• Register
Post news RSS Contraption Simulator - Alpha Demo

In the last month or so, I took a break from my main project to work on an open sandbox where you can build vehicles out of simple parts and try to control them.

Posted by on

Last month, I didn't work on the same project I'd been working on for over a year. No, I didn't abandon it. However, given it still requires a lot of work, I wanted to take a break and try something else "quickly".

So here is my Contraption Simulator. The demo is available here.

The game has an editor you use to build anything that fits into the editing area. Parts include metal rods, junctions, bearings, electric motors, wheels, wings and rocket boosters.

Screenshot 20220609 155311

Once ready, you start the simulation. The vehicle can be controlled but activating motors/rocket boosters. The player can set inputs for each part.

Crashing your contraption can cause parts to come off.

Screenshot 20220609 155901

A physics simulation believably handles the destruction (although there is no deformation of each part yet).

Wings create lift based on their angle of attack and can be used with electric motors to build flying contraptions.

screenshot 6

Can you make a controllable rocket-powered glider that won't explode mid-flight?

Happy crashing!

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.