Omg, what a great find. I remember receiving Incredible Machine 2 on a CD for Christmas when I was around seven or so and as soon as my siblings and I loaded it up, we could not stop. I especially loved the splash screen. I always wondered who Jeff Tunnell was – I imagined him as this pleasant guy with a mustache, super smart with a quirky, fun side to him. So it’s kind of amazing to hear from him and to read that he had made other games before this and that they were so different. I’m really glad that it was such a hit!
Playable on archive.org
The great thing about this game is that as a child it’s just fun to put random stuff together and see a ball bounce around. It has high ‘sandbox potential’.
Although i could never figured out most of the puzzles past the early easy ones.