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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
    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 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.

    From the designer of World of Goo and the team behind Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 6, 2017
    80
    A heavily stylised game based on programming is hardly destined for universal appeal, but those who do fall into its niche will find plenty to love about Human Resource Machine. Whether you are unfamiliar entirely with computing, or a professional in the field, the charm on the game's surface is such that it's impossible not to fall in love with the cute characters and hilarious dialogue, even if it's all over a little too soon.
  2. 80
    The puzzles may get too complex at times, but Human Resource Machine is a game anyone with an interest in challenging puzzlers should play.
  3. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Feb 4, 2016
    75
    An interesting and painless way to dip a toe into the world of computer science without actually having to get your feet wet. [Issue #19 – January/February 2016, p.23]
  4. Nov 1, 2015
    70
    Human Resource Machine is a good game, bordering on great. It's just missing a few little tweaks.
  5. Dec 28, 2015
    70
    It's very well designed and it can help those without programming skills with their first steps in this world. It also does its job with very well implemented touch controls, but it will not be a significant challenge to players who already have programming skills and its 38 levels might feel too short.
  6. Dec 22, 2015
    70
    As a puzzle game or an introduction to programming, Human Resource Machine does a really good job, although everyone might not prove up to the task.
  7. Dec 8, 2015
    60
    All of the great things about the game, the music, the cutesy indie art design, the concept, and the humor…all overshadowed by a difficulty curve so steep that Lance Armstrong couldn’t bike up it if he was in his blood-doping addled prime.
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  1. Jan 9, 2016
    8
    Fun puzzle game about programming. The presentation is simple but ver charming and the game is fun to play. It gets very difficult in laterFun puzzle game about programming. The presentation is simple but ver charming and the game is fun to play. It gets very difficult in later levels, so I would only recommend this for people who like puzzle games. Expand