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May 16, 2012

Machinarium for Android

Machinarium for Android

Spend even just a couple minutes with Machinarium, and two things are abundantly clear:
  • This quite possibly is the most visually stunning game you have ever played.
  • You're going to need some patience to get through this one.
Machinaruim adds puzzles into steampunk, beautifully illustrated as a hand-drawn world. The aim of the game is to guide Josef through the "legendary city of Machinarium". Each level has a series of puzzles or challenges that have to be completed, not unlike the Myst of yore. You get one hit per level, but there's a comic-like walkthrough book that will help you on your way, if you're willing to play the little in-app game to get to it.

The game's designed for tablets, but it'll run on higher-resolution smartphones as well. The developer warns that you'll not have the same experience, as the touch regions are affected, but you should get the idea.

Machinarium costs $3.99. But once you play it, you'll see it's well worth the price. Check out the demo video after the break. Oh, and its a 220MB download.