By John Painter on Wed, 02/24/2010
Geeks of the world unite! It takes some guts and skill to develop a game around Erwin Schrödinger classic cat experiment designed to illustrate the incompletenes of the theory of quantum mechanics. Enter SouthPeak Games vision of Schrödinger's Rat (.99). Head spinning yet? Your IQ might just end up a couple points higher on the Wechsler Scale if you play this game a lot.
Taking on Schrödinger's classic experiment, digitizing it, along with turning it into a social networking experience and extra geeky (and correct) graphics, I found myself enjoying it - mostly.
There was one drawback, and it's serious. Here's what I experienced using an iPhone 3G running 3.1.2 - I got a lot of lag in the maze - the ball was not rolling smoothly or as accurately as to how I was tilting my iPhone. I'm not certain what to think because this lag happened while I was in the maze, which most of the time, incidently disproved Schrödinger because it was pretty clear the rat was dead. I never managed to re-animate more than 901 rats. But the potential and initial wow factor is there, I think if you like hard core geek stuff and good science your .99 are worth it. If you're more an average person just looking for a maze type game, this probably won't work for you.