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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"Buttons and levers and motors, oh my! The spiritual successor to The Incredible Machine, this game revives the Rube Goldberg machine for a new age. "

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23 de abril

Build-Off #4 Results



The judging period has ended and the results are in. Time to announce the winners for the Contraption Maker Build-Off #4! This was yet another amazing group of entries. You guys just keep making it harder for us to narrow down the top 3 entries.

We had a record number of submissions for this Build-Off, hopefully that number just keeps going up! We love seeing what sort of creative things you all can think of. The longer 2 week submission period felt a lot better to us than the old 1 week period, so it looks like we will keep it 2 weeks for future Build-Offs.

Alright, enough talking, here are the winners!

3rd Place: Waldo and Tinker Battle of the Bands!, by Wisakedjak
http://youtu.be/rHjYMjFR8xY

This is a clever and funny little contraption. It looks pretty simple, but there is actually a pretty cool behind the scenes control system creating the awesome laser light show. Open it up in the Maker Lab to take a look at it more in depth.

2nd Place: Playing Cat and... Dog..., by SouldSol
http://youtu.be/sWYqQiky9pg

A classic, well executed battle of cat vs. dog as they travel around the house. Nice twist ending as well :-) There are some awesome things being pulled off in the contraption. After you watch Waldo & Tinker, watch it again and just follow the basketball to see what it does.

1st Place: Romeo & Juliet 2.0, by Hellwood
http://youtu.be/th8uos6F1ts

Hellwood grabs 1st place again! This contraption tells a fun little story of Romeo and Juliet trying to get together. You should watch this contraption a few times to catch all of the awesome little details (Tinker using the swing twice towards the end is impressive). A side note, this contraption has brought up a physics determinism issue, so it may not run correctly every time you hit play. We are looking into a fix, but while we are doing that, be sure to watch the video so you can see what is actually supposed to happen in it.

Congrats to the winners, and to everyone that submitted a contraption. Like I said, this was our most popular Build-Off yet, and we love seeing what you guys come up with. Be sure to check out the Editor's Choice section of the Workshop for more of our favorite entries that just didn't quite get to the top 3.

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7 de abril

Contraption Maker Comes to Linux & Humble Indie Bundle 14



People have been asking for a while, and it's finally happened. Contraption Maker is now on Linux! We are excited to be available for a whole new batch of players that didn't have access to our game before. Can't wait to see what sort of awesome contraptions and puzzles you all contribute to the Workshop! You can check out the recommended system requirements on our store page.

Note: Please check the system requirements before purchasing the game on Linux. Contraption Maker does NOT have 32-bit support.

We are making our Linux debut in the Humble Indie Bundle 14! If you pay more than the average price (around $6), you get Contraption Maker and 8 other terrific Indie games. So for a little less than the price of Contraption Maker currently, you get a whole bunch of other games, as well as the DRM-Free off Steam version.

Now we don't have a huge team here available to do a bunch of testing on this Linux build. We are confident that it is a stable build, but there may be a couple things that have slipped by us. Please report any issues you find in the bug reporting forum, and we will address them as soon as we can.

Are you a new player here from Linux or the Humble Bundle? Be sure to check out our Build-Off contest that is going on. If you make the best contraption, you can win Steam games of your choice!

http://steamcommunity.com/games/241240/announcements/detail/230022562788773396

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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

“This is a cool game that really tests your imagination.”
Yogscast Sjin

“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.”
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Steam Workshop

Play new puzzles, contraptions, and mods made by the community members. Then make your own puzzles to stump the world, or just show off your cool creations.

Sobre este jogo

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



Tim's sled, 50 new official puzzles, and more were just added in our winter update FREE for owners of the game!

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.

Features



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.

Requisitos de sistema

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: Version 2.0 or higher
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
1.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 30 de novembro de 2014
Muiiito bom! Pra que jogou o saudoso The Incredible Machine, é muuuito bom os puzzles, graficos e trilha sonora! Recomendo ele se estiver em oferta por menos de 20 reais.
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17 de 18 pessoas (94%) acharam esta análise útil
10.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 3 de novembro de 2014
I bought this game because I enjoyed "The Incredible Machine" when I was a kid, and since then, these kinds of games have always appealed to me, although I was never able to find one which matched it in quality. This was on sale for only a quid, so I took a chance on it. I was amazed at its quality: The music is great, the mechanics were excellent, the UI is nicely designed and the graphics are nice as well. I was shocked, I did not expect this game to be good.

I then looked up the company who made it and it all made sense. They're the same people who made "The Incredible Machine" in the first place! I was so impressed by how good this game is that I picked up another 5 copies to give to people in the future. I really, really hope they do a big DLC. They do free updates, but I'd be more than willing to pay money for a lot more puzzles. Not even new components, just new puzzles would be fine.

Steam workshop integration is a huge bonus and means that you never really run out of levels anyway - I just prefer official ones as they're more consistent in difficulty and quality. Achievement integration would be hugely appreciated as well, this game has potential to use achievements in the way they were intended: For doing crazy things which the game doesn't actually require you to do at all.

Overall, I would highly recommend this game to anyone.
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8 de 8 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
9.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 11 de novembro de 2014
Interested in a physics domino effect puzzle game: Do Y, to change X, to start Z, to finally perform Q type of puzzles? If so, or if you enjoy solving puzzles then check out Contraption Maker.

Being familiar with The Incredible Machine, I picked this up to reminisce and have some fun with puzzles. Besides, a two for one!? That's great.

For me the puzzles didn't get challenging until hard difficulty. Perhaps I was younger, however, I remember The Incredible Machine puzzles being much harder. Therefore, the previous difficulties seemed to just take time to put the pieces in place.

Play time included about 8-9 hours for me to finish all the official puzzles. Played some of the Editor's Choice community mods and puzzles. There certainly is much more content if you factor in the community puzzles. However, one challenge is that the game fails to keep a progress of what community puzzles you've solved--unlike the official puzzles.

With all that said, it's a great game, and I recommend it. Perhaps a 8/10. Support the developers if you'd like to see more of these types of options.

Certainly have some fond memories of The Incredible Machine, so I'm pleased to see this released!
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
11.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de novembro de 2014
I did play TIM series decades ago and it brought back a lot of fun memories. The puzzles here, however, seem less thought out than TIM puzzles, and many of the levels (including hard levels) were easily beaten by exploiting the set up thus making the objective trivial to accomplish. It doesn't seem the items were used to their full potential to create a complex system either (I don't recall the trampoline being used at all).

Many old TIM items are found here, there are new ones, but also some that don't exist anymore. One I do miss was the monkey on the bike where you pull the shade down revealing a banana then it would start pedaling, which is similar to one of the new items in this game, but without the ability to cancel the pedaling by impact i.e. dropping a cannonball on the monkey's head.

tl;dr
I bought this game for $1.50 and it came with 2 copies.
Puzzles were enjoyable but not very challenging.
Replayability relies on the community as far as I can tell.

7/10 (+2 Price, +2 Enjoyable, +1 Nostalgia, +1 Removed the pointless score system TIM had, +1 Ability to share puzzles with community)
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
0.5 hrs registradas
Publicada: 30 de dezembro de 2014
Long ago, when I was but a wee lad, I played a game called The Incredible Machine as part of my schooling. Hours of my tutelage in the basement computer lab of my school were spent in blissful abandon playing that wonder of a game, comparing my elaborate constructions to my equally-enthralled pubescent minds, We were gods of all creation, and in our experimentation bonds of eternal friendship were erected alongside the craziest, most Goldbergian of useless designs. It was a fire of friendship that flared, roared, and fizzled away as we slowly grew apart.

Now, in my twenties, apart from those pre-pubescent paragons of pointless perfection, the fire has been rekindled. This game is whimsical and childish enough to make you remember those happier childhood days without pandering to you. I experienced some minor technical difficulties (including a persistent drone on the title screen), but nothing to make the game unplayable.

It's a lot of nostalgic fun. Get it when it comes on sale.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
2.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 28 de novembro de 2014
When I was a kid, I loved that old predecessor of this game. So I decided to pick it as soon as it is on a sale (basically because I doubted the quality of the game. The mechanics are old and trusted but still... I was affraid to see a soulless clone). Happily, this one brought me a crazy level of excitement and (even!) laughings!
The game is awesome and catchy. Once I laucnhed it to test for a while, I realised I have played like 80 minutes or something. And Contraption Maker didn't bore me at all. The missions are set in a very clever way, so each one is a bit harder then the previous, but not too much. You actually learn to play it step by step.
The puzzles are interesting and (the main thing!) really really different. I guess their puzzle designer is a nice guy with a good sense of humor. Besided, every puzzle has some kind of a plot, so you even start to sympathyse some characters (My fav is Waldo, what a gorgeous cat!).
The game is simple and exciting, it is very light and kind, reminds me the most childish looney tunes cartoons. The music is awesome, and the controls are very intuitive. The only thing I noticed is a small little difference between designs of some elements and characters, but that's not a problem at all, just noticed.
I've picked it for 0.99 on a sale and even recieved an extra copy to give some of my friends. I believe it would be an awesome present.
Hardly recommended. If you are lucky to see it on a huge sale, take it without any doubt. I am not a fan of puzzle games, but this one is awesome even for people like me.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
13.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 31 de dezembro de 2014
Contraption Maker is the brilliant sucessor to the nostalgic Incredible Machine series, and I definitely agree with it. Contraption maker not only modernizes what was already an outstanding concept, but expands on it even more. So far with what I've played through the puzzles have been challenging, but fair all the way through. The developers say you'll find those big "aha!" moments instead of relying on pixel perfect placement solutions, and they are absolutely right. This is a puzzle game done exceptionally well, and with the ever present make mode there is so much more you can create. Even if you haven't played the original Incredible Machine games you'll find much enjoyment out of Contraption Maker.

These are just personal suggestions myself, but I believe if Contraption Maker were to add more content in the future, I would highly suggest some things like a wacky voice over guy like in the original installments, as well as include the music from the older games, like Return of the Incredible Machine: Even More Contraptions.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
10.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de janeiro
Great throwback to an old classic. So far, this is the only early access game that ended up being worth it for me. Must buy if you like this kind of puzzle game.
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
2.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 3 de dezembro de 2014
Did you like TIM when you were a kid? Well this is the same thing! Love it!
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
11.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 16 de dezembro de 2014
A remake of an old game thats good.
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.4 hrs registradas
Publicada: 19 de dezembro de 2014
True to its predecessor, Contraption Maker is the modern incarnation of The Incredible Machines franchise. The core gameplay mechanics is faithfully preserved perhaps to a degree I would call that lacking in originality. Nevertheless, with the support of Steam Workshop, thousands of user-made puzzles constantly added give the game tremendous value and replayability. The devs are even kind enough to let it go on 90% off sale almost non-stop and give an extra copy to you once you have bought it. What more can I say? This is truly an unbeatable bargain for hours of fun for nostalgic gamers and families alike.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
6.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 23 de dezembro de 2014
I was interested in this game because of a fondness for The Incredible Machine and when it went on sale for $1.49 for a two pack I couldn't resist.

It's a great puzzle game plain and simple. The easy puzzles are insanely easy but do a good job of introducing the various contraptions in preparations for the medium and hard puzzles. I haven't played for long yet but was able to knock out about 25 easy puzzles and 2 hard ones inside of an hour or two and had to post about the already excellent experience I've had with the game.

It probably won't capture one's interest for huge chunks of time and I can see where a hard puzzle can get frustrating and cause someone to put the game down for a while but all in all its a great title for some casual brain stimulation and at the current sale price it shouldn't be missed.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
32.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 24 de dezembro de 2014
They hit this one out of the park I anticipated a remake of the incredible machine for the majority of my youth and I'm really very excited to see this come to fruition and with multiplayer no less. I could wax idiotic about this game for hours without a single bad thing to say, stop reading reviews and enjoy this unique puzzle sandbox.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
5.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de fevereiro
This game is so great!
I can play this with my little brother, education game
btw i love the BGM
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Publicada: 3 de janeiro
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This game is absolutely awesome. So much has been added since the game was first made. Recently 50 extra puzzles were added, as well as new parts for the community to create new puzzles. This is one of the few games that continues to improve by leaps and bounds and the community has great content, too. Not only that, but you get an extra copy of the game with purchase. If you even remotely enjoy puzzle games, especially from a creative standpoint, this is one of the best games on Steam.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
3.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 7 de março
This game is simple but fun and can get quite difficult. You start off with a stage with some goal, and some parts to help you make a contraption to reach that goal. Pretty simple stuff but it can get quite involved trying to figure out what exactly to do. The eureka feeling of knowing what to do and getting to the goal is always a great one. Well worth one's time if you enjoy these kinds of puzzle games.
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Publicada: 18 de fevereiro
superb. simply superb.

a throwback to the classic The Incredible Machine (tIM) whcih we all used to play on our windows 95 PCs when we were kiddies, and upgardes the game in every possible way.

nice, none-serious art style. soothing music. clean and fluid graphics and animation. and of course THE PUZZLES. there are so many. and they can really put your wits to the test.

with so many different parts, tools and characters to use, the puzzles can get quite complex.

and once you're done. you can download more from steam workshop! so the fun never ends.

its a very fun and soothing puzzle game, to settle your nerves after a bad dota2 match.

its highlt recomnended for puzzle afcianados and a must have for tIM fans.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
0.8 hrs registradas
Publicada: 30 de março
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This game is the remake of The Incredible Machine which had a great influence on my life.
That was the reason I wanted to become an inventor, someone with great intuition and creativity. My success started there. And as a remake of that game, I give this one 10/10 without doubt.
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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
1.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 1 de novembro de 2014
Excellent game. My daughters love playing this on my laptop. They started making puzzles for each other and do not even realize they are learning simple physics. Thanks for the development and keep up the development of extras.
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Publicada: 2 de novembro de 2014
This is the closest thing we'll ever have to a modern day successor to Sierra's The Incredible Machine. To get the most enjoyment out of this game, I strongly recommend muting the in-game music and have this playlist running on the background

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAA37B0895CB2E2E0
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