December 24th, 2007, 00:10 Posted By: wraggster
News/release from Oxtob
Did you ever sit on the bus and think “Damn, now I could really use a program that treats my drawings as physical scenes and simulates the interaction between objects on them!” ? Well, me neither, but here’s one anyways.
You can design scenes freely by drawing things with the stylus. Things can be solid, like ramps and floors, or dynamic, like balls or boxes. Like in The Incredible Machine, you can reset the scene, change it, and start the simulation again. It’s even more fun if you have a DS Motion, which can be used to control gravity!
As you can see, the main inspiration comes from Crayon Physics
Some implementation details for those who care: For the physics simulation I used the Box2D library by Erin Catto (DS port here). For graphics, I’m using μLibrary by Brunni, which allows for fast drawing of 2D objects using the DS’s 3D capabilities. The background image is One for SXC by Felipe Skroski. The crayon texture was made in GIMP, and the sounds were recorded on my DS with NitroTracker
For more information and downloads, click here!
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