Good start The app itself seems good, I feel it perhaps needs an indication of scale and a tutorial of some sort. I've managed to get a few planets orbiting at once. It seems that you must move your finger as you spawn it to give it some velocity. Im not sure if this is deliberate functionality. Obviously if the velocity is beyond the sun's escape velocity it will just fly in to nothingness.
physics almost on point The physics are fine. as we know gravity warps spacetime, which means yes if you simply put a planet down in will simply be drawn into the sun, which is similar to real world space. what you need to do is flick the planet on the right angle, close enough to the sun to be caught in a gravitational orbit. My only suggestion would be to make the effects of gravity more intense, seeing as the limits of the orbit are only about the length of Mars to out sun. however, I can just increase the suns mass to fix this
very nice, but just a little annoyance Is there a way to keep the view centered on a given object ? The star keeps sliding off the screen due to the added momentum left by colliding objects, which is understandable, but it would be nice to be able to lock the center on it so that I don't have to recenter manually every few minutes.
Tutorial would help Installed! Now what? I great a sun. And each planet falls into the sun. If I flick a planet, it shoots off beyond the screen never to be heard from again. Okay those actions are seemingly worthless. Now what? Oh, never mind, I know what to do next.......uninstall.
It works just fine. I think everyone saying the physics is off is wrong, and most likely don't understand how orbits work.
Good Firstly their is an orbit you guys don't know how to play nor briefly understand gravity. Good game but would be good if we could change the size and mass of planets and sun's
Create planets, put asteroids into orbit, tweak gravity and share your photos!
Current Moon phase, rise/set times, positions of the Moon, Sun and major planets