Time to give an indie programmer a bit of press. Yusuf Tor has created a fun little game called Space Orbiter, which can help you learn and observe the effects of gravity and velocity (and the spacey music loop is not bad either). Though it's not a high-end 3-D game (only 19MB in size), I think it would be mucho fun for the kiddies, and hey...it's only 99 cents! The concept is pretty simple. You position your orbiter, set a speed vector, and hope that your settings result in the longest trip round and through the planets. I can see lot's of cool ways to improve this app, but it's pretty cool the way it is...grab it here... More info on the game follows...
17-Year Old’s App Is Out Of This World!
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Warwickshire - February 10, 2011 - Space Orbiter™, 17 year old developer Yusuf Tör’s new app, has just been released. The game which has been massively popular as an online game at his school with students and even teachers, has now arrived for the iPhone.
Harness the power of gravity to orbit around planets and compete against the world in this addictive physics puzzler, Space Orbiter! Compete against your friends for the top spot on Game Center, or pass your iPhone/iPod Touch around to compete for the local highscores, and watch your top highscores back on the Orbiter Replayer™.
Features include global and local leaderboards, achievements, Twitter and Facebook integration, an Orbiter Replayer, and hours of fun!