Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Slower Speed of Light



A Slower Speed of Light is a first-person game prototype in which players navigate a 3D space while picking up orbs that reduce the speed of light in increments. Custom-built, open-source relativistic graphics code allows the speed of light in the game to approach the player's own maximum walking speed. Visual effects of special relativity gradually become apparent to the player, increasing the challenge of gameplay. These effects, rendered in realtime to vertex accuracy, include the Doppler effect (red- and blue-shifting of visible light, and the shifting of infrared and ultraviolet light into the visible spectrum); the searchlight effect (increased brightness in the direction of travel); time dilation (differences in the perceived passage of time from the player and the outside world); Lorentz transformation (warping of space at near-light speeds); and the runtime effect (the ability to see objects as they were in the past, due to the travel time of light). Players can choose to share their mastery and experience of the game through Twitter. A Slower Speed of Light combines accessible gameplay and a fantasy setting with theoretical and computational physics research to deliver an engaging and pedagogically rich experience.

Download it for Windows or Mac:
http://gamelab.mit.edu/games/a-slower-speed-of-light/

Friday, November 2, 2012

Marvel: Avengers Alliance





Assemble the ultimate team of Marvel Heroes
Join S.H.I.E.L.D. and save New York City from evil
Train your team and prepare them for battle


Team up your favorite Marvel heroes in this action packed game!

Avengers Alliance takes place in the wake of a galaxy-wide disaster, known as "the Pulse," exposing Manhattan to attack from Marvel's most formidable villains. Players are recruited as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the secret espionage and peace-keeping organization of the Marvel Universe, to assemble and lead teams of superheroes with a mission to keep New York City safe from the clutches of villains.

Avengers Alliance provides a combat role playing game experience with dozens of familiar Marvel superheroes and villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow and many more. Once a hero is added to the Avengers team, players can begin training them to unlock unique abilities and attacks, as well as using "ISO-8" to further customize each character's stats. Players will also be able to face-off against each other, challenging their friends in super-powered, asynchronous PvP battles.

Help the Marvel: Avengers Alliance defeat crime in an action packed adventure!

Play Marvel: Avengers Alliance For Free:
http://actiongames.playdom.com/games/avengers/signup

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