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.
No orbit and will forget objects As soon as one makes a sun then it is over. Watch every object no matter how massive fly into instead of having an orbit like most planets would. Also if you leave an area it's only a matter of time any object you created there will be forgotten, and no this is not after you exit the app but as you play. If you are hoping to make a mini solar system this app is not for you. However, if what you really want is to see white circles and red circles crash into each and get bigger and bigger then this your app.
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.
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