Bill Nye’s New Kickstarter Project Wants to Teach the Physics of Flight via iPad GameBy: Josh Wolford - November 28, 2012
Lift! Drag! Weight! Thrust! Bill Nye the Science Guy wants you to know your main flight principles. And in order to do that, he’s thrown his celebrity behind a new educational flight simulation game designed for the iPad. It’s called AERO, and its Kickstarter page was just launched today.
Bill Nye has partnered with educational game developers GameDesk to produce the game, which is described as a “beautiful, open-world 3D bird-flight game that teaches the physics principles behind the power of flight.”
“Seeing a plane or bird in soar in the sky is amazing to behold. But the aerodynamics and physics behind the miracle of flight are difficult to grasp. There are several forces engaged when a bird or plane flies, and here on earth we’re unable to see any of them. But never fear! Bill Nye and GameDesk have a revolutionary idea! With your help we can complete a game that teaches the physics behind flight by allowing players to literally become a bird and experience those scientific principles in their own hands,” says the Kickstarter page.
From the completed game, considering it gets there, you can expect a “full exploratory world,” full of flight-based challenges and aerodynamic flight lessons.
As we said before, today is the first day that the project has been open for pledges. As of the writing of this article, it only has a couple of hundred dollars pledged toward a $100,000 goal. You have until December 28th to throw some money at the game.