Help Josef the robot save his girlfriend Berta kidnapped by the Black Cap Brotherhood gang!
Machinarium is the award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost, Botanicula and CHUCHEL.
"A must-play for point-and-click fans.”
“Machinarium may be the best adventure game I've ever played.”
“Machinarium is an extraordinarily beautiful creation.”
– Rock, Paper, Shotgun"
- IGF, Excellence in Visual Art Award
- Gamasutra, Best Indie Game Of The Year
- VGChartz.com, Best Indie Game Of The Year
* Available also for iPad and iPhone! *
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
DOES NOT SAVE!!!
The game never saves. No matter how you save, how many slots you use, or the way you shut the application down the game does not save. The puzzles and artwork were amazing. Occasionally though the puzzles were a little absurd in how to solve them. Especially when you try something ten times, because it has to be the right answer, and it still does not work. Then you use the guide which shows you that you were right, and then it all of a sudden works. I’m still really confused why that kept happening. As a puzzle game lover this game looked and was amazing for a short period of time. This game was so addicting that I stayed up too late playing it, and lost a lot of sleep. However when I returned home to play after a sleepless night all of my progress was gone. I saved on multiple slots the next time around, and still all of my saved data was nowhere to be found. Fool me once shame on me! fool me twice shame on you Amanita Design! Not cool at all! I rated this five stars in hopes that some would be buyer can see this, and not waste their money. The game is awesome, but the “not being able to save your hours of work on these fun yet tedious and sometimes absurd puzzles” earns it a half of a star. The robot moving one click at a time is god awful as well… Thank you.
My only complaint: it's too short.
For starters, I absolutely loved the sketch art based presentation, a refreshing change from all the pseudo-realism 3D engine based games out there. The subtleties that go into the animation, scenery and brief cinematics are charming and add quite a bit to the overall game experience. Then there's the soundtrack — the music, the layered sound effects — they're on par and are remeniscent of playing Myst back in the day, but by today's standards.
The story was also great, too — it was interesting how they could develop some level of attachment with the primary character, a little robot trying to right what has been wronged. It's a great balance of storytelling, puzzle solving and esthetics.
My only complaint is that this game is too short — it lasted me about four days of playing on and off again, but was easy to walk away from if I had to go attend to something. I'd love to see either expansions onto the story or make the solutions to the puzzles randomized to increase longevity of the overall play time. But that said, it was a great game for the money.
Great characters, cute storyline and beautiful graphics
This has to be my favorite game purchased from the App store. It's addicting, it's fun and it can get challenging. There are a lot of puzzles throughout the game, which require one to think carefully and to strategize. Throughout the game, one cannot help but admire the graphics – the artwork, and, of course, the music. It’s all very enchanting. The storyline is cute and I always wanted to continue playing to see what would happen next. The controls are easy and it’s a game to which one can easily adapt. Moreover, there are mini-games that make it much more fun!
However, not everything is in rose. There’s a major glitch in the game that caused me to begin all over again, which I shan’t mention because it is also a spoiler. Just make sure to save often and in different slots. Furthermore, it took me a few hours to arrive at this spot in the game. When I restarted, it took me thirty minutes to get to the same spot. I was about 65% done with the game! Way too beautiful and addicting of a game to be this short. Once you get the puzzles down, which some can get repetitive, it’s can get easy.
Bottom line, it’s definitely worth the money because one can replay it several times to enjoy the artwork and music. It’s also a challenge to oneself to test how well one has already learned the puzzles.
- Amanita Design s.r.o.
- 309.3 MB
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Amanita Design
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.