11 March, 2008

So you think your a good Engineer?

A 2007 Independent Games Festival finalist, Armadillo Run is a fun, unique game that tests your creativity, knowledge of physics, and engineering skills to win. Armadillo Run presents you with a series of more and more complex puzzles to solve -- using a selection of building materials with various characteristics, build a way for the Armadillo to escape.

Building materials? Armadillo? It's not as crazy as it may sound. First, the Armadillo is just a round ball. And, your materials include the following:
  • Metal bars
  • Rope
  • Cloth
  • Sheet metal
  • Elastic
  • Rubber
  • Rockets

Oh, and you are given a budget too; you don't get those materials for free. Finally, you have the ability to set tension and a timer that will break a connection free. Combine this with increasingly difficult, 50 levels of play, plus 10 bonus rounds, and we're talking many hours of brain struggling fun.

Think this might be for you? You can try the demo for free, and buy for only $19 USD. Oh, and it's less than 2mb in size -- no worries about eating up a huge chunk of your hard drive. And the recommended PC specs are minimal too:
  • Windows 95 - XP
  • 1GHz CPU
  • 128MB RAM
  • OpenGL-compatible graphics card
You think you're up for the challenge? See how much you can complete before running to the Internet for hints.

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