Homo Machina

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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.
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Developer
ARTE Experience
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Seaven Studio
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Darjeeling production
Publisher
ARTE France Apps, ARTE Experience
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+
Website
http://homomachina.arte.tv/

System requirements for Android

6.0 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Homo Machina reviews and comments

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A bit like The Room in playing style, but way, way to short. If it was a lot cheaper or at lest 3 times as long, it could be a 5 star review. *I do appreciate the hard work put into making the game - and actually waited to review until I finished (though I must give you extra credit for moving the review pop up to a later point; it always annoy me, when asked before I hardly get a chance to play , it’s like being asked an opinion of a product, before unboxing it - how would I know or even give a somewhat positive review at that point? ;) Nice packaging? ). My surprise over the shortness of the game is more due to the fact that it took me 15-20 minutes to play through, even taking time to enjoy the lovely artwork and mechanics. .. and compared to the length of similarly priced games. So my disappointment at seeing end credits, when ‘we’re just getting warmed up’, was very much present. Still, a very nice and well thought out game - so let me adjust a bit and give more credit, where credit is due. And still looking forward to your next game - though I’m hoping for a longer one. Me being the type of person who’ll actually rather gladly pay double, as long as the game was looonger. Hello Shewollf, The game's scoring screen comes very early in the game, it seems to be confusing about the duration. We will move it to the end of the game in our next update. We hope that we have answered positively to your remark. Have a good day.
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A truly recommended game, but with a pinch of a doubt as to it's pricing. It looks like its cheaper in states, for example, but its price tag of 3+ Euros is a bit too much if the game is being bought for personal experience. It's roughly two hours of gameplay, with no replay value as such. It works just fine for me, cause I can replay it with my kids and narrated education was the primary reason for a purchase. 

Other than that, the game is just what's being advertised. An amazing artistic approach to the human body through a perspective of industrial era factory. Beautiful art, somewhat silly, but funny puzzles, light-hearted narrative. Perfect experience for families and pre-school classes.  
«Sit back and relax»
«Beaten more than once»
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