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Fantastic Contraption

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Fantastic Contraption is surreal building game for virtual reality. Create life-sized machines as tall as you can reach, then send them whirling, flinging, and trundling off to solve puzzles on the other side of a floating island. Your task is simple: get the squishy purple ball to that goal off in the distance, or above you, or on the other side of that gap. And your tools are elegantly minimalist: spinning wheels and stretchable rods. But the solutions are endless, and there are no right or wrong ones.

We've designed this game from the ground up for room-scale VR. Come immerse yourself in a strange skybound archipelago and befriend Neko the photosynthesizing cat. Build contraptions with your own two hands, life sized and as big as horses, right there in front of you. Play with the physics, juggle pieces, throw darts, and feel another world all around you.Features:
  • Challenging puzzles. 50 official levels that range from cakewalk to what-the-hell-this-is-impossible-right-tell-me-this-is-impossible. But guess what, it IS possible. I think.

  • Infinite solutions. Working cars, tanks, catapults, conveyor belts, walking creatures or minimalist structures that use only gravity. Design for elegant simplicity, or build a rattling pile of junk that just barely makes it to the goal. Whatever.

  • Building with your own hands. Movement so simple and natural you'll forget you're holding controllers. Need a wheel? Just pick it up. Want a longer rod? Just grab an end and stretch. It's like playing with children's blocks, except they're bigger than you are.

  • Noble ancestry. Fantastic Contraption is the VR evolution of Colin Northway's 2008 2d browser game, played by millions and still playable for free. But don't be fooled, this new game is WAY different.

  • Full 3d audio and music. Actually, this game has no music. What it does have is musical instruments. Except you have to build them. Well... you'll figure it out.

  • Surreal and beautiful landscape. Hey guy, chill here awhile, why don't you just lie down in the grass and just listen to the sky whales singing? You'll totally forget the dystopian present and the 300 sqft windowless cube you now live in. Who needs sunlight? VR.

  • Neko the toolbox. Yes, your toolbox is alive, and he's kind of a green cat blimp thing powered by pink farts. He doesn't seem to mind when you pull off one of his tails or yank a pin out of his head. They grow back pretty fast, so I guess it's okay...

  • Online sharing. Venture bravely into the dark world-within-a-world to load contraptions made by your friends and also some random people. Marvel at the crazy crap they came up with. Then narrow your eyes and say: I can beat this. I can do better.

  • Level Editor. Make your own puzzles to share with your friends and the community.
Release date
Northway Games
Radial Games Corp
Radial Games Corp.
Northway Games
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 750 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Fantastic Contraption reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Build gadgets to get the pink ball to reach its destination. It Seems Easy But soon you will see that 3D physics are not so easy to control! If you want a placid game where to mount and dismantle structures until you find the correct one this is definitely your game.
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Microsoft from French
We're very quick to play! It's easy to access, the gameplay of building the "vehicle" while managing the physics of the obstacles to be crossed is really gripping. The freedom of construction is total, I have the urge to be a 6 year old child who discovers the LEGO (s). Nice surprise for my part.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So I've played the game just under 5 Hours now and I find it very entertaining. It was at my HTC Vive directly as a Bundle. Since I'm not the Writer and I make Videos on Youtube, I include my "Played" video here. Because that says more than a Thousand Words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSRuvdagtqg
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Microsoft from Deutsch
While it is one of the original VR games, since there are now so many smaller Games of this Kind, I don't think $20$ is appropriate. Game is fun and Physics very good, but Price too high! My Curator page: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/30155555 My Steam Group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/voodoode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJKlVU1W3Co
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Microsoft from Spain
I find myself sometimes having the feeling that, after returning from work, if I want to descontectar with Fantastic contraption I have to ' fix ' these junk for the ball to reach its destination. And, as I end, I'm not paid. It Is then that I realize that the one who has paid has been me, and instead of disconnecting I reconsider my life. Fun: 0. Philosophical Reflection: 10. Live.
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Microsoft from French
At first dubitative about the interest of the game, I took it to please my wife. Finally after a few minutes of play I really was seduced, the graphics are nice, the game itself is easy to grasp but requires concentration and logic. This makes think of portal in terms of reflection (less pushed anyway), so if you want to have fun with a non violent game that relaxs and that requires a bit of address and reflection this game is made for you.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free Hat has already been a lot of Fun to play together with Girlfriend or Pleasures in the Living room. It Is best to have a place to do so and to watch a large TV or Beamer on the People. It may not be perfect in every Way, some Game Mechanics might be better implemented but it's going well and basically very flawless and is a relaxing, smaller but, thanks to workshop integration, any expandable, physical puzzle game that has a Price of € 10-15 might fit better ... But after I had it with me in the Bundle for free at the Beginning, I am already very satisfied with it. ;D If it's in Action, and you don't feel an unspeakably deep Hatred of Cats, then you should definitely access here.
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