A way to find your path in life? We found this game rather simple to play but a real challenge when trying to master it. The game is set against a rather dreamy, surreal and minimalistic interstellar universe. Then it produces some relaxing ambient lounge music to soothe your soul into a very calm and tranquil mood.
The concept of Orbit Path is easy to follow. We found that using just the one finger was enough to move your probe through planetary orbits and explore the outer limits of space. It does get exciting, especially when you start to encounter wormholes and gas giants – and that’s because you have to use all your skills and gravitational manoeuvres to avoid this stellar objects.
As you move from one world to the next you will have a lot of fascinating features at your fingertips. There are space and time moves to use as strategic attempts at getting from planet to planet. Developed by Blue Label Labs Orbit Path has 30 levels and each one can be replayed over and over again.
We liked the special effects in Orbit Path as it featured real gravity and physical moves. The design and lighting effect are quite immersive and you’ll be mesmerised by it for sure. The music – which we can only describe as a kind of ambient lounge – is all original and you might be tempted to wear a pair of headphones (as we did) to allow yourself to be totally into the game and feel part of a travelling space wanderer with your probe.
There is a prize for achieving certain levels and a leader board so you can compare your scores against other players. If you need a hint or a clue on what to do next, Orbit Path will give you one. If you need to skip a challenging level or two, Orbit Path will let you do that too. But like many of the games you play, this one comes free unless you want to progress and accelerate your path through space, then you’ll need to pay.
The graphics are quite cool, particularly when you get near to a star which then sees the background fill out with a haunting orange or fiery red glow. And when immerse in deep space, the game offers a cold black background. You might find the game itself is a little on the challenging side, as once you perfect your trajectory, you then have to make sure the timing of your manoeuvre is spot on too.