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I'm looking for examples of 2D simulators. Do you know of any?

eddex
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Hi :)

I'm looking for examples of 2D, top-down simulators of robots, vehicles, machines or similar things. Searching on github doesn't bring up many results and searching the internet with a search engine usually leads to some simulator game (even if I exclude search terms like "game" etc.).

As an example, here's a project that simulates a bunch of cars in a 2D environment: https://github.com/oseiskar/js-car

If you know of any 2D simulation software, it would be great if you'd leave a comment.

Thanks and have a great day!

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Oscar Laureano • Edited

The University of Colorado Boulder have a few simulations on 2D, they are for educational purposes, but I've used a lot of the physics section for school projects back in high-school. You can find that section here: phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/c...

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eddex Author

Great, thanks a lot! :)

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schwepmo

Probably not what you are looking for, but the DLR (German Aearospace Center) is actively developing a traffic simulator called SUMO. A part of that development is called SUMO-GUI, which is a top-down graphical user interface for the simulator.

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eddex Author

Thank you! Projects like this is exactly what I'm looking for.

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Jithin KS

dynamiclearning.io/
This is a project that I'm working on. It is about improving Science and Math education using visualizations created in p5.
Here is are some examples
dynamiclearning.io/workbookeditor/...
dynamiclearning.io/workbookeditor/...

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eddex Author

Interesting project, thanks for sharing!

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Steffen Frosch

You are probably looking for a 2D physics engine. Most 2D Game engines have on build in. Maybe you can have a look at those.

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eddex Author

Thanks for the comment but I'm looking for reference projects and not ways to implement a simulation by myself.