Crayon Physics Deluxe
When you were a kid, did you doodle during class? Draw little pictures in the margins when you were supposed to be listening? Unless you're one of our few readers from outer space (hi Glorgnax), chances are you probably did. If so, Crayon Physics Deluxe is for you.
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a great physics puzzle game in the vein of The Incredible Machine and Armadillo Run, but instead of a toolbox of wacky gadgets, all you get is a crayon. Anything you draw with the crayon -- from blocks to hinges to ropes -- acts just like it were real. The level is a blank sheet of brown paper just waiting for your creations to be scribbled onto the page. You can draw anything you want. The puzzles are fairly open as well, and any level can turn into a crazy landscape of crayon squiggles if you have the imagination. The blank paper and multi-colored crayons combine with the poignant, haunting music to create an experience that really feels like you're a kid again, doodling in the margins.
The game doesn't end with the standard levels, either. The level editor is powerful, and it's easy to share your levels online with the community Playground. You can already find tons of user-made levels. The demo even includes a demo of the level editor.
Why You Should Check This Out: Because this is the most fun I've had with a physics game since the Gravity Gun in Half Life 2. The puzzles don't have just “one way” to solve them: any crazy idea you can dream up is ready to be drawn. The simplistic visuals and music make me feel like a kid in kindergarden with a box of Crayolas and a big blank sheet of construction paper.