Unity Games and Electric Eggplant announced today the release date for their licensed puzzle project for mobile, which will take place next month. Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game is based on comically complex machines designed by American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and inventor, Rube Goldberg. This game will challenge players “to complete everyday tasks in traditional Rube Goldberg style by connecting familiar objects and animals to build a comical chain reaction”. David Fox, Co- Founder and CEO of Electric Eggplant, stated that the developer team has been “recreating and modernising” Rube’s concepts for this upcoming title:
From the elaborate contraptions of the Wallace & Gromit stop motion films to the classic board game Mouse Trap, the cultural influence of Rube Goldberg’s amazing cartoons, has been immense. For ‘Rube Works, The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Mobile Game’, we have meticulously drawn upon Rube’s archive, recreating and modernising his funniest and wackiest contraptions for mobile and tablet gamers.
Rube works will feature several difficulty levels in which players have to progress by accomplishing one challenge at a time. The game plays with logic, riddles and humor through Rube’s cartoons and contraptions, which “animates his iconic invention cartoons in a way never seen before”. While playing this puzzle, players will have the chance to explore an unique genre which stimulates several skills, including creative problem solving.
Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game will be available for iOS in November.