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Ancient machines

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Machines or other technology that has laid unused for thousands of years yet are still more or less operational.

18
games
8
platforms

Alternate name: Ancient technology

The first video game about Ancient machines was released on November 18, 2008.

Mastertronic and Electronic Arts has published most of these games

Considering that modern technology naturally corrodes, rusts, and otherwise falls to ruin in only a decade or few if not actively maintained, this obviously tells of supreme craftsmanship and materials, though commonly the time difference is ignored (e.g. no matter how treated a wooden waterwheel is, it won't survive hundreds of years, especially without maintenance).
Related:
* Precursors
* Alien technology - in case the machines are of alien origin and/or operate on principles that escape scientific explanation.