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Stephen Hawking is Going to Kick Your Ass in Science Kombat

Stephen Hawking is Going to Kick Your Ass in Science Kombat

Science Kombat is a game you haven’t heard of yet, but only because it’s still in development with the folks at Superinteressante Magazine in Brazil. Pitched as a tribute to classic fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Combat, this game offers a different kind of battle: one for scientific progress. And as you might guess, the characters are the greatest and most famous scientists in history.

The scientists will each have six basic attacks and two special attacks, and the idea will be for players to make a link between their ‘powers’ and their discoveries or inventions in the fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics and medicine. After the brainiacs endure a slew of tough battles, a showdown against ‘Divinity’ – the final boss – will occur at the end. The powers of each scientist represent their major theories, which you can see below in 16-bit GIFs designed by illustrator Diego Sanches.

STEPHEN HAWKING USING WORMHOLE

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ISAAC NEWTON USING GRAVITY

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ALBERT EINSTEIN USING RELATIVITY

CHARLES DARWIN USING EVOLUTION

MARIE CURIE USING RADIUM

NIKOLA TESLA USING TELEFORCE “DEATH RAY”

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PYTHAGORUS USING TETRACTYS

If you’re interested in seeing more of Diego’s pixel animations for Science Kombat, click here. Word is that the game will launch this April, so remember to look out for it! While you’re waiting for it to drop you could check out Super Science Friends, a fantastic animated web series about a band of scientists led by Winston Churchill, who travel through time fighting nazis, zombies and other villainous creatures. It will get you in the mood, and prepare you for some serious Kombat.

What scientific video games or board games do you play? Sound off in the comments below. 

HT/IMAGES: Diego Sanches

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