Free Range Games and The Rube Goldberg Institute Unveil 'Rube Goldberg Workshop’ VR Game

New game is available for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro.
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May 19, 2023

Rube Goldberg Workshop
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The team at game developer, Free Range Games, in partnership with

The Rube Goldberg Institute

, has announced a new virtual reality game, “Rube Goldberg Workshop,” which is available for purchase for the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro. Rube Goldberg’s exclusive licensing agency, Brand Central, brokered the deal.

“We are proud to be partnering with The Rube Goldberg Institute for ‘Rube Goldberg Workshop,’” says Chris Scholz, chief executive officer, Free Range Games. “As game developers, we all at some point have drawn, watched or built a hilarious Rube Goldberg machine. The works of Rube have made an impact on every one of our lives. What’s a video game level if not an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine? With ‘Rube Goldberg Workshop,’ we’ll be continuing to make an impact on future generations of builders, inventors and game designers while bringing the Rube Goldberg brand into a new frontier of technology.”

Players can build machines using more than 80 different components in this sandbox building

game. “Rube Goldberg Workshop” utilizes mixed reality features in the Meta Quest 2 and Pro headsets to bring the game to life: by scanning the room and any surfaces the player wishes to use, the player can incorporate their real-world environment into their builds. Players can drop bowling balls from the top of their bookshelf, set off fireworks in their kitchen or turn their desks into a pachinko machine.

“We were so impressed with the Jenga AR game that we knew Free Range Games would be the perfect partner to create ‘Rube Goldberg Workshop,’ the ultimate Meta Quest VR Rube Goldberg experience,” says Jennifer George, chief creative officer, The Rube Goldberg Institute (and Rube’s granddaughter). “Being able to build a Rube Goldberg Machine out of thin air, in any size room – or even in the confines of your own bed – is one of the many miracles of the digital age. You can even build your machine around your dog, kids, the fridge or pet hamster! I know my grandfather would be gobsmacked.”

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