Rube Works: Rube Goldberg Game
By Electric Eggplant
“THIS APP IS AMAZING AND RICH ON SO MANY LEVELS.” —NSTA Recommends (National Science Teachers Association)
The first and only official Rube Goldberg puzzle game. Solve everyday problems in Rube’s trademark elaborate whimsical style by creating hilarious machines. Is pouring a glass of juice just too straightforward and boring? Try using a jack-in-the-box, magnifying glass, string and a cymbal-wielding friend to achieve your goal. The more creative your solution the better!
From award-winning designer David Fox, designer of the classic LucasArts graphic adventure game “Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders” plus SCUMM scriptor on “Maniac Mansion”.
Rube Works is widely adopted by a growing number of elementary and middle schools and is fast becoming one of the years favorite educational games. Aligned with CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), Rube Works is a standout app that effortlessly bridges the worlds of gaming and education.
• Only official Rube Goldberg game, based on his original cartoons
• GameCenter Achievements
• 18 Challenging Puzzles
• Beautiful Graphics
• Support for iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch 5, iPhone
• Aligned with CCSS/NGSS
• Text in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
“Fans of cause-and-effect puzzles should not miss this.” 5 Stars, PadGadget
“Rube Works puts a fun twist on learning.” —Common Sense Media
“A sharp, slick recreation of Goldberg’s artistic work that offers a unique and accessible puzzle challenge.” —Touch Arcade
“If you like building crazy contraptions, you’ll love this app.” —CNET
“…Electric Eggplant has done a great job converting Rube Goldberg’s work” —Pixelvolt
“A challenging and fun game that can also teach the user about physics and logic, while not appearing to be an educational app… I highly recommend this beautiful and well made app.” —iPhone Life
“I highly recommend this app for the budding engineer or those with a knack for making contraptions!” —Teachers With Apps
“Highly recommended!” —The iMums
Also available on the Mac App Store.
Designed and Produced by Electric Eggplant. Engineering and Art by Kalani Games. Produced by Heirs of Rube Goldberg. Originally published with Unity Games.
ABOUT ELECTRIC EGGPLANT
Founded by David and Annie Fox in 1992, Electric Eggplant has consistently garnered kudos on its games, educational software, and books and apps for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his game design career in 1982 at Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts). During his decade there he helped invent the classic point-and-click graphic adventure genre. David is the Game Designer and Executive Producer on “Rube Works”. ElectricEggplant.com
ABOUT KALANI GAMES
Kalani Games is a game design & development studio in Austin, Texas. Founded by industry veteran, Kalani Streicher, Kalani Games has developed games for mobile, social and online platforms, pushing the boundaries of original, innovative and new game play experiences. KalaniGames.com
HRG (Heirs of Rube Goldberg) is a family-run company led by Rube’s granddaughter, Jennifer George. Their mission is to raise awareness of Rube’s work and to license the intellectual property to appropriate entertainment and media partners who will remain true to the spirit of her grandfather’s legacy. HRG works in tandem with RGI (Rube Goldberg, Inc), the non-profit arm whose mission includes education outreach programs for students and tinkerers of all ages through Rube Goldberg Machine contests around the globe. RubeGoldberg.com
What's New in Version 2.0.1
• Minor bug fixes
• French and Italian translations now included
• iOS 11, 64-bit version. For 32-bit version, download earlier build.
• Corrections in German translation
• New app icon
Fun game but touch function to move pieces needs updating and it crashes
Lot of fun to see the rube goldbergs come to life. Needs a few fixes though
game breaking bug
this game is super fun but is unusable on iPhone X models due to the inventory overlapping the bottom of the screen. when you try to take an item out of your inventory the phone thinks you are swiping home or between apps. please fix! this breaks the game on level 7.
Sadly not enough levels!!
Great game and addictively fun, but really... only 18 levels? I could not give it more than three stars for that reason. Odd a developer released this game over 4 years ago and still no new levels. The game is NOT worth more than $.99 and I sadly paid $2.99 for this.
- $2.99 ea. (1-19 units)$1.49 ea. (20+ units)
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 12, 2017
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 253 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Electric Eggplant
- © Electric Eggplant and Heirs of Rube Goldberg, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.Device-Assignable