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Adventures of a little Cleaning Robot

by Slin - 48 Hour Compo Entry

"Adventures of a little Cleaning Robot" is about a little cleaning robot working in the river behind the factory that built it. The goal is to keep the waste produced and thrown into the river by the factory from crossing to the grass and trees on the other side of the river for as long as possible.
The game is over when 4 waste blobs reached the trees.


- WASD to turn the robot
- Space to accelerate
- Shift for a short speed boost.


Broken Rules...:
The game was developed using Rayne, an upcoming game engine currently in closed alpha. Due to this the engine and its source is not publicly available, also I used and tweaked existing shaders and code snippets used from the engines closed repository. I am quite certain that this is against the rules for the 48hrs compo, although I did create everything else from scratch.


- Rayne
- Bullet
- C++
- Blender
- Gimp
- Xcode
- Visual Studio 2013

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JangoBrick says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:15pm

I like the interpretation, but the controls are weird - I'd have preferred some mouse usage.
By the way, when I close the game it crashes :D

Kragnir says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:18pm

Seems very difficult to control and to hit the waste. Controls need to be made much easier or the amount of precision required need to be lowered. Also there seems to be no real reason for why the waste is so hard to detect.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:49pm

Good use of theme and a good underwater look. Seemed to be a little stuttery which made it difficult to control.

r2d2upgrade says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:07pm

Wouldn't run. It would show the instructions for a second then crashes.

Windows 8
Yes I extracted it first

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:13pm

When I saw the cover image, I though it was the kami sama of DBZ :D

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:37pm

Controls are awful! - why do we have to control the whole thing left handed? yet, despite this, it's a very cool game! love how the bot thrusts to turn - very KSP, and I lol'd when I noticed the factory made cleaning bots, excellent!

sfdnetwork says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:44pm

Interesting concept but controls were not good. WASD to move and mouse to move YAW and PITCH would have been much better.

dook says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:01pm

Promising looking little game :) I'm not sure if this counts as breaking the rules if it's just the engine. It's still within the spirit of the compo at least.

The controls were a little wonky and for some reason I felt the sense of scale seemed off, might have been a fov thing? It crashed on exit.

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:18am

3D games are always a fun threat in LD!

broepi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:22pm

No linux support :( and not running with Wine for me :(
will retry it on my windows machine soon.

minism says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:59am

Cool idea, would have preferred to be able to aim with the mouse though.

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