Crayon Physics! I want to play this game!

March 20, 2008 at 10:52 pm (games)

Maybe you’ve seen it already. If you haven’t, you need to check it out. It’s such a simple basic concept, but the variations on top of that basic concept could be endless.

Can you make springs? How about umbrellas and parachutes and balloons? Can you burn stuff? Heat or cool stuff? Can you draw things with different states of matter? Can you change the friction of surfaces? Can you coordinate the timing on multiple objects? How complex can your machinery get? Rube Goldberg complexity? Does this game have AI to figure out what to do with an object it’s never seen before? Or can you just apply the rules of physics and there’s no need for complex AI? And what if someone’s a bad artist – how closely does a drawing have to resemble a real thing before it’s recognized?

Maybe I’ll have to play the game and try all these things out! There’s a demo version available, but you can only draw squares and nothing else.

Update: Even the basic game is really addicting. It actually might be more fun because you have to make things work with only blocks. It’s better than Snood! But they only have a limited set of levels. 😦 But then again, now I’m free to go to sleep. If they had more levels, I probably wouldn’t have gone to sleep for a while…


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