Don't let the big words scare you. Dark Matter for Android is great for everyone. It can fine tune reflexes, prepare you for small talk about the elements on the periodic table, and offer great fun all at the same time. The back story is simple enough. A mystery almost a century old has been solved! Dark Matter has not only been found, but harnessed. Now you have to change the matter into each of the elements on the periodic table, all 118, before your shields are all gone. You do this by adding protons, and every time an element is created an electron is added.
Shields are lost when proton beams hit electrons. Therefore, you must have excellent reflexes to fire those beams and keep them from hitting electrons, and you must create the 118th element, Ununoctium, before the final shield is gone. While you are having all this fun, you will be learning all the elements and their symbols. This is great for students of course, but it is awesome information for anyone to have. Think how smart you will sound at your next dinner party.
Post your scores to the Swarm leaderboards and see how your knowledge and skill in these areas compare with those of players around the world. Keep practicing and make it to the top spot, or just keep playing to get better and keep the top spot if you are already there.