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Steamships Ahoy - Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Steam now offers Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game, a puzzle game based on the comically complicated contraptions created by cartoonist Rube Goldberg. The game's website offers links to mobile versions, while Steam bundles the Windows, Linux, and OS X editions at a 40% off launch discount. Here's the lowdown:

Rube Works features Rube’s cartoons, contraptions, and irreverent humor and animates the iconic invention cartoons in a way never seen before. The game combines the puzzle genre with slapstick humor and creative problem solving. Imagine the goal is to carve a turkey—and you have a penguin, a bucket, a rooster, a box of sand, a sea sponge, a seesaw and an ice cream maker to complete the task. Then imagine connecting these objects together with string and pulleys along with the laws of gravity and cartoon physics to create a Rube Goldberg machine and proceed to the next level.

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