Relativity Wars is a god-type strategy/action game, set in a universe which obeys Einstein’s theories of relativity!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (16 reviews) - 50% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 10, 2015

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Reviews

“Relativity for Xbox 360 has more depth to it than one would typically expect out of an Xbox 360 indie title”
10/10 – Super Itchy

“Relativity is a pretty fun game, although its fairly simple in its gameplay concepts. What helps it to distinguish itself though is its use of physics, and its interesting take on space warfare”
Gaming Union

“...there were actually a few stand-out titles that were surprisingly excellent despite their marketplace being full of shovelware. One such title that I’ve always fondly remembered is Relativity.”
148 Apps

About This Game

Relativity Wars is a god-type strategy/action game, set in a universe which obeys Einstein’s theories of relativity!

DON'T PANIC

While Relativity Wars uses some pretty crazy physics concepts you really don't need to understand them to play this game. Hopefully some physics will rub off as you are playing the game and you will suddenly start impressing* your friends in the pub** with phrases like "space/time continuum" and "time dilation".

* Please Note: Actual level of impressed may vary. Relativity Wars is not responsible for any lack of impression that may occur.

** bar, coffee shop, watering hole, street corner, etc, etc.

Start your campaign today, you'll be conquering the universe before you know it, and you might even learn a bit of science!

Note: Internet required to start only the first ever game session, after this the game can be played offline.

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Praise for Relativity Wars

"a very enjoyable RTS for the armchair general who wants a fresh new alternative. The gameplay is balanced and thorough, trust that physics is the deadliest tool in space." - xboxhornet.com

“It’s surprisingly clever despite looking rather simple. And it can also be funny when it wants to be.” - 4/5 - 148 apps

“Game of the month” - 9.5/10 - AppStoreArcade.com

“Relativity Wars is a unique take on real-time strategy games with a humorous personality as it incorporates several different scientific principles. This makes it an educational yet fun experience, something which I always welcome. “ - 4/5 - iFanzine

“Strategy Meets Science... Relativity Wars is worth your hard-earned cash!” - Tapscape

Thanks for playing!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel chipset
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Generally everything made since 2004 should work
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (16 reviews)
Recently Posted
gerdes
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2015
Ehh. Nothing really interesting. A game from the 80s with some graphics updates. Sure, I guess it uses some basic relativistic equations (Lorentz transform seems to be used) but the game mechanic doesn't really have much to do with relativity at all. It's just shooting ♥♥♥♥ in space and building things.
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cg_destro
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 3, 2015
Realy noithing special here, I didn't even finish first mision, it isn't hard it is just little to long and there is nothing there to atract me to keep going. After tutorial and almost one misson i have feeling that I know most part of this game mechanic and concept and there is not much to dicover or fight for other that repeating the same thing over and over again, I want little more content to enjoy, not just upgrade speed or attack bar, take palnet build ship take another palnet build more ship and in the end take last planet/ destroy enemies and repeat the same thing in another little more challenging level. And graphic isn't super great to keep me little longer, its all the same all the same for most parts, not enought to keep me enteratined for more than half an hour.
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Kaito Bruche'Daine
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 24, 2015
Not an overall appealing game in general. I got it as part of a pack of 10 games that were all on sale for 2.50 for the whole pack. I probably got my moneys worth on this game but to pay much more than that isn't worth it. Sure it's a novelty feature to be able to play with gravity and fling planets out of orbit but there is so much other amazing stuff missing that seems like it would be obvious to add. Sure starts and black holes have gravity effects but planets do not. Also the gravity physics are pretty limp.

I guess technically this game is what it says on the tin, but just barely and in the most basic way possible. I had high hopes for this name given the boldness of the name. Plus during the introduction and description of the game they start citing the names and works of some of history's bit name physicists. But when you get down to the game it's disappointing. Even a grade school kid would be disappointed in this. There are facebook games with better physics.
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poictesme
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
Relativity Wars is a nice little “Grab and Hold” RTS that all
s&t folks should pick up, perhaps just not at full price.
The game has some nice sciency elements and the cutest
voice-over ever, but the UI is a flipping nightmare.
The interface works, in the end, it's not like it's broken
or anything like that, but it can be a veritable discomfort
in the trailing element. This is especially true when
you're trying to manage real quick a good number of planets,
because aliens with guns are attacking you and those ships
need to be in the air, only air in space is non-zero, and
there is no indication whatsoever of which queue is complete
and which needs to be manually refilled and... oh goodness,
do you see the state I am in? I am so sorry, I was just
trying to save my planet... planets... from aliens with
inexplicably unsteerable space ships. Muscle rockets?
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Mongoloid Mike
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 5, 2015
Interface of a bad mobile port. Super annoying narrator voice. I'm not wasting my time struggling with that.
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thethomasgeorge
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 10, 2015
I asked for a refund. No full screen option, simplistic gameplay and a rubbish port. If it changes, I might buy it again.
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Blamzite
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 26, 2015
good gme but i would of prefered if there was more actual distortions a black hole has similar distorions to a sun and all the planets and sun make tiny distortions
also the blackhole graphic is really poor compared to the rest of the game a little dissapointed
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Cic
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 22, 2015
I really wanted to like this game, but the interface is way too clunky for it to be enjoyable.
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stevenwalker
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25, 2015
I liked it, bit different and quirky.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2015
A reasonably good casual RTS game. The gravity aspect adds and interesting dimension (no pun intended).

Worth getting if on sale. Not sure that it's worth full price, but fairly entertaining nonetheless.
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68 of 121 people (56%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
I've been working with relativity for a while now, and so this game intrigued me immensely, mostly in that, I have been considering making a game on similar principles.

However, it has so distilled down the actual physics of relativity that it doesn't actually represent relativity as science currently or in the future should suggest it works.

The space-time fabric that it uses is: a) too coarse, so it doesn't give you the sense that a solar system is itself a giant bowl, but rather represents it like a bunch of balls sitting on a rubber sheet each intenting the sheet locally, but not particularly much as distance increase. (Hint: gravity falls off approximately equal to r^2, which is a paraboloid, not a small dent in the space-time field) b) so massively effected by space-time distortion weapons, that you're effectively creating gravitational weapons that do hojillions more space-time manipulations than your ships, planets, and galactic black hole do.

Next, the scale is so unbelievably small, that it's like beach balls rolling around on a trampoline... it's like, "ok, these things are pretty big, but... they're not really doing anything... why are they orbiting like that?"

Basically, for wanting to replicate real-world relativity, they've done a pretty poor job of it.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2015
Fairly fun if a bit slow and repetitive feeling.

Pretty fun for time-wasting, but not quite enough content to really get into.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
I really like this game - clever concept, good use of physics and relativity.
The interface is a little clunky, and could use some work to make it easier to do multi-planet tasks, like:
* Build at all planets
* Patrol/Attach from all planets
* Colonise all available planets
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
I'm really enjoying this so far. I like that its origional and it has a kind of "hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" feel about it.

+ Fun strategic battles
+ Origional
+ Good variety so far

- Interface can be a bit clunky at times
- Takes a little while to get properly going

Overall fun, interesting and recommended



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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Interface of a bad mobile port. Super annoying narrator voice. I'm not wasting my time struggling with that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Not an overall appealing game in general. I got it as part of a pack of 10 games that were all on sale for 2.50 for the whole pack. I probably got my moneys worth on this game but to pay much more than that isn't worth it. Sure it's a novelty feature to be able to play with gravity and fling planets out of orbit but there is so much other amazing stuff missing that seems like it would be obvious to add. Sure starts and black holes have gravity effects but planets do not. Also the gravity physics are pretty limp.

I guess technically this game is what it says on the tin, but just barely and in the most basic way possible. I had high hopes for this name given the boldness of the name. Plus during the introduction and description of the game they start citing the names and works of some of history's bit name physicists. But when you get down to the game it's disappointing. Even a grade school kid would be disappointed in this. There are facebook games with better physics.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
I asked for a refund. No full screen option, simplistic gameplay and a rubbish port. If it changes, I might buy it again.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
I liked it, bit different and quirky.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Relativity Wars is a nice little “Grab and Hold” RTS that all
s&t folks should pick up, perhaps just not at full price.
The game has some nice sciency elements and the cutest
voice-over ever, but the UI is a flipping nightmare.
The interface works, in the end, it's not like it's broken
or anything like that, but it can be a veritable discomfort
in the trailing element. This is especially true when
you're trying to manage real quick a good number of planets,
because aliens with guns are attacking you and those ships
need to be in the air, only air in space is non-zero, and
there is no indication whatsoever of which queue is complete
and which needs to be manually refilled and... oh goodness,
do you see the state I am in? I am so sorry, I was just
trying to save my planet... planets... from aliens with
inexplicably unsteerable space ships. Muscle rockets?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny