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    Lightbulb Proposal: Cannon game for Edubuntu

    This is a game proposal that could be included in Edubuntu, it teaches kids about velocity, angles, gravity, physics, ballistics, external factors, mathematical calculation and estimation, etc in a fun, easy and entertaining way.

    You can play versus the computer or against another player.
    You both have a cannon each, your goal is to fire a cannon ball that hits the enemy cannon which destroys it, then you win.

    To hit the target you have to decide the angle of the cannon and the velocity of the cannon ball. You must use the right angle and velocity to hit the target, else you will miss.

    This teaches kids physics by ballistic trajectory of a projectile with variables such as velocity, angle and estimation of where the cannon ball will hit.

    You may also need to take into account external factors and put into consideration stuff such as terrain and wind and compensate for this.


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    Re: Proposal: Cannon game for Edubuntu

    Scorched3d, Atanks both are more than adequate for this type of game play.

    http://atanks.sourceforge.net/
    http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/

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    Re: Proposal: Cannon game for Edubuntu

    do we really want to put a bunch of games on a distribution that's meant for schools to use?

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    Re: Proposal: Cannon game for Edubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by grossaffe View Post
    do we really want to put a bunch of games on a distribution that's meant for schools to use?
    IMHO, education related games only...and maybe solitaire
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    Re: Proposal: Cannon game for Edubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    IMHO, education related games only...and maybe solitaire
    Really, a lot of games can be considered "educational". In grade school I remember playing Mecc's Dino Tycoon. I never really took anything from it; it didn't teach me anything about dinosaurs or money management. How long is it before FreeCiv and FreeCol are part of Edubuntu (if they aren't already - i don't know)?

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