This week we welcomed to the cast Jamie Fristrom from Happion Laboratories who prototyped the original web physics system seen in Spiderman 2 and is taking it a step further with his upcoming game: Energy Hook
During the cast we talked a little about how the physics system was developed, starting with its first iteration for the first Spiderman game by Treyarch and how it was expanded and refined for the open world sequel.
I didn’t get a chance to try out Energy Hook until after the cast but look towards a spotlight sometime next week. We did have some call quality issues near the end of the cast so fair warning there.
- Here is the Energy Hook site where you can pre-order the game to get access to the alpha
- And my piece on Spiderman 2 and why it is my favorite open world game.