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Launchball is a physics-based online game produced by the Science Museum in London, to coincide with the reopening of their hands-on gallery 'Launchpad'.

The aim of the game is to get a ball from a starting position to a 'goal' by placing additional blocks onto the grid-based screen. Blocks include springs, slopes, magnets, lights, mirrors and so on.

Originally produced in Adobe Flash, the game was re-released in 2016 as a native HTML5 game, with support for touch and mobile devices.[1]

The game has won numerous awards, including at SXSW 2008, where in the Interactive awards in won in the 'Games' category and the 'Best in Show' award.[2] It has also won the Innovative and Overall award at the 2008 Museums and the Web awards,[3] and is nominated for a 2008 Webby Award.[4]


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