I don’t even know what I did.

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December 19th, 2010 7:47 pm

So, I finished my entry, ROBOTS AMONG US. I think I spent some 12hrs or so on it. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to play it, and the game mechanics are kind of experimental, so we’ll see how that goes. I fear that it’s kind of dull, and impossible, and confusing. Let me know!

Robots Among Us - Progress GIF anim

The goal of the game is to navigate the crowds and avoid the evil robotic infiltrators. You can use the goggles to spot them (RMB). Move towards the CLUE which reveals the CLOAKING GENERATOR used by the robots. You need to blow that up with the C4. If you have time, you can pick up a one-time-use GUN, or pick up a DAMSEL.

Holding LMB will make you run, but doing so slowly increases your detection radius because you look suspicious. The goggles drain your health a little if you leave them on. On top of this, wearing them makes you stand out, and taking them on and off a lot looks suspicious too.

I wanted to do some painted arcade style borders and a title screen, but did not have the time (spent the last minutes on sounds). The sloppy source code is included in the zip. It was written in BlitzMax. I can compile a Mac version too if there’s any interest.

The game can be found here:
Robots Among Us

One Response to “I don’t even know what I did.”

  1. Arne says:

    At first I was worried that the game was impossible after level 3, but I just died 2 steps away from getting to level 6, which is the last level before the game repeats. The trick is to use the goggles enough to memorize the rough flow of the robots, maybe keeping the goggles on for longer periods of time while carefully navigating around.

    Running is mostly useful for avoiding getting into trouble… less so when you actually are in trouble because of the rapidly growing alert radius.

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