Physics simulation games

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Physics simulation games are games where the laws of physics and sometimes contraptions that leverage them serve a primary role during gameplay.

List of Physics simulation games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre physics simulation games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Caph Caphgame.jpg 2010-10-25 Physics simulation, puzzle
GenrePhysics simulation, puzzle
Latest release1.1
Release dateOctober 25th, 2010
DeveloperRoman Belov
Code licenseGPL v3+ [1]
Media licenseGPL v3+ [1]
P. languageC

Caph is a physics simulation puzzle game in which the player has to get a red and a green circle together.

Similar to the proprietary Crayon Physics game, Caph has the user draw objects such as ramps, fulcra, levers, and weights to move a ball to the destination using the laws of physics.

Crashtest Crashtest.png Physics simulation

Crashtest is a crash test simulator, written in C++ using the Open Dynamics Engine and PLIB.

FreeGish Freegish.png 2010 Platformer, Physics simulation

Physics simulation games
GenresPlatformer, Physics simulation
Latest release1.53
Release date2010
Code licensesGPL[1]
Media licensesCC BY-SA 3.0 mostly, CC BY-SA 2.5 and MIT some[1]

Freegish is a physics simulation platformer where you control a blob of tar. It can slick and slide and jump. There is also a multiplayer with modes like sumo wrestling and football.

Irrlamb Irrlamb-0.1.0.jpg 2015-10-02 Platform, puzzle, physics simulation
irrlamb v0.1.0
GenrePlatform, puzzle, physics simulation
Latest release0.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 2nd, 2015
DeveloperAlan Witkowski
Code licenseGPL v3
Media licenseCC-by-SA 3.0
P. languageC++

irrlamb is a platform game, in which the player moves a ball through a 3D terrain. It is being developed by Alan Witkowski and is based on the Irrlicht Engine.[3] irrlamb is licensed under the third version of the GPL.[4] The latest version of the game is 0.1.1 released on January 3rd, 2013.[5]

Jamp Jamp.png 2009-08-26 Physics, puzzle
GenrePhysics, puzzle
Latest release1.0.2
Release dateAugust 26th, 2009
DeveloperDavid Perrenoud
Code licenseGPL v3
Media licenseGPL v3
P. languageC++

Jamp is a physics puzzle game. The player controls a squirrel character inside a wheel-like cage, using contraptions and the laws of physics to move the character to the destination.

Jamp was created by a Swiss pupil.

Numpty Physics Numpty Physics - np l2.jpg 2012-08-31 Physics simulation, puzzle
Numpty Physics
Numpty Physics - np l2.jpg
Numpty Physics
GenrePhysics simulation, puzzle
Latest release0.3.3
Release dateAugust 31st, 2012
DeveloperTim Edmonds
Code licenseGPLv3+
Media licenseGPLv3+
P. languageC++

Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game, where the goal is to draw shapes on a drawing to get two given objects to touch.

Powder Toy PowderToy.png 2017-07-23 Physics simulation
The Powder Toy
The Powder Toy
GenrePhysics simulation
Latest release92.0  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 23th, 2017
Code licenseGPL v3
Media licenseGPL v3
P. languageC++

The Powder Toy is a physics sandbox game.

Stormbaan Coureur Coureurshot.png 2008-06-11 Physics simulation, Racing game
Physics simulation games
Stormbaan Coureur 2.0.0
GenresPhysics simulation, Racing game
Latest release2.1.6[6][7]
Release date2008-06-11
DeveloperBram Stolk
Code licenseBefore 2.1.4: GPL v2 or later
Since 2.1.4: GPLv3 or later.[8]
Media licenseBefore 2.1.4: GPL v2 or later
Since 2.1.4: GPLv3 or later.[9]
P. languageC++

Stormbaan Coureur is a simulated obstacle course for automobiles, written in C++ using the Open Dynamics Engine and the PLIB library. Formerly known as Sturmbahnfahrer.

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  2. Crashtest download
  3. irrlamb project contact information
  4. irrlamb license text file on it's Subversion repository
  5. irrlamb 0.1.1 release announcement
  6. Stormbaan Coureur download page
  7. “Stormbaan Coureur” changelog.
  8. Stormbaan Coureur's copyright file in Debian's repositories
  9. Stormbaan Coureur's data copyright file in Debian's repositories