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Eclecto

Jun. 14, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I'd really like to see a level pack for this game some time in the future. Anyone else agree?

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Ace_Blue

Dec. 28, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) This game is seriously underrated. 5'd and favorited

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planswalker

May. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) if your solutions cannot handle any possible permutation, then it is possible to build one which can. but, of course, that would require THINKING through the algorithm instead of just solving towards a specific pattern. it shouldn't matter which ones show up. all of them can be constructed into open-ended machines that will accept all correct (and only correct) answers. you are correct that good puzzle games are not trial-and-error based. this one is algorithm based and becomes trial and error when you try to solve for the specific patterns instead of the algorithm behind it.

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HookedonOnyx

Feb. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) THIS GAME PLEASES THE MALEVOLENCE ENGINE. THE MALEVOLENCE ENGINE WOULD RATE THIS A FIVE IF THE MALEVOLENCE ENGINE WAS NOT BUSY DESTROYING YOUR LOVED ONES.

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Ghigno

Jun. 28, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Ok, i found what Malevolence does.. it can detect if a solution is faulty, and it will tell you in the most sadistic way, by presenting you a tape with a combination that WILL fail. Smart AND evil :(

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Evi1M4chine

May. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) If you like this, you gonna love SpaceChem. Really, no spam, I just love the game. But beware as it’s as hard as it is fun.

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Zonvolt

Jan. 3, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) I lkie how the sequences seem random, but in truth the machine knows exactly what is wrong with my construction and sends the sequences that exploit my error.

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LeppyR64

Dec. 12, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) "The Malevolence Engine sees what you did there. THE MALEVOLENCE ENGINE IS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. CHEATER." LOL! I love it.

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Slain087

Sep. 11, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Having just unlocked Engineers! I have no choice but to laugh at what you have to do - build a testing machine to test robots that build testing machines that test robots. Also, I doubt they're quite as harmless as the company states.

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Cheezrulz

Sep. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @cronft No it isn't. You don't have to be a programmer to be good at this game. It has some programming logic, but not thousands of lines of obscure code that comes with actual programmind. It's a puzzle game. You've been playing too much Toss the Turtle.

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Rain_King

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This is like "Finite state automata: the game". Excellent!

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andidusza

Nov. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) What a fun way to learn about Turing machines! :)

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DV5000

May. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This game, every year or so I go back after I play another great puzzle game because this is the best puzzle game I have seen in forever.

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DerDreckigeDan

Oct. 4, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @J4AWildstar This is no flaw. All problems are solvable. Yes, you can solve Androids for infinite sequences. "It wants blue followed by the same number of red, so I try clearing it and reprogramming blue red, and it's not happy" This is the wrong way. You are supposed to check the string in that level, not change it. for example if the input is "bbrr" then it should be accepted. If it is "brrbrb" it shall be rejected. Changing a string in a level where you are only supposed to check it for specific properties won't influence your result. Hope I could help.

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diabwolf

Sep. 18, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Oh how i want to kill you , malevolence engine , but you compliment me so well when i succeed , i'll spare your life for now

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IceNomad

Jul. 15, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) THE MALEVOLENCE ENGINE IS PLEASED WITH YOUR OFFERING OF TEARS.

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djpawl

May. 24, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Well, for Orphanim the easiest way is still to use binary substraction (compare strings 'upwards' from the last bit, and keep track of the carry. By the way people, if you're interested in sharing solution, go to this thread: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/3-general-gaming/topics/90661-manufactoria-walkthrough-optimization-thread?page=1 ThirdParty has posted a very nice solution for Orphanim there that runs in 37 seconds, and I believe many of you have something to share too. Keep this comment up if possible.

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Zuf0601

Dec. 8, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) The Malevolence Engine is the dream compiler -- finds a breaking case whenever you submit something wrong.

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RRS1980

Jan. 28, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) This game should be used as a teaching aid for programming classes.

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DragonRyu

May. 11, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) TIP: you can make brdiges with conveyours by holding SHIFT when placing them.

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manicalpizzadude

Mar. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm stuck on the third level. Good god, games like this and Codex of Alchemical Engineering make me realize how stupid I am.

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shoby

Jul. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) KalebGrace, you are wrong- an empty string or a string of a length of 1 actually is alternating colors. To prove it, here is the definition of alternation- the following rule must apply for a string to be alternating: 'for any given object in the string, the following object must not be from the same kind of it's predecessor '. For this reason, string of the length of 0 or 1 suffice the rule above in the 'empty way': for any object in a string of a length of 0 or 1, there is no following object, and there can't be two sequential objects from the same kind. And that's why an empty string or a string of a length of 1 is alternating colors.

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Slain087

Jun. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @Orangatuan: OUTPUT means that _all_ of the robots must be accepted, ACCEPT means only the robots that match are accepted. That should make things easier to understand. As for hints, the game's freeform enough so that multiple solutions are easily possible, if varying in efficiency. Just walk your way backwards through the problem and figure out what needs to be checked and what needs to be changed.

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meebee70

Feb. 19, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) wait, you can flip the branches with space?!

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joe6pack

Sep. 16, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) kilreff45, you're supposed to make a machine that will work for any possible code the game can possibly give you, the game tests hundreds of possible codes but it doesn't show all of them to you because that would take forever. If you get one wrong, it will show you one that fails, if you make a machine that works for every code, it will just show you one or two of the successes.

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HwoDragon

Jul. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I love this game. It stomped on my preconception that I had half-decent logical reasoning skills. Every time I look at a puzzle, I think; "Oh, that's easy!" And then half an hour later, I'm staring at the same puzzle, thinking, "Well, if I try THIS approach, I'm SURE it will work!"

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Maniacbob

Jan. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Good game but devilishly difficult, I like it. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. I think the game would benefit greatly from better tutorials or game explanation.

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Censha

Aug. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Love the learning aspect of the game. Great way to teach Finite Automata.

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freewig

May. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I like how I made a big huge U of B/R branches on the robo-children level that runs in O(1) time, and the malevolence engine says "I see what you did there" and considers me a cheater. It runs in constant time, so I don't care that it couldn't handle strings longer than the perimeter of the workspace :-P

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EphY

May. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Being outsmarted by such a clever puzzle game is a great feeling.

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Strybjoern

Aug. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Why is it called the 'MALEVOLENCE ENGINE'? This engine ist the best creation ever! It finds every single mistake and assures that your machine works for all possible input. People who feel offended by the 'MALEVOLENCE ENGINE' are bad scientists.

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VortigonX1

Jul. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The tutorial is kind of hard to figure out, can it explain the basics more?

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Hyperion98

May. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Anyone have the solution to robocats? I'm a *complete* noob

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turingnow

Mar. 9, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @bachan press the shift key while you click

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frxstrem

Dec. 25, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I love this game! You might not even realize it, but this game actually teaches you how real computers work, in a fun and interactive way.

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Jenaf

Dec. 14, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) on #Turing_compleetness : this game would be Turing complete even without green and yellow. one would not even need briges. you can easyly implement bitwise cyclig tag (BCT) with is known to be turning complete.

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hiperson134

May. 17, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Very challenging, yet creative. one of the few recent games to impress me. I also like some of the humor, as in robo toast's description :D 5/5

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Zwarn

Jul. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This game needs to be more popular. This game needs badges.

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koldo27

Jan. 21, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) If they are certain enough of what robots are "good" to correct me when I do it wrong, then why did they hire me in the first place?

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kamyra

Mar. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I really, really love this game. I just wish building space wasn't so limited. In some levels finding the perfect layout is more of a challenge than the logic itself.

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greatzar

Aug. 13, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) You really should have placed tips about bridges (hold shift while placing conveyor) and flips (press space before placing branch) in tutorial and Controls section. I've redone a couple of tight levels from scratch because I didn't know about flips and bridges >_

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clonedcow

Sep. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Finally finished this game after a few years!

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CJProductions

Jan. 15, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) My program almost works, there's just a small error. I know how to fix it, too, but I don't have the space. Maddening.

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Turtlegods

Sep. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) My only complaint about the game is the interface. It is unclear what everything does at the very start of the game (the tutorial is meh at best) and even after several runs the buttons don't feel intuitive. Also the messages from the malevolence engine should stay up for longer as they are beautifully horrid. Overall great game that makes me feel dumb.

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Stratigon13

Aug. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This game makes my brain hurt so GOOD.

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glfootballmlb21

Jul. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Reminds me of debugging programs, which is tedious and annoying, but yet very rewarding.

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xfall123

Jan. 2, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) very good game, original idea... just WAY over my head. 5/5

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codysaidhi

Oct. 2, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Apparently robotoast is incapable of being erroneous.

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Leviathans_Fury

Jul. 26, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) This game is great I reset all my levels because I found that I mmaaaaay have been cheating too much. Cheating is like weed, you say "oh just this one time" and suddenly you're doing it every chance you get

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Eclecto

Jun. 11, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Ok, geniuses, I created my own level for you all to try. Can you solve this one? ?ctm=Triskaphobia;Accept_only_multiples_of_3!;bb:*|br:x|:*|bbrbb:*|bbbbbbbr:x|bbrbrrrrrbrb:*|rrrbbbrbbbrrrbrbbrbbr:*|rrrbbbrbbbrrrbbrbbrbb:x;11;3;1;

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