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.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014
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“Ingenious, fresh and smartly designed, Girls Like Robots has been oiled to perfection.”
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“Remarkably charming”
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“Logic puzzles have never been so cute, quirky and entertaining.”
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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.

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
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Blocky Girls really like blocky Robots.

The Square University has sendout its blocky students to discover different places in this weird world.
First 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I'll confess in reality i'm just undecided about this game, I really wish i loved this game. I love the idea of this game, i love the look of this game and i love the design of this game however i just can't get into it the same way i can/have done with other games. Sure i put in a few minutes here and there but for me personally this isn't a hardcore sit through and play till i finnish game, although i suppose thats how it is for a lot of puzzle games, they're good for just picking up and playing here and there. The story 'film' segments can be a little irritating because i wasn't looking for a story in this sort of game, however i'm sure if it didn't have a story i'd complain it didn't flow properly (You just can't please some people!).

Besides all that, i do still like this game, at least a little, i have played it in short bursts of time, but when it comes down to it i often get too frustrated with the puzzles, because they are actually challenging which is a very big part of a puzzle game, so i wouldn't see that as a necessary down point especially as you don't have to get it 100% correct to move through the levels.

This game is fun and quirky and i would reccomend giving it a go, it's the sort of game everyone needs in their steam library just for those times you want an easy to pick up and play puzzle game and for that i give this game a thumbs up!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
It's actually logic puzzles; nothing to do with robosexuality. The art and the cutscenes/transitions can get abrasive, but it's entertaining enough, although it never gets very challenging.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Girls Like Robots is a quirky puzzle game with an adorable art style and a story that was really entertaining. Overall the puzzles themselves were just the right difficulty and were done is such a way that even if you seen these types of puzzles before GLR made them feel new and refreshing in there own way. The music fit the game very well and complemented the mood the game was trying to set while playing. If you enjoy good puzzles that are fun and challenging then you won't regret buying and playing this game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
At the age of 32, first run of the game:
"no way my manliness will bear this overdose of childishness... "
"this is just silll.... oh hehe that was cool.."
"oh damn this is cute"
"cuuuuuute"

after 1 hour of playtime my wife caught me in the act, she gave me this serious look like "are you serious??!!" and I was like "whaaaaaat... you just don't understand men!"
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
14.7 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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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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12 of 13 people (92%) 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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15 of 19 people (79%) 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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
If the words "Logic puzzles with a silly sense of humour" scratch your fancy, this is what you're after. It's all based on arranging various pieces that react differently to their adjacent pieces. Which sounds simple, and it mostly is, but the developper showed a lot of wit and creativity in the game's design, and it's very well refined.

Only problem is that it's a bit short, but the ride is plenty enjoyable and, I think, well worth the price.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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16 of 24 people (67%) 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 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
The plot is lunacy but the game is solid. It's a puzzle game where you have to calculate the seating arrangement of a group of people based on their preferences. For instance, if you sit a girl next to a robot, both are happy unless the robot is surrounded on four sides -- in which case the robot becomes very unhappy.

This may seem like a very rudamentary game mechanic that would get boring very quickly, but the developers did a good job of constantly adding new seating rules and curve balls that keep the game fresh all the way to the end.

Based on my playthrough, the game is 5-7 hours long.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
A couple of hours in and still learning new social behaviors, there is so much depth to this title I highly recommend it. It's a puzzle game with a fun and quirky personality. When I get close to double digits worth of play I'll be happy to go into greater depth about this game. But so far it's great, even when the cards are NOT in your favor it's still a blast.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
This game is amazing, random, lovely, frustrating and the right kind of difficult. Brings a smile to my face every time I play it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
Lots of heart, a charming/relaxing puzzler.
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