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Cart #hobobot-1 | 2020-07-14 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Hobobot is about a robot that was destroyed and junked. But, his parts still work, and he wants to be whole again! Control each of Hobobot's two legs and two hands, and kick his head and get them all back to the torso!

z - Switch hobobot piece under control.
x - Perform action related to the current piece. Legs can kick, hands can grab.
arrow keys/dpad - Move current hobobot piece left or right. Or, perform left/right action.
enter - Bring up in-game menu. You must use this to restart the current level if you get stuck.

The head cannot be controlled, you must kick it with one of the legs.

There are 16 levels in total, which progress from fairly obvious mechanic-practice levels to mind-bending puzzles.


Originally released February 28th of 2019, I decided to make a few nice updates:

-Autosave so you can come back later. The puzzles are pretty tricky!
-New menu option for resetting the autosave progress.
-The first level hopefully will do a better job of teaching new players how the mechanics work.
-Kicking the head is now indicated by a small flashing kicking leg icon.
-Kicking has an extra animation frame to distinguish from the hopping animation. (Thanks discord peeps!)
-Grabbing a switch with the hand now is a toggle. Previously you had to hold down X while using arrow keys---this felt awkward---takes some mental load off of how to execute this mechanic.
-If a piece falls below the screen, an error sound is played and the level is restarted.

P#62308 2019-02-28 01:43 ( Edited 2020-07-14 02:02)



P#62322 2019-02-28 15:17

this game is amazing! one of my new favorites

P#62362 2019-03-01 14:57

This is great, such a unique concept and fun graphics. I like the song, too!

P#62366 2019-03-01 15:24

Thank you beepyeah and joseph3000 for the kind remarks!

P#62478 2019-03-03 22:24

I just discovered this, great job making a fun and distinctive puzzler! I especially liked the animation on the hands as they walk and jump around =).

P#77795 2020-06-08 16:11

What a cool concept! love this game

P#77817 2020-06-08 19:38

ty both. I might make some small improvements to it before long, it is on my list after having finished Dinky King.

P#77826 2020-06-08 22:06

I made a few updates to hopefully improve the game a little bit. The best new feature is autosave, since the game is designed to be a pretty thinky puzzle game. Now you can come back later instead of having to do all 16 puzzles at once.

P#79292 2020-07-14 02:03

Hilarious, brilliant game.

P#127316 2023-03-19 10:37

Woah. This is a super interesting puzzle game. Very nicely done.

P#127348 2023-03-20 03:08

See, this is why i like PICO-8, PICO-8 carts have really good game ideas, and all of that in just one cart! Congratulations!

I wasn't that far in the game at the time I'm writing this. ;)

P#139827 2024-01-08 18:17

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