To make a cool game, you first have to play other cool games

Piotr Migdał
Sep 26, 2019 · 5 min read

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” — stolen from a few sources

When our Quantum Game v2.0 team first got together to work on the game, we realized we were all quite different — a physicist, a designer, a writer, and a jeweler — getting ideas across and making them stick wasn’t the easiest thing in the world. To combat that issue, we had ourselves a day of research. No, not by digging through textbooks, journal articles or reviews. We powered up a projector and played some classic video games!

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We spent a lot of time contemplating HyperRogue — a hyperbolic geometry masterpiece. Fun fact: a little minesweeper in the curved space is my idea.
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The venerable “The Incredible Machine”.
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Quantum Photons

We’re developing version 2.0

Piotr Migdał

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Data scientist with a PhD in quantum physics. Develops Quantum Game with Photons. Support me at https://github.com/sponsors/stared.

Quantum Photons

We’re developing version 2.0 of the puzzle game that brings real quantum physics right to your browser — how hard could it be? This project is funded by the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore (https://www.quantumlah.org).

Piotr Migdał

Written by

Data scientist with a PhD in quantum physics. Develops Quantum Game with Photons. Support me at https://github.com/sponsors/stared.

Quantum Photons

We’re developing version 2.0 of the puzzle game that brings real quantum physics right to your browser — how hard could it be? This project is funded by the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore (https://www.quantumlah.org).

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