Are you a fan of cool robots, programming, and pretty art? If so, Alex Butler over at Big AB Games may have something for you. Robo Instructus is their programming-puzzle game that boasts an artful aesthetic and a compelling sci-fi story. You can even sign up for a beta version of the game free-of-charge via the Robo Instructus website.
In Robo Instructus, players will discover a hidden language and explore the spirit of creativity - learning to program a salvage robot on a forgotten alien world. As players unravel the robot's functionality, they will learn new programming commands, allowing them to remotely manipulate the robot through a range of hostile and dangerous environments, uncovering an intricate web of sci-fi storytelling along the way.
As your code becomes more efficient, so too will your strategic options - opening up a multitude of ways to overcome each challenge and delve deeper into the game's desolate world.
Players who participate in the game's beta will also have a chance to get a copy of the full game when it launches later in the Summer.
Check out the announcement trailer for Robo Instructus below.
Alex Butler, a solo developer, said:
"Each puzzle in Robo Instructus asks you to not only get your robot somewhere, but to properly articulate every step in how it gets there. Succeed and you can embrace a sort of narrative archaeology as you uncover the game's secrets.Robo Instructus will launch via Steam in the Summer of 2019. The free beta version is available now - sign up via the Robo Instructus website.
So players are learning the game's programming language, inventing solutions, finding new tools and piecing together the story of the world. At its core, though, is the articulation. There's just a real thrill to translating your ideas into code and seeing them actually work. That thrill is a lot of what Robo Instructus is about."
What do you think? Does cute robot programming sound like your thing? Will you be signing up for the beta? Let us know in the comments!