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    What is Machinations?

    What is Machinations?


    Machinations is the browser-based tool to design and balance game systems.

    Game designers can:

    • work collaboratively on their game systems
    • simulate outcomes
    • balance parameters on the fly
    • showcase their ideas to the team and the world

    All that, even before writing a single line of code.

    If working on a game or learning/teaching game design you can use Machinations to:

    • Game designers who want to reduce iteration time by up to 90%
    • Producers who want to save on production time and predict KPIs accurately
    • Consultants who want to efficiently communicate their ideas to clients
    • Developers who want an easy way of “translating” game design to code
    • Analysts who want a tool for rapidly predicting KPIs and outcomes
    • Professors who want a dedicated framework for teaching game design
    • Students who want to develop a promising set of skills to build a career upon

    87% of our users say Machinations helped them drastically reduce guesswork.

    Machinations uses a Turing-complete visual language. It provides you with the power of multiple simulations (Monte Carlo) at a click of a button. No macros or code. This results in an easy way of identifying weaknesses in your game design.


    82% of our users attested to Machinations helping them save time.

    On average, our users said Machinations increased their productivity by 50%. For some of them, this goes up to even 90%.


    62% Machinations users said it helped them improve team communication.

    Machinations uses a game-centric framework & language. The diagrams themselves are dynamic. You can instantly visualize the flow of your design. Anyone involved in a task has a clear vision of the end goal.


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