“A sharp, slick recreation of Goldberg's artistic work that offers a unique and accessible puzzle challenge.” —Touch Arcade http://bit.ly/IQAvx0
“Fans of cause-and-effect puzzles should not miss this.” 5 Stars —PadGadget http://bit.ly/1cxgwMr
The first and only official Rube Goldberg puzzle game. Solve everyday problems in Rube’s trademark elaborate whimsical style by creating hilarious machines. Is pouring a glass of juice just too straightforward and boring? Try using a jack-in-the-box, magnifying glass, string and a cymbal-wielding friend to achieve your goal. The more creative your solution the better!
From award-winning designer David Fox, designer of the classic LucasArts graphic adventure game “Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders” plus SCUMM scriptor on “Maniac Mansion”.
Rube Works is widely adopted by a growing number of elementary and middle schools and is fast becoming one of the years favorite educational games. Aligned with CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), Rube Works is a standout app that effortlessly bridges the worlds of gaming and education.
• Only official Rube Goldberg game, based on his original cartoons
• Google Play Achievements
• 18 Challenging Puzzles
• Beautiful Graphics
• Support for tablets and phones
• Aligned with CCSS/NGSS
• COPPA-compliant, no ads, no in-app purchase
• Text in English, Spanish, German
“If you like building crazy contraptions, you'll love this app.” —CNET http://cnet.co/1a1ShUL
“Rube Works puts a fun twist on learning.” —Common Sense Media http://bit.ly/1hWQ9ki
“This app is amazing and rich on so many levels.” —NSTA Recommends (National Science Teachers Association) http://bit.ly/1dJbzpy
“…Electric Eggplant has done a great job converting Rube Goldberg’s work” —Pixelvolt
“I highly recommend this app for the budding engineer or those with a knack for making contraptions!” —Teachers With Apps http://bit.ly/1mGmRh3
“Highly recommended!” —The iMums http://bit.ly/1e6fDLe
Designed and Produced by Electric Eggplant. Engineering and Art by Kalani Games. Produced by Heirs of Rube Goldberg. Originally published with Unity Games.
ABOUT ELECTRIC EGGPLANT
Founded by David and Annie Fox in 1992, Electric Eggplant has consistently garnered kudos on its games, educational software, and books and apps for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his game design career in 1982 at Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts). During his decade there he helped invent the classic point-and-click graphic adventure genre. David is the Game Designer and Executive Producer on “Rube Works”. 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. KalaniGames.com
HRG (Heirs of Rube Goldberg) is a family-run company led by Rube’s granddaughter, Jennifer George. Their 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. RubeGoldberg.com
Samsung Spica i5700 with Android 2.1 CPU frequency fix.
When you turn the camera on, the CPU is set at 800MHz, when this happens this application reverts a cpu governor from ‘performance’ to ‘conservative’ after phone is locked.
You can use a widget that when clicked will change the CPU mode immediately.
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** Fun! Runs smoothly, requests no special permissions, and really scratches a block puzzle itch in a way that's more fun on the touchscreen than most. Really enjoying it. **
Prompt in the upper left corner of the screen that says “Draw.” That’s where it gets interesting, because that’s just what you do. Whatever piece shows up in the corner is then drawn onto the grid, facing whatever way you please, using your device’s touchscreen.
The goal is to combine the pieces to make an at least 3 x 3 rectangle and rack up points before the clock grinds down to a halt. When you finish a rectangle it vanishes, it leaves an outline of the created rectangle that is the cover you’ve gained. You can build inside of this outline you created to make more rectangle, but doing so actually grants more points and a points multiplier. Anywhere on the board there’s an open space, you simply draw the piece in any orientation you need.
You’ll need to cover the board with at least half of your rectangles to unlock next one.
Once you cover 100% of the board it will take you to a next stage with bigger score bonuses and faster gameplay.
Three modes are offered: time attack, zen mode (no time limit), and hunger mode (extra time is only given for making rectangles).
When the board does not fit on screen you can scroll the board using two finger touch gesture.