by Mike Lata
July 25, 2011
According to Pocket Gamer, the critically acclaimed point-and-click adventure title, Machinarium, is being ported from Valve's Steam platform to the iPad. The game was originally built in Flash and developer Amanita Design has been busy at work porting it for quite some time. "We want to bring it to iPad, but it won't happen soon as it's very complicated to rebuild the game with a completely new engine," they said last December. However, it now looks like the game may be coming next month. "It's almost finished, but we still need to fix a lot of small bugs and test it properly. It should be ready during the next month...hopefully," said Amanita Design's founder Jakub Dvorský. The game is a very interesting mix of puzzle solving and point-and-click adventure gaming. It has a dark, moody, and futuristic (or robotic) atmosphere. It has sometimes been described as a steampunk themed game. Your object is to locate various items throughout sections of the different levels, you must then combine them to move forward. You also have to cleverly manipulate the world around you. Machinarium should be a great fit for the iPad's touchscreen based controls. Look for it soon.