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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

12 Orbits is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.

You play the game with up to 12 people. There are a few all against all modes.
  • Arena: Filled with spheres of your colour and your opponents. You must try and avoid hitting your opponent's balls.
  • Trails: Collect spheres to grow longer than your opponents. Then block their path and pay attention to your own. And should the other players try to keep their distance, just fling your spheres at them.

There are a few team modes:
  • Multiball: Team game like football where you are trying to knock the right coloured balls into the goal.
  • Blizzard: Defend against a whole shower of spheres at once, and send them right back where they came from.

It's the sort of game that looks a little strange if you are not playing it, but as you build an understanding of how it works it becomes really tactical and great fun to play with a lot of people.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @UjRom

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 12 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You need at least 2 players and can play with up to 12 people using one button each on a single controller, or add more controllers to make it more comfortable. You can even just use the touch screen on the Switch that is apportioned to each player.

CostsCosts

12 Orbits usually costs £1.75.
 

12 Orbits

Switch Store Switch £1.75
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. The demo is on iOS.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 5-10 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Younger players will enjoy the simple interactions and competing with other family members. As they grow this becomes more tactical with different strategies emerging.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Requires very accurate timing and tracking of the small player object. The difficulty builds up through the various modes. It has a good tutorial and practice areas that are a low-pressure way to play.

There is reading to navigate menus and understand the game. Gameplay is suitable for one-button play. Menu buttons to get started are quite scattered, however. Supports One Switch inputs. To play with multiple people on touch screen you need to tap your portion of the screen to control your balls.
 
Our 12 Orbits Accessibility Report documents 21 accessibility features:

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