Infinifactory - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Matt Cox)

Cor, kids have it easy nowadays. Sure, they’re inheriting a polluted hellhole teetering on the brink of ecological and economic ruin, but look at all the neat games they get to grow up with. Thanks to Zachtronics announcing they’re giving away (nearly) all their games to schools, some of them even get to muck about with fabulously inventive puzzle boxes during their pretend workday. Imagine that! Privileged tykes.

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SpaceChem - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Zach-like, the book about Zachlikes by Zach Barth, creator of the genre, is now free albeit notably less papery now. Zachtronics’s previously Kickstarter-exclusive book was a collection of design documents from the creator of Spacechem, Opus Magnum, Infinifactory and many more, showing just how he engineers his puzzles. Now anyone can read a digital version for free, and it comes bundled with a pile of his early browser games, unreleased prototypes, and even a card game if you’ve got printer ink to burn. Grab it free on Steam. I feel smarter just having it on my PC.

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Infinifactory - krispykrem
Today's update fixes a texture that was broken in the last update. Thanks, Unity!
Infinifactory - krispykrem
Today's update fixes a crash that occurred for players on Windows using OneDrive to back up their My Documents folder. If you see anything weird please send us an email (zach@zachtronics.com) so that we can investigate.
Infinifactory - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

Hubble, bubble, toil and puzzle

The alchemical puzzler Opus Magnum has a few of us at House RPS scratching our heads and shouting “a-ha!” before giddily sharing our twisted contraptions in GIF form. It’s real good, friends. The studio behind it, Zachtronics, is headed by Zach Barth. I spoke to him about the game’s machines, his short stint at Valve, and the reasons he sold his own company. (more…)

Infinifactory - Valve
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SpaceChem - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

A proposal: puzzles games focused on assembling or programming – or both – should be called Zachlikes. Following the atom-assembling SpecChem, production line ’em up Infinifactory, and the computer-programming TIS-100, Zach Barth and his Zachtronics have announced a new Zachlike. SHENZHEN I/O [official site] will combine assembling and programming to build circuits from components and then write code for them. It’s due to hit Steam Early Access in October and, for now, you can check it out in this wee announcement trailer:

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Infinifactory - krispykremlin
The Infinifactory soundtrack is now included for free with Infinifactory as a Steam DLC package and can be found in the game's installation directory. If you want your 200MB back, uncheck the checkbox in the game's DLC list.
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