Loved the game. It was very heartwarming :)
I ordered a cute child robot! (I don't like that term. I'm a household android.)
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
It's the future. You are a computer professional. You decide to customise and buy a childlike sentient android. Five years of service are included. After that, the android will be free to stay with you or move on. How you treat them will determine whether they stay and what sort of relationship may develop.
The player character and the android each have a choice of nonbinary, female, or male.
Some routes contain romantic content but not sexual or graphic content.
This took me about a year to make. I've played it hundreds of times if not thousands, and I had several beta testers (thank you!). I will probably release a few updates if problems are found, but I don't plan to make any major changes to the interface or story. Please let me know if you find bugs or any language errors! Note that spellings are in Canadian English.
Thanks for playing, human!
|Updated||1 day ago|
|Published||12 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Made with||Ren'Py, GIMP|
|Tags||Cute, friendship, nonbinary, parenting, renpy, Robots, Romance, Sci-fi, Singleplayer|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
Linux: Extract it. Run cuterobot.sh. You might have to start it from a terminal window.
Mac: Extract it and move the cuterobot file to your /Applications folder. Then run it from there.
Windows: Extract it and run cuterobot.exe.
Android: Download directly or copy it over USB. Use a file manager to install it and get past the "unknown developer" warnings. Note that there are two Android versions. The "armabi" version is for phones. The "x86_64" version is for tablets and emulators.
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I found this game very interesting and enjoyable. However, it almost felt, wrong playing it. After playing a few times, I decided to go the romantic route, not because I'm romantically interested in children, but because I wanted to find as many routes as possible. When I finished and the message about the website to visit if you're attracted to children came up, I felt almost dirty. I figured, whatever, I'm enjoying the game, I'm sure that's just for the people who are using the game for,,, different reasons. Then i played again, and the passphrase "I am virtuous" was used, and it connected, virtuous pedophiles, I am virtuous.
I dunno, you're very talented and have made a great, enjoyable game, but some of the options rubbed me the wrong way.
Ideally, there would be the same options, but with more education on what is and isn't okay. For example, the romantic route, instead of having the positive romantic ending, only the choice of a negative ending, where the android, having lots of knowledge on csa and pedophilia, decides to end the arrangement as soon as feelings are admitted. Or even a positive "romantic" ending where when feelings are admitted, the android uses their knowledge to explain that the arrangement will no longer work, and recommend therapists or websites to seek support (this is where you could put the website that is at the end of the current positive ending).
I dunno, i really enjoyed the game, but I think normalizing attraction to children and being in a relationship with children is not okay, even if they are just androids, well, this type of thing could attract a certain crowd, especially with the romantic endings.
Thank you for this game, I hope you make others in the future, just hopefully without the problematic options ;P
Oh and I forgot to mention how much I love the art in this, the idea of using craft materials to make it like a collage/school project looking thing is something very unique and cool that I have never seen before.
Thanks! It's something I came up with when figure out how to do more on my own, not being much of an artist.
Thank you for your thoughtful reply. This is probably the only game I'll make that is anything like this. It seems to me that everything that you think would be problematic would be okay if the character is not an actual child and does not think like a child.
Seriously? "You decide to customise and buy a childlike sentient android" "Some routes contain romantic content." This is disgusting.
Currently halfway through my third time playing it, I want to see how many different endings I can get. I have to say, as someone who's not used to videogames, this was really fun. The story is fun and endearing, the art is unique without compromising plot or playability and you can aim towards an ending without it feeling like a straight line.
10/10 Would Recommend.
Such a wonderful game! I really enjoyed the art style of it, did you make everything yourself? :o
The music and atmosphere in the game was very nice and I can't wait to finish the game :D
I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)
Thank you! I commissioned the character art and found public domain music and sound effects.
I will look into the Game Development World Championship.