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always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom

Rebound. A simple physics game with 2 controls. How far to the right can you go? [more inside]
posted by garlic on May 20, 2013 - 32 comments

Aspiring Animators & Game Designers, Study Your Calculus & Combinatorics

Every film Pixar has produced has landed in the top fifty highest-grossing animated films of all time. What's their secret? Mathematics. Oh, and 22 Rules of Storytelling. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 8, 2013 - 40 comments

Fun with kinematics!

Racetrack is a game with very simple rules which nonetheless does a surprisingly good job of simulating the acceleration, braking, and handling of a race car. It can teach not only about inertia and kinematics, but also about optimal racing lines. Racetrack can be played with nothing more than a piece of graph paper and a pen, but there is also an online implementation called Vector Racer.
posted by 256 on Aug 11, 2012 - 42 comments

Escape The Red Giant

Escape The Red Giant is a Flash game that is both incredibly relaxing and incredibly addictive. [more inside]
posted by motty on Jul 14, 2012 - 18 comments

Sugar Sugar

Sugar, Sugar: Friday Flash Fun.
posted by saladin on Jun 1, 2012 - 17 comments

but no stones

Sticks is a Flash game where you use some minor engineering skills to make a dude rich. [more inside]
posted by DU on Jul 22, 2011 - 13 comments

Play Tesla the Weather Man

You are Nikola Tesla. Dodge obstacles and control the elements as you race to stop Thomas Edison. A game by ThoughtQuake Studios, made using open source software and part of IndieDB's top 100 games of 2010. via BlenderNation.
posted by circular on Mar 14, 2011 - 10 comments

And it's going, going, GONE!

The Longest Home Run Ever
posted by zarq on Nov 5, 2010 - 41 comments

Up a bit, down a bit, over a bit ...

Sprocket Rocket is a physics game whose goal is to collect sprockets to unlock argumentations to your egg shaped rocket ship (and school you about IP law but you can ignore that part). [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on May 31, 2010 - 41 comments

Tiny & Big

Tiny & Big. Help Tiny recover his grandfather's magical underpants of teleportation stolen by the nefarious Big. A demo for a 3D physics puzzler involving a cutting laser and grappling hook. Youtube preview. Available for OSX (10.5), Windows, & Linux (32bit, 64bit).
posted by juv3nal on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 comments

there are many types of balls

Blosics 2 is a physics game. Throw blocks off the stage by shooting balls at them. There are many types of blocks, there are many types of balls. 30 levels to finish. (flash, music/sound effects optional) [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Mar 9, 2010 - 26 comments

Now you're thinking with science.

Ever wonder how the physics of Portal's portals worked? Or how Mario could walk on space rocks in Super Mario Galaxy? Games Demystified seeks to answer these pressing questions, with code samples and working demos. [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Nov 7, 2009 - 8 comments

Bridge Too Far

Friday Flash Frustration: Their cute little faces ask for the impossible. Get them to the other side. (via)
posted by DU on Apr 17, 2009 - 54 comments

Fly me to the moon, so I can play among the stars...

Friday Flash Fun: Green Moon Lab! Manipulate gravity and momentum to get to the exit in this sleek, simple, Portal-esque physics puzzler. Contains twenty levels plus an unlockable challenge mode. A little weak in the writing department, but the drunken swooping gameplay more than makes up for it. (via)
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 13, 2009 - 16 comments

Jumpman

Friday 3MB-Mac-and-PC-download fun: Jumpman. [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Feb 20, 2009 - 29 comments

Physio-logical

Perfect Balance If this is Flash Fun, then today must be Friday. [more inside]
posted by DU on Jan 29, 2009 - 46 comments

Incredibeta

Incredibots. Make crazy machines! Solve puzzles! Share with your friends! And that's just the beta. Similarly [more inside]
posted by DU on Nov 13, 2008 - 36 comments

Physics Invader

Physics Invader takes the classic Space Invaders idea and, as you might guess from the name, adds physics. Extra points awarded for pushing the heaps of Invader corpses off the edge of the screen! PEW PEW PEW! [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Oct 26, 2008 - 19 comments

Friday Flash Fun: Roller Coaster

This little game lets you learn about G Forces AND have fun. From the University of Cambridge's Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies. You must build a roller coaster that thrills the occupants, but be warned - if they throw up your score gets reset, and making them black out is also frowned upon.
posted by SciencePunk on May 2, 2008 - 12 comments

Magic crayon Physics - now in online flash form

Online Crayon Physics Flash version of stuff from here and here. No download needed (vs. prior posts) and totally addicting.
posted by filmgeek on Apr 6, 2008 - 38 comments

Level 50 is evil

[Friday Flash Fun] Gravity Pods, a physics-based shooter/puzzle where you use special gravity pods and repellers to alter the course of a projectile and avoid barriers to hit a target.
posted by aerotive on Jul 27, 2007 - 25 comments

96k of hilarity

The demo scene is alive and well. Showing off just what can be done with your computer with tiny programs (serious hardware required, video link included). The point of this post? Sumotori Dreams. A physics based game packed into 96k. It's not the gameplay itself which is so great, it's the stumbling drunk AI characters. Play a round, then sit back and watch them stumble (youtube). Safe for work, if gales of laughter don't draw suspicion.
posted by tomble on Apr 25, 2007 - 49 comments

Physics simulators. Lots of physics simulators.

PhET - Physics Education Technology offers this astoundingly large library of online physics simulations. Play orbital billiards. Land on a cheesy moon. Experiment with sound. Or try more advanced quantum physics simulators. Still bored? Try the "cutting edge" catagory. Here's the complete index. (Warnings: Frames, Flash, Javascript, Java applets, graphics, sound, quantum timesuck.)
posted by loquacious on Feb 3, 2007 - 7 comments

That's No Moon

Physics Phun [Phlash, not Phriday]. Orbit is a game where you try to set up, well, orbits. How many levels can you finish?
posted by The Bellman on Nov 7, 2006 - 23 comments

More physics games!

Double Wires (flash) Point and click to shoot out grapples or webs. Move to the right to advance your score.
War of the Hell (java) Get the stick figures to climb your rope and then carefully fling them skyward to 'Heaven'.
(Via d_of_i's always unique DOFI-BLOG, creator of Cat Sledding and the mesmerising Sand Sand Sand.) (Third in a continuing series of physics games posts.)
posted by loquacious on Oct 23, 2006 - 13 comments

Is there a physicist in the house?

Fun Motion - a blog dedicated to physics-simulating games, currently with 49 reviews (and counting) of well known favorites like Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount, Towers of Goo, Toribash and many, many more. (A follow up to my previous YouTube post.) Kiss your precious, fleeting motes of productivity goodbye, cube-farmers!
posted by loquacious on Oct 19, 2006 - 26 comments

Pendulumania

Thursday non-flash fun: Pendulumania! (Direct link here.) Swing the ball around to hit the targets, but don't let your line break. (more inside)
posted by squidlarkin on Jul 14, 2005 - 8 comments

Or, "fadnap" spelled backwards

Pandaf Golf. Friday Flash Fun. Warning: goes on forever. I think.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Feb 25, 2005 - 45 comments

Rekkaturvat

Rekkaturvat: You've already pushed a hapless dummy down the stairs. Now you can see what happens when that same guy gets behind the wheel - or at least inside the cab - of a truck speeding toward a wall. Scant on documentation, but not hard to figure out (the 1 and 2 sliders control the position of two ramps). Anyone find a good technique for a high score? (2 MB Windows .exe)
posted by wanderingmind on Aug 3, 2003 - 51 comments

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