Play Test: Physics Drawing Games

| May 18, 2010

This week in preparation for the upcoming seminar on Game Design on March 4th, members of EdLab’s Development & Research group who are working on games research will be posting some online free games for you to play. This will allow the audience at the seminar to have some similar play experiences that we can relate to and add to our discussion.

There are two feature games today, since they are very similar, and playing both will allow for comparison. The first is a game called Crayon Physics Deluxe (you have to download the demo version of it). It is a 2D physics puzzle game based on principles of physics such as friction, gravity and inertia. You get to experience what it will be like if your drawings can be magically transformed into real physical objects. You are then challenged to solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.

Screen shot of Crayon Physics Deluxe
<b>Crayon Physics Deluxe</b>

Crayon Physics Deluxe
Click here to download the demo game.
Click here to learn more about the game.

The second game is an easily accessible free online game that is based on similar principles of Physics Crayon Deluxe that is called Magic Pen.

Screen shot of Magic Pen
Magic Pen

Magic Pen
Click here to play the game.
Click here to learn more about the game.

Enjoy your play testing and bring your comments, questions and ideas to the seminar next week!