You are a robot in an office building. You have to eat furniture and not get caught. A mysterious story unfolds. Not The Robots is this year’s most exciting Roguelike Stealth Furniture Eating Simulator. It’s a game with random levels, permadeath, and the goal of eating furniture. Same furniture is also your stealth cover.
User reviews: Very Positive (207 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 2013

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"This one is by 2DArray, known on NG for The Company of Myself, Fixation and his work with Edmund McMillen on Spewer!"

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October 12

1.1.5 Update - Better Custom Levels!

You can now draw your own layouts for custom maps (while still making use of the game's procedural-content-based trappings) - for bonus points, you can now also export/import your custom challenges to share them with others!

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August 4

The 1.1 Update is live!

The biggest update so far to Not the Robots has just gone online!



Some highlights:

* Our community's most-requested feature: Save&Quit for Campaign Mode
* We ported the game to our first Android device (Amazon's FireTV) - as a carryover benefit, desktop users who weren't already running the game on max settings should see a general performance boost
* A overhaul to the general loading screen with tips & tricks, cooler transitions, and one of those fun "loading spinner" animations
* Revamped background decorations during gameplay (probably the ugliest part of the original game!)
* The "Unlock All" cheat code now unlocks You Find Yourself In A Room 2, a hidden sequel that was previously only accessible by completing all 20 Challenge levels
* Many other tweaks and improvements, including an improved "x-ray" effect for the player character, prettier spacial UI elements (like Scanners, Sequence numbers, and tutorial popups), and more

The full changelog is available here

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Reviews

“Very different. Excitingly different.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Pretty damn good stealth game, actually”
TotalBiscuit

About This Game

You are a robot in an office building. You have to eat furniture and not get caught. A mysterious story unfolds.

Not The Robots is this year’s most exciting Roguelike Stealth Furniture Eating Simulator. It’s a game with random levels, permadeath, and the goal of eating furniture. Same furniture is also your stealth cover.

  • A seven-building Campaign Mode of increasingly brutal (and fully procedural) levels
  • Fearsome machine-gun-equipped patrolling guards to avoid and trick
  • Spotlights, lasers, bombs, and other traps to sidestep
  • Tons of crafty gadgets to master
  • Contains an unlockable sequel to "You Find Yourself In A Room," a previous game from 2DArray
  • Short/medium/long game modes for play sessions of any size
  • Mysterious and fully-voiced storyline to gradually explain the game's strange setting
  • Controller support
  • The year's most exciting furniture-eating stealth game!

About 2DArray


2DArray is previously known for web game hits like Company of Myself, Fixation, Fisher-Diver, and Spewer. This is their first commercial game, supported by tinyBuild GAMES.

About tinyBuild GAMES


tinyBuild GAMES is an indie game development and publishing company. No Time To Explain is their first game. It came out of a successful Kickstarter and Greenlight adventure. They're currently working on a bunch of games:

  • Co-developing SpeedRunners -- currently in Early Access on Steam
  • Working with 3rd party devs on games like Not the Robots (live on Steam)
  • Preparing to release Fearless Fantasy and other unannounced titles
  • Unannounced super-secret in-house game

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card from 2004 or later
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card from 2004 or later
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card from 2004 or later
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Easily the best Furniture Eating Simulator out there.
Posted: October 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This is a great little addictive stealth game that keeps you coming back for more!
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
It's good so far. Controllers work fine, and seems like it would be good to play on a TV. Linux support is great, and the option to use Linux and a controller makes this perfect for Steam OS.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Suprsingingly really good for $1. Challenging but fun
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
You really can't fathom the awesomness of this game until you have experienced it your self.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Very nice game, very addictive, and secrets nice nice, I highly recommend playing this game is really fun!
Posted: October 18
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
gud but hard
Posted: October 14
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
A simple but fun stealth game where the levels randomly generate. The idea is to eat enough furniture (food) in order to trigger the exit, though doing so removes the available cover used to hide from sentries and the like. Worth the 99 cents I paid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvRicR1CvH8
Posted: October 13
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
NOt bad
Posted: October 18
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
✓ Rogue-like, randomized levels
✓ Nice presentation
✓ Interesting game mechanics
✓ A good challenge
✓ Linux support!

✘ No co-op multiplayer
Posted: October 14
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0.4 hrs on record
This game is awesome. Great graphics best story.
Posted: October 13
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3.4 hrs on record
This game is brilliant. I love the randomness of the levels. I love it's simple mechanic. I really like its look and style. For the $0.99 I paid for it, it's well worth it! Super glad to own this game.
Posted: October 13
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0.2 hrs on record
Reading the reviews on this game made me buy this game and when I played it oh boy its hard lol. The controls feels like you have that ball mouse so im really pressing the w.s.a.d keys really hard to avoid detection and bashing the space bar key to eat, eat, eat. I love stealth games but this makes me laugh and erupt like a volcano. It gets fun,fun and fun once you get a hang of it. Taking alot of risk that usually results in rewards unless it was just luck hehe. good game.
Posted: October 14
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1.5 hrs on record
Humans are flawed... are robots, too? What if the prophunt mode had an affair with Portal series in the office building of Stanley Parable? Imagine it — this is what this game feels like. Asking what it looks or plays like grants a less lyrical answer, but it's still intriguing. Not The Robots is, basically, a roguelike puzzle on the run, where you, as a retractable furniture-eating stealth robot, have to adapt to the enemies' patrolling, while avoiding static traps, collecting power-ups and audio diaries along the way of your gluttonous crusade. It's little indie gems like Not The Robots that make you think there is always a room for devs to create something exceptional. Human's creativity is really fathomless, beep boop.
Posted: October 14
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1.9 hrs on record
This game is hilarious. But the sentries are bloody scary.
Posted: October 14
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2.1 hrs on record
walking around only absorbing stuff ...
Not my type of game, got it from a humblebundle atleast it was for charity :)
Posted: October 14
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1.0 hrs on record
if your into games like this you can have hours of fun i never herd of this game intill it was on sale but so far it works and looks great worth the money
Posted: October 14
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0.9 hrs on record
This is definitly worth the 99 cents while it's on sale, and I have so much fun raging at the the stupid sentries. I'd definitly recommend this game to anyone who likes to challenge themselves and enjoys puzzle-solving games.
Posted: October 14
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0.5 hrs on record
Contrary to popular belief, it actually is the robots.
Posted: October 14
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1.7 hrs on record
Addictive small game that actually challenges you. It could do with more features, but I love the style of it.
Posted: October 15
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