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69F4 (Feel Bad Friday)

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | May 20, 2016 | No Comments


We’re back again – reaching some semblance of consistency perhaps in this weekly endeavor?  This week for Feel Bad Friday – I take on 69F4 by, who else, NealCruco.  Enjoy watching me squirm:

 

 

If you want to try out the level yourself, you can grab it here.  Thank you, NealCruco, for sharing it with us!  As you can tell, I had a lot of fun.

-Andy

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A377 (Feel Bad Friday)

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | May 13, 2016 | No Comments


Another week, another Feel Bad Friday — this time I take on a new level by NealCruco: A377.  It’s a level about shortcuts?  Or about the lack of shortcuts?  You’ll just have to watch to find out:

 

 

A big thank you to NealCruco for sharing this level — and also for keeping on me to keep recording these videos! 🙂

If you want to check out the original post for A377, you can find it here.  Good luck!

-Andy

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You only get one Jump Rope (FBF)

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | May 6, 2016 | No Comments


Back with another Feel Bad Friday this week (Are we getting consistent again?  Who knows!)

This time I take on You only get one Jump Rope by A Random Player.  It’s an older creation – and was actually the inspiration for Random’s later level, Juggling.

 

If you want to try the level yourself, you can grab the code here.  A big thanks to A Random Player for sharing it with us!

-Andy

 

 

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7-Segment (Feel Bad Friday)

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | March 19, 2016 | No Comments


We’re back this week with a player-made level in The Electric Shocktopus.  In fact, A Random Player-made level called 7-Segment.

In it, A Random Player somehow managed to not only build a computer (that can operate a digital display)… but also make it so you need to hack the computer to beat the level.

Confused?  Then give this a watch:

 

 

Still confused?  Great, me too.  Wow.  I have no more words right now, I’m just stunned.  Incredible.  Definitely worth a watch.

And worth a play, as well – to grab the code yourself, head here.

-Andy

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3F46 – FBF

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | February 26, 2016 | No Comments


After a few weeks on hiatus, for various reason, Feel Bad Friday is back, with 3F46 by NealCruco.

 

 

Whew.  As (nearly) always, that was a hard one.  Great challenges in it, though, and a nice way for me practice my Shockto-skills.

If you’d like to go play this level yourself, you can grab the code here.  And a big thanks to NealCruco for sharing!

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Paris and F1B3 – FBF

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus, General News | January 23, 2016 | No Comments


Ha, the blog post title is always a mouthful when I play a level by NealCruco!  This week I took on NC’s level, F1B3.  Really had a grand time of it — as you can see from the video below. I posted an unedited version, very different from what I normally do.  Thought I’d see how people liked the change.  Do you like popping it on in the background as you do something else, and watching each and every shockto-death?  Or are you more a highlights-reel person?

 

 

Thanks for sharing the level, NealCruco!  Twas great fun!  If you want to play the level, too, swing by the forums and grab the code.

iGamer Conference

Some cool news, next week, I’ll be showing off The Electric Shocktopus at a Science+Research+Games conference in Paris.  The website, if you can navigate it, has all the info.  Or at least some of the info.  It’s still a bit of a mystery to me.  So stay tuned to my twitter (assuming I’ve got wifi in Paris!) to track my travels and travails as I take TTG international!

-Andy

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Parallel Wires and Relativity

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus, Lesson Time!, TestTubeGames Explains, Velocity Raptor | January 14, 2016 | No Comments


The latest venture here at TestTubeGames?  Videos!

Teaching through games is great – and I love it (obviously) – but in addition to that, I thought I’d make some *videos* about the *science* behind the *games*.

…*…

And since everything I do needs a title (Feel Bad Friday, Gravity Simulator Image of the Day, etc), these videos have a name, too:

 

TestTubeGames Explains

In my first video, learn how Magnetism can be explained just by using Electricity and Relativity.

 

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What do you think?  Was it understandable?  Crazy confusing?  What other topics would you like to see in the future?

-Andy

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The Two Sides – FBF

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | January 10, 2016 | No Comments


This week’s Feel Bad Friday showcases The Two Sides, by A Random Player.  You can head here to watch the video.

 

 

Without spoiling much — I’ll tell you there were a whole bunch of deaths…  Big thanks to A Random Player for sharing the level!

The video also shows off some of the new graphics for the game.  After getting some great feedback from the Greenlight campaign (still ongoing), I went ahead and did an art pass of the game, and ended up liking it a lot more.  You can catch the latest trailer on the GL page.

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With the art pass in place, I posted the latest update to the game (Version 0.9).  You can read all about it here, or just go download the update from Humble (always free, mind you, once you’ve bought the game!).

-Andy

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Perilous Sky – FBF

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | December 11, 2015 | No Comments


There’s a brand new feature for this week’s Feel Bad Friday.  Not only do you get to *hear* me, now you can *see* me as I play!  That’s right, we’re going full-on high tech with some picture-in-picture.

For this week’s Feel Bad Friday, I take on Perilous Sky by A Random Player.  You can check out the video on YouTube!

 

 

A big thanks to Random for sharing the level with us.  If you’d like to play the level yourself, you can grab the code for it here.

And a reminder that The Electric Shocktopus is now a candidate on Steam Greenlight. It’s free to vote and support me as I make science games like this one!

-Andy

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Shocktopus on Greenlight!

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | December 10, 2015 | No Comments


Alert, Alert… with The Electric Shocktopus nearly ready for the full release, I posted it up on Steam Greenlight!

 

 

For those of you who don’t know, Steam is a platform that a bunch of people use to buy/play PC games… and Greenlight one of their main methods of curation.  To decide whether a game should be allowed into Steam’s storefront, they let people vote.

So!  If you wouldn’t mind – a great, and free, way to support TestTubeGames today would be to pop over to Steam, make a free account if you don’t already have one, and thumbs-up The Electric Shocktopus.

 

I'd give it eight thumbs up, if I could!

I’d give it eight thumbs up, if I could!

Together we can help bring a hard-as-nails game about electromagnetism to the masses!

-Andy

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