Orb-Wars

Orb-Wars

Orb-Wars is an arcade game for Android phones.

The objective of Orb-Wars is to fly your spaceship between black holes and around obstacles to safety. It plays a lot like a mini-golf game: each level has its own optimal solution, and you aim to complete the level in as few ‘shots’ as possible. You control the ship by rotating it and then giving it a burst of power.
There are a few differences, the main one being that it is all done in real time. Unlike a golf game, you can fire again midway through a shot. After all, this being set in outer space, you never actually stop. As you bounce off walls, your ship’s shields gradually weaken and will eventually fade away. If you hit anything after this, you lose a life. The black holes provide an interesting mechanic: with a little practice, you can fling yourself around corners without hitting walls; but get it wrong and you spiral to your death.

The game is very, very unfinished, and has been gathering dust for quite some time, but if you have an Android phone and you want to play through the first 3 levels, you can download the game here: Orb-Wars.