Games Played by the Laws of Physics (Though Bent a Little in Some Cases)
- Kit Eaton for The New York Times January 7th, 2015
- Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/technology/personaltech/games-played-by-the-laws-of-physics.html?_r=1
Long before I wrote about apps for a living, I spent many years at university learning to be a physicist, and I worked as a professional scientist for a while. So I get an extra-special kick out of all the physics-based games that can be played on a smartphone.
Though you may not think of it this way, every Angry Birds game relies on a little physics: elastic stretching for the catapult and ballistics for the curved trajectory that the projectiles (i.e., Angry Birds) follow as they fly through the air. Angry Birds Space takes it one step further and demonstrates Newton’s laws of motion and gravity.