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Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 9, 2014 @ 4:24am
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CANARI Coming to Early Access
PixelBot CANARI Demo Live!
The year is 2113. With all of Earth's natural resources gone, humankind has prevailed and taken to the stars. CANARI (Cybernetic Aerospace Navigation and Reclamation Intelligence) Corporation's Astrobots seek out distant planets and dangerous asteroids searching for precious minerals, paving the way for human mining colonies.

In CANARI you play as Lumin, a worker robot, who has always admired the CANARI Astrobots and their wild adventures in space travel. After deciding that he's more than what he was engineered to be, Lumin stows away in a ship in pursuit of his dreams. After crash landing on an alien planet he's forced to beat the odds against him as he tries to find his way back home. Mutated bioluminescent creatures, harsh environments, and a labyrinth of dark caverns block his way home. Can Lumin use his light to descend the darkness and ward off the enemy? Can he extract enough energy to power his journey home?

CANARI (pronounced like the yellow bird) is a top down, dual stick action "herder" built in the Unity3D engine that thrusts players into darkness on an alien planet overrun with mutated killer insects. Players must harvest energy to upgrade equipment and technology to escape the planet without being destroyed. CANARI's unique game play revolves around harnessing the power of your light source that enemies react to. Focus your light to herd enemies into pits or seal them in containment fields and extract their energy crystals. Some species are important for your survival, while others just want you dead. The challenge, is sorting out the energy rich bugs from the deadly.

CANARI features a rich story line that intermixes with procedurally-generated and hand crafted levels. This won't be an easy quest. Players control their ability to respawn based on how much energy they manage to extract and how much they use up. Don't take the time to find those precious crystals, you just might not make it back to your ship.

If CANARI sounds like a game you'd like to play, give us an up vote!
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Aug 13, 2014 @ 5:52pm
May 16, 2014 @ 4:53pm
Explanation of Permadeath
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mrshilamma Aug 13, 2014 @ 5:56pm 
I won't be at the conference this week! :( No sneakpeek play for me. Do you guys have a voice actor yet?
Gobby Aug 8, 2014 @ 9:50am 
hi looks good
it is great looking godd luck :D
CraigItsFriday  [author] Aug 8, 2014 @ 4:48am 
@RKazumi, we are still working on some final bits and pieces. Our first build should be available end of Aug/ early Sept. If you want to be a tester, you can follow this link and sign up to our mailing list:
RKazumi Aug 8, 2014 @ 12:59am 
How do you download it? Would love to try it out!
Gobby Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:10pm 
looks good
Sworn May 31, 2014 @ 5:52pm 
This looks really fun and just what I look for in a game! If you need help with anything let me know. I also enjoy testing very much!
PigS May 20, 2014 @ 4:34am 
looks so good!
Caic May 13, 2014 @ 4:37pm 
Very good.
BetmAN*_* May 12, 2014 @ 11:42am 
50 mL of Joy May 11, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
Dayum, one look at the Art and I was intrigued. The fact that it seems to mesh Puzzles and tactical action is vaguely Zelda / Portal / Starcraft / Lemmings RPG ish and I like that too.