An enchanting papier-mâché-inspired strategy puzzle game
“[Orbit’s Odyssey] is sure to please the masses with its stunning visuals, amusing anecdotes and creative interactive play.”
– Samantha Kitts (Fangirl Nation)
Teleport Across Hemispheres, Planets & Satellites While Dodging Greedy Robot Monsters in paperkyte’s Stunning Orbit’s Odyssey
Now available for only $2.99
SAN FRANCISCO — April 20, 2016 –– Free multiple planets from a small army of evil robot monsters in paperkyte’s beautiful strategy puzzle game, Orbit’s Odyssey — launching today on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
Developed by a talented team that includes brothers Prashanth Shantharam and Pramod Modi Shantharam — who are also behind Bay Area animation house, Aatma — Orbit’s Odyssey features astonishing visuals, accelerometer-driven parallax scrolling, memorable music/sound effects, and an innovative “planet portal” mechanic:
- Use a single finger to make Orbit run across the planet’s surface while carefully avoiding robot monsters
- Skillfully travel through planet portals to collect coins and Gemstones
- Test your skills — dodging monsters and strategizing at the same time!
Teleport from hemisphere to hemisphere to beat each level within the allotted time. Visit unique planets and satellites, some with their own gravitational spin — making it even trickier to get away from evil robot monsters. Discover dual planets with portals that transport Orbit from one planet to the next as you figure out ever more complex patterns. Collect coins and gems to advance, and unlock four extra characters — including the aptly named “Cookie”! You must quickly determine each planet’s spacetime oddities to avoid getting hit by enemies; otherwise, you’re in for a shocking surprise 🙂
On the other side of the sun, a peaceful planet known as Planet X thrives … until the fateful day parasitic robotic space zombies (PRSZs) mount their attack. Hungry for power and endless energy, the PRSZs target the peaceful planet’s core — which is made up of Gemstones so potent that even the smallest shard can provide enough power for generations. The link between the powerful core and the planet’s life force is severed as the PRSZs harvest the gems — leaving Planet X doomed to a future of darkness … unless the most unlikely of heroes, a tiny space traveler named Orbit, can save it.
“We wanted to create a game that appealed to avid and casual gamers alike,” says Prashanth Shantharam, co-founder and business chief at paperkyte. “We at paperkyte strongly believe in enriching lives through games, and we feel that Orbit’s Odyssey is positioned to make a difference to all player demographics across the globe.”
“Orbit’s Odyssey was meant to be an immersive experience from the get-go! The game is truly unique, and it perfectly blends skill and strategy,” says Pramod Modi Shantharam, co-founder and creative chief at paperkyte. “One way we achieved this was to create characters, planets and all props in 3D and the backgrounds in 2D with a subtle parallax effect. We were fortunate to have our sister company, Aatma Studio (which has tons of experience in 3D content), help to ensure that all assets were meticulously crafted in 3D — with each texture (both diffuse and normal maps) painted at 4k. The result is a stunning, detailed look unlike anything else on mobile.”
“We were heavily influenced by old sci-fi pop art, movies, and early space exploration. We wanted to incorporate backgrounds that felt like there was dimension and depth to them — to make the game more of an immersive experience, not just an action puzzler,” says Bryan Lashelle, art director — also known for his contribution to animated features such as Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Book of Life and Megamind.
“We used Maya and Unity to develop the game — and the 3D assets, along with 2D layered backgrounds, were integrated into Unity as a 3D scene, says Victor Knai, game developer. “We put in a lot of time into getting the mechanics just right and spent countless hours on lightning each scene to give it a cinematic feel.”
- Experience a skillful mix of stunning graphics and innovative portal mechanics
- Meet 5 compelling characters and face terrifying robot monsters
- Explore 90 challenging levels featuring a huge variety of puzzles
- Traverse planets using innovative “orbital” navigation for more compelling puzzle-solving action
- Earn up to 100 stars in each level; collect coins and precious gems as fast as you can to unlock new characters
- Solve puzzles that play with the concept of space and time
- Control your character using a single button; no swiping required!
Pricing & Availability
Orbit’s Odyssey is now available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore for only $2.99.
Based in San Francisco, paperkyte was founded in 2014 by brothers Prashanth Shantharam and Pramod Modi Shantharam. The mobile development studio is dedicated to enriching the lives of both the young and “young at heart” through skillfully crafted mobile games built from a special blend of art and data.
The Shantharam brothers also founded high-end animation house, Aatma. A creative animation studio specializing in the production of imagery for broadcast and interactive media, Aatma’s expertise — along with its passion for storytelling and content creation — empowers brands and agencies to engage any audience. The team is dedicated to creating stunning animated ads and content that propel their clientele’s storytelling.