Insane Robots - Playniac

Robot Pack 3 - http://playni.ac/ir-steam-dlc3


Robot Pack 4 - http://playni.ac/ir-steam-dlc4

We've just released two new DLCs, Robot Packs 3 and 4. Each pack unlocks 4 robots, playable in local, friends and online multiplayer modes plus (NEW!) single-player quick battles. Every robot has 20 spoken insults you can throw at your opponents in the heat of battle!

Note: If you own the Deluxe Edition or Season Pass, these will already be unlocked in your game.

Each pack is $2.99 on Steam, and you get the following new robots:

Robot Pack 3
Fazarb - Don't scratch the bodywork
Hydro - Jelly-brained genius with a sting
Tazac - Space faring janitor
Baron - Get ready to get explored

Robot Pack 4
Cazstore - Deep space probe with an alien fan base
F0-X1 - Will stare you out in the dark
CAM-0 - Deep cover operations specialist
Leon - Your destruction will be his masterpiece

Find their promos here:
http://playni.ac/ir-promo-dlc3
http://playni.ac/ir-promo-dlc4
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Insane Robots V1.0.9, out NOW, brings a load of new features, as well as improvements to the two awesome new difficulty modes released recently.

TRICKSY MODE increases the rate of progression and difficulty with faster unlocks, tougher AIs, higher health cost and more challenging hazards. You can switch it on or off at any time.



ROBO-SLAYER MODE is unlocked after the entire single-player campaign has been completed, and gives super-tough difficulty plus robots that are reset back to bare metal when they die. WARNING: No one has yet completed the game in this mode. We also carried out a major reworking and tuning of all enemy AIs to support the above modes.



Brand new local and friends multiplayer mode MAX THE CASH brings deeper strategy. It's all about getting the most in-battle cash via cash tokens, big attacks, overkill, and chains - so it's about more than just killing your opponent;



Mode select panel for local and friends multiplayer lets you pick between QUICK BATTLE or MAX THE CASH 2P modes. You'll see there are some more multiplayer modes coming soon;

A NEW robot select panel lets you play against AIs using any robots you have unlocked, including from DLC purchases, Season Pass, Deluxe Edition, multiplayer rank, friends battles, and 1P campaign progression;

A NEW lock icon on battle robot pedestals so you always know if your opponent has a locked slot, so if you missed them playing a lock token it's OK (community requested feature);

A NEW equipped item icon in shop's sell panel, so you know if you are selling an item you are currently using (community requested feature);

Online multiplayer robot unlocks are now easier as they occur at lower ranks: 3, 6, 9, etc., 29, 33

Online friends robot unlocks are now easier as they occur at lower friend counts: 1, 3, 5, 7

All this and more in Insane Robots V1.0.9!!!

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We are excited to announce that Insane Robots is an Official Selection at IndieCade 2018 and will be part of the fantastic Night Games taking place in Santa Monica, LA from 6 - 10pm on Oct 12th, 2018.

Come play Insane Robots and meet talented USC Games students Ahmad and Michelle, who are showing the game and will be able to tell you all about it!

Find out more here: http://playni.ac/ir-indiecade-ng
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We've added two challenging extra play modes to Insane Robots. Not only are they completely free, but to celebrate we are giving 20% off Insane Robots and Insane Robots Deluxe Edition in a WEEK LONG DEAL.

  • TRICKSY MODE increases the rate of progression and difficulty with faster unlocks, tougher AIs, higher health cost and more challenging hazards. You can switch it on or off at any time.

  • ROBO-SLAYER MODE is unlocked after the entire single-player campaign has been completed, and gives super-tough difficulty plus robots that are reset back to bare metal when they die. WARNING: No one has yet completed the game in this mode.

There is also a new Robo-Slayer achievement for players who complete the game in this mode.

Get Insane Robots and Insane Robots Deluxe Edition, including brand new TRICKSY MODE and ROBO-SLAYER MODE, for 20% off until Oct 1st!

This massive FREE update also includes:
  • Major reworking and tuning of all enemy AIs
  • New difficulty setting on the options menu
  • Pop up panel at start of game to pick between NORMAL and TRICKSY modes
  • Steam integration improvements
  • Bug fixes

Insane Robots - Playniac

Robot Pack 1 - http://playni.ac/ir-steam-dlc1


Robot Pack 2 - http://playni.ac/ir-steam-dlc2

We've just released two new DLCs, Robot Packs 1 and 2. Each one unlocks 4 robots, playable in local and online multiplayer modes. Every robot has 20 spoken insults you can throw at your opponents in the heat of battle!

The accompanying game update, V1.0.7, also includes some fixes, tuning, and new features. If you own the Insane Robots Deluxe Edition or Season Pass, the 8 robots will already be unlocked in your game. Go to the robot select panel to play them.

Each pack is $2.99 on Steam, and you get the following new robots:

Robot Pack 1
Veneron - You will be the next trophy on the wall
K3-DDP - Angry that you won't let it sleep
Mugsoy - Boss bot with an agenda
Zafarb - Repair-bot with a smile. Not that you'd know.

Robot Pack 2
Raakter - Caution! This robot is reversing.
DUM-E - Indestructible. Almost.
Myuuz - Meditative, mild-mannered and lethal
Trasztor - Something strange is leaking out - noooo!

Find their promos here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUOXiNzE-M8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWZOBr6w7xE
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With Insane Robots out for almost a month, we thought we'd round up some of the fantastic reviews we've had. There have been a load of 8/10, 910 and even 10/10 scores and reviewers have said some lovely things.

Here are the links for the reviews above, plus a few more we couldn't fit in!

"One of the best indie titles of this generation” - 10/10 - Windows Central
http://playni.ac/ir-article-windowscentral

“One of the closest things to perfect I've seen in quite some time” - 8/10 - Shack News
http://playni.ac/ir-article-shacknews2

“One of the most original card battle games in recent history” - 8/10 - FNGR GNS
http://playni.ac/ir-article-fngrgns

“Get right down to throwing rectangles at each other like the robot god intended” - PC Gamer
http://playni.ac/ir-article-pcgamer

“I’m massively impressed by the balance here” - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
http://playni.ac/ir-article-rps

“Vibrant and energetic." - 9/10 - Xbox Tavern
http://playni.ac/ir-article-xboxtavern

“A very fun pick-up-and-play title” - 8/10 - Gamereactor
http://playni.ac/ir-article-gamereactor

“Absolutely smashes the gameplay” - 8/10 - Gert Lush Gaming
http://playni.ac/ir-article-gert

“Tremendous fun.” - 8/10 - The Xbox Hub
http://playni.ac/ir-article-xboxhub2

“An insanely good game” - 8/10 - Blast Away
http://playni.ac/ir-article-blastaway

“A card game unlike any other” - 8/10 - Absolute Xbox
http://playni.ac/ir-article-absolutexbox

“Highly recommended.” - 8/10 - XBLA Fans
http://playni.ac/ir-article-xblafans

“A rare joy” - 8/10 - SquareXO
http://playni.ac/ir-article-squarexo

“A great experience, one you’d be insane to pass by.” - 9/10 - Xbox Addict
http://playni.ac/ir-article-xboxaddict

“Completely delicious.” - 8/10 - Canard PC
http://playni.ac/ir-article-canard

"Hits a sweet spot." - 8/10 - True Achievements
http://playni.ac/ir-article-trueachievements

Finally, we're aware of a couple of issues that reviewers (and you) have mentioned:

1) Loading time

Good news! We already addressed this in free update V1.0.6 and there is now a "fast loading" option in the settings menu that makes transitions between sections of the game go like lightning, giving you barely enough time to read the help tips.

2) Online 2P matchmaking wait time

I'm afraid there's not a lot we can do to address this until there are a lot more people playing online. With a 1v1 game, we would require players arriving in the lobby on average every 2 minutes to give only a 2 minute waiting time, however that would mean over 720 people a day trying to play. This is only a rough calculation, but you get the idea.

We have added a notification sound (an exhultation from the Spark) when an online 2P battle initiates, which will help if you are not looking at your screen.

The good news is, (1) you can play local 2-player, (2) you can play against Steam friends, and, finally, (3) we are hosting a series of multiplayer sessions every Thurs where you can play against the community and the developers! To find out more, look on Steam, Twitter (http://playni.ac/ir-twitter), and our Discord server (http://playni.ac/discord).
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The developers of Insane Robots will be online (and streaming to the Steam store page) from 7PM GMT / 2PM EST / 11AM PST on Thurs Aug 2.

Hop online in the game and come challenge us to a battle!

We'll be playing on several platforms, so even if you are on Xbox One or PS4, you should be able to battle us.

For live updates (and a chance to play our FREE Insane Robots Mini-Battles game), join the Discord server at http://playni.ac/discord
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I know it's not strictly Steam news, but I couldn't resist sharing this with you.

Insane Robots has just earned a Metatcritic score of 90/100 on Xbox One and become the number one (equal) rated game in New Releases, alongside NieR: Automata.

It's also the 12th (equal) rated game of all time on Xbox One, in a list that contains mainly AAA titles. This feels like quite an achievement for our quirky game of hacked card battling.

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We have just launched Insane Robots Mini-Battles for FREE on Discord! Simply join the server (invite below), go to one of the Mini-Battle channels and enter !N to start your game.

http://playni.ac/discord

Each round will last a week and you can play as many times as you like. We will award a free copy of Insane Robots on the platform of their choice to one lucky winner.

Full competition info including terms is in the pinned notes on the game's channels.
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We've been listening to some of your feedback in the Steam forums and on our Discord (http://playni.ac/discord). We've been hard at work today to bring some much requested features (and a couple of fixes) to Insane Robots for a first day update. So here goes!

We've:

* added volume controls! Just simple volume setting for music and sound effects in both options and pause menus.
* added a “fast load” mode, that fast skips loading screens if you don’t want to read the help info there; there's a new toggle button on the options and pause menus. The game will also automatically switch to fast load mode after a while (but this can be disabled in options).
* added arrows to tournament complete and quick battle complete panels to subtly signal how stars are earned.
* fixed the leaderboard paging and number of entries.
* stopped 0 scores being entered in the leaderboard
* corrected text errors in 2 stories.

Insane Robots V1.0.6 is out now. Enjoy the day one update!
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