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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Very Positive (638 reviews) - 93% of the 638 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2014

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September 17

Build 1.3.6.9 - New Parts

Ended up adding a two new parts for this update.

Glow Ball



The glow ball is very light and will float, barely being affected by gravity. It gives off light and will turn on solar panel, shine through magnifying glasses, etc. The is two sizes. The larger one casts light over more distance.


Change-A-Ball



The Change-A-Ball will change balls types whenever it hits another part with enough force. Its starting shape can be chosen.


Bug Fixes

There were also a couple bug fixes.

  • Added missing message for the sled
  • Fixed a crash bug in the physics engine. It was very rare, but could happen if just the right combination of events occurred. Was most likely to happen on contraptions that had been running for a longer amount of time.


Next Update

The next update will be on October 15th with new rope type parts.
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September 8

Build 1.3.6.7 - Improvements and Fixes

This latest build has a mixture of a few bug fixes and also some general improvements.

  • Fixed bug where uploaded puzzles were not showing up on the Puzzles/Community screen when the uploaded button was selected. It was incorrectly showing mods instead of puzzles.
  • Fixed bug where the published preview was not matching the expected preview.
  • Copy and paste now work in sandbox mode.
  • No longer change camera zoom level when changing size of puzzle if the current puzzle size already fits in window.
  • When creating a new contraption the default scenery layer is behind the parts layer instead of in front of it. This seems more natural because most the time scenery will be drawn behind parts.
  • Made it so that when creating a new contraption, the contraption window does not cover the parts bin window. Minor change, but now you don't need to resize the contraption window to get to the parts bin.
  • Changed the Multiplayer screen so it defaults to showing public multiplayer games and also defaults to creating public games. (Hmmm... a multiplayer competitive mode would be neat... need to think about this).

There will be an update a week from Sunday on September 17th with a new part (Change-A-Ball), but wanted to get these bug fixes out right away.

Maybe I should make a Halloween themed part to add to the game near the end of October. Any suggestions?
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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 10.8
    • 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
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