Filament Games Project: McGraw-Hill Pinball Energy Challenge

Posted: January 15th, 2018 under Filament Games, Project.

Pinball

I love making educational experiences for Filament Games; however, as many of the products I build are not commercially available it has made it much tougher to share my work.

I’ve jumped through some contractual hoops, gotten approval, patiently waited out some clocks, and put together some materials on my own. Most projects only allow me to share images. If something feels obviously left out, odds are I cannot talk about it.

Pinball

This project was duel published as an HTML5 project and is publicly available in the Apple App Store targeting all iPads. We used the familiar concept of pinball to create physics energy puzzles. I was a solo programmer for 8 months of development – I have already talked about this project’s development in another post. Biggest challenges were performance and tracking energy moving through the system / conservation of energy – which required writing all of our own physics and collision detection. There were 19 kinds of energy reacting objects, including wiring electrical devices, teaching 7 forms of energy.

HTML5 Canvas, TypeScript, CreateJS, Adobe Animate, PhoneGap

Pinball
Pinball
Pinball
Pinball
Pinball

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