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.
User reviews: Very Positive (754 reviews) - 92% of the 754 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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October 23, 2015

Spooky Halloween Update



To celebrate October and Halloween, we just put out a spooky free Contraption Maker update for you all to enjoy! This is smaller than a normal update, but stay tuned for a few weeks from now when we launch our awesome new "Sandbox Update"!



New Puzzles
A new pack of 15 puzzles has been added. Are you brave enough to play through this Halloween themed puzzle pack? Some of the puzzles are scary hard, beware.



New Part
We added a ghost with a mind of his own. The ghost will float around and chase after any parts that have the ability to move. Don't let him get too close though. Any movable part that the ghost touches will disappear!

New Project Update
Our new project is coming along quite nicely, and we are getting really excited about it. Here is some more concept art for you to check out.



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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
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
"The Incredible Machine rethought"

Contraption Maker is a physics puzzle flashgame as a remake of the famous game series from the 90ies. It contains all the cool stuff from before and even more. You solve puzzles mostly in a chain reaction with mechanics, aerodynamics, electrics, optics, explosives and hamsters in a running wheel - yes hamsters to reach the goal.
They also developed some unique characters like Toolman Tim, Waldo the cat, Tinker the dog, Dozer the bulldog and Milton the mouse. The puzzle description stories are sometimes quite funny to read.

Contraption Maker is an unbelieveable huge package of physics puzzle stuff. There's really a whole bunch of content to discover, like
  • 220+ official puzzle levels
  • Seasonal puzzles
  • In-game workshop + loads of generated user content (puzzles & contraptions)
  • In-game solution movie record tool + link to your Youtube account
  • Puzzle programming language editor for complex logics
... and it's still raising. Most fun was to find the goofy solutions on some levels. So the game is definitely full worth its price.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.6 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Totaly faithful re-creation of "The Incredible Machine", if you enjoyed it you will LOVE Contraption Maker
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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