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Fantastic Contraption

I’m not normally a big fan of Flash games, they tend to either be poorly implemented or lacking scope. This week however, I discovered the brilliant physics based Flash game Fantastic Contraption.

The premise is simple; using a series of different rods and wheels you must build a machine to move a ball into a target zone. You are free to build your machine however you like and because of this the game is extremely open ended.

A user created bulldozer clearing balls out of its

By creating a standard account, Fantastic Contraption lets you save your designs and share them with friends as well as browse through other people attempts. After upgrading to a full account (a one-time fee of $10), you are able to create your own levels and share them with others.

Colin Northway and his team have turned a great idea into a well executed puzzler which I highly reccommend.