Nova Online presents Destroy the Castle
Build your own virtual trebuchet and fire giant sandstone balls at a castle wall. You decide on the size of your projectiles, where to place your trebuchet, and other factors critical to success.
NOVA’s science game, “Destroy the Castle,” is very much like the real thing. There are five elements you can adjust in your trebuchet:
- stone ball weight
- sling length
- counterweight design
- distance from the castle
- whether to add wheels
Build it right, and you will crush the wall.
Build it wrong, though, and you may have to face some painful consequences.