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System Failure
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 24, 2014 @ 4:31am
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:58pm
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New art and Watchstalker teaser video
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System Failure is an action-adventure platformer in which players take control of robotic lab assistant Tech. Created by the esteemed roboticist, Maria Day, Tech resides within the Automata Institute where he aids in the construction of the machines which shape the future.

After a vicious attack on the laboratory, Tech finds himself trapped in the subterranean ruins of his creator's former robotics facility. Unarmed and stranded in an unfamiliar world, Tech must navigate the dilapidated remains of Old Automata to find his way back to the surface.

  • Explore a vast mechanical world! Traverse through multiple, diverse facilities with unique obstacles and challenges.
  • Unarmed, but not helpless! Dismantle foes to even the playing field. Use their technology as your own and discover new ways to navigate hostile environments.
  • Get equipped! Test your metal against a slew of powerful bosses and augment your abilities.
  • The lore deepens! Uncover the history behind the Automata Institute through collectable logs and memoirs.


System Failure began development in 2012 and is the result of the passion of over a dozen hard-working volunteers and students. Our primary goal is to generate community interest along with successfully obtaining the funding to finish development and support our staff.

Check back with us for project updates and announcements regarding our upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

OUR TEAM | r2wGames
  • Creative Director: Ken Link
  • Programmers: Ricardo Amaya, Alex Simmons
  • Artists: Dayana ♥♥♥♥♥, Nicole Hundley, Maddy Campbell, Joe Gargan
  • Modelers: Rob Carlson, Ivan Lopez, Chris Tucker
  • Animators: Ivan Lopez, Rob Carlson, Alex Simmons
  • Texture Artist: Rayvn Manuel, Chris Tucker
  • Level Designer: Alex Simmons
  • Writer: Sarah Bergsten
  • Voice Talent: Victoria Stam
  • Music: Teddy Breihan
  • Marketing: Donna Barney, Anthony Gerber
  • Social Network Manager: Guy Ulm
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Nova Jan 24, 2017 @ 1:07pm 
Anything regarding progress or has the project been cancelled?
r2wgames  [author] Aug 8, 2015 @ 12:58am 
Hi illogical. This project is on hold for the moment. We are seeking additional resources to help us move forward with the game. We are in the process of launching a mobile game and will launch our kickstarter campaign this weekend (9 Aug 2015), Please check back early next year - we will begin production on System Failure at that time.
Illogical Apr 1, 2015 @ 12:24pm 
Any news about progress?
Meme Miser  [author] May 27, 2014 @ 8:45pm 
@HipsterManGaming: We've got a lot of cool story elements already in place and I think you'll really enjoy it. Even though our cast is, like, 90% robots, we've still taken the time to give a lot of personality and character to all of them. I'd love to say more, but we'll have to save that for another day!
angry pepe May 27, 2014 @ 3:40am 
Looks like a super enjoyable game. I really hope that this game does have some heart and soul in the story and characters. Sort of in the way of Thomas Was Alone.
A Pacifist May 24, 2014 @ 5:57pm 
wow...that trailer was... how do i out it? AMAZING!
sotomolo May 24, 2014 @ 9:58am 
This sounds like the kind of game I could really get into. Can't wait for it to be finished.
Flareon May 24, 2014 @ 9:53am 
Sounds like a cool concept, can't wait to see where this goes, and how the final product ends up!