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Play OverviewPlay Overview

12 Orbits (2018) is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.

You play the game with up to 12 people. There are a few all against all modes.
  • Arena: Filled with spheres of your colour and your opponents. You must try and avoid hitting your opponent's balls.
  • Trails: Collect spheres to grow longer than your opponents. Then block their path and pay attention to your own. And should the other players try to keep their distance, just fling your spheres at them.

There are a few team modes:
  • Multiball: Team game like football where you are trying to knock the right coloured balls into the goal.
  • Blizzard: Defend against a whole shower of spheres at once, and send them right back where they came from.

It's the sort of game that looks a little strange if you are not playing it, but as you build an understanding of how it works it becomes really tactical and great fun to play with a lot of people.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked 12 Orbits 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Simulation and Sports elements. You can play with 1 to 12 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You need at least 2 players and can play with up to 12 people using one button each on a single controller, or add more controllers to make it more comfortable. You can even just use the touch screen on the Switch that is apportioned to each player.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players will enjoy the simple interactions and competing with other family members. As they grow this becomes more tactical with different strategies emerging.


12 Orbits usually costs £0.89 to £1.69.

12 Orbits

Steam Store PC £1.69
Switch Store Switch £0.89
Steam Store Mac £1.69
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
The demo is on iOS. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-12

Genres: Action, Traversal (Simulation and Sports)

Accessibility: 21 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Uj Rom (@UjRom)

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