These days, most games will use some form of physics in their game play. Be it just to detect collision between objects or to create a more realistic feel to movements within a game. Physics engines can add a great deal of polish to a game without a large amount of effort, and as such it is an important skill to have. Physics takes your game to the next level.
You have already had some exposure to basic physics in the previous chapters. Physics was used to detect collisions in the Flappy Bird-style game and was also used to make your bird move up and down through the scene. There is so much more that can be done with physics and you will learn some of it in this chapter.
This chapter covers the following topics: