12 orbits is the only local multiplayer game for 2-12 people at once, no matter what you play on. A single keyboard, touchscreen or controller will do.
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Release Date:
Oct 24, 2016

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December 22, 2017

Tutorial, Descriptions, Scores

12 orbits now has a tutorial, and even if you have played before, I recommend giving it a try. The controls were not explained perfectly before, so there may be something new for you to see. If the phrase “dodging dodges everything” doesn't make sense to you, definitely play the tutorial.

You'll also find the descriptions for the current game mode, and the current controls, in the pause menu from now on. And to give you a better idea of what to do in the practice modes, the scores are now shown while you play.

This probably isn't the most exiting update for veteran 12 orbits players, but it was a very necessary one. You'll see that if you want to play with non-gamer family members over the holidays :-)
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October 26, 2017

Colorblind Mode and more

• Colorblind Mode
• Dutch translation
• All types of player buttons can now be remapped during any match
• Improved gamepad support for menu navigation: Most kinds of gamepads will be identified automatically, and you can use the usual back / accept / pause buttons on them
• You can use any gamepad buttons as player inputs, including the back and accept buttons. To start a new game, move your left analogue stick to the right (instead of pressing the accept button)
• Hindi and Arabic are now displayed correctly, even if they are not supported by your operating system
• Some minor bugfixes and graphical improvements

• Made the One Switch mode compatible with the new menu options

All of that should be live now. Have fun!

- Roman

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About This Game

12 orbits is the only local multiplayer game for 2-12 people at once, no matter what you play on. If you can read this, be it on a PC, a laptop or even a tablet, you probably have everything you need. Additional controllers are supported, but not required unless you prefer to have a little more elbow room.

The game can be set up in seconds, even for 12 players at once. Rounds take about 5 minutes each. 12 orbits is friendly, competitive and a little chaotic. It is simple enough to quickly teach a group how to play it, but varied and deep enough to keep them entertained for a long time.

You can choose from 4 game modes, two of them for teams, with each one focused on a different playstyle. All of them adjust to any number of players from 2 - 12, so you can start small and add players as they come along.


  • Competitive local multiplayer for everyone at once. Anywhere. On anything.
  • 4 vastly different game modes to choose from
  • Setup takes seconds, even for 12 players at once
  • The basic mechanics are simple and can be taught to a group quickly
  • ...yet they provide you with a lot of room for mastery and competition
  • One Switch accessible

Game Modes

Fill the arena with spheres of your own color and avoid those of your opponents. A bullet hell game that constantly grows more intense.

Multiball (Teams)
Kind of like football, but with exploding goals and multiple balls at once, which change color all the time.

Collect spheres to grow longer than your opponents. Then block their path and pay attention to your own. And should the other players try to keep their distance, just fling your spheres at them.

Blizzard (Teams)
Defend against a whole shower of spheres at once, and send them right back where they came from.


My keyboard / touchscreen supports only 3 – 5 inputs at a time.
Will this even work?

Yes! 12 orbits needs only one button per player, and never requires button mashing or keeping that button pressed down. This makes it highly unlikely for too many buttons to ever be pressed during the same frame, even with 12 players at once.

There is only partial controller support. Does this mean I cannot play from my couch / in Big Picture Mode?
The game can be controlled entirely with a gamepad. But you will have to press Enter once to skip the launcher, that's why I cannot say it has full controller support. Sorry about that.

Is there a colorblind mode?
Yes. It is based on black and white symbols, so it should work for any type of color blindness.

Since this is a one-button game, does it also support One Switch inputs?
Yes, including the menus. More information on this can be found here

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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