Duke it out with massive alien robots during the peak of the Mayan civilization. Nuke, zap, implode, incinerate and destroy your friends in singleplayer or local multiplayer. Win the adoration of your tiny Mayan tribesmen, and keep an eye out for Mayan Gods who will try to crash your party.
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Positive (45 reviews) - 95% of the 45 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 20, 2015

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January 7

Patch v1.0.5

A new year, a new patch for Mayan Death Robots! In our first big content update called the Super Weapons Update, we introduce 11 new special weapons as well as bunch of cosmetic improvements.

Here are some examples of the new weapons that you can toy with:

  • Mirror Image: create a copy of your robot that mirrors whatever you do until it is destroyed.
  • Time Bomb: launch a ticking time bomb at your opponent and watch it blow up half of his side after a minute!
  • Kamikaze: sacrifice yourself for the greater good. Jump to the other side as a fiery ball of doom and destroy his core!
  • Launch a Blaster Drone at your opponent that will fly through the map and continually shoot rockets at its target. Chaos guaranteed!
  • Clone Gun: drop an army of clones from your robot in parachutes from the sky. These clones will jump around and explode when they hit something. Chaos guaranteed!

We've also added more loading screens with tips and streamlined the first experience of new players.

Have fun!

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Reviews

“Build letting bots reshape the landscape by dropping tetrominoes, which puts a nuanced and entertaining twist on the basic artillery formula, particularly as battles run longer.”
RockPaperShotgun

“Mayan Death Robots is easily one of the best games we have played all year. Not only does it improve and sometimes re-imagine the formula for this type of game but the sheer amount of content is amazing.”
5/5 – Nerd Age

“While Mayan Death Robots shares a lot in common with Worms, it also innovates enough that it is an entertaining experience for anyone who enjoyed the Worms franchise.”
4/5 – GeekyHobbies

About This Game

Mayan Death Robots reinvents the artillery genre (think Worms) in a Mayan setting invaded by alien killing machines. Pick a robot from the roster and enter the arena to destroy your opponent's power core. Aim your weapon before the timer runs out, but don't be distracted by the pretty scenery: when the rockets start flying, you already need to plan your next move! Will you choose to move your robot to a better vantage point, or will you build defenses to keep your opponent from landing a killing blow?

Features:

  • Patience is not a virtue

    You never have to wait for your next turn. Each player acts at the same time, so whenever you fire a shot, expect to have the favour returned. Think Worms, but everyone takes their turn at the same time!

  • Choose wisely

    Pick a robot with unique abilities and weapons form a roster of ten lethal killing machines. Nuke, zap, implode, incinerate and destroy the opposition with your favourite robot and fighting style!

  • Practice organized religion

    Your tribe of tiny Mayas thinks you are a god descended from heaven, so they worship you and aid you in battle. Give them something to really believe in and blow up the enemy robot and his tribe!

  • Muscle out the competition

    The actual Mayan gods don’t take your blasphemy lightly and come to crash the party. Set aside your differences and team up with your opponent to defeat massive bosses! Feel free to proceed with the face melting afterwards.

  • Care for the environment

    Use your construction gun to build defences or create a vantage point to rain death on your opponent.

  • Survival of the fittest

    Think you know what it takes to defeat your opponent? Your robot overlords have some surprises in store to keep you on your toes. Play through the campaign mode to unlock new robots and scenarios that change the way you play the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7+
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (45 reviews)
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Samerox
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game is amazing. It brings everything you want in a turned based game.

Pros:

Awesome, addicting combat

Lots of characters with unique abilities

Funny weapons

Great level design

Great with friends

Cons:

None
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Enlightened Tactician
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
This game has many features that make it superior to other titles in the genre. It is very fast-paced, needs lots of tactics. The fact that building needs to be done in time and you have to be careful when to attack and when to defend, plus the recoil that changes a lot of things, makes this game interesting. I haven't played much in hours, but it was far more exhausting, than playing with other titles, 7-8 hours in a row. I played it with a friend, keyboard+controller and it was comfortable for both of us. You can get used to it in 5 minutes, yet you won't be pro for hours afterwards. Just time right, aim right, protect right. And careful with the extra advantages and disadvantages that the TV-show employs on you. Good luck, have fun!
Update: I have completed the whole game. It was exciting, from the first moment to the last. I recommend you get all the robots to get the maximum fun out of this game.
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Taylem
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
Colorful, great sound effects, fun animations and lots and lots of explosions. What more could anyone ask of a game? Mayan Death Robots is fantastic on every level, from the single player modes, no player modes (watch the computer beat the paste out of itself) and thrilling Local Co-Op; this game hits the mark every time. Buy it, right now ... seriously, buy it. It is worth every penny. I haven't loved a game of this type since Worms ... MDR easily tags a 8/10 or an B+ or whatever scale you wish to use. It's only weak point is the lack of online multi-player, but for the price you really cannot hold that against the game.
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masterxodin
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
TL:DR

It's fun. Buy it.
Especially good party game.

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Mayan Death Robots takes the Artillery genre of video games and gives it some much appreciated innovation. Like other artillery games, the basic structure of Mayan Death Robots centers around a turn of selecting a weapon, and then aiming it, relying on the players sense of trajectory to land hits on the opponent's side to accomplish a goal.

Worms is perhaps the series best known for popularizing the artillery genre, but Mayan Death Robots is a distinctly different kind of game from Worms, and it's important to know that in advance. I'll briefly explain the differences, and why they're important.


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Action Artillery Games vs Strategic Artillery Games


In worms and other artillery games, combat is far more Strategic rather than Action based. In those games, turns last longer, involve a combination of moving, weapon selection, and shooting. Players take alternating turns, and a game might last upwards of half-an-hour or more.

Mayan Death Robots is more of an Action Artillery game instead of a Strategic Artillery game. The goal isn't to blow up the opponent, but rather the opponent's core. Losing your robot essentially equates to a one turn penalty. This prevents games from being too short, and is more forgiving to players whom make mistakes when learning their robot.

In MDR, players take their turns at the same time, and turns are fast. Players get six seconds to make their weapon (or jump, or blocks) selection, and then six seconds to aim it. Weapons fire automatically at the end of those six seconds. The fast pace of turns can be slightly daunting to new players at first, but it's easy to adjust to because Weapon selection is very streamlined.

Although there are a lot of weapons in the game, each robot is essentially limited to two signature attacks, so you're rarely pressed to make a tough decision during those first six seconds. That design decision means that the individual matches can be fast but not stressful. A match usually only lasts between five and ten minutes, so it's really easy for casual players to get in to, yet rewarding for more hardcore players whom want to practice and master each robot's unique combat style.


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Multiplayer Friendly


The single biggest issue facing MDR has to do with the lack of online multiplayer. One has to keep in mind that Sileni Studios is a tiny team, and simply put it'd be grossly unfair to hold them to the same standards as Team 17 which has a ton of corporate backing to fund a plethora of features. But still, it is an issue because obviously if you buy a game like this, you're going to want to play it with friends.

That being said, the game has robust support for local Multiplayer, allowing for two players to use the same keyboard, a keyboard and gamepad, or two gamepads.

And it's seriously fun.
Seriously.

This would hands down be a terrific College Dorm game for whenever friends are hanging out. The fast pace of the game makes it easy for two players to play a match, and then have the loser hand the controller or keyboard off to the next person waiting in line. And the sheer hilarity of the visuals and action in game make it ridiculously fun for spectators to watch.

For the last few weeks I've played this game with my friends and their kids, switching out the players every match, and it felt like the beautiful nostalgia of video gaming from back when I was in college, passing a controller around whenever typical two-player games were played with an audience of three or more.


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Single Player Friendly


In addition, the solo player campaign is bonkers cool. There's a great over-the-top storyline about the Death Robots galactic TV show, and all the insanity that ensues. There are soooo many different scenarios in the game to be unlocked, from maps where Conquistadors constantly attempt to steal your cores, to Elder Gods that dramatically reshape the map, to man-eating plants. Combined with the ten different playstyles of the robots, the game packs a ton of replayability.


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In Closing


Hands down, for the price, there is a ton of entertainment one can get out of this game. It's my hope that online multiplayer will be added in the future, but in the meantime there's no real reason to short change yourself by passing over such a well-developed and designed game.
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Reapergod36
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Bought the game for my friend and I, for 9 minutes adjusting settings and such then realized it had no online multiplayer. I will re-purchase this for both of us if it gains this. But why the hell this chose single-player over online multiplayer is beyond me.
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christophe.heyndrickx
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 8, 2015
Mayan Death robots is a small game with a great sense of humour. In itself it's a fast packed action game, in the style of Worms, but with some unique features to make it worth your while.
Controls are extremely easy (you can teach it to your 8-year old in under a minute) and then it's just "blast away".
Single player mode in this version is extended and if you don't have any friends nearby (it happens..) then you can just as well play the campaign mode on your own. To be honest, I didn't try the 'shared local multiplayer' yet, but I guess it is really fun at parties.
I find myself playing it from time to time on the train, to 'put off any worries' and have a good laugh.
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BRNKoINSANITY
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 4, 2015
This is a pretty cool artillery game! Full thoughts are below!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=568855921
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Morghul
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
Some friends and me were looking for a fun brawler to try during our LAN-party. We usually play worms with some drinks until we're ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ but were looking for something different and stumbled on this.

We were sort of getting the hang of it until some giant snake-god thing showed up and everything pretty much started exploding.

10/10 would die in horrible chaos again.
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Rynia
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
When asked to describe Mayan Death Robots in a few words I instantly knew what they were.

Competitive: there are few games that get me quite as competitive as Mayan Death Robots! This game makes you want to win and gives you an immense amount of pleasure seeing your enemy robot being blown to pieces by a very grumpy snowman!

Fast-paced: unlike Worms where I remember spending many hours slowly watching someone sling from one side of the map to another, Mayan Death Robots is a fast game that constantly keeps you occupied.

Engaging: there is never a dull moment in Mayan Death Robots. There is so much going on from the constant missiles in the air, to little Mayans building their world on the and the constant fear of your core being destroyed, that you are contineously engaged.

Adorable: the setting is amazing! The mayans are adorable, but so are the robots and the gods. Mayan Death Robots is an amazing world and every single campaign mission I makes it even more fluffy.

Fun: it's simply fun! A second xbox controller is on the way so we can make Mayan Death Robots evenings out of it!

I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone who enjoys competitive fun fast paced games with friends.
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Nyenna
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
Mayan Death Robots is a wonderful game to play with friends/family, it's a lot of fun and laughing your ♥♥♥ of is pretty much guaranteed! It's a lot of chaos, but in a good and entertaining way.

From time to time you have to bury the hatchet with your opponent to take on the mighty Mayan gods! Who (sometimes literally) really shake up the game! You can also destroy your opponent's core in a lot of different and unique ways, and every robot is unique and has a certain playing style.

The game has a lot of character, the sounds/voices, the Mayans, the annoying Spanish mammals, the game play, graphics and let's not forget about the humor in this game. All the little news reports in the main menu are definitely worth reading! The storyline itself is also really funny.

I'd recommend to play it together with a friend or a family member, this will give you the best experience possible with the game.

TL;DR: Very fun game, definitely recommended and a must have!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
Mayan Death Robots is a worms-esque game where each character has unique abilities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LYKUgKBKU
The main objective is to destroy your opponent's core. You can completely destroy the level and are forced to overcome obstacles on your way while simultaneously protecting your core in some way.

Each round has a short timer in which both players select their moves at the same time. When the timer runs out your action is carried out. All Death Robots can rebuild the terrain by placing Tetris-shaped blocks to either barricade their core off or create a platform. All the Robots can also use a jump action and fly across the map.
Where the characters differ is their weaponry. Some weapons will stick to a surface and climb around, others will drill through, while others can release cluster grenades from the air. The aiming system takes gravity into account, which is why I compared the game to Worms' similar artillery type of aiming (as well as the destructible terrain).

As you progress through levels randomizers are added to keep the game interesting. You are given random weapons, or sometimes little Mayan people attempt to defend your core and attack your opponent if they stand next to your followers. You even get a few bonuses like larger explosion radius if you destroy more things in the environment.

However, the best event of all has to be the gigantic bosses that appear in levels occasionally. Halfway through your battle, the boss will wreak havoc and level the entire stage. You and your opponent have to work together to kill the boss, since your cores are teleported out of the battlefield. After the boss is killed, the cores are brought back and you get to fight in a basically brand new level.

The art style and character designs are really cool-looking in my opinion.

Overall, the game is a lot of fun. The objective-based combat makes the game exciting, and the randomizers like Mayan followers keep the levels from getting stale. (And oh man, the bosses are just so badass)
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
I've see Mayan Death Robots on several events and it was always a crowd pleaser. It does several cool things to shake up the artillery game formula (ie.Worms) quite a bit!

For one, the pace is way faster than Worms', with all players playing at the same time so if both players know the game, matches move on forward very pleasantly.
Adding characters with specific skills does a lot to increase variety and the boss fights help in changing the pace quite dramatically (ad they're very well put together).

The character skills have a lot of variety and there are some nice touches like the Tetris-inspired wall-building and the "skill-roulette" that manage to shake things up a bit by granting a random super skill to players.

Of course everything is not perfect and the game can feel a bit overwhelming at first due to the quick pace and busy screen. The campaign does a good job of teaching you the basics though so I recommend starting from there to explore the main features one by one.

It's also cool that you can tackle the campaign alone or with people, which is a great way to learn the specifics of the game together (that's how we played it with a friend).

Highly recommended if you're looking for an intense couch multiplayer game!
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
The local multiplayer is super fun to play! but when you are alone, they made sure they have plenty of story line to keep you entertained with plenty of variations on the gameplay! well done
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Fun and visually entertaining game. Due to the high paced battles it's (in our case) very well suited for playing during lunch breaks. Simplified weapon choice compared to Worms, but that doesn't take away from the tactical choices you have to make to obliterate your fellow colleague.... (or end up with a "NOOOOOO!" moment). Thumbs up!

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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Awesome :D Grab some friends, Belgian beers (the only true ones) and enjoy the coop mode !
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Wanted to shoot nuke at AI robot, who build wall in front of my face.

10/10, would nuke and kill own robot again. gg, AI.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
love the game!
feels like worms but more science fiction and maya's =)
love to kill my gf in local multiplayer :D
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
Wow, this really brings a whole new level to Worms-like games. I really liked shooting the crap out of the AI! For some reason it's getting better though... But losing is just as fun, watching the Maya cheer makes me a happy person!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Being a fan of the Worms franchise I was excited to try out Mayan Death Robots and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed.

The game plays a lot like Worms with the two main differences being that you are trying to kill the other player's power core instead of their robot and Mayan Death Robots is more streamlined than Worms.

For the most part I liked the streamlining done in Mayan Death Robots. The game moves really quickly. Since both players move at the same time there is no need to sit around waiting for the other player to make their move. Turns move so quickly that you will always be thinking about what you are going to do next and lining up your next shot. The only problem with the streamlining process is that each robot doesn't have as many weapon choices as you had in Worms.

Each robot only has two different weapons with the occasional chance to use a third weapon. The only significant complaint I have with the game is that I wish each robot had a few more attacks which would have given you some more variety in how you could attack your opponent. The good news is that the robots do play differently as each robot's attacks are different enough to give each robot different strategies.

While the game is probably going to be more fun against another player I have to give the game a lot of credit for creating a very capable AI computer to play against. At times it is a little too easy and sometimes a little too hard but the AI does a great job adjusting to your skill level in order to give you a challenge without feeling frustrating.

If you like games like Worms I think you will really enjoy Mayan Death Robots.

Note: I received a review copy from the developer.

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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Fantastic artillary game. The gameplay is pretty fast with essentially both you and your opponent taking your turns at the same time, and there is a great variety in gameplay between the different character robots (without any of them being distinctly more powerfull than the others).
Lack of online multiplayer is the only thing keeping this from a no-brainer buy. Regardless, worth your money if you like artillary games like worms.
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