If You Don’t Do One Thing Today at Work

by Steve Bowler on August 25, 2008 · 5 comments

in casual,design,webgames

Don’t let it be this game.

Seriously, friends don’t let friends build Fantastic Contraptions.

I don’t know what’s cooler:  making a machine that works, or seeing how mind-blowingly awesome everyone else’s machines are.  For the level depicted, you could build a machine that looks more like a plow (that’s how I solved “Awash,” the level pictured here), or you could use the techniques pictured below:  make a snake (who knew?), or of all things, a frickin’ catapult.

I’d go on uselessly for paragraphs about how cool this game is, and how important it is for gaming, but really, it speaks for itself.  Just go play it.  Impress yourself.  Surprise yourself.  And make sure to see what other people are making.

Jeez, it has player created content, peer learning, problem solving.  Just.  Wow.  I’d call this the greatest casual game ever, but I’m not even sure it can be called “casual.”

I’m stuck on Tube, for the record.