Based in Eugene, Oregon

Release date:
July 7, 2014

Steam PC / Mac


Regular Price:



Contraption Maker gives you a sandbox full of physics objects to build ridiculous chain reactions that do simple tasks in overly complicated ways. Make toast with a cat and dynamite, or pop a balloon by using trampolines and an army of miniature handymen. Solve puzzles or make your own crazy contraptions and share them with friends. The game is now in full 1.0 release on Steam after being in Early Access since September 2013. Android, iOS, and Steambox versions are on the roadmap for release. The game does not end at 1.0. Spotkin is supporting the game as a living product, and continue to release updates.


Contraption Maker is a spiritual successor to the classic puzzle game, The Incredible Machine. The original designer, director, and artist are all back together to bring this game to the modern age.


  • Solve puzzles by fixing broken contraptions with a selected group of parts.
  • Let your imagination run wild in the Maker Lab. Create your own puzzles, or just make a fun contraption to show off.
  • Real time multiplayer allows you to build together with your friends.
  • Download awesome things from the Steam Workshop, or upload your own creations.
  • Over 200 official puzzles, with new community puzzles added daily.


Launch Trailer YouTube

Markiplier Loving Contraption Maker YouTube

Some community creations YouTube

Fun big contraption YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (13MB)

download logo files as .zip (24KB)

Selected Articles

  • "The team behind the original Incredible Machine franchise is back with Contraption Maker, an all-new spiritual successor to the classic Rube Goldberg machine puzzler"
    - Bo Moore, Wired
  • "The previous times I’ve mentioned Contraption Maker, people have responded with smiles and approving nods."
    - Craig Pearson, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "It is a from-the-ground-up modernization, with enough familiar elements to instantly excite old fans of The Incredible Machine and enough modern touches to fuel the imaginations of gamers who have never touched the original."
    - Breanna Goodman, Gaming Trend
  • "Why yes, I do want another Incredible Machine."
    - Jason Schreier, Kotaku
  • "This is a cool game that really tests your imagination."
    - Sjin, Yogscast Sjin
  • "Contraption Maker is catnip for engineers, †a phenomenal implementation of an age old formula. Bravo."
    - Joseph Lallo, Brain Lazy

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About Spotkin

Making educational software so compelling that kids around the world actually want to use it. Anywhere, anytime.

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Contraption Maker Credits

Jeff Tunnell
Producer, TCOB

Kevin Ryan
Part and physics guru

Keith Johnston
Gameplay/UI programmer

Jon Tunnell
Designer/Puzzles/Assorted things

Tim Aste
Art production

Brian Hahn

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