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The Great Wobo Escape
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Czech
Players: Single-player
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Oct 21, 2016 @ 11:29am
Nov 8, 2016 @ 1:38pm
Description
Release date: Q1/2017


ABOUT THE GAME
Main character in The Great Wobo Escape is a robot named Wobo. He is alone, unarmed, and escaping for freedom.

His only chance is to use the environment to his favor, hide in shadows and crush dieselpunk enemy robots. Stealth approach may quickly turn into fast-paced escape combined with creating diversion, causing chaos and avoiding tricky hazards.

Guide Wobo through 8 different levels using stealth, solving puzzles, and using his surroundings to avoid detection by the evil dieselpunk robot guards. Mini-games that require wit and action sequences calling for timing & precision provide a mix of gameplay that will keep you on your toes.



A rich story in an absorbing sci-fi world exploring a thin line between a machine and a living intelligence, where colony’s AI went rogue and exploits other robots for its own goals. The underlying yet subtle question is - How much intelligence must a robot have to deserve freedom?

Wobo comes from a new generation of robots. Unexpectedly he is also self-aware, intelligent AI. Starting with simple maintenance tasks and passing all operational tests, he gains the trust of its Overseer. This allows him to enter autonomous mode and soon after he discovers the truth about how robots are gradually ruined in harsh environment of the mining colony.


Wobo is unarmed. If guards find him, they will try to shut him down.

Having the choice of facing the same fate or saving himself, and hopefully other robots as well, he runs. Part of intelligence is also morality which brings interesting twists and turns not only in Wobo's story but also in fates of his friends.


An escape where lives are in stake won’t be easy. And it won’t be only about running, too. Action-filled parts of Wobo’s adventure come in many flavors – outrunning deadly enemies, being in pursuit by huge machinery or simply running through parts of levels full of traps and hazards. One bad step means instant death, any stumble may end as fall into the deeps.


Use imperfect sight and hearing of older models to your advantage.

Stealth approach is in the center of Wobo’s adventure, though. Usage of cover, moving silently, remaining unseen by patrolling guards and out of spotlights is often the key to continue. And when the surroundings are not in Wobo’s favor, he must create his way forward - turn off lights with a hidden power switch or move objects to create a safe passage.


The Great Wobo Escape is completely produced by our team - all models, textures, effects, animations, etc. are the result of our own work. This is also why we are confident to say that the game doesn’t look generic, rather quite the opposite.

The strict visual distinction between fragile but high-tech robots of the latest generations (like the main character Wobo and small auxiliary robots called Woblings) and their red colored dieselpunk wardens patrolling corridors also plays a big role. Take Wobo – an autonomous maintenance robot, whose white and shiny metal parts are in contrast to any ore mining, yet suitable for his role of smart, intelligent supervisor.

The style of robots, their equipment and underground mining station reminds the original animated covers of Perry Rhodan sci-fi books from 70s. Simple, mechanical and rough around edges. They are only capable to use brute force to stop or punish any unwanted behavior in the mine. Their crude metallic look reflects their simplified software and behavior – a weakness that can easily be exploited by a smart robot.


At the beginning, Wobo is just a simple maintenance unit. Until he learns about the colony's secrets.

Thanks to the power of PC we are finally able to bring additional effects that deepen the game's atmosphere and emphasize its visual style, e.g. Depth of field, Bloom, Antialiasing and realtime shadows (a standard feature for PC titles but something simply not possible on mobile devices). These come on top of Specular highlights and Color grading effects already present in Nvidia® version.

At the same time, we are making sure that the game will run smoothly on wide range of hardware configurations.



Approachable by young audience – no blood, just a comic mischief with a pinch of sabotage towards evil robots!

From the start, we have designed The Great Wobo Escape to be a game about a smart robot, not about a killing machine. So instead of shooting thousands of enemies he must confront environment and all its dangers. Player is rewarded by solving mini-games that require observation, a little bit of timing and planning moves. Moreover, we extend these principles outside of mini-games as well - especially into stealth sections. Areas with many robots are designed to be more easily overcome by using hideouts, stealth approach and patience, rather by a reckless run around.


Sabotage colony equipment to get rid of patrolling guards.

On the other hand, Wobo's intelligence is compensated by his fragility and direct confrontation is not recommended (and also fatal for Wobo).

The fun part of his escape is sabotaging and destroying the evil robots who get in his way. By applying force at the right time and in the right place, even these may become a pile of junk metal. Not counting the liters of oil the whole escape could be accomplished without leaking any fluids.



The Great Wobo Escape has been first published for NVIDIA® Shield console and Android devices, but tested, developed and intended as a PC game from the very first idea. Moreover, during the whole development, we have maintained the PC version as the primary version.

We would like to be fully open about it, although some people might seem the PC version of the game as a port of its mobile version. Rest assured this is not the case, nor it has ever been our intention.

Steam release will include support for mouse & keyboard, full controller support, high-resolution textures, additional graphic effects, and many advanced settings to tune every detail.

To get a taste of what the game is and how it plays, feel free to check out the premium Nvidia® version exclusive for Nvidia® SHIELD™, or the free version available for any Android device – smartphone, tablet or AndroidTV. Don’t worry, all enhancements mentioned above are coming to PC.

http://www.woboescape.com
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23 Comments
stemz0r Nov 4, 2016 @ 4:04pm 
ohhhh very cool!
Alda Games Oct 31, 2016 @ 3:10am 
YES !!
RigidCore Games Oct 30, 2016 @ 7:38am 
It's great to see more promising Slovak games. Good luck, guys :)
Leonard 5th Oct 30, 2016 @ 3:48am 
looking forward to this game, Wobo seems very nice - like a cross between WallE and a portal gun. :)
SimpleGhost Oct 29, 2016 @ 8:35am 
You have my support guys! :) We need more Czech and Slovak games !
AAAGAMES Oct 29, 2016 @ 7:10am 
Nice robot game
xavierdhjane Oct 27, 2016 @ 7:27am 
Adorablly plump robot. And excellent looking mechanics, let's see it! Upvoted
Plump4Trump Oct 24, 2016 @ 8:30pm 
OK good to hear this game isn't defending what we call Wobos here!
M8Lordz Oct 24, 2016 @ 4:07pm 
Got my Vote can't wait to try the game out .
gamifi.cc games  [author] Oct 24, 2016 @ 2:32pm 
Hello all and thanks for positive comments. Looking forward to all feedback!

@Plump4Trump - haha, didn't realized that, but Wobo is the good guy here :)