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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Happy Atoms is a puzzle game about the world of chemistry and molecules. You take on quests to discover molecules as you explore the world. It has teaching aims but ensures this doesn't eclipse the game.

The full set gets you physical models of 16 different atoms that snap together with magnets to build molecules. Once you have snapped them together in the real world you scan them into the game to discover whether you have made them correctly and investigate their properties.

The characters and quests you meet keep things on the gaming end of the learning spectrum. You are led through challenges that get you to understand how atoms do (and don't) connect, and why that is.

"Chemistry is an incredibly important subject that many students never fully grasp. Knowledge of chemistry is necessary to solve many real-world problems, but the way chemistry is taught now often fails to capture students’ imaginations, discouraging experimentation and discovery. Happy Atoms aims to change that by offering a chemistry learning experience that sets itself apart."

The result is a tactile game that lets you discover the differences between elements for yourself, physically feel the forces that bond them together and experiment to invent new ways to combine them.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/11/2016

Platforms: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle (Creative and Physically Active)

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Schell Games (@SchellGames)




Play Time: It takes between 20 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
Happy Atoms requires the use of the Happy Atoms modelling set for full play. 


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Happy Atoms Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SchellGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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