Untold Riches: An Analysis Of Portal’s Level Design
, from RPS, who have been looking at level design in their Level With Me
series of interviews. Meanwhile Valve will be announcing something
Monday morning - probably not Half Life 3.
The physics of Bad Piggies: Scale
, scale again
A Slower Speed of Light
is a first-person game prototype, built by the MIT Game Lab, that emulates the visual effects of special relativity.
The Games We Play. [SLYT]
And you thought you were the only one.
is a collection of browser games that all have at least a rudimentary physics model. Some of the games I've enjoyed are Roly Poly Eliminator
, Totem Destroyer 1
, Demolition City
and Red Ball
. Most are fairly simple but some are complex, notably IncrediBots 1
, which might as well require an engineering degree (slight hyperbole). My absolute favorite type of game on this site is the destroy-castles-with-a-trebuchet game, handsomely represented by not one but three games, Castle Clout
, Castle Clout: Return of the King
(no Tolkien connection) and Crush the Castle
. All this is but a small sample of what's on offer.
the delightful latest game from independent game developer Petri Purho at Kloonigames
, a sort of finnish Ferry Halim
. Draw objects with your crayon to get the ball to the star. The site is also home to other made-in-a-week games such as Cacodemon
, which is as frustrating as it is addictive. If Crayon Physics seems too short, check out the small level pack
or hack the xml to make your own. Windows only, works in Wine too
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
Ever wanted to be a little chick with a gun, knocking down hundreds of blocks?
Well, now's your chance in Kumoon
: a fun, free little physics-based game (for Mac and PC) in which you must knock down all the blocks in a room with limited resources. Screenshots
, review + movie
courtesy of this excellent list of physics-based games of all kinds
. Something for everyone.
Games games games.
You've probably seen some of them before. But they're all based on good physics.