Factsheet

Developer:
Vorpal Games
Based in Manchester, England

Release date:
December 10th 2013

Platforms:
iOS
Android

Website:
vorpal-games.com

Regular Price:

Free with extra purchasable worlds.

Description

Rotation Station is a brain wracking puzzle game for iOS and android. Drop in your blobs and spin the world to plunge them into the warp pads. Use your cunning and 16 powerups to shift, shape, switch, smite and shudder your blobs to victory. Outfox your friends in the 8 player multiplayer. Join the revolution!

History

I first came up with Rotation Station in 2007 as "Rotating 4 in a row", and played on paper during Chemistry lessons at school. I'd draw a grid in ink, and then people would add their counters in pencil. Every few turns, I'd rotate the paper 90°, rub out all the pieces and then draw them in again as if gravity had pulled them down. Smartphones weren't so prevalent back then, and I didn't know how to program, but 5 years later I learnt to code, and decided it was time to make my game. I made the game how I imagined it 6 years before, and added a single player mode to my engine, and that ended up becoming the biggest part of the game. A year and a bit later, I decided it was finally ready.

Features

  • Play through 144 levels in 8 themed worlds!
  • Use 16 powerups to overcome new challenges, like Gravity Shift, Rowblitz, Quantum Leap and Spawn Block.
  • Overcome 10 types of obstacle, like Popup Blocks, Black Holes, Magnets and Ice.
  • Complete challenges in each world to unlock 3 types of bonus level for extra challenge.
  • Collect challenging achievements and top the leaderboards.
  • An original 8 track ambient soundtrack.
  • Beat your friends in up to 8 player hotseat multiplayer. Connect blobs in a row to win.
  • Fully customise your multiplayer games, from the number of blobs to win and level dimensions to the direction and frequency of rotation.

Videos

Gameplay FootageYouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (14MB)
Colourful Drop.png
Mid Rotation.png
Popup Blocks.png
Simple.png
Floating Meat Shields.png
Column Blitz.png
Freeing the Blob.png
Tutorial.png
Building a Path.png
3 Muscateers.png
Pascal's Wager.png
Mid Rotation 2.png
Creating a Meta Path.png
Magnified.png
Trident.png
Assured Destruction.png
Into Space.png
Switching.png
What Lurks Below.png
Ice Slide.png
Warp Gate.png
Victory.png
Dual Magnets.png
Compartments.png
3 Paths.png
Falling.png
Level 1.png
Releasing the Enemy.png
Mass Slaughter.png
Tumbling.png
Kafei and Link.png
Stacked Magnet.png

download logo files as .zip (1MB)
logo
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Showcased at GameCity 7." Nottingham, UK, 21st October, 2012

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The Story of Rotation Station
The story of Rotation Station - vorpal-games.com.

Rotation Station's Facebook Page
Our facebook page for all the latest updates - facebook.com.

Vorpal Games's Twitter Account
Our twitter page - twitter.com.

Developer Blog
My developer blog, which has been featured on Gamasutra.com five times and on the front page thrice. vorpal-games.com.


About Vorpal Games

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Vorpal Games is a one man indie games studio created by Alex Rose, which currently produces iOS and Android games, but intends to produce much larger scale PC games.

More information
More information on Vorpal Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Rotation Station Credits

Alex Rose
Designer, Programmer, Artist & Musician, Vorpal Games


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