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->''Build Anything.''
-->-- '''Official motto'''

[[ Golems]] is a free "3d recreational physics simulator." It's designed to be remarkably intuitive and user-friendly - basically, you can [[WideOpenSandbox do anything]] as simple as drag in a few blocks and motors to make a crude car to something as complicated as [[HumongousMecha giant robots]], [[TankGoodness hovertanks]], or fully-functioning [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking vending machines]]. Machines can be user-controlled or, with a bit more effort and some sensors, [[InstantAIJustAddWater pilot themselves]]. It's a bit like LEGO, but the [[FrickinLaserBeams laser cannons]] work and you never run out of bricks. The physics simulation is also surprisingly accurate and realistic ([[RuleOfFun with the exception of a few obvious impossibilities, such as the aforementioned lasers]]). Best of all, it's fun.

You can download the game [[ here]], and see the forum (where other users upload their machines and give tons of useful help) [[ here]].

Not to be confused with the [[{{Golem}} mythological creature]] from which it derives its name.

!!The game in general provides examples of:

* AIIsACrapshoot: When the above goes horribly, horribly wrong.
* ClockPunk: All-mechanical contraptions with plentiful quantities of gears are another favourite
* EdutainmentGame: A side-effect of playing the game is that you [[ pick up a little physics]] along the way
* FloatingPlatforms: Objects set to 'static' are completely immobile, and aren't even subject to gravity.
* FrictionlessIce: The ice material in Golems is completely frictionless
* HumongousMecha: Has been a goal of the community since its inception, recently accomplished (with some 'cheating' using rockets and tractor beams for balance) [[ here]] and [[ here]]
* InstantAIJustAddWater: It is remarkably easy to wire up a robot to act independently of user-control.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: [[ One]] [[ of]] [[ the]] [[ more]] [[ popular]] [[ user]] [[ creations]]
* MissingBackblast: Rockets can create smoke particles, but it's just for show.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: Another favourite. There was even a [[ competition]] held to create the best one
* WideOpenSandBox: Obviously. It hasn't even got an InsurmountableWaistHeightFence.
* WreakingHavok: Also obviously.

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