A journey inside the human body factory
“… an amazing and intriguing game that's unlike anything you've played before.”
“Darjeeling has really captured the authenticity of Kahn's work”
Homo Machina is a puzzle game inspired by the work of avant-garde scientist Fritz Kahn. Set off on a crazy journey to solve the surreal puzzles of Homo Machina and learn about the internal working of the human body, represented as a gigantic 1920s factory.
In this narrative puzzle, players are plunged into an ingenious system of nerves, vessels and valves. The aim is to help the body function correctly in about thirty steps or so throughout the entire day. Each scene breaks down daily acts, such as opening your eyes, chewing a toast or listening to music, through seamless navigation and intuitive and inventive gameplay.
Fritz Kahn, a pioneer of infographics and popular science, came up with easy to understand analogies to enable people to improve their understanding of the human body. By combining old school design with a contemporary influence, Homo Machina delights with its clever dialogue between the absent-minded director at the helm of the body-machine and Josiane, his diligent secretary, encouraging players to put to task the armada of workers to get the incredible factory up and running.
After Californium, Homo Machina is the new video game created by Darjeeling production. It was edited and co-produced by ARTE, European culture digital and TV channel, and Feierabend.
* Bugs fixes for russian version
* Best mobile Game - Game Connection, San Fransisco 2018
* Best mobile Game - Silver Lovie Award 2018
* Best mobile Game - Ping Awards 2018
* Best audio/visual accomplishment - Pocketgamer Mobile Games Award 2018
* Gamers voice award - SXSW 2018 Austin
Ratings and Reviews
Great concept, very well executed, just one thing...
This game is stylishly designed, engrossing, and based around a very cool concept. I had a lot of fun playing it, and just when I felt it was just getting started, and I was comfortably in the rhythm of the games mechanics, then it was over!
I really do feel like this has potential to go many more places, and I would gladly stick around for the ride!
I hate giving only 4 stars, but they are definitely to cover the experience, just couldn’t justify the 5th with it being so short-lived.
That said, thank you devs for running with such an interesting take on the inner workings of the human body, I am going to be analyzing everything I do from now on wondering what the little people keeping me functional are up to.! 😊
Wonderfully whimsical but incredibly brief experience
First of all, the dialogue, ,artwork, and sound is fantastic. That being said I felt that the game lacked a certain substance. First of all, the storytelling and gameplay is very railroady, or to put it into other words there is very little freedom in the game. The gameplay constrains the player to follow thru with a singular solution. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However the puzzles are not challenging enough for this and paired with the extreme brevity of the game, (I finished the game in half an hour), it ends up feeling like so much has been missed.
I’d rather pay more money for something more substantive than pay any money for gameplay this brief and constraining.
Not saying this game doesn’t deserve money, as it obviously took a good amount of work to create. But maybe for your next project if you can create something that solves the story and gameplay issues raised (railroady and short) while maintaining the charming quality of the art you guys may have a winner.
Leaves out some important parts of the human body
I love this game, but it leaves out a lot of organs in the abdominal region, like the stomach, intestines, liver, and kidneys. Sure, they’re included in the nerve center , but we didn’t get to see how it works. The only part of the digestive system that this game has viewed up close is in the mouth, Another thing is when the body parts are reporting to the brain, I noticed that the heart sides are the wrong colors. The right side, which usually pumps deoxygenated blood, represented as blue, is bright red, but the left side, that usually handles bright red oxygenated blood, is colored a dark purple color. I would like to have an update that gives the GI tract a chance to shine. Thank you for reading, and I still love this game.
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- ARTE France Apps
- 595.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 - ARTE France / Darjeeling / Feierabend!
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