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Sep 11, 2008 | 6:50 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged September 13, 2008
  • Daily 3rd Place September 12, 2008
  • Weekly 5th Place September 17, 2008

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Combining the puzzle-genre and basic programming logic, your job is to control a mini robot through the factory and light it all up. Quite quickly you will realize that basic forward logic isn't going to get the job done, and soon enough you will start thinking with functions and creating intricate bot commands to achieve the ultimate goal.




Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice game

I enjoyed this game with the spare time I had.

This however isn't exactly the best teaching material as some people may believe it to be. For one thing, it's good practice not to execute "extra" commands and stuff if you really have to. This game may or may not encourage that, but it's just a personalized high score. And another thing, as a good programmer, you should know very well what to expect of the program if you've done it correctly (and if you didn't, well, you learn). Make incentives to try to get the puzzle done in the first go. I know the last few statements may be a bit contradicting when it comes to testing code bit by bit, but this is a puzzle with simple elements really.

One last thing: I cried when I realized I couldn't do crazier things like recursions or loops because there's no such thing as escape conditions =(

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Some folks have a hard time getting into programming, because they can't understand the concept of sub-procedures/functions. If I was teaching a programming class, I'd make this game mandatory for the students. Very good work!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Super Original

Maybe there are other games like this out there, but this is the first time I've played one like this. Very intuitive, and the way you have to put the F1 and F2 to use make it extremely challenging at the end, especially because you run out of space to put commands!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

great game

it got too complicated for me about level 10, but a very nice puzzle game nonetheless. I liked the formula style of getting your little robot pal around. It gave a good sense of accomplishment when you figured it out. Great job.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

real nice game man

damn thats a good puzzle game you must have a big brain to do this!...