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Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game

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Advertising Blurbs

Pepper Games website (Mac):

    Crazy Machines Macintosh English Version

    Who doesn't know it - the cult game, "The incredible Machine®", - the one that captivated many computer gamers. DIY freaks, logical thinkers, and super brains get ready! Moulded along the lines of that classic is yet another gem - "Crazy Machines" - and this one will test your logic and inventive talent to the limits. The task sounds easy enough, doesn't it? With the given parts, construct a machine that matches the objective of the game; but, as always, there are hidden pitfalls in there - how can I grill meat using a light bulb or, how can I get a flower to grow using a cannon or gun? These are all questions that you can answer during the game!

    "Crazy Machines" won't only test your brainpower – it has features like particle systems, volumetric real time shadows, clothing simulation – and you won't be able to get enough of the incredibly detailed machine parts, which attract gamers with noble graphics. You want to create your own "IQ tests"? No problem! The user-friendly editor will help you creating your own levels.
    • Over 200 fantastic levels
    • Over 70 lovely-detailed modelled parts like, gravity generator, robots, zeppelin, steam engines and so far
    • “Illumination” button to show the planned solution
    • Truly realistic collision of game elements based on an integrated physics engine
    • Elements from various physical areas, for example mechanics, optics, electrics, thermodynamics
    • Three different gravitation models: Earth / Moon / Space
    • Level editor to experiment and to create your own levels
    • Import and Export function for self-created levels

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Feb 06, 2007.

Official English Site:

    Brain Sport in the classical style!



    Who doesn't know it - the cult game, "The incredible Machine®", - the one that captivated many computer gamers. So...DIY freaks, logical thinkers, and superbrains get ready! Moulded along the lines of that classic is yet another gem - "Crazy Machines - The Inventor's Workshop" - and this one will test your logic and inventive talent to the limits.

    The task sounds easy enough, doesn't it? With the given parts, construct a machine that matches the objective of the game; but, as always, there are hidden pitfalls in there - how can I grill meat using a light bulb?, or, how can I get a flower to grow using a cannon or gun? These are all questions that you can answer during the game!

    "Crazy Machines" won't only test your brainpower – it has features like particle systems, volumetric realtime shadows, clothing simulation – and you won't be able to get enough of the incredibly detailed machine parts designed by the prize-winning design team "DBKI" - graphics both powerful and impressive.

    You want to create your own "IQ tests"? No problem! The user-friendly Editor will help you create your own level.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Feb 11, 2006.

Back Cover - Windows (US):

    Turn the crank, rotate the gears, or push the levers. Use the catapult, explode it, or fly it.....From grilling sausages with a pulley, gears, rubber bands and a candle to firing a cannon with a basketball, these wacky brain-teasers will light up your imagination with creative and addictive fun!



    70+ Elements!
    Addictive Fun!
    200+ Challenges!
    Multiple Solutions!
    3D Graphics & Real Time Shadows!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 12, 2005.

Inside Covers - Windows (US):
    • Invent!
      Create your own unique contraptions


    • Figure it out!
      Solve more than 200 challenging puzzles


    • Start a chain-reaction!
      Put your machines to work


    • Build in 3D!
      Over 70 3D parts and pieces to build your gizmo


    • Enjoy the action!
      Cool Physics engine with air-pressure, electricity, gravity and particle effects


    • Blow it up!
      Experiment with gears, robots, explosives, & more in your own virtual lab!


    • Multiple solutions!
      Fine-tune your creations every time you play!


    The building-puzzle game for
    "Rube Goldberg" fans & puzzle-gamers!

    Over 200 Challenging Puzzles!


    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 12, 2005.

Press Release:

    Calling all Rube Goldberg fans! Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game to ship in October



    New York, NY, September 30, 2005 - Viva Media is proud to announce the upcoming release of Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game on CD-ROM. Now Rube Goldberg fans and puzzle gamers of any age can build and enjoy the wildest and wackiest machines around. Put your mind to the test and solve over 200 awesome puzzles. If you are feeling very creative, work in your own lab using the freestyle editor and put together your own unique contraptions using over 70 3D-elements.

    Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker comments, "Crazy Machines is a remarkable puzzle game designed to stimulate and provoke creative-logical thinking. Problem solving during game play opens up small chapters from the laws of physics - smuggling the science in with the fun. Viva Media is proud to add this game to our collection of high quality games."

    Target Group: Puzzle gamers ages 8 and up

    About Viva Media
    Viva Media, LLC is a privately owned New York company dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of almost 100 multimedia titles touts over 40 awards for excellence in software publishing.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 12, 2005.