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Widget Workshop: The Mad Scientist's Laboratory

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Macintosh
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4.2
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Windows 3.x
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Description

Widget Workshop is a "software toy" designed for children. The game is intended to teach children the principles of science, and encourage them to apply their creativity to invent their own devices. In the game, the player selects different components that perform certain functions (such as an input device, a power switch, a randomizer, a logic operator, or an output display) and links them together to form a "widget". Widgets can be made for many purposes, such as a puzzle, a calculator, a game, a logic gate, or a Rube Goldberg contraption. The game is open-ended, although it does come with a set of pre-made widgets and a book of challenges.

Screenshots

Widget Workshop: The Mad Scientist's Laboratory Windows 3.x Wake the chickens
Widget Workshop: The Mad Scientist's Laboratory Windows 3.x Count to ten!
Widget Workshop: The Mad Scientist's Laboratory Windows 3.x First puzzle
Widget Workshop: The Mad Scientist's Laboratory Windows 3.x Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Uppfinnarverkstan" -- Swedish title

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The Press Says

All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Contributed to by chirinea (33100) and Halleck (383)