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Our hero, the titular Shocktopus, is out for revenge against the Magnetic Yeti. Its a dangerous world, though, but our little Cephalopod has a trick up one of his eight sleeves: he can change his electric charge at will. Zoom across electric fields, twist through magnets, and charge past one peril after another.
Never has the Right-Hand-Rule involved so many tentacles.
The browser version includes the first 15 levels of the game, which showcase the Electric and Magnetic Fields. It also comes with the Level Editor, so you can make and share any number of levels you'd like. Challenge yourself, challenge your friends, ...challenge your enemies? If you're looking for the full version of the game -- which includes such rad science as conductors, currents, flipped magnetic fields, switches, and heat-seeking missiles -- you can learn more about it here.
The Electric Shocktopus is *nearly* out of Beta! Version 0.8 brings a lot of small bug fixes, as well as a sleek new Voltmeter. Learn more about this update with the full Release Notes. If you find any bugs in the game, let me know, or join the chat in the TestTubeGames forums.
The game is based on the actual physics of Electromagnetism -- which means you'll be an expert in the topic by the end. Or, well, you'll have beaten a game. And isn't that enough?
Want to know more about the physics behind the game? Go here to check out some deeper explanations of what’s going on.
The Electric Shocktopus was created by Andy Hall of TestTubeGames. The music was made by Brian Allen Holmes, and the SFX were handcrafted by Kevin Notar.
Questions? Comments? Bug reports? Stumped on a level? Send an email to ‘andy’ who is at ‘testtubegames.com’.