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Machinarium is award-winning independent puzzle / adventure game developed by the makers of popular web-games Samorost and Samorost2.

A little robot who's been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.

Features

  • World: Machinarium world is populated only by robots of various forms and functions. One of the most interesting places in this world is old, rusty and legendary city of Machinarium where the game takes place.
  • Story: you will have to get rid of wicked robots from the Black Cap Brotherhood and save the head more...

What's New

Version 1.2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Panchoavila Member IconReview+0
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i can't believe that I'm a additcted to a non 3D graphics game...

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Version 1.2.0
Umijin Member IconComment+72
Umijin
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Umm - how do you update the 1.01 version to 1.2? If you click on the download link, it seems you just get the 1.01 demo. :-(

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Version 1.2.0
Libcrypt Member IconReview+23
Libcrypt
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Machinarium is hands-down, the best game I have played in a decade. I just finished it a couple days ago, and I am seriously jonesing for more of the same -- I'd already played Samorost 1/2. This game is stunningly GORGEOUS. The art is meticulously done, the characters are insanely cute, and everything about the game is pure eye-candy. However, the only thing perhaps better than the art is the soundtrack, which I find unequaled in any other game I have ever played. Even the little "jazz trio" in the middle of the game plays a perfect notion of "robot jazz": Not swung, yet also not dry. Although the soundtrack is the perfect atmospheric accompaniment to Machinarium, the fact that an "improved" version is sold with the game is a testament to its high quality.

The puzzles are complex, but not impossibly so, as long as you have enough patience to truly immerse yrself in them. In terms of difficulty, I'd say that they're a bit easier than the puzzles in the original Myst or Riven. I enjoyed Machinarium more than Myst in part because I could survey each scene without losing my orientation in first-person navigation.

I have a couple of extremely minor quibbles with gameplay: Dragging the robot's head up and down gets tiresome on the mouse-finger, and there is actually one dead-end in the game (so be sure to save!) It would also be nice to have the ability to transport saved games between computers. These points are very minor, though, and shouldn't deter anyone.

In sum: The puzzles are very good if you are a patient person, and the music and artwork are second to none.

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Version 1.0.1
Laturner Member IconReview+1
Laturner
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I got Machinarium as part of the last MacUpdate bundle.

I am not someone who typically enjoys "puzzle games". I didn't like the Myst series. I like puzzles that are easy to medium in difficulty, and I absolutely hate sitting there staring at something, totally lost.

If you are like me, then you may be surprised that I still recommend getting Machinarium. However, I also recommend finding a good online walkthrough to reference when you get stuck.

Why do I recommend it? This game is so well drawn and so cute that I really wanted to finish it, even though it meant resorting to the online walkthrough more often than not. I still look back and think "I never in a million years would have gotten that solution without the walkthrough". I'm not sure if that's typical of puzzle games or not, since I don't often play them.

So, even though I'm a twitch gamer (Grand Theft Auto and CounterStrike are some of my favourite games), I enjoyed playing through this game. It's like playing the main character in a cartoon movie. I also enjoyed the darker, steampunkish setting.

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Version 1.0.1
Libcrypt
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Just a small side-note for future enjoyers: Machinarium comes with walk-throughs for each level. If you beat the spider game in the upper-right corner, you are shown a book with a walkthrough. Don't use this wantonly, however!

Brian Crussel Member IconComment+0
Brian Crussel
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How come this is a demo version that came with the promo. I thought it was supposed to be a full version.

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Version 1.0.1
Amigalander
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There are 2 links you get with the purchase. One is the demo, one is the full version. Check carefully as I initially thought it was a demo version too but then realized that I chose the wrong link.

Awesome game! So refined and gorgeous. I really appreciate the work that went into this production and loved playing the game!

Avanthey
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I can't find this second link! Can you please help? Thanks

Emacaddict Member IconComment+0
Emacaddict
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it doesn't require a 1.8GHz processor. I'm running it on my 1.0 GHz eMac with 1GB of ram (Tiger) and I don't have any performance issues. I haven't played it on anything faster, so I don't know if I'm not at the normal speed *shrugs* but it works fine.

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Version 1.0.1
Werty Member IconReview+63
Werty
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This game is awesome! I recommend this to anyone! The developer curated every single detail, from the music to the backgrounds and everything is just perfect!

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Version 1.0.1
Macupdate46 Member IconReview+7
Macupdate46
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Doesn't get my vote. Incredibly skilful production from a group of awesome wizards - but it's ugly!

The beauty of the Samarosts were their 'natural' backgrounds, haunting music and the storyline of the little guy trying to rescue his dog... but how do you empathise with a tin can? Some of this is plain nasty and the music is simply boring - Floex, what are you playing at?!

Awards don't sell products. Amanita studio displays more talent than most people will ever see - now they need to learn marketing.

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Version 1.0.1
Steve Copley Member IconReview+62
Steve Copley
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I've just finished this wonderful game and I'm a little sad that's it's over. I've loved every quirky second of the game. The attention to every little detail, the superb back story, the characters... everything is spot on.

What to do with my evenings now...?

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Version 1.0.1
Jazzjohannes Member IconReview+0
Jazzjohannes
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What an ingenious creativity and wits!
Most extraordinary game developed since Samorost!

If I had kids, I would do anything to travel to USA and shake your hand personally!!!

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Version 1.0
Demoray
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This game was not developed in the US. It's from an independent Czech game studio called Amanita Design.

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Details

Downloads 49,795
Version Downloads 36,155
Type Games / Adventure
License Demo
Date 19 Mar 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $9.99