Crayons Physics Deluxe

Emerging Technologies and Edtech June 19, 2014

Country of Origin: Finland
Languages: English, Portuguese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Chinese
Developer: Kloonigames
Publisher: Kloonigames
Year Published: 2009
Platforms: Windows, iOS, OSX, Linux, Android
Genre: Physics Puzzle
Subject: Science (physics)

Crayon Physics Deluxe is a coloring book of physics puzzles wherein players must guide a ball from a starting point to an end point and pass through as many stars as possible along the route. Action in the game is triggered by lines and shapes drawn by players on screen, as they attempt to move the ball from point A to point B. Players engage in creative problem solving as they experiment with ramps, objects that possess mass, or other physics-based objects within the game’s gravity-laden constraints.

These simple mechanics accommodate elegant puzzle solutions because there are nearly an infinite number of possible ways to solve each Crayon Physics puzzle. The game itself includes more than seventy levels, each of which is highly replayable due to their multiplicity of possible solutions. The game also offers a level editor as well as a community-based Playground for sharing and trying new Crayon Physics levels.