Phun physics program

Computers & Mobile Fun & Games Science

Phun is a 2D “physics sandbox,” a program created by a Swedish CompSci major as his Master of Science thesis. It’s way cool; a great way for kids (of all ages) to learn physics concepts. It’s available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.


6 thoughts on “Phun physics program

  1. mihai says:

    Come on…..why reinvent the wheel?….there are plenty of physics engine available :)…

  2. Bob Alexander says:

    Awesome program! But what happens when you accelerate an object towards c?

  3. biphenyl says:

    I played around with this a few weeks ago – I really enjoy little sandboxes like it, especially physics-based ones! It reminds me a lot of my friend Petri’s game Crayon Physics (, with more possible physics interactions but no goal structure. Fun times!

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