Found this over at Offworld; an extremely elaborate way of solving one of Crayon Physics Deluxe‘s levels by creating an astonishingly well done and, frankly, artistic counter balance of WALL-E and EVE, with a heart as the pivot. It’s just adorable, and, much like the film, involves EVE pulling WALL-E along as he’s entirely fixated by something small and interesting. Ok, that was a little soppy, but you can’t help but love WALL-E. The whole thing is done by ‘Jimmy Gunawan’, and the video is embedded after the cut.
I’ve had my little say about it here, but if that didn’t convince you to shell out the measly $20 for the game, hopefully this newly released Demo will do the job. Crayon Physics really is a lovely game, and I’ve been waiting for an excuse to talk a little bit more about it, because I’ve revisited it a few times since I blitzed through it, and it’s still just as fun; each level really does have dozens of solutions, and they’re all just as fun as the first time you’ve done it. In fact, each time you play a level you think about how you could have done it differently. Even the less creative levels are taking on some level of brilliance; the simplicity allows for your solutions to be that much more grand and expansive. Once you’ve tried the demo, make sure to buy it here should you enjoy it sufficiently.
It’s a simple premise; a physics game where, instead of manipulating objects, you create them, right down from their very shape to whether they’re attached to each other or not. That, in and of itself, is a pretty interesting concept. Add in the fact that this is all done by drawing the shapes, then letting them fall into the puzzles in wonderful colours around a scenery of doodles and pulley systems, and you’ve got something really rather special. Crayon Physics Deluxe is a very impressive physics game masquerading as something a three year old would enjoy. Unfortunately I had no three year olds handy, so I couldn’t see whether they’d actually enjoy it. Instead there’s just me, a drawing tablet, and just under a hundred levels of balls and stars.
Good news for anyone who has already preordered Crayon Physics Deluxe. For everyone who preordered the game (or preorders) before the 3rd of January the game will be sitting snugly in your inbox on the 4th. For everyone else it’ll be released to the public on the 7th. Apparently there’s also an iPhone version in the making as well, which I’m sure will be lovely, what with the drawing based nature of the game. If you haven’t already, I suggest you preorder the game and get the first two islands, which are both full of wonderful ways to get a ball from A to B. This is all starting to feel a little familiar, isn’t it?
Crayon Physics Deluxe has just gone into beta, which is similar to the World of Goo beta in that it’s just the first few levels given to the preorders for being such nice people. This had snuck under my radar a bit, so I wasn’t expected a whole lot when I fired it up, whipped out my drawing tablet (something you really need to try it with if you have the option) and began to create some really shockingly badly drawn shapes to just help a little ball roll it’s way to the star. The ‘beta’ is just the first two islands, with a limited level editor attached, including everything you’ve found in the levels you’ve played so far. The Level Editor is brilliantly made; you just draw your shapes, attach them to the paper with pins, and then it’s a go. Utterly magnificent. Go buy. Video of it in action under the jump.
If you fancy a bit of physics based drawing then there is no better place to head to than Crayon Physics Deluxe which is now ready for pre-order. This game featured in the 2008 IGF Awards and won the Grand Prize, bear in mind this was the same awards ceremony which saw World of Goo claim two prizes.
You can pre-order the game for $14.95 before it reverts back to $20 after it is released and the below video is well worth checking out.