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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Release Date: Jul 7, 2014

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December 9, 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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Reviews

“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

About This Game

** 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS/X 10.7
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: Version 2.0 or higher
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
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.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 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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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
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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