As the saying goes, if you want something done right, don’t ask a bot to do it… Solo developer Leander Edler-Golla and Yogscast Games today announced that Bots Are Stupid, an instruction-based platformer with dim-witted bots, will now launch on PC via Steam on December 15th, following a slight delay from its previously announced November release.
Bots Are Stupid takes the 2D precision platformer genre and populates it with an infinite supply of stupid robots and innovative instruction-based control methods. Use the game’s simple programming language to teach your bots how to use grappling hooks, navigate speed boosts, and more to reach the exit, then watch as they follow your direct instructions, often dying in the process.
Master the campaign levels or create and share your own with a sophisticated level editor. Create outrageous courses and devise dastardly challenges for players to overcome, before showing them how it’s done with downloadable replays.
“Somebody accidentally instructed the bots to ‘Wait: 1 Month’, rather than directing them to speed things up a little bit,” said Simon Byron, Director of Publishing at Yogscast Games. “But it’ll definitely be worth the wait, as Bots Are Stupid is looking to be an end-of-year treat for fans of precise 2D platformers, with an innovative control method and ultra-satisfying gameplay loop. Leander has created a very special, unique game that I can’t wait for players to experience next month.”