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Robot Digger 3000

by fernandomdr - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a robot and need to dig and find a golden nugget.

You can perform a limit of moviments and can store a limit of instructions denoted by the robot's battery and memory.

To control the robot you need to program him using the left panels.

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tschery says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:37pm

kind of cool that you have the gameplay itself is coding, though I feel like this keeps away many ppl from actually playing / enjoying the game

LukeZaz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Always like the kinds of games where you play by programming, and this one pulls it off nicely, despite being so simple.

frankbsad says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:55am

I like this take on the theme, good work.

Sim00n says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:00am

I liked the game. I guess it's made for a small demographics but hey, us programmers need games for ourselves too. Cool concept.

eerongal says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:00am

interesting take on the theme!

Snicklodocus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:01am

This was pretty cool, although as a programmer I am biased. The puzzles were simple but well designed and paced. Only complaint is I wish the commands were shorter to type. Good job!

ElStevo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:02am

Good programming game ! I could be really fun with more polish and more commands

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:03am

Hi. Always liked the idea of games where player programs, is a tricky thing to pull off. I would suggest simplifying the syntax... not sure whether "move" or "rotate" is necessary... maybe they could be optional at least ? A little bit of sound on each move would give a bit more personality to the robot. I finished all except last level, where I got bored measuring... Actually, perhaps a very pale grid would be useful

Empyrealhell says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:11am

I may be biased, because I'm a programmer, but that was wicked fun. I couldn't get the last level under 5 instructions though. I felt like there was a more elegant solution, but alas I couldn't find it.

randoman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:27am

It took me a while to figure out that the level 8 was made of "rocks". Despite that I really like the idea but I think that this would be very hard to people who aren't familiar with programming (mainly the last level, the others are ok)

fernandomdr says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Thanks everyone, I had short time this weekend, I just could not put everything I wanted, but maybe after I'll improve some mechanics, graphics, audio and add the really difficult levels :D

GagaPete says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Very unique gameplay.

BadgerPriest says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 9:02am

There need to be more games like this. Hats off to you.

TeamEagle says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 4:12pm

nice idea, would be cool if they were just draggable buttons or something. It requires some time to keep typing the same thing over and over.

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