‘Crazy Machines VR’ Lets You Make Wild Rube Goldberg-inspired Creations

News Bits

11

Crazy Machines VR, a unique puzzle game from publisher Wild River and developer FAKT Software, launched today on Steam for all major PC VR headsets.

Crazy Machines VR lets you construct and solve physics-based Rube Goldberg-inspired contraptions, the sort of machines that accomplish a relatively simple task by way of a mind-boggling set of chain reactions: the anvil falls from the shelf, it hits the fridge, the door opens, an egg rolls out, drops into a frying pan, it tilts and hits the rocket’s launch button which then takes off and hits the all important cloning device.

FAKT Software is behind a franchise of Crazy Machines games, although this is their first in the series available to VR players.

According to FAKT, the game’s 40 levels have been designed and optimized specifically for VR. Divided into five chapters, all with different settings, the game comes with additional challenges to earn achievements—all with a grumpy support robot standing by to help you along the way.

Crazy Machines VR is now available on Steam for $20 $16, including support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR headsets. A PSVR version is said to release at a later date.

This article may contain affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and buy a product we may receive a small commission which helps support the publication. See here for more information.


  • Luke

    Imho this one may sell a lot on oculus quest!

    • Raphael

      Yups.

  • Raphael

    I’m puzzled why some VR sites don’t post a steam link to the game they’re talking about. There are two hyperlinks to FAKT games above and a link to all of the games. But no link to the actual game shown.

  • Jorgie

    This seems like a perfect Quest game…. low-poly would not hut it at all.

    • WyrdestGeek

      Yes, I hope they port it to Quest– actually it would be cool if it were available at launch because I’d like to play it.

    • Justin Davis

      You’d think so, but it pushes my i7 8700K/1080Ti.

      • impurekind

        It does look like there’s a lot of object on-screen, and many of them have proper physics and stuff.

  • Charles

    But does it let you make a breakfast machine where all it does is shoot you?

  • Sandy Wich

    I fucking loved this game back on the DS, definitely a pick up for a VR game. >:D

  • impurekind

    Looks like it would be pretty cool fun in VR.

  • Carlos Austin

    I bought this game on Steam. Launching it, I get a “Fatal Error” press any button to continue. Problem is with dash in Oculus Riff. Does anybody else have this issue? Nov 2018