Botlike - loot and shoot your way through hordes of robots or die trying. Play as S.I.R. - a grumpy old warbot on his path to revenge. Use your ever-growing arsenal of weapons, upgrades and powerful items to defeat an evil and totalitarian robot league. Grab your top hat and let the rampage begin!
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Sep 14, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

In short: player feedback, eradicating bugs, and add more content.

We've been working on Botlike for over two years. We've worked extensively on essential mechanics: gunplay, movement, random levels, opponent AI, etc. are already really polished in the Early Access version. At this point, we think it's important to get feedback from real players, even if the content of the game isn't completely finished yet. The game is already playable, and it's lots of fun.

Moreover, we want to use the time during Early Access to implement more content in the game.
In detail:
  • more biomes and levels
  • more opponents
  • more items
  • more upgrades
  • more weapons
  • champion system

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“That depends on a few variables. An important factor is your feedback. We expect the Early Access phase to take at least six months.
We have this ambitious goal of making Botlike an absolutely amazing game – with Early Access and your feedback, we can make that happen.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is running very smoothly and bug-free on all our computers. But we're a small indie team and don't have the resources for large-scale testing. There are infinite possibilities to combine hardware, and even a huge test budget (which we, being indie devs, of course don't have) could not cover all of them. An Early Access phase gives us the chance to run Botlike on many different computers and subsequently fix problems that might occur. That way, the final version will be more bug-free and polished. Additionally, the finished game will have more content. This makes for a longer gameplay time and better replayability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is technically sound and fun to play. Gameplay is entertaining and lasts several hours; the levels are randomized, so you can re-play the game repeatedly. You'll face new challenges in each playthrough: you will have to adapt your strategy to the weapons and items you find and the opponents you encounter.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to raise the price once we are adding more content. Early Access will come with a small discount to benefit early adopters.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're looking forward to receiving active community feedback! With your help, we can improve our game.

That means:

Balancing
Botlike uses many systems that allow you to adapt the game to your own playing style. By unlocking upgrades or buying specific item/weapon builds, you can play the game however you like – there are infinite possibilities of gameplay.
But many of those possibilities require an extensive balancing phase. And here's where we need you! The more players there are in Early Access, the more we can collect data and feedback to balance Botlike.

Suggestions and Ideas
We do have a very clear vision for the final version of Botlike. But we're always open to good ideas. So please don't hesitate and send us your ideas and suggestions for improving Botlike.

Bug Hunting
There'll be some bugs! That's 'Game Dev 101'. Our aim is to eliminate as many bugs as possible in the Early Access phase. With your help and active feedback, we can transform Botlike into what it deserves to be: an all-around awesome game.”
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March 27

Botlike Patch 0.4.0

Hello fine Sirs and Madams, it has been quiet for a while now in Rust town. But the League isn't destroyed yet. Quite the Contrary. They are getting stronger every day as if they knew that something big were coming for them.



Today's patch will bring you a load of new content and probably several hours of shooting joy. There is a new boss - the „Sägewerksvorsteher“ - chief of the regional forest clearance department. And he is not happy to see that S.I.R. is killing all his workers. So be prepared for an assault!



He will be the last resistance in the outer skirts of Rust Town and after defeating him you can continue your way and search for an entrance, a possibility to get up in their station and defeat the League once and for all. A friendly engineers unit told you that there is an outpost of the League somewhere in the huge graveyard just behind the mountain. A huge battle took place there, when the last war was fought and is now the last home for millions and millions of brave brothers and sisters. They have a transportation device there for sure. It has to be. But it will be protected.




This will not be easy terrain. You have to adapt to new situations and obstacles. But we have widened your upgrade options. The overall progress you get through buying new parts at the Gemischtwarenhändler in Rust Town has been reworked and new tiers has been added. And you probably going to need them all.

At least if you are trying to beat all the 6 new difficulty modes we implemented. Starting the game their will be three modes unlocked. Civilian Mode (easy), Standard Unit Mode (normal) and Decorated Warbot Mode (hard). Beat the game in the hardest mode and unlock the next one. Keep your progress (or reset if you like the pain) and become the ultimate war machine as you fight your way through the army the League sends against you in ever-increasing waves.



And of course there has been quite a lot of bug fixes and tweaks. Further balancing and little improvements here and there. Below you find the complete patch notes:

Patch notes Botlike 0.4.0
  • Added second level! New biotope scrapyard, with 12 new maps, new mechanics and new encounters
  • added new Boss to the end of level one. The Guardian is now protecting the Scrapyard and is still your final encounter
  • added 6 new difficulty settings. Only the settings civilian mode (easy), standard unit mode (normal), decorated war bot mode (hard) are unlocked. Clear a mode to unlock further difficulty modes
  • added 2 new kinds of turrets. One has a fixed position, the other aims at the player. They both are equipped with different weapons and shooting pattern
  • added new firetraps that deal damage and knock back
  • added new scrap press trap in different variants
  • added new enemy that shoots slow but strong projectiles
  • added grenades as weapon for enemy turret
  • added moving platforms reworked the main menu into a dynamic background scene
  • added logo animation on game start
  • fixed the actor 'glide' bug when the actor was behaving like on ice
  • fixed a bug where the boss health bar was shown even after his death
  • fixed champions can no longer be killed by the incinerator
  • changed world generation: world is now 45000 pixels long for each first and second level
  • changed loot spawn tables: Slightly increased amount of circuits dropped.
  • Plasma and rocket launcher loot chance also raised a little
    a lot of bug fixes and tweaks

    We hope everyone will enjoy this new patch. As always, please feel free to leave us a comment or feedback here on steam. Or visit us on twitter or on our discord server.

    Have a great day!
    Team Binji
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February 14

Now 50% off on Brightlocker! // Development update



Botlike is now available on Brightlocker and starts with a special limited offer.
The first 500 supporters will get the game for 50 Gold, which is only about 5$.
You can even get some free gold, through special events and offers and spend even less on the game. So dont miss out on that chance.
How to get free gold on brightlocker.

„BrightLocker is the world’s first platform empowering developers to engage with their players for the life of a game, from idea to launch and beyond.„

But we have other interesting rewards planned for our supporters and subscribers. There will be special deals, digital content like wallpapers and exclusive streams with the developers.


Dev progress



On other news we all buckled down to get you the next big update as soon as we can. It will include the next big level, 5 new difficulty settings to adapt to your preferences and with the option to keep your current upgrades and play again on the next harder setting. And its going to be a really hard challenge to master all of them, we promise you that :)

It will take a few more weeks, but we are already excited about it and looking forward to present it to you.

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“...it works amazingly well, and I found myself unable to stop until the giant end-boss finally went down.”
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What is in the Supporter Edition?

The Supporter Edition is for those of you who want to support us a little more. By obtaining this Edition you are getting - like in the Deluxe Edition - the Base game and Original Soundtrack + the S.I.R. 9000 skin. Please note that the Price of the skin does not represent its real value - but is meant as an 'thank you' for Supporting us and help us making Botlike the most awesome robot killing fun out there.

About This Game



Botlike - loot and shoot your way through hordes of robots or die trying. Play as S.I.R. - a grumpy old warbot on his path to revenge. Use your ever-growing arsenal of weapons, upgrades and powerful items to defeat an evil and totalitarian robot league. Grab your top hat and let the rampage begin!



In this intense and fast-paced shoot 'em up with roguelike elements like permadeath and randomized levels, it's all about maximizing your killing game. Adapt to different situations and increasing difficulty by collecting different items and upgradable weapons. You will need to use every trick and advantage you've got: dash or double jump to overcome the pure number - and firepower! - of your enemies.

Features
  • Fast paced shoot 'em up action
  • Play as S.I.R., an eccentric and grumpy old warbot on his path to revenge
  • Explore randomized levels
  • Collect and upgrade an arsenal of deadly weapons
  • Tight controls and fluid gun play (Killing robot's like a Sir)
  • Find powerful items and combine them into super- or even monster items (Planed feature - Item merge will come with a future update)
  • Use your dash, double- and wall-jump to avoid getting killed
  • experience permadeath (you know you love the rage)
  • Epic boss battle
  • Kill 'em all!



Steam Achivements + Trading Cards
Please note that Botlike do not has Trading Cards or Achivements yet, but it WILL have them latest on

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 5750+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.3+
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750 Ti+
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.3+
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