Niche Spotlight – Robo Instructus

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Today’s Spotlight is Robo Instructus, a programming-based puzzle game by Big AB Games.

You play as a salvage engineer sent on a mission to a distant, frozen planet. Your goal is to uncover the secrets of this forgotten world by exploring it with a salvage robot. Controlling the robot is based on writing a simple programming language.

Issue orders to your robot by programming it to accomplish tasks and solve puzzles. Unlock new commands that allow you to accomplish more complex tasks to tackle more difficult puzzles. You can check out the launch trailer above. There’s a free demo you can try as well.

Robo Instructus is available on Windows PC and Linux via Steam for $12.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Salvage Engineer, you have a new assignment on a distant world…

Robo Instructus is a puzzle game in which players manoeuvre a robot by issuing instructions via a simple programming language.

As players progress through the game they unlock new functions to overcome new puzzles, each of which can be solved in multiple ways. The more you master the robot, the more elegant and powerful your solutions will be.

Take the role of a Salvage Engineer sent across space. Use wits and tenacity to uncover the secrets of this isolated, frozen world.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.