Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a hilarious point-and-click adventure in which you stumble irresponsibly through history to help legendary geniuses complete their masterworks!
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Positive (16 reviews) - 100% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 8, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“From the beginning, we’ve been committed to making Infamous Machine a game that lives up to the legacy of the classic adventures that inspired us. In listening to players’ feedback, and in considering the quality of the experience we want to create, we realized we were missing something that could really take the game to the next level. So, we’re adding English voice acting!

Getting the voice acting right will take a lot of extra effort, and a little extra time. For now, we’re releasing on Early Access to gather as much feedback from the community as possible, so we can ensure that the final game is everything it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“While we can’t deny the possibility of an unexpected hiccup during this final push, we believe the full version will be ready no later than three months after this Early Access release (i.e., early June 2016).”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In addition to containing fixes for bugs we discover during the Early Access period, the full version will include:

  • Text language support for French, German, and Spanish.
  • Voice acting (English only).
  • Steam achievements.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Infamous Machine is fully playable from beginning to end. The only features missing are those listed above. There might of course be a few bugs left, which player feedback will help us find and resolve.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, the price will remain the same upon final release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“A big part of why we’re doing Early Access is to collect feedback from the community. We’ll be asking players to let us know everything they love and don’t love about the game! We’ll also reach out before we begin recording voice acting in earnest, to get player opinions of what they’d like to hear. For folks who would rather not play the game at all until it’s truly done, we’ll continue with regular development updates to let the community know how things are going.”
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March 8

Infamous Machine Early Access Now Available!

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is now available for purchase on Steam Early Access!

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About This Game


Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a hilarious point-and-click adventure in which you stumble irresponsibly through history to help legendary geniuses complete their masterworks!

Kelvin is the well-meaning research assistant of Dr. Edwin Lupin, an outstanding but tacky physicist who goes completely nuts when his life’s work, a shower-shaped time machine, is ridiculed by the scientific community. Bent on leaving his mark, Lupin launches himself into the past to prevent history’s greatest geniuses from completing their defining works, so HE can complete them instead.

Now the very fabric of time is beginning to unravel, and it’s up to Kelvin and his fellow research assistant Lise to repair it. Point and click your way through three wacky, gorgeously drawn chapters to help Ludwig van Beethoven, Isaac Newton, and Leonardo da Vinci achieve their destined greatness!



  • Classic point-and-click gameplay, featuring both pointing and clicking.
  • Beautiful hand-drawn 2D environments.
  • A huge variety of wacky puzzles that increase in difficulty as you go.
  • 56 quirky, fully animated characters
  • Over 1000 lines of written dialog.
  • Original soundtrack with 12 unique tracks.
  • And of course, the unique opportunity to annoy three of the greatest minds in history and save the universe!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL and Java
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Overall:
Positive (16 reviews)
Recently Posted
Thanyatos
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 5
The game is fun! It has lots of jokes, good music and cool characters. It would be nice to hear their voices in the next version :).
Minus: I think it has too much hints in the conversations, like the choices have answers to something we have not discovered yet. It may be because it is an early acces... It made the game little short for me, because I was never stuck anywere for too long. Still enjoyed it!
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milo
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 27
A simple playing adventure game with a funny story.
Overall the game is not too complicated, good if you want to start playing adventure games.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Colin
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 12
A finely executed point-and-click adventure game worthy of the classics of the time! As a KickStarter backer, I am very happy to see this game come to fruition. I look forward to the voice pack so I can play it all over gain!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
GrandMasterFox
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
If you're a fan of old style quests like Day of the Tentacle, you'll love this game. The art is great and the game itself is really funny. The puzzles are interesting and not too hard or annoying.
The game is a bit short, but still worth it. I almost sort of wish it wouldn't end and just wait for another expansion for the story to continue in another time at a later stage.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
baxted
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 28
Kelvin needs to save history as we know it. Notice I say "we" because Kelvin really doesn't have a clue but he isn't letting that get in the way! Kelvin's boss has gone around the bend and is changing history; Kelvin's job is to set things right again. With his trusty shower stall time machine, Kelvin sets off to set things aright.

My usual disclaimer here: I backed the game on Kickstarter so if that is too biased for you, I suggest you find another review or go visit your local public library.

The artwork in the game is bright clean and fun. The same can be said for the score. The tone is very lighthearted and g rated; this is a game for everyone to enjoy. If you are looking for historical accuracy, you won't find it here beyond the general events Kelvin is trying to save. The maps are not huge but there is enough ground to walk around and things to see to keep you interested. The game works with only the left mouse button so the interface is simple (there is a magnifying glass in your backpack (inventory) that allows you to examine items in detail). Most of the puzzles are surprisingly challenging given the lighthearted tone of the game. I admit to having had to fall back on the old adventure standard of "click everything in your inventory on evertyhing and everyone" a few times to progress! That said, there are clues given throughout the game and the puzzles are not unfair; just challenging.

The game is still in early release (version 0.8) so there are gaps. The voice work isn't in yet. However, if the voice work is on par with the artwork and the music it will be a huge plus for the game. The dialogue is in so the game is quite playable and there is the music to enjoy. It appears that several puzzles are still in development so the final game might be longer to play. This version took an evening for each of the three chapters.

If you like adventures with just a bit of challenge, you will enjoy this game immensly. This is Blyt's first effort, let us hope there are more like this game in the future!
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robovski
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 27
Pleasantly funny and silly instead of cruel or mean, a solid point and click adventure game. The puzzles are chellenging but not unfair and it doesn't resort to any kind of bizzare game logic. Soundtrack is well-implimented and fits the game well. Still in early access so settings are thin on the ground and the story is still developing. I will enjoy returning to this at release.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
lake.kubilius
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
A very fun point & click adventure game. The game takes neither itself nor the historical events it references terribly seriously, leading to a fun style and sense of humor reminiscent of some of the old classics.

The soundtrack is solid, and pairs well what's going on.

It's also surprisingly challenging, though I wouldn't call any of the puzzles unfair. If you avoid walkthrough use, the back-and-forthing required to get past some of the puzzles will add up to a particularly long game. But even if you peek a few times, the game is still quite substantial.

All in all, a solidly fun time! My only real complaint would be that the lack of a hotspot finder doesn't do the game any favors, especially since a handful of the important hotspots hide in darkened corners.

Go for it!
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ubergeek
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 21
Fun, well-written game that has the hallmarks of the Lucasarts adventure era. The art is quite attractive, and well polished. It is not an educational game but the historical element may mean I might accidentally learn something. The style/writing feels very g-rated (even with the butt joke at the beginning) and aimed towards a younger audience but it still hits the mark for me.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
JeffreyByJeffrey
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 20
Over the years as a gamer, I have enjoyed many wonderful point and click adventure games. With this in my, I have had enough experience to understand what makes a good and bad point and click style game. Kelvin and the Infamous Machine may in fact be one of the BEST point and click adventure games in years. It's not very often that this genre of games is released into the market, with the other thought that it can be tricky to properly produce. Currently I have completed the first chapter and here are my thoughts thus far:

Pros:
Wonderful art, Great comedy, educational, engaging story, interesting characters with uniqueness, throws you right into the game like most well made point and click games, Fun sound effects, well thought out puzzles.

Cons:
No voice recordings of the characters speaking, which if properly executed can provide more of the emotion and comedy the game provides already.

Above all the game is wonderful and deserves a hat tip for the hard work put into it! I can't wait to finish the game!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
grnchile
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17
The artwork is nicely done. The puzzles integrate well with the game. It's funny, too. There's no voice yet, but except for that it seems exceptionally complete and playable for an early access game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13
This game is definitely worth buying. Very complete for a game that is in Early Access. My only ask: PLEASE release this game with voice acting.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
A very fun point & click adventure game. The game takes neither itself nor the historical events it references terribly seriously, leading to a fun style and sense of humor reminiscent of some of the old classics.

The soundtrack is solid, and pairs well what's going on.

It's also surprisingly challenging, though I wouldn't call any of the puzzles unfair. If you avoid walkthrough use, the back-and-forthing required to get past some of the puzzles will add up to a particularly long game. But even if you peek a few times, the game is still quite substantial.

All in all, a solidly fun time! My only real complaint would be that the lack of a hotspot finder doesn't do the game any favors, especially since a handful of the important hotspots hide in darkened corners.

Go for it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 27
Pleasantly funny and silly instead of cruel or mean, a solid point and click adventure game. The puzzles are chellenging but not unfair and it doesn't resort to any kind of bizzare game logic. Soundtrack is well-implimented and fits the game well. Still in early access so settings are thin on the ground and the story is still developing. I will enjoy returning to this at release.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 10
This review may be influenced by the fact that the trailer looks SO good and so fun. I finished this game in a couple of hours. The game was funny, the art was wonderful, but there were no voices, super easy puzzles, and the worlds were very small. I was expecting more. I still liked it, but I do not think it is worth the price. It could be something great if they continue to work on it though.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 9
Looks great, plays well, very funny game, deffo in the spirit of point and clicks of old, cant wait to see if it eventually aquires a good voice over.

If you liked games such as day of the tentacle then you will love this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 20
Over the years as a gamer, I have enjoyed many wonderful point and click adventure games. With this in my, I have had enough experience to understand what makes a good and bad point and click style game. Kelvin and the Infamous Machine may in fact be one of the BEST point and click adventure games in years. It's not very often that this genre of games is released into the market, with the other thought that it can be tricky to properly produce. Currently I have completed the first chapter and here are my thoughts thus far:

Pros:
Wonderful art, Great comedy, educational, engaging story, interesting characters with uniqueness, throws you right into the game like most well made point and click games, Fun sound effects, well thought out puzzles.

Cons:
No voice recordings of the characters speaking, which if properly executed can provide more of the emotion and comedy the game provides already.

Above all the game is wonderful and deserves a hat tip for the hard work put into it! I can't wait to finish the game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 28
Kelvin needs to save history as we know it. Notice I say "we" because Kelvin really doesn't have a clue but he isn't letting that get in the way! Kelvin's boss has gone around the bend and is changing history; Kelvin's job is to set things right again. With his trusty shower stall time machine, Kelvin sets off to set things aright.

My usual disclaimer here: I backed the game on Kickstarter so if that is too biased for you, I suggest you find another review or go visit your local public library.

The artwork in the game is bright clean and fun. The same can be said for the score. The tone is very lighthearted and g rated; this is a game for everyone to enjoy. If you are looking for historical accuracy, you won't find it here beyond the general events Kelvin is trying to save. The maps are not huge but there is enough ground to walk around and things to see to keep you interested. The game works with only the left mouse button so the interface is simple (there is a magnifying glass in your backpack (inventory) that allows you to examine items in detail). Most of the puzzles are surprisingly challenging given the lighthearted tone of the game. I admit to having had to fall back on the old adventure standard of "click everything in your inventory on evertyhing and everyone" a few times to progress! That said, there are clues given throughout the game and the puzzles are not unfair; just challenging.

The game is still in early release (version 0.8) so there are gaps. The voice work isn't in yet. However, if the voice work is on par with the artwork and the music it will be a huge plus for the game. The dialogue is in so the game is quite playable and there is the music to enjoy. It appears that several puzzles are still in development so the final game might be longer to play. This version took an evening for each of the three chapters.

If you like adventures with just a bit of challenge, you will enjoy this game immensly. This is Blyt's first effort, let us hope there are more like this game in the future!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
If you're a fan of old style quests like Day of the Tentacle, you'll love this game. The art is great and the game itself is really funny. The puzzles are interesting and not too hard or annoying.
The game is a bit short, but still worth it. I almost sort of wish it wouldn't end and just wait for another expansion for the story to continue in another time at a later stage.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 15
This game contains a unique artstyle mixed with 4th wall breaking and hilarious jokes. It has a lot of mind boggling puzzles that require you to think outside the box. I played this game with a friend and we solved the puzzles together. We beat the game in 5 hours and for what we got out of it I think it is fairly priced. Laughs from begining to finish and I can't wait until these guys finish the game. I absolutely love this game and would replay it again.


If you'd like to see some first hand game experience click the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io5DR9WHdgk

They're also on KickStarter!! Don't forget to show your support!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blyts/kelvin-and-the-infamous-machine
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Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 21
Fun, well-written game that has the hallmarks of the Lucasarts adventure era. The art is quite attractive, and well polished. It is not an educational game but the historical element may mean I might accidentally learn something. The style/writing feels very g-rated (even with the butt joke at the beginning) and aimed towards a younger audience but it still hits the mark for me.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny