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Bringing an incredible art style and steampunk-inspired puzzling fun to Android today, Hothead Games released Machinarium to Google's Play Store.

Machinarium puts players in a "world of robots," requiring quick wit to solve puzzles, work through challenges, and complete various mini-games to help the protagonist Josef save his robotic girlfriend in the city.

If you're wondering why the game looks visually amazing, it's because the graphics are completely hand-drawn. The artistic style of Machinarium is undoubtedly impressive, and adds a ton to the overall experience.

Besides amazing, thoughtful graphics, Machinarium features "an award winning and original soundtrack," ensuring great gameplay without even taking into consideration the various brain-teasing puzzles you'll need to solve to progress through the game.

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One thing of note, however, is that Machinarium appears only to be compatible with tablet displays for now, at least according to the Play Store. The game also requires a 159MB additional download to install.

That being said, Machinarium looks to be a great game, both artistically and for its sheer playability. If you take one look at it, it's no wonder the game has won "Excellence in Visual Art," "Best Independent Adventure," and a handful of other awards.

The game will run you $3.99 in the Play Store, but if you're into beautifully-crafted indie games and some light puzzling, Machinarium is definitely worth checking out. If you'd like to try the game out before buying, though, you can play in-browser here.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://twitter.com/jefmes Jeff Messer

    It looks like it's loading fine on my Galaxy Nexus, we'll see if it actually plays.

  • Mike Wallace

    Just checked, it's compatible with my GNex

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Indeed, it is, but not with any of my other phones. They're probably filtering by resolution, my guess is they want at least 720p.

      I sideloaded the review APK onto my SGS II, and while it was playable, it was weird and clearly not meant for that particular resolution.

      • http://www.androidportal.sk/ Lukas

        Interesting, perhaps add this to your news so people stop wondering why their device isn't supported?

      • Lefty2717

        I guess it may be time to upgrade! Besides tera games there has been very few apps I could not get on my E4GT.

        • Lefty2717

          *Tegra. SwiftKey strikes again!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    This game is absolutely fantastic. You can actually try it here in your browser: http://machinarium.net/demo.

  • Loren Cogar

    Oh man, this game is awesome!!  Soo glad to see it hit Android!!

  • James Jun

    I was just looking at this game an hour ago in Double Fine's Episode 1 Documentary! Wondering what it was!

  • Sven Enterlein

    I loved this game on my PC! I even had the artwork as background for the longest time. Very very well done. Should check it out on Android since I forgot most of the puzzles already.

  • Guest Yo

    This is a no brainer. Must have. must buy!

  • Lyn

    Bought this game a while back for the PC, finished and loved it. Gorgeous aesthetics! Excited to see it on Android as well.

  • Lyn

    Bought this game a while back for the PC, finished and loved it. Gorgeous aesthetics! Excited to see it on Android as well.

  • spydie

    works on galaxy note

  • TheWhiteLotus

    Works well on my Galaxy Nexus, but it isn't full screen and it is stuck in portrait mode even though it appears to be landscape.

  • Kai

    Not compat with my SGS2.
    Well my afternoon has freed back up :-)

  • Karandevilocs

    i just requested this game for androids last month in their website AND here they are!

    They Are Prefect!

    • Fuckyou

      They clearly ported the game for you.

    • Love Aminata

      So did I after their country got added to the list of publisher countries!

  • Anon

    "incompatible with all of your devices."link to the apk, anyone?

    • Adam

      That's piracy. Wait till it's compatible, then support the developers.

      • sign38

        You're piracy. 
        Who  gives a  shit. 

        • Sumatori-kun

           Developers who are hestitant to develop for Android, that's who.

      • Anon

        fuck piracy, i paid for this like 2 times in indie bundles :D

        • Sumatori-kun

           Then you should ALREADY HAVE THE .APK. :P

  • Dipish

    Amazing game, finished it two times on PC)

  • Enlapanlima

    Will this work on my Galaxy W?
    I don't want to waste my money on unplayable game.

  • LukasZachar

    Can't wait for Botanicula! These guys are amazing! Pure love.

    • himmatsingh

      Yea agree, can't wait for Botanicula. I got it from Humble Bundle, but point-and-click on PC just doesn't seem like my thing. But using touch to navigate on a tablet would be...perfect!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000308704523 Andrew Leatherbarrow

    I've bought this game about 4 times now (once on Steam, once in a Humble Bundle, once for a boxed copy, and once for a gift for a friend), and I'll probably buy it now for Android too. It's such an amazingly good game, everyone should get it!

  • Garbagedump481

    Works fine on the Note i717 (AT&T), and I'd assume the international version would work just as well.

  • Adam

    Not compatible with the Thrive. Bah. :(

  • Griffin Tran

    Wish the HTC Rezound is supported...just played the demo and it was simply stunning!

  • MAINEVENT23

    Beware, I played this game on PC and a few of the puzzles are a bitch to solve.

  • John

    Too bad they don't know the pinch to zoom... Unplayable on a phone screen !!!

  • Guest

    must be on galaxy s2

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