2011-10-21 17h07_01
Last Updated: February 3rd, 2012

Who wants a free Galaxy Nexus? You do? We thought so, and we've one to give away - CDMA or GSM, it's winner's choice this time.

Before we get into the giveaway details, though, we want to give some love to the guys at BitHack, without whom this giveaway wouldn't be possible. BitHack is the dev team behind the game Apparatus, a title that you've probably heard quite a few times 'round here at Android Police.

This contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected by BitHack from almost 2,500 comments:
  • Ben Warren with this 1-line review: "The only game I've played where I can quite happily spend 3 hours trying to come up with the most ludicrously complex way to move a ball an inch and a half to the left."

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Update: Here's Ben with his Nexus:


Apparatus is a game of skill where it's your job to "build a complex machine to perform a simple task." Connect components together to a achieve one goal: get the ball in the bucket. Sounds easy, right? Not so much - this one is the epitome of easy to learn, difficult to master. Roll that beautiful gameplay footage!

That's just a small sample of what you get from Apparatus, too - it's just been updated for Christmas.

Want to show BitHack some thanks for offering up a free Galaxy Nexus? Hit the link below and buy your copy of Apparatus!

What You Get

The Galaxy Nexus is a phone that needs no introduction - it's probably the hottest phone on the market right now. If you win, you can choose between either the Verizon (LTE) or international (GSM) version. Hooray for choices!

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Let's all just look at it for a few minutes. It's just so pretty.


  • CPU: 1.2 GHz, Dual Core TI OMAP 4460
  • GPU: 384 MHz PowerVR SGX540
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 32GB (28GB usable, no SD card)
  • Screen: 4.65" 720p Super AMOLED PenTile
  • Camera: 5MP rear, 1.3MP front, 1080p Video
  • Battery: 1,850mAh (LTE), 1,750mAh (GSM)
  • OS: Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (Stock)

How To Enter

Entering is easy - just leave a comment with a one-line review of the game. The winner will be chosen by the Apparatus developers, so make your entry count!

The contest starts now and will run until December 24th, 2011 (Christmas Eve) at 11:59PM PST.

 This is a worldwide giveaway.

Good luck!


Gotta have the fine print!


1. Eligibility

ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, CHILE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, INDIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, MALAYSIA, VIETNAM, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE: (i) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND (ii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ("ENTRANTS"). If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but are (i) over the age of 13 years of age and a resident of the United States of America, or a member country of the European Union other than Spain, or the United Kingdom; (ii) who is least 14 years of age and a resident of Spain, the United Kingdom, or Russia; or (iii) who is at least 15 years of age and is a resident of the Republic of Korea; one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves. Residents of the State of Rhode Island in the United States, the Province of Quebec in Canada, or Queensland, Victoria, or the Australian Capital Territory in Australia are ineligible for participation in this Contest. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited.

2. Disclaimer

Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

3. Contest Period

The Contest begins December 22th, 2011 at 2:00PM Pacific Time and will continue until December 24th 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.

4. Prizes

One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Sponsor as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Grand Prize,” one (1) Samsung "Galaxy Nexus" Smartphone computing device, estimated retail value $749.99. Prizes are not transferable.

The Prizes will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Shipment of The Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Providers. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Providers. Contest Provider and Prize Providers assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to either of the Prize Providers as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Providers reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.

5. Collection of Information:

The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.

If you are a citizen of France and/or any of the other countries whose citizens are eligible for this Contest, and pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is AndroidPolice.com, and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. To exercise this right, please contact [email protected].

The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section. Failure to provide an address in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section will result in disqualification from the Contest.

6. General Release of Liability

By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.

7. Affidavit and Release:

As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability. The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.

8. Contest and Prize Providers:

Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by Bithack. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at [email protected].

9. Choice of Law:

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.

10. Miscellaneous:

Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Elden

    For $2.96 I just gave up the love of a good woman, kids who care about me, and a job that pays well... So worth it!

  • equilni

    A very unique puzzle game that will challenge you!

  • Sebastian D

    This game has taken the legacy of The Incredible Machine to a totally new level. Kudos to Apparatus!

  • Hager. B

    Apparatus - It boggles your mind!

  • Jorge

    Its a great game really makes you use your creative mind and it is implemented perfectly

  • Aric W

    Hours and hours of non stop sitting on your butt while everyone asks where you are over a long weekend.

  • Ricki911

    Best game Ive played!. I pass it onto friends to try and they sit there for hours playing.

  • https://plus.google.com/117513212216084252526/posts Kyle Sonney

    This game is a blast, and quite addictive!

  • Josh

    Its like gymnastics for the mind

  • Luis Coelho

    It makes you feel you’ve really created something.

  • http://evolutiongames.net Han

    Simple, elegant, and amazing.

    This game is so smooth and so nice. There are so many aspects that the developers have put effort into that it make up the pure experience. The physics is one of my favorite parts about the game, because it just seems so real, which makes it even more fun. There are countless creative levels that give the player the idea that the developers are putting much effort into it. I mean, just take a look at the Christmas update for example. Having active developers releasing great content makes everyone happy. This game is truly amazing, great job to the developers. :).

  • Joe Trinosky

    Like to challenge your brain? Check out Apparatus! Ps. May not be for iPhonies, little too "out there" for those folk.

  • Greg

    Seemingly simple, but much to think
    Easy to learn, but time for a drink.
    Merry Christmas, one and all!

  • Du

    Very smooth gaming experience on my atrix,

  • David

    An intriguing puzzle game that keeps people guessing

  • nate carter

    jesus this game Apparatus is a mind f$%k....but in a good way :)

  • Chris Schaff

    Perplexing puzzle game that pushes you to the next level

  • Nick

    I love Apparatus and have been playing it non-stop for weeks. MORE! NEED MORE!

  • Ally G.

    Very fun game, challenging and makes you think and invent, it is creative and becomes addicting, fast. Entertaining and interesting concept, providing hours and hours of endless fun and is a great mind workout. A must have game.

  • JMart

    Purely puzzling physics!

  • Alex

    Lots of physics, pure enjoyment to play

  • Connie Northrop

    This looks like fun! My kid would love it too!

  • PJ

    EPIC puzzle game =)

  • Marvin Joseph

    Fun, challenging, fantastic game to play during spare time!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/adpharaoh AD Pharaoh

    It's ok, not challenging enough.

  • Wilson Mathis

    Love this game, now I view everyday things this way, if I could only manipulate them like in the game...

  • Aaron S.

    Incredibly fun game! and it will make you think of things through the eyes of Rube Goldberg trying to solve these puzzles!

  • Mike Weaver

    this contest cant' end soon enough, I need to something to replace my thunderbolt!

  • moe

    Enjoyed the game, now I view everyday things this way.

  • Billsabub

    Since this addicting game requires creative thinking that I lack, I would use the new phone to call a smarter person than I to solve the levels.

  • Chad D

    It's why the birds are angry!

  • Christopher Tennant

    Apparatus is great for teaching you how to defend your home against idiotic burglars when your accidentally left home alone while your family flies to France for Christmas.

  • Nader

    A very addicting game that requires one to think in a completely different way to complete the task of getting the ball into the basket.

  • Andres F

    can't stop playing the game, very addictive

  • Chris Weller

    Apparatus lets you feel like a kid again.

  • http://geekonamotorcycle.com Josh

    It is a fantastic way to pass time.

  • Adam Schuster

    This game is highly addictive.

  • BK Meloche

    Okay, 7 mins til XMas, I could use a Nice Present! Gotta Luva An Android..

  • jordan

    Apparatus, so challenging a caveman can't do it.

  • jordan

    Sorry if my response is repeated, it kept telling me that it failed.

  • http://t.co/VOyoBTC Ed

    Great game. Really addicting.

  • anDroid

    My one-line review: Apparatus is one of the few titles that really pays tribute to the definition of 'game'.

    Note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game - Wonderful job, Bithack! I was very sorry to read about the amazon appstore incident. It's a good thing you came to the android police! :)

  • Steven C

    By requiring just enough brain power to block out any and all distractions, Apparatus is the perfect business meeting tool! I'll never do another one without it.

  • Akash

    Apparatus really has a knack for driving me insane..but in a good way

  • Austen Frazier

    Apparatus is a great game by great devs. Hope they put out more quality games like this!

  • Ajit

    Time to dump angry birds! Thank you for freeing me bithack!!! Now mod this game and bring in some NPCs!!! You can never have just enough?

  • Nate

    "A great puzzle game mixing strategy and creativity"

  • Andrew

    Very realistic physics-based construction game, though it takes a little time to learn the controls.

  • Saman

    Apparatus is highly intelligent, very gripping, and a fun challenge that let's you exercise your brain and fingertips!!!

  • joshua russell

    Apparatus is a highly addictive mind game....solving puzzles while thinking "inside" the box!

  • http://www.doolally.in/ Suketu Talekar

    A game of skill and balls ;-)

  • Ignacio armijo

    Appratus is an intriguing, skillful game that demands brain work, I for one Love that, thanks devs

  • Man Nguyen

    This game rocks....

  • Sean A

    The ingenuity and time dedicated to the development of this game far surpasses any to be found on the Android market, there simply is no replacement for this kind of challenging entertainment.

  • Sukha54

    Always a great game to play.

  • JD

    There is life and then there is life with Apparatus; the latter will get you more women/men (depending on your preference), money, and most importantly a set of highly acute puzzle solving skills. You choose!

  • Garth

    Apparatus has improved my health by causing me to increase my fiber intake to give me more "down time" to play this fantastic game. Live better - play Apparatus.

  • Jeff

    Apparatus - An engineering masterpiece!

  • ST

    Apparatus has set the precedent for all physics based games, and has armed me with yet another weapon in the great war against boredom all the while being entertained with each engaging level.

  • priidu

    Creation and destruction: every kids dream + awesome graphics

  • Fady Mahfouz

    Well, Apparatus is a great combination of playing and thinking, it really kills me when I can't solve a level, I just love it.

    P.S. : I didn't buy the game just tried the lite version because The Market isn't available in Egypt, I hope Google can fix that.

  • Eric Deas

    Kept me on my toes...we need more games like this

  • Chimera

    Great puzzle game for on the toilet or in bed with your lovely wife/husband to celebrate these joyfull days.

    P.S: Merry Christmas to Android Police and its members.

  • Edward

    Another awesome physics game! I would recommend it alongside World of Goo.

  • http://facebook.com/TheTinandOnly Ruben

    I will be the next Dexter in Dexter's Laboratory! Who wants to be Dee Dee?

  • johrie

    Entering is easy - just leave a comment with a one-line review of THE GAME.

    Dammit i just lost :(

  • italyanker

    Hey the contest is over! -.-

  • Elio

    Apparatus is the rightful heir to all those who knew TIM(The Incredible Machine),This is joy from start to finish!

  • Gaurav

    can we have the winners please!! :)

  • Carla

    so addictive I almost missed Christmas dinner!

  • Tushar

    Complex, yet so simple, great way to exercise your neurons while having nerdgasmic fun. :)

  • terra

    It's the incredible machine in my pocket.

    brings back good times.
    Thanks guys. Love it

  • http://www.oneeyedgrapista.tk Erwin M

    This game sucks!-It'll suck your brain out real hard and leave it there for natural physics to crush! Yep, it'll also suck your time without you knowing it. No..Seriously, one of Android Markets Pride.

  • http://www.oneeyedgrapista.tk Erwin M

    This game s-u-c-k-s!-It'll s-u-c-k your brain out real hard and leave it there for natural physics to crush! Yep, it'll also s-u-c-k your time without you knowing it. No..Seriously, one of Android Markets Pride.

  • Johan

    Apparat-us up, Scotty!

    [to late?]

  • Hoorrus

    What can i say, the best brain teaser there is.
    And the prize i got it for, one just can't complain.

  • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

    One of the hardest puzzlegame out there and the most fun. The rewarding feeling of being a genius when you solve on of the puzzles are amazing!


    Consisting of brilliant precise movements, this game is a real joy for the player and anyone else happening to watch.

  • Ryan Small

    Fun, tough game that deserves a look see.

  • LesserCure

    My love for Apparatus can't be expressed with words, it's genius!

  • Micah Thompson

    Every level of Apparatus will leave you begging for more!

  • hendro

    This game is fun and addicting. It's like sex, the more you play the more you want it.

  • Matt

    A gal at work said, I thought that was a "dude game." I said no, it's an AWESOME game. Neither if us can stop building things now.

  • Mahooga

    Apparatus is a great game that challenges you to be creative. Very fun game.