A spatial puzzle game centered on the physics of light. 



The Physics of light


Today is your first day as a photonics technician. You've been assigned to the Visible Wavelength department where you'll test a variety of devices. Harness the properties of light and optical mediums to reflect and refract your way to success.


NGSS-aligned, from the ground up


PhotonInc is built with accurate science. We've designed it to align with the Next Generation Science Standards MS-PS4 and HS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technology for Information Transfer. At Substrate Games we recognize the potential for game-based learning but feel many "educational games" pale in comparison to their for-entertainment cousins. Our goal is to develop rich, engaging products that entertain and amaze gamers, yet have educational value intrinsically woven into the fabric of the game design.



Release Notes

Version 0.1.1 - Released July 9, 2017

  • Fixed: Test Zone 07 was unable to be completed due to a collision bug.
  • Improvement: Screen resolution and graphics quality can now be configured before launching PhotonInc.

Version 0.1.0 - Released July 6, 2017

  • Initial release of PhotonInc


  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 600MB
  • Video Card: Integrated Graphics
  • Mouse + Keyboard


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PhotonInc is made possible by the National Science Foundation SBIR program.