Accelerate, steer, and collide particles to make new and rare isotopes in this game from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Games for Entertainment & Learning Lab at Michigan State University.

Players will guide particles through the process of creating new isotopes as they learn about the fragmentation process and the table of nuclides. Developed by scientists and students at Michigan State University; Isotopolis seeks to teach players about the world of particle physics through play.

The game is 100% free-to-play (with no in-app purchases).

Supported By:

* The American Physical Society
* MSU Vice President for Research
* MSU Graduate Studies
* MSU University Outreach and Engagement
* MSU College of Communication Arts
* MSU Chief Information Officer
* MSU Department of Physics of Astronomy
* Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics
* National Science Foundation

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Now works on iPhone in addition to iPad
- Improved tutorial and user interface
- Updated graphics
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Tonyay Ratman ,

Suffers from lack of purpose

Most of the mechanics in the game serve no purpose. Many tasks complete themselves after a time limit. There are also some arbitrary power ups that have too many negative effects and, after a very early stage in the game, it becomes impossible to obtain more. The game is far too repetitive for the massive length that it spans(after several hours I was only 2% done). The least sensical part of the game is the point system. You earn points based on how quickly you finish tasks for each new isotope, but for the last portion, it is nearly impossible to earn any points at all. However, the game has no way of giving the points any value besides the handful of useless upgrades. In summation, the game's unchallenging interface, the endless(and endlessly long) gameplay, and the pointless points, the game suffers from a lack of any reason to play the game.

Nut lord of death ,


This app doesn’t show how you get more atoms. Gameplay is repetitive and boring. Some steps are totally pointless. Also It will not let me get a new isotope. I am stuck on Hydrogen 5 which is my first one and will not let me get a new one no matter what I try. this app is horrid. DO NOT GET. All in all this app is boring, repetitive and pointless.

Mee Moo Penguin ,

Useless App! Don’t waste your time

Isotopolis - "Isotopolis seeks to teach players about the world of particle physics through play.” It would be nice if they provided some instruction on what I’m supposed to be doing on each stage. There’s no home button to get out of the app. You have to click the iPad home button just to get back to the main screen. No real direction or point. It would nice to have some descriptions or purpose. App needs lots of work.

App Privacy

The developer, Michigan State University GEL Lab, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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