I love puzzles and as a kid I was building up the various “machines” and their function usually to start up something by the small ball or start the chain reaction – fall down the domino. This was pretty fun that days to watch the small ball doing something you wanted. And sometimes it was really crazy, sometimes even dangerous And for such kids there is the game called The incredible machine without risking your cat or worse. This game was revolutionary and set up its own game genre. It was released in 1992 and one of the first games that could be controlled by the mouse. It’s creator is Jeff Tunnel. This is how this crazy construction game looks like:
The good news is that you can download it for free here. It is a link to the archive.org. But back to topic – incredible machine was and is one of the most innovative games ever and come with lot of missions you have to complete using your fantasy and brain. It starts with the simple ones and comes to the more and more complicated. You can start in sandbox to see how it works. Be aware that there are the natural laws in place like gravity or air pressure. But these are changing from time to time for more fun. As you can see from the screenshot it is not an ordinary construction game, you see explosive, gun, cat, fish in the tank, ladders. There are even monkeys, mice and bowling balls. Fun as hell to hit the monkey with the bowling ball to see it it can shoot down the cat. And what is more important this game brings you possibility to construct you own machines with no limitation and with no mission to follow. So what do you think? Is it worth a try to build up something crazy?
There is also the second and third part of Incredible machine. If you do not want to search for this game yourself and to make it work, you can buy it at gog.com as a whole package for less than 10 usd. Come and build up something incredible, then post the comment with the link to youtube and I will add it here.