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  • Summary: The machines are coming... for your job. Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job. Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little officeThe machines are coming... for your job. Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job. Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you'll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations. Don't worry if you've never programmed before - programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1's and 0's and scary squiggly brackets, programming is simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you. Expand
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  1. May 16, 2017
    100
    While Human Resource Machine has made me want to throw my Switch across the room in frustration, it’s got a very fair and understanding difficulty curve which is very important for a game like this. Even if you’re awful at maths like myself Human Resource Machine is a must buy for anyone looking to kill a few hours in between Mario Karting sessions.
  2. Apr 6, 2017
    85
    Human Resource Machine is an original and clever puzzle game that allows you to design your own algorithms to improve your efficiency in the work, while you resolve a great variety of math challenges. It's a very special title, but it's not for everyone.
  3. Mar 31, 2017
    82
    Clever puzzlemix based on a fictitious programming language.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    Often too complex and obtuse in its teachings to cater to newcomer coders, Human Resource Machine is bound to push away some of its audience with unnecessary difficulty spikes. On the other hand, successfully wrapping my mind around a difficult problem and coming out victorious is an exhilarating feeling.
  5. May 1, 2017
    70
    Human Resource Machine is an unusual specimen, a puzzle game more intricate than most puzzle games, with a very demanding level of difficulty and which requires a certain mindset to be enjoyed. That being said, its puzzles are very challenging and its control system works perfectly, whether on handheld mode or with the Nintendo Switch on its Dock. The assignments could be more varied but for those who enjoy tough and difficult tasks and who are not intimidated by mathematical elements, Human Resource Machine is a gem and the Nintendo Switch is getting its shiniest version.
  6. Apr 21, 2017
    70
    Straddling a weird line between far too difficult and a touch too easy, Human Resource Machine has a very specific audience in mind and may not appeal to everyone with eyes on a low-cost Nintendo eShop title. But for what it is, Human Resource Machine presents a challenging diversion in the form of code string puzzling amid pleasing and amusing dystopian aesthetic. If this is the sort of mental challenge you like to carry around with you, by all means pick it up on the Nintendo Switch–it’s the ideal platform for such a game.
  7. Apr 7, 2017
    62
    Human Resource Machine is a game that aims to teach you basic programming. The one thing it fails at is that it forgets to teach - you will soon be tasked with puzzles that seem impossible, making this job-simulator game feel like a real chore. While aesthetically pleasing and certainly charming in an odd way, you will soon be eyeing up a career change.

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  1. Sep 17, 2017
    10
    This is a very good game that I would recommend for people that like puzzles and that is patient because it's not a game fun for everyone.TheThis is a very good game that I would recommend for people that like puzzles and that is patient because it's not a game fun for everyone.The graphics are simple but great, I love the music and when you finish a level it's so satisfying ! It's one of the best game I ever bought. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2017
    8
    Since there is a IOS version of this game it's not necessary to have it on the Switch but although it's just a touchscreen based game it fitsSince there is a IOS version of this game it's not necessary to have it on the Switch but although it's just a touchscreen based game it fits perfectly on the Switch!
    The first levels are very easy and good to find into the game but in the end they're getting harder and harder! I went to Level 32 without a problem and then it really started to get confusing because the task are getting very complicated! I tried and tried and after a solid amount of time I finished the level and was ready for the next but then it was basically the same, but even harder! And not to mention the challenges which might take a lot of time to solve.
    After all it's a pretty good game and I recommend it to everyone who's into puzzle and programming games.
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  3. Mar 16, 2019
    7
    Bem legal para ensinar uma base de programação para as pessoas. Os níveis mais altos são bem difíceis.
  4. Mar 28, 2017
    7
    Never played this game before I bought it on the switch. Since I used to study computer science it was easy to get into it but sometimes theNever played this game before I bought it on the switch. Since I used to study computer science it was easy to get into it but sometimes the game jumps in difficulty without giving you much help which could be problematic for the un experienced.

    They could 've added something like points or stats to give you a better view of how your doing but instead you just climb the ladder hoping not to get stuck on one puzzle

    Both the touch and the motion controls work fine and it took me about 3 hours to finish the game without doing the side puzzles.

    Could 've been better, but it's still decent.
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  5. May 30, 2017
    6
    Human Resource Machine is a fun, coding simulation game, and takes an interesting path on how to help you learn some basics into programming.Human Resource Machine is a fun, coding simulation game, and takes an interesting path on how to help you learn some basics into programming. You basically take the character and program in a set of commands in specific orders, and have him complete the puzzles. It consists of moving around numbers from one platform to the next in a certain order. I enjoyed my time with it, but the difficulty level ramps dramatically, and I don't think gives you enough time to move up without having some prior background knowledge into programming or coding. As well as this game started out, it was a bummer that it got to the point that I couldn't figure it out (which may just be a reflection on my own math skills), and the game doesn't have a good way to get hints or move on past a level you are stuck on. If you like math puzzles, then you will fall in love with this game, and if you are interested in programming then this is probably a must play, but otherwise I think most people will get stuck, or lose interest part way through. Tomorrow Corporation's quirkiness made it worth a shot to me, and the weird settings they play in add another level of interest to it, but the game doesn't really work for me. Expand