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Playable demo acts as primer for upcoming Machinarium

Like other machines needing a good primer, now Machinarium has its own in the form of a playable demo just released.

The highly-anticipated adventure is the first full-fledged game from the creator of Samorost, in which players control a little robot cast out of a towering city into the outer junk-strewn wastelands. Solving a series of puzzles along the way, the robot must work its way back into the city, while players slowly uncover the reason for its predicament and the urgency behind its return.

For now, the demo is available from the German website DemoNews, but the language barrier isn't an issue. The game itself features no actual dialogue, so all you need to understand is "Download" and you're all set for grabbing the 31 MB sampler. The demo begins right at the start of the game, easing the player into Machinarium's gameplay through the first several levels.

For more information about Machinarium, be sure to check out our hands-on preview and pop over to the official website, where pre-orders are already being accepted. There isn't much longer to wait, either, as the game is due out on October 16th.

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Community Comments

Latest comments (6 total)

Great demo. Loved how you can get a hint as to what to do next. Not sure why I need to go through an arcade sequence for the walkthrough book though.
My only concern is that the game will be short.

Oct 2, 2009

Beautiful demo!

Oct 2, 2009

Game graphics are great.. just no voice or 3d graphics, so it is small.

Oct 1, 2009

This only came to my attention when the latest issue of UK mag GamesTM (out yesterday I think) gave it 9/10 and said it was as good as Grim Fandango. Whether that’s true or not, it intrigued me enough to want to try the demo at least!

Oct 1, 2009

The demo is only 36mb so i guess the game it self isnt much bigger in size . What does it mean about the game ? Very short with low graphics details ? I mean if the demo is only 36mb and i see ppl say the game is just the best ever i dont know….ill try the demo but 36mb makes me worry a bit about the full game .

Oct 1, 2009

Updated Demo Link (Until its more broadly Available):

http://www.demonews.de/download.php?id=1852&st=48000

Oct 1, 2009
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