You begin life as a lonely asteroid, using the WASD keys to pootle around in the depths of space. By crashing into other space rocks, you gain mass until you become a small planet. Because that's science.
You don't stop there. You draw more asteroids into your orbit and consume them until you become a planet with enough mass to sustain life, and the little civilisation on top of you evolves and launches spaceships. You become a small star, which is slightly less scientific, orbited by your own planets, and suck them in to become a large star, a neutron star, and so on. Eventually, you become a black hole, swallow all the matter in the universe, and explode, forming a new universe. This isn't the end of the game.
Solar 2 makes a wonderful toy. It's relaxing to play with this vast, cosmic particle system, and to manipulate its simple rules to form your own galactic phenomena.
Release Date: 17 Jun, 2011
Genre: Casual, Simulation, Puzzle, Open World