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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[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 -
The demo scene is alive
. 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 -
- 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 -
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 -
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 -