meQuanics: Play This Game In Your Browser And Help Program Quantum Computers


Short Bytes: Scientists working over Quantum computing in Japan have come up with an awesome idea of creating a game called MmeQuanics which is based on the topological constraints of quantum computing. Using this game, scientists want to solve a problem of maximum performance using minimum arrangements. 

This puzzle game called meQuanics has been developed by a team from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Saitama, Japan.

The overt nature of puzzle game conceals the underlying behaviour of quantum computing problem known as topological error correction. That’s why to gain more insight into the topological error correction, computer scientists have programmed a game which simulates the behavioural flow of the topological error correction in gathering information from the user behaviour who play the game.

This game is important in the view of a breakthrough in the Faster Quantum computing. This is so because they take advantage of a quirk in quantum mechanics. On the other hand, the classical computers use bits in 0 or 1.

Quantum computers use “qubits” that can exist in 0, 1, or a superposition of 2. Instead of binary, the quantum computer can work on ‘trinary’ data which, in turn, would allow the computers to work through possible solutions more quickly.


Quantum computers are made from a 3D assembly of those qubits. However, the most important part of the assembly is the structure into which they’re assembled. In simple terms, Different combinations can provide the same performance while requiring different numbers of qubits. So, it finally boils down to the general form of the shape called ‘topology’.

That’s why researchers are taking a lot of interest in finding the designs that use the smallest number of qubits while maximizing performance. Still the trouble that lies ahead for them is they don’t know how to do it yet. And all this gave birth to the game called meQuanics.

meQuanics replicates the same problem of minimalist arrangement with a maximizing performance by using a complex set of 3D geometries. The rules of the game are defined by the constraints of the quantum circuits in terms of the actual scientific theory.

Note: meQuanics works only in Firefox and Safari.

Also Read: Google Says Its Quantum Computer Really Works – “It’s 100 Million Times Faster Than PC”

Amar Shekhar

Amar Shekhar

A passionate adventure traveller over and Author of the book 'The Girl from the Woods'.
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