Orbital is, as I’ve mentioned before, something of a harsh mistress. Mistakes are punished with instant death. Sometimes I’m tempted to feel like I’ve been unlucky, but, of course, luck doesn’t have anything to do with it. The rules are there and the only reason to die is that the human thumb and the human eye simply aren’t capable of judging the angles in sufficient detail.



The game’s not at fault; it’s just us…

…and sometimes a cat, if it decides to head-butt the iPhone just as you’re taking a shot.

You know, that’s probably how wasps were invented. God was making a nice, friendly insect and just as he pressed the button a cat wandered over and nudged his hand.

Universe creating deities: make cats last.