Rawbots: A Robot Crafting Sandbox Game


Image from Rawbots.net

Rawbots is a very cool looking indie game that lets you assemble and program robots in a virtual world. The site is pretty light on details, but you can get an idea of the capabilities from the video below.

Players will be able to assemble robots from what appears to be a large set of parts. From what I can see in the video it will be relatively easy to assemble robots, but the tricky part will be making it easy to program them.

You can get a little taste of the programming language in this blog post: Logic Graph Language. I think it looks like a good start, but they might lose the younger crowd if they have to spend too much (any) time editing source code.

I noticed a midi controller being used to move a robot in the video, and support is also promised for gamepads, iOS and Android devices (as controllers) as well as the traditional keyboard and mouse.

This looks awesome, and I’ll throw some money at them soon. The game is not yet released, but at least one source says around Christmas of this year (2012).

Learn more at Rawbots.net and check out the technical preview video below.

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