Noel Llopis of Snappy Touch and Miguel Friginal of Mystery Coconut Games have teamed up on an upcoming project called Casey’s Contraptions, a colorful physics-based puzzle game. 8-year old Casey must build crazy Rube Goldberg-like contraptions in order to solve the more than 70 levels in the game. Solving puzzles will unlock over 30 different items which can then be used in a level editor to create your own puzzles.

Casey’s Contraptions will also feature Game Center integration which allows you to see replays of how your friends solved the puzzles in the game, and they can see your solutions as well. Also, created levels can be shared via email so you can send out your creations for other people to take a crack at.

The developers have just released the official trailer for Casey’s Contraptions that shows off the many possibilities of the physics gameplay:

I’ve been a big fan of these types of physics creation puzzle games ever since The Incredible Machine way back in that long-forgotten era known as the 1990s, and Casey’s Contraption looks to be a solid take on the formula. The game is slated to launch on May 19th, and we’ll take another look at it then. Until that time, swing on by the upcoming thread in our forums for a discussion on Casey’s Contraptions.

  • Mmandich

    woot incredible machine business B]

  • JC

    Look really great! Good job guys, the game should be a hit.

    JC

  • Hobeerg

    When will you make videos viewable from iPad?

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Huh, all the videos currently on the front page play just fine on my iPad. We just use regular old YouTube embed code so it should be working.

      • http://profiles.google.com/hobeerg Arthur Shapoval

        Thanks for answer. It's strange, because that's how it looks for me: http://db.tt/negENRb
        Maybe you could help me find the problem?

      • Mrsmartiepants

        It works fine for me too.... I see you have the date listed next to the clock, perhaps if you're jailbroken something is messing up or you're on an incompatible firmware? It ought to just work...

      • http://profiles.google.com/hobeerg Arthur Shapoval

        Problem was in me disabling that awful native youtube app in settings. Because of that I could only watch new embed code videos.

  • Acid Raw

    Looks sweet, love these kind of physics games. I'd say there will be a few levels that will fry my brain to a crisp

  • realSFG

    It's like Crazy Machines.

    • Anonymous

      No, they all clone the incredible machine. I wish someone would remake the incredible toon machine. :)

  • Anonymous

    I hope it has a sandbox mode!

  • That Other Guy

    I'll freely admit that this looks fun, but - in my mind at least, there's a gap between 'loving homage' and 'clone', and this really feels like it falls on the wrong side of that gap; maybe it's the choice of physcical elements to fill the levels with, but seeing the still and then watching the video, this really felt like nothing more than a straight-up clone of Incredible Machine. We've had almost 20 years on that game now; there should be plenty of space for designers to innovate rather than just giving us something we've (more or less) already played...

  • Anonymous

    Looks excellent, I'm looking forward to this one. These contraption games often have a few UI issues as it gets tricky trying to place/rotate small items on an iPhone screen, but judging by the video it looks simple enough. Fingers crossed on that.

    Definitely needs a sandbox mode as the guy above said, I'd spent so long messing with that.