Atomic Arcade

Atomic Arcade is an atom-building game funded by the Institute of Physics. This is a beta version; a more complete version exists in Java, and was shown in 2015 at the Dundee Science Festival and the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire. This version does not always reflect the decay characteristics of real-world atoms, and lacks sound. Eventually Atomic Arcade will be available as a smartphone app as well as a web page. Please leave any comments, requests or bug reports below, send email to or contact us via facebook.

Press ‘h’ to pause and bring up the help screen.

Some questions to answer:

  1. What are the names of the particles that make up an atomic nucleus?
  2. What one thing makes each element different from the last?
  3. Why do you never get two protons sticking together?
  4. Which element has the lowest melting and boiling points?
  5. Which element makes all life possible?

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