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Fantastic Contraption
Prius Edition


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JerradThis week's You Are Games challenge leverages the awesome and unique opportunity being offered by Inexile Entertainment with its new Prius-branded version of a fan favorite here at JIG!

fantasticcontraptionprius.jpgFans of physics puzzles and fuel efficiency, your time has come at last! Fantastic Contraption is back with Fantastic Contraption Prius Edition, sporting a new look, new levels, and a chance to win $1,000!

For those of you who don't remember, the original Fantastic Contraption was all about using limited building tools to create a device that would move your object from point A to point B. Fantastic Contraption Prius Edition keeps the same basic premise but with a few new features. Along with the environmentally friendly theme, you now have an efficiency meter which slowly runs out as you add parts and move your device. How can you keep it charged? With solar panels, of course! Solar panels are placed like rods and connect wheels to each other. Your contraption needs a few of them in order to keep running, as making it to the goal isn't your only objective in this Fantastic Contraption. You also need to do it efficiently.

Fantastic Contraption Prius Edition includes a free level editor which can be used for fun or to design your own challenges to enter into the competition. Once you've built a level to your liking, press the "submit" button and you will automatically be entered into the contest. User-created levels will be judged on creativity, fun, innovation, and how appropriate they are to the theme of the game. The top ten submissions win $1,000 each and a spot in a user-created level pack that will be released once the competition is over. The contest ends November 1, so if you want to enter, it's time to get building!

Fantastic Contraption Prius Edition has also received a considerable cosmetic update, which is a welcome addition to just about any game. You'll also find several new levels to puzzle your way through. Whether you're looking for a little more Fantastic Contraption to enjoy, or want your chance at winning a snazzy contest, Fantastic Contraption Prius Edition will give you your fix.

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Please note: The above referenced contest is being offered by Inxile Entertainment through Kongregate, and Jayisgames is not connected with the contest in any way.

12 Comments

O...M...G...

*excited*

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So it's Fantastic Contraption with in-game advertising?

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How do I add a tag? Like, "advergame"?

Not that I mind the advertising here. At least its also environmental.

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YES! =D Fantastic contraption is one of the best physics games!
It's still loading here, but I'm really happy to see a new version of it :)

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Gryphon78 Author Profile Page October 8, 2009 12:15 AM

I made a tank for the level evolution, and it had 100% efficiency, and even though I hit the save button many times it didn't save. It was really epic too,but now it is gone forever. oh well.

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Fantastic Contraption is a fantastic game! Too bad this version is flawed in many ways that the original was not. Objectives are unclear in some levels, and don't trigger when met. I think I'm gonna go and replay the first one instead.

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Ewan Whosarmy Author Profile Page October 8, 2009 7:58 PM

First thing - to zoom in and out efficiently hold the shift key while using your mouse wheel. this stops the page moving up/down aswell.

Second thing, i love it. the negative comments are from people comparing it to the original and/or object to in-game advertising. if this was the first and only version of the game the same people would be raving about it. It's a great game / sandbox / toy / learning tool, just like the original.

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So here's the thing: the solar panels don't have to be attached to the power-draining wheels. And you can layer them.

So you can always just draw a bunch of solar panels into the starting area, let them fall to the ground, and then make your car or catapult or whatever without reference to the sun or angle thereof.

The rest of it is Fantastic Contraption, which is, ahem, fantastic, but the new mechanic just doesn't work.

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Epoch you hit an a great point. The Solar panels could have been a good idea that would have influenced game play. But, in the end it got repetitive to have to build an array of them that could just fall of the screen and would still work

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Coolpilot, I was able to produce a solution for your level Zig-Zag
http://www.kongregate.com/games/inXile_Ent/fantastic-contraption-prius-edition?design=28442

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Man! I have tried 'everything' to beat the 'Inspired' level! Did any of you beat it?! JR.

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