Kollidoskop! features a bizarre fusion of particle physics and Asteroids-esque arcade action as you collide photons to create matter and antimatter pairs on a mythical Soviet arcade machine!
According to the lore of the game, Kollidoskop! was an arcade machine built in 1978 in the Soviet Union as an attempt to educate them masses about particle physics. It’s now coming to Steam some 40 years after it’s original ‘release’ and is played via an arcade machine/scientific instrument interface, with you colliding photons to form matter and antimatter.
Your overall goal is to synthesise the 101th element on the periodic table – Mendelevium. You collect matter and avoid anti-matter, with the uncollected particles joining together to form elements (and eventually the Mendelevium). As well as a fast paced arcade-style game mode Kollidoskop! Also features a Thinker Mode, which allows you to take your time and plan your movements (so you really do only have yourself to blame if you fail).
It’s a distinctive looking game, with a fun mythology and an interesting mix of arcade action and particle physics. Who says physics can’t be fun?