Created by Blocksworld HD developer Martin Magni, Odd Bot Out is a physics-based puzzler that has you helping the title character escape from his existential predicament.
You see, Odd ends up in the recycling bin of a robot factory after failing a standardized test. But that’s just the thing: As his name suggests, Odd is no ordinary robot. And it’s up to you to guide him out of the factory and into the freedom he so deserves.
How? By using building blocks, electricity, and good old physics. Odd Bot Out is actually a game in which each level challenges you to build a contraption out of certain objects to help Odd exit the room toward the next.
Building stairs, hot-wiring a rocket, designing a car, and even riding a robot centipede are just some of the things you have to do through the game’s 100 unique puzzle levels. Take a look:
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The game is charming, to say the least. It has a winning hero in Odd, whose likability rivals that of WALL-E and R2-D2. It also has colorful minimalist graphics and simple pen-click sound effects that let you focus on figuring out on the challenge of cleverly creating contraptions itself.
What’s more, Odd Bot Out has no time limits and depictions of violence, making for a stress-free respite from and a nice antidote to the usual game that seems to equate death, destruction, and big visual and sound effects with enjoyment and effectiveness.
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