# Physics games

Eezekiel
Does anyone know of any good online physics games or simulations?

leajennifer37

Eezekiel
thanks guys this will keep me busy for while.

zyh
these are so good stuff! thanks for sharing!

VanOosten
physicsgames.net can't give a more obvious answer then that lol

The legend
There's a game called Crayon Physics...on computer and Iphone...and it's really fun.

hl_world

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The legend
i got another game called Armadillo Run...it's a 3d game, with the goal to make the ball like armadillo reach the goal place from the start position with the help of suitable materials. You can control the tension's in strings and materials too...and overall, it's really really interesting.

dkotschessaa
I don't think I learned any physics from these, but I'm sure the programmers did. nice diversion though!

Kevin_Axion
They're games based on mechanical physics, such as Newtonian mechanics and other classical ideas. They aren't meant to teach you physics.

akd_dka
http://www.worldofgoo.com/

This is an amazing game. But sadly it isn't free. It is similar to crayon physics, but way too cool.

eah2119
http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos/

It's available for iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, and Linux. It's $10, but it really is entertaining. If you're knowledgeable about orbits and how they react, it has a relation to physics. The basic idea behind the game is the laws of motion. You are controlling this bubble in a closed arena. There are also other little bubbles in the arena. Your objective is to consume all the bubbles. When you consume the bubbles you get larger. You move your bubble by clicking on the screen. Clicking will shoot out a small bubble in the direction you click and you are propelled in the opposite direction. There is also gravity involved, elliptical orbits, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Oh, and it's called Osmos by Hemisphere Games. spark.bisht Try this one, for cricket http://www.simplylearnt.com/practice/questions/wc-2011/Electrostatics-1 margaretedwar Nice, I really wanted to be good in Physics but I just couldn't get it. I really feel bad. Mentor open source physics has many physics simulations not games but still cool. www.compadre.org/osp utkarsh5 can any of them simulate fluids?like water,air,air pressure etc. can any of them simulate a barometer? Peppino Try www.Newton-world.net [Broken]. It's a simulator I made for my physics class, though it's mostly for elementary physics concepts. Last edited by a moderator: pachelbel If you're into Space and space programs in general then I'd highly recommend Kerbal space program, it's a sandbox game with the application of the laws of physics, you can download the demo for free and then decide wheteher to purchase the actual game which once bought you are able to download for free the continuous new versions as it's being heavily developed. The price is$18 usd which is about £12 gbp. Endless fun, extremely addictive and an excellent educational tool for all ages!

https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Dummienoob
This is more of a Chemistry game but still... powdertoy.co.uk
Powder Toy has fluid and powder physics. If you have ever played Powder Game then this is more advanced. It has nuclear fission, fusion, subatomic particles, electric currents, acids, diferent states of matter, photons and more cool stuff.

Staff Emeritus
"Crayon Physics" is kind of a neat concept. You draw objects such as rocks or sticks or ramps, and then they fall under gravity. You are supposed to solve puzzles like getting some object to some destination using hand-drawn levers and weights and so forth.

http://www.crayonphysics.com/

Homework Helper
^The funny thing about Crayon Physics (which the creator admits) is that it is more of a sandbox than a puzzle game. You can do so many things that the puzzles are easy. To be a good puzzle game it would have needed to be very restrictive which would have made it less fun.

DrDanny
chuk
Is there a program where I can
- define different particle types
- set and customize particle features (for example size, attraction/repulsion)
- connect particles into chains like molecules
And then simulate all that?

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