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

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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.

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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.

  • Ravi Shah

    A refreshing twist on the classic physics puzzle game with high quality graphics and gameplay.

  • Ahmad Yasser

    Meticulously engineered brilliance.

  • Lord Laubot

    Amazing game. Reminds me of the classic: Incredible Machine. Hours of fun!

  • baljinder singh

    addicting game for sure.

  • Jouie

    Now if I could only duplicate these controlled environments into the real world..

  • http://about.me/dukkokun Duccio

    Always wanted to create an Incredible Machine? Now you CAN!

  • Jonathan

    I love how this game is like LBP. Makes you use your brain power and imagination.

  • Mike

    This game is sex on steroids!

  • THChew

    Chuck Norris gives a +1!

  • Shannon Low

    This game makes my mind bendy. :)

  • William

    Apparatus is a great game that is simply addicting. Now shut up and take my money.

  • Maniac

    What goes up; must come down!... Until you play Apparatus.

  • guillermo

    8 year old prefers this than learning chess. I can't blame him, this is entertaining, and the physics are applicable to real life.

  • Sarah Khafagy

    A refreshingly creative take on sandboxing fun!

  • Alan Mimms

    Every moment a delicious bite of geeky goodness!

  • Curtis Hare

    Bought this game during the $.10 week, Best logical game Ive ever played on a mobile device (+1)

  • Chao huang

    This game is easy to start, but hard to get through. I love it! Great work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.curtis1 Daniel Curtis

    Apparatus is a great puzzle game, extremely satisfying when you complete a level, and also one of the few games you feel like is actually helping you get smarter.

  • http://about.me/craig.lambert Craig Lambert

    Apparatus is truly an ingenious game where you use the creative side of your brain to bend the spoon and think outside the box.

  • Christopher Bohn

    As a Rube Goldberg fan, I enjoy making overly-complicated solutions to simple tasks. I'd be playing this game all the time if only my smartphone weren't so old that it can't run this app.

  • ChazClout

    Apparatus is a graphically stunning physics based puzzler which not only makes you think, it makes you smile when you finally figure out that level you're stuck on

  • Putu

    Aparatus is all about achieving the mundane through the most impossible way. Sounds like something that Santa would play when he's not working during the year.

  • http://breon.com Breon Nagy

    This game is the "appar" to my "atus"

  • mac

    Wooowwwww...this is awesome,better than that 'Birds' game (ohh i forget the name ;) ),thank god ,I dont have to kill any pigs here.

  • Elijah Ullman

    This game is like legos, without the mess, Simply the best game on the market!

  • Calms

    A truly good example of a game that's simple to learn but difficult to master. The level of meticulous detail possible within the game provides endless hours of addictive fun which can also teach the player a bit of physics.

    Now if only a hammer and nail worked the same way in reality.

  • Ben Page

    I love physics games.

  • Peter

    If you build it, they will fall. When they fall build some more. And More AND MORE!!!

  • Lim Jing Yang

    The game can be adopted as an adjective defined as accomplishing something simple through complex means.
    In short, all the best games are easy to learn and difficult to master. They should reward the first quarter and the hundredth.

  • kyo171

    Awesome brain teaser game, keeps you entertained for hours!

  • Peter

    If you build it, they will fall. When they fall build some more And More AND MORE!!!

  • caleb

    I really want to win :D

  • Matthew Kephart

    It's the over thought that gets you!

  • http://www.whiteashesband.com Kyle

    Creatively and logically stimulating

  • garrett

    A lot harder than I expected in a good way, sweet

  • Nivlazenaby

    One line is not enough to describe it, but simply it is insanely addicting and fun.

  • Paul Sousa

    The only thing that could pull me away from this game was the birth of my son.

  • Michael Kennedy

    Ever watched home alone and wanted to create similar traps? This is the game for you!

  • Cristina

    Love the physics, it would be awesome to play this on the Galaxy Nexus. =) Thank you AP!

  • jared jones

    Meh...seems like a really cool game, but I don't have the patience for it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/matmew Matthew Micallef

    Apparatus is mechanically sound. The physics and feel go hand in hand. An outstanding investment.

  • Alex

    A game that is only limited by the imagination. Challenging and Fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/THEadamlewis Adam R. Lewis

    I seriously can't think of a better way to pass the time between my classes!

  • Joshua

    Fun as hell and very challenging.

  • Aaron H

    I was making machines till i toke an arrow to the ball.

  • Adam

    Great game that really makes you think and problem solve.

  • gmq

    A creative game that tests your Rube Goldberg creativity.

  • http://www.adultswim.com drew

    Fun game to play in public. And a lot less illegal than playing with your own "apperatus" in mixed company

  • jason serrano

    hard to review in one line it all just blows my mind

  • Adam

    Very well thought out & precisely crafted game!

  • Chao huang

    This game is easy to pick up and very fun! I like to play.

  • henry

    Simply AWESOME!!!

  • Anjie Cai

    Fun fun fun :D makes my brain turn

  • Anjie Cai

    i love android and i love apparatus

  • Jerome T

    Apparatus is the most fun and intuitive game you will play while sitting on your commode, perhaps hiding under your desk at work or wherever you choose to have a blast!

  • Crawford

    Easy to learn, dastardly to master, hours of enjoyment. Apparatus, pick it up in the Android market today!

  • Wally

    A magnificently creative physics game for a magnificently creative platform!

  • Joe

    I don't think I've found a better or more challenging game on ANY mobile or PC platform. Simply beautiful, and definitely not one to be missed.

  • Carlos

    Amazing game, makes your inner crazy scientist build his own Frankenstein monster

  • Thinh Pham

    game for ANDROIDER

  • Matthew

    I actually bought this game a while ago.

    Tests your brain yet stills manages to be incredibly entertaining, building stuff and seeing it in action makes it feel very rewarding to play.

  • Nitin (@123nitin)

    Kind of game which gives workout to my brain, which is getting rusty by thinking only about girls & gadgets.

  • Francisco Jimenez

    The app is simply awesome, the required skills, the set of small problems to resolve, even the graphics are part of this giant puzzle of awesomess!

  • Josh

    This gimcrack is the bee's knees.

  • http://facebook.com/simratvir Simratvir Singh

    A very challenging and addiction game, thats for sure, forget Angry Birds, Apparatus all the way, hours of fun!

  • mo tzvi

    Apparatus is a real brain game! Gotta use em gray cells:)

  • Robbie

    Can't believe I didn't buy this before the 10 Billion sale.

  • Phoneypooh

    Epic! A masterpiece for a mastermind. ★★★★★

  • Ozair

    Apparatus gives you the tools to get your noggin joggin!

  • Tamir

    Brilliant and over-the-top puzzle game. Train your Brain!

  • Rahim

    Clever, fun, addictive!! Download it!

  • Kay

    It's annoyingly difficult sometimes, yet eerily fulfilling when you beat a level.

  • Arben

    As a physics major, what more could I want? Also, it's pretty!

  • darus77

    Challenging, yet simple to learn and play...

  • Andrew

    Always wanted to build a Rube-Goldberg machine. This is almost as good. AND I don't have to clean up afterward.

  • Alexandre

    A game made by genius developers, to people with genious phones.

  • hector c.

    Great game and addicting!

  • Mauricio Vazquez

    You must be smart to play apparatus, and even if you are... you will be playing this game for hours!

  • http://danasince1979.webs.com Dana Ramos

    incredibly awesome!

  • kishore

    beautiful game, looks very good on my xoom

  • Leslie

    Challenging, yet a thrill to play.

  • mANGo

    Apparatus made me an engineer :D. Tremendous creativity potential.

  • kishore

    beautiful game, fun to play. love playing it on my xoom

  • Juan Pablo

    Ingenious and creativity comes together to create an intriguing game

  • Daniel

    Tools and Apparatus - Leading Ideas to Goal

  • http://gplus.to/thatyl3r Emceegeek

    Apparatus is a fun game that allows you to build contractions that will make objects things work and move.

  • Jared

    Complex puzzle game that brings little BIG Planet's customization to your mobile phone.

  • http://bokelicious.tumblr.com Justin

    In an age where games so often bring cutesy graphics, a revamp of old classics, or a slew of holiday versions, Apparatus revives the beaten dead horse by challenging your mind to puzzle heaven where the steed prances around in a field of ingenuity and excitingly accurate physics.

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

    Oh man, I've had this game since it first came out. Such a brilliantly addictive puzzler. Did I mention it looks great too? It does.

  • Christopher

    Probably more friendly on a large tablet screen then my 4.3" phone.

  • Rafael

    Got this game during the promo, it's AMAZING! Addicting doesn't even begin to describe the game! :D

  • Dewind

    For those who say puzzle games are boring, prepare to change your mind: Apparatus is easy to play, hard to master and absolutely impossible not to love!

  • Jaz F

    Game is unique, entertaining and ingenious.

  • Shrinidhi

    Constructive and endless fun is description of this game

  • Shane Allen

    Apparatus is fun, and it rewards those with a creative engineering mind!

  • https://profiles.google.com/u/0/105946717043909736629 Andrew Kuczkowski

    Awesome game! Gets pretty challenging as you progress!

  • Ananth

    This game is the Nexus of awesome!

  • http://gplus.to/RyanAdil Ryan Adil

    A lovely game made by a badass developers, to people with free time ..

  • Toby

    Had this game for a long time now, great game to keep you sharp of mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kay.boakye Kwadwo Offei Firempong-Boakye

    The game consists of a very interesting concept that enticingly appeals to intelligent and innovative minds. However its still not exactly the first game I would play if i wanted to kill time but its a very refreshing alternative.

  • Dewind

    For all those who say that puzzle games are boring, prepare to change your mind: Apparatus is easy to play, hard to master and absolutely impossible not to love!

  • Shrinidhi

    Constructive and countless fun is the description of this game

  • Guilherme

    More than a puzzle, a fun game.

  • Khaled Elkhawaga

    It's an excellent and incredibly smart game, it's so simple yet so complicated at the same time. I think it would be a good idea to add some training levels.

  • Wei

    If my logic is MIA, I fill my screen with none but beauty, and never passing a single level. When my creativity takes a snooze, I get stuck on the same screen for an hour or two only to end up button smashing my way out. Enjoyment arrives when my left brain communicates with my right brain.

    Sexy game to dupe and exercise both hemispheres of my brain at the same time.

  • Robert H

    Love it! It shows my kids that thinking and fun are not mutually exclusive.

  • Nicholas Herlinsky

    Me need nexus!!!!!

  • Daniel

    One work AMAZING

  • Josh

    one of the best games of 2011! fun, challenging and entertaining. 5 Stars *****

  • http://www.firstdove.com Christian

    BitHack's physics-based puzzler Apparatus combines a rich variety of interactive objects, pleasing aesthetics and even an in-game sandbox allowing for user-generated levels; resulting in one of the best 3D puzzle games to grace the Android platform for players of all levels!

  • Eddie

    Awesome graphics and brain-challenging puzzles make this a great game!

  • Justin

    5 out of 5... in my pants.

  • Steven

    I bought apparatus during the sale, it's really great. The puzzle is challenging, thumbs up for the guys that designs it..

  • Elroy

    A game that kills one's brain cells just as much as studying for examinations. What I'm saying is, this game requires deep and creative thinking in order to clear the levels. Bithack is smart in attracting people to use smartphones in a brain-training way.

  • Anthony Glyadchenko

    It's interesting and challenging.

  • Mike357

    This game makes my head hurt from thinking, so its great.

  • Max

    Incorporates elements of dynamic systems, slopes and friction but doesn't require crazy equations to solve; makes engineering fun!

  • J Wright

    Looks great could myself playing for hours on end Awesome!

  • benett

    The most addicting game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yankl

    If you like to be addicted and you like to have brain hurts this game is for you

  • karzdan

    It's like having an Erector Set in your pocket

  • Antony Joseph

    Very addictive game..love it..
    the gameplay and graphics are amazing..
    thank you Bithack..

  • http://www.jmlagapa.com/ JM Lagapa

    This is one of the best games I've seen so far but may be hard for guys who do not have all the time to think of the right solution to these complex puzzles. :)

  • http://anomaly.cx angst911

    Apparatus is an amazingly simple game that can be more complicated to solve than you'd ever imagine. It requires completely out of the box thinking and problem solving skills, while at the same time being fun and creative.

  • Stephan

    Apparatus: three out of four engineers agree. It's more addictive than Angry Birds!

  • http://none Keith Waugh

    Lego-like pieces create your own little world.

  • CCorey Miller

    Had the lite version for a while, just recently got the full version. A lot of fun, plus it forces you to use your brain. :)

  • dewey1973

    My brain hurts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashraf.hara Allyster

    Mind blasting, creativity generating, most innovative game ever!

  • Matt Franke

    Unlike some of the other games on the market that seem to lack substance or replay ability, this game definitely outshines. It is a very simple concept that was brilliantly delivered. Great game of skill, thanks Bithack for occupying my dead time during work!!

  • Skyeclad

    It's a fun and challenging game that will make you think.

  • Scott


  • DoomsDave

    Simple Arithmetic: Physics * Destruction - Boring / Strategic Excellence = Apparatus ..

  • Ricky Jr.

    i actually love and play this game. keep it up.

  • Jin woo Shin

    You can really use your brain 100%!!

  • Durga

    Great building game. I love it.

  • http://photoep.com Elliot Powell

    A puzzle game, made for people who grew up with LEGOs, Erector Sets, and Mouse Trap, and experience unrivaled by any other game.

  • David – Malaysia

    Man... this game brings out the little boy in me! Building blocks in my phone.

  • https://www.facebook.com/venkatkonasani venky

    Great game from the developers. :)

  • Ash

    Apparatus - A game so great, it can't be simply described in one line.

  • Chris

    The Modern Incredible Machine

  • Lumy

    Every gadgeteer's favorite game!

  • Guillermo Ybanez

    This will be a hit! Thanks GUYS :)

  • Osiris Waring

    If you like thinking while killing time...here you go.

  • Eric

    One line? I can do it in two words: Apparatusly Incredible!

  • James Han

    First, there was Doodle Jump. Then came Angry Birds. Now Apparatus!

  • Klutch

    i like how the game is very creative in all aspects i can imagine drawing it on your mind and do this right in the game there alot of stuff for what i see u can create here and this is a game to kill time

  • andy

    Apparatus is so on that things have now become very much like Donkey Kong

  • Mohd

    A thousand times more challenging than Angry Birds.

  • Samantha

    Apparatus - machine building mania