04-2012, 08:56 AM
#3
Woa... Looks pretty cool!
12-04-2012, 08:57 AM
#4
Hey Jay, does this (or will it) support iCloud sync for those of us with more than one iThing?
12-04-2012, 09:01 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by sweetdiss View Post
Hey Jay, does this (or will it) support iCloud sync for those of us with more than one iThing?
Hi sweetdiss,
I'm afraid not, no. This was a mostly solo project by myself, and hence I stuck with the basics. I'll certainly look into it for future updates, though!
12-04-2012, 09:06 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,712
I like what im seeing and very intrigued by this.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
12-04-2012, 09:33 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
That trailer looks pretty sweet. Might pick this one up
12-04-2012, 10:32 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by JayExbleative View Post
Hey StriveMind,
Thanks for posting this for me And yes, Unknown Orbit is indeed inspired by Tiny Wings (and WaveSpark before it).

Cheers,
Jay
Holy crap! This looks (and SOUNDS) beautiful! Is the music in the trailer actually the BGM?

As for Tiny Wings, I think "inspired by" is about as far as anyone could go... this is about as far away from a clone as I think someone could get!

DBC

I give up.
12-04-2012, 11:02 AM
#9
Thanks for the kind words everyone.

The trailer music is pretty much the music that plays during the game, but shortened a little.

Glad you don't see my game as a clone Good to hear!
12-04-2012, 11:15 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
Unfortunately, while UO serves as an interesting tech demo and could be the basis for something good with additional development, it's just not very interesting or fun as a game at the moment. The play area is relatively tiny, and the gameplay is simplistic without possessing the elegance or charm of TW. In addition, I]UO[/I] is tilt-only, which wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that the controls are twitchy as hell and the game doesn't include any kind of calibration or sensitivity options, which is a pretty major issue.

The game falls foul of far too many of the cardinal sins of iOS game development at present; hopefully these issues can be addressed in the near future, as the game certainly does have potential.