A wonderful sandbox 4/5
This game is really incredible because it can take the sophistication of astrophysics and give you simple tools to navigate and control the a galaxy. It’s really beautiful.
I went into an Apple store where SPACE was installed on the display iPads. On a 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 this game was incredibly fluid. It’s simple UI didn’t need any explanation, I was immediately setting up planets and stars and black holes. I was really taken aback by how cool this app was.
Knowing that part of the appeal of this app is the simplicity, I could understand not wanting to mess with it too much. But there are some functions that I think would really make this a lot more fun:
1. The ability to speed up time. Somethings I want to just see if a certain cluster I made is going to be fine in the long term. I like to experience the early parts of a forming start system, but there are other times where I just want to see the ‘end game’ of it.
2. Menu to hide the names and/or paths of the planets and stars. This seems to make everything really crowded when zoomed out.
3. Menu option to set ‘selecting distance’ or something to that effect. There are a lot of times when I’m editing and rotating the camera around a system, one of my swipes to rotate is interpreted as moving a blue giant 200 billion miles away. If I’m zoomed in on a system, i want to be editing only that system.
This a a really fun game. I’m the biggest issue for me is that once I get to around 20 stars/planets, it requires more power than my iPhone 7 can provide without draining the battery or getting hot. I understand that incorporating my “time speed up” idea would likely put even more strain on the phone, having to calculate the gravity of the galaxy at 2000 times the speed it normally does. But it runs great on the current generation of phones.
Waste of Money! 1/5
I’m really into astronomy and had high hopes for this Space app based on the App Store editors review, but it was a huge disappointment. You can add various celestial bodies in space, but you can’t see them unless you zoom in individually. They are just tiny dots! What a waste of money!
I love this, but I would like to see some prebuilt universes from you guys that we could explore, also add the abbility to change time, like in universe sandbox 2
Planet customization 5/5
Can you please add planet customization options and also allow us to have multiple universes
Hard to manipulate. Boring. Hard to see.
Very simple additions 3/5
First of all, this is my new favorite app. But there is so much untapped potential! I’d love to see an option to show values for orbital and rotational velocity (or at least speed); axial tilt; length of day and year (and month if applicable). I think we’d all love the ability to set the volume and mass of our celestial objects, as well as that to change (or at least set) their rotational and orbital velocities (by swiping 😊).
Make it better 3/5
It’s a very good idea. The system is okay, place a planet a certain distance away from another object and it will orbit. It’s pretty cool.
It’s hard to place planets though. I also wish there were more objects to place. Also please add a way to toggle motion controls, sometimes I don’t want it to turn every time I move..
It’s pretty good overall but could be better.
I love it 5/5
I love it but... how do I look at other people’s star systems? I’ve done it before and I was cool. But I can’t do it anymore! Pls tell me how.
Poor physics 2/5
By Kal J. El
The graphics look ok but the physics is just horrible!
Try to reposition a planet or accidentally touch it and will run away on a linear trajectory.
Just not what I was expecting. I really want my money back!
WASTED $3.00!!! 1/5
What a disappointment! Tiny graphics, does not respond well...BEWARE THIS COMPANY! 😡
Incredible simulator 4/5
It’s very peaceful and meditative to play, although it would be awesome if there were more cosmic objects to add. It would also be great to be able to choose the size of planets and stars on a sliding scale, for example.
False advertising 1/5
Claims to have the ability to zoom out and visit other galaxies, but this feature is not present. DO NOT PURCHASE!!!
Cool graphics but..... 1/5
I want a refund, this game starts out without explaining anything and nothing worked like it should’ve. The graphics are cool but not worth $3. I just wish you would say how bad it is before you charge $3
On every device i own 4/5
Im fascinated and i love this app. Developers please keep working on this, it has still so much potential. Great work to each and every one of you, thankyou for this app.
You can barely see the things you create!
It's Great really nice game
Needs work 3/5
While undeniably beautiful, the user-interface is incredibly difficult to manage and leaves a great deal to be desired. There’s no way to “orient” yourself on any baseline, and if you zoom out “too far” (which happens incredibly easily) you lose all context. Your celestial bodies are nothing more than ultra-tiny blips on a screen. If it were any worse it’d basically just be a non-interactive blueish screen with some occasional uncontrolled objects on it.
This whole app feels unfinished.
I’d like to be better able to see (and alter) the orbits of these bodies, as well as having a better view and experience as to how and when they interact.
Example: I’d like to be able to build a star, float a planet around it (at a set distance) and float moons around the planet. I’d like to see more clearly how these objects behave and react to one another, and then I’d like to be able to change the equation by adding (X)celestial body to the equation.
Right now this “game” becomes intolerable monotonous inside three minutes.
Objects are way too small and... 1/5
• Objects are so tiny that you can even see the things you create.
• Would be way better with an option to change the view/scale to reduce the distances between objects. Meaning, not have the true to life, massive scale of a solar system where you can only see a little tiny bit at a time. But have the objects appear a lot closer together without gravity running a muck. Solar Walk has this option.
• Moving around in a 3 dimensional environment with 2 dimensional touch gestures is problematic. Aka hard to control.
• Would like the ability to speed up or slow down time. Again, Solar Walk has this option.
• The black holes have a graphic problem. There is a 2D square around them for some reason.
• Add a pause button so I can stage collisions and such.
All of these suggestions are gold! Take them under advisement. Lol.
A very great game but... 4/5
By PLS READ DEM WORDS
This game is great, and lets you model your own universe, but one recommendation. I reccomend for you to be able to tap into the information of planets. For example, to change the orbit looks and planet sizes. Also, be able to have planets with water and life if in the life zone, and after a while the beings on that planet will be able to colonize other planets. Thanks for listening, and keep up the work!
Could be great but 4/5
By Xx hd xX
This app is very interesting when you first purchase it. After a while it gets kinda boring. The developers can make a amazing game just by implementing new ideas and objects
So much potential wasted. 2/5
This could've been cool and worth every cent. BUT it's so difficult to even place anything. Everything is such a tiny dot. Which is annoying. :I Bye bye Space app.
Nice idea but..., 2/5
Seems like a good idea. What I can see of it looks fun. However I really can't see the space I create. Try to zoom in and it runs in too far and the same pulling away. Very dark the lines of orbits are difficult to see. I'm afraid I wasted $3.
Don't bother 1/5
By Frank in DC
It's painfully difficult to use on the iPhone.
Could've been a good app, however... 1/5
This app just doesn't live up to any kind of expectation after reading the description. The developers could have made it like the description, in which case this app would have been worth every cent, but instead they totally undershot any kinds of effort towards making this anything worth purchasing (I don't think I'd have it on my phone even if it was a free app). The display is super lousy, as your planets in orbit are merely speckles on you're screen unless you zoom in to one planet. The control are hideous... it's near impossible to click the tiny specks (planets and stars) on your screen and move them however you wish to. And lastly, there's very, VERY, few things you can put into your space galaxy, and the learning experience is minimal to almost non-existent, as all you really get to see (once you defeat the impossible and manage to zoom into a specific orbit of planets you've made) is the radius of the planet and the temperature. This app is a weak attempt to scamming trusting people (like myself) of $3. I feel like such a sucker who got robbed by this developer.
Worst $3 I ever spent. Very anti climactic! Absolutely nothing to do.
Great app! I love it! You could've taken it to the next level but it's still a great app.
This game is the only one of its kind for mobile devices. Very relaxing and a good cure for boredom! Lacking a tutorial though. Explosions would be GREAT!
Good but.... 3/5
By Man D.
The game is quite interesting. But it's very slow on Iphone. When I zoom onto a planet or star, the game will slow down. Also, there seems to be no actual plot or manual on how to play. Maybe it's a sandbox but the rest should be fixed
phenomenal, exquisite, beautiful 4/5
this is one of the best space sandbox games I have ever come into contact with and I have only been playing for 5 minutes and I haven't even scratched the surface but I do also think it needs some more work and with time and more updates the game can really soar and maybe make it on the top paid on the AppStore, the only anomaly I saw was the games value is really high for a new game but I understand you need the money for updates but it was a good purchase so I am looking forward to seeing more from this game...
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By Oj ocolet
It's a great game great graphics!! Gets laggy sometimes but nether the less ITS GREAT/AWSOME!!!🌍🌕🌠🌅
Great game but there's some issues 4/5
This game is a lot of fun but the only problem I see is that there is a ton of lag when I'm close up to a star, planet, etc.
Nice idea, but... 3/5
By The Eclectic
I'm an astronomy teacher and quite frankly I'm not sure my students would be able to figure out what to do with this (I can't). The objects themselves appear very small on the screen and the simulation doesn't really do anything particularly interesting (even though I get it's follow the laws of physics, it's just not very fun). There's no clear challenge or objective. It's a sandbox, but one that doesn't really engage the creator to want to keep creating. It's a good start, but there's not much feedback or incentive to the creator to make things interesting for more than about 5 minutes. Sorry...look forward to updates!
Another great app. Should be easy way to create new system completely however.
By Gumdrop lover
First things first it's a good game worth the money but I hate the 360 view when ever I am in a car playing it messes with my system also add thermodynamics and elements so u can make it from scratch
Pc game goes on iPad 5/5
By This game is pretty goo
This is Universe Sandbox Squared iPad Edition
(That's good btw)
Too Much of Nothing 1/5
By Gates of Eden
If you want to experience the blackness of space go into your closet and shut the door. Save yourself $3.99. This is nothing like the description. No instructions, little itty bitty pictures. Move on folks, there's nothing to see. Just a bad app, that's all.
Great but needs help 3/5
I love this app but.......
PUT IN A RESET BUTTON
I keep having to redownload ties app and it's tiring
Ideas to make the game play better 4/5
By biggest reader of books
Can you please make it wear you can have more options when you create a solar system to have the sun stay in one place. Also a few things I would like to see is the ability to create planets like Saturn, make asteroid belts more physics like you can see the planets hit each other and when their is nebula remnants the star that is in the star dust can grow bigger
IM GLITCHED 4/5
By It just has a cool song
I'm doing 4 star cause I've got a huge huge glitch when I sometimes play i place a object it doesn't do anything and sometimes it shows a star pulsing EVERYWHERE and I want to get rid of it when I can't...
Great idea, still missing though. 4/5
This would be my favorite app ever, however, it's lacking a few things. Make it to where all the planets I add are on the same solar plane when orbiting a star. Like make the orbits more controllable because a lot of us want to make realistic star systems. In real solar systems, the planets all orbit on the same plane. Also, the app really needs an options menu. With an option to save a system and all its body's names to view later. Also an option to change a planet/star's color and mass would be nice. An option to make a star stay stationary and immovable would also be great. Add these things and I guarantee you'll be getting many five star reviews and ratings. Oh and one more thing, an option to change the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit and the kilometers to miles would be absolutely splendid! 😊 Just adding an "options menu" would be great!
This HAS to be a favorable app in this appstore,along with a few others. It has mysterious soundtracks with layed music. Although it lags, I have no blame. For an app with alot of potential to it, IS GOING to lag sometimes. Now, lets get to the point. I really hope they can manage to some of the bugs in the futrue,as well as planets! Maybe even an unrealistic mode.Now,planets? We can change the climate.. All that snazz. I think the creators can do that research on their part. Well, 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Good app. One suggestion. 4/5
Please find a way to keep the stars from moving all the time. Big fan of Space by THIX.
Regret Purchasing 1/5
Out of all the apps I regret purchasing, this is the app I regret the most, and I have about 50 apps I regret purchasing.
Awful and not fun 1/5
Just a waste of money. My only regret is that these guys got away with producing a pile of trash and selling it.
After playing the chemistry and beaker apps I was really expecting something more calcuted. Needs a better UI, more planet customization, ability to set orbit patterns, turn off stupid motion detection, and an options button on all celestial bodies to set what it revolves around, how far it is, what shape of orbit and mass.
App is Broken 1/5
By Stephen Cosner
Since the update you can't drag and drop anything which makes the app totally useless.
Needs overhaul 3/5
Don't know which technologies they are using to Dev this app, but, it's laggggggggy as if my iPad Pro had zero processing power. Sad, good idea but it's unplayable.
Last update broke it for me. 2/5
Now when I touch the icon to Examine, like I place a Red Dwarf in place, let it expire and the Return icon disappears and I can no longer interact with the app and have to close it.
From the other reviews it sounds like this developer is de-evolving the app. Shame as it looked intesting.
Some weird physics, and bad controls 3/5
I wish there was more control in the game, and in the tutorial, it may freeze up if you aren't careful. Some suggestions would be being able to set the mass and orbital patterns (and therefore the gravity) of the celestial objects you create. Also being able to fine tune the planet's distance from the particular star it is orbiting would be nice. This would help the user have better control of what the planet's atmospheric and terrestrial conditions are like (especially if you wanted an Earth-like planet) And I also wish you could set the specific spectral class of stars. The worst part of the game is that if a red dwarf star or yellow dwarf crashes with another star, even if it is a blue giant, then it creates a pulsar. And if two blue giants crash together, it creates a black hole. That is most definitely not how pulsars and black holes are created. It also doesn't make sense how a high mass star becomes a pulsar if the tiniest little star crashes into it and the star dies. Wouldn't it make more sense that the larger star would just gobble up the tiny speck of a star instead of dying? It's like a corolla crashing into a sky scraper and the building just crumples instantly. Also you could have a planet orbiting a star perfectly fine, and then it could all of the sudden spontaneously crash into the star it is orbiting. This is especially bad if you want to create a binary (or higher) star system. I know that in a real solar system a tug of gravity would be at play here, but if we had the control of the mass and distance then the gravity would remain stable in the solar system. Another good feature to add to the game would be being able to mass delete or create some objects like comets, asteroids, and moons. This is a good concept, but it wasn't what I thought it would be.
P.S. I just had another thought to add to improve it. It would be easier if the user could create their solar system in a separate layout in which every celestial body in your solar system could be seen at once and if you could set a specific star (only if you have a binary star system or higher) to be the center.