Newly announced Robo Instructus is a fascinating blend of puzzle game and programming tutorial. As you can see in the trailer above it combines a nice looking 2D game with a programming language that includes many constructs that established development platforms offer – variables, functions, loops and more.
Solo developer Alex Butler said: “Each puzzle in Robo Instructus asks you to not only get your robot somewhere, but to properly articulate every step in how it gets there. Succeed and you can embrace a sort of narrative archaeology as you uncover the game’s secrets.
“So players are learning the game’s programming language, inventing solutions, finding new tools and piecing together the story of the world. At its core, though, is the articulation. There’s just a real thrill to translating your ideas into code and seeing them actually work. That thrill is a lot of what Robo Instructus is about.“
Robo Instructus will launch via Steam in the Summer of 2019.
By participating in the beta and providing feedback, participants will also have a chance to get hold of a free copy of the full game when it launches later in the Summer.
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