The problem with 005

Some of you have run into a little problem in mission 005 of NEW ORBIT, so until the fix has passed Apple’s inspection, here’s what’s going wrong and how to avoid it:

First the solution: Don’t get close to Noah’s Asteroid before the Cargo-Ship reaches the lost ship.

Fix for 005

And here’s why: There’s a “proximity check” on Noah that triggers when you enter the area and tells the story-script that you’ve left the lost ship. When the cargo-ship arrives at the lost ship it triggers another “proximity check” that tells the script that you arrived at the lost ship. If it happens in this order, the game believes you’ve decided to stay with the poor lost ship forever on… Fixing it was easy once I knew what was going wrong: Only enable the trigger on Noah after the cargo-ship has arrived at the lost ship.

This is what mission 005 looks like in the editor, by the way:

New Orbit mission 005 in the editor

Fix will be out soon! And stay tuned for a bit of bonus content as well!

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    Zach on January 24, 2012 at 22:55 | Permalink

    The opening menu turns pink when the game stars up.

    Herman on January 25, 2012 at 14:03 | Permalink

    On The second asteroid with mines, a good additional hint would be to jettison cargo :)

    Also. Please have the voices redone by native speakers :)

    Loved the game!

    Geo on January 25, 2012 at 18:16 | Permalink

    Love the game. Would like updates as the come for follow on missions.

    col000r on January 25, 2012 at 20:05 | Permalink

    Pink or red? If you see a red flash you found my secret shortcut to reset game progress… :)

    Luke on January 26, 2012 at 07:03 | Permalink

    Love this game. Make it into a movie! How do I escape the 2nd asteroids double mine field ?

    g0t0d1e on January 26, 2012 at 19:34 | Permalink

    I just love the game. I play it as often I can and I try to be faster with every new try. Can’t wait for the next episode

    col000r on January 26, 2012 at 19:46 | Permalink

    Thanks a lot! 2nd asteroid: lift off, turn around and pass as close to the asteroid as possible – this will accelerate you enough to get out on the other side!

    Awesomeo on January 27, 2012 at 05:59 | Permalink

    Forget what the other guy said, the voices were well done. Don’t change them, especially not Noah. Awesome game. Eagerly awaiting episode 2.

    Jeremy on January 28, 2012 at 04:04 | Permalink

    The guy that wants the voices redone by “native speakers” is a small minded dumbass bigot who needs to get out more. LOVE the voices just as they are! So much character and personality.

    Mark on January 28, 2012 at 04:18 | Permalink

    Hi, I’m in desperate need of a clue for the second asteroid in level 007. I’ve tried everything thing I can think of to slingshot out of there.


    Rights on January 28, 2012 at 05:14 | Permalink

    I can’t turn around fast enough before the mines hit me on the second asteroid. Is there any way to boost of the asteroid with less force?

    Dan D on January 28, 2012 at 16:56 | Permalink

    Loved the voices….! Gave the game a lot of personality that played well in the overall genre.

    Great game

    David on January 28, 2012 at 23:37 | Permalink

    I simply love the atmosphere of the game, the voice acting is really adding to the overall mood — please don’t change that! Can’t wait for the next episodes!

    williamgalindo on January 29, 2012 at 23:44 | Permalink

    To get out of the asteroid in the second mine field you have to drill for ore using the drill. You need to fill up your cargo and once you do them it will make you ship heavier so when you launch off the asteroid you don’t go as far then you need to use the gravity of the asteroid and get away at an angle

    caiman on January 30, 2012 at 14:57 | Permalink

    I can’t land on the asteroid on 009 for the life of me. I know what to do to get past the mines, but coordinating it… Argh! I’ve probably tried 50 times now. There comes a point where you just have to give up I’m afraid.

    Willamgalindo on January 30, 2012 at 21:29 | Permalink

    Unload your load. It’s the third button on the upper left hand side of the screen. on February 3, 2012 at 23:10 | Permalink

    I’ve landed safely twice and the game ends with the credits?

    Andy on February 6, 2012 at 04:38 | Permalink

    I have no. Voice or sound moved slide bars no change any ideas I have an ipad1

    col000r on February 6, 2012 at 16:04 | Permalink

    yes, first episode ends with the credits. but the first episode was only the beginning…

    I’ve uploaded a walkthrough video of mission 007 if you want to see how I do it: – yes, even I needed 2 tries on the second asteroid ;)

    col000r on March 7, 2012 at 10:14 | Permalink

    Mute switch on or volume turned down? These settings only apply on top of what you have set the iPad to. If you have the iPad’s volume all the way down the settings in the game will have no effect.

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