algodoo
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Sep 2009
Reviewed on: PC

Algodoo

Site Score
9.0
Good: Only limited by your imagination – Good tutorials – Multiple platform availability
Bad: A lot of elements to learn can make it daunting
User Score
8.8
(13 votes)
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Algodoo is a physics and simulation tool that was built off the success of Phun and released in September of 2009. With the only limit being your imagination you can create all sorts of fun inventions in Algodoo.

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The game takes place in a 2D sandbox environment where players can learn about all sorts of physics applications. It’s marketed as an educational tool and has plenty of educational benefits but is also a tonne of fun just to mess around with. It’s got all the features that made Phun an extremely popular sandbox experience but takes it to the next level with improved optics modelling and a snap to grid feature that makes connecting your creations together much easier.

Tools include the ability to create shapes of all sorts of sizes (squares, gears, circles) and then lets players add functionality to these simple shapes with gravity, springs, magnets and all other sorts of forces that let you create and test your inventions.

With the tools you can create things like human catapults, rockets, crumbling buildings or setup a series of systems to take a ball from one end of the screen to the other in a domino like fashion. Using these tools is very simple once you understand all the different options you have at your disposal through a great user interface.

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Like most games in this genre the game thrives on the ability to be able to share content. While many users take to the likes of YouTube to share their awesome creations players can also use the file sharing service built into the game so that you can explore what other people have created and learn from them. With tens of thousands of user created content it’s easy to get lost just playing with what others have created.

If you’re creatively minded and want a game that gives you a huge amount of freedom in a physics environment you’ll be able to spend hundreds of hours in Algodoo making your own creations and sharing them with the community.

Summary:

  • Built on the success of Phun.
  • A sandbox physics game with endless possibilities.
  • Create all sorts of inventions and test them out.
  • Share your creations with others.
  • Free on several devices, paid on some.

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Algodoo, 8.8 out of 10 based on 13 ratings
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