At the intesection of physics simulators, games, and awesomeness
April 15, 2011 11:37 AM Subscribe
Somewhere between the ultimate physics simulator and a freeform 2-D version of Minecraft lies The Powder Toy
, a free download for Windows
, and Linux
. With over 150 elements
available to build from (and a full implementation of the game of life), users have built "working" electricity-generating reactors
, and destructible city models
. The Powder Toy is a variant on the venerable Falling Sand Game
, the most impressive version of which is the Powder Game
, now up to version 8, and playable online as a Java applet.
Some tips for The Powder Toy:
is your best getting started guide.
The icon in the bottom left corner of the game lets you open gallery of other users creations that have been posted online. Starting on the second page, the gallery lists the top rated simulations.
Windows users, creating a shortcut that goes to "powder.exe kiosk" will run the game full screen.