April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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by boboKat - Jam Entry

Orbit is an minimalist experimental music toy. It is meant to be explored. Drag the bars around to manipulate the orbs and create new musical planets. Figure out how to generate additional planets and experiment coralling and placement to create musical patterns.

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RARoadkill says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:23am

Fun music toy. I kind of want to see this on a tablet or mobile device. would be fun to mess around with. Good job

epaik says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:37am

Pretty fun, although I couldn't figure out any new orbs after the firey one.

fueelin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:59am

Kind of similar in idea to my entry, really cool stuff.

TehSkull says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:02am

Doesn't fit the theme to me, and really doesn't impress me musically. Keep trying though. With better instrumentation, I feel like this could be a great "toy."

Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:11am

Not really a game, but kind of fun once you continuously get the purple ball in the middle to keeps spawning orbs and make it go crazy.

boboKat says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:37am

One thing I didn't mention - the planets do a 4-way audio mix based on the corner of the screen that they're in. If you get them bouncing back and forth you can start to hear this happening. To get the third type of planet you need to bounce the small sparks around enough for them to grow and evolve.

MatrixBai says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:52am

Great job, nice game.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:41am

More paddle variety/control wouldn't have hurt, I think. At least the ability to rotate the paddles as it didn't really seem to help/hurt overall play with them being fixed size/angle. Nice sounds!

MinionStudios says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:05am

Fun sound game, but I just messed around with it instead of trying to win... lol.

zazery says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:14am

When you pickup the subtle audio interacts it becomes interesting. Needs more object merging configurations!

foxor says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:35am

Very interesting idea. I liked playing it

berareu says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:27am

Nice, it's fun to make music with this game! Good job

Shigor says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 4:55pm

Interesting idea, although I kinda couldn't find what to do after I generated few red planets and had them bouncing around... but this would be worth expanding.

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