And the Phun Begins


From an internal email list at work today, this little gem popped through and introduced a little fun into what had been a drab work day.

From the words of the creator, Emil Ernerfeldt, Phun is a “fun 2D physics sandbox”. The program was written by Emil for his Masters of Science Thesis at Umeå University. The program allows the user to create and manipulate objects and see the effects of gravity and motion.

The program is similar to an upcoming game called LittleBigPlanet for the Playstation 3. Created by Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet could be considered a 3D version of Phun. The game is viewed on a 2D screen but there are three layers–a background, a foreground and the middle canvas. So, a user can create a pretty realistic car in the game if they so choose. The game is just something different to look forward to in the future.

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