At Su.doku.es they wrote an article about an online Rube Goldberg Puzzle called Lunch Time. Rube is famous for his special designed machines and therefor they are also known as Rube Goldberg Machines.
A Rube Goldberg machine or device is any exceedingly complex apparatus that performs a very simple task in a very indirect and convoluted way. Rube devised such pataphysical devices. The best examples of his machines have an anticipation factor: the fact that something so wacky is happening can only be topped by it happening in a suspenseful manner.
If the sign of an innovative game is that it all makes sense when you play it, Explode! could well be something really different. Because to be quite honest, we’re not quite sure from the press release and screen shots how it works at all.
That’s the problem with new ideas, of course. Cynics say stuff like, “A bulb of light, Mr Edison? Who in the world needs that when they can simply light a candle?” And indeed, until we play Explode! we won’t know if it’s the best new thing since 7 Wonders, or the worst thing since the [Read More...]
RoboBlitz has popped up on Xbox Live Arcade, offering you 19 levels of physics-based puzzle-solving and a bit of action in the latest Unreal Engine.
It costs 1200 Microsoft points (GBP 10.20 / EUR 13.96 / US$ 18.50), making it the joint most expensive Live Arcade game there is, but there’s a demo version at least so you can help make your mind up. It all weighs in at 49.32MB.
A quick first impression? Well, you roll around your factory home trying to set up the local space cannon to wipe out some pesky space pirates, and it looks very [Read More...]