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 (111 reviews) - 85% of the 111 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Girls Like Robots



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

“Remarkably charming”
PC Gamer

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

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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Very Positive (111 reviews)
Review Type

Purchase Type


Display As:

(what is this?)
79 reviews match the filters above ( Very Positive)
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
41 of 55 people (75%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
12 of 15 people (80%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
22 of 34 people (65%) 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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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 ...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recently Posted
Frundgy Blugg
7.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
Pretty good. Charming is the single word I'd say best describes this. The storyline is silly and whimsical. The visuals are cute. The gameplay is similar to a lot of games but I haven't seen this kind of matching game translated to feelings before.

At first I thought this might be a reductive attempt at a "girl's game" since it's all about "feelings", the graphics have a cute style, and "Girls" is in the title. But I'm not a girl and I enjoyed it. It's a fun little game you can play for a couple minutes or an hour.

Yes the single music track gets annoying after a while - muting it is easy though.

Total game time for me was about 6 hours, since I tried a lot of levels over again to get a better score. Well worth the $5 I spent.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
1.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
I wanted to like this game but seriously it is just too full of awful stereotypes and tropes. The puzzling is ok, but imo spoiled by the rest of it. I'll probably just use a guide to get through the game to get the achievements but ... meh. Not sure if I can even be bothered to do that. The female/nerd stereotypes aren't cute or funny, just a total turn off.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
12.6 hrs
Posted: October 11
I'm a puzzle game addict, but I kind of hate this game.

Maybe it's just the way my brain works and something just doesn't click, but the puzzles were either laughably easy or impossible to get a gold rating on without brute forcing or looking up the answer. Or maybe it was just that the gameplay mechanics were so unfun it wasn't enjoyable to spend more time solving harder puzzles.

It was cute at first, but the cutscenes really drag on and are just not funny or engaging, and if you skip them it says "Skip this darling bit of theater?" which is just irritating. Plus there are cutesy and slow animations when interacting with the menus/map which makes things take even longer.

The final straw is the last achievement which is just to fiddle with an interactive screensaver for approximately 5 hours. No thank you.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
5.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[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.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
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.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
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).

Helpful? Yes No Funny
7.9 hrs
Posted: April 22
Developer puts a boring last achievement, let's not recommend this game~
Helpful? Yes No Funny
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
Helpful? Yes No Funny
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.
Helpful? Yes No Funny