Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job.

- Included in the 'App Store Best of 2016'.
- A worldwide App Store Editors’ Choice.
- Winner of Excellence in Innovation by the International Mobile Gaming Awards.

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 creators of World of Goo and Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.


“Amidst the trend of instant gratification that the internet and gaming as a whole has perpetuated, having a game that both excels in its puzzles and also challenges your wider perception of it is commendable, and makes Human Resource Machine exponentially essential.”
- Touch Arcade 5/5

“Sometimes a game catches you by surprise. Be it with its ingenuity, its style, or its sense of humor. Other times a game catches you with all three, like Human Resource Machine.”
- Gamezebo 9/10

"Human Resource Machine Could Be The App Of The Year”
- Mobile n’ Apps

What's New

Version 1.0.6

minor tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Editors' Choice

Being able to write computer code is a supremely useful talent, but learning the basics can be a tough, tedious slog. Human Resource Machine wraps computer logic fundamentals inside a wonderful, whimsical puzzle game, full of cartoon conveyer belts and demanding managers. It’s so much fun you might not realise how much knowledge you’re soaking up.

Good game for coders


I have some experience solving programming problems, and I enjoyed the game so far (I'm on year 30 or so). But as others have pointed out, it is not a "casual" game. If you like puzzles and programming, get this title for sure! And then play World of Goo. Then SpaceChem.

Great touch controls, tough puzzles


Works really well on touchscreen devices. There are very few puzzle games that deliver the same level of satisfaction when everything goes right. I found the difficulty a bit uneven, but I'm not a programmer or engineer so most of the logic concepts were fairly new.


Experimental Gameplay Group
68.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2015 Tomorrow Corporation, LLC


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