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Fantastic Contraption

iPhone version of machine-building puzzler now available.


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2009 – The game that allowed web users to create over five million amazing puzzles is now going mobile! inXile entertainment today announced the release of Fantastic Contraption™ for the iPhone™ and iPod Touch™. Available now on iTunes with the 21 original levels as well as the “All Star Pack” of 20 additional levels for the introductory price of $2.99, Fantastic Contraption™ is a physics puzzle game that challenges players to build a machine to solve a puzzle. The brainchild of independent developer Colin Northway, and named Game of The Week recently by, Fantastic Contraption ( was first released in July of 2008, and to date over 11 million people from almost every country in the world have visited the site, creating thousands of YouTube videos.

The Reviews from users on iTunes have been overwhelming:

• “This is by far a five star physics puzzle game…” - Cypher3378

• “Fantastic indeed!” - The Wa…

• “…even better than the PC Game…one of the best physics puzzle games ever made.” - Jonxwill…

• “I didn’t think they could do it, but they made a game better than Line Rider for the IPhone.” - Blood splatter

“inXile entertainment’s user generated content strategy focuses on products and web destinations that allow people to tap into their own creative ideas, and with the release of Fantastic Contraption on iTunes we are allowing this amazing internet game to go mobile,” said Brian Fargo, chief executive officer of inXile entertainment. “We know that people love to show-off their creations, much like an online Reality TV Show - that is joy of user generated content. Once players beat a level in Fantastic Contraption, they can easily download other people’s solutions or contraptions to see how they beat the same level. It is in that sharing of contraptions that player’s imaginations are stimulated and in the end, will provide iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ users with an almost endless supply of mind-blowing puzzles.”

In Fantastic Contraption, players build a machine from simple parts in order to move objects to a goal. Every level in Fantastic Contraption challenges players to solve puzzles anyway possible. Using basic tools consisting of nothing more than wheels and rods, players can create tanks, conveyor belts, catapults, slingshots, ramps, pulleys and whatever else the imagination can come up with in order to beat each stage. The iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ version of Fantastic Contraption will allow users to not only share the contraptions they have made to solve the built in levels, but they can use the level editor to create new levels and share them with other iPhone and iPod Touch users.

About inXile entertainment

Located in Newport Beach, California, inXile entertainment is a game development company that focuses on both licensed and original intellectual properties. Formed in late 2002 by Interplay Entertainment founder Brian Fargo, inXile entertainment develops for personal computers and the major console platforms including the Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft. Their products include The Bard's Tale, Line Rider and Fantastic Contraption. For additional information on inXile and its products, visit the website at

Line Rider and Fantastic Contraption are trademarks of inXile entertainment, Inc.

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Kirk Green

Gonzo Communications

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