The World's Greatest Scientists Kick Each Other's Ass In This 2D Fighting Game

Oh man. Remember that idea to make a 2D fighter out of some of the world’s greatest scientists? Well, your dreams came true, it’s now a functional and playable video game.

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Built in Unity, and hosted on the same site that ran the original gifs (Brazil’s Superinteressante magazine), there are a range of fighters available, each with their own special moves and custom stage art.

It’s not the world’s greatest 2D fighter, and is a bit of a nightmare to play on a keyboard, but it works, and while each of creator Diego Sanches’ special moves are entirely appropriate (and amazing), I’m just in love with those backgrounds.

You can play it here.

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.