A planetary physics game that challenges you to master the powers of the universe. Use orbital mechanics to maneuver the trajectories of moons, with the powers of changing gravity, creating black holes, forming wormholes, and even shooting lasers!
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Positive (26 reviews) - 88% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2015

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“Serenity Forge was trying to create a game which is fun in and of itself, but which also includes tangential learning about Newtonian physics. I believe they've succeeded.”

“What is probably most enticing is the promise that each set of levels features a unique gameplay addition or tweak that makes it feel different from the other sets.”

“If you love space and want a better idea of how it works, or just like solid and pretty puzzle games, Luna’s Wandering Stars has a lot to offer.”
80/100 – Venturebeat

About This Game

Take control of the powers of the cosmos. Explore your curiosity of space. Luna's Wandering Stars is a planetary physics puzzler with a full Level Creator/Editor and online level sharing.

An action puzzle game that utilizes real physics to present interesting and challenging cosmic puzzles. Use a variety of powers to control planetary movements, such as changing gravity, designating velocity, applying force, and using mysterious wormholes to move masses around. The goal of every level is to collect enough asteroids using moons to move on to the next level. For a real challenge, collect the rare golden asteroids in every level!

Key Features:

  • Intuitively change physics properties of planets and moons on-the-fly
  • Nine Unique Planetary Powers: Velocity, rockets, gravity, lasers, redirect cosmic bodies, change density, form wormholes, create black holes, and reposition entire planets!
  • Nearly 200 total levels to play (including Free DLC challenge levels to be added)
  • Full Level Editor Coming Soon as a Free Update!
  • Online Custom Level Sharing Cpming Soon as a Free Update!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD P3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 480 MB available space
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    • Storage: 480 MB available space
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
This game has something in it for everyone.
I'm lucky to have been able to see this game at Colorado Comic Con 2014, then see the final product which has became so much more than a physics puzzle game; it has something for everyone when each planet introduces a new mechanic, then each level feels so well designed that the learning curve offers multiple ways of completion letting the player decide how they want to play, and the gold challenges push you to strategize or concentrate your twitch like reflexes to progress quicker. Even the little things from the conversational text barriers to the witty, hilarious, and sometimes insightful comments in the log drive you to want to play more without making you feel bad if you have to quit a play session since the game is very forgiving in terms of replayability. As a developer myself the main reason why I considered game development was because of how fun level editors were, so the included one is the icing on top of the cake. And at the end I learned a thing or two about physics.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Luna's Wandering Stars is a wonderful, wonderful puzzle game.

The basic game play is easily explained: You control one or more moons with gravity and rockets, all the while trying to collect enough materials to finish the level. If you manage to collect the three gold clumps while you're already at it you'll get a 'perfect' on the level.

The level design is really diverse and the challenges range from accidentally perfected on the first try to a dozen resets and still no luck. The only thing that never changes is the map border made up of text that you really shouldn't cross... I warned you!

The graphics are first class and the controls fluid and intuitive. Well, as fluid as trying to steer a moon using rockets can be anyway.

The written narration is quite witty and the comments when you crash may sometimes tickle a laugh out of you.

Bascically this is a really fun game that I can recommend to pretty much anyone who likes to crash celestial bodies into one another.

As my sound is busted I can currently not say anything about the music and sound effects.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Great puzzle game, and I only scratched the surface! Very pleased with this one, the sound is great, the humor hits the spot, and the physics puzzles are challenging.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
A super fun and beautifully designed game. Definitely very addicting, and for completion-ists who need to get all the gold it has some pretty great challenges. Every planet has a unique power so there is lots of variety. I was never bored and never felt like I was solving the same puzzle twice. The snarky in-game comments are pretty great too. I found myself messing up on purpose towards the beginning just see what it would say. Hehe.

Definitely can’t wait for the level editor. With the variety of powers in this game, I can see so many possibilities for some really cool levels.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2015
LOVE this game. It's seemingly simple but becomes amazingly more complex as you play more. I play a ton of puzzle games and have never played one like this. There's a lot of innovative and fun game mechanics here that fit really well with the space theme. Some of the levels are really challenging and fun to try and beat. The music and art is also really beautiful and relaxing. Actually makes me feel like I'm in space lol.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
I rather like this game.

The developers made a very clean game with lovely graphics and smooth gameplay. I haven't quite finished Mercury yet, but I've enjoyed the challenges put forth in this game. While not necessarily difficult, getting all three of the yellow asteroids/moons offers an extra bit of fun worth attempting.

Furthermore, they seemed willing to work late on a Friday evening to help with a setup-related problem. I find that quite commendable.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
Fun little puzzler with a lot of different mechanics.

More details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D6UvHrKhqg
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
First I must preface that I was a kickstarter backer, and I have just got the game for steam, so I haven't had a chance to play much.
Luna's wandering stars is a game that essentially takes the idea our space craft use of slinging around gravity fields to better reach other areas, but instead of tiny metal objects, it uses celestial bodies, and instead of 20 pages of chaos and apocalyptic destruction, you gain points and complete the level goals. Also it lies to you about moons, frequently. The humor adds to the experience though, in a Glados mockery sort of way.
Overall the game is simple to get the grasp of, hard to master, cleanly designed, and a lot of fun. Also it is a great value and developed by a great team. I highly recommend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
I marginally recommend this game. But with the qualifier that the 'commentary' from our host or whoever that is supposed to be is really annoying and frankly cruel at times. It's mean spirited far more than funny and just makes me stop playing the game when I get frustrated. So whoever thought the comments insulting our failures was a good move has poor taste.

I wish I could play many of these levels in slow(er) motion because I do not have time to figure out the right way to click the boosters because everything moves so fast. "But that's the challenge!" you might say. Well, the game is supposed to feature realistic physics and forces but if these heavenly bodies were moving at a 'realistic' speed it would take months or years to do a level. I like the early levels on Mercury because I had time to refine my technique. The planets I am on now do not challenge my brain as much as they wear out my mouse. And it's hard to appreciate the way a burst of thrust can affect a body in motion when you crash into a planet a hundred times in a row and have no sense of how to avoid that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
In the rugged, frontier days days of the Internet 1.0 waaaaaay back in the late 90s, one game was widely recognized in middle school computer labs across the country: Space Pengine. It was a quaint, plucky game with the simple goal of launching a penguin via slingshot into a black hole, assisted by planetary gravity along the way. My nostalgai had me thirst for a new Space Penguine for the modern age, and that's when I found Luna's Wandering Stars.

While the first world, Mercury, gave me the Space Penguin slingshotting I missed, I then learned with Venus that LWS is actually 9 games in one. Each planet (Yes, including Pluto) brings a new mechanic that manipulates you (the moon) in different ways. From Saturn's power to shrik and grow your mass at will, or Mars letting you shoot at obsticles, players are bound to find a favorite section of the game that will win them over. Come for the inadvertant planetary descrution, stay for the addicting quest to collect all the golden asteroids.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
Really quirky physics puzzle game. The developers' passion for physics shows.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 2
very god game looking foward to number 2
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11.7 hrs
Posted: September 2
This is an excellent physics/puzzle game based on gravity. Each of the 9 planets (Pluto is included...) has a different gameplay so you can't get bored and timing is also essential in most levels. If you are looking for a good challenge, try to 100% the game !
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0.9 hrs
Posted: August 19
Great game with interesting teasing facts and varying gameplay.

Gameplay is skill based, includes velocity and associated applied physics like mass influence. Depending on the planet you set a starting velocity, have a targetable speed boost, or shoot (further planets feature different skills still) each providing a very unique touch to gameplay in the same environment. You influence an asteroid to gain mass and dodge obstacles in space.

Each level starts with a narrator/moderator text box with interesting facts or hints to the level.

When playing we travel our solar system, visiting each planet with a unique ability and multiple (always 15?) levels. Progression is fair, you are unlikely getting stuck as next planets unlock after completing /some/ levels. Each level has 3 golden asteroids to pick up as an additional challenge.

Note that the Store page promises a full editor and online level sharing, which is unlikely to happen at this point. It’s been over a hear, and forum does not get a response.

Great game.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: March 8
Nice physics based game, though its easy to handle but hard to master.
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131.0 hrs
Posted: February 15
VERY BIG THANKS LUNA!! For me the game is perfect. VERY BIG THANKS!!

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0.2 hrs
Posted: January 8
I used my mac to play the game. At level 2 of the first planet it crashed! I can not do anything! It does not go to the next level when you pass the level. So, if you want to play just the first two level and get pis‌sedoff, go ahead and buy.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: December 27, 2015
Sort of like playing pool, only not!
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