Machinarium

Developer: Amanita Design

Current Version: 1.2.0

Last Updated: 11 months ago

Download Size: 356.2 MB - Download

Description:

4/4 - USA TODAY
"Best Mac Game" - TUAW Best of 2011
"Best Indie Game Of The Year" - Gamasutra, VGChartz.com, DIYgamer
"Best Game Soundtrack Of The Year" - PC Gamer
"It's Phenomenal" - AppAdvice

Machinarium is award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost and Botanicula.

* Available also for iPad and iPhone! *

Don't forget to try our other games Samorost2 and Botanicula (both available here on Mac App Store).

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by I only write negative 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.

Found helpful by 3 out of 6 people
1/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by Marshy Baby

Fatal Glitch - i really wanted to give this game the full five stars. The artwork is beautiful, and the game play is challenging and keeps you thinking and on your toes. Unfortunately there is a glitch when it comes to saving the game. Long story short, it doesn't do it. They have multiple threads on their site dedicated to trying to combat this problem but none of them have a high success rate. Its really upsetting that they never came out with a patch for this problem. I put several long gaming sessions into this only to wind up having my progress lost, twice. I really don't feel like starting the game all over again for the third time so I'll never know how it ends. This is a real bummer.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

2/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by escodell

Loses Progress! - I enjoyed this game and had some time to play so I played…. then I got busy and had to let it sit. Today, I returned to play while I had some down time only to find that all of my saved games were GONE. A little googling and I find out…it is designed this way. Don’t recal seeing any warnings about saving off your cache to prevent this problem. I would be less critical if this flaw was a noted issue and a work around was provided. Now I either have to decide to spend a very long time getting back to where I was or just walk away… walking away seems like the best bet given my time constraints. What a waste of money… who designs a game that allows you to save and load games only to find out they weren’t saved to disk but rather to some impermanent cache on the machine. Very bad design practice. The only reason I went to 2 stars is the game is actually very good and the art work it good. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what is needed and the pace is slow, but overall it is a nice game. Put some time into fixing the saving issue and it would be five stars.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
4/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by LagosF

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.

Found helpful by 34 out of 35 people
5/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by I only write negative 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.

Found helpful by 3 out of 6 people
2/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by 1010 10

Such a shame. - The game is gorgeous. The play is incredible. GO ahead and spend an hour or two just chilling out and playing but never, EVER close it or it’s is GONE. It will not save and I’ve heard there are “work arounds” for retrieving lost games but apparently you have to be a sofware developer to retrieve them. After 5 restarts I just feel like I threw my money in the trash. Awfully expensive to have such a glaringly pathetic glitch and apparently one that has been happening for years. Shame on the developers for not making this issue a priority. 5 stars for the beautiful game, minus three for the insult.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.2.0
Review by pigtailgirl

Great Game, no saves (fixed) - Update: The save problem had to do with my web browser’s settings (Firefox) that cleared all browser data automatically upon close, thus wiping out the flash save data folder. I am now giving this game 5 stars. Original Review: This is a great game, that unfortunately has problems with saving, and not just on this platform. I tried all of the options listed on their support site, but since most of them are for the online version, sifting through their site has made it very tedious, and ultimately futile. The best solution they provide is to download the save point from their site every time you want to play, which forces an internet connection for a game that is theoretically playable offline. I suppose some might say this is also a part of the game, but frankly, i don't want to have to restart from scratch every time i go to play, nor do i want to have to manual download &/or backup my save games at the end of each run. Fix the save game problem, and I will make this a five star review.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
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