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App description: Be sure to check out my new game, SimplePlanes, where you build airplanes and see how they fly with realistic physics. You can find it on the app store, or you can find out more at the website: http://www.SimplePlanes.com

SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine.

A wise person once said: "An engineer is someone who can do for a dime what any fool can do for a dollar." In SimplePhysics, your design must not only be strong enough, it must be cheap enough to win. With the built-in Leaderboards, you can also compete with people all around the world to see who can create the most cost effective designs.

Create your design in seconds with the blueprints editor. If you make a mistake, simply tap the Undo button. Zoom in and out by pinching the screen and pan the view using a two finger drag.

While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your design. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your design.

The finger test lets you use your finger to push and pull on your design. You can use this with pinpoint accuracy, or you can just smash your design to smithereens. The finger test has an explosive new twist. You can now create explosions by tapping the screen for ultimate annihilation.

The newly added Bomb Shack level includes a dummy with full support for ragdoll physics. Throw him around, blow him up, and smash him against your design.

The slow motion feature lets you slow things down so you can see how your design is failing, and it is also incredibly fun to watch explosions destroying your design in slow motion.

Features
* Realistic physics simulation
* Ragdoll physics
* Slow motion mode
* Stress display shows problem areas in your design
* Wide variety of levels!
* Finger Test - smash your design to pieces, or blow it up with realistic explosions!
* Leaderboards
* Save/Load designs
* E-mail your blueprints to your friends
* Universal support for the iPad

avgarrison's comments:


Website: http://andrewgarrison.com/MobileGame...lePhysics.aspx

Here is another physics-based game I made. Let me know what you think!

-Andrew Garrison
03-29-2011, 10:33 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,185
Looks pretty fun, but unfortunately my iTunes account is dry :\ I'm gonna put it on my wish list though

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03-29-2011, 10:56 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I bought this today. I love physics games and I enjoy building structures, but found a few issues with this. No retina was a shame, not a dealbreaker but it'd look beautiful if it was included. Not enough levels... it shouldn't take too much work just changing the grid shape for the same scenarios, that could easily triple the number of levels available. I also found them quite difficult, so perhaps a more forgiving mode for noobs like me? I don't usually get stuck on bridge building games as fast as I got stuck on this.

...aaand finally, I'm not sure why the structure stress doesn't appear equal even when the design is perfectly symmetrical. On the roof/snow level the left side of the house is constantly under more pressure than the right... is that supposed to show a greater volume of snow above that side or are the physics just uneven? If it was a conscious choice to do this it'd be nice if it was visible on the snow or something.

So yeah, a bunch of little flaws, but the concept itself is great. A couple of updates could easily make this into a game I really love.

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03-30-2011, 08:57 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 34
@MidianGTX, good feedback. Thanks.

If anyone has suggestions for the game, please submit them at my user voice page:
http://simplephysics.uservoice.com
03-30-2011, 09:25 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: India
Posts: 214
Can you post some video links here?
04-02-2011, 10:17 AM
#6
This one is really good, add more levels plz!!.

Fell in love with my IPhone. Will merry it, just don't rush me!
04-04-2011, 07:30 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
This is a really cool game, I love physics based stuff and I did enjoy bridge basher but only 4! Levels, could so easily be a 5* game for me with some more levels added in an update.
04-04-2011, 08:44 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 16
Looks pretty good. I like physics based games but I never get around to any that actually let you make your own buildings so this seems like a nice concept. Might pick it up!
04-25-2011, 09:33 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 174
One of my favorite! new update of v 1.6

What's New in Version 1.6
* New Level - River Dam!
* Bug fixes

The River Dam level was the highest voted level on the SimplePhysics uservoice page! If you have an idea for the game, turn it into a reality by submitting it at the uservoice page, and vote on the ideas you like! Let's build a game together

Was wondering if a retina display is in consideration of the next update
04-25-2011, 09:48 PM
#10
SimplePhysics is not that simple, i think. Anyway I'll give it a try.

Life is full of games.