Homo Machina Takes Players on a Journey Through the Human Body
Not long after the launch of the street art puzzle game Vandals, French publisher ARTE has launched a new mobile puzzle game. Homo Machina is a highly stylized 2D puzzle adventure game inspired by the work of the influential German-Jewish physician Fritz Kahn.
Developed by Darjeeling, Homo Machina takes players on a journey through an industrial representation of the human body. Players will need to make sure that the all of the cogs that help the body run are working properly. That includes allowing the body to breathe, pump blood, and control emotions.
Fritz Kahn was a German physician who became famous for his illustrations of the human body. Some of these illustrations depicted the human body as a complex machine filled with numerous mechanisms and workers which serve as the inspiration for Homo Machina. A website dedicated to Fritz Kahn has more information on the scientist and infographics pioneer.
Homo Machina is $4.49 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and a trailer with more information:
In this narrative puzzle, players are plunged into an ingenious system of nerves, vessels and valves. The aim is to help the body function correctly in about thirty steps or so throughout the entire day. Each scene breaks down daily acts, such as opening your eyes, chewing a toast or listening to music, through seamless navigation and intuitive gameplay.
Interested? Check out the puzzle adventure game on Google Play.