Orblitz, a fast-paced and dynamic puzzle game, is the brainchild of The Yakuza: a group of four comprising Josh Bell, Jason Runta, Jesse Kvatek and Marc ten Bosch. Each has a distinct role in the making of the game, from being a technical director to being the marketing manager. What was originally an idea by Marc and Josh to create a game that involves mazes featuring different art textures proceeded to become the 2006 Winner Student Showcase of the Independent Games Festival. It’s not hard to understand why.
As a puzzle game, Orblitz strikes a balance between difficult and easy. The goal of the game is fairly simple: you have to create a series of bridges that will get the blue ball to the red goal. As players accomplish each level, the originally black-and-white environment becomes a mix of vivid colors.
There are more than 60 levels in this game, so you can just imagine how dynamic the setting will be by the time you finish all rounds. I’m still in the process of finishing the game, so at this point I can only visualize how finishing this game would be like. As a multi-player game, you can pit yourself against your friends and find out who can solve the game’s puzzles the fastest.
Before you download the game, make sure that your computer meets the following requirements:
1. 1.5 Ghz Processor
2. 128 MB RAM
3. 15 MB Disk Space
4. Graphics Card with Vertex Shaders and Supports Fragment Shaders (e.g., GeForce FX 5200 or Radeon 8500)
If you’re looking for a challenge or a way to spend time with your friends, you should give Orblitz a try. The game’s cel-shaded graphics and 12.8-megabyte file size gives you all the reasons for you to try it. After all, it’s free and easy to download.