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The Hyperbolic Games are similar in spirit to the Torus Games, but played on curved surfaces. Most people will want to start with the Torus Games instead, which offer a selection of easily playable games, designed for children ages 10 and up, all implemented in multi-connected spaces in 2 and 3 dimensions.

The Hyperbolic Games, by contrast, are for math students — advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. These games are more challenging than the Torus Games because they combine a multi-connected topology with a non-Euclidean geometry. Mathematically they illustrate the following:

On the horizon: A newer Hyperbolic Pool app for a broad audience is at the planning stage. It will focus on hyperbolic geometry itself, without the distraction of a multi-connected topology and therefore with no repeating images.

Last update
24 February 2018 (Version 2.0)
(iOS) New: Hyperbolic Games for iOS
(macOS) User interface completely re-written to eliminate the hard-to-use internal hand cursor in favor an easy-to-use standard cursor
(macOS and iOS) Graphics re-written using Metal

Contact Jeff Weeks.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1503701. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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