Total Pageviews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Orbit - Playing with Gravity

iPhone Screenshot 1
Chetan Surpur's game Orbit - Playing with Gravity is simply delightful.
iPhone Screenshot 2
The object is to launch multiple planets around the black holes.
Level 1 is fairly simple: just get 3 planets to orbit - very elliptically - around the black hole. Cool: they can go in different directions.
Level 2 Get 5 planets around a black hole with greater mass.
Level 3 Get 3 planets to 'infinity orbit' (my term) around 2 black holes.
Level 4 Get 3 planets to orbit (somehow!) between 3 black holes. That's where I got stuck.
iPhone Screenshot 3
There are 18 levels and the images are simply wondrous. Kind of like the old Spirograph game.
Orbit - Playing with Gravity is FREE.
If you solve level 4 and other levels, please take a screen shot and send them to me.


By the way, according to Stephen Hawking's book A Brief History of Time, time slows down for anybody riding a on a planet into a black hole.
http://chetansurpur.itch.io/orbit
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orbit-playing-with-gravity/id991457817?ign-mpt=uo%3D8


Update 10/14/15
Go to JE's site: http://genuss-gedaddel.tumblr.com/post/131157300406/orbit-ein-wenig-physik-f%C3%BCr-zwischendurch-gerne
He completed all of the puzzles and posted wonderful photos.

2 comments:

Robert Dancer said...

This really is quite charming and relaxing, and not without a quiet sense of humour... One of the very few games which I choose to play with the sound on!!!

I am up to around 12 or 13, I think... After about level 6 they include repulsive elements as well... Fun!!! I have taken a few screen shots, but I lost your email address...

Incidentally, on level 4, I guess I sort of cheated a bit... After trying and trying to get a "knot" going on around the holes, I settled for treating them as one mass and simply orbiting from a distance!!!

Quite delightful....! :-)

Tom Cutrofello said...

Thanks for commenting!

Post a Comment