Protect the space stations with Ablative Air for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 5 Oct 2013 08:33 am EDT
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Ablative Air for BlackBerry 10 is quite unique as far as I can tell. I've not played a game like it myself on BlackBerry, although there may be similar ones on other platforms. The developer of Ablative Air is actually an employee of QNX and while he may work on promoting car software by day, he has been spending his evenings working on this cool space game. 

The concept of Ablative Air is to protect the space station that orbits the earth. There's no aliens in this one but like in real life you are protecting it from debris that travels through space. So, from your space craft you must aim your lasers and lock on to the debris before it collides with the space station. The debris will be circled in a blue circle, however if that circle turns red it means that a collision is imminent. Using the laser crosshairs you must lock on to the debris and blast it before impact. 

There are also some bonus items you can pick up occasionally that float through space in the form of an colored orbs. These include Scatter Shot and Super Sights - which puts your crosshairs on auto-pilot. You'll also come across some rockets as you progress through the levels and shooting these will cause an explosion - therefore destroying any surrounding debris. 

By pure coincidence the game has also been released around the same time as the movie Gravity hits theaters. If you fancy pretending you are George Clooney or Sandra Bullock this will be a good way to do so!  With great graphics and realistic NASA style commentary Ablative Air is quite a beauty. The game costs £1.50/$1.99 and is exclusive to the BlackBerry Z10 and Z30

  • Blast the trash orbiting the earth with 6 specialized power-ups 
  • Work your way through 4 difficulty levels, including the devilishly hard lemon difficult
  • Prove your mettle during 3 unique sudden-death rounds 
  • Win 30 distinctive achievement medals, including 4 top-secret Black Ops 
  • Battle for supremacy and officer rank on four leaderboards
  • Compete with your friends. Game over screen tells you who's on top  
  • Photographically rendered earth, sun, moon, stars, and Milky Way 
  • Debris paths with orbital dynamics and atmospheric drag
  • International audio from 5 spacefaring nations 
  • Real-life debris currently tracked by NASA 
  • Attract mode with space factoids and game-play tips

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Reader comments

Protect the space stations with Ablative Air for BlackBerry 10

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Downloaded. Level two and getting very addictive. It's basic but a good time killer

Posted from my Z10 with CB10.

Just saw Gravity last night. Good moving. Nothing too exciting, but still good.

Posted via CB10