Two Sides of a Story
Machinarium is a point-and-clicking puzzle game developed by Amanita Design Ltd. It was launched on 16 October 2021 in Apple's App Store for both iOS and OS X, with the former running on a single screen while the latter using two monitors. From an objective viewpoint, the object of the game is to "fish" or "shoot" at the enemies with a range of weaponry that include bows, spears, bows again and arrows. The enemies are likewise arrayed in distinct species with differing strengths, abilities, etc. The challenges are further increased when using different weapons on each of the two screens, and the difficulty increases by unlocking more advanced weapons for use against the increasingly difficult challenges.
The story of the Machinarium revolves around a robotic dog named Mako who lives in the city of Metropolis with his owner Professorvaam. He resides there peacefully aside from battling rogue robots with the help of his robot friend Po. The story is set sometime during the future after the destruction of human habitat on Mars and the rise of Megatronus, leader of the Decepticons. As part of an agreement between the Transformers, who rule the human race, and the humans, Megatronus creates a new Transformer known as Bumblebee to guard the city of Cybertron. However, the Decepticons capture the legendary Optimus Prime and bring him to Earth in the body of a robot.
A mysterious interloper called the Renegade stole the formula of the powerful Omega Supreme Egg of the Transformers from the authorities of the Decepticon base and used it to create six new robots which attacked the humans on several occasions. However, Megatronus and the other Decepticon leaders were soon aware of this scheme and decided to eliminate the robots once and for all. This gave the humans the time they needed to put an end to Megatronus' plans once and for all. Meanwhile, the Autobots were struggling to make good use of the Omega Supreme Egg that contains the Matrix of All Creation in order to save the universe. The story of the Machinarium is therefore about two sides struggling to achieve their goals, with some good elements present in the mix of the narrative and the music too.