Based in Helsinki, Finland
Robotry! brings out a unique physics-based twist on 2D platforming. It has a physical movement mechanic, where legs are controlled directly using 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. The game also rewards sandbox-like experimentation with plenty of discoverable secrets.
- Physically-based controls: walk, jump, climb, throw and crank using analog sticks
- The main story is available as both single player and co-op. Join or leave at any time.
- Versus modes including volleyball for 2 to 8 players
- Explore distant planets together with orange astronauts called heebos
- Robot customization
Robotry! is the sophomore effort of the indie game studio Lockpickle, based in Helsinki, Finland. Starting to make a local multiplayer game in the middle of a pandemic could be described as a bold move, but that's the path that the studio chose in autumn 2020. Getting the physics-based movement right added to the covid-caused troubles. Early iterations of the robot were unwieldy and slow compared to the current game, but the studio knew they were onto something special, and stayed the course with the goal of perfecting the concept close to their heart.
The game is currently in development, and will release on Switch, Xbox, PC and Mac. The first version will be launching during 2022.
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