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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is quickly becoming one of my most favorite
games since the Pinball Construction Set on the Apple II and the Mac


After several levels I became stuck on a theme of using a lot of wheels, multiple vehicles, and not attaching the goal object. This one is my current favorite...

"More Rails"

Free for basic play. $10 to save and share, building scenarios, etc.

There are some amazing contraptions built by others. I'll link to some of them later, like the "thrower" - just great.

Someone built this "Orbital Launch" contraption which is just out of nowhere... first the goal object gets stuck in this pocket and you wonder will it ever get out. Then after a few revolutions the object and a chain attached to it are launched... but apparently *away* from the target. The object flies out of view for what seems like forever... only to drop down from above.

The gods must be crazy. It makes no sense.

1 comment:

Dylan said...

Holy cow! The orbital launch is unbelievable.

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