Navigate the mysterious Quantum Nebula and dismantle it's gravity machine piece by piece before it destroys The Galaxy.
User reviews: Positive (16 reviews) - 93% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want people to be able to play ORBITOR now, and we want them to be able to play it within the Steam environment while using the features that Steam provides.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate ORBITOR will be in Early Access for approximately 6 months with a final release in Q1 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In Early Access our focus will be on content and polish.

The current build is playable and fun and has a few levels for players to mess around in and get a feel for the direction of the game. We're intending to add additional levels regularly which will introduce gameplay mechanics that we've been working on but haven't shown as yet. While we're doing that we'll try to address any technical issues players may have and act on feedback we receive.

But most of all we just want to work on ORBITOR until it transforms into an awesome game.

We have some plans. But it all comes down to the response from the community. So the plans could change a little ;)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We are still adding levels and features, tweaking settings, improving performance and squashing bugs.

ORBITOR is working and fully playable (hopefully fun), has a functioning level select menu and level progression with a few levels to play around in. Approximate game time is around 40 minutes for 1 play through.

It can be graphics intensive and may not perform well on older GPU's and CPU's. We're still optimising and working to make it run as best we can. It hasn't been tested on a wide range of systems but we're using Unity which scales well.

Controls: Keyboard and Xbox controllers are supported. Controller is recommended

We've done our best to minimise bugs and technical issues.

The tutorials are simple but seem effective. We would like to expand and improve them based on feedback and player experience.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price should stay the same when ORBITOR leaves Early Access, but it's possible we may have to re-assess the value of the game based on it's quality comparable to similar products at the time of full release. We may also bring the game to console which could see us setting a different price points.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We'll be keeping an eye on the forums and social media to see what you guys have to say about ORBITOR and collecting data from playthroughs, which will tell us how you’re playing the game.”
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September 2


The Evil Aliens crew had a great time at PAX Prime in Seattle showing off ORBITOR. Just before we left we were able to give you an update.

It included

  • Score effects
  • Improved performance
  • Settings menu - including quality settings
  • Many bug fixes and tweaks

We'll be adding new levels, gameplay and Steam features so keep an eye out updates coming soon.

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About This Game

ORBITOR is a fast paced sci-fi adventure wrapped up in beautiful visuals, addictive gameplay and an inspiring soundtrack.

Easy to learn, hard to master, the game is accessible to new players but deep enough to allow skill development and advanced gameplay tactics.The open levels allow players to tackle the game any way they like and the game’s fast pace and constantly moving and rearranging orbital systems give the level great replay ability.

The game takes place in space themed environments ranging from nebulas to complex orbital systems. Within the orbital systems (or levels) players must use the orbital controls to lock onto objects, orbit them to gather speed, destroy them and collect the energy life forms they release.

ORBITOR is fast, fun and unique.

Key Features

  • Unique momentum based orbiting controls and custom physics
  • Super fast level to level progression and menu to level transitions for uninterrupted gameplay
  • Open and freely explorable environments and level selection
  • Constantly moving level objects and elements

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX460/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512MB minimum)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 or AMD FX6120
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or Radeon HD 6970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Early Access Review
A top-down adventure/exploration space game and it's one of the best out there. The visuals beautiful and the soundtrack is fantastic to go along with it.

The gameplay is super smooth that's simple and easy to get grips with, and it's fun to play it. going from one solar system persay and orbiting machines at an extremely fast rate to destroy them. Jumping from on to another and controling your speed and momentum with boosts.

There's a handfull of systems at the moment, but I'm guessing there's a lot more to come with more stuff to play around with lookin at those screenshots, and they look really nice.

For the asking price it's a solid product with the word "gorgeous" ozzing out of it. It has great gameplay mechanics to satisfy your play and mesmerizing visuals and soundtracks to satisfying your eyes and ears.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Early Access Review
At first glance, it may not seem like much. A simple concept and not very many levels.

But I am here to assure you, ORBITOR is not at all weighed down by these factors. This review is my personal opinion, and I am aware not everyone is into this genre of game.

ORBITOR is a powerful arcade title where you play as a small robot called an orbitor, and the objective is to obtain the warp core located at the center of each level. The warp core is inside a shell in the middle, and it is opened when all of the surrounding objects are destroyed. There is no story to this game, but like that of the Bejeweled franchise, one is not required or even neccesary.

-Stunning visuals
-Exhilerating soundtrack that never gets old
-Awesome sound effects
-Tons of features and abilities
-Lots of replay value
-Unique atmosphere for each level
-Incredibly well optimized (you can run this game on integrated GPU's no problem)
-Very addictive

-Not very many levels (for now. As of right now there are 4, but it's been confirmed there will be more coming soon!)
-Lack of settings in the menu (no graphical or audio adjustment and very loud default sound)
-Some minor glitches
-No real goals or leaderboards (including achievements and trading cards) so points feel worthless

ORBITOR is an excellent game, truly worth $14.99. Any of the cons I have listed are easily fixable, and they probably will be fixed soon. I reccommend this if you like a small game to play in spare time. 9/10.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Early Access Review
In a single word (or TLDR): WOW!

Simply WOW! I've played games for over about 40 years and this is one of those rare gems that I've encountered in my life. I'm amazed by the quality of this game. Superb visually, excellent music, very relaxing. I was so relaxed that I didn't even try to make points. I was just flying and looking at the visuals and listening to the music. I especially like the third level with a music similar to the style of Tron 2 and the beautiful background. Congratulations to the developer(s)!

The only things that I would say are somewhat negative is the low quantity of levels, the price and lack of information on what I have to do in the game. It starts without any help on what to do. But this is understandable as it is early access and not too complicated to get going. But I still hope for some tutorial or some information. As for the price, as the game stands, I would have preferred something like CAD$10. I know that more levels and gameplay elements will be added but EA buyers also bear part of the risk of not being completed. And we also give some publicity to the game. But that's my opinion.

The game lasts about 40 minutes but I could play for hours just relaxing flying. I'm looking forward to the next levels while I enjoy the 3rd level in the mean time.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Early Access Review
I'm flying like a bird in space! :)
Beautiful stunning graphics & an amazing muscial score to accompany you while you play.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Early Access Review
Rating: 8/10

+Beautifuly crafted game.
+It's style is nice to look at and is very pleasing.
+Controls very well.
+Epic music.
+It's pleasing just to fly around and enjoy the environment.

-A little difficult to figure out the best strategy.
-Deaths can be frustrating.
-Not too many levels. (But it's Early Access so no complaints.)

Since the demo was released this game has been on the radar of those who found it interesting. Even Markiplier, a Youtuber, was very impressed by this game back when it was first shown. After a few years of development it comes out swinging. Beautiful 2D artstyles combine to give you a depth that can rival 3D CG. Not to mention the music fits the areas down to a T.

At first it may seem a little difficult to understand the controls or know when to press what. But after a few tries you'll learn when and how to press the right buttons to gain the most out of the speed. The game becomes even more amazing once you nail this down and gains an unbeatable rhythm to the overall feel. Not to mention it feels extremely satisfying when you see yourself weaving and swerving from orbit to orbit while creating explosions in your path.

The only thing that can become frustrating is learning the right strategy for each level. How? Each level adds in a different element to take into account. So you have to fix your playstyle if you want to beat it. And dying can be the must enraging thing since you have to start all over again. But once you unlock that warp ability and see yourself dissapear like a beam of light, it's all worth it.

Would I recommend this game? Yes! Absolutely. The levels already in the game may not be in the double digits, but they're super fun to play over and over again.
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