Simple to play but difficult to master, Upwards, Lonely Robot combines addictive ‘one more go’ gameplay with quirky and endearing art direction and an intriguingly cryptic story to bring you a gaming experience unlike any other.
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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“Upwards, Lonely Robot is gamer tested, wife approved.”
4/5 – HardCoreGamer

“It invites you in with something simple, then piles on the difficulty…”
4/5 – OneUpGaming

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About This Game

  • The vertical trial game that you’ve been waiting for! Who needs to go horizontal when you can go vertical?
  • Addictive and challenging puzzle platformer gameplay, a challenge for all gamers
  • Tons of levels to master
  • Online and local split-screen multiplayer with leaderboards for infinite mode – challenge your friends to get the highest scores and quickest times!
  • A mysterious and heart-wrenching story with a twist at the end for you to unravel as you progress through each level

In Upwards, Lonely Robot, you are the eponymous android tasked with ascending a series of towers in the search for your creators. Each tower climbed unlocks a little more behind the mystery – with plenty of finger-twisting jumps and vicious enemies to overcome along the way. Not only that, but players must complete each level with an increasingly-challenging countdown timer putting them under even more pressure.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
The best job that I can do in selling Upwards, Lonely Robot to you as a fellow gamer is to tell you a little about my experience with the game. When I first started playing the game I started with the level sets. I thought that the radio messages in between each level was a great way to tell a story inbetween levels. I found that the game play could be addictive and that it was immediate casual fun from the beginning. I could also see that when you played on higher difficulty settings that the game could quite easily cease being able to be classified as ‘casual’ and instead becoming quite hardcore. This is ingenious. It allows the game to be for everyone – those just seeking relaxation at the end of a hard working day and for those who are driven by great challenge. It was fantastic. But that wasn’t where I felt most addicted to the game.

The game mode that I quickly became addicted to was the infinite game. I enjoy playing this one at higher settings. The more enemies and the more furious the game play the better. It’s not that easier difficulties aren’t great because they are but I was driven by a challenge. There’s a couple of achievements that I was targeting specifically. There’s one for juicing up to 500 throughout infinite mode and the other is the super stamina mode where you have to climb one thousand levels. I achieved both with a lot of hard work and enjoyment. What a challenge. I kept on playing, chugging away on the game wondering how far I could go. 1500, 2000…

Unfortunately, Steam demanded that I update Steam when I was some 2300 levels high and auto exited the game for me – unless I did so by jumping (pressing the A button on my controller) and I accidentally accepted it before I could see the pop up. So I’m left wondering how much further I could have gotten had it not happened. But I also question whether there was any point because I had already unlocked the non-hidden achievements related to climbing as high as one could go. If one of the hidden achievements was also related then I’ll admit to being bitterly disappointed but I’ll never know.

The game’s graphics are more than suitable for the game and the little robot’s sounds are very cute. The game plays and performs exactly as you would hope it would and the game’s controls are tight enough that you can perform your little tricks getting between levels with relative ease. The only barriers whatsoever to the game are whether or not it’s the type of game that you will enjoy and really just how skilled you are at it. Thankfully the skills required are easy enough to pick up but are difficult to master.

Upwards, Lonely Robot is a fantastic concept with gameplay that matches. I look forward to finishing the actual story mode now that I’ve mastered infinite mode.

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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 10
From Kasedo Games comes a simple yet amazingly challenging platform puzzle game: Upwards, Lonely Robot. Your hero is a robot that appears to be rolling around in a hamster ball that must scale the towers. Each tower presents with a series of different “enemy bots” that you need to avoid as you make your way to the top. As you progress through each level, the towers become more and more challenging and Upwards, Lonely Robot becomes the kind of game that you spend hours playing “just one more level”.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
I started playing this game not expecting much from it, maybe just a quick play here and there. I have played this game for 5.7 hours now and plan to continue playing as it is so much fun always trying to beat the high scores on the leaderboard. The online duel mode is fantastic as you can play with your friends and it is very intense trying to mantain high charge while also being as quick as possible. You start off a bit slow but in no time you are racing up tower avoiding enemies and trying to pick all that sweet fruit. The game is great and I really love it.

PS. I'm no.1 on the leaderboard

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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Finally i found a game (in the latest days) that I am no tgonna refund. Simple, but charming, challenging and funny. Keeps my eyes open without blinking one single time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Addicting and interesting, with several playable modes to boot, Upwards, Lonely Robot is one of the far better Indie Puzzle Adventures I've ever played. Repetitive at times, with a disappointing two-song soundtrack, it could be better - but the surprising story (combined with excellent gameplay and beautiful graphics) makes for an enjoyable and really quite wonderful game. 9/10, would play again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Recommended! One of the best casual games I've played in a while. Its mechanics is really simple but each level has a different challenge, it doesn't get boring after some time. The sound fx and bg music are a great match for the survival atmosphere the game has.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Upwards, Lonely robot is a tower climber which see’s you, the lonely robot do his best to climb an old warn out tower in search of fruit.
The objective of the game could not be simpler. Just climb to the top, failing that just climb as high as you can before you run out of juice. Along the way you will dodge enemies, collect fruit to “juice up” and avoid falling to your death.
I found myself enjoying this game much more than I initially estimated and it kept me engaged for quite a while.
Upwards lonely robot comes with several modes in which to play. The first being their story mode which will see you complete 75 levels of increasing difficulty over pre-determined challenges. Get to the top before the juice runs out and consider the mission complete.
The second is “climber mode”. This mode allows you to customise many aspects of the game in order to create a custom experience with a set of challenged tailored to you.
Set the difficulty, height of the tower, the amount of juice you start with or even the types (if any) of fruit you will find along the way. A great way to test your skills.
We then come to the endless mode which also has the customisable options but this time the levels don’t end and you will continue to travel up the tower until either you run out of juice or you find yourself on the moon or some other planetary body!
Last we have the duel mode. Unfortunately I was unable to play duel mode as there was no one online at the time for me to play with.
Overall I found the game to be quite enjoyable if not a tad repetitive and asked myself if the game would not be better suited playing on a mobile and not pc as I found controlling the robot with the keyboard to be a little unresponsive at times.
I would give the game a solid 6/10. Enjoyable but lacking depth.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
It's a fun game where you control a ball and jump on platforms to achieve a goal/highscore. I managed to get #1 on one of the leaderboards (17/3/2016), so I can die knowing I got #1 in the world at something. This game gives me the illusion that I am good at games. 10/10

EDIT: (17/03/16) - After a few hours I currently am #1 on the leaderboard for all of the wide towers. I think I am physically addicted. 11/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I like this game... repeatedly a challenge to reach the top :)
You can be addicted
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
fun game, precise controls, nice graphics. worth a try.
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