Looking for a crash course in quantum effects? The games created through this year's Quantum Games competition offer a way to come to grips with the quirky quandaries of quantum.
In Quantum Mechanic, players were invited to use quantum effects - including superposition, tunneling, and entanglement - to reach and repair broken down systems at headquarters. This game was announced as the winning entry for the EQUS Quantum Games competition during an award ceremony at the World Science Festival Brisbane in March.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum System's Quantum Games competition invited developers to create a quantum-themed computer-game.
The 2017 call for entries ended with a shortlist of seven games. From these, the judging panel selected a winner and runner up.
In the runner game Measure Ball, players can drive quantum state transitions in a two level atom so the required spin projection is measured.
Kids of all ages were invited to play the games during the Quantum Games exhibition at World Science Festival Brisbane. This series of immersive computer games had attendees playing in worlds dominated by quantum effects.
Congratulations to our Quantum Game winners - the creators of Quantum Mechanic: Michael, Daniel, Arthur, and Nathan - and our runner-up - Alex Tritt and his game Measure Ball.
You can download and play Alex's game online. Visit his website or read this interview with Alex from Monash University.