Orbit was originally commissioned by Sinclair Research Limited but was never published.

The game was meant to be a orbital fighting game with realistic orbital physics but only in 2D. The authors had lots of trouble getting the physics engine to work quickly enough on the QL to enforce some level of orbital stability and still be playable. It would appear that Sinclair sold all of the rights to Amstrad before the game was finished and it therefore was left in abeyance.

RWAP Software have obtained the rights to release the game in 2014, with thanks to Steven Hollywood - with royalties payable to Unicef.

Title: Orbit
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Arrakis - Steven Hollywood and Ian Williams
Publisher: RWAP Software
Year of Publication: 2014
Reviews: Unknown
Price as at November 2014: £5
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: RWAP Software website

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