VRobot, from Luden.io, has launched on Steam Early Access. In this casual action game, you get to play the role of a giant robot who has been created to help right the world after other robots and technology took over. Yup – that’s the brilliant plan, to fight rebellious AI tech with more AI tech. Super!
In order to help the humans clean up and reclaim their cities from the other robots and driverless cars, planes, and ships (yeah, surprisingly, the transport took over as well), you have to destroy them with your sheer strength and techno abilities. The supposition is that the humans can only then return to their homes. Or what’s left of them after you’re done – if you ask me. Superman’s city-wide destruction has got nothing on this.
There are a couple of ways you can go about getting total destruction going. Either go King Kong berzerk on everything – much like another game that recently released on Early Access, Mighty Monster Mayhem – or collect special tools. These tools can help you up your devastation game and include things like, a Tractor Beam and a Tornado Maker.
Check out the trailer below:
Black Holes and Mysteries (sort of)
According to the developers, part of progressing through the game is to figure out what happened to make the planet become overrun with errant robots. It looks to be a pretty clear-cut scenario to me. The human ego and insistence upon venturing ever-forward into the role of the creator have led to their downfall. But okay, maybe they have another explanation. You’ll just have to play to find out. Then there’s also the strange black hole dotting the sky. There’s absolutely no explanation for it and this is all the developers have to say about the in-game phenomenon:
“Solve the mystery of giant black hole in the sky. If you figure it out – please tell us, we want to know what the hell is going on too.”
In terms of gameplay, I would say VRobot looks polished for an Early Access title and has better graphics than Mighty Monster Mayhem. But the game isn’t very long and it will probably take you about half an hour to make it through all the levels in the game. However, since there are a couple of ways to destroy things – and because it’s just so much fun to unleash all the destruction you want – I would say there’s some replayability to VRobot. Hopefully, the developers add a lot more features during EA and this might just become a kick-ass game!
You can get VRobot on Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for $14.99. Though VRobot currently has a launch discount of 15% until April 27.
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