Orbital on iPhone Goes“Supernova”

Rapperswil, SWITZERLAND - December 23, 2009

Christmas has come early this year for iPhone users everywhere as one of the platform’s most popular and celebrated games has been updated with a brand new game mode to keep you entertained over the Holidays. Orbital 1.2 introduces the new mode, Supernova.

Supernova mode incorporates the most requested features as determined by a fan poll. The new shot mechanism allows you to pinpoint your orb placement by touching, dragging the laser guide, and releasing to shoot. The most requested feature update was chain reactions; so now orbs can explode nearby orbs and players earn bonuses for pulling off chain reactions.

“Orbital is a game whose enjoyability and addictiveness are variable based on the conditions that determine its difficulty: friction, gravity, cannon and orb speed and control,” explained Andreas Hüppi, CEO of Bitforge.“We’ve taken the best and most asked for ideas from fans and players and incorporated them into the new Supernova mode which we hope players find to be a distilled and concentrated version of our digital crack.”

Orbital has been called one of the best and most addictive games on the iPhone:

- Winner of Venture Beat’s DiscoveryBeat Apps Contest– 2009

- CNET called Orbital“One of the 17 best iPhone Games of 2009”

- Pocket Gamer refers to Orbital as“superior”

- Slide to Play calls Orbital“a rare gem on the iPhone”

The Orbital update is now live and free to all owners of the game. New players can take advantage of the holiday price of $0.99 before the game goes back up to $1.99 in 2010.

To purchase the app, visit this link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orbital/id324012853?mt=8

To download the press kit: http://orbital-game.com/press/presskit.zip

About Bitforge Ltd.

Bitforge is a premier mobile game and applications developer located in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. Established in 2004, Bitforge has earned a reputation as a standout company in the mobile entertainment sector by developing games and applications according to high standards and a commitment to value and quality.

Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Bitforge



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