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.


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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.

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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:

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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:

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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.

  • Johannes

    It's soo challenging, but so rewarding when you finish the level and everything just works and you know you are smart. =D

  • LTCanine

    Apparatus: Physics just got more fun!

  • Matt

    Tough enough but not so much that you stop playing....

  • Andrew G

    Fun Game if you love doing puzzles

  • Cliff

    Awesome game, Mind-Blowing!!!

  • Godsend

    Lo quiero A-H-O-R-A papalords, este juego es una CHULADA!

  • AlbertoFL

    I bought the game a few days ago and is very addictive. It have very realistic physics,creative and original, is awesome!!

  • Jared

    Awesome game - even on a DInc it's crazy smooth and easy UI!
    Android is like my wife: fun, flexible, and adventurous.
    iPhone is like my ex-wife: restrictive, useless, and deserves the loser she's with.

  • remigo

    Very fun game, pretty addictive too!
    Great game to buy since it's pretty cheap

  • Christopher

    A worthy successor to The Incredible Machine.

  • Andy Christianson

    Apparatus is a near-perfect physics puzzler from a great company!

  • Andres V

    Get the ball in the bucket. It sounds simple, isn't it?

    Apparatus is the game that gonna challenge your mind and Creativity, for only get a ball in a bucket. This is your oportunity to see how the psychics can be more funny than you think. Hours and hours of Gameplay, Fun, challenging... You Must Have it!

  • Jonathan rodriguez

    Challanges the mind to think of solutions better than the apparatus that shot Peter in family guy! :)

  • Wihan Neethling

    A game which requires you to "see" the solution before it is actually there - very addictive!

  • Craig

    This game is creative and well designed. My kids love it!

  • brad.

    Its good to see a game in the market that does more than just entertain. It simply tries to educate and entertain, and it does it very well. This game is well balanced in the puzzles. Going from frustrating to simple. The visuals are pleasing, the puzzles are excellent. The brain teasers are excellent. A very well made and thought out game, that can frustrate, entertain, and educate all at the same time.

  • weixiianGx

    Apparatus simply just stir my brain!

  • Derek Dudley

    This game helps a creative person like me mind's sharp and thinking of new ideas.

  • Reed

    one part creativity + one part real world physics + not having to make it yourself = one awesome game. Thanks apparatus!

  • oddbod

    The puzzle games are so great because they are challenging and fun at the same time.

  • http://cyanogenmod.com ciwrl

    It's Crayon Physics, for Engineering School dropouts!

  • Dan Phan

    the game has great physics...fun... interesting..

  • primo

    This is a truly amazing phone and the games are a blast.

  • T-money

    Absolutley an amazing game. I can't believe how realistic the physics are! It is a thinkers game. This is a must have for any one who loves the puzzel genre. It runs on well my tegra 2 viewsonic gtab but I'm sure it would run better on honeycomb! Sure so wish I had a nexus because this game wont run on my HTC Dream.

  • Anthony Pettit

    Cheers guys i've just burnt the turkey thanks to Apparatus couldn't put the phone down! happy holidays!!

  • Mario

    Apparatus..The nexus between the galaxy and unleashing the creator in us all.

  • Jeff Roach

    Grst gamr, lovef playing it

  • Alex

    It's like Lincoln Logs on crack!

  • Dian A

    Great game for students struggling with physics. Super for Mom & Dad trying to help them. Oh right, i want to keep it for myself.
    Reminds me of my olf meccano set Love it

  • Norman McGarry

    Love it. Love these types of games. Reminds me of geometry classes and building complex structural Rube Goldberg "schematics". I also really enjoy the realistic textures and the 3d objects.

    However, I prefer $0.99 games personally. $2.97 is at the top of my price point for games. If it wasn't for this contest, I may have never made the purchase.

  • Mario P

    The Game is Mind Bending and fun for when you have some spare time in a busy day.

  • http://novilia17.blogspot.com Adriana

    Dear Mr. Apparatus

    You are indeed creative but I will figure you out in NO time with 12 little windows to teach me how!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Jessi

    This game will keep me busy for a long time, knowing myself, I will be at it until I reach a satisfactory level.

  • Cassandra

    You're the MasterMind behind Apparatus and with the applications of my fingers and thumb, this will be mastered in a matter of months - Like torturing challenges :)

  • Marco

    This is the kind of game that will relax me while I wait for Santa to show up. Very creative and hopefully contagious.

  • Nadia

    Never played a game such as this one before. Looks easy until I looked at all the levels ;)

  • Vladimir

    Apparatus - the first game that I bought on the market.

    Great and challenging game, superb levels, medium and high difficulty. It never gets boring. Simply great. Huge like for the guys behind this game. Very good idea.

    Hope this wins me a brand new Galaxy Nexus, so I can play this beautiful game on that gorgeous HD screen :D.

    Merry Christmas to you all ! And best wishes from Romania ! :)

    P.S. I really hope this will be my letter to Santa this year :)) .

  • Alex Naud

    Knowing myself - I'll ask someone to hide my hammer - geezzzz I am so impatient and I'm asking, where can I learn how to be patient!

  • Brandon

    I loved this when it was the free app of the day on Amazon, bought it a few days later. It it's great on tablets.

  • curiousmind

    Everyone knows Newton's laws are awesome, but Apparatus makes them absolutely amazing!!!!

  • vinay

    very nice game yaar..really awesome..thank you

  • vinay

    very nice game yaar..i just love this game
    really awesome..
    this is my 1st ever paid game..i fully satisfied with this game..
    thank you

  • Hemanth

    Pretty cool multibody physics simulation put into a fun game.

    would love to see some of the engineering simulation tool makers learn something from Apparatus to make their simulation tools to be used as easy as this game.

  • Marc_Ant1

    Remind me of an very old game! One of my best "lost time game" ^^

  • Nathan B

    creativity and physics were never so well paired as in this riveting game

  • bricKed

    So addicting that I forgot to get off the train.

  • Joseph

    Apparatus offers an incredibly addictive challenging gameplay! This is a must have game for your device this year

  • Lee M

    A fantastic addictive game that made me abandon my other game apps for quite some time already :X

    Thanks BitHack & Android Police for this giveaway event and happy holidays to everyone!

  • Rick Thomas

    Apparatus is so good it hurts the mind

  • Rick

    After a while of playing this, my 53 year old brain will be that of a teenagers!

  • EL

    Really fun game for those that like a challenge; you won't get tired of it!

  • Danny

    This game makes my brain hurt, yet I can't stop playing it! Love it. Merry Christmas everyone! :)

  • exxe

    Great puzzle solver game, keep it coming... :)

  • Ranjan

    1 line my review of it- All I can say is that just as PhysX is there to computer-gaming, this is the PhysX to mobile-gaming; addictive and never-ending fun gameplay.

    A very merry christmas to you all, folks!

  • Chris

    Relentless puzzling at its best.

  • Gabe Stover

    Like "Fantastic Contraption", but challenging!

  • Angelo

    "Holy shit how has this game already taken 2 hours from me"

  • http://twitter.com/GazaIan Ian Stephenson

    Apparatus is an amazing, mind-flexing strategy game that you, your friends, and your African Bullfrog will love to play for hours!

  • ricardo nunes

    this game looks awesome!! i dont think ive ever seen a game like it. looks like i might be spending $3 soon

  • Safwan

    very addictive, even when it is frustrating

  • Marco Galvis

    this game drives me crazy....in a good way...i can't get past this one level and i've been trying for quite a bit. oh well, i'll get it one day.

  • Rich

    Apparatus is the single most interesting and challenging game on my phone.

  • Daniel Moss

    A very creative game, and certainly one to tax the grey matter!!

  • Sean Brown

    Hard to master, even harder to put down.

  • Larry94

    Apparatus is one of those rare games that gives you enjoyment through merciless frustration. (ie Mario Kart's Blue Shells)

  • SAM

    Apparatus—fun, creative, and nerdy that is designed not just for geeks.

  • maxwei

    Hard to play... which is too sad for me lol

  • holly

    it has a sandbox!!!! how cool is that!! love games!! i am always trying to beat myself and great way to kill time when waiting for dr appts

  • hector

    WTF?!? I feel like rain man!!!!!!!

  • Kelvin

    Brain-cracking, mind-bending and sometimes frustrating game, but beatiful and well thought out.

  • http://Ed_Navedo Edwin Navedo

    This game is the bomb diggity all day errrrr day

  • Robert Whittaker

    see-sawing, switch flicking. motor driven, ball flipping fun

  • http://Ed_Navedo Edwin Navedo

    This game is the bomb diggity all day every day

  • Nick Tefoglou

    Unique and challenging

  • http://Ed_Navedo Edwin Navedo

    This game is the bomb diggity

  • http://alexus.org/ alexus

    very creative game, super real physics, insanely addictive game, angry who?

  • Mary Danieli

    I must be the only person left on the west coast who doesn't have a mobile phone let alone an android.

  • Jennifer

    The combinations and permiatations seem endless!

  • ewoks

    Just for smarties.. and it will make you even smarter.. ;) Creative, fun, addictive and mind blowing in one!


    when I got my first cell phone 20 years ago...look where we are now


    WOW...I want one

  • ssj4Gogeta

    Neuron-torturing, time-wasting, frustrating fun... that you'll love to pay for!

    WARNING: Prolonged playing has been known to make you visualize all the movement around you in terms of differential equations of motion.

  • Jennifer

    Has some of the old Mouse Trap features! FUN

  • Hellion

    Unveil the curiosity in you.

  • Tony Fernandez

    Intuitive, brilliant and FUN! A must have game, download it now!! Apparatus Android Game.

  • Gerardo

    a very challenging and entertaining game

  • Daniel

    Addicting and challenging game.

  • Rafe

    Great puzzle game. keeps me thinking

  • http://sturmen.mp Nick

    Beautiful game with complex puzzles and intuitive controls.

  • P Tran

    A Rube Goldberg take on Chess reiterates what many other games tried to do in the past, but this time in brilliant 3D graphics, powered by Android.

  • http://NA Jenny Freemantle

    A great brain teasing game.

  • Adeel Daya

    Best puzzle game. Simple, intuitive, effective and Sincerely EPIC. Though it gets slightly perplexing after a while. :D :P

  • http://twitter.com/iamsandeept Sandeep T

    It looks simple at first, But makes you rack up your brains as it progresses

  • http://Twitter.com/#Ed_Navedo Edwin Navedo

    Apparatus + Bithack = Bomb diggity

  • Soo Goh

    What do you get when McGuyver and Mythbusters collide? Apparatus!

  • Eric

    Whats better than designing your own gadgets? Apparatus lets you do this and more!

  • kepley

    Simple to play, impossible to put down.

  • simon

    Simply addictive

  • jkay

    Really tickles the brain!

  • Robert Best

    Simple, clever and frustrating however the more you put into it the more it will reward you.

  • Phil

    Apparatus is a game of everything!!

  • shaikh abdul rahman

    Beautiful game with complex puzzles..This is a truly amazing phone and the games are a blast.

  • shaikh abdul rahman

    Beautiful game with complex puzzle i realy love this game!

  • Tuomas

    Nothing beats working your brain out after stuffing your stomach at Christmas dinner.

  • robert

    *Warning* this game will make you lose sleep if played after 10pm lol

  • Drew Price

    So frustrating, it keeps you coming back!

  • hanswurst

    Brilliant!!! This game is like the game crazy machines.

  • Mercury

    Challenging and addicting, A great way to kill some time, The perfect puzzle game.

  • DeathWalker

    Unique, addictive and challenging game.

  • Aarin

    Awesome game. Not so much if you don't like a challenge, lol.

  • ralphwiggum1

    Apparatus by Bithack is what those who grew up playing The Incredible Machine would play now that they're grown up - a realistic physics puzzler with intuitive full-touch controls with potentially unlimited levels thanks to it's Sandbox mode.

  • delarus

    Awesome, challenging game, perfect if you like machines and physics!

  • Rob

    Apparatus is a truly challenging game. A refreshing change for a game on Android. Like World of Goo? You'll love Apparatus.

  • Larry N.

    A fantastic, fun, fervent game for anyone!

  • Jamal Adam

    Wonderful game. Gets you to think creatively and in ways you never thought possible.

  • Josh Tran

    Apparatus is an addictive challenging game that sets itself apart from the crowd.

  • Scott Mallette

    Great game, I play this more than any of the other 10 cent apps combined.

  • ginny m

    Superb game, that keeps the mind challenged and active! Very creative indeed.

  • Apache

    Great game, reminds me of an old classics like Incredible Machines. Runs great, never had any issue whatsoever.

  • aro

    addictive and challenging

  • Michael

    Complex game, simply fun.

  • Elysia S

    I love puzzle games, apparatus is very creative and addictive.

  • Adrian

    This Game is Puzzingly (made up a new word just for the game) Entertaining

  • Yiannis

    Great puzzle game

  • Yiannis

    Great puzzle game. Very addicting

  • Gary

    This game tests your ingenuity and creativity.

  • Zache

    Fun and innovative game, too bad it lags alot on my phone.

  • Corey

    APPARATUS: making ordinary things "extraordinary".


    Puzzles are good at any age.

  • Rob S.

    Teh puzzles, I loves them.

  • jeffb

    I bought this game when it was on sale for only .10 cents but I wish I had bought it full price because this game is the best time waster on a phone!

  • Thog

    Scienceman free Thog from ice. Give Thog game to play. Thog smile. Puzzles make Thog head hurt good.

  • Duncan AY

    Building mechanical structures in Apparatus to play with physics and to complete tasks has never been so fun, addictive and instructive!

  • Zaatour36

    I really like the game, even though I dislike mind-twisting puzzle like challenging games, yet I find my self playing this game addictively !

    i think its the only game i play that is not racing cars, strategy, or FPS! Kudos for the nice graphics and game style. I LIKE :D

  • Matt Geren

    The physics are so real, Sir Newton would be proud!

  • Robert

    The physics are so real Sir Newton would be proud.

  • Scott R

    What do you get when you mix together building blocks, marbles, and electric motors, then set a bunch of challenges that get increasingly more difficult? Apparatus! Amazingly fun and addictive!

  • J-Dog

    Apparatus - easy(ish) to figure out, hard to master... A great (educational) time waster - each level has several unique possibilities to solve, so always something new & different you could try...

  • Heather Diotte

    Very challenging and extremely a blast to play!

  • pudgypanda

    I don't play games, they waste my time,
    but Apparatus has changed my mind!

  • rfvgyhn

    Not only do I love physics based games, I love games that don't have a single way to solve levels/problems/etc...

  • Ian Baldwin

    Brought this great game a long time ago, and it's still one of my favourites :)
    Just like to say thanks for making a great enjoyable game :)

  • carrie

    interesting educational game!

  • aj34

    Brain Pain for the Smart Tart in all of us!

    • aj34

      Brain Drain for the Smart Tart in all of us!

  • Jeff

    It's definitely a challenging game, but it makes you think and is quite entertaining.

  • Ryan

    This is a simple but challenging puzzle game that rocks as a game to pick up quick or sit and play for a while!

  • Mario Servillo

    Fantastico rompicapo da provare. Fantastic game

  • http://www.tuttoandroid.net Riccardo Robecchi

    Apparatus is a mind-blowing addictive game which changes the way you see things - in better.

  • DTJ

    Apparatus, the science of formulating intricate solutions for elementary predicaments: Warning may affect speech.

  • 23kenn

    Cool game.. I love puzzle games