Cosmic Top 1.0 released – 3D AudioVisual Physics-Based Toy for iOS

Chicago, Illinois – Cool Bear Studios today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Cosmic Top 1.0, its first application for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Cosmic Top is a virtual toy, an audiovisual physics-based simulation of a spinning, wobbling, and sometimes morphing top. Seeming to float among stars, the top can take on unlimited shapes and sounds which appear to glow and hum from within the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The player has full control of the top and can experience it from all angles in 3D simply by moving the device around in real space.

Simple and intuitive multi-touch gestures control the top. Swipe through the top’s center to produce a tumbling spin. Swipe around its center to generate a kaleidoscopic spin. Hold with one or more fingers to brake and stop it. Hold and swipe at the same time for a special spin mode that gets the top spinning about its symmetric axis. While special spin is still active, moving a single finger around will reorient the direction of this axis. Pinch in to see a smaller, quieter top or pinch out to experience a fullscreen light show. Tap to the left or right to navigate among 24 unique and colorful tops.

A set of basic and easy to use settings appear with a tap of an arrow icon. While these settings are displayed, the user can still interact with the top. Turn off the sound to listen to iTunes. Turn gravity on to observe the precession and nutation of a classical top. Turn the brake off and it will rotate continuously. Lock the view to fix the stars in the display. Tap the cosmic button and randomly create a new cosmos of tops.

Features
* 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 gyroscope, if available
* Optimized for high animation frame rate for each iOS device
* Unlimited shapes and sounds generated from randomized mathematical functions
* Fun for both young and old

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* Universal application
* 2.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Cosmic Top 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Cool Bear Studio LLC was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in April of 2010 by James Abbey and Mike Anderson. Copyright (C) 2010 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.

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