By John Walker on May 7th, 2010 at 5:23 pm.
I’m trying to think of a way to link the new puzzle/adventure game from Erin Robinson and Dave Gilbert, Puzzle Bots, to a hung parliament in the UK election… Right, okay, here we go. In this hybrid game you control up to five robots at once, who are all forced to work in coalition with each other in order to complete tasks that would otherwise be impossible on their own. Come on – that’s why they pay me the big bucks*. It’s a game that’s out today.
Here’s how publishers Wadjet Eye Games describes it:
“There’s a big secret at Dr. Hugo’s Factory for Making Robots. When the inventors aren’t looking, their tiny robots go on big adventures. They never expected to stumble onto a plot so diabolical it threatened their very existence. With lasers.
It all starts when Zander – possibly the world’s most absent-minded inventor – trips over a metal box buried outside the factory. When no-one can figure out how to open it, the robots sneak out and try it for themselves. What they discover is the first step to a grand adventure, leading to a mystery as old as the factory itself.”
It’s $15, so if you want to try before that buy, there’s a demo directly linked to here. And here’s a couple of trailers introducing two of the robots:
*The bucks are in fact tiny.