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.
User reviews: Very Positive (84 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014
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September 8

Trading Cards!

Back in 1924 when my grandfather invented rectangles, life was simpler.

Kids these days expect trading cards to spawn after every 30-60 minutes engaging in any given activity.

Ate lunch? Here's a trading card commemorating your burrito. Why don't you trade it for the card your friend scored by getting a hair cut.

Do you have a shoelace tying card, a state tax preparation card AND a whistling on a bicycle card?! Let me craft that into a badge for you!

Actually that all sounds pretty neat. Count me in. Girls Like Robots trading cards for everybody!

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Reviews

“Ingenious, fresh and smartly designed, Girls Like Robots has been oiled to perfection.”
Eurogamer

“Remarkably charming”
PC Gamer

“Logic puzzles have never been so cute, quirky and entertaining.”
Kotaku

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.

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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)
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • 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)
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • 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)
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I'm not sure how I ended up having this game in my library (maybe a friend gifted, or I picked up in a sale not sure?) but hell yes I'm glad I tried it.

I usually hate puzzle games because they are 'kinda' repetitive, the main objective is always the same. But this Game is something else. It's not a plain, dull, monotonous puzzle game with a crappy sound track and same freaking objective everytime. It's different, different enough to make me play it 1 hour at a stretch without getting bored, without realising I actually did spend 1 hour playing this game.

+ Cute figures
+ A unique puzzling game, which kinda changes as your progress into the story.
+ They have managed to include a very sweet, short but nice story in complement with the puzzles.
+ Bright and happy theme. A perfect "Casual" game to brighten your mood!
+ It's not TOUGH, it's not EASY. It strike a sweet balance between the both, and that is a HUGE PRO.

- Even though the sound track is nice, it's the same thing repeating endlessly in loops. (Got irritated of it after an hour..)
- A little cheesy, some people might fall sick. (:P)

I might update the review after I play more of this game.

But for now, I'd give it a rating of 8/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
First playthrough time: 8 hours

Major Pros:
Clean graphics
Easy to use in game interface
Diversity in mechanics, level goals, and styles
Good bonus content (Nerd Drop is a great time waster)
Game had a good sense of humor

Minor Pros:
Seals are adorable
Customizable icons
Keeps track of solution "prefectness" for perfectionist players

Major Cons:
Relied too much on basic gameplay (aka what you learned in the intro)
Didn't take enough advantage of most unique level designs (aka used about 3 times and then never again)

Minor Cons:
Story was silly and made no sense (but matched the theme of the game)
Level select when you came back to the game was sometimes unclear where you left off
I hate banjo music

All together not a hard puzzle game unless you want to go for perfect on all the levels, but cute graphics and some interesting level designs make the game fun. The whole thing is fairly long for a puzzle game, but can be picked up and put down easily. The biggest thing I'd say it suffered from was some overuse of the basic Girl / Nerd / Robot interaction and not enough exploration of some of the other concepts and level designs that the game put forth, like shooting giant insects.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
The graphics in this game are simple, but nice. It has a quirky sense of humor, good music, and even a story that ties all of the puzzles together. Speaking of the puzzles, although they are (almost) all based on the same principle, the game never gets repetitive because there is always something new thrown into the mix. Also, every puzzle can be completed in three tiers of increasing difficulty, which means the game is not hard to complete, but at the same time it presents a challenge if you want to get the gold for every puzzle.

All of these elements make for a charming game that is well executed and well worth your time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Eventhough the name is stupid this is quite a fun little puzzler.
Basicly - its a logic square placement game with various 'rules' applying to different squares.
Exmaple - girl likes being next to robots but hates being next to nerds.
Your goal is to come up with the best placement arrangment to gain maximum score.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
While it seems simple at first, the puzzles get increasingly compex. I relly enjoy it, and thought it was worth the price.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Quite an amusing game. I liked the art and bits of humor.
Some levels are quite hard to solve while the bonus levels are interesting and enjoyable.
The trading card set (6 cards) is easy to collect. Nice Badges, emoticons and backgrounds.
It takes a while for 100% achievement, mainly because of "Nerd Dropped".
Give this game a try if you liked the puzzle and drawings.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Got stuck really fast, and the game annoyed me really fast as well. Don't like the game at all.

3/10 because I really hated it but it was kinda fun in the beginning. Too bad it sucked real fast.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I.. dunno about this one. I'm really not sure on the style, tone or gameplay of it. Maybe I just read too deeply into things.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Didn't have anywhere near as much robosex and I expected and im ♥♥♥♥ at puzzles so I can't work out how to do it.

10/10 would fap dissapointedly again.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Nice, entertaining little game.

Graphics are not much elaborate, but it doesn't stop you from having fun seeing those people get happy or angry.
The storyline doesn't (always) make sense, but it is funny and original, and every little cutscene in the game (and there are a lot) introduces a new feature.

If you want to get full marks on each level, it will take a bit of time, as it is hard to master everything here but the good point is that you'll definitely not get bored in this game as each objective is pretty much different from another.

Just a little thing that's bugging me : I find it difficult to know how much I'll gain or loose from placing this character in that place because all the neigbours will react at the same time to this new presence (in a good or bad way). So, that means trial and error until you get the perfect/good enough combination to pass the level.

Ah ! and as you've probably noticed while watching the trailer, this game also has a bit of humor ... enjoy !
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This girl loves robots and man, is this an addicting little game!

Remember those brain teasers from gradeschool tests? "Lisa hates Lyle but Lola wants to sit next to Lucas. Who is eating the ham sandwich?" Girls Like Robots is like the grown-up (okay, term loosely used) version of that. Mix and match, use your cows acid milk to burn some holes in picnic blankets and don't forget to save a seat for bug girls pet insects. A very cute, endearing sort of game that's about 20% brain power and 80% clicking around until you find a match. Excellent absorber of excess time when you have 10 or 20 minutes to kill and features some super adorable (yes, -super- adorable) cut scenes between levels.

It might just be the estrogen talking but a definite 4/5 rating from me.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Understanding nerds, Artificial Intelligence, women, and romantic chemistry...

I'm a huge fan of puzzle games, almost any kind of puzzle game will entertain me. What sets this one apart and makes it fun to play and interesting is the very same thing that holds it back from being a "great" game. The graphics, while well drawn and cute, do grate on your nerves after a bit.

The developers responsible for this game have obviously spent a lot of time worrying about the sound design, the cute voice effects and absolutely fantastic old-timey bluegrass soundtrack kept me playing longer than I would have otherwise for a first sit-down with this game. Even with the great soundtrack and cute voices, I see myself playing through Girls Love Robots in small 15-minute chunks, as opposed to marathoning the entire thing like with most puzzle games.

So, really, my most major criticism is that it just isn't addictive enough. Cute, simple to understand concept with some surprisingly challenging puzzles when pared with the childlike graphics do not make something easy to sit and pour hours into at a time. I don't think this was the point of the game, anyway, but it is definitely something that loses points - at least for me, it does. After 20 minutes or so, you will want to strangle every, "Normal girl," that lets out an excited squeal whenever placed next to a robot. Very mixed feelings about this game.

Switching up the gameplay features and creating interesting challenges does keep the game interesting to a degree, and I appreciate the silly but harmless sense of humor inherent within it. This game would be great if you have a friggin' genius for a child that can figure out puzzles, but they would probably get bored with it after a few short sessions, as well.

The hilarious use of stereotypes is great - you've got your nerds that sit in the corners, and are pleased as punch surrounded by robots, your preppy girls who love robots because they're cute, the nerdy girls who are loners and love ladybugs, and the robots, which are way overdone - but it has been a few years since they've been featured in a major way in anything pop culture related thanks to the zombie boom. It hasn't been that long, yet, fellas.

I got it in a bundle, so I really can't say anything bad about the price, but on the Steam store it would be a worthy pick up for less than 5 dollars. However, I wouldn't pay any more than that for it, because you might not finish the game, or you may take forever to finish it by playing in small bursts of time.

Sure, I recommend it, but don't count on getting addicted to it like with some other puzzlers.

6.5/10 - Gameplay and addictiveness.
9/10 - Soundtrack.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
I actually really liked this game a lot. I didn't think I would. I thought people were exaggerating when they said this game was so good but it kind of is. I don't normally like puzzle games but this one was really nice.

It is proooooobably best as a phone game though. I would love it on a phone. But it did really well with what it has. They keep it really fresh (most of the time) and give you new gimmicks to play around with that often times dramatically change how you solve the puzzles. The gimmick never overstays its welcome and it's just really nice.

i wouldn't pay 7 dollars for this though. But it was a good game for how simple it was. I just liked it ok
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
as a girl who likes robots i can only applaud and squeal of glee.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I just finished Girls Like Robots after 10 hours of gameplay and there is still more to do as I have not played through the bonus levels or achieved perfect scores on all main levels. It is the perfect game when in the mood for relaxing and casual puzzles.

What to love about Girls LIke Robots:
  • The humor! The storyline and narrative is wonderfully silly.
  • The art. It is unique, creative, and calming.
  • The music. It is relaxing, playful, and fits perfect with the art and overall style of the game.
  • As for the gameplay... the puzzles are fun and are not too repetitive, they are challenging if trying to get a perfect score
    but if not you can get through the levels pretty easily on the first or second try.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Brilliant, whimsical, simple, and hilarious. Girls Like Robots uses it's characters cleverly to take a thoughtful puzzler and make all it's interactions immediately satisfying. It's lighthearted and absurd story is a real joy, especially for people who love terrible puns and revel in playful absurdity. A game that's as fun to quote out of context as it is to share with others. Don't let the very simple premise fool you, Girls Like Robots has plenty of variety that will challenge you with new kinds of problems continually. I'm impressed with how carefully the stages flow with one another, not allowing any one challenge to become overbearing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
An extremely fun puzzle game with a quirky sense of humor, an amusing storyline, and great music and art. I highly encourage you to pick it up when it's on sale if you like puzzle games. Overall it's a great little game, but I could just be saying that because I'm a girl and GIRLS LIKE ROBOTS!!! WOOT.
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