Babel is a tower-building and -destroying activity...
Description and background
Babel is a simple physics game based on building as tall a tower as possible in 60 seconds, and then bashing that tower with as few slingshot shots as possible. It is based on the engine of the Physics activity. It is meant to be mildly educational, but also as a study in the joy of slinging bricks and slinging shots.
The player is given a small selection of bricks for stacking.
After a minute, the player is given a slingshot.
The score is based on how high the tower was divided by how many shots it took to destroy.
Once the game is done, press Restart to try again.
Downloads and files
Screenshots and design images
A screenshot and also some designs Martha worked on for a future edition, showing a two-player mode.
The game was a result of the 2008 Physics Jam. Originally envisioned as a 2 player game, with slingshots to fling rocks at the other player's tower, the end result was simplified because of lack of time, lack of Python and engine experience, and technical constraints.
The team was "Cowsome Loneboys"
- Kirk "kirkjerk" Israel
- Jon Beilin
- Bobby Powers
- Martha Wechsler
There are many ways of cheating.
A two player version would probably still be way cool.
|Genre:||Math and Science|
|Short description:||Babel is a simple physics game based on building as tall a tower as possible in 60 seconds, and then bashing that tower with as few slingshot shots as possible.|
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|URL from which to download the latest .xo bundle||http://wiki.laptop.org/images/9/94/Babel.xo|
|Last tested version number:||1|
|The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.||Candidate|
|Ready for testing (development has progressed to the point where testers should try it out):|
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