FANBOTS

“FANBOTS” by Christopher Sacchi, CaptainD & Kastchey.

“A team of robots reaches the far planet of Koruuna to take over an abandoned Production Studio and revive their favourite show: ANDROIDS[.]”


Five robots travel to the desert planet Koruuna, but not to accomplish scientific tasks like measurements of the surface or terraformation or anything like that, no no: They want to shoot the last episode of their abandoned, but still deeply loved series “ANDROIDS”. To do so, each of them gets a special task, fitting each of their skills. The reticent robot Caps becomes the technician, the eloquent Guten-Borg the screenwriter, Hash-T4G takes the part of the editor and the bot called Director remains faithful to their name. But the smallest one of them – going by the name SM4-SH, but often just called Botty – doesn’t get one of the cool jobs. Instead, SM4-SH must help all the others out to get what they need.

Of course, you play as SM4-SH. Just like in all good old retro point’n’click adventures, each of the other characters has a little quest for you. Finding the script draft? Check. Helping out with odd frequences? Check. Getting towels? Double check. It’s all up to you to make the production a big success.

“FANBOTS” is an amazingly charming adventure, not just because of the great pixel art or all the small nerdy references to several science-fiction series like “Red Dwarf” or “Star Trek”, but especially because of the voice-over work. Each bot has their own voice and timbre, somewhat distorted, with a British accent and just well fitting, which makes all the dialogues much more fun. Well then, better get to work now, Botty!

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