People who gamed on PCs during the ancient 90s may remember The Incredible Machine, a wonderful series in which you could construct all sorts of strange Rube Goldberg contraptions out of springs and ramps and balls.
It's back! Sort of. Contraption Maker, a spiritual successor created by some of the people behind the TIM games of old, will enter Alpha this summer for PC and Mac. And—you're not gonna believe this—they don't even have a Kickstarter.
"The team that created the original Incredible Machine is bringing all of the Rube Goldberg craziness to the modern age," they write on their website. "Solve puzzles involving ridiculous chain reactions full of hamster motors, trampolines, alligators, cats, and so much more. Then go to the powerful Maker Lab, where you can create your own contraptions. Everything you loved about the original game is back and improved with a new physics engine, high definition art, and new parts and programmability."