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Classic free physics sandbox game The Powder Toy is now on Steam

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Remember when falling sand on your screen was all the rage? The Powder Toy is a classic physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions.

It's free and open source, with a pretty active community around it and a lot of fans and now it's been released on Steam too. Making it easier than ever to mess with physics and just — see what happens. It has Native Linux support and my test of the Steam release showed it working fine on Kubuntu 24.04.

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More about it:

High-Powered Explosions: Blow things up in spectacular fashion with meticulously crafted bombs, triggered on your command.
Miniaturized Power Plants: Design and operate nuclear, chemical, or hydroelectric power plants and reactors using both real-world and imaginary reactions builtin to the game.
Custom CPUs: Build your own logic circuits and processors, pushing the boundaries of in-game computing.
Anything Your Imagination Can Dream Up: Create realistic landscapes, explosive-resistant bunkers, or technical machines, the possibilities are endless!

More than just destruction:

Community Creations: Explore and download millions of amazing saves uploaded by other players, or upload your own to strive for a slot on Front Page!
Custom Elements: Use the Lua API to mod your own elements into the game, or download packs of elements from other users from the Script Server!
Open Source: The Powder Toy is fully open source under the GPLv3 license and maintained by the community. Want to see your name in the credits? Anyone can contribute to development!

Check it out on the Steam page and GitHub.

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junibegood Jun 17
The first scene in the trailer looks like a "Scientist Edition" of the nuke button in Lemmings.
robot2642 Jun 17
Will def check it out.
pilk Jun 17
I spent quite a bit of time in the computer lab playing this game during the allotted free time... and a little bit outside the free time, too. What's the teacher going to do, remotely look at what I'm doing and blank out my screen through their computer? Oh, that's exactly what happened. Well, I'll be.
hardpenguin Jun 18
What a classic
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