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X Construction Lite

by CrossConstruct
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • ASIN: B004SPRTW0
  • Release Date: March 18, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,821 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Based on civil engineering principles and physics
  • 15 puzzle levels to unlock
  • A variety of real-world bridge building materials to use
  • Adjustable train weights increase difficulty levels
  • Free Build Sandbox mode levels locked in this ad-supported version

Product Description

Build bridges, not walls, with X Construction Lite, and then send a train across your creation to see if it holds up under the pressure, or collapses into catastrophe. Representing a real-world twist on the addictive physics-based casual game genre, X Construction Lite uses the materials and building principles of civil engineering as you try out new bridge designs and test their strength with fully loaded trains.

X Construction Lite
Start at the base points and drag girders to build the bridge

For each of the first 15 Crossing levels you'll be given a limited amount of supplies to build your bridge, and a limited number of foundation base-points to use as structural anchors. As you lay the girders, concrete and cables down with a touch and drag of your fingertip, you have control over the material's length, to a point. And this is where the puzzling, exciting aspect of the game comes into play: simply placing girders in a random, but maybe eye-pleasing manner, will likely result in a virtual train wreck of a project, literally.

If you run out of building materials, but you've spotted what you feel is a flaw in your design, select the undo-arrow to remove your last piece. Zoom in and out with the plus and minus magnifying-glass icons to aid your manipulation and final placement of the building materials. For a more precise approach, select the steel-worker's wrench, tap the object you want to remove, and then select the I-beam icon to place it in a new location.

X Construction Lite
Some civil engineering logic will help your train cross the gap
Engineering Tips

If you've ever picked up a hammer, some boards, and a handful of nails to make something functional, whether it's a simple table or a complicated tree house, you know that making something safe, sturdy and functional is harder than it looks. X Construction Lite is no different, but, fortunately, the app features several innovative ways of guiding you through the process of making a solid bridge without just taking over and doing it for you.

X Construction Lite
Building haphazardly will result in disaster!

If you're stuck in a crossing level and your build is continually failing, select your smartphone's menu button to access the help option for engineering advice regarding the specific materials your level is using. It's the games most straight forward way to lend you tips so you may improve your designs. For example, "Concrete endures pressure easily, but breaks under tension. Note also that it is very heavy."

A more subtle, and enlightening approach, is to dive into X Construction Lite's preferences level and check the Show Stress box. This will tint the specific parts of your bridge in varying degrees of red when they come under stress. Take note of the stress indicators when you send trains across the gaps, gorges and rivers, even if your build succeeds. This visual feedback will guide you, through trial and error, to have the simulation show as little stress as possible, thereby improving your overall skill in the game.

The Free Build Sandbox levels are locked in this ad-supported version


Technical Details

  • Size: 2MB
  • Version: 1.04
  • Developed By: CrossConstruct
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun but frustrating at times September 20, 2011
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The game is fun and addicting. However, I find myself struggling at times. I am not an engineer (although my dad and many friends are), so I don't find the instructions very helpful. I wish I had this app when I coached science olympiad. I think it would help in conveying basic engineering concepts.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars engineer November 12, 2011
By Johnny
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this is a fun game. i really like to pass the time with trying out new designs. i can see how some would have trouble on the higher levels. they should have a hint section.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars creative January 9, 2013
This game brings out the creativity in you. it makes you think more and helps in critical thinking. you will realize that a lot of time already passed by
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun challenge June 10, 2012
most enjoyable bridge building game ive played yet. presents a good challenge on some levels and tests ur engineering mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good challange thet brings back memories August 12, 2011
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There was an old game called Bridge It that started it all. They have even remade it for PC in 3D now. Others took off different routes like World of Goo, etc. It is always good to find someone continuing the tradition, and this one did pretty well for the touch screens too and makes a good challenge. A little hard to place pieces at times and you have to zoom in a lot, but it works ok. The position and length ratios seem to be a little off though where everything becomes a triangle. They should be just long enough to make a square with an X connecting the corners. I love making weird contraptions just to see if it will work and listening to the passengers scream.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Challenging!!!! May 26, 2011
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The higher the level, the more out of the box thinking is required. The quest of using the least girders is what makes this a favorite in our house!
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3.0 out of 5 stars X construction lite January 9, 2014
By Judy
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Since it is free, it is okay. Kind of tricky. I may have to purchase the real one to have more fun.
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4.0 out of 5 stars too hard for grandson January 6, 2014
By bonhen
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downloaded for my grandson because he wanted to try it. he likes building things but this was a little too difficult for him
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Ok
Published 1 month ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars FUN and ENTERTAINING
Awesome game with many free levels. It is really addictive. I lived this game and finished it sorry of quickly.
Published 3 months ago by Zelaya
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing but it's a real bummer when you have to pay for the full...
Amazing but it't a real hummed when you have to pay for the full version because I beat all the levels in a day
Published 4 months ago by daniel
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time.
Don't waste your time.
Game is cumbersome & is not user friendly and is just no fun. Try Unblock it instead.
Published 19 months ago by MaddmannDA
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
This app left a little something to be desired. I thought I would like it more than I did. It got very boring, very quick.
Published 20 months ago by bsiefers
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun
Very fun till level 7, then its getting frusterating, but still a great challenage. Would pobably go and buy the paid version.
Published 24 months ago by Lloyd Creech
1.0 out of 5 stars this sucks
I'm stuck on an impossible tricking level it is horrible I will never ever ever play it again THE END
Published 24 months ago by ,patchRulez PatchRulez
4.0 out of 5 stars challenging
A fun challenge. Some of the anchor points don't attach correctly on the graphics, but its manageable. Read more
Published on December 11, 2012 by processdoc
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game for the price
I really enjoyed this game, it made me think, it made me work at what I did wrong, and how I could get it right. I'm not claiming it's accurate to real life (it's a game! Read more
Published on December 7, 2012 by Afura
1.0 out of 5 stars STUPID!!!!!
I hats this game with a passion. It is impossible to complete the second level. I spent an hour trying to do it and then gave it to my friends to try. It needs to be easier!
Published on December 6, 2012 by Zack Fisch
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