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Astra is what you'd get if you spliced the planet-hopping platforming of They Need to be Fed with the gravitational physics of Angry Birds Space, then dipped the result in a vat of 100-percent proof Greek mythology.

You take control of a goddess who must leap around in deep space, collecting orbs of light to fight off the encroaching darkness. This means tapping the screen to jump between planets, while avoiding ancient beasties and massive space dragons in the process.

As you can see from our hands-on video above, it's a stimulating - and challenging - little game, one which is brimming with promise.

We'll have more info on Astra when the game goes live on the App Store this Thursday, 24th September. We don't know the price yet, but we can tell you it's premium release, and will be available for iPhone and iPad.

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