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File size: 5.6 MB
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Graphics: 320x240, 8-bit (256 col)
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1 Mar 2006
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About this game

Winner of the first OROW competition, this game was created in 1 week and is set in 1 room. A scientist looses his robot down a hole in the floor and must get it back using the environment around him.

Download the mirror link for the no sound version, smaller download 1.14 meg

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2006

Nominated, Best Short Game 2006

AGS Panel Review

"OROW games have a tendency to either shine or be unfinished, poorly designed joke games. Automation stands out as a polished play experience with pleasing graphics and interesting puzzles; this is more impressive when you realize that the game was made in only a week."

21 people commented on this game (newest first):

Excellent short game, love the ending.
2013-06-25 12:47:32 by elegantmechanic
A pleasure to play, nice one Eric!
2012-09-13 13:39:37 by m0ds
For something that's been done in a week, it's incredibly good. The graphics are beautiful, the animation is great and the story and puzzles are simple enough to be enjoyable and create a believable experience.
Well done !
2010-04-08 23:47:24 by Narushima
A fine game to play, the atmosphere is appropiate and the plot is original, good work.
2009-02-08 21:52:06 by spanish_roboteer
I can't believe you made this game in only one week. Brilliant work! Really fun trying to move the robot towards its goal and trying to figure out what to do next. I also like how you can use your feet to solve puzzles, unusual.
2009-01-25 13:01:27 by Andy
The interface, atmosphere and dialog were all very well done. It was solid for only being one room, and the length felt just right for what was being done in the game. My only complaint was that it was difficult to find the weak floor towards the end as I didn't see anything indicating its weakness. All around I enjoyed the time spent on it.
2008-05-19 20:06:03 by Dharma_and_Greg#1fan
The puzzles made sense and the graphics were pretty cool in a retro sense, my only complaints would be concerning a couple really small hotspots you have to pixel hunt for.. maybe a larger cursor would help... I dunno.
2007-10-08 21:05:47 by uvaagsfan
Kinda hard. Some nice ideas. It was ok.
2007-09-26 00:02:01 by Optimus
This is great artwork dude and I liked the puzzles
2007-02-07 08:31:27 by desimaui
Very enjoyable little game! Thank you.
2006-12-17 23:53:46 by Mikko
A bit too easy, but it doesn't matter, this game is very good. Beautiful background, great music.

There's only one thing, I really dislike :
The noise of the robot's steps, quite annoying.
2006-08-24 12:43:31 by Darkshine
This is the first game I've ever played that IS it's own sequel! Great work.
2006-07-07 12:29:50 by big brother
Great little game, especially since it was an OROW. The animations were very well done as well.
2006-07-03 10:17:17 by Eugene (eugene)
Very fun game! very short, but the level of detail was amazing and it reminded me a little bit of Flashback.
2006-06-27 11:23:43 by SonarKhemist (raddicks)
Brilliant game! Must make more ....
2006-05-27 07:20:08 by calacver
Nice game. What did you make the graphics for it in, they are quite good? I loved the fact that, as jkohen stated, the Player controls the robot indirectly, which was actually quite fun. Overall, this was a rather enjoyable game and I think you should make more like it.

2006-05-26 13:30:55 by Tom (Kingtom0001)
I loved this little game, So much work put in to it even for a OROW game. The thing that stands out for me is the attention to detail in the simplest of things, that the average player will overlook.
2006-05-18 17:14:22 by Necro
Very, very great game ! I enjoyed it a lot ! The gameplay is nice, it's original, congratulations !
2006-05-12 05:57:17 by Marion
This game is AWESOME!
I enjoyed this game ALOT!

Really GOOD work!
2006-03-08 09:14:08 by Peder Johnsen (Reven)
Nice comment on modern society's reliance on technology, and also how unqualified personel are given tasks over their capacity.

Yeah, I'm making all that up, but the game is interesting in the way you control the robot indirectly.
2006-03-01 21:15:49 by jkohen
A brilliant little game!
2006-02-28 18:25:39 by buloght (scourge)
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