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Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game
3.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • ASIN: B00IAA9M0G
  • Original Release Date: February 10, 2014
  • Latest Developer Update: August 15, 2015
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,763 Paid in Apps & Games (See Top 100 Paid in Apps & Games)
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Latest updates

What's new in version Varies by device
  • Fixed bug in previous version where Spanish text wasn't appearing.

Product features

  • Only official Rube Goldberg game
  • GameCircle Achievements
  • 18 Challenging Puzzles
  • For tablets and phones
  • Dolby® Digital PlusTM enabled
  • Easier to pick up objects
  • Can turn off phone vibration when picking up objects
  • English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish text

Product description


“A sharp, slick recreation of Goldberg's artistic work that offers a unique and accessible puzzle challenge.” —Touch Arcade

“Fans of cause-and-effect puzzles should not miss this.” 5 Stars —PadGadget

The first and only official Rube Goldberg puzzle game. Solve everyday problems in Rube’s trademark elaborate whimsical style by creating hilarious machines. Is pouring a glass of juice just too straightforward and boring? Try using a jack-in-the-box, magnifying glass, string and a cymbal-wielding friend to achieve your goal. The more creative your solution the better!

From award-winning designer David Fox, designer of the classic LucasArts graphic adventure game “Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders” plus SCUMM scriptor on “Maniac Mansion”.

Rube Works is widely adopted by a growing number of elementary and middle schools and is fast becoming one of the years favorite educational games. Aligned with CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), Rube Works is a standout app that effortlessly bridges the worlds of gaming and education.

“If you like building crazy contraptions, you'll love this app.” —CNET

“Rube Works puts a fun twist on learning.” —Common Sense Media

“This app is amazing and rich on so many levels.” —NSTA Recommends (National Science Teachers Association)

“…Electric Eggplant has done a great job converting Rube Goldberg’s work” —Pixelvolt

“I highly recommend this app for the budding engineer or those with a knack for making contraptions!” —Teachers With Apps

“Highly recommended!” —The iMums

Designed and Produced by Electric Eggplant. Engineering and Art by Kalani Games. Produced by Heirs of Rube Goldberg. Originally published with Unity Games.

Founded by David and Annie Fox in 1992, Electric Eggplant has consistently garnered kudos on its games, educational software, and books and apps for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his game design career in 1982 at Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts). During his decade there he helped invent the classic point-and-click graphic adventure genre. David is the Game Designer and Executive Producer on “Rube Works”.

Kalani Games is a game design & development studio in Austin, Texas. Founded by industry veteran, Kalani Streicher, Kalani Games has developed games for mobile, social and online platforms, pushing the boundaries of original, innovative and new game play experiences.

HRG (Heirs of Rube Goldberg) is a family-run company led by Rube’s granddaughter, Jennifer George. Their mission is to raise awareness of Rube’s work and to license the intellectual property to appropriate entertainment and media partners who will remain true to the spirit of her grandfather’s legacy. HRG works in tandem with RGI (Rube Goldberg, Inc), the non-profit arm whose mission includes education outreach programs for students and tinkerers of all ages through Rube Goldberg Machine contests around the globe.

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Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

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