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By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Fascinating but overly challenging building-design app.

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SIMPLEPHYSICS is a fascinating app in which players design structures and then test the structures either manually by "pulling" on various areas, or by running a certification test. In addition, the challenge must be done within a certain budget. While some aspects of the app are nicely done, with only four levels (and a tutorial) there aren't a lot of choices. The ability to switch between a stress-color view and a "physical" view is nice. However, sometimes the physics appear to be off, as when a symmetrical roof design shows more stress on one side than the other. Also, without any tips or hints on designing trusses, some of the levels can be overly challenging.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: December 10, 2014
  • Category: Simulation Games
  • Publisher: Jundroo, LLC
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires Android 2.2 and up. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Last updated: March 29, 2021

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