Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a third person sword fighter where any part of your body can be sliced off. With your mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena.
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Mar 16, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re launching in Early Access to communicate the following: We’re still adding stuff to the game! Over the coming months we’re going to continue developing the story, adding new challenges, weapons/enemies/etc!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're looking to leave Early Access in early 2020, or whenever we feel the main awesome game modes and features we have in mind have been built, proven out with community play and stabilized.”

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

“By time of full release, we expect to complete the story, add co-op, more weapons, enemies, etc. The Early Access version will be continuously improved up until the full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Story Mode is a work in progress, currently comprised of 20+ levels spread over three chapters. More chapters to come!

Endless Mode provides a replayable experience of over 100 levels spread over 5 escalating tiers of difficulty. New levels, upgrades and enemies are continuously added to the game and surfaced here.

Challenges, Multiplayer Duels, Level Editor + Workshop support: & more game modes to come!

Alpha Stability: There may be bugs! Tell us and we’ll fix them!

Heavy iteration: Your favorite feature might get radically changed. Hopefully into something more awesome. Feedback welcome!”

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

“We may gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features, or raise the price on full release.”

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

“Extremely closely. Erik (Mr. Doborog himself) is often streaming game development, art integration and level design live on Twitch, and taking suggestions from viewers in chat. There is a giant duck in the game that’s all the Twitch chat's fault.

There’s a thriving Clone Drone community Discord chat server where players post their streams, clips, gifs, and chat with our (small) game team. We are also active in forum discussions and closely listen to ideas from community members.

We occasionally make experimental beta branches available for players, typically coinciding with Erik's Twitch development streams. (Note that these are less stable than the early access game, so necessitate backing up your data, etc.)

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July 2

Progress Update: Co-op, New Arena, Spider-tron and Twitch mode!



Happpppy Summerrrr! We've been hard at work on some fun new things for our next major update, so we figured now would be a good time to share some peeks at what's in store.

Co-op Endless Mode!

Co-op has been one of our most requested features since we added multiplayer support last year. Now that we've started building it, we get it -- it's really fun! For the past few weeks we've been working through the various parts of endless mode to make them multiplayer co-op compatible.



Co-op places you and a partner in the arena for some tag-team robot slicing. Clones are shared, and if you run out, your partner's last-ditch combat may be the only thing standing between glory and humiliating defeat.

Our initial "tests" are revealing Co-op is a great mode to play with a friend and jam on for a few hours. Yes... "tests"... (we may have become a bit addicted...)

Arena Makeover!

Gary has been applying his voxel skills to refresh the Arena!



Ooh... pretty!



The audience! What is this?



They're doing the SIN() wave!

Spider-tron Legs!

As part of upgrading spiders-tron to work well in multiplayer for Co-op, we're making their legs smarter! Gone are the days of spider-tron falling over at the slightest gust of wind.



What wonderful inverse kinematics!

Twitch Mode Update!

We <3 Twitch mode! It's been a while since our last major Twitch-related update, so this update we will be doing a refresh of Twitch mode and the Twitch Extension. If there's something you'd like to see in Twitch mode, now's a great time to let us know, too!

If you're a Twitch streamer and interested in trying out betas of the extension update, email us with your Twitch stream URL and we will get you hooked up to try the latest!

Streams and Experimental Branch

Did you know?! Doborog has been streaming co-op development daily! If you would like to follow along with the latest, check out the Twitch stream here: https://twitch.tv/doborog

On the stream page you can also find a link to access the latest experimental builds, which include progress on co-op and the new arena. (As the description notes -- these builds are under heavy development and will contain lots of bugs! So proceed with caution :D)

We're expecting to ship this update some time in August, and will share more on release as it's closer to complete.

Until next time!
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May 24

0.14.1 – Spears Everywhere!! & Death Cube 3.0



Holy cow, Chapter 4 was a big update!

Between the new enemies, mind transfer mechanic and spear / shield, we decided to put together a quick mini-release to add these elements throughout the game. (We also took this as an opportunity to do some extra bug fixing and optimization!)

Spears in Multiplayer & Last Bot Standing!

Spears and shields... over the network?!?! Yes!



The basic spear costs 1 upgrade point, which introduces many opportunities for interesting spear-combination builds.

All out of upgrade points? There is now also a Max Spear drop in Last Bot Standing!

New endless levels!! ...and Death Cube 3.0

This update adds a fresh batch of endless levels that feature the new enemies introduced in chapter 4. You'll find these levels are chock-full of spear and fleet command / analysis bots.



Look for these levels in Endless and Twitch modes (and in the workshop challenge below). Keep your head down!

Spears on Twitch!

We released an updated Twitch extension (0.0.7) with the new enemies from chapter 4.



We also:

  • Updated the Twitch extension's "Allow Access" hint to reflect Twitch's new layout
  • Updated the "Configuration" page with extra helpful getting started steps and support for Dark Mode
  • Enabled spawning kick bots on flame raptors from the extension, since we hear it is "the ultimate troll move"

Optimized lava!

No longer must you fear lava causing the game to grind to a jittery halt! (Now you can fear it just because it might set you on fire...)



Less Garbage Setting!

Not a fan of garbage? There is now a setting to limit the amount of robot garbage the game keeps around the level. This is especially useful for Twitch Mode, or other custom levels with tons of enemies.



Loading bars for Chapters 3 & 4!!

We decided Chapters 3 and 4 are levels so big, they deserve their own dedicated loading bars. Now you can cheer on your computer while the bar fills up!

Challenge Modifiers: Random Upgrades & Mind Transfers, & more!

You can now enable any of the following in your workshop challenges:

  • Mind Transfer mode
  • Random Upgrade mode
  • Greatswords for all
  • Armor for all



Set these in the Level Editor under Challenges -> Config! We are looking forward to seeing what folks make with these new modifiers!

Bonus: Random Upgrade Challenge 2.0!

To demonstrate the Random Upgrade modifier for Workshop Challenges, Doborog put together a Random Upgrade Challenge 2.0 workshop challenge that features new endless mode maps from this update (including Death Cube 3.0)!



Subscribe on the Steam Workshop and play the challenge it under Challenges -> Workshop!

We hope you enjoy this update, & up next: Co-op!!
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About This Game

CONGRATULATIONS HUMAN! 🤖




Apologies for the brief agony while we harvested your mind. But now your thought patterns are safely encased in this sleek, shiny robot!

With a laser sword.

SURVIVE AND PERHAPS YOU WILL EARN UPGRADES.


GOOD LUCK IN THE ARENA.


We hope you survive longer than the last contestant...



Oh, and the one before that...

Game Modes


1. Story Mode - One part epic tale of human defiance, another part laser swords.
2. Endless Mode - Challenge yourself to fight through 86 level variants spread across 5 difficulty tiers. Can you make it to 🏆TITANIUM🏆 ?
3. Twitch Mode - TWITCH PLAYS YOU. Your Twitch stream viewers earn coins, bet on your gameplay and spawn enemies to kill you (or give you ❤️s—if they really like you).
!spawn jetpack2 Kappa Kappa Kappa
4. Challenge Mode - Bow-only, hammer-only, can you still survive the arena?
5. Level Editor - Make custom levels and challenges and share them with other humans! Explore the rich Workshop library of awesome human-built levels!
6. Online Multiplayer Duels (1v1) - Head to head combat!
7. Last Bot Standing​ (2-15 players online) - a Battle-Royale-like game mode with short, 5-10 minute play sessions. Survive, and shower in the remains of your fellow robot competitors.

Features (in the game right now!)

  • Epic Voxel Dismemberment: In addition to looking cool, the ability to cut off body parts is central to the gameplay. Jumping on one leg is a common occurrence. Large enemies need to be cut down to size before a fatal blow can be delivered.
  • Sharp Sword Combat: Combat is fast and intense, putting great emphasis on movement, timing and positioning. You are never safe, as any blow can instantly kill or dismember.
  • Entertaining Commentary: With 7,421 spoken words, Commentatron and Analysis-Bot provide a running commentary of your performance and react to your activities.
  • Upgrade your robot: jetpack, bow, kicking, deflection, clones, giant hammers, FIRE 🔥🔥🔥.
  • Terrifying robotic enemies that actually get pretty hard! Sword robots, bow robots, Spidertron 5000, Spidertron 6000, gigantic hammer bots. So many things to dismember.

Alpha Limitations:


See Early Access description above.

Hone your sword skills now, before the rest of humanity gets its turn. JOIN THE HUMAN RESISTANCE!

Or don't! It's your future-robo-funeral... 😈

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Modern quad-core (AMD FX-Series or newer, Intel Core i5 or faster)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5770 or faster, nVidia GeForce GT 640 or faster
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X / macOS 10.8+ (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra)
    • Processor: 3rd gen core i5 or newer
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Radeon or GeForce graphics
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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