On Tuesday afternoon, rain clouds loomed in the sky, so afternoon volleyball was cancelled. Naturally, many of the students who would have otherwise been playing volleyball came streaming into the computer lab. The games commenced! Hot dog games and stick figure light saber fights and motorcycle races. But the one that interested me the most was that which Cesar was playing: Rolling Fall. It's the one you see above, and the basic idea behind the game is that you must solve increasingly difficult puzzles in which you hit zombies with cannon balls. The rules of the game are all governed by physical laws. The game reminds me a whole lot of Crayon Physics.
I tried desperately to explain to Cesar that he was actually learning about physics as he was playing, but he wouldn't listen. Your blog comments today must do one of two things:
- Either explain a physical law that is at work in this game
- Or, tell me an idea for a very simple game like Rolling Fall that teaches its player as they play