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Author Topic: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)  (Read 1778 times)

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Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« on: May 22, 2015, 08:48:00 PM »
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Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend!

Now is the time to play and join in on all of the mind boggling fun. Just enter your email below and we will send you a game key.


Q: How do I get Contraption Maker for free?

A: Enter your email address below, and we will generate and send you a registration key. This is just so we can send you a key. You will not be signed up for our newsletter.

Q: Can I play for free after this weekend?

A: As long as you register this weekend, you will own the game forever. Even after the promotion is over.


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http://contraptionma...-maker-free-weekend/

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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 01:01:03 AM »
Thanks! It worked.

But what does this even mean?

ContraptionMaker Password.png

They tell me 2 rules, tell me my password matches 2 of 3 rules, then tells me 4 rules must be met.

I found some other weirdness with Home, Page Up, and Page Down inserting characters (the letter "k") instead of navigating the caret in the text fields.

These minor quirks aside, this looks to be a fun game!

« Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 01:18:39 AM by Deozaan »

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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 07:52:18 AM »
I bought this during the Steam winter sale. My 6-year old loves it. It's great with a touch-screen, especially. He can get the "easy" and some of the "medium" puzzles. It's from the same guy who made "The Incredible Machine" back in the day. You should see some of the "contraptions" that people have submitted - the detail and intricacy boggles the mind.

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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 09:06:07 AM »
On slow connections like mine, the installation procedure is a drag...and when you try to play the game, only then it starts to download the actual game ?!?

Not a good first impression. Don't know if this is common practice these days, but the one who thought this up deserves to be taken out back...
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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 10:06:38 AM »
On slow connections like mine, the installation procedure is a drag...

Just for a frame of reference, what is the speed of your 'slow connection'? What one person considers slow another may not.

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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 11:54:28 AM »
1Mbit ADSL fair-use-policy connection that costs 35 USD/month. And this is one of the cheaper ones here in Paraguay.

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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 12:38:17 PM »
Don't know if this is common practice these days, but the one who thought this up deserves to be taken out back...

It's not that uncommon for games that are frequently updated, such as MMOs. But I have to admit it's a bit puzzling as to why they chose to go this route.

I suppose it's a form of DRM. It won't download the game until you've verified with their servers (by logging in) that you legitimately own it.


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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2015, 03:12:31 PM »
They tell me 2 rules, tell me my password matches 2 of 3 rules, then tells me 4 rules must be met.

It said 2 of 3 character rules were met. The 4th is probably not a character rule.

Very likely these are the 4 rules:

  • at least 1 uppercase letter
  • at least 1 lowercase letter
  • at least 1 number
  • length (not sure what the requirement for this is)

While a password like Y0u would satisfy the first 3, it likely would not satisfy the 4th.

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Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015)
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2015, 03:53:58 PM »
They tell me 2 rules, tell me my password matches 2 of 3 rules, then tells me 4 rules must be met.

It said 2 of 3 character rules were met. The 4th is probably not a character rule.

Very likely these are the 4 rules:

  • at least 1 uppercase letter
  • at least 1 lowercase letter
  • at least 1 number
  • length (not sure what the requirement for this is)

While a password like Y0u would satisfy the first 3, it likely would not satisfy the 4th.

It looks like creating a password is a mini-game.