If you’ve been wanting some additional control functionality in Space Tripper [$3.99], you got just that in the game’s latest update. This morning, the crew behind the free-roaming shoot ’em up added in tilt calibration alongside “relative" touch controls, which let you touch the screen and move around your ship with momentum-heavy flicks.
Developer Luke Ryan let us behind the curtain a bit. He was initially worried that this new scheme wouldn’t work, but then he realized “we could just add momentum so that you can flick the ship the same way you would flick a scroll menu." Ryan adds that he thinks this works “surprisingly well," and our forums are back that up.
In addition to this, a new Easy Mode has been integrated into the experience, giving users more lives to work with and no level restarts after death. If you want it less intense, give it a spin. Heck, give the game a spin in general. It’s pretty good.