Around midnight I stumbled across a new flash game posted by dillon, one of our forum members… about 3 hours later I realized that I was still playing, and hadn’t written anything for today… but no matter, I’ll pass on this productivity killer for everybody to enjoy!
The game is called Fantastic Contraption, and it’s a physics-based flash game where you have to build a “contraption” that can get the red object over to the goal, usually through some type of obstacle course.
Building a Fantastic Contraption
After going through a brief tutorial level, you’ll get to play the game and make your own contraptions using a number of different objects, seen at the top of the screen. (This screenshot is from the “Junkyard” level 4.)
For this level I decided to make something similar to a tank, so I positioned a number of wheels and then connected them with the “water” lines, which are flexible…
Then I put “wood” lines between the wheels, to make sure they stayed a certain distance from each other.
Then I put more of the “water rods” in place, which basically act like the tracks to the “vehicle”. Once you think your contraption is ready, you can put it to the test by clicking the Start button.
There it goes… not pretty, but looks like it’s gonna make it!
And sure enough, it did. Now I can move on to the next level.
Some of the levels aren’t terribly hard… just need to make a machine that won’t fall down the trench here:
But some of them are really difficult…
This one required building an extremely complicated machine that pushed the balls across.
Don’t even get me started on this one…
Altogether, this is one of the most addicting games I’ve ever played.
Are there any geekier flash games that you spend your time on? Let us know in the comments.
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- Published 10/23/08