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Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

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Do you have what it takes to turn Rube Goldberg’s humorous comics and cartoons into elaborate and incredible machines? Rube Works features Rube’s cartoons, contraptions, and irreverent humor and once you've completed one of his inventions, they come to life in a way never seen before. The game combines the puzzle genre with slapstick humor and creative problem solving. Imagine the goal is to carve a turkey—and you have a penguin, a bucket, a rooster, a box of sand, a sea sponge, a seesaw and an ice cream maker to complete the task. Then imagine connecting these objects together with string and pulleys along with the laws of gravity and cartoon physics to create a Rube Goldberg machine and proceed to the next level.

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Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game iPhone Level 3, initial screen with toolbox objects
Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game iPhone Level 9 objective
Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game iPad Level 4 hint
Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game iPhone Level 6 hint

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Trivia

LucasArts connection

Quite a few ex-LucasArts people contributed to this game, many who were involved in the Lucasfilm Games classic adventure games: Noah Falstein, David Fox, Ron Gilbert, Julian Kwasneski, and Kalani Streicher.

Rube Goldberg connection

Rube Goldberg's granddaughter, Jennifer George, is the co-executive producer on Rube Works. She also wrote all the names for the game's Achievement awards.

Rube Goldberg trivia

While Rube Goldberg penned about 50,000 cartoons throughout his long career, including thousands that have his famous chain reaction machines, he never once actually built a Rube Goldberg machine.
Contributed to by Sciere (249050) and David Fox (131)