This new game for iPad and iPhone is inspired by Rube Goldberg’s legacy of original cartoons and inventions. The game is challenging and original (plus, very funny) and rises far above the pedantic and predictable baseline of educational gaming.
Do you have what it takes to turn Rube Goldberg’s humorous comics and cartoons into elaborate and incredible machines?
Developed by Electric Eggplant in partnership with Kalani Games and the Heirs of Rube Goldberg and published by Unity Games, Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game is the first officially licensed Rube Goldberg game.
Rube Works features Rube’s cartoons, contraptions, and irreverent humor and animates the iconic invention cartoons in a way never seen before. The game combines the puzzle genre with slapstick humor and creative problem solving. 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. Then imagine connecting these objects together with string and pulleys along with the laws of gravity and cartoon physics to create a Rube Goldberg machine and proceed to the next level.
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Thanks for the shoutout for Rube Works! Wanted to let you know that an additional nine levels will be available for free download within the game starting on this Thursday (Dec. 19, 2013). Android version in the works too.
Now that the full 18 levels are “live” for Rube Works, we also put it on sale for $0.99 through the end of 2013 (normally it’s $2.99).