Quantum Spectre
Deals with physics
  Lasers // Lenses // Light // Optics // Reflection // Refraction
Intended for high school
Available on Web
Cost free
   
Developed by EdGE@TERC (external) (academic developer)
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Quantum Spectre

Use mirrors, lenses, and more to guide laser beams through mazes to reach colored targets in this scientifically accurate and wildly cool laser game. Watch out for the spectres… they will haunt you!

Quantum Spectre is a puzzle-style game. Each level requires the player to direct one or more laser beams to targets while (potentially) avoiding obstacles. Extra moves create spectres that haunt the puzzle, player, and game.

When the appropriate color laser beam(s) have reached all the targets, a level is complete. An inventory provides the player with access to resources, including flat and curved mirrors, lenses, filters, beam-splitters, and more, that can be placed and oriented within each level and that interact with and direct the laser beams in a scientifically accurate manner.

Soon, players will be able to create their own puzzles and share them with a community, challenging other players to complete, rate, comment on, and even build further from them. That means players aren’t just consumers, they are also makers of the game!

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Expert Reviews
By scientists and teachers
10 / 15
Fun
4 / 5
Learning
3 / 5
Science
3 / 5
Player Reviews
By everyone else (and you!)
10 / 15
Fun
4 / 5
Learning
3 / 5
Science
3 / 5

Expert Reviews

Challenging Yet Fun

July 17, 2013

steg47
I am interested in the usefulness and effectiveness of games in the classroom as a supplemental resource to reinforce concepts, inspire creativity and foster higher-level thinking.

If you have even the slightest interest in lasers, you will find this game compelling. I'm not exactly sure how the scoring worked, but you are free to continue with each round until you finish. I enjoy a good challenge, and Quantum Spectre is a fun, puzzle-style game!

Fun rating: 4 out of 5

Learning rating: 3 out of 5

Science rating: 3 out of 5

Total:

10 / 15

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