I’m a huge sucker for Rube Goldberg machines, mostly because I’m a geek, but also partly because they’re just damn cool and hypnotic to watch. So when I first heard about Rube Works, an officially licensed Rube Goldberg game, I got properly excited. While the game has been out on iOS for some time now, Android is finally getting its taste of Rube Works as it is available now on the Google Play Store for $1.99 (links below). For a better idea of how the game plays and what you’ll be getting up to, check out the trailer below.
It looks incredibly interesting with its varied environments and varied puzzles, but stay tuned for our review of Rube Works to find out how it actually is to play.
Are you a Rube Goldberg machine fan? Let us know if you’re going to give Rube Works Android a go.
“Rube Works” – the Official Rube Goldberg Puzzle Game – Available on Google Play
Challenge your mental muscle with the only official Rube Goldberg licensed physics puzzler, now available for Android users
San Francisco – January 14, 2014 - Unity Games and Electric Eggplant and Heirs of Rube Goldberg are pleased to announce that the Android version of Rube Works: Rube Goldberg Game, is now available on the Google Play store for €1.49, £1.29, AU$1.99. The Android version of Rube Works includes 18 humorous brainteasers to test your mental acumen as you use everyday objects to craft contraptions which in turn perform what normally would be routine tasks! 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. How will you do it?
“Rube Works” is the first officially licensed game based on the creations of Rube Goldberg, the award winning artist known for crafting comedic solutions to everyday problems and combines the puzzle genre with slapstick humor and creative problem solving.
Rube Works is developed by Electric Eggplant in partnership with Kalani Games and the Heirs of Rube Goldberg and published by Unity Games, for more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/RubeWorks or http://www.rubeworks.com . You can also follow
Rube Works on Twitter – @RubeWorks
About Unity Games
Unity Games is a division of Unity Technologies dedicated to publishing high quality Unity authored games. Working with the talented and diverse Unity community, Unity Games is elevating the status of its developer base, while pioneering technologically and artistically advanced games. For more information, visit: http://unitygames.com
About Electric Eggplant
Founded by David and Annie Fox, Electric Eggplant has been on the forefront of multimedia design and production since its inception in 1992. Annie and David have partnered on dozens of projects in their 39 years of marriage, including co-founding the Marin Computer Center in 1977—the world’s first public-access microcomputer center. The Foxes have consistently garnered kudos for their work on games, educational software, emotional intelligence content, online communities, and emerging technologies, as well as for their books and apps for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his game design career in 1982 at Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts). During his 10 years there, his credits included groundbreaking titles like Rescue on Fractalus!, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure. David is the Game Designer and Executive Producer on Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game. http://www.ElectricEggplant.com
About Kalani Games
Kalani Games is a game design & development studio in Austin, Texas. Founded by industry veteran, Kalani Streicher, Kalani Games has developed games for mobile, social and online platforms, pushing the boundaries of original, innovative and new game play experiences.
Kalani Games is a trademark of Kalani Games, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.kalanigames.com
HRG (Heirs of Rube Goldberg) is a family-run company led by Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter, Jennifer George. The company’s mission is to raise awareness of Rube’s work and to license the intellectual property to appropriate entertainment and media partners who will remain true to the spirit of her grandfather’s legacy. HRG works in tandem with RGI (Rube Goldberg, Inc), the non-profit arm whose mission includes education outreach programs for students and tinkerers of all ages through Rube Goldberg Machine contests around the globe.
Also available is the quintessential coffee-table book on Rube Goldberg: The Art of Rube Goldberg, published by Abrams ComicArts – found everywhere books are sold. More information is available here, and atwww.rubegoldberg.com