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Gerty - Robots in Love
 
 
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jul 28, 2016 @ 3:56am
Sep 23, 2016 @ 9:12am

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Well this was a lovely surprise! :D
It's been a week!
Description
Release date: Fourth Quarter(ish), 2016
Hello, lovely robot!

Your parents want you to settle down and find a partner, or it's the scrapyard for you!

Oh boy!

Also: The evil GateKeepers are about to erase you and your entire planet from history.

Which seems like overkill, but hey, GateKeepers are like that, right?

So then; find love, save your planet! How hard could it be???

Play as Gerty, a young robot, in this monochrome sci-fi adventure across time and space that plays differently every time!

Solve puzzles and acquire objects through narrative choices made on your journey!

Each new adventure is generated from a pool of possible interactions, with over a million possible combinations, meaning that no two adventures will ever be the same.

Fly your rocket ship, looking for love and, ideally, a way to stop the evil GateKeepers from destroying your home planet...


FEATURES:

* A narrative based, and very silly, adventure game in time and space!

* Meet over 40 unique characters to interact with and maybe, just maybe, fall in love with!

* Land on strange new worlds! Defend your ship from attack by mean aliens! Discuss the compatibility of your peripherals with other robots!

* The Map is made up of randomly selected planets - every adventure can be different!

* Name your Gerty, and customise your reactions! Make your Gerty unique to you!

* An out of this world soundtrack composed entirely on a beloved ZX Spectrum 8bit computer for that authentic retro sound!

* A unique retro aesthetic that combines 2D and 3D elements!

* Start your adventure in black and white, and unlock new colour combinations as you play!

* Set in the Air Supply universe (and if that means something to you, then you get sheepyhugs!)

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GAMEPLAY:

Gerty - Robots in Love is a narrative based game, played mainly from the cockpit of your rocket ship, and designed to be experienced multiple times.

Items are procured through narrative choices, which in turn open up more interactions on your journey!

The procedural nature of the game means that you should never have the same experience twice when playing it.

*crosses fingers, toes and eyes it all works out ok*

It also means that there's a very good chance you will meet totally different characters to other players.

The main game bits and bobs are as follows:


THE MAP SCREEN:



At the start of your adventure, six planets are chosen at random and appear on your map screen. When you've selected your destination, you can warp to the planet.

Hurrah!

Though sometimes you'll be intercepted by mean UFOs...

Ba(aa)h!


COMBAT:



If you do happen to be intercepted by a UFO, don't panic! Some are just curious and even friendly. Most aren't though, just so you know...

Oh, ok then. Panic a little if you must!

Combat is a mini-game that relies on you clicking the 'HIT' buttons to shoot, and avoiding the 'MISS' buttons (which will cause an enemy to fire upon you).

Your ship handily comes equipped with powerful shields to protect you, and you can sometimes replenish these by scanning planets for the required energy cubes that will top up your defences!


PLANETARY LANDINGS:



According to some mothers, you can't hurry love. No, you'll just have to wait.

My Mother, on the other hand, insists (EVERY. DAY.) that the best way to find love is to go out and look for it.

So the bulk of the game will be spent visiting different planets and meeting new... people? Mostly. Some will be robots. Some will be aliens. Some will be something else.

They all have their own stories, quirks, and personalities. Progress depends on you figuring out how you can help them, or them help you!

However, each time you land on a planet, the GateKeepers' super-weapon, TimeKiller Base, moves closer to your home...


MEET THE MOTHERSHEEP:



Did your homeworld get destroyed? UFOs shot you down? Run out of tea?

No worries!

If fate has dealt you a bad hand (a likely story!), and you are defeated, all is not lost!

The Mothersheep stands ready to assist you!

Being the mum of all Quantum Sheep, The Mothersheep knows a little something about time travel!

But she already told you that next week...

The Mothersheep will usually offer you a nice cup of tea, and then take you back in time to the beginning of your adventure.

While most of the beings you'll have met will have forgotten you even exist, your ship's cargo bay is kitted out with a Paradox Lock. This means any items you've acquired on your adventure will remain in your possession, immune to the effects of time travel.


SKIP TO THE END...

If you've read all this, then I salute you! And thank you!

I'm not saying I know you or anything, but I think you might enjoy this game!

If you've not read this far then you won't see this. Unless you skipped ahead. In which case, you probably won't enjoy the game.

Sorry!

But if you did read all this, then please do consider voting for the game to be on Steam. It'd be lovely, and might allow me to make more tea.

And more games. Probably!

Thanks again for reading!

Toodles for now!

:D
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40 Comments
quantumsheep  [author] Aug 11, 2016 @ 10:02am 
Just a quick update for those not following the announcements.

The game got greenlit! YAY! \o/

Thank you for the kind words and support in the comments, and for spreading the word and voting! It's greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

There's a bit of a 'blackout' of stuff while I wait for my details to be verified by Valve, but soon as that's done I'll make a page for the game and we can chat amongst ourselves there! :)

Again, thanks for the support, and will hopefully have more news soon!

Cheers,

QS =D
quantumsheep  [author] Aug 7, 2016 @ 8:56am 
Thanks @1337geckoo - appreciate the support from the lizard contingent :)
1337geckoo Aug 6, 2016 @ 4:08pm 
Really good realisation - cool aesthetic. It seems to me really interesting. I wait more. Thumbs up ++
quantumsheep  [author] Aug 4, 2016 @ 5:17pm 
@immigrantsheep

Thank you my sheepy friend! :D
immigrantsheep Aug 4, 2016 @ 2:08pm 
Adorable! Can't wait to play it :D
quantumsheep  [author] Aug 4, 2016 @ 11:17am 
Thanks Silent Legends - it's doing its best to be :D
Silent Legends Aug 3, 2016 @ 5:28pm 
Fun game!
quantumsheep  [author] Aug 3, 2016 @ 4:25am 
Thanks @jwitzy and @PsychicParrot - you've made the game very shy.

So much so, that it's hiding behind my legs and cautiously peering out at you both!

Thanks for the kind words and votes! Much appreciated! :D
jwittzy Aug 2, 2016 @ 7:35pm 
This is so cute! :D