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Post by TheLevelMakers » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:57 pm

Hello, we are TheLevelMakers and we love making levels in the Electric Shocktopus and building gigantic cup buildings here is one with 5530 cups and a shocktopus level.

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Post by guy0matic » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:58 pm


I got my PhD in physics, but fell into software almost immediately, taking a position at Atari Research Labs here in Silicon Valley. I immediately set to work on making a special relativity game (this was 1983 (I think?)) but Atari fell apart before I could carry the work to conclusion. It has been a lifelong dream to complete that work...I have some specific ideas beyond just a demo environment I'd like to experiment with. Your Velocity Raptor comes close to what I built and have in mind. A 2D, open interactive world, depicting the Lorentz transformation, without accounting for light delay (your "Measured" mode).

Well, I am approaching retirement now, and got permission to work on my dream! I quickly hacked up something in Java, just to convince myself it could be done. I am now porting it to JavaScript, so it can be downloaded from the web, and am thinking maybe something aimed at phones might be fun for students.

I took a pause to search the web for previous work, and found your site! I would love to know what other work is similar to Velocity Raptor: interactively going through a 2D work depicting Lorentz contraction and time dilation. Got any pointers? Also, wondering if there are any published articles about TestTubeGames or Velocity Raptor in relativity land in particular. Do you have articles or any info at all on how it has been used in classrooms?

Cheers, great work, keep it up!

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Re: The 'Hello' Thread

Post by James » Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:15 pm

Hey. It's just James. I may comment on more later because many of the topics, toys, and games here are very interesting.

Thank you for having me!
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Re: The 'Hello' Thread

Post by RichardMichel » Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:42 pm

Hi everyone, em new here. I love to play online games.

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Re: The 'Hello' Thread

Post by notsurewhattoput » Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:24 pm

Recently got an account after school today, I'm mostly a fan of Velocity Raptor and got interested in some of the things behind-the-scenes. I stumbled onto the forum around 2-3 days ago and thought that I should make an account. Anyways, i'm not sure what else to say, so here's my first post! :D

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Re: The 'Hello' Thread

Post by testtubegames » Wed Sep 06, 2023 9:42 pm

Oh excellent, welcome!

I can't wait to get back to working on Velocity Raptor more. Tested out a whole bunch of fun relativity -- light clocks, bouncing objects, etc -- but haven't had a chance to pull it all together in a game yet.

A while back I shared some of that stuff in a twitter thread, but that site has kinda burned up... hmm, I should make a blog post or something about it.

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