Several other new PCE efforts are in development and will be revealed/annoinced throughout 2021. Stay tuned.
What is Orbit2? Orbit2 is a new demo program for the PCEngine (and
TurboGrafx-16) systems. There's not a lot to do here, but it
makes a nice screen saver. Unlike the original Orbit demo; Orbit2
has several small bug fixes, as well as an original music score written
by Marcelo Reis Pinto.
Orbit2 features 7 celestial bodies; 6 smaller multicolored ones that
rotate around a larger (white) one. Each of the smaller satellites
has an independent orbital plane (which also rotates around the main
You can control the speed of the larger body's orbit by pressing the
left and right directional keys, the speed of the smaller bodies is
controlled by pressing the up and down keys. Pressing the II button
stop the rotational plane of the smaller bodies (that is, the will move
in a cirle around the larger body, as opposed to the normal spherical
pattern they follow). The paths of all bodies on screen are calculated
in real time (well, maybe not the body of the Pause Girl; but you know
what I mean).
You can "pause" the action by pressing the Run button during the demo.
Hitting the Select button will bring up a shameless self promotion screen.
There is also a hidden background that can (easily) be turned on and off,
and also a super sekret (and slightly naughty) background which is more
difficult to invoke. Good luck trying to find the code to the latter.