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Developer: Team Jolly Roger
Publisher: Advanced Interactive Gaming Ltd.
Worbital is space war in real-time with tension-filled gameplay and gravitational destruction. Each player commandeers a planet, building support structures and increasingly powerful weapons. Use your weaponry to destroy enemy planets and wreak total havoc to the solar system. The goal: be the last civilization standing!
INTERPLANETARY ARTILLERY WARFARE
Exploit the shifting gravity by maneuvering your shots across space to inflict maximum damage on the enemy. Sling asteroids, create black holes, make it rain with solar flares!
Planets blow up. They might take other planets with them. Then the sun explodes. Then the real fun begins.
PREPARATION, BUILDING, TACTICS
Railguns, Lasers, World Rammers, Magnets, Orbit Boosters, Shield Defenses, Attack Ships, Colonizers… Pick your loadout from dozens of unique weapons!
100% PSEUDO-SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE
Or: How we learned to stop worrying about realism and love the mayhem.
HYPE-FILLED OBLITERATION OF YOUR CLOSE AND DISTANT FRIENDS
Make your opponents scream with perfectly-timed attacks and defenses, and hope they’re still your friends the next day.
Worbital - Action Trailer [Real-Time Space Artillery Game]
Worbital - Launch Trailer [Real-Time Space Artillery Game]
Worbital - Launch Announcement Trailer [Real-Time Space Artillery Game]
Worbital's features mean that it'll take some time before players get acclimated to it. Once you get used to the gameplay, you'll find it to be a perfect blend of RTS and artillery shooter, with some gravity effects thrown in. It's a shame that the online community is practically nonexistent, but the presence of local multiplayer and the ability to earn currency while playing against friends or bots ensures that it isn't a completely dead game once the campaign has been completed. If you're looking for something different and fun, give Worbital a shot.
Despite some balance issues, and problems of the game running away from the player very easily, there's actually some good, basic fun here. Playing different factions, trying different weapons, and ultimately, simply trying to be the last person in the solar system is fun. With a friend or two, multiplayer can be a fun romp, and the campaign was oddly alluring despite its ultimately simple premise.