Have you ever wanted to learn more about Particle Physics so you can debate Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory? If you answered “yes” to this question continue reading about Agent Biggs, a puzzle game created by Test Tube Games out for IPhones, IPads and IPod Touch devices for $0.99.
Agent Higgs features a Higgs Boson Particle which is “a hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics,” according to Wikipedia and offers basic slide the tile to solve the puzzle game mechanic using terms from physics like electron, neutrino, subatominic and z boson. The game lacks definitions of each of these terms so you may have to look them up on that place called the Internet also known as Al Gore. TestTube Games created Agent Higgs.
Test Tube Games description of Agent Higgs:
This engaging game aims to give the players a background in the Standard Model of Particle Physics, which in turn will lead to a better understanding of current discoveries. The game assumes no prior knowledge and is accessible for all players.
The story of the game is that Agent Higgs needs the player’s help to stay hidden from view. The player moves pieces that are the particles of the Standard Model: electrons, neutrinos, muons, and more. The rules of the game are based on the fundamental physical forces. Use the Weak Force to get particles moving, or to make them decay. Use the Electromagnetic Force to make particles attract or repel. The physics introduced in this game even extends to matter-antimatter annihilation and neutrino oscillation.
The game centers on a sliding-block mechanic. By swiping the screen, players slide particles horizontally or vertically. The goal is to use the obstacles and other particles to get a block to Agent Higgs. As more particles and more physical laws are added, the puzzles get increasingly difficult. The game is handcrafted to be challenging and yet engaging.
* Easy to pick-up-and-play
* Over 100 levels
* New rules and particles introduced gradually
* ‘Perfect’ scores for added challenge
* No physics background necessary
* Hands-on experience with the subatomic world
* Includes all leptons (neutrinos, electrons, muons, and taus)
* Quarks coming soon