Newton’s House of Forces (Steam VR)

Newton's House of Forces (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £9.29
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Tool
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 35

Description: Sure you’re in our space-based research facility, but even in space, you need a recreation room. So, in this unit, enter the rec room and dance with holograms, play a little billiards or just relax and watch some television. Oh, and you might just learn a few things along the way. Wendy, the Science Teacher, gets to play with a Tesla Coil and you go along for the ride. If you don’t know what a Tesla Coil is, we can tell you that it is a shocking experience.

The Physics Force Field is like no place you’ve ever travelled. It’s a playground where Coulomb’s Law and Newton’s first three laws come alive with giant circus balls, force fields, traction beams and the laws of gravity completely suspended. You will experience the laws of nature in a way that would never be possible in the real world. Football and concussions are a big topic of conversation and for our virtual field trip, we travel to Purdue University and discuss the latest science with American football helmets, the forces involved with the sport and actions being taken to better protect athletes using the laws of physics.




Review: ‘Newton’s House of Forces’ is an educational tool in which you can play about with the laws of gravity, but then seems to go off on a tangent about lightening and then the impact and force of football helmets! It’s like a collection of things, none of which have any real educational content attached to them! The graphics look like crap, there is no PC control for teachers to use and it costs a whopping £9.29! I’m all for Vr being used as an educational tool, but this is not the right way to do it. ‘Newton’s House of Forces’ is simply not worth the money and really should have been 4 or 5 separate modules that were all free.



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