Their faces are the playing pieces. The rules are their emotions!Ridiculously charming puzzles, wrapped around an epic tale of love and danger, topped off with an authentic old-time stringband soundtrack!The goal is to put every one next to their friends.But you can't please everybody all the time.
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Very Positive (110 reviews) - 86% of the 110 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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About This Game

Their faces are the playing pieces. The rules are their emotions!

Ridiculously charming puzzles, wrapped around an epic tale of love and danger, topped off with an authentic old-time stringband soundtrack!

The goal is to put every one next to their friends.

But you can't please everybody all the time. Sometimes you gotta break hearts to save the day. And the day definitely needs saving: Volcanoes, exploding chickens, planetary invasion and a boy who just wants to dance with a girl.

  • Constantly evolving gameplay
  • A huge cast of moody folk
  • Like, a bajillion hand drawn places and things
  • Three Acts with 110 puzzles

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel based Macs only.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • OS: Something that can run Steam's client.
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
This is one of the most insane puzzle games I've ever played. The mechanics are simple: you have a grid of X by Y squares, place your pieces down in a way that everyone likes who they're seated beside (the basic rule of the game: Girls like Robots. Girls don't like Nerds. Nerds like Girls, Robots, but not other Nerds).

Except then suddenly you're learning that June actually really likes Bugs. But Bugs don't like Girls. And Ben likes June, so make sure to leave a space near June for Ben so he can ask her out, and...

The game's complexity builds slowly, and it comes through adorably quirky cutscenes. It also has 3 tiers of medal per stage, but in a twist I absolutely adore, "gold" does not mean "perfect" - it just means "the highest". This is one of those games where the designer didn't go through and mathematically 'solve' every stage and expect you to do the same, and that goes a long way for me in saying "This is the kind of game devoted to fun first, humor second, and everything else is just a bonus".

Plus, if you score enough golds and things, you unlock alternate silly modes. I'm waiting to see what Nerd Drop is.

edit: Infinite Nerd Drop is everything I wanted from the name.
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40 of 54 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
This game is pretty hilarious. The puzzles get more difficult as you get further into the levels, but the hilarity of the 'plot' and the reasoning.... Girls like robots, nerds like edges, girls are only okay with nerds if there is an adjacent pie.... Just a quirky unrealistic logic game, but hey, who knows! Maybe some girls really do like pie THAT MUCH. Turn it around from a way to a man's heart is through his stomach.... now it's a way to sit next to a girl is through an adjacent pie. It's definitely some good laughs with some 'wtf logic' moments.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
After eight hours of enjoying the small storyline, smiling at the art, rubbing my forehead in frustration at the occasional level, trying to get gold for all of the puzzles and giving the nice message I gave to one of the developers, I finally have my review for Girls Like Robots.

I was not disappointed.

I don't play many puzzle games, but I'm happy that this one was the one off. Basically, you have to arrange the people in the way the game demands; Girls like the robots, robots like the girls, nerds like the robots and the edge of the playing field and, last but not least, the girls don't want to be near the nerds. It's all straightforward until you begin to realize that this isn't a linear, repetitive game. No, the developers keep throwing new things at you in order to keep it fresh. This made it extremely entertaining the entire playthrough.

The music isn't too bad, but at times it could be repetitive. Then again, I was focusing like a madman on the puzzles and the art (the square people are cute, ok!?) so the music didn't really capture my attention that much.

All in all, a good puzzle game for the price and an enjoyable one at that. I recommend it to anyone interested and I hope they find the same amount of enjoyment that I did in the game.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2014
As a girl who likes robots, I give this game my ninja-like stamp of approval.
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
I like girls that like robots that blow up if they like too many girls that dislike nerds that dislike themselves and... you get the idea... now get the game!
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
Very fun, little, casual puzzle game. The art style is playful and vibrant with a wonderful attention to detail, especially in the backgrounds. The animations were smooth and fun to watch, as a feature the game also allows the player to skip the cutscenes or even watch the cutscenes again in the level viewer. The story was surprisingly well done as well. Normally, I would not expect a story in a puzzle game like this, however there was a story, and it was quite easy to follow. Though the adventures were wacky and didn't make any logical sense, it fit the overall tone of the game perfectly. I must also applaud the creators of the game for adding little references from other media and of course geek culture. The soundtrack of this game was great, however it got very repetitive as the game progressed, for my ears got tired of hearing the same banjo tune strummed over and over again. The best way to remedy this problems is to take a break once in a while to let your ears rest. However this little problem did not and will not dull the rest of the gaming experience in anyway.

The game was easy to pickup and play, however don't get me wrong, some of the puzzles will take a little bit of thinking to figure it out, especially if you are a completionist. Bonus content allows for some replayability which adds to the value of the game itself and in no ways detracts from the main game itself. The system of unlocking bonus content is well done, as even an intermediate skilled player will be able to "buy" the content (The main game will provide more than enough "happy" points to unlock them). The achievements brings nothing new to the table, but it fairly awards those who are willing to spend some time in the game.

Overall this is a solid game with little to no faults to describe. It is a must own for people who like puzzle games, and for people who don't, this is a good game to pick up, because of its ease of play. The game's content to value ratio is good, however don't expect to sink hundreds of hours into this game. 9/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
Adorable game! The game keeps throwing new mechanics at you to keep you thinking, while providing a ligh, witty commentary. With 100+ puzzles I was surprised at how much longer the game was than what I was expecting.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
"Blocky Girls really like blocky Robots"

The Square University has sendout its blocky students to discover different places in this weird world. Firstly everything seems very easy. Girls like Robots but dislike Nerds. So you have to manage the seats in a bus that nobody gets annoyed. With each level the complexity of seats and possible combinations raises.This little action puzzle game has probably not the greatest visual animations but it's still lovely designed and the logic puzzles feel quite comfortable. Highly enjoyable gameplay.

And then it goes crazy. Suddenly you get an Teacher character who loves bugs, ladybugs, fishes, fires, pies, and mustache robots. But that is still not the best. In the end you fly to space and handle space seals, alien slughats, alien girls and ofc alien nerds. Fantastic. Before you can think who likes who you must act to build up your laserproof shield. The endboss is quite challenging.
This game simple makes fun. Also to mention the endless squaredance soundtrack and that it is now in Japanese avaible. There must be some fans out there ...
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
I really wanted to enjoy this game. It caught my eye a while ago and it's been on my wishlist ever since. It looked so cute and entertaining, and the reviews for it seemed quite positive.

That said, Girls Like Robots really fell flat with me.
The charm of the game wore off very, very quickly.
The puzzles were boring and the music was terrible.
Even for a puzzle game the gameplay was subpar.

I played through and kept hoping its initial charm would make a surprise comeback... but instead the game slowly dragged on and on, getting more boring as it went. Even the art was hard to enjoy, when all the characters were just a bunch of heads bobbing up and down, it all felt lazy and uncreative. The puzzles became redundant and failed to evolve into anything challenging or interesting. A disappointment all around.

If you're planning on getting this game, aim to get it on sale. Don't waste $7 on it.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
if you felt that the puzzle game that you were currently playing was lacking humour, then try this one as well! Easy to learn, hard to get the perfect scores on each level, but nonetheless will give you a laugh with its randomness (for example putting fires out with cows). Highly recommend it!
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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
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[Mar] Pengwndude
4.6 hrs
Posted: July 30
Girls like robots, but hate nerds, who also hate nerds, but like edges and robots, who like girls, but not 4 of them.
Basically this game is a puzzle game where you put people in grids to max out the happiness. More and more rules are added, and honestly it's actually really funny.
So kick back and solve puzzles to laidback bluegrass music. Or turn off the music and annoying sound effects and watch TV while solving puzzles.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: July 2
Super fun puzzle game. It isn't too difficult, but some levels are a little tricky in getting proper placements. If you like puzzle strategy games, you'll probably like this.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: April 28
Casual puzzle game, place icons in a grid and get the best score by making combinations.
Good graphics, decent music (though it does get repetitive very fast).

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7.9 hrs
Posted: April 22
Developer puts a boring last achievement, let's not recommend this game~
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3.2 hrs
Posted: April 22
An interesting little puzzle game with a unique art style and very intesting mecanics making for a good concept done very well
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5.0 hrs
Posted: April 10
Fun puzzle game, where you have to put faces toghether in a grid, and try to make the the happier possible, Colorful and light, a great game to relax and have fun. Has a good in game storyline too.
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⚓️ Atlas, the Hero ⚓
0.4 hrs
Posted: March 25
Inventive, cute puzzler that is not annoying or extremely hard.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: March 25
Come for the string music. Stay for the gameplay.
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44.1 hrs
Posted: March 3
Not recommended for achievement hunters due to tedious and unfun last achievement.

From it's store page, this game looks really charming and appealing. It has very positive reviews and an adorable trailer. I bought it for the fun of the puzzles and because I liked the art style. However, by the end of it, I found it to be tedious and unlikable. As someone who strives for 100% on games that I enjoy playing, I open this game now only in pursuit of the last achievement. Here's what stands out from my experience:

  • Cute art style, fairly unique
  • Customizable avatars for each of the puzzle pieces
  • Interesting and challenging puzzles with many variations
  • Easy to use menus and settings
  • Skippable cutscenes

  • P.I.T.A. to get the last achievement (50/50 Infinite Nerd Drop - even the developer has acknowledged this one was bad taste on their part)
  • Not enough gameplay to warrant the $6.99 base price
  • Lacks replayability - no settings or difficulty modifiers

If I were writing this review earlier in the game, I might have recommended it. There were a lot of good parts to it, but it was not satisfying overall from a completionist perspective. Girls Like Robots has left a bad taste in my mouth that I could not, in good conscience, wish unto others. Looking at the global achievement stats and seeing that only 17% of players have even finished the first act, I think that others have also had a negative experience. If you like to buy games and then not play them through, feel free to add this one to your collection.
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