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Friends To The (Bitter?) End: The Girl And The Robot

It cannot be stated enough that RPS readers are quantifiably the coolest humans (and/or other flora and fauna) on planet Earth (and/or all other planets to which RPS is broadcast). I could trot out all the census data and effusive testimonials from literally every person I’ve ever spoken to, but instead I’ll just point to reader GamesInquirer’s recommendation of The Girl and the Robot in my recent post about stunning vaguely Ico-ish pretty-pretty Toren. On that suggestion I watched the trailer, and sure enough, it looks quite delectable, like a brain-tickling, heart-warming fusion of Ico‘s two-character puzzles and some almost Dark Souls-y combat. Have a look-see (or whatever you call it on your planet of choice) below.

Unsurprisingly, The Girl and the Robot is a game about the adventures of a girl and a robot:

“The Girl and the Robot is a third person action/adventure game set in a fairy tale world. You take on the role of a young girl trying to escape from a castle ruled by an evil queen. On her way, the girl meets a mysterious robot that she can control by using a magical pendant. Together they encounter many challenges that test the strength of their new found friendship.”

Friendship! Horses tell me that it is magic. Well-placed horses, even.

You can already grab an alpha version via Desura or the Humble Store, though I’m not sure if I recommend it given that TGATR is a single-player story-based to-do. It has a tale to tell, but it still needs to rehearse in the mirror for a bit before it’ll truly be ready to bind you with spells. The developers also recently hinted at a Kickstarter, so probably expect that sooner or later.

Even as is, though, TGATR seems to be on the right track. I will intently watch it with my Intrigue Spectacles. Will you?

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