The team that created the original Incredible Machine® is bringing all of the Rube Goldberg craziness to the modern age. Solve puzzles involving ridiculous chain reactions full of hamster motors, trampolines, alligators, cats, and so much more.
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Veröffentlichung: 7. Juli 2014

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9. Dezember 2015

Contraption Maker Sandbox Update



Hello all, and welcome to another new Contraption Maker update! This update is free for owners of the game, and it should come to your Steam library shortly. If you aren't getting the update, restarting Steam usually does the trick.

The main focus of this update is a new type of puzzle that we are trying out. We are calling them "sandbox scenarios", and we are pretty excited about them!




Sandbox Scenarios
Sandbox Scenarios are are located in the puzzle menu under the new "Sandbox" tab. The way to think about these is kind of a structured version of the Maker Lab. There are a number of scenarios to play through, and most aren't actually that difficult to solve. Instead of doing things the easy way, show off your creativity and solve it in the most "Contraption Maker" way that you can. You are given access to as many parts as you need to get through these scenarios.

Once you have finished a scenario, you can share it to the Workshop for everyone else to check out. Did you get the egg in the box in a way that you are super proud of? Share it to the Workshop and show off to everyone else how you did it. Scenario solutions are all shared together to make it easy to see how everyone has solved a certain challenge.

Are you working on something super awesome that you can't finish in one play session? No worries! Just leave your scenario and come back later, and your contraption will save exactly how you left it.

We are excited to see how everyone solves these shared scenarios in their own ways. You are more than welcome to complete these as easy as you want, but where's the fun in that?



New Achievements
The new sandbox scnearios are coming with some new achievements as well. These are a little experimental, and if this is something everyone likes we would love to add more.

Sandbox achievements add specific challenges to some of the scenario levels. Getting the basketball into the box is pretty easy, but can you do it using only ropes and teeter totters? Please let us know in the forums if challenges like this are interesting, and if you would like to see more of them!

Puzzle Fixes
Unfortunately some of the Halloween puzzles snuck out with a few issues. The puzzles have been fixed and should now all be solvable :-)

Feedback
Sandbox scenarios are something we think will be fun, but we definitely would like to hear your feedback. Is this something you find fun? Would you like to see more of these in addition to more achievement challenges? Let us know in the forums what you would like to see!

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“Contraption Maker is from the makers of that genre-defining classic, and it's already a recognisable heir to the throne...It's already worth your time and money.”
PC Gamer

“It's an amazing game and I love it to pieces”
Markiplier

“It is a from-the-ground-up modernization, with enough familiar elements to instantly excite old fans of The Incredible Machine and enough modern touches to fuel the imaginations of gamers who have never touched the original.”
Gaming Trend

Über dieses Spiel

** Contraption Maker is a 2-pack. Buy it and get a copy for a friend to build together! **

The team that created the original Incredible Machine® is bringing all of the Rube Goldberg craziness to the modern age.

Solve puzzles involving ridiculous chain reactions full of hamster motors, trampolines, alligators, cats, and so much more. Everything you loved about the original game is back and improved with a new physics engine, high definition art, new parts, and even online multiplayer. Over 200 official puzzles, and a whole bunch of community creations.

Steam Workshop integration allows you to share your creations with the world.



Enjoy hours of puzzle solving with over 200 official puzzles and countless community submissions. Fix broken contraptions with specific parts you are given to accomplish goals like turning on lights, opening fireworks factories, and throwing birthday parties for crocodiles.



Enter the easy to use Maker Lab to make your own puzzles or random contraptions. More than 100 parts ranging from gears and dynamite to bears and cats are at your disposal. Use the layered background tool to create settings for your contraptions to exist in, and then animate them to add some life. There's no part or size limitation to what you want to make. Build as much as you can to bring your computer to its knees.



Javascript modding is built directly into the game. Create custom game types using all of the the Contraption Maker parts and physics as a base. Or start with a published mod and use the Maker Lab to make a new level. Easily share and play other mods in the Steam Workshop.



Play online with friends to build contraptions together in the Maker Lab. Up to 8 players can build together in real time. Currently multiplayer is only in the Maker Lab, there is no cooperative puzzle solving yet.



Share your puzzles and creations with the world through the Steam Workshop. Thousands of Workshop submissions are already waiting to be played.

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    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows Vista
    • Prozessor: 1.7Ghz or Higher
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 512MB VRAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
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    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: OS/X 10.7
    • Prozessor: 1.7Ghz or Higher
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 512MB VRAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher
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    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 512MB VRAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher
    • Speicherplatz: 300 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: OpenGL: Version 2.0 or higher
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Celtic Batman
( 14.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. Mai
I played the original games in the 90's and had alot of fun with them. I think Jeff Tunnell found a great niche and am so glad his Spotkin made a new one.

It is okay, but feels like a phone / pad game, which is okay, but lacks something. Multiplayer is an add-on and I am not sure why.

Got this in a bundle and am super pleased with it at that level. Not sure it is worth full price, unless you get the nostalgia of the series and are happy to see the king of the genre return, in a sea of weak pretenders (see some of my reviews of the copies).

8/10 in a bundle
5/10 at full price for long-time fans
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kubo2501
( 5.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. April
Loved this in the 90s and I love it now. Easy to grasp but the puzzles are still fun and challenging, and it's just so sweet when the device comes toghether sometimes you just have to watch it go a few times. Very satisfying game
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The Chasers
( 8.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. April
This game is so awsome! It's just like the Incredible Machine game. I totally recamend this game if you like puzzles. It's one of those games that has a very simple thing that you have to accomplish... but it takes some figuring to get it done.
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Albert H.
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. April
I've only played this for a brief while, but as a fan of the Incredible Machine franchise, I'd say this is a worthy successor for the most part. If I had to nitpick, I'd say that the art style is rather off-putting and at times it even confuses me, to the point where I can't tell what I'm looking at (which is horrible, because the original games were designed so that you could understand what most of the objects did by looking at them). Secondly, while I don't necessarily think the original games had amazing music, the music they have here is rather bland at best, to annoying at worst.

But obviously I wouldn't be giving this a thumbs up if I didn't think it was worth it. Compared to all the contemporaries that have cropped up in recent years, Contraption Maker is a wonderful return to form for a series that has long been neglected. The game mechanics are good, the interface takes a bit of getting used to for a TIM veteran but I've grown to like it.

If there was a way to create custom assets and different music libraries for this game, I would be glad, because virtually everything besides the underlying mechanics sort've lets this whole package down in a way. Not enough for me to hate it, per se, but I think the difference here is that I can play the old TIM games for hours on end, whereas this game I need to pause every now and then and wash my eyes.
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Steel Panther
( 4.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. April
Just play the game. If you like stratagy games you will like this
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Snowlet
( 1.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. April
I love this game!
You just can't ever run out of things to do.
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Predergast
( 1.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. April
Mind Boggling Fun!

Superb physics based puzzler, with cute graphics and hilarious results.
Certain this is going to become a big part of my life.

Build a contraption to solve puzzles or make puzzles yourself to post on the Steam Workshop. 200+ built in levels and thousands more on the Workshop.
You can record and post directly to YouTube in game.

Don't think about it..... Just buy it.......

You can see my first play here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ajy3Mn0pec&list=PL2du1gzEx9GgIzz5QULLgG0dUUeqGUg0E&index=5
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ShyOne
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. April
Kurze Version:
Das Spiel startet nicht.

Lange Version:
Hab mir das Spiel im Sale für 1,04€ gekauft. Hat gute Reviews, sieht nett aus und für den Euro kann man bestimmt nichts falsch machen. Dachte ich zumindest.

Leider startet das Spiel auf meinem Computer nicht (Windows 7). Hab mich dann im sowohl im Forum auf Steam als auch auf der Webseite des Herstellers umgesehen und festgestellt, dass ich mit dem Problem nicht alleine bin. Seit dem letzten Update (Dezember 2015) startet das Spiel bei einigen Spielern nicht mehr. Es gibt zwar einige Vorschläge (u.a. DirectX neu installieren; Spiel mit dem Parameter "-w" starten usw.), aber davon haben mir leider keine geholfen. Der Hersteller hat bislang auf die Fehlerberichte nicht reagiert. Da das Update immerhin schon 4 Monate draußen ist, ist das für mich nicht akzeptabel.

Das Spiel erzeugt lediglich einige Crash Dumps im Spielverzeichnis. Das diese im Binär-Format vorliegen und damit nicht menschenlesbar sind, kann ich damit leider nichts anfangen. Daher gibt es auch nicht wirklich viel das ich selbst zum Beheben des Problems beitragen kann.

Ich habe bei Steam einen Refund angefordert.

Vor einem Kauf des Spiels kann ich aktuell nur abraten bis der Hersteller auf das Problem reagiert und es behoben hat.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
RAiDeR TuRbO
( 1.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. April
Great game for kids and adults... Brought back some good childhood memories!
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ZottMan Triceps
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. April
10/10 My brain feel useful
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EternalClimb
( 0.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. April
My favorite physics-based puzzle from far far past has retured with new shiny design!
Absolutely happy to have it on Steam.
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Si.
( 1.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. April
With new and old concepts being used, Contraption Maker is a reimagining of The Incredible Machine, while still being able to to stand on it's own legs. It's really neat that the devs are using this game as an initiative to teach kids, and warms my heart that the the original IM dev (Kevin Ryan) is involved in the project. Brings back really fond memories, can't recommend this enough.
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SgtJacobs
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. April
Remember "The Incredible Machine"?
It's back. On steroids.

Go get it.

11/10
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Merdinator
( 1.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. April
If a discussion touches upon Contraption Maker, the only manifestly unavoidable fact is that Contraption Maker is a flabbergasting modern remake of The Incredible Machine with loads of fun puzzles. People operating under the disturbing misconception that the only game worth playing is Call of Duty lack sufficiently observable similarities to individuals capable of adequately sustaining prolonged cognitive exertion.
(credit: ArgYou - Win Arguments with Style)
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reubenisanchez
( 3.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. April
Awesome game :) sometimes the music gets repetitive but that usually doesn't happen. Puzzles are fun and I love all the extra features and the returning contraption pieces from the previous game. Plenty of puzzles to keep you busy for quite awhile.
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Swift.Descent
( 0.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. April
This game doesn't reach out and grab me. I played a little bit of it and from what I experienced there isn't a ton of freedom. Basically solve a linear puzzle with the given items, usually from the item set it's obvious what you have to do. The levels aren't interesting enough for me to want to come back and try more of them.
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SpaceX24
( 69.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. April
Fun and Very Great. I like making my own Silly Contraptions and I solved 150 of the Official Puzzles. I think Tim and Snowballs are Funny lol
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mackeP
( 3.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. April
buy it to friends they will not play it!
10/10 (joke)
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edensaint
( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. April
Fun game with cool puzzles and visually very cute.
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lowpolybrain
( 11.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 3. April
It is an awesome remake of TIM game series. I am kind of fan (First played TIM when i was, like, 5 years old, original "The Incredible Machine" was one of first games I ever played. Then there was Incredible Toons and TIM: Contraptions much much later)

Pros:
- Some new elements. Most elements are same as in TIM2/3, tho.
- New puzzles
- Same atmosphere
- Sometimes the updates come. Gives hope

Cons:

- The game is buggy. Sometimes it is just broken. Overlapping parts and false triggering, no right click copy in sandbox puzzles.
- Physics engine is wacky. Sometimes you can move a block on the left of the screen and whole system will behave slightly different: say, a ball on the other side of the screen will bounce differently a bit.
- Most puzzles are too easy. Some are easily solveable different way (kinda cheating), because of wacky physics engine, bugs or just puzzle designer did not think that instead of using 20 details to turn the switch i can just place a ball over it and turn it using single detail
- The community seems to not be moderated. Workshop is full of achievement spam or just "test-test-test" puzzles that are not actually puzzles.

Anyway, I recommend this game to anyone. It is awesome.
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0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. April
Kurze Version:
Das Spiel startet nicht.

Lange Version:
Hab mir das Spiel im Sale für 1,04€ gekauft. Hat gute Reviews, sieht nett aus und für den Euro kann man bestimmt nichts falsch machen. Dachte ich zumindest.

Leider startet das Spiel auf meinem Computer nicht (Windows 7). Hab mich dann im sowohl im Forum auf Steam als auch auf der Webseite des Herstellers umgesehen und festgestellt, dass ich mit dem Problem nicht alleine bin. Seit dem letzten Update (Dezember 2015) startet das Spiel bei einigen Spielern nicht mehr. Es gibt zwar einige Vorschläge (u.a. DirectX neu installieren; Spiel mit dem Parameter "-w" starten usw.), aber davon haben mir leider keine geholfen. Der Hersteller hat bislang auf die Fehlerberichte nicht reagiert. Da das Update immerhin schon 4 Monate draußen ist, ist das für mich nicht akzeptabel.

Das Spiel erzeugt lediglich einige Crash Dumps im Spielverzeichnis. Das diese im Binär-Format vorliegen und damit nicht menschenlesbar sind, kann ich damit leider nichts anfangen. Daher gibt es auch nicht wirklich viel das ich selbst zum Beheben des Problems beitragen kann.

Ich habe bei Steam einen Refund angefordert.

Vor einem Kauf des Spiels kann ich aktuell nur abraten bis der Hersteller auf das Problem reagiert und es behoben hat.
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14.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Mai
I played the original games in the 90's and had alot of fun with them. I think Jeff Tunnell found a great niche and am so glad his Spotkin made a new one.

It is okay, but feels like a phone / pad game, which is okay, but lacks something. Multiplayer is an add-on and I am not sure why.

Got this in a bundle and am super pleased with it at that level. Not sure it is worth full price, unless you get the nostalgia of the series and are happy to see the king of the genre return, in a sea of weak pretenders (see some of my reviews of the copies).

8/10 in a bundle
5/10 at full price for long-time fans
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1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. April
If a discussion touches upon Contraption Maker, the only manifestly unavoidable fact is that Contraption Maker is a flabbergasting modern remake of The Incredible Machine with loads of fun puzzles. People operating under the disturbing misconception that the only game worth playing is Call of Duty lack sufficiently observable similarities to individuals capable of adequately sustaining prolonged cognitive exertion.
(credit: ArgYou - Win Arguments with Style)
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8.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. April
This game is so awsome! It's just like the Incredible Machine game. I totally recamend this game if you like puzzles. It's one of those games that has a very simple thing that you have to accomplish... but it takes some figuring to get it done.
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69.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. April
Fun and Very Great. I like making my own Silly Contraptions and I solved 150 of the Official Puzzles. I think Tim and Snowballs are Funny lol
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48.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 2015
The best Rube Goldberg machine based puzzle game money can buy. If you like Rube Goldberg machines, or just puzzles in general, do yourself a favor and pick it up!
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10.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Januar
9.1/10 - A nostalgic Idea Executed Perfectly.

Contraption maker is an Ode to Rube Goldberg and those amazing invention books we used to read as children. The puzzles are really fun and can be extremely challenging. You have to rely on a series of chain reactions to accomplish the puzzle.

There are 54 tutorial puzzles, a campaign, a few thousand community maps and the ability to create your own contraptions. I’m still trying to get the multiplayer function to work. I will update you with my findings.

It's worth the full $7 for sure!

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2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Dezember 2015
Like a point-and-click, you are allowed to get creative but the actual solution to each official puzzle is very, very rigid. And involves combining unexpected items. Still quirky and fun.
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0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 2015
Totaly faithful re-creation of "The Incredible Machine", if you enjoyed it you will LOVE Contraption Maker
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1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. November 2014
Es ist wie "The incredible Machine" von damals.
Tolle Rätsel, einfache Steuerung (funktioniert auch super mit Touch-Steuerung am Surface pro 2), Community-Rätsel.. was will man mehr ? Achievements wären noch toll !
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5.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2014
Echt Lustiges Spiel Errinnert mich ein Bischen an Crazy Maschines.

Für Fans des Spiel auf jedenfall ein Blick wert.
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3.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. April 2015
Witziges Spiel nach denn Vorbild Crazy Maschines.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/18420/
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0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. April 2015
Also ich habe das Spiel ein paar Minuten gespielt und muss sagen es wirkt für mich eher als wäre das Spiel ein Alpha Spiel. Wenn man sich anmelden will hab ich nur ein US Layout. Wenn man sich das Offizielle Forum anschaut ist dort gähnende Leere also eine Antwort vom Team kann mal ein Paar Wochen brauchen. Die Rätsel sind für mich auch eher so naja.
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600.3 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 8. Januar 2014
Although this game is still in the making it already offers a ton of fun. If you loved the original 'Incredible Machine' you are bound to have a ball with this game..... or.. severals. Depending on what kind of Contraption you decide to build !
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Oktober 2015
Der größte Müll.
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8.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Oktober 2014
[Edit: Formatting]

If your grew up in the 90s and you had a decent computer, chances are you had played or at least heard of a game called The Incredible Machine. It was a game that asked you to, for example, toast some breads using bombs, lasers, switches, conveyor belts, etc, in a Rube Goldberg style. The idea was novel and the game contributed to hours and hours of fun, even though I was too young to understand much of it.

Then few years later, another similar game called The Incredible Toon Machine came out, which from what I remember, added a few animals like Al the cat and Sid the mouse. It was not officially part of the series; everything looked more cartoonish, but I still spent even more hours blowing stuff up. I was older (therefore wiser), and it was still in the 90s.

Toon Machine was the last game in the series I played. Fans like me have waited many, many years for a remake of this classic game. Imagine my joy when I saw Contraption Maker on Steam, made by none other than the creators of the original TIM.

The game itself has over 100 official puzzles, not to mention the plethora of user-made puzzles on Steam Workshop. The developer continues to update the game with new stuff, and the puzzles are challenging. They may seem easy in the beginning, but as you go through them, especially in the medium and hard section, you may find yourself pulling your hair when you cannot toast those breads after 20 tries.

In short,

* if you had played The Incredible Machine and loved it, you will very easily love Contraption Maker.
* if you (god forbid) had not played or heard of TIM before, but for some reason you like toasting breads with bombs and lasers, you will very easily love Contraption Maker.
* if you had not played or heard of TIM before, and don't like Rube Goldberg machine, then I regret to tell you that you are missing out the fun and want to thank you for reading my review anyway.[/list]

As an extra motivation, you will get two copies when you buy now. Give it to your buddy and let them toast some breads!


With bombs and lasers!
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2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Mai 2015
Many years ago, PC gaming was different. Electronic Arts was still the young Anakin Skywalker of gaming, not yet the Darth Vader of corporate exploitation and greed. You had to learn DOS, to manage your EMS and XMS, and to properly set the jumpers of your sound card (if you had one) to match the IRQ settings in your config.sys. And your 150 MB hard drive had more space than you could ever fill.

In those days I played "The Incredible Machine." And it was. Incredible, that is. One of the earliest sandbox games, it gave us a canvas for infinite creativity that was loaded with personality and possibility. Then they made some more of them. Then TIM just sort of disappeared.

Now it's back. And even though the game is no longer (capital i) Incredible, it's still just as incredible. So if you loved the early 1990s original, buying this should be a given. If you're too young, or just weren't paying attention, and missed The Incredible Machine, do yourself a favor and buy Contraption Maker anyway. It's a great time to jump in. It's a puzzle game for people who don't like puzzle games, as well as those who do. It's great for young children, older children, and very, very old children (i.e. "adults"). It's an exercise in creativity without a point, just creativity for its own sake.

Here's the basic premise:
You normally [do X mundane, manual task] with [Y amount of effort] in [Z amount of time]. If C = Coolness, completing tasks the normal way would be C/100. But if you could automate [X task] by spending Y+E amount of Effort in Z*1,000 amount of time, would C go through the roof!? Yes! It WOULD! So if X = "turn on a flashlight," Y = "press a switch," Z = 0.25 seconds, and C = 0.1 (which is to say "hardly cool at all")... well, let's just say by adding a mouse, a bowling ball, a laser, some rubber bands, a hundred feet of pipe, and a boxing glove you can make turning on a flashlight the coolest thing you'll do all week.
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Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 8. September 2013
The classic The Incredible Machine game is getting a reboot!

Contraption Maker is played exactly similar to the TIM series. You solve a puzzle by placing certain parts in the work area and try to do things such as popping a balloon, getting a person or mouse home, or even completing a large list of objectives involving cooking appliances.

Did some official puzzles and know how the game works? Great, now you can create your own puzzles or automatically solving contraptions for the whole Steam Community to see.

Anyone who was a fan of the orginal TIM games will certain enjoy this reboot. Even though the pyhsics aren't the same and most parts have a redesign.

This game will for certain bring back those wonderful memories of having Mel being eaten by Edison Crocodile. *Edison's snicker*
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2.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Oktober 2014
Very Interesting game. You are able to feed a cat by dropping a ball to turn on the electric cat feeder and then publish it directly through youtube on your gaming channel.
I said I would never write another game "review", but the option to publish your recorded game directly to Youtube or download it and edit for Youtube is great.
There is also an extra copy to gift to a friend ( 2 copies 1 price )
I am sure I will be playing this offline on my laptop when I am away and cannot acess the internet.
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Verfasst: 26. November 2013
Contraption Maker is a wonderful Rube Goldberg creation game. If you were a fan of incredible machine, you'll love this.

My gameplay review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErFqr8qhrnI&list=PLEngsjAeWQXgUdr1YrZ9AXzQdG_sRj1QO&index=8
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