19
Sep
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Game developers have launched players into the abyss of space since they first learned how to manipulate pixels, but very few titles offer us the chance to simulate life as a modern day astronaut. Sure, GRAVITY: DON'T LET GO is purely intended to draw interest in the upcoming film Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, but it still offers one of the relatively few chances to float around present day spacecraft that gamers have.

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If you haven't already seen the trailer for Gravity, here's the gist - things go horribly wrong. Satellite debris crashes into a space shuttle, sending an astronaut hurtling through space desperately trying to free herself from the damaged mechanical arm she's attached to.

It's this moment, right at the beginning of the trailer, where the Android game begins. Players try to detach from the broken arm and stabilize themselves using a series of finger taps and swipes. It's very basic stuff, but it's not all the game has to offer. Later stages let you explore a satellite and get a taste for how hard it is to maneuver in zero gravity.

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The game is free, and there are no in-app purchases to concern yourself with. The main menu reveals a multiplayer mode, but it's not yet available to play around with. Until then, there's enough single player content to fill a few free moments, regardless of whether you're hyped for the movie or just curious to try out a space game that doesn't involve lasers.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Mehmet Fatih

    why the fuck its not compatible with my S2 ?

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Because you fucking curse like a fucking child, for fuck's sake!

      • David Loman

        Hahahaha. Dude, you gave me my first laugh of the day.

      • Mehmet Fatih

        Calm the fuck down bro. Sorry for the fucking curses by the way..

      • Mike Horton

        Watch your fucking mouth!

      • franziska

        seems there's lot of foolishly fool here spouting foolish foolishness who speaks foolishly with foolish words...

        - von karma

        • Lumi

          Don't think this is an exact quote, but nice to see an AA reference here~

    • hyperbolic

      Yes it is.

    • https://play.google.com/store/search?q=kodiak+211 Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

      I'm downloading it now, on my GS2 Epic...

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

    I'm pumped for this movie. Children of Men is incredible and all of the reviews for Gravity seem to be really positive. It looks intense. I'll have to download this today.

    • jeux999

      i agree, although i will probably need therapy after this film: it's a must-see. hopefully i can get a crew together for support since i'm told this will be play at imax theaters

    • Qliphah

      I hate to disappoint you but my guess is that the trailer pretty much showed all the action filled moments. The other 2 1/2 hours will be Clooney and Sandra Bullock breathing heavily at each other.

      • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

        Not according to just about all of the reviews I've read. Apparently the opening where the ship gets wrecked is just the beginning and that the film is intense and entertaining the whole way through.

      • https://twitter.com/TaBurchett Tim Burchett

        The movie is not 2 1/2 hours, it comes into the 90 minutes range. And whats wrong with 2 hours of Clooney and Bullock breathing heavily at each other anyways?

  • Mobile Phones Fan

    Debris from a satellite crashes into a space shuttle and sends an astronaut hurdling in space...

    Unless earth-orbit accidents have been merged with field & track events, I'd like to suggest the following edits.:

    "Satellite debris crashes into a space shuttle, sending an astronaut hurtling through space..."
    .

    • Anon

      That comma (,) should be a semicolon (;).

      • squiddy20

        No it shouldn't. The semicolon can serve to join two independent clauses (two complete sentences). "Sending an astronaut hurtling through space", is not an independent clause (complete sentence). Who/What is doing the "sending"? It's an incomplete thought.
        If you're going to correct someone, make sure you're right.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Hmm, that doesn't sound safe, but it would make for a much more interesting game than this is.

  • Josè

    Is this US only? It shows as incompatible on my Nexus 4 and old Nexus 7

    • not a spark

      Must be it works on my n4, but I'm in Australia not US

  • Matthew Fry

    I'll pass. I'm not really interested in interactive nightmares.

    • flosserelli

      Awww cmon, live a little ;)

      Seriously though, this game is child's play compared to what it is really like to live & work in space. The "routine" launches of the Space Shuttle and other manned flights have made many people forget how dangerous & unforgiving spaceflight really is. I applaud everyone that has ever worked in a spacesuit. Those people have balls (and ovaries) of steel.

      • Timothy Lacbay

        and that is why being an astronaut is the highest form of career anyone can have, you have to be intelligent, physically fit, mentally stable, and have balls of steel.

        "Nothing beats an Astronaut" - Axe commercial

    • knoxer

      I hope this game is good.

      I always dream on playing zero-gravity games on mobile, yet the closest one I know is Dead Space, but mobile version still didn't feels like traveling at zero-g at all.. :(

      will try this game later on weekend. looks promising.

  • Leonardo Baez

    is geo locked? it doesnt let install on s3

  • Magneira

    I will install tonight in my nexus 7 to see, but I think this is a great marketing tool (if the game is at least average) and would be cool if more movies made this bits of a movie for free in game form.