EMC —This is an experimental game inspired by nuclear physics; such as the structure of atoms, electromagnetic forces, fusion and fission.
The start screen displays the nucleus surrounded by electrons, bound by electromagnetic forces.
The colored triangles represent electrons. The game is over if they get in contact with the nucleus.
The controls are simple. Tilting the iPhone moves the nucleus into the related direction.
The game features instructions which explain step-by-step how to play.
The idea of EMC
was conceptualised while reading a book about the architecture of atoms
and being inspired by the complexity and simplicity of the nuclear world in operation:
The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense, central nucleus surrounded by
a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The electrons of an atom are bound to the nucleus
by the electromagnetic force.
Each atomic orbital corresponds to a particular energy level of the electron.
The electron can change its state to a higher energy level by absorbing a photon
with sufficient energy to boost it into the new quantum state.
Spectacular matter. The parallels between atomic structure and to classic game architecture
were obvious to Etter Studio
, and therefore it was common sense to attempt creating a game
based on these rules. Physics is the catalyst and we wanted to return this inspiration by attributing
science and adding some fun and interaction into this often abstract and theoretical world.
We then joined forces with game designer Mario von Rickenbach
translate the theory of atomic structure into a game prototype. During the development stages we realised
that the gameplay worked better than initially thought; it is simple, beautiful and addictive – therefore
we decided to push the game beyond prototype stage and to release it on Apple
's app store.
has won the FWA
award for mobile
content. With five million site visits per month FWA
is the most visited award program in the history
of the internet. It has also earned an honorable mention at the
, the international design awards.
If you would like to know more about the creation of EMC please read
The Science of EMC
interview about its development process.
Game Play, Design, Sound Design, Development
FWA Mobile Award
iDA International Design Award
You need to have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, running on iOS 3 or higher.
The game experience is optimized for iPhone 4, but works prefectly fine on the other devices too.
If you have any question or would like to give us your feedback please contact us via our contact page.
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