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 (74 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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May 28

Tiny Update!

I added a button that does a thing when you press it. It's on a menu. Switches between English and Japanese. Bet you wish you could add buttons like that to things. I totally can. I totally did.

Also, did you notice? There was a typo in Japanese. I got that. Taken care of. Everybody put down your knives and laser-flamethrowers. We can all walk out of here alive.

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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

PC
Mac
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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 8
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Affinity / Non-affinity type of game logic.

Could swear the nerd in the game is meant to look like Bill Gates (as in, girls like robots more than the evil Bill G...)

(Note: Acquired via a bundle)
Posted: October 24
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
I just wanted some achievements, lol
Posted: September 27
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38.8 hrs on record
enjoyable
Posted: September 30
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14.3 hrs on record
Very nice game. (And "nice" is the best word I can come up with; it fits very well.) The mood is positive, maybe a bit cheesy and clichée, but that can easily be overlooked. The puzzles are very varied. You get new types of challenges and viewpoints and problem-types very often, and it's all embedded in a story arc.
You can skip particularly troublesome puzzles and finish them at a later time, which is REALLY good. You can finish and move on with low score, or try to get a better one for more points, thus getting earlier/more unlocks of bonus features.
So the game is very forgiving, combined with being motivating and having lots of variety.

If I had to say one bad thing about the game, it would be that there could be a little more musical variety. The music fits the game though. It just gets a bit repetitive after a while.
Oh and when you play the final level ... that takes FOREVER, and towards the end it gets more tricky, and if you make a single mistake, your chances of getting a certain achievement are ruined and you'd have to start over. Happened to me. So frustrating!
In general, the whole game is casual and then the finale is not at all casual. But with patience, focus and perseverence it will succeed.

I don't know what else to say. I'm usually quite critical when reviewing games, but this one is an easy 'thumbs up'. This game is so cheerful! It's like the whole time you're playing this, you're partying.

And while I got this with heavy discount, if your own budget allows for more, it might easily be worth full price. Especially since the game has a decent length if you don't try to rush through. (108 puzzles) ... It is also quite challenging if you want to get gold for all puzzles.
Posted: September 25
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0.6 hrs on record
I still don't know what to make of this game, but I've learned one thing, girls sure do like robots. The many different puzzles and challenges really make the game, and the cute little story really makes me want to play more.

http://youtu.be/8P5rt02qdNE
Posted: October 2
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7.2 hrs on record
I have played this game for a while and I enjoyed it, but Act 2 and level 3 came and game crashed. I wasn't able to run it further. So sad :(
Posted: October 15
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4.3 hrs on record
A deceptively tricky puzzle game guised by kawaii blockles and a hatred of boys. Ewwww, boys. This is a pleasant time waster if you have a couple hours to kill.
Posted: September 27
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 30
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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 !
Posted: July 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 28
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
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!
Posted: September 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Fully configurable generic PC gamepads support!
Cute graphics, nice music, good puzzle game.
Posted: September 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
as a girl who likes robots i can only applaud and squeal of glee.
Posted: September 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: September 13
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I have one thought about the fact that girls like more than robots.. but it's not really matter
Posted: August 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
A interesting puzzle game.
Posted: September 22
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
8/10 *but not for all! :-\
Posted: June 29
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