Factsheet

Developer:
Lockpickle
Based in Helsinki, Finland

Release date:
2022

Website:
http://www.robotrygame.com/

Social:
twitter.com/Lockpickle
facebook.com/lockpicklegames

Description

Robotry! brings out a unique physics-based twist on 2D platforming. It has a physical movement mechanic, where legs are controlled directly by using the gamepad analog sticks. Walking, jumping, kicking and pushing buttons are all done simply by pushing the legs against different objects. You might think that it's frustratingly finicky, but the auto-balancing of the robot makes this relatively effortless. There's a learning curve, but it's smooth and satisfying.

The ability to grab and move things brings even more depth, adding actions like throwing, climbing and cranking. You might move like a glitchy toddler to start with, but end up more like an acrobat. And this is just the start, as the game keeps adding layers with new abilities and powerups. The game also rewards sandbox-like experimentation with plenty of discoverable secrets.

Features

  • The main story is available as both single player and co-op. Join or leave at any time.
  • Physically-based controls: walk, jump, climb, throw and crank using analog sticks
  • Versus modes including volleyball for 2 to 8 players
  • Explore distant planets together with orange astronauts called heebos
  • Robot customization

History

Robotry! is the second game of the indie game studio Lockpickle, based in Helsinki, Finland. From the beginning the concept included being able to move freely, but to actually make it work has been a major undertaking. After a year of development things have really fallen in place, and the robots move fluidly and in a way that really feels physical.

The game is currently in development, and will release on Switch, Xbox, PC and Mac. The first version will be launching during 2022.


Videos

Robotry! YouTube


Images

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cranking
heebothrow
robograb
robopair
withheebos

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Robotry_capsule_main
Robotry_capsule_vertical
Robotry_header_1500x500
Robotry_logo

Credits

Ville Paloheimo
Game Director, Graphics, Animation, Lockpickle

Olli Etuaho
Business & Development, Lockpickle

Harry Damm
Audio Design, Music, Level Design, Lockpickle