Sometimes, for whatever reason, you’re presented with a game that makes you feel seriously, profoundly stupid.
Upon being introduced to Homo Machina, a video game homage to the work of Fritz Kahn, I had one of those moments of feeling really quite dumb and totally out of my depth. Art, my friends, is not one of my strong suits.
But as much as Homo Machina is an exploration of the work of a man who helped popularise infographics, it’s also a delightful puzzle game full of dry humour and clever interactions that will put a smile on the face of just about anyone.
The game sees you operating the insides of a human male, depicted as a factory in the style of Kahn’s drawings, and help your human get through a date.
It kicks off in the brain, where the CEO of the “factory” is barking out orders to various body parts, and jumps around between different teams in the body as they go through the morning routine.