Rumu is the story of a sensible robotic vacuum who simply needs to be cherished.
Within the age of the good dwelling, indie video games are turning to clever home equipment for his or her subsequent hit. And so they could have discovered it.
Meet Rumu. Rumu is a brilliant robotic vacuum who simply needs to be cherished. However within the futuristic good dwelling the place Rumu lives, it is fairly clear one thing unusual or fairly terrible has gone down. The people are lacking, the in-home AI appears like she’s hiding one thing, and Rumu has to work out what is going on on.
Formally launched on the PAX AUS 2017 gaming convention in Melbourne, Australia, this week, Rumu is the debut recreation from Aussie indie studio Robotic Home, and it is a delight.
Equal components candy and unhappy, the sport has you rolling round the home as Rumu the robotic vac, fixing puzzles, interacting with different home equipment and interfacing with the home’s AI when you attempt to work out what occurred to your homeowners.
The studio confirmed an early prototype at PAX AUS, however with the title launching by the tip of the yr, Robotic Home undertaking lead Ally Mclean says the sport has come a great distance in constructing its narrative.
“We had plenty of discussions across the ethics and morality of expertise,” Mclean instructed Proinertech. “It’s totally impressed by conventional point-and-click adventures like [The Secret of] Monkey Island, however the best way you need to twist your mind round is to essentially take into consideration the way you interact with expertise on a day-to-day foundation.”
With puzzles that revolve round resetting passwords or proving you are not a robotic, Mclean says the sport takes on a regular basis technological duties and recontextualises them inside a “near-futuristic artificially clever home.”
The Wall-E-like robotic vac alone within the chilly and synthetic home is an effective match for an indie recreation, and a good way to inform a small story whereas exploring larger themes.
We checked out loads of video games on the PAX AUS present flooring, however we’re actually trying ahead to this one hitting Steam by the tip of 2017.
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