Thursday, 7 August 2008

Fantastic, Addictive, Brilliant Contraptions...

Oh dear. I appear to have gotten my whole office addicted to a flash game called Fantastic Contraption.

As usual with these things, it's remarkably simple: a pink shape needs to get into an end zone, and you're given a limited palette of tools and shapes to make it happen. Build a fantastic contraption - the clue's in the name - and watch as an ingenious physics engine brings your creation to life. If it's successful, the machine will motor toward the finish, clambering over any obstacles in the way. If not, then it'll normally collapse into a catastrophic mess, or a pile of wheels and struts.

It's simple, but fantastic. The levels get progressively more difficult and soon require plenty of lateral thinking to figure out. Highly recommended.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some contraptions to build.

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