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Save the Comet - Indie app of the day

Save the Comet is a unique arcade-style endless runner where you don't control the good guy, you control the bad guy. Check it out!
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August 8, 2014

What is Save the Comet?

Save the Comet is an arcade game that combines arcade style elements with endless runner elements and uses physics and gravity style controls to help you guide the comet away from danger. It is free to play with in app purchases.

The game’s claim to fame is in the game play and controls. You don’t actually control the comet that you tasked with keeping safe. Instead, you control the elements around the comet. You use things like the gravity of planets to change the course of the comet and you must figure out a way to blow up other comets and obstacles before it destroys the comet. If the comet crashes, it’s game over.

It features some trance-style music which isn’t unpleasant and the graphics are simple 2D sprites over a starry background. There are four “levels” you can play in that are named after nebulas and the various stages are named in the lingo of astronomy which only adds to the atmosphere.

developer interview save the comet
Overall, this is a unique endless runner and it does a good job of taking an old concept and doing something a little different. It’s free to play so there’s no financial harm in trying it out and if you really like it, there are in app purchases available to buy the game. If you’re into endless runners, this is a good one. Also don’t forget to check out our interview of the developers, MogaMecha.