Physics Games

By Deane Barker on October 16, 2006

Physics Centered Games: A great listing of video games based on physics principles. Tea Games, which we’ve discussed before, has a couple entries in the list, and Dismount is there too.

I really like Gravity. It’s sort of like the old Lunar Lander game, but around a planet, rather than just on top of it. It’s a great visualization of the concept of orbit, and how if you move fast enough, you just never hit the ground. When my 11-year-old covers that in science, I’m going to have him play this game.

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  1. What is it about physics reality games that makes them so much fun? Dismount is the simplest game and yet it is utterly addictive.

    My current favorite is Souptoys. Unlike most of these games it isn’t goal driven. Instead you get to make up things, create rube goldberg contraptions and generally play. My kids absolutely love it and would play for hours if I let them.

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