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MoleculeCraft

by Chrixeleon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Make molecules out of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon like a microscientist in a subatomic tiny world! Made in about 6 hours.

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Ratings

#373Innovation3.07
#765Overall2.43
#821Graphics2.00
#837Theme2.00
#869Fun1.71
#1007Coolness20%

Comments

J0hnjwj says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:32pm

An educational game is sure funny for a change, not sure of you can really count it as a game yet though...

Shigor says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:48pm

I have nothing against edutainment, but this is too much education (for those who don't know / remember basic chemistry) and not much of a game (there's at least one game in compo that uses the same basis, but it's fun to play). It's more a like an interactive test from chemistry.

BTW edutainment that forces player to learn via other sources is bad imo.

Patacorow says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 6:18pm

It was fun to have my chemistry skills refreshed :)

Apr 30, 2012 @ 9:57pm

Nice idea! Too bad it requires pre-existing knowledge to be fully enjoyed.

Syntaxide says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 1:09am

Nice graphics. Though as others have said, this isn't really much of a game. Perhaps if you had some way to teach with it it would be more useful / enjoyable. "Playing" through this game was essentially looking for formulas on wikipedia.

Certainly unique though.

yoklov says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 2:03am

Hm, I see that there are different chemicals each time, would be nice to see the idea expanded on somewhat.

Maybe try to teach nomenclature somehow? It's fairly regular... Might be pushing it though.

Anyway, as a one time chemist, I was glad to have to use that knowledge even for a few minutes, so I liked your game.

robcozzens says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 2:49am

So, am I supposed to know the chemical composition of trioxidane?

tomhunt says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 2:52am

the basic idea of plugging stuff together to make things is always cool. i'm not very knowledgeable about chemistry myself, so i felt like i needed a tutorial or wikipedia or easy mode or something. some kind of context as to why i'm putting these chemicals together might've been helpful/fun. it doesn't have to be anything elaborate. it could be like a line of text saying what it's for (i would say the more ridiculous these are, the better).

i thought the graphics were decent enough and have their own charm to them. kinda reminded me of something i'd see on an Apple ][.

So, it's a decent start. I would just focus on putting some fun and interesting bits around it.

manax says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 3:28am

It looks like you some plans to add more, since it identified ethanol as well. Would have been good to require the correct structure as well as the atoms.

thatshelby says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 4:23am

I'm doing poorly in high school chemistry so this was... not as fun. it was OK though. Interesting concept, not very game-y.

flownerous says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 5:18am

Interesting idea. Would be nice if there was something in there to teach you the molecules before testing. Maybe gradually add new molecules.

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