Take on the role of Emma in a first person puzzle game, solve puzzles and problems in a Victorian mansion. Prove your worth as a candidate to become "The Automatician" and build increasingly complex chain reaction machines. Can you become the new Automatician?
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August 11

Now with achievements!

Our latest update includes achievements, try to get all four!

If you missed our previous update, there is now a Whodo in the Foyer that will explain and give hints about a few of the Automatician's features!
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July 24

Official Release - Launch Discount!



The Automatician has just released on Steam! Buy it now with a special launch discount at €5! We invite you all to play this game on which we’ve worked so very hard over the past two years. We’d like to thank everybody in the team and at NHTV (our university) for making this possible!
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About This Game

Summary

The Automatician is a first person puzzle game where you take on the role of Emma, who needs to solve puzzles and problems in a Victorian mansion. To prove your worth as a candidate to become "The Automatician" players must build increasingly complex chain reaction machines (Rube Goldberg Machines) to satisfy their challengers. Can you become the new Automatician?

Gameplay

Take on a series of increasingly complex hexagonal puzzles that ask you to create chain reaction machines. Find one or all of the solutions that make your machines a success!
Explore the halls of a Victorian mansion called the Absolon Estate. Solve a number of quests for the denizens of the mansion while you investigate to uncover the secrets of the mansion.

Story

Explore the Absolon Estate, speak with it's inhabitants and learn more about their past.
Take on the Challenge to become the Automatician, and prove your worth in a series of escalating challenges.
Should you succeed, you can expect one final secret to reveal itself to you...

Features

  • Beautiful environments to explore, with a lot of secrets to uncover.
  • Figure out the Story behind what went on at Absolon Estate.
  • Learn about the enigmatic animated burlap dolls called Whodos.
  • Quests to be solved around the Mansion.
  • Increasingly complex Chain Reaction Puzzles to be solved.
  • Using Unreal Engine 4 for high quality graphics.

Music

Beautiful Soundtrack and Audio created in collaboration with Ratchet Audio.

About us

DreamPunks is game development studio from Breda, The Netherlands. The Automatician was developed by about 30 students from the NHTV University in Breda. The game was developed part time, as a part of our studies.

Events

While in development, the game has been showcased at a variety of events to gather feedback and improve on the existing game. Some of the events that we've participated in so far include:
  • GDC 2016, San Francisco
  • Nordic Game Jam 2016, Copenhagen
  • A Maze 2016, Berlin
  • Indigo 2016, Utrecht
  • AnimeCon 2016, The Hague
  • Indigo 2017, Utrecht

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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