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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February 13

[Update 02/16/2018] Forbidden Area Part, Better Workshop Filtering, New Puzzle Pack, More Part Goals, Bug Fixes (Build 1.3.7.31)

[Update 02/16/2018] - This build is back live on Steam now with fix. On the medical front; my son had a liver transplant when he was 4 months old. Latest blood tests showed possible rejection. Liver biopsy show liver is fine. Hugh sigh of relief. Go home late last night. Back to gamdev :) -- Kevin

[Update 02/13/2018] I have reverted to the previous build until I can fix the problem with the new puzzle pack (Kev's Puzzle Pack) in this update. I had to go to San Francisco hospital with my son today - 4 hours from home. This was unexpected. Hoping to get home Thursday evening and then I'll get this fixed and make this update live again. Sorry about his. -- Kevin Ryan


Forbidden Area Part

This part is very useful for building puzzles. When solving puzzle the players can't place any parts that would overlap the Forbidden Area part.



Workshop Filtering

I have added new filtering buttons to the Workshop so only puzzles and contraptions of the selected type are shown.
  • Wonderstructs
  • Battling Cards
  • Mighty Knights



Right now only the Wonderstructs tab is active. Battling Cards should show up at the end of February. Mighty Knights is looking like late April.

I also fixed the code so that contraptions and puzzles that are uploaded to Steam are automatically marked with the correct filtering tab (Wonderstructs, Battling Cards, and/or Mighty Knights).

I should note that anyone can play the workshop puzzles and contraptions whether they own the DLC or not.

Kev's Puzzle Pack



I made a new puzzle pack with a more puzzles. Right now it only has a one of puzzle. Over time I'll be adding more new puzzles to it - focusing on making puzzles with some of the new parts. It will show when it was last updated so it'll be easy to see when new puzzles have been added.

More Part Goals

There are a few more part goals:
  • Waldo (Cat): Fighting
  • Milton (Mouse): Eating
  • Tinker (Dog): Fighting
  • Laser Mixer: Color (Red,Green,Yellow,Blue,Purple,Cyan,White)
  • Zombie Tim: Destroyed

Bug Fixes

Genera Fixes:
  • Added a selectable state so that you can select a weak stick for the Trapdoor so the stick falls way when hit.
  • Made Lawnmower Handle correctly fall away.
  • Added direction of rotation indicator to the Electric Motor.
  • Added arrow showing which way the Jack-in-the-Box will pop out.
  • Made mouse cursor larger on higher resolution screens so it is easier to see.
  • Made slight changes to a bunch of the part bin icons.

I also made quite a few bug fixes related to parts being triggered or activated incorrectly. These were all caused by a sensor shape, which is not a real collision shape, hitting another part. The fixes were to these parts:
  • Blimp
  • Touch Color Block
  • Crocodile
  • Mechanical Trampoline
  • Part Disposal
  • Pinball Flipper
  • Pool Cue
  • Ratchet Clicker
  • Touch Sound Block

Up Next

My next focus will be getting the Battling Cards out by the end of this month. The majority of the work left to on that is creating puzzles.



http://store.steampowered.com/app/786010/Contraption_Maker_Battling_Cards__Parts__Puzzles_Expansion_Pack/

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I also need to try to make time to get the store page for Minigolf Blast up and running. That is lower priority. Hoping to get it out as Early Access sometime in late May. May be later.

I made Sierra's 3D Ultra Minigolf, so it is fun to create some much more advanced.

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January 28

New Part, Workshop Wonderstructs Playable by Anyone, More Part Goals, and Bug Fixes (Build 1.3.7.28)

Ceiling Fan

This update has one new part - the Ceiling Fan. When it is powered it is a wind source.



Look for the new Forbidden Area part in the next update. Wanted to get it in this update, but it is going to take a little while and want to get all these other things I've been working on the last couple of weeks out as soon as possible.


Workshop Wonderstructs Playable by Anyone

Finally got around to revisiting the Wonderstructs DLC and I got the workshop fixed so that anyone can play shared Wonderstructs Puzzles and Contraptions whether they own the DLC or not. Hopefully got it all working correctly now.

Multiplayer still needs work when one person owns Wonderstructs and the other doesn't. Eventually will get to this one too, but it's just me doing everything right now so may take some time as I slowly work through all the different tasks.

Oh, also need to get these workshop entries tagged as 'Wonderstructs' entries and get that filter available in game.


New Part Goals

Added the following new part goals. These should be useful for building puzzles.
  • Trampoline: Bounced, Didn't Bounce
  • Pinball Bumper: Hit, Not Hit
  • Pinball Flipper: Hit, Not Hit
  • Pool Cue: Triggered, Not Triggered
  • Scissors: Open, Closed
  • Mechanical Trampoline: Bounced, Didn't Bounce
  • Laser Splitter: Splitting, Not Splitting
  • Thread Bobber: Active, Not Active
  • Snowball: Melted, Not Melted
  • Ghost: Normal, Bashful
  • Wonderstructs Conveyor: Active, Inactive
  • Rope Ring: Location Goal
  • Rope Hook Bar: Location Goal


Bug Fixes
  • Updated the number of undo states to 40 from 10.
  • Now drawing the belt artwork on the correct layer.
  • Fixed scissors so they are not triggered by sensor shapes.
  • Adjusted Part Disposal so it is drawn on the correct layer.
  • Fixed 'Nudge Part' bug so part's position is saved correctly if play is.
  • Fixed bug with Dog Food so it is activated by a sensor shape.
  • Fixed Punching Fist so button must be the shape hit to trigger. Also fixed so sensor shapes don't trigger.
  • Fixed bug where locked parts would become unlocked if play button what hit right after they were locked.
  • Fixed the Hamster Cage so it is not triggered by a sensor shape.
  • Fixed the Electric Toaster so it is only started when the button is hit. And also made so it isn't triggered by sensor shapes.
  • Message now show up on Linux machines.
  • Linux now remembers if full screen has been selected.
  • Trapdoor sound effect now plays on Linux machines.


Next Up

For the next update I'd like to get a few things done:
  • Add the new Forbidden Area part.
  • Add a few more new goals for part.
  • Add a new (free) puzzle pack that I can add new puzzles to over time.
  • Fix any bugs that show up.

I'd like to get this update out in a couple of weeks. I'm fairly confident I can, but...

My son had a liver transplant when he was 4 months old. He gets blood labs every 6 weeks to check for rejection. There are almost always fine and have been for a long long time.

His labs last week were elevated so he has to had labs again sooner than usual - tomorrow - Monday. I expect things to go well, but if there is a short hospital soon then Contraption Maker updates will be pushed out a little.

If you are curious first part of his story is here: Aidan's Story
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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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