Crazy Machines

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Crazy Machines
Developer(s)FAKT Software
Publisher(s)Novitas Publishing
DTP Entertainment
Pepper Games
Viva Media
Platform(s)Windows, MacOS, Nintendo DS, iOS, Wii
October 2005
    • Windows/Mac OS X
      • WW: October 2005
      • WW: December 12, 2008 (Steam, Windows-only)[1]
      Nintendo DS
      • EU: October 10, 2008
      • NA: April 9, 2009
      • EU: August 13, 2010
      • NA: May 2, 2011

Crazy Machines is a puzzle video game created by German studio FAKT Software. Crazy Machines based many of its ideas on The Incredible Machine series of games.[2] The player is given a set of mechanical components to construct a Rube Goldberg-style or Heath Robinson-style intricate machine to solve a goal and advance to the next puzzle in the game.

An iOS version of the game was released in 2009.[3]


In the game, players build imaginative machines that turn cranks, rotate gears, pull levers, and more to build a unique contraption. The player can solve more than 200 challenging puzzles and experiment with gears, robots, explosives, and more in a virtual lab. The game uses a physics engine to simulate various in-game variables such as air pressure, electricity, gravity, and particle effects.

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  1. ^ "Crazy Machines". SteamDB. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  2. ^ Schiffler, A. New Game Physics: Added Value for Transdisciplinary Teams - Appendix, Crazy Machines, 11 March 2012, Ph.D. Theses, University of Plymouth, UK. Retrieved 23 Feb 2015.
  3. ^ dtp entertainment AG, Crazy Machines: Award-winning physics puzzle is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch, Press Release, 23 Apr 2009. Retrieved 23 Feb 2015.

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