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Demolition
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Genre: Puzzle
Category: Education
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jun 10, 2013 @ 9:08am
Aug 23, 2013 @ 9:46am
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Released as Electro•pocalypse
Some more levels, a toolbox, and lots of bug fixes
Description
Most of us take electronics for granted, but the inner working of circuits is an exciting and mysterious world. In Demolition you learn the magic of circuit design through one of everyone’s favorite activities: blowing stuff up!

In Demolition, you play a college student who gets roped into a series of capers where you need to build, fix or alter electronic circuits. The challenges grow in complexity and urgency when a bomb is found and you are the only one who can defuse it in time!

The core gameplay in Demolition is in building and testing virtual circuits. The theme of blowing stuff up (in addition to being inherently enjoyable) allows users to test the limits of their materials, which is a key part of any engineering endeavor. As you push your components to the limit, you learn how to build reliable circuits.

As you complete each challenge, you will learn all the basics of circuit design, allowing you to design circuits to power light bulbs and LEDs, charge batteries, ignite a model rocket engine and power a laser. (Of course, you’ll also learn what it takes to blow up those bulbs, LEDs and batteries!) Solutions are open ended, using U.C. Berkeley’s SPICE electronics simulator to allow you to build any circuit you can imagine.

Here are the topics I plan to cover: Electrons must flow in loop, Switches break a circuit, Insulators vs. Conductor, Lightbulbs vs. LED, Resistors, Current, Voltage, Generators, Using a volt meter, Series vs. Parallel, Batteries, Motors, V=IR, P=IV, Capacitors, Inductors.

Download an development build and play it now: http://stratolab.com/products/demolition/download/
6 Comments
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Tessercat Jan 20 @ 12:13pm 
Looking forward to a Steam release of this :)
PYROxSYCO Jul 28, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
This looks like a terrorist simulator game!!! Laughingly enough.
Vergoth Jul 3, 2013 @ 12:44am 
I love this idea, great way to teach people the basics of Circuit design! Great way for me to teach my own kids how Circuits work.
Röksignaler Jun 19, 2013 @ 9:48pm 
I like the premise of this. Learning through destruction!
winstonw  [author] Jun 12, 2013 @ 10:27am 
There is a very interesting game call iCircuit for the iPad that does logic gates. It was an influence for this idea. But in the end I decided to start with analog circuits rather than digital. Logic gates could be an add-on!
Kujoj Jun 11, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
I've just gone through an introduction to computers class covering logic gates and would be interested in delving further into the world of electronics, please post updates if you continue on with this project!