Saturday, January 17, 2009

Algodoo: Serious Gaming For Interactive Physics

Design, interact and explore - It's Physics



Algodoo is a 2D-simulation environment for creating interactive scenes in a playful, cartoony manner, making use of the physics that we use to explain our real world.

Developed by Algoryx, a software company, Algodoo is designed to encourage young people’s own creativity, ability and motivation to construct knowledge.
The synergy of science and art makes Algodoo as educational as it is entertaining. Algodoo applies a constructionist learning paradigm - learning by designing, constructing and exploring physical systems.

Algodoo is optimized for the Intel® powered convertible Classmate PC and makes innovative use of its webcam for creating physical models from live photos, the touch screen and digital pen input for drawing objects, and the accelerometer for virtual experiments and very direct interaction with the physical simulation.

Algodoo was first displayed at the BETT event in London, Jan 14-17 2009, at the Intel press event and the Intel booth.

Algodoo is based on Algorix popular software, Phun, which continues to be available for free, for non-commercial use. It can be downloaded from the Phunland wiki Have a taste of it!