robot1The concept of a Robot Apocalypse isn’t anything new. It’s been done for decades, and we know exactly how it usually goes. Scientist makes super-intelligent AI in the years preceding the singularity, and the AI creates a robot army to kill the not-robot army. Allow variations for aliens with robots and crazy humans who make a bunch of robots. The great thing about video games, however, is that it’s a powerful media for redefining a genre, and once you hear about this campaign, you’ll find that The Robot Apocalypse is still worth a look. (That’s the name of the game. The Robot Apocalypse.)

The Robot Apocalypse is a free-to-play massively multiplayer hybrid of real-time strategy and tower defense that will have you stranded in the midst of – you guessed it – an apocalypse of the robotic nature. A comic book art style lends The Robot Apocalypse a very polished look, and the level of customization available for each of your 6 mobile units is incredible. It works a bit like managing your inventory in Diablo. You have a certain grid of space to fill with differently-sized items, and it’s up to you to choose parts, arrange them, and make your tanks all they can be, because if they’re not… Well, robot apocalypse.

robot2This free-to-play places fun above monetization, and allows you to join other players in a massive, persistent world full of robots and rival humans. Customizing your units looks easy to pick up, but deeply strategic, and… It’s a Facebook game? That’s right folks, The Robot Apocalypse is being developed to play right in your browser with Facebook.

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Nathaniel Liles
Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/.
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