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Go on a Geeky ‘Machine Building’ Spree with Fantastic Contraption

What do you get when you mix machine parts, a touch of physics, obstacles to overcome, and your imagination together? Fantastic Contraption! With this game you get to build geeky machines to your heart’s content and send them on their way. But are you smart enough, geeky enough, to build the most fantastic contraptions ever or will your dreams of machine supremacy crash and burn?

The mechanics of the game are not difficult to pick up, but you may need to take a few moments to think through your selections in order to build the best machines possible. Some combinations will not work well at all, or only in-part, while others will run like a dream. Just continue experimenting as needed in order to get those machines running at their best and on to the finish line!

The game is extremely helpful as you get started with it and provides an excellent tutorial to help you learn how to build machines using the various parts available.

A pair of our machines rolling towards a successful finish…

The further you go, the more complex your machines will become. Good luck and have fun!

There are plenty of videos available on YouTube to help if you run into trouble on a given level.

Price: 1.99 (U.S.)

Fantastic Contraption [iTunes App Store]

Fantastic Contraption Homepage

Fantastic Contraption Forum

Additional Notes

Fantastic Contraption is available to play in your favorite browser if desired! Just visit the homepage (link shown above) to get started. There is also a sequel available on iTunes, but it does cost 3.99 (U.S.).

Fantastic Contraption 2 [iTunes App Store]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 05/1/13

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