Glasgow, Scotland and Cape Canaveral, Florida. November 15 th 2013. After successful launches on iPad and Steam, Firebrand Games today launched Solar Flux for Android tablets and Solar Flux Pocket , for iOS and Android smartphones.
To celebrate, the company has reduced the price of the iPad version of the game to $1.99!
Solar Flux, which was recently nominated for a TIGA design award, has already received critical acclaim from a number of publications including:
· In Firebrand’s capable hands, the conquest of space is not just a victory of science, but art too. (The Scotsman, 8.7/10)
· This idea is intoxicating, that we could one day be responsible for the fate of stars themselves. (TouchArcade, 4/5)
· Solar Flux HD has other games beaten... (148Apps, 4/5)
· This space opera’s imagery and sound design are bound to inhabit my dreams, it also exists as a fascinating and highly challenging adventure (ArcadeSushi, 8/10)
Firebrand has redesigned the game for the smaller screens of mobile and smart phones. New missions and revised levels combine to fit the limitless scale of the universe into the world's most popular gaming platform.
Solar Flux combines the timeless style of Sci-Fi and space opera classics such as 2001, Sunshine, Moon and Gravity, with intuitive inertia controls and challenging physics.
Solar Flux Pocket challenges players to reignite dying suns and save entire solar systems. Players will have to recognize and master the properties of planetology, cosmology, astrophysics and space itself.
Players must use gravitational fields to slingshot their ship around planets, avoid solar flares and protect themselves from the intense heat of each sun using planetary shadows. As well as the sun itself, other dangers await astronauts, including asteroids, black holes and drifting, beyond rescue in space, if fuel is not carefully conserved.
Mark Greenshields, the Managing Director of Firebrand Games, said, “ Solar Flux has already picked up a lot of critical acclaim and a number of award nominations for the game's fantastic combination of intuitive inertia-based controls, amazing physics and clever level design. iPad owners and Steam users around the world have contacted us to tell us how much they're enjoying playing. When it came to mobile phones however, we wanted to be careful. Smaller screens and touch controls meant that we couldn't have the larger levels and all of the 'space' we wanted. So the team went back to the drawing board and found a way to take all of the elements people love about Solar Flux and recreate them in a way which takes advantage of the smaller screens and creates a more immediate and intimate way to play the game. We're very pleased with the way it's turned out and we're looking forward to helping more players to save the universe, one dying sun at a time.”
Solar Flux Pocket is OUT NOW for iOS andAndroid.
You can find the iPhone ($0.99) and iPod ($1.99) version here:
You can find the Android version of Solar Flux Pocket here ( FREE):
And Solar Flux for Android tablets here ( $1.99):
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