Physics Games
October 16, 2006 2:37 AM   Subscribe

Games games games. You've probably seen some of them before. But they're all based on good physics.
posted by Jimbob (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Line Rider Jumps the Shark
posted by bobobox at 2:53 AM on October 16, 2006 [1 favorite]

If you like those you might also enjoy Hyperbol, the physics based 2d space combat is all about playing with gravity (via).
posted by Olli at 4:25 AM on October 16, 2006

-This is good-
A bit perverse of you to post on Monday morning, but still good.
posted by jeremias at 4:39 AM on October 16, 2006

Still no decent grappling hook games? Meh.
posted by Tzarius at 4:54 AM on October 16, 2006

bobobox, that was awesome.

As for the link... to many "must download to play" games. Boo!
posted by antifuse at 5:49 AM on October 16, 2006

Thanks bobobox, that was fab.

Laser beams!
posted by NinjaTadpole at 5:53 AM on October 16, 2006

I tried the These Little Pigs one as a lark. I thought the entire design was low-contrast beautiful and the game was pretty simple & novel. What I don't get is why he said "Don't play this if you just got dumped or something, you'll probably end up wanting to kill yourself." Uh, what?
posted by Brainy at 6:11 AM on October 16, 2006

I spent an obscene amount of time watching line rider videos on youtube.

Btw, if you want to make a good track-- a couple of techniques (aside from saving often):

1: Hold down the left mouse button, move the mouse to start the line, right click. When the menu comes up, let go of the left mouse button, then left-click again on the screen to draw a perfectly straight line.

2: Draw curves using straight lines at a tangent. As long as you keep the angles very obtuse, line-rider will be able to take the curves at basically any speed.
posted by empath at 6:47 AM on October 16, 2006

Some good games here, but I wish the Teagames ones didn't run soooooo slowly for me.
posted by afx237vi at 7:06 AM on October 16, 2006

PhET, the University of Colorado's Physics Education Technology project, has some interesting interactive physics simulations.
posted by gruchall at 9:40 AM on October 16, 2006

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