What is TestTubeGames?
TestTubeGames is an independent games studio based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 2011 by me, an escaped physics grad student turned educator. My name: Andy. My mission: interactive abstract science.
Science it a wonderful subject to learn by doing. But abstract topics, like theoretical physics, don't lend themselves to easy experiments. Can you travel near the speed of light? Sorry, no. But in a simulation, you can!
I don't make games, then add the science. I don't start with the science, then add in a game. I work from the ground up, finding the fun, interesting puzzles in a subject. After all, any science topic must have something neat, counterintuitive, beautiful, or wonderous about it. (If not, why would people devote their lives to studying it?) I try to find that kernel, where a game or simulation is waiting.