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Anthropic Principle

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This simple game challenges you to recreate the perfect circumstances for life! Click your mouse button to strike the perfect balance between "Push", "Pull", and the position of the sun to create planet Earth. Any other combination will create one of the 8 other planets in our solar system, complete with a brief explanation as to how they came to be. The game is designed to demonstrate the "Anthropic Principle", which ponders whether our existence is perfectly logical or so unlikely as to invite the involvement of God. The "Strong Anthropic Principle" is when we click once a time - appreciating how difficult it would be to stumble across perfection by chance. The "Weak Anthropic Principle" is when we click repeatedly - acknowledging that there are many planets in the universe (and possibly many universes too!) so at least one of them should hit the target. The game is not entirely scientifically accurate, but it may still be used to become familiar with the solar system.

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Not a bad interactive game, but lacking much in the way of a reward. Everything works as it should, so good on you there. Once the user figures out where to find the "sweet spot" is, it isn't too challenging to form the Earth fairly consistently.

I might suggest at least some kind of "success" meter. I think the next step would be a sort of level system, where if you succeed X times, you move up in a difficulty.

This is just... low-effort. You should have at least come up with actual variables instead of just "push" and "pull" which don't even mean anything.

interesting concept. Fun to try to make all the different planets. However nothing happens when you do finally get the perfect combo

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2.88 / 5.00

Aug 6, 2018
5:55 PM EDT