Switching your universe to toy with the laws of physics

July 11, 2012 | Source: New Scientist

Screenshot (credit: Quantum Conundrum)

The many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics loosely suggests there are an infinite number of universes existing alongside our own, in which anything can and will happen.

In the puzzle game Quantum Conundrum, you play the 12-year-old nephew of Professor Fitz Quadwrangle, a scientist who had invented a way to shift between these universes before becoming trapped in one after an experiment went awry.

It is up to you to explore your uncle’s vast mansion using his inter-dimensional shift device in the hope of getting him back. …

Quantum Conundrum was released June 21 on PC, and is out July 11 on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.