Puzzle Design

A Machineers puzzle is a machine unique to the game world, but that usually has some relation to a real-world object. Puzzles include objects such as an arcade machine that operates mechanically; a door lock in which players manipulate the pins to open; and a castle that rises from the ground. Players see the inner gears, belts and other components that operate each machine, and they draw those same elements from their toolbox to repair the machine and fulfil a unique goal. One such puzzle has players repairing an Archimedes screw attached to a sensor to find and vacuum bottles from a flowing river.