The spiritual sucessor to The Incredible Machine, with the same quirky humor and sometimes ludecrous solutions, is here in the form of Contraption Maker.
The game revolves around you assembling Rube Goldberg machines to perform otherwise trivial tasks, like activating a can opener, or guiding a mouse back home. This gameplay requires you to think outside the box for a majority of the puzzles, which makes solving them all the more satisfying. Anyone can pick up this game.
The sound design is amazing, from the music to the sound effects. A lot of love was put into keeping the atmosphere as similar to The Incredible Machine as copyright would allow. Everything sounds exactly the way it should.
In my opinion, the game's best feature is the Steam Workshop compatibility. With it, you can share machines you've made with everyone who owns the game, so even if you complete all the built-in levels, you can still enjoy the game.
With all of this said, I love this game (My playtime is deceving). It's fun, and well crafted, taking everything I loved from The Incredible Machine and improving it.
This game gets my Seal of Recomendation. It is a must-have title. If it looks like fun to you, odds are, it will be. Pick it up, even at full price. Not to mention, you get two copies for less than average price. Put your thinking caps on.