Human Resource Machine 9+

Experimental Gameplay Group

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job.

- Included in the 'App Store Best of 2016'.
- A worldwide App Store Editors’ Choice.
- Winner of Excellence in Innovation by the International Mobile Gaming Awards.

Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you'll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations!

Don't worry if you've never programmed before - programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1's and 0's and scary squiggly brackets, programming is simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you.

From the creators of World of Goo and Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.


“Amidst the trend of instant gratification that the internet and gaming as a whole has perpetuated, having a game that both excels in its puzzles and also challenges your wider perception of it is commendable, and makes Human Resource Machine exponentially essential.”
- Touch Arcade 5/5

“Sometimes a game catches you by surprise. Be it with its ingenuity, its style, or its sense of humor. Other times a game catches you with all three, like Human Resource Machine.”
- Gamezebo 9/10

"Human Resource Machine Could Be The App Of The Year”
- Mobile n’ Apps

What’s New

Version 1.0.9

Updated for devices with wider aspect ratios.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Being able to write computer code is a supremely useful talent, but learning the basics can be a tough, tedious slog. Human Resource Machine wraps computer logic fundamentals inside a wonderful, whimsical puzzle game, full of cartoon conveyer belts and demanding managers. It’s so much fun you might not realize how much knowledge you’re soaking up.

BigB777 ,

Good But Could be Great

This is a really great concept and fun to play. But they need to decide if their goal is to teach people to be smarter or to make them feel stupid. The only help you are given is in the form of either an example of the result or being chided when you get something wrong. This is an inventive and sly way of teaching without being overbearing. However, it gets frustrating in some of the higher levels. Like having to find out that you can add and subtract letters just by chance. Some of the instructions seem to be deliberately misleading. And the lack of additional commands as you progress is needlessly unrealistic. Why not make them available then make the more challenge bit the optimization of not using them?
Overall, I had fun with the game and think it would be a great teaching tool for kids. But they need to make it more accessible if they don't want people to just hit a level they can't pass and abandon the game. And new puzzle packs would be great.

Motox20 ,

Very fun and addicting

I was very surprised at how much I like this game, didn’t think a game about basic programming would be this fun. Some of the levels are deceptively simple, and some are simply deceiving.... I don’t have any programming experience so it was a challenge to think in the way needed, I’m a visual person so I find that running through the programs while building them to see what should come next helps. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is that it’s too short, there hasn’t been any updates to add levels and there isn’t a player-built level system to build and submit new levels. Also they could have added a more challenging set of programs to complete with higher level commands, at the very least new level packs should be added, I’d be more than happy to pay for new level packs as I imagine others would as well. Overall it’s a great game, and I really hope they expand on what they created.

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