There’s a big secret at Dr. Hugo’s Factory for Making Robots. When the inventors aren’t looking, their tiny robots go on big adventures. They never expected to stumble onto a plot so diabolical it threatened their very existence. With lasers.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (97 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 22, 2010
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There’s a big secret at Dr. Hugo’s Factory for Making Robots. When the inventors aren’t looking, their tiny robots go on big adventures. They never expected to stumble onto a plot so diabolical it threatened their very existence. With lasers.

It all starts when Zander - possibly the world’s most absent-minded inventor - trips over a metal box buried outside the factory. When no-one can figure out how to open it, the robots sneak out and try it for themselves. What they discover is the first step to a grand adventure, leading to a mystery as old as the factory itself.

Join the robots as they outwit mischievous children, curious animals, and dysfunctional inventors in their quest to find the truth. Will the robots solve the mystery before it’s too late?

Find out by visiting Dr. Hugo’s factory yourself!

Key features:

  • Play as 5 different robots, each with their own abilities and quirky personalities
  • Help the bots work together as a team to solve puzzles
  • Bomb, burn, push and swim your way through 17 intricately designed levels
  • Explore the hidden secrets of a crazy robot factory
  • Unwittingly meddle in the humans’ lives

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Vista with DirectX 5 or above
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 Mb RAM
    • Graphics: Supports all DirectX-compatible video cards
    • DirectX®: 5 or above
    • Hard Drive: 900 Mb
    • Sound: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
This is a fun witty adventure that comfortably challenges your brain.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Short and fairly easy puzzle game, but its puzzles were actually logical and no horrible sticking points. It focused on cooperation between characters, and had a cute/silly story and cartoony look. Good choice if you like adventure games but get annoyed with harder or less logical ones. Definitely more a light snack than a meal though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
In beginning to seem like a good puzzle game, but in practice is a very short and boring game. The story behind the game is too simple and uninteresting, the gameplay is quite bad sometimes. The price of this game should be $1, anything over that is extremely expensive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The game seems cute, but the puzzles and story are simplistic. Great if you've got a little kid, otherwise it's a pass.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Cute. Simple. Fun.

Good to get from a bundle.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Below average puzzle game which I wish had more polish.

The game starts out great, art style is nice, characters are fun and the dialog leads you to believe that they're will be quite a bit of interaction with these characters. However, instead of a fun jurney, the developers decided to take the lazy route and force a very, very dumb and short story which ultimately ruined the game for me. It's short, way too short, like only 25% of what I expected to see. The sad part is that all the charm which got me to play the game was lost around the end. The dialogs went from funny to... oh my god they're serious with this and why the ♥♥♥♥ did the little robot "hero" had to talk? The voice they chose was horrible. I couldn't bare to listen any of his lines due to the way he talked.

Mechanically the game is ok-ish. Something which I found extremely annoying is that you can not cancel commands(really annoying during the toy house stage) and that you can't change between characters using the keyboard. I ran across 1 game breaking bug during the toy house stage where hero would get stuck on the stairs, meaning that you had to repeat everything(good thing the game has auto saves). And some visual bugs during the last few stages. They aren't anything big but I think they deserved a mention. The options menu is limited, no resolutions option is present or master volume scroll or any options for that matter.

Now let me say some good things about the game. The beginning is fun, you immediately begin to like the characters and want to get to know them better (sadly you don't get that chance). The robots have their own personalities which are also fun but they don't get enough attention. Only the main robot "hero" gets all of the attention and main interaction and that's such a missed opertunity. Having more levels with character interactions would've created a bond between the player and the characters which would've led to a very satisfying end because you have something to remember the game.
You're sadly just left with a forced love triangle which you're barely given enough time to give a crap about.
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I was supposed to talk about the good things about the game but all of the charm ended up with a bitter taste and there's no point talking about mechanics because there's no physics involved or anything. It feels like a 1994-2003 indie title.

The only good thing I can say about the game is that young children may enjoy it, just make sure to keep lighters away from them in case they get any wrong impressions from Kelvin.

3.5/10 from me.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Puzzle aren't real puzzle,
Annoying
Too kiddish for a 17 yrs old (personnaly)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I can see why this is their only game on Steam.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Imagine if Tim Buckley made a sequel to Freddi Fish, but was somehow less than the sum of its parts
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I got this game form a HumbleBundle, so no major complaints. This should not be an E rated game, it should be KO rated for kids only. The acting is not even remotely good for an adult audience. This should be marketed to kids. They should, if they haven't, turn this into an application for the kids tablets and the Kindle. With this being said, it is worth having in your library for when a couple of young kids come over to your house. Other than that, I would pass. I wouldn't dismiss another game from these guys though. They should make one geared for adults, maybe with some logic thrown into it. I liked the simple animation in this game, I just wish that I would have been warned that it was a kids game. Also, there is no plot until the very end, which I do not particularly mind.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This is the best game i have ever played 10/10 best ever.
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I was not expecting to like this game as much as i did! The game is short (max 3 hours), the puzzles are pretty basic but the plot and character dialogue actually had me chuckling a fair few times during the course of this game. I got this as part of a bundle, so didn't pay the £3.49 for this game (which i think is a little steep considering the length).
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5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Although flawed, Puzzle Bots is a very enjoyable game that every adventure game afficionado should try.

It's easy to be deterred by the game's shortcomings. It's a short game, and if you know what you're doing, you can finish it in just a few hours. The graphics and animation, while charming, are underwhelming. The story is almost entirely back-loaded, leaving you wondering what Dr. Hugo is thinking for almost the whole game, and introducing important characters and plot elements only at the very end, causing all but the most alert players to need to play through it again in order to understand the whole story.

However, another playthrough is not something you're going to mind. The gameplay is easy to get into, and should be instantly familiar to anyone who enjoys the classic Lucasarts and Sierra adventure games. The characters are memorable and likable, and their dialogue is hilarious. The puzzles are, for the most part, both logical and whimsical. Each level has a different feel to it, and you're likely to want to save at the beginning of one or two just to have the satisfaction of playing through them all over again.

Is Puzzle Bots perfect? No, but it is fun, and worth your money and time.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Beautiful!
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Why do I have this game?
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I picked this game up in an old humble bundle and to be honest with you it was one of those games that just sit in my library for forever until I get bored one day and decide to see if it is any good.

I enjoyed this game, its def a silly puzzle game and seems more of a game for little kids than an adult, but I still got stuck on certain parts of it.

Idk about paying 5 bucks for the game I would suggest something more like 1-2 dollars if you can snag it when it's on sale. I had some fun hours playing it

overall I give the game a 5 robots named hero, bombchell, ultrabot, ibi, and kelvin out of 5 weird ♥♥♥ scientists
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Puzzle bots is a short little puzzle game that will take you between and a half and hours to finish, depending on your puzzle solving skills.
It's a light bite, that you can finish in an afternoon, but it's quite quite and funny.
I personally got it in an indie bundle, and didn't get around to playing it untill just now, and I'm glad I did, though €4.49 seems a bit much in my opinion, you might want to pick it up in a sale, as it's a perfect intro into the puzzle genre.
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Cheesy point-and-click with no real options. The game wants to play itself, it just waits for you to click the oversimple puzzles in the right order.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Well that was a cute game. Basic point and click adventure game with a 'Scooby Doo' esque story. Mildly entertaining and about 2 hours long.

The puzzles dont get to complex so its a pretty laid back playthrough. Depending on the price you should grab it.
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5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Its a awesome game duh!
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