Friday, October 24, 2008

Fantistic Contraption...When Physics can be Fun!!!

While skimming through various blogs, I came across a very interesting post on the How-to Geek. The post was about yet another online flash game, but this time it is based on physics and puzzle solving, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Fantastic Contraption turned out to be an extremely fun game to play. The objective of the game is to move the red object (usually a circular object, but sometimes other shapes) to the red area (called the "goal"). Sometimes there are some obstacles in the way. To achieve the goal, you have to build a "contraption" using the tools at the top of the screen, and use this contraption to move the red object to the goal area. To make things even harder, you can only build your contraption within the light blue area (the workshop).

The games with a large number of levels, each of which has a different arrangement of objects. One good thing about this game is that you don't have to proceed through the level sequentially. If you find yourself stuck at a particular level, you can go to the main menu, and play a different level of your choosing.

You can also save your contraptions (in mid-level, or after you've solved the level), but you have to create an account in order to do this (which is free). You will be given a link that you can share with others so they can directly see your contraption in action. You can also upload your contraptions to the server. Once you solve a level, you can view contraptions built by other users for that particular level. Here are some of the contraptions I've built (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O). I am not listing them in level order, or even including the level, so that I don't spoil your experience with the game.

Warning: The game is very addictive, so make sure you don't lose track of time while playing it.
Have fun!!

1 comment:

Ahmed Kotb said...

very nice game
if u love this kind of games u can try PHUN (PHysics is fUn).which have more tools to discover.

main site :
a review in my humble blog:

i agree with you completely about tracking time coz this games are addictive and we csed students dont have time at all. :D

Ahmed Kotb
1st year CSED Alex uni.