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"ORBITAL is a game of skill, it's a game of strategy, it's a game of reflexes, and it's a game you will keep front and center of your iPhone for weeks on end."
John Bardinelli

"Orbital is the most visually appealing brick breaker type game that I have ever laid eyes on and had the chance to play." 5/5

"Orbital has got fantastic graphics and unfussy features. Come to think of it, there are really no negative points about the game. Good going, Bitforge!" 5/5

"Orbital takes simple gameplay and dresses it up with a unique “gravity” feature and enhanced graphics. The game can be very frustrating at times, but that won’t keep you from coming back for another try." 4/5
Will Raskin

"While there are already a few iPhone games that share the same gameplay mechanics as Orbital, none of them look anywhere near as cool. "
Eli Hodapp

"I can almost guarantee that Orbital will secure a coveted spot among the top retro games in the app store!" 5/5
Emil Frank

"Despite it’s simplicity, it’s incredibly addictive and very challenging. I find myself continually saying just one more time…" 9/10
Shaun Campbell

"ORBITAL is a highly original game with a good difficulty level and the guaranteed 'One last game and then I'll stop' effect. Highly recommended."
Giuseppe Migliorino

"BitForge has managed to combine the addictive gameplay of Peggle and the beauty of Geometry Wars, two digital forms of crack, into one easy to use package."
Chad George

"From our time with it, it's looking to be a very smooth, simple physics game with a lot of added polish."
Andrew Podolsky

"The right choice for those iPhone owners who don't want to play standard games."
Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:25

YES, Dane Cook is probably the first celebrity who tweeted about Orbital! Here it is:

@RyanSeacrest Good times this morning. Tell everyone thank u. Oh. The best game app. Orbital.

Thank you Dane!

Facebook Bug
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 08:03

Some people who just signed up with Facebook experience some issues. The bug will be solved with the next update.
If you encounter such crashes while and after connecting with Facebook, please follow these instructions:

1) Remove ORBITAL from your iPhone/iPod
2) Install again
3) Don't connect with Facebook

If you're interested read some infos about the bug here:

Thank you Jason!

Scheduled Maintenance
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 08:24

EDIT: Done! ;)

We are optimizing the Highscore Server due to the huge amount of requests. Don't worry about your personal highscores. They are saved on the device and submitted as soon as everything is up again.

On Sale!
Friday, 04 September 2009 18:39

5 years Bitforge is a reason to celebrate: Anniversary Sale of Orbital for 5 days! 67% off until Sept. 8 2009!

Update coming soon!
Friday, 04 September 2009 12:17

Good news everyone! The first update was arranged according to the community's wishes and will be submitted soon. At this point we at bitforge would like to say THANK YOU to all the Orbital gamers around the globe for all the constructive feedback issued. Keep it up!


- Listen to your own music
- Skip intro video
- Performance improvements
- Various refinements

Thursday, 03 September 2009 14:28

Three reviews collected:

Nice article by Chris Pickering: Click
Owen Allaway's gaming diary: Click
Appsmile Review 5/5: Click

Big in Japan?
Monday, 24 August 2009 08:18

ORBITAL was reviewed by, a japanese iphone games portal. Unfortunately no one in our team knows what he wrote, but Google helped us at least understand that he liked the game. Thanks taturou for the nice article! Read it here. We also like the gameplay video a lot. It's the first one we didn't produce ;) Here it is:

Monday, 17 August 2009 09:27

We are very proud to be reviewed by the site that crowned Gimme Friction Baby's success. Thank you Jay!

Game & Official Teaser NOW AVAILABLE!
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 13:26

Orbital Gravity Action!It took some time to create but finally we managed to do it: ORBITAL is finally available and playable all around the world. We already delivered some blogs with a preview version to demonstrate the game and receive first feedbacks. All of them are very well, which makes us really proud. So thank you to all the reviewers for the nice comments. On the left you can read what the press thinks until now.

On the right side we prepared for you the official world highscore list to check your rankings. Type in your nickname and find yourself among all the players. We hope to start a real competition...

You also have the possibility to follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to receive the latest announcements regarding the game.

The official teaser video is also online on YouTube. Check it out:

For all those who don't know what this is all about, here's the app-store description:


ORBITAL is a 1-thumb experience with a simple goal: score points by destroying orbs. A simple puzzle game for all with beautiful visual effects, it can be played in short sessions and is highly addictive.




You must shoot orbs onto a grid with your cannon. The orb which has been shot and which always contains a three will blow up until it touches an obstacle. Hitting orbs decreases the number until they explode, earning you a point. The game could be endless... There is just one condition: a shot orb must not touch the death line above the cannon! If it does, the game is over.

A simple concept to rack your brains and nerves.



- Single & Two player mode
- 2 game variants: Gravity & Pure
- Beautiful particle effects
- All-time & 24 Hours online Leader board
- Facebook connection: Compare with your friends on Facebook


ORBITAL is based on Gimme Friction Baby by Wouter Visser.

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