The Electric Shocktopus

Harness the power of electric currents


$5.99 Private
$4.01 Educator

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Zoom across electric fields, twist through magnets, and use conductors to bend the world to your will. Never has the Right Hand Rule involved so many tentacles!​ The game is based on the actual physics of Electromagnetism - which means you'll be an expert in the topic by the end.

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Electromagnetism studies the interactions between electrically charged particles. In The Electric Shocktopus, students manipulate these charges and experiment with how they can affect their environment.


Level design combines aesthetics, planning and knowledge of the physics governing the game. Students can build their own levels and design challenging puzzles and conundrums for their classmates.


Creative thinking is required to pass most of the levels. Simply jumping around will not get students to their goal. Instead, they need to understand and utilize physics in ways that aren’t found in textbooks.

Operating systemWindows XP SP2+, Mac OSX 10.8+, Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
ProcessorSSE2 instruction set support
GraphicsDX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
Additional InfoThe game runs comfortably on most systems, and does not require high-end hardware. Unity system requirements can be used as a general guideline (
SubjectPhysics & Chemistry