Robo’s World: The Zarnok Fortress is a Free Roaming Tactical Action Platformer. Take on the vast, interconnected Fortress, and battle an ever learning foe who seeks to repair each zone you sabotage. Can you master your abilities to put an end to the dark reign of the Zarnok once and for all?
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Release Date: Mar 7, 2016

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June 1

V 1.1.0

Everything just got a little bit better; a bit of distance from the game helped highlight those few details that could be improved, and so they have been! The Fortress awaits, not radically different, but more accessible now to new players and those who've been with us since the beginning.

  • New Settings Menu: Added the option to enable / disable Camera Shake and Hit Counters! Plus, all 3 options menus have been linked together into one efficient Settings Menu.
  • Improved efficiency of lower GFX levels. If you've encountered any issues running the game on older computers, this will help keep frame-rates consistent.
  • Digital Environment Guardian Update: The Guardian in the Digital Environment now behaves very differently! It can pass through walls at will as it savagely hunts the player down. This also greatly improves the efficiency of the Digital Environment as a whole, and should result in improved frame-rates on older machines.
  • Fortress Repair Adjustment: Sabotaged Zones only repair at a rate of 1 percent per room transition regardless of difficulty, dying now has the added penalty of restoring 1 percent to every sabotaged zone per level of difficulty. As a result, there is less of a penalty for simply traversing the Fortress but a much greater penalty for death, encouraging more tactical play on difficulty levels above Beginner.
  • Level Adjustments: Tweaks for level 1 and 2 of the Incursion Zone based on player feedback.
  • Bug Fixes: Fixed a glitch involving the Airlock in B3, the Challenge Level not loading properly, and Totems not making a sound when punched.
  • Mapping Update: All unexplored levels now show up as faded versions of the room name instead of "?" making it easier to find your way around the Fortress.
  • More Leaderboards: The game now features Leaderboards not only for each mode, but for each possible difficulty of each mode for a total of 10 ranked lists.

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March 9

Now available for Mac + Linux!

Play the game on your platform of choice; Windows, OSX, or Linux!

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About This Game

Robo’s World: The Zarnok Fortress is a Free Roaming Tactical Action Platformer. Take on the vast, interconnected Fortress, and battle an ever learning foe who seeks to repair each zone you sabotage. Can you master your abilities to put an end to the dark reign of the Zarnok once and for all?

Key Features

  • Explore a colorful 2D interconnected world with 8 distinct zones, each with a unique set of obstacles, composed of 50+ levels
  • Hack the ship's systems to cause havoc and take hazards offline
  • Race against time: When you are faced with a planet ravaging force of evil, managing time is important: use your map, plot your course, sabotage!
  • Master the alternate paths present in every level to stop the Fortress faster than anyone else!
  • Navigate the Digital Environment, a game-within-a-game where the clock is stopped, but you’re in an extra vulnerable state as you Fast-Travel around the Fortress
  • Consistent challenge presented by an adaptive AI. Use the Digital Environment to scramble their data bytes Pac-Man style
  • Face off against six distinct classes of enemy robots each presenting a unique combat challenge from swarming Sentries to the brutal Elites
  • Sneak past enemies to get the drop on them or be prepared to blast your way through hordes of reinforcements
  • Uncover the mysterious origin of the Zarnok by accessing Lore Terminals hidden throughout the Fortress!
  • Rock out to fast paced retro melodies that you’ll want to listen to long after the game is over
  • Play the way you want to with fully customizable controls and 5 different difficulty settings to choose from
  • Challenge yourself to get all 25 Steam Achievements and experience all new ways to play

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP 3, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core 2 Duo (TM) 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel(R) i7 Core (TM) 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5, 10.10
    • Processor: Intel(R) i5 Core (TM) 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 170 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5, 10.10
    • Processor: Intel(R) i7 Core (TM) 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 170 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 170 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 170 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Positive (12 reviews)
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Zelreia
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
This game is a solid, fun platformer with challenges that are introduced logically. I really like the game's engaging sci-fi environment. Whether you're new to gaming or a seasoned veteran, there's something here for everyone to appreciate.
Cool soundtrack!
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Liobuster
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 3
one of the hidden gems of steam
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Blank101
9.2 hrs
Posted: May 17
Great game! Robo's World reminds of mega man from the old school console days. Really dig the soundtrack too!
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Dracon
1.7 hrs
Posted: May 1
Thanks for the game key guys. Love it to Death!!!!!
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Tobyfriend15
1.6 hrs
Posted: April 29
Its a really good game for being out for such a short time. i got to meet the dev and grapichs desinger witch was really cool at EGLX, really devoted to what there doing and how to do it, if i could again say. it would be 100% beater with co-op, its a nice small game 12/10 keep doing what youre doing!
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sirblob123
1.7 hrs
Posted: March 25
Awesome game, really loving it so far (The DE is my favorite part also I'm not very good at it) only on problem. I have been trying to use a Playstation 4 controller and can't get it to connect. It works fine in all my other games, Does Robo's World have Ps controller support or just x-box and steam controller support? thanks!
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EquilibriumEST
1.4 hrs
Posted: March 20
Point score for different aspects of the game (0 to 10)

Graphics 8 (Fuzzy Graphics was a bug and has been fixed)
Music 8
Cinematics 6
Story 7
Content 7
Controls 8 (game is meant to be played with a controller)
Gameplay 7

Final Score 7.3

Liked: Nice looking game with enjoyable music and interesting puzzles
Disliked: Game view could zoomed out a bit, but nothing major

Verdict: Nice game and i recommend giving it a try!
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scxcr
5.5 hrs
Posted: March 18
PROS:
-The AI accumulation system which makes enemies behave differently as the value goes up. The bigger enemies are a very real threat.
-Tight controls and game mechanics. Jumping, dashing, shooting, punching; everything's responsive and quick to pick up and they're all used to their fullest throughout the game.
-Having a game entirely about robots and mechanical stuff which not only avoids overdosing on the color grey, but has a decent amount of color to mix up the visuals, namely with the title character.
-The sabotage system allowing parts of the ship to go down at once or later, which makes certain platforming sections or corridors easier by disabling certain things.

CONS:
-This is pretty clearly designed with a controler in mind. Using a keyboard took lots of trial and error shifting the keys around to find something sort of comfortable.
-It can be a bit frustrating to get through most of a room, die, then get sent back to the entrance and have to do it all over again. I wouldn't change it, it's just frustrating is all.
-Final sequence is a bit meh.

Overall I do like this game and am currently going through new game plus mode. And a tip for anyone speedrunning this: If you're on a conveyor belt and look up so the belt is offscreen, it behaves like a regular platform.
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Clown Nebula
1.4 hrs
Posted: March 17
If you're looking for a challenging platformer with fast paced action and robot combat, you've come to the right place!
The Zarnoks are destroying several planets in the galaxy, and when their target become Saphirium, your job as The Guardian is to protect it from complete annhilation!
In fact you'll have to rush through the spaceship-fortress in order to sabotage critical areas and be able access the core and stop the invasion, and you'll be fighting against the clock. Depending on the difficulty, you'll have different amount of hours and sabotage areas (on normal it's about 7 hours, you got time!), this makes you feel right into the action, as you slowly watch the fortress approaching the planet and killing the inhabitants, it's a touch of "realism", a real invasion must be stopped as soon as possible, to save as many people as possible.
The best part of the game is the platforming and robot fights, you'll need every bit of skill to rush in every section of the fortress while dealing with the robo guards. You can take a stealth approach, or just charge the enemies and give 'em a good ol' uppercut in the robochin :D
The map is huge and interconnected, it does the job well to recreate a spaceship and the feeling that is a whole "world", which is cool, although sometimes, and that's the only problem I had, it feels a bit confusing at first, there are many directions you can take and it'll require some time to understand properly the structure of the spaceship.
There are also hacking sections, which is the second kind of gameplay you'll face, that is navigating the fortress' net, unlocking doors and collecting data, that will weaken the enemies' AI for easier fights! (I like this feature, very meta!)

Overall, if you like platform games with a touch of metroidvania, I highly recommend you this game. It's fun, runs fast and furious on the platforming and combat, and it is challenging nonetheless, it'll test your ability as a true savior of the galaxy!
I'm making a whole playthrough of the game, a review copy sent to me by the developers:
https://youtu.be/arBqf4-MuwI
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Bless Play
1.1 hrs
Posted: March 14
(disclaimer, I haven't finished the game yet - if the endind for some reason is bad, I wouldn't know, but seeing how polished the game has been so far, I can almost assure you; it is not)

This. This is what I define as a freaking nice game with much to offer. Polished and cohesive graphics, nice illustrations, great challenges, good music, easy to learn controls but hard to master, and in general good ol' fun. If you like action platformers, this is the game for you.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
PROS:
-The AI accumulation system which makes enemies behave differently as the value goes up. The bigger enemies are a very real threat.
-Tight controls and game mechanics. Jumping, dashing, shooting, punching; everything's responsive and quick to pick up and they're all used to their fullest throughout the game.
-Having a game entirely about robots and mechanical stuff which not only avoids overdosing on the color grey, but has a decent amount of color to mix up the visuals, namely with the title character.
-The sabotage system allowing parts of the ship to go down at once or later, which makes certain platforming sections or corridors easier by disabling certain things.

CONS:
-This is pretty clearly designed with a controler in mind. Using a keyboard took lots of trial and error shifting the keys around to find something sort of comfortable.
-It can be a bit frustrating to get through most of a room, die, then get sent back to the entrance and have to do it all over again. I wouldn't change it, it's just frustrating is all.
-Final sequence is a bit meh.

Overall I do like this game and am currently going through new game plus mode. And a tip for anyone speedrunning this: If you're on a conveyor belt and look up so the belt is offscreen, it behaves like a regular platform.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
If you're looking for a challenging platformer with fast paced action and robot combat, you've come to the right place!
The Zarnoks are destroying several planets in the galaxy, and when their target become Saphirium, your job as The Guardian is to protect it from complete annhilation!
In fact you'll have to rush through the spaceship-fortress in order to sabotage critical areas and be able access the core and stop the invasion, and you'll be fighting against the clock. Depending on the difficulty, you'll have different amount of hours and sabotage areas (on normal it's about 7 hours, you got time!), this makes you feel right into the action, as you slowly watch the fortress approaching the planet and killing the inhabitants, it's a touch of "realism", a real invasion must be stopped as soon as possible, to save as many people as possible.
The best part of the game is the platforming and robot fights, you'll need every bit of skill to rush in every section of the fortress while dealing with the robo guards. You can take a stealth approach, or just charge the enemies and give 'em a good ol' uppercut in the robochin :D
The map is huge and interconnected, it does the job well to recreate a spaceship and the feeling that is a whole "world", which is cool, although sometimes, and that's the only problem I had, it feels a bit confusing at first, there are many directions you can take and it'll require some time to understand properly the structure of the spaceship.
There are also hacking sections, which is the second kind of gameplay you'll face, that is navigating the fortress' net, unlocking doors and collecting data, that will weaken the enemies' AI for easier fights! (I like this feature, very meta!)

Overall, if you like platform games with a touch of metroidvania, I highly recommend you this game. It's fun, runs fast and furious on the platforming and combat, and it is challenging nonetheless, it'll test your ability as a true savior of the galaxy!
I'm making a whole playthrough of the game, a review copy sent to me by the developers:
https://youtu.be/arBqf4-MuwI
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
(disclaimer, I haven't finished the game yet - if the endind for some reason is bad, I wouldn't know, but seeing how polished the game has been so far, I can almost assure you; it is not)

This. This is what I define as a freaking nice game with much to offer. Polished and cohesive graphics, nice illustrations, great challenges, good music, easy to learn controls but hard to master, and in general good ol' fun. If you like action platformers, this is the game for you.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Great gameplay, challenging but rewarding. Love the retro platform style, and the sound to accompany it is fantastic. The adventure itself is open-ended, leading to all sorts of paths through the world as you progress towards the ship's core. I would definitely recommend picking this game up and seeing for yourself. Tons of fun!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Its a really good game for being out for such a short time. i got to meet the dev and grapichs desinger witch was really cool at EGLX, really devoted to what there doing and how to do it, if i could again say. it would be 100% beater with co-op, its a nice small game 12/10 keep doing what youre doing!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
one of the hidden gems of steam
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
A great challenge! If you're a fan of action platformers, this is right up your alley. Great visuals and it's a retro inspired game that hasn't gone with pixel art. Did I mention this game can be difficult :D!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Point score for different aspects of the game (0 to 10)

Graphics 8 (Fuzzy Graphics was a bug and has been fixed)
Music 8
Cinematics 6
Story 7
Content 7
Controls 8 (game is meant to be played with a controller)
Gameplay 7

Final Score 7.3

Liked: Nice looking game with enjoyable music and interesting puzzles
Disliked: Game view could zoomed out a bit, but nothing major

Verdict: Nice game and i recommend giving it a try!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Awesome game, really loving it so far (The DE is my favorite part also I'm not very good at it) only on problem. I have been trying to use a Playstation 4 controller and can't get it to connect. It works fine in all my other games, Does Robo's World have Ps controller support or just x-box and steam controller support? thanks!
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Great game! Robo's World reminds of mega man from the old school console days. Really dig the soundtrack too!
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