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.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/109494190996080094326/posts Kyle Way

    A game with endless possibilities, absolutely fantastic!!

  • Chris Berryman

    I love that game. It has the same look to it like the Little Big Planet Series. May I have the international version for Christmas please. I love Ice Cream Sandwich!!!!!!@@

  • http://nguyenthanhcong.com Cong Nguyen

    Play Incredible Machine since I was a kid, enough said!

  • Jhonathan C

    great game..a little brain work there!

  • Carlos David

    It wake up my internal mechanical engineer :-)

  • Rob W

    So Addicting, I'm saying how awesome it is by typing this with ONE HAND!

  • Andrew D

    Complex and deeply sophisticated if you are willing to put some time into it, still easy to pick up and play if you are not, the pinnacle of creative fun and puzzle excellence.

  • Carlos David

    It wake up my internal mechanical engineer

  • Carlos Paixao

    Incredible graphics, cool&funny! Best game!

  • Carlos David

    It wake up my internal mechanical engineer passion

  • Nick D

    Rube Goldberg, eat your heart out!

  • Tommi Nieminen

    It's like the modern version of classic Incredible Machine!

  • Scott G.

    This one set the standard for others follow!!o f

  • Ian Fong

    This game is perfect for engineers mathematicians and logical thinkers. It really stretches your mind to think of the impossivble

  • kyle j

    this game is teh rock!

  • farid

    awesomeness.... loads of fun

  • James R

    It makes my wife take my phone and never give it back!

  • http://claytoncondon.com Clayton C.


  • http://onepoorgeek.blogspot.com/ Sharkey

    Excellent game, great graphics. If at first you don't succeed try and try (and try and try and try and try and try and try and try) again.

  • Jarrett Hickman

    Apparatus: A game for the geek in all of us!

  • Ankur Agrawal

    modern e=mc2 , hours and hours of nonstop play,

  • Ivan92116

    A challenging game that is as engrossing as it is fun....highly recommended.

  • http://diespiderdie.com Grant Shearer

    Great fun for kids and adults, but be prepared for a challenge!

  • Jonathan

    If you enjoy building things and/or a good physics game, Apparatus is worth every penny.

  • sbpetro

    Got this during the 10 billion days....very addictive and amazing game play!!!

  • http://t.co/VOyoBTC Ed

    Great graphic. This is fun to play on a tablet.

  • Vikki M


  • Joseph S.

    The best thing since Ball In A Cup.

  • Eric Dube

    This game is like turtles and I like turtles.

  • Kradog

    It's a clever challenge that you must play on your Android.

  • rangga

    make your brain rolling as the ball rolling.addictive guaranted

  • Albert

    Challenging, addicting, and most importantly fun!

  • Greg Ang

    This seductive game brings out the creative and innovative state of mind in creating stimulative masterpieces which is effective for superlative and greater cognitive thinking.

  • Luke

    All of the creativity and fun, none of the sawdust in your eye.

  • Phil

    This game is some crazy fun that drives me mad...but a good kind of mad!

  • Joshua Morgan

    Apparatus: A marrying combination of physics, Engineering, and creativity that brings the trio to a whole new level of fun.

  • http://tech.shantanugoel.com/ Shantanu

    This is a game that Sir Isaac Newton would approve without batting an eyelid.

  • Brad

    Anyone remember that old game that was on school and public library computers called, "The Incredible Machine"? That's what this game reminds me of and it's awesome.

  • Jared

    Puzzles for the engineer in all of us.

  • Barnassey

    This game when i first bought made put my phone down trying to figure the puzzles and when i finally did i was happy.

  • Sean Curtin

    I've only played a few levels so far but this idea is brilliant: ball-in-cup for the 21st century!

  • TinkeringAndroid

    Beautiful, fun, challenging, intensely satisfying, and it treats you like you've got brains. Thanks.

  • Rence

    Apparatus is a great, challenging game that really allows you to use your imagination.

  • http://www.spiceview.com Bevon

    Great game. My son loves the challenge. It actually have him sitting there trying to figure it out rather than causing a ruckus around the house.

    I know it makes him smarter.

  • ben

    Apparatus is the only reason why I want an android phone!

  • Justin Moore

    This game is like Armadillo Run on steroids.

  • JJesus C

    A fun brain challenging game that really challenges you

  • JackEmerson

    I once spent a whole hour on the toilet playing this - note, the deuce only took a few minutes.

  • Aaron

    Awesome game, especially if you have a lot of time to kill!

  • will

    wow looks awesome

  • Tan Ping Yang

    I thought it'll be a time killer but it ended up as an addictive brain cell killer!

  • Matt Fura

    Apparatus is the reason the Rovio Birds are "Angry". It's just that good.

  • Nouman

    If you haven't played this game then you haven't experienced life.

  • Sanat Puri

    I never thought putting a ball in a bucket would be so much fun! The best way to enjoy using your brain!!

  • Robert

    Just tools are not enough - what you really need is apparatus!

  • Matt S

    Apparatus is a physics-based sandbox invention game where you use creativity to solve problems. Fantastic game!

  • Piyush Parulkar

    A game which needs a "BitHack" right in your brain..this game needs thinking as fast as a metro train.. :)

  • Darren

    Work both your creative and intuitive side, along with your logical problem solving side at the same time all while having fun!

  • Aaron

    Build, fail, repeat - Apparatus will make your brain explode - in a good way!

  • Daniel Slaven

    Awesome game, had to play on my wife's phone, couldn't run on my ascend (I need an upgraded phone).

  • Denis

    Beauty, Freedom, Brilliancy - that's what feelings I got when playing Apparatus

  • Gaurav

    Apparatus is a game that is in a class of its own,it's a wonderfully polished physics construction set with depth and a feature list to rival many console releases.

  • Cecilia Olvera

    Without Adjectives, this turns on your mind and never stops to create (own experience).

  • Rajaram Janardhan

    Festo-mood non-stop,Santa's Soul4Gaming burst with dreamy 'creamwich' joys. :-)

  • Elwyn L.

    Excellent brain teaser!

  • Joe B.

    How Do You Roll?

  • Aaron Longoria

    Excellent game, fun, and a great way to spend some time using your brain. 5/5!

  • Rey

    This is a fantastic physics-based game. I am always up for destroying stuff. Very challenging!

  • https://www.facebook.com/Letifercito Letifer

    Lego+ physics+ apparatus+ android = pure awesomeness!!!

  • Raviteja

    This the Best game and One of my Favorite Game

  • Kevin

    Apparatus - The skill game that has the whole world saying: "Rube Gold-who?"

  • Remco

    The coolest gadget freak's game ever.

  • Mike

    This is a great game for those who like to use their heads, with the nostalgic fun of Mousetrap or Construx.

  • gaijinboricua

    it makes my brain bigger from just looking at the video, i wonder how many IQ points you get from playing it.

  • Krish

    Apparatus is the best games I have played on my android tablet. Awesome graphics with fantastic physics.. Love it

  • Kalpana Janardan

    Jesus!All Stars team up,lead to addiction virtually to all generations for MORE FUN! :-)

  • andrew vincent

    this is one of the only games i can play for hours on end; i love it! if only i had a nexus to play it on =)

  • Kaz

    It's like playing robot basketball at Maker Faire without leaving the comfort of your couch (or toilet seat - c'mon, we all do it!)

  • Glenn

    Once you've played it, you won't want to put your phone down.

  • Krish

    Apparatus is the best game I have played on my android tablet. Awesome graphics with fantastic physics.. Love it

  • Joey Heck

    I love Apparatus! After the Amazon scandal, I bought the market version. It's SO great!

  • Jaymoon

    Pretty easy game to show off on my Evo 3D. Runs great, and demonstrates some pretty good physics!

  • Hooman

    A game as sweet as Ice cream sandwich ... Always loved it, just wondering how would it feel to play it on Galaxy nexus ...

  • brainimpact

    Apparatus: I'm of the view Its the Thinking Man's Game But my son Says Its weird Art in a box

  • Vince

    Creativity and ingenuity give Apparatus all the right pieces in all the right places!

  • Saifur Rob

    This should be more challenging than Portal/2.

  • mayur harkison

    I like the game, it really makes you think

  • Jerome C

    It's a very challenging and fun game!

  • Astria

    Great Game! makes u actually crack your brain to finish.

  • Jonathan

    The first few levels are easy enough, but after that it gets a bit complicated. When I finally get the ball into the bucket I can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Arun John

    Awesome nice game! Really challenges your brain.

  • ShekharS

    Awesome game...Love to exercise my brain with this Game!! :)

  • How Walker

    simple rules, but very challenging game. certainly can destroy an afternoon or 70

  • https://plus.google.com/105652260730187717963/posts erik

    Creative and challenging in the best ways possible.

  • Matt B

    Apparatus is quite the addicting and challenging game. Once you start playing, it's hard to put it down. Keep up the good work my friends.

  • Saswata Mohanty

    Apparatus is physics at next level, it tastes your creativity and patience like no other.

  • Sanj

    Stuff Angry Birds! Apparatus is Awesome :D very addictive game and loads of fun!

  • Shishira S M

    This game blows your mind in first place... Then it slowly reaches out to your cerebral hemispheres to mess around for some time & leaves you with sense of achievement...

  • Cory Crew

    An engineering students dream game...great to play, when you know you should be studying for that physics final.

  • sdf

    wicked game to play on the move!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ulises.valenzuela Redsmith

    Apparatus - making your inner Professor Butts's wildest dreams possible since 2011.

  • Zia Sheikh

    Awesome game. Proof is in 100% decline in office productivity. But well worth it!!! :-)

  • petchulio

    Creative and ingenious way to tickle my cerebellum while still having a free hand to hold my beer!

    • Paul

      Amazing game! Ridiculously difficult near the end though

  • Hector Munguia

    Very very difficult game, very interesting, addictive, great game

  • Alex

    a very fun game that is challenging at times!

  • Jason Ng

    Haha! I think it was easy but it wasn't really. Very interesting game!

  • Ben

    This game is fantastic! Got it during the 10cents deal last week. Great on the Kindle Fire.

  • Ross

    Apparatus is a fun game, but it gets REALLY hard and the Christmas update is awesome!

  • Andy

    Looking forward to use this app in physics class, it'll be a great educational tool!

  • Ahmad Nadeem

    Long story short:If you can complete apparatus easily,you can complete any puzzle game available on Android to date.

  • http://www.excloo.com/ maxexcloo

    A game in which you solve simple problems with complex machines of your own creation!

  • Matt Mihalik

    fun, addictive, and challenging!

  • chengels

    One of the most challenging and addicting games on android and a joy to play on a tablet.

  • Jordan

    Build creative contraptions to solve seemingly simple tasks in this mind provoking physics game.

  • Olliedcy

    Just the game for all the latent "Rocket Scientists" in the crowd!

  • ChaBuku Bakke

    Visually stimulating as well as mentally challenging. It's going to take me a while to put this one down.

  • Zahed

    Looks like i need to flex my brain muscles for this awesome game!

  • Statik

    This game is totally friggin rad.

  • DYong

    One of the best physics-based puzzle games I've seen to date!

  • Remeez Persent

    Totally genius, will keep me busy and probably my kids as well.

  • binjamin

    simple, creative, and fun.

  • Rhett

    It provides an awesome challenge with addicting gameplay and great re-playability. Please keep the updates coming!

  • Jason

    A game that actually makes you think...something that an iPhone user could never figure out.

  • Henry5

    Physics has never been funny as it is now with Apparatus.

  • http://www.nonshape.com raph

    this is one of those games i'll be playing constantly whenever i have time.

  • Tejas

    It's an awesome game.. brings back memories of The Simple Machine.. but improves on it.. nice, simple, smart..

  • Dan

    Easily the best physics game on mobile. Bar none, in fact compared to this no others could be considered physics.

  • Alexander Genvarev

    Excellent graphics, creative and interesting design. Requires knowledge of physics.

  • Phil

    I can't tell you how fun this game is - my brother and I spend hours trying to figure out the solutions. And it's inspiring us to build them in real life!

  • rony

    You think you have tried everything in games,ya?
    So try Apparatus. Beyond imagination.

  • Richard Chao

    As the Android fans play, Apparatus keeps the Alzheimer's away.

  • Walt

    I ACTUALLY BOUGHT THIS GAME and It is visually stunning and addicting. :) Merry christmas and thank you.

  • Jerrel T.

    This game is beyond addicting.
    In fact, I'll never know another moment of happiness...

    Two thumbs up!

  • DannyDarko

    Tons of fun and straight Bind Moggling!

  • Michelle

    For a girl that usually doesn't play games, I coughed up the money to buy this monster and haven't regretted it. Keep up the good work!

  • Matt

    Amazing game. I've been playing it for a while. Definitely something fun and original in the world of physics-based games. Usually I get bored after a level or two with games like this, but they manage to keep the levels interesting enough to make me want to play this ALL the time. Kudos

  • Andrey Zarubin

    The best game to break your skillful mind! =)

  • Terrance

    It's challenging, fun, addictive, and made me realize I'm more creative than I thought.

  • Tony

    I can't afford to buy it :( but from what I have heard from my family it is great...I kind of need an Android phone to play it so I'm hoping I can win one...:( happy holidays.

  • Kumar

    Apparatus - Addictive, Creative and fun way of physics without the study part ;)

  • VikkD

    Love of physics and gaming brought together in a great way. Simply mind blowing.

  • Q

    I never liked physics games (like the fowl one) until I played Apparatus!

  • John Stephen

    oh Mann..! this is very Addictive game ever!
    for puzzle game lovers, u should try this one! trust me :)
    *poking ur shoulder*

    i always spent more than hour to play this game :p (it's recommended for a time killer)
    10cents? WORTH IT!!

  • Brey

    I just want to say, that this game is great on my current phone, but would SHINE on the galaxy nexus. The physics in this are so addicting! Thank you for all of your hard work,Apparatus. Ill see if you have any other games too!

  • skmpowdjy

    Combining virtual physics with LEGO-like building just to see what happens; pure creativity.

  • http://vixdom.com Vikram Mohan

    If you loved (and still do) your lego blocks, spent countless hours playing 'The Incredible Machine' on your ol 386 PC and loved World of Good now... you *MUST* try Apparatus.

  • LuisLA

    I've had this game for a while and I love it. Its about time developers make games that are challenging and helps build your brain in the process!

  • Dan

    Sometimes Apparatus drives me up a wall, but it is a wall of my own building.

  • http://blog.rabidaudio.com Charles K

    finally, an Armadillo Run-type game for Android. And it looks pretty, too!

  • Courtney

    This game is the bomb! Loving the graphics. Its challenging but thats never a bad thing :) the price is not enough for such a great game. Like McDonalds...IM LOVIN IT!