Experience Tower Defense Redefined. Orbit is a space-based TD game unlike anything you’ve seen in the genre before. You must protect your planet from incoming alien attacks by sending Satellites into orbit to fight them off. Features game-play infused with Real Time Strategy mechanics. You can freely Move or Swap your Satellites around the planet and Manually Target Aliens with your Satellites to exploit their weaknesses. The entire experience is complemented by a dynamic difficulty curve which responds to your play style in real time to always keep you engaged. This is a game of skill and strategy, not luck or one-upmanship. The more you play, the better you get to understand the strengths and weaknesses of all the game’s unique Satellites and Aliens.
BGP Orbit 1.1.0 is available now, bringing with it all the updates of 1.0.1, which was skipped in favour of getting 1.1.0 up faster. Features a brand new Tutorial!
Posted by BluishGreenPro on Jul 3rd, 2013
We wanted to include the tutorial with the initial release, but with RTX looming closer every day, we wanted to make sure a version product went live in time for the show. This is why the tutorial is releasing now. The release of 1.1.0 also includes the features of 1.0.1, which was skipped in favour of getting 1.1.0 up faster.
A tutorial takes time to get right. There’s no sense in putting something sub-par, because it’ll do more harm than good. For Orbit’s initial release, we went with the minimalistic approach and included an in-game manual (which we’re almost certain no-one read) and a few text pop-ups as the game began to give players a quick idea of how to play.
Now, when players begin, they’ll see the option for the Tutorial replacing the option to “Play Endless Mode”, since it really should be a pre-requisite. Even if you think you’ve got a handle on Orbit, it’d probably be best to go through the interactive tutorial to really familiarize yourself with the game’s nuances.
I’ve been teaching kids about Game Design for around 8 years now, and that experience coupled with my extensive knowledge of the game (as one of only two creators) I found my skills pretty well suited to making a tutorial for Orbit. Hopefully you’ll at least find it useful, if not entertaining.
No doubt once you complete the Tutorial, you’ll be far better prepared to take on the leaderboards! Do you think you can beat my score?