Nicky Case


explorable explanations, a hub for learning through play

the wisdom and/or madness of crowds, an interactive guide to human networks

the evolution of trust, an interactive guide to the game theory of why & how we trust each other

parable of the polygons, a playable post on the shape of society

we become what we behold, a game about news cycles, vicious cycles, infinite cycles

loopy, a tool to make your own simulations of systems – by drawing them

coming out simulator, a half-true story about half-truths

fireflies, a small, serene simulation of self-synchronization

attractor landscapes, an interactive introduction

to build a better ballot, an interactive guide to alternative voting systems

neurotic neurons, an interactive animation on neurons & anxiety

sight & light, how to create 2D visibility/shadows for your game

joy.js, a tool for making happy little programs

simulating the world in emoji, an explorable explanation on systems thinking

the magnificent 2D matrix, an explorable explanation on 2D matrices

it's a(door)able, a lovely one-minute minigame

i am become anime, a webcam toy i made for the 2018 stupid sh*t nobody needs hackathon


how do we learn? a cognitive science zine

explorable explanations: design patterns, a list of ideas for educational interactives

take your time, a sci-fi short story

jigsaw puzzles, a short comic about confirmation bias & changing minds

environment ⇆ economy, an interactive guide to the eco-pragmatist philosophy

the other side, an info-comic about political psychology, and understanding others

evolution not revolution, thoughts on systems thinking and social change

i do and i understand, a guide to making educational games


seeing whole systems, my Long Now talk

how to simulate the universe in 134 easy steps, my openvizconf 2016 talk

on chaos, my xoxo 2015 talk

systems, stories & shenanigans, my eyeo 2015 talk


nothing to hide, a game where you are your own surveillance

:the game:, an inexplicably popular flash game i made when i was a kid, plz don't judge