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The Machines

By Directive Games

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


**As featured in the Apple Keynote**

“The Machines may be Apple's most impressive augmented-reality showcase yet” - Eurogamer

“If you've only got enough money to spend on one AR game, then I'd probably make it this one.” - Pocket Gamer

“The Machines is a perfect example of the future of AR” - Macworld

“A must have ARKit game—Highly recommended and definitely worth its asking price!” - AR Critic
In The Machines, battle your friends in a breathtaking augmented reality world. Experience 3D sound, graphics, and gameplay like never before.

Use powerful abilities and perspective-based tactics to destroy your enemy's base and climb the global leaderboard.

Victory or defeat depends on your skills, strategic thinking, and ability to maneuver yourself and your troops in battle.
The Machines uses advanced technology to push the boundaries of visual fidelity. The battlefield has over 1.2 million polygons and uses 4k assets and physics-based rendering to bring you a beautifully immersive game.

Your position in the real world affects the audio you hear. Move closer for louder action or disappear behind a rock and audio bounces off, just like in real life.

Your physical position is the competitive edge in this augmented reality battlefield. Use super weapons and abilities tactically by aiming your phone and adjusting your position.

Claim your place at the top of the global leaderboards by defeating foes around the world. Outwit your opponents with balanced, strategic gameplay. A single player training mode is also available to gain experience.

Add friends via a unique invite link and challenge them directly to battle! Play against each other on the same table or anywhere in the world. See who is the champion on your friends leaderboard.
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What's New in Version 1.3.1

• You now get a notification when a friend sends you a challenge
• Fixed some user interface issues on iPhone X
• Updated translations
• Improved icons for OMS and super weapons
• Added leaderboard scores to the friends list


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Customer Reviews

(Updated) Multiplayer is working now...

Original Review: Purchased this game to play locally with friends and family during the holiday’s. After going through all the tutorials and getting all devices set up to play, the multiplayer map will launch just fine. However, the bases and “hero’s” do not load and map just sits there. I tried waiting for it, but nothing ever loads. Very disappointed in a $5 game that Apple praised as “revolutionary”, and doesn’t work as advertised.

***Updated: After swapping to another WiFi connection the multiplayer began working very well. I have been able to play against family over the past few days, and enjoy the capabilities of the game. The developer did contact me and worked to resolve the issue which is appreciated. However, the first couple of WiFi connections and the cellular signal were not adequate to handle this game over the air. The game is very engaging and entertaining, and the local multiplayer really makes it a great game!

THe AR does not work very well.

The AR is crap when running the game on the iPhone 8. (perhaps the iPhone X is better?) The game is unable to distinguish between near and far objects in the real world and so ends up overlaying the game board on top of everything in the camera frame.

For example, your leg gets in the camera frame? The game board draws over top of it in a way that completely breaks immersion.

Additionally, the game board never seems to really mesh well with the real world and always look like it’s floating weirdly on top of whatever surface has been selected. Basically, for an augmented reality game, it’s quite bad at augmenting reality.

Good game, graphics need work

This is a good game for iOS, but it needs some work. When I saw it at the Apple keynote, I immediately got it on my iPhone SE. The game is good, but I think that you should have the ability to move around the battlefield with your finger. Also, the graphics on other devices look pretty good, but on the iPhone SE it looks all fuzzy, blocky, and somewhat pixelated. If the developers could fix these two issues with the game, this would be a 5 star review.

The Machines
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 828 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.

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