January 24, 2012 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Chicago, Illinois - Cool Bear Studios today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Cosmic Top 1.1, an update to the best iPhone Entertainment app in the US as named by App Store Rewind 2011. Cosmic Top is a virtual toy, a 3D interactive light and sound show governed by the physics of a spinning top that appears to float in space. The top's motion is synced to the playback of sci-fi sounds providing a unique audiovisual world for the player to explore. A set of 20 tops of varied shapes and sounds are randomly created at the touch of a button offering an endless array of possibilities.
In this update, the audio, physics, and graphics engines have all been improved upon leading to an overall higher quality and more varied simulation of a top.
The sound now includes both amplitude and frequency modulated sounds, harmonics, and echo effects. The spectral detail is enhanced for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
The tops can now illustrate the "funky" physics of having unique and unbalanced inertias that make normal spin motion unstable and cause the tops to repeatedly flip their axes. All tops also now have a distinct center of mass and therefore different frequencies of pendulum oscillation and top precession. Just for fun, we also added a rare, 1 out of a 100, chance for a top be be a Kovalevskaya top. Named in honor of the Russian female mathematician, these tops can form especially interesting patterns of motion and sound. They can be found by looking for a top that does not come to rest like most tops do when "gravity" is on.
There are new and brighter tops. The new tops are solid, sphere morphed shapes that can have surfaces of flowing color. The graphic detail is also enhanced for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
* Enhanced for iPhone 4S and iPad 2
* Multitasking support
* Realistic physics simulation via Euler's equations for rotating bodies
* 3D graphics and audio
* Simple and intuitive multi-touch control with up to 11 active touches on iPad, 5 on iPhone and iPod touch
* Uses Retina display and Three-axis gyro , if available
* Optimized for high animation frame rate for each iOS device
* Unlimited shapes and sounds generated from randomized mathematical functions providing lots of replay value
* Fun for both young and old
* iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* Universal application
* 4.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Cosmic Top 1.1 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.
Cool Bear Studio LLC was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 2010 by James Abbey and Mike Anderson. Copyright (C) 2012 Cool Bear Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.