ChemCrafter is in the App Store

What happens when you mix rubidium with water, or zinc with hydrochloric acid? With the ChemCrafter app, you can build your own chemistry lab to learn about chemical reactions—without burning down the house.

Working with the esteemed Chemical Heritage Foundation, Bluecadet developed an engaging chemical reaction game that fosters learning through scientific experimentation. ChemCrafter features retro, custom-illustrated characters and chemical reactions—accented by archival chemistry video clips. You can try your hand at Water Experiments along with the character Wally, Acid Experiments with Audrey, or Salt Experiments with Sam.

The app’s Chem-o-convertor measures energy released—allowing you to gain “coins” that unlock new experiments, equipment, and chemicals. You’ll create surprising color changes, encounter fire and smoke, release various gases, and even shatter equipment as your achievements earn you an impressive set of trophy-room badges.

Bluecadet spent over a year conceptualizing, designing and testing ChemCrafter—including review by a panel of three chemists to ensure accuracy. While the app was tailored to ages 12-15, it has proven to have widespread appeal. Within just a few weeks of its iTunes store release in April 2014, ChemCrafter had over 150,000 worldwide downloads.