Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider combines chemistry with arcade gameplay.
I remember when I first began learning the Periodic Table of Elements. It was a daunting task and memorization was not one of my strongest skills. I came up with mnemonic devices to remember the symbol and the element it represented. The atomic numbers were elusive to those helpful little tricks though and I had a hard time remembering the order of the elements. Students now have the added benefit of technology to help them with their studies. In addition to that, they have more entertaining games that makes learning fun.
Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider from ByteSized Studios takes a player through the Periodic Table in this frantic arcade game. The player, or Physicist, has one mission – explore all the elements of the Periodic Table. Through each level the player is given an element, starting with Hydrogen, to take through plasma fields, which makes the element gain or lose energy in the process. The goal is to earn energy to attain fusion and level up to the next element.
Some of the main features of Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider include:
- A huge playground: 118 elements to fuse
- The ability to name elements – past level 119
- Global leader boards
- Different controller methods
- Unlockable achievements
- Unlimited Challenges
“The invisible world of Quantum Physics doesn’t always have to be a black-and-white illustration,” says Stephen Varga, chief operating officer and co-founder of ByteSized Studios. “With Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider, we wanted to show that particles and electrons are not abstract concepts; they’re real just like you and me—and they have a beauty of their own. Atomic Fusion will shatter your expectations of atoms and plasma waves in the first 10 seconds of gameplay.
In testing this game, I played through the first few levels (got up to Beryllium) and found it incredibly challenging. The game play interface is pretty simple. You use one finger to move your element around the screen and the other to change its polarity to absorb the plasma fields. When your energy bar is filled, a new element is born. I like Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider because of its simplicity. It’s addictive and keeps you want to playing. I found that the best part was that I found myself learning the order of the elements easier than I have before. While it doesn’t claim to be an ‘educational’ game, I feel that Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider has that element of education to it. It would be great for teachers to even work into a lesson about fusion and the order of elements.
If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive game that focuses on chemistry, try Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider. I recommend it for all ages and gaming abilities.
Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider is available for iOS and Android devices. It can be downloaded from the App Store and is currently on version 1.1. It is free to download for the first 10 levels. The rest of the levels are available for $1.99 as an in-app purchase.